John M. Lafferty of Holmes Beach wins this week’s Top Notch judging with an image of Aces diving for a football in an island pool. Lafferty wins an Islander “More Than a Mullet Wrapper” T-shirt and entry in the newspaper’s grand-prize Top Notch contest.
Barry Gould, 61, of Holmes Beach, died July 12. He was born in in Limerick, Maine, the son of the late Roscoe and Doris Benson Gould.
He was married Aug. 27, 1988, to Dantia.
Mr. Gould was originally from Maine, and spent many years working in the cable television industry in New England prior to joining QV Publishing of Hartsdale, N.Y. The company eventually became Gould Media and he and wife Dantia ran that business together for 15 years before selling the company in 2002.
He began a second career in 2002 in Holmes Beach when he joined Island Vacation Properties. He was associated with IVP for more than a decade in both sales and property management.
Mr. Gould was active in community affairs and fundraising. He was a past president and current board member of the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island. He also held board positions with the Anna Maria Concert Chorus and Orchestra.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Friends are welcome to join the family at a reception following the service at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Arrangements are by Brown & Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bradenton.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Dantia; children Olivia G. and husband Gregg Merithew of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Timothy and wife Deirdre of Cocalalla, Idaho; grandchildren Gabriel, Oliver, Laura, Aiden, and Ian; also grandfather to Ryan, Charlie Tegan, Abby, Colin, Coutrney and Henri; sisters Sandra Berry, Sharon Corwin and Kathleen Searles, all of Bradenton; extended families of Tom and Kathryn Quirk of Newton, Mass., Timothy Quirk and Donna Peterson of Oakland, Calif; and Christopher and Susan Quirk of Newtown, Conn.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Toshia Lee-Ann Hasse, 28, of Pensacola, died July 3. She had been a long-time resident of Holmes Beach and Bradenton. She was born Oct. 3, 1984.
Ms. Hasse graduated from Manatee High School and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of West Florida. She taught and danced for Allison Norton’s Dance Theatre of Bradenton and Allison’s Dance Centre of Bradenton.
She was a ballerina, “now our angel, dancing in heaven,” according to her sister Tanya. “She will be forever loved.”
A private service was held July 13. A celebration of life for family and friends will be planned at a future date. Memorial donations for Ms. Hasse’s 29-month-old son’s college fund may be made at any Suntrust Bank, with a notation for account No. 1000142923910. For more information, contact Tanya Hasse at email@example.com.
Ms. Hasse is survived by her son, Braylen; mother Donna Hasse-Elmore of Tennessee; father Timothy Sr. of Pennsylvania; sister Tanya of Holmes Beach; brothers Tim of Fort Lauderdale and Tyler of Jacksonville; grandparents Fred and Karen Zimmerman of Holmes Beach; and many extended family members and friends.
A little floundering never hurt anyone
Flounder are the highlight catch this week, and rock piles or reefs you come across in the area are holding these tasty flat fish. Simply anchor up around the structure of your choice and fish the sandy areas around that structure.
Try live shiners, pinfish or grunts as an offering for bait. For rigging, I like to use a fish-finder rig, which consists of an egg sinker, swivel, 18 inches of fluorocarbon leader and a circle hook. On my recent charters, clients were reeling up flounder exceeding 22 inches in length, which is no joke for anyone who knows anything about flounder in our area.
To prepare these fish, I like to cut the fillets into nuggets, add salt and pepper, drop the nuggets in some egg wash and, finally, some panko bread crumbs. Set your pan on medium flame with a generous amount of oil and cook the nuggets on both sides until golden brown. Once cooled a little, tartar sauce and lemon will complete your flounder fish fry — and, of course, a cold beer.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing the backcountry waters of Sarasota Bay with good results on redfish and catch-and-release snook. Shallow-water flats are producing a good bite for reds and big trout. For bait, Girle is using live shiners either free-lined or under a cork. To find the snook, Girle is working the mangrove edges adjacent to grass flats with sandy potholes. Again, live shiners are the bait of choice.
Moving offshore, Girle is putting clients on keeper-size gag grouper and mangrove snapper in water depths ranging from 40-60 feet. Fresh-cut shiners are the bait of choice and are resulting in gags up to 20 inches, as well as 18-inch mangrove snapper. Expect to catch doormat flounder in the same areas.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing Spanish mackerel being caught during high tides. Small white crappie jigs or Clark spoons are getting the bite. Most macks being caught are just at the keeper-size of 12 inches to the fork, so make sure you measure your fish.
Mangrove snapper are making a showing at the pier. Try using the small hatch bait around the pier to entice these tasty little snapper to bite. A light fluorocarbon leader and a small live bait hook are necessary if you plan to catch enough snapper for dinner.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says bottom fishing has been productive at the pier. Pier fishers dropping live shrimp under and around the pier are hooking up with black drum, flounder and mangrove snapper with good results. Remember to use a light fluorocarbon leader, especially when targeting snapper. Just add a small live bait hook and a split shot and you’re ready to fish.
Other catches at the pier include catch-and-release snook and Spanish mackerel. For the snook, try dropping a hand-sized pinfish or a large live shiner under the pier deck to get a bite. Stout gear is recommended when targeting these snook, both due to their size and you may catch a 20-inch fish or you may catch one exceeding 40 inches.
Finally, just before giving his fishing report, Malfese was assisting a pier fisher in landing an 8-foot nurse shark. They were able to successfully land the shark in the shallows by the foot of the pier, revive it and release it.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is fishing offshore with good results. On a recent expedition with Capt. Mac Gregory and fellow IDT worker Johnny Mattay, Keyes managed to reel up a variety of reef species.
By using shiners, pinfish and sardines for bait, Keyes is reeling up keeper gag grouper, as well as red grouper. Capt. Gregory is anchoring over reefs and ledges to locate the fish and them dropping down live bait offerings to hook up.
Along with grouper, the boys are catching 20-pound kingfish, as well as respectable-sized mangrove snapper. Again, the bites are occurring on live shiners and sardines.
To add a variety, Mattay was able to hook up with a 10-foot tiger shark, which got everyone on the boat excited. After three times getting the fish to the boat, they were finally able to cut the line and release the fish.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is fishing offshore for mangrove snapper and gag grouper. His clients are bottom fishing with live shiners to get these tasty fish to bite. In the same areas, Gross is helping his clients hook up flounder, scamp and plenty of Key West grunts.
Moving inshore, Gross is targeting redfish on the shallow flats of southern Tampa Bay. To hone in on these wary fish, Gross is baiting small pinfish under a popping cork, and catching keeper-size catch-and-release snook in these same areas.
Spotted seatrout are on the agenda for Gross. By moving to slightly deeper grass flats with good water flow, Gross is putting anglers on slot and over-slot fish on live shiners.
Send fishing reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
107 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,880 sfla / 4,740 sfur 5bed/3bath/2car home built in 1971 on a 50×110 lot was sold 06/14/13, Gilbertson to Cotter for $780,000; list $825,000.
652 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 3.050 sfla / 4,368 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car pool home with dock built in 1968 on a 145×125 lot was sold 06/10/13, Hookom to Chlebek for $685,000; list $764,000.
507 77th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,164 sfla / 2,662 sfur 4bed/3bath/1car canalfront pool home built in 1961 on a 90×100 lot was sold 06/17/13, Campisi to Wilcox for $575,000; list $599,000.
11 Palm Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,743 sfla / 4,085 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1995 on a 80×100 lot was sold 06/12/13, Bode to Lubore for $519,011.
1007 Gulf Drive N., Unit 202, Summer Sands, Bradenton Beach, a 1,259 sfla / 1,349 sfur 2bed/2½bath Gulfview condo with shared pool built in 1982 was sold 06/11/13, McMillan to Myers for $472,500.
601 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, a 1,656 sfla 4bed/3bath/1car duplex built in 1971 on a 50×100 lot was sold 06/06/13, Kissick to Keitel for $463,000; list $495,000.
129 52st St., Holmes Beach, a 2,047 sfla / 3,529 sfur 4bed/2bath home built in 1990 on a 100×100 lot was sold 06/17/13, Kratz to Preston for $425,000.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Unit 52, North Beach Village, a 1,536 sfla / 2,105 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car condo with shared pool built in 1992 was sold 06/14/13, Graumann to Hennessey for $399,000; list $399,000.
208 Haverkos Ct., Holmes Beach, a 2,181 sfla / 2,626 sfur 3bed/2½bath/1car home built in 1954 on a 65×98 lot was sold 06/14/13, Ackerman to Mason for $395,000; list $429,000.
710 Rose St., Holmes Beach, a 1,564 sfla / 1,656 sfur 3bed/2bath half duplex built in 1971 on a 50×76 lot was sold 06/10/13, Smith to Willcock for $370,000; list $399,000.
709 Fern St., Anna Maria, a 609 sfla / 908 sfur 1bed/1bath/1car home built in 1952 on a 50×100 lot was sold 06/11/13, Pfaller to Sparks for $370,000.
4255 Gulf Drive, Unit 111, Island Village, Holmes Beach, a 1,536 sfla / 1,788 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1981 was sold 06/18/13, Kallinger to Heeg for $320,000.
214 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant 54×143 lot was sold 06/14/13, Island Savvy Ventures LLC to Anna Maria Ventures LLC for $315,000.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Unit 127, Westbay Cove, Holmes Beach, a 1,222 sfla / 1,578 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1977 was sold 06/20/13, Knoble to Demao for $242,500; list $255,000.
703 Gulf Drive S., Unit 3, Sunset Landings, Bradenton Beach, a 1,050 sfla 2bed/2½bath Gulfview condo built in 1984 was sold 06/27/13, Star International Inc. to Hodosi for $230,000; list $299,000.
522 Pine Ave., Unit 5A, Bayou, Anna Maria, an 822 sfla 2bed/1bath condo built in 1973 was sold 06/13/13, Taylor to Decosmo for $215,000; list $230,000.
2601 Gulf Drive N., Unit 632, Sandpiper Co-op, Bradenton Beach, a 1,120 sfla mobile home with share built in 2005 was sold 06/12/13, Miller to Dietrick for $207,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
Developer Carlos Beruff points to an area of submerged lands on the plans for his proposed Long Bar Pointe project on Sarasota Bay at the July 11 Cortez meeting called by a newly formed opposition group, Save our Bay. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
• July 4, 10002 Gulf Drive, Bortell’s Lounge, trespass warning. An unruly customer was refusing to pay his bill. As he was attempting to leave without paying, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived and the man went back inside to pay his tab. The man was trespassed and warned not to return or face arrest.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• July 8, 800 Broadway St., Longboat Key, domestic battery. Police responded to a call of a man striking and hitting a woman on a boat anchored in Sarasota Bay near Longboat Key. Upon arrival, the officer heard the woman yelling for help. After arranging for transport to the vessel, police made contact with a 28-year-old Bradenton Beach man. The couple denied a physical altercation, but they were taken to the shore, where two witnesses identified the suspect as having hit and choked the woman. He was arrested and taken to the Manatee County jail.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
• July 7, 5346 Gulf Drive, Hurricane Hank’s Bar and Grill, obtaining food with intent to defraud. A 31-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested after tallying an $88 bill for food and beverages and leaving without paying. According to the report, the man left the bar, at which time the waitress yelled for him not to leave without paying. The suspect ran across the street, but a pursuing patron detained the man until police arrived. The suspect told police he intended on paying the money he owed at a later date, but did not have any money to pay his bill at the time.
• July 8, 5100 block of 38th Avenue West, Bradenton, battery. An 18-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested for misdemeanor battery after going to another man’s house to start a fight. The intended victim was inside, but the Holmes Beach man and another suspect began fighting with the intended victim’s father and a friend outside the home. The intended victim heard the commotion and, after seeing his father and friend being beat up, grabbed a knife and stabbed one of the aggressors. The Holmes Beach man and his friends fled the scene, but were stopped later by law enforcement and arrested.
• June 23, 8200 block of Marina Drive, burglary. The complainant was preparing a house for a renter when she discovered a TV valued at $1,000 was missing. Police found a couple of different attempts to enter the home and determined one of the doors had been successfully pried open.
• June 27, 400 block of 72nd Street, vehicle burglary. A man and woman were visiting when they heard the woman’s car alarm activate. They went outside and found the man’s vehicle had been entered and ransacked, but nothing was missing. The woman’s vehicle door was ajar, but did not appeared to be entered. Police believe the suspect fled when the alarm activated.
• June 27, 200 block 67th Street, theft. A man reported a rented bicycle valued at $75 was stolen from in front of his apartment.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
AMICC’s kids kick off ‘cool’ indoor soccer season
The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s summer indoor soccer season kicked off July 10 with games played in the cool, air-conditioned gym in the youth divisions for ages 5-7, 8-10 and 11-13.
The ball got going with a 7-2 victory for LPAC over Air & Energy behind a game-high 4 goals from Ryan Joseph. Chris Snyder added a pair of goals for LPAC, while Joshy Calhoun added 1 goal in the victory.
Will Batey and Sam Bowers each scored 1 goal to lead Air & Energy in the loss.
The game of the night came in the 11-13 division when Island Dental Spa recorded an exciting 9-7 victory over LPAC. Three minutes into the match, Dylan Joseph found himself in front of the LPAC goal and shot, but LPAC goalie James Richards somehow made the save to keep the game scoreless. That didn’t last, as less than a minute later, Ben Buglass received a pass from Brooke Capparelli to score, giving Island Dental Spa a 1-0 lead. Buglass notched another goal two minutes later to up IDS’s lead to 2-0.
LPAC got on the scoreboard at the 12:25 mark of the first half when Luke Greaves was called for a slide tackle, allowing LPAC a free kick. Tyler Pearson finished off the free kick to halve the score.
LPAC gave the goal right back when the free kick was picked off in front of the goal by Capparelli, giving Island Dental Spa a 3-1 lead. Two quick goals by Joseph in the waning minutes of the first half gave Island Dental Spa a commanding 5-1 lead, but Pearson picked off a pass and scored to pull LPAC one goal closer as the half ended.
Two goals from Javier Salgado pulled LPAC to within a goal, but Greaves picked off an errant pass and finished to extend the Island Dental Spa lead to 6-4 at the 13 minute mark. Another goal from Jospeh extended Island Dental Spa’s lead to 7-4, but Gavin Walker then made an end-to-end run to pull LPAC to within 7-5.
Capparelli connected with Jospeh in front to extend Island Dental Spa’s lead to 8-5 with 12 minutes left to play. Salgado connected with Pearson with a nice drop pass at the 9:15 mark to pull LPAC a goal closer, but two minutes later, another errant clearing pass was picked off and finished by Joseph, giving LPAC a 9-6 lead with a little over five minutes to play. Salgado finished off a pass from Taylor Pierce to pull a goal closer, but time ran out as LPAC finished off the 9-7 victory.
Joseph led Island Dental Spa with 4 goals, while Capparelli and Buglass each scored 2. Greaves completed the scoring with 1 goal.
Pearson and Salgado scored 3 goals apiece for LPAC, which also received 1 goal from Walker in the loss.
Indoor socccer action resumed in the gym July 12 when LPAC rolled past Beach Bistro by an 8-1 score in 8-10 division action. Ryan Joseph led the way with 6 goals, while Joshy Calhoun finished with 2 goals in the victory.
Jeremiah Sculco scored for Beach Bistro.
Adult flag football starts play
The adult flag football league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center got started July 11 with four games. The Feast Falcons opened the season action with a 47-18 victory over Jessie’s Island Store Jaguars, while Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants blew out the Waterfront Restaurant Raiders 31-7 in the second game.
Things got more interesting in the evening’s third game, when Discount Signs & Wraps edged Sato Real Estate Browns 28-26, but the final game of the evening was a barn burner for Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins, as they outlasted Slim’s Place Broncos 46-44.
B-to-B’s quarterback Tim Shaughnessy completed 17 of 20 passes for 181 yards and five touchdown passes, while also rushing for 84 yards and a touchdown. Zach Garvin was his favorite target, resulting in seven passes for 104 yards, including two touchdowns and an extra point. Shawn Kaleta also scored a pair of touchdowns and an extra point, finishing with six catches for 73 yards. Brad Laudicina and Scott Rudacille each caught a touchdown pass and Brianna Shaughnessy added a pair of extra-point catches to complete the Dolphins scoring.
Slim’s Place was led by quarterback Larry Berkery, who completed 19 passes for 316 yards and seven touchdown passes. Chad Woods was on the receiving end of six touchdowns, finishing with 10 catches for 196 yards. Josh Sato added six catches and one touchdown reception, while Will Case added an extra-point reception to round out the scoring in the loss.
Four teams emerged from pool play during July 13 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Hank Huyghe walked past the team of Sam Samuels and Bob Heiger 21-16 in the first semifinal while Tim Sofran and Ron Pepka edged Steve Doyle and George McKay 21-18 in the other semifinal match.
The final was all Huyghe as he took out Sofran and Pepka 23-14 to earn the day’s championship.
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
Key Royale Club golf news
Golf action at Key Royale Club has been a bit light due in part to some rainy weather alternating with hot temperatures, but a few hearty folks braved the summer conditions to satisfy their golf fixation.
The action for the men started July 8 in a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match. The team of Bill Schuman, Dennis Schavey and Ron Robinson combined on a 12-under-par 52 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. One stroke back in second place was the team of Earl Huntzinger, Vince Mercadante, Carl Voyles and Chris Collins.
Later in the day, some of the men got out for a nine-hole, modified-Stableford System match. Pat Dea and Gary Duncan both carded plus-fives to tie for first place in the individual category. The team of Gary Riser, Ron Vandeman and Terry Schafer combined on a plus-six to take the team title for the day.
The men then played a nine-hole team scramble July 11 when the team of Jon Holcomb, Merritt Fineout and Dave Vande Vrede combined on a 6-under-par 26 to grab clubhouse bragging rights for the day.
AMICC Indoor Soccer schedule
July 19 6 p.m. Bowes Imaging vs. Miller Electric
July 22 6 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Bowes Imaging
July 17 6 p.m. LPAC vs. Air & Energy
July 19 7 p.m. Bistro vs. LPAC
July 17 7 p.m. Eat Here vs. LPAC
July 17 8 p.m. Island Dental Spa vs. Bark & Co.
AMICC Adult Volleyball League
July 23 6:30 Island Real Estate vs. Beach Bums
July 23 7:30 Bowes Imaging vs. IRE
July 23 8:30 Southern Greens vs. Salon Salon
AMICC Adult Flag Football
July 18 6 p.m. Discount Signs vs. Waterfront
July 18 7 p.m. Slim’s Place vs. Agnelli Pool
July 18 8 p.m. Jessie’s vs. Sato Real Estate
July 18 9 p.m. Beach to Bay vs.The Feast
Wednesday, July 17
2 p.m. — “Cooking with Herbs” seminar with the Manatee County Extension Service, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
6 p.m. — Mana-Tweens Culture Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
8:28 p.m. — Official sunset time.
Thursday, July 18
10 a.m. — Pirates and seafaring tales presented by Katie Adams, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
8:28 p.m. — Official sunset time.
Friday, July 19
10 a.m. — Alzheimer’s support group, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.
11 a.m. — High tea, auction, benefiting Senior Adventures, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.
8:27 p.m. — Official sunset time.
Saturday, July 20
8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.
11 a.m. — Stress Management through Mindful Breathing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.
8:27 p.m. — Official sunset time.
Sunday, July 21
8:26 p.m. — Official sunset time.
2 p.m. — Benefit for Cortez fisher Mike O’Leary, Swordfish Grill, 4628 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-713-5865.
Monday, July 22
8:26 p.m. — Official sunset time.
Tuesday, July 23
Noon — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.
8:25 p.m. — Official sunset time.
Wednesday, July 24
2 p.m. — Seminar on self-publishing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.
8:25 p.m. — Official sunset time.
Wednesday, July 17
4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. — Piccadilly Circus, Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Fee applies. Information: 877-373-0477.
Saturday, July 20
10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Snooty the Manatee’s 65th birthday, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
• Saturdays, through July, 5-9 p.m. Bridge Street Merchants night markets, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.
• Through Aug. 31, Bradenton Marauders baseball, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-3031.
• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
• First Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.
• First Wednesdays and third Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book and Culture Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext. 6318.
• Second Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.
• Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
• Fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking meeting. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.
• Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
• First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meets, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
• Thursdays, except July and August, 5-10 p.m. – Main Street Live, Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.
• Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.
• Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-3132.
• Saturdays, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
• Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami club meets, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
• Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through breathing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
• Weekends, through Oct. 20, ranger-led kayak tours, De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458, ext. 105.
• Mondays, 12:45 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.
• First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board meets, Fisherman’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.
• Third Mondays, September-June, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 meets, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476.
• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.
• Aug. 19, Manatee public school starts.
• Aug. 20, Small Business Development Expo.
Save the date
• Sept. 2 is Labor Day.
• Sept. 23, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.
• Oct. 18-19, Bayfest.
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ITEMS FOR SALE
LARGE WIRE NEWSPAPER basket for a bicycle, $18. Call 813-503-9364.
BOAT DECK CHAIRS: Three aluminum, excellent condition, $75 each, firm. 941-779-0204.
WICKER FIVE-DRAWER chest with glass top, like new, $50, car-top carrier, $40. 941-730-0444.
ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com
FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE
Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)
THE HIVE: GIFTS and arts. Locally handmade and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, artifacts, artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, South African handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://thehivegiftsandarts.com/
ATTENTION VETERANS AND active military from Anna Maria Island. Crosspointe Fellowship wants to hear from you in order to welcome you to a Nov. 16 patriotic Thanksgiving event. Call the Rev. Ed Moss at 941-778-0719 to provide your contact information.
WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence summer camp in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.email@example.com. Discoverannamaria.com.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Donations, 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Visit our $1 sale racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
STEFF’S STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901.
MOVING SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, July 13 and 20. Furniture. 232 Oak Ave., Anna Maria.
LOST & FOUND
LOST SMALL ZIPPERED brown purse, had cell phone in it, possibly at dog park. Please, call 941-778-3390 if found.
LOST SUNGLASSES: WHITE Oakleys, blue lenses with Summer Jones printed left lens. Call 770-974-1754, if found.
LOST: WEDDING RING. Platinum setting with three emerald-cut diamonds. Reward offered. Please return, means so much. 703-608-6871.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411.
WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.
2011 GEM E-2 electric car: Sapphire blue metallic and white, 5-hp motor, hard doors with glass includes pickup stake bed. Hard doors provide security, makes an all-weather car. Less than 100 miles. 863-698-4562.
BOATS & BOATING
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400.
PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life-long memories, call 941-518-3868 or see boatflorida.weebly.com.
DEEP-WATER DOUBLE boat slip, 85th Street, Holmes Beach. $64,900. Call AMI Beaches Real Estate, 941-567-5234.
1955 CLASSIC CHRIS-CRAFT boat: 18-foot hard top with
custom upper station. Dual stations. Lapstrak hull. Buick v-6 inboard. Looks and runs great. Excellent fishing and trolling vessel. $12,500. 321-543-0779
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
PART-TIME MAINTENANCE worker for local area motel. Phone Janet, 941-778-2780.
LOOKING TO EXPAND our culinary staff. Pizza, lunch and dinner cook. Seasonal job position until mid-to-late September. Located in Upstate New York. Must have three references and resume. Room in a shared apartment. For more information, call 518-796-0902.
HOUSEKEEPER: PART-TIME for Longboat Key resort. Schedule to include Saturdays. Must be reliable with a positive attitude and good people skills. Experience preferred. Call 941-383-5511.
KIDS FOR HIRE
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-5051.
NICOLE AND HALLIE’S babysitting, pet sitting and pet walking. Red Cross certified, good with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
ISLAND BUSINESS FOR sale: Health food store with possible cafe. For more information, call 941-778-5015 or 941-565-2399.
LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts, 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. 941-383-9637.
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON’T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-756-4570.
CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-4570.
JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your home like our own. We offer organic cleaning products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-730-6773.
TRUEBLUE33 COMPUTER REPAIR Service, LLC. On-site computer service, reasonable rates. Contact Anthony at 941-592-7714 or at 941-727-6780.
COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550.
LAWN & GARDEN
CONNIE’S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581.
JR’S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, “shell phone” 941-720-0770.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600.
NATURE’S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.
SUN MAINTENANCE AND Service: Call Travis and Megan, 941-779-8389, for all your lawn, landscape, and pool service needs. “Even free snow removal” 10 years experience. Free estimates, trusting services.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077.
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479.
GRIFFIN’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood flooring. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY’S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it’s broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I’ll fix it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747.
METRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo, office. Primary doors and glass inserts, custom prep/cut downs, sliding doors, windows, doors for commercial properties, fiberglass, aluminum, steel, vinyl. Installation available. Free estimates. 941-726-2280 or 941-722-7507.
SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan builder, quality work guaranteed. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822.
RANDY’S PAINT AND Drywall: Carpentry, screens and all your household maintenance. 941-465-2062.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.
ADORABLE GULFFRONT COTTAGE: 100 feet from Gulf. 2BR/1 large bath. Seasonal rental, three-day minimum. Call for further information, 863-660-3509 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Seasonal, November. Call 818-620-0901.
VACATION RENTALS: GREAT location near boat ramp and everything on Anna Maria Island. Free WiFi, cable. 941-779-6638.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: Nice 2BR/2BA duplex with garage. No smoking. Must have excellent references. $1,150/month. 941-776-1789.
BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL rental 2BR/1BA. $875/week. www.gulfbeachrental.net or 941-778-4731.
HOUSE FOR RENT: annual, 3BR/3BA canalfront home in city of Anna Maria on Oak Avenue, near stores and beach. Spacious and bright, pets OK. $2,200/month. 941-538-9328.
ANNUAL WATERFRONT 1BR1BA, $1,100/month. Email email@example.com or call 941-567-5255, 703-587-4675.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 900 sf, elevated half duplex, turnkey furnished with utilities. 1BR/1BA. Great location for beach life. (1.3 miles to Anna Maria Island) Will consider shorter term. $1,095/month. 941-761-2725.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com.
PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors.
WE’RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.
BEST BUY: DIRECT Gulffront condo: Bradenton Beach 2BR/1BA Beautifully updated, fabulous views. By owner, $395,000. 941-779-0101.
BEACH HOUSE: HOLMES Beach. Block home, 2BR/2BA, one-car garage with wood-burning fireplace. Zoned for weekly rentals. $465,000. Smith & Associates Real Estate, contact Realtor Bonnie Martinez, 727-512-6355, to schedule your appointment.
SINGLE-FAMILY HOME for sale by owner. 2BR/2BA plus den. Over 2,000 sf, community pool, fitness center, 10 minutes to Anna Maria beaches. $329,000. Call Mark, 941-447-3726.