Tag Archives: 07-23-2014

Fishing – 07-23-2014

Unpredictable weather results in mixed bag of fish


Hot temperatures and unexpected thunderstorms popping up in the past week have made fishing around Anna Maria Island challenging.

When fishing the summertime months, it’s wise to keep a close eye on the weather radar while you’re out on the water or while planning a day of fishing. You definitely don’t want to get caught on the water when a squall develops. When these fast-forming thunderstorms appear, a relaxing fishing trip quickly turns into a mad dash to shore.

Inshore fishers able stay close to port and make it back before a storm hits have a better chance of catching fish on these types of days. Offshore fishers, it’s best just to pick another day if the forecast is unfavorable.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing offshore when the weather permits. By using live shiners, especially the small hatch bait, Girle is catching limits of mangrove snapper up to 20 inches. He expects most to be 14-16 inches, although the bigger ones are not uncommon. To catch these feisty fish, Girle is using 20-pound fluorocarbon tied to a small circle hook. Fishing light rigs increases the chances of getting a bite.

Gag and red grouper are being caught from Girle’s boat. By switching to larger baits, such as pinfish, his clients are reeling up gags to 26 inches. As for the reds, most are short of the 20-inch minimum, but every now and again a keeper is landed.

In the backcountry, Girle is catching spotted seatrout and redfish. For the trout, Girle is fishing deep grass flats using shiners for bait. For the reds, he’s working on shallow flats during high tide, using fresh-cut chunks of ladyfish or mackerel.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says the targeted species this week is mangrove snapper, which are finally making a strong showing at the pier. Pier fishers using small shiners or shrimp are catching near limits of these tasty fish. To target the bite, simply cast baits under the pier and wait for a bite. Expect to catch snapper 8-12 inches. While targeting snapper at the pier, you may also hook into black drum, flounder and especially pinfish.

Spanish mackerel are being caught during sunrise, although the bite is sporadic. Small white or chartreuse jigs are helping anglers get results.

Capt. Aaron Lowman at Island Discount Tackle is finding mangrove snapper abundant around structure in both Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. He’s using small shiners as bait, combined with a knocker rig consisting of a 1/2-ounce egg sinker, some 20-pound fluorocarbon and a size 1-circle hook. To really get the bite going, Lowman likes to use both a chum bag and chum some fresh dead shiners. He is hooking up his clients with mangrove snapper up to 15 inches using this method.

Gag grouper are on the agenda for Lowman. This bite is occurring on nearshore structure. For bait, he’s using live pinfish combined with a knocker rig, a 1-2 ounce egg sinker and a 4/0 circle hook. Gag grouper up to 25 inches also are being caught.

Finally, Lowman is working the flats of Sarasota Bay for spotted seatrout. He’s anchoring around potholes dispersed throughout deep grass flats. Live shiners under a popping cork are producing a bite.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is targeting mangrove snapper on nearshore reefs and other structure. By using live shiners for bait, Gross is catching mangoes up to 18 inches, with a few bigger fish mixed in. Near limits of these fish are being caught.

Gross also is catching flounder, Key West grunts and triggerfish. All three species are responding to live shiners or live shrimp. You can also expect Spanish mackerel to make an appearance, especially while fishing reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.

Moving inshore, Gross is catching redfish, catch-and-release snook and, most abundantly, spotted seatrout. All three species are responding to free-lined shiners fished under a popping cork.

            Send high-resolution photos and fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Real Estate – 07-23-2014

518 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,941 sfla / 3,064 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car canalfront home built in 1972 on a 95×117 lot was sold 06/30/14, Carroll to Collier for $850,000; list $890,000.

109 81st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,789 sfla / 1,867 sfur 3bed/2½bath home built in 1998 on a 64×80 lot was sold 06/30/14, Tripolino to Jackson for $817,500; list $875,000.

529 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 2,076 sfla / 3,483 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront pool home built in 1958 on a 105×112 lot was sold 06/27/14, Plath to Southern Exposure Property LLC for $806,400; list $995,000.

209 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,892 sfla / 2,453 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car canalfront pool home built in 1956 on a 72×148 lot was sold 06/30/14, Murrell to Grimm for $772,500; list $799,900.

202 75th St., Unit B, Casa Del Mare, Holmes Beach, a 1,967 sfla / 2,923 sfur 4bed/2½bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2006 was sold 06/27/14, Coronato to Tongson for $725,000; list $799,000.

746 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria, a 2,151 sfla / 2,411 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1985 on a 50×100 lot was sold 06/27/14, Gottschalk to Anna Maria Island Retreats LLC for $675,000; list $699,000.

209 81st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,591 sfla 3bed/2½bath/2car home built in 1952 on a 9,757 sq ft lot was sold 06/30/14, Pickwick to Slivonik for $568,000; list $599,000.

321 64th St., Unit 8A, Island Walk, Holmes Beach, a 2,001 sfla / 3,558 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car condo with pool built in 2006 was sold 07/03/14, Bruno to Erdle for $540,000.

2312 Gulf Drive N., Unit 109, Sunset Terrace, Holmes Beach, a 1,180 sfla / 1,340 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1982 was sold 07/03/14, Jackson Florida Properties LLC to Mikedev Investment LLC for $540,000.

74 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,560 sfla 3bed/2bath home built in 1972 on a 6,380 sq ft lot was sold 06/30/14, Goshen Mortgage LLC to AMI Assets LLC for $460,000.

3702 Sixth Ave., Unit 4, Beach View of Manatee, Holmes Beach, a 1,047 sfla / 1,264 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1984 was sold 07/01/14, Giammatteo to Parsons for $310,000; list $325,000.

Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.

Island police blotter – 07-23-2014

Anna Maria

• No new reports

    Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• July 16, 200 block of Gulf Drive, resisting arrest. A 35-year-old man was arrested on a charge of resisting without violence after he allegedly ran from a Bradenton Beach police officer as BBPD attempted to investigate a domestic battery complaint. He was taken to Manatee County jail.

• July 14, 100 block of Seventh Street South, resisting arrest. A 22-year old Bradenton Beach man was arrested around 2 a.m. for allegedly resisting arrest. A BBPD officer responded to a house party in reference to several noise complaints. On the second visit to the party, a man allegedly tried to block the officers from entering the party.

    Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• July 17, 10100 block of Cortez Road, battery. A 29-year-old man faces a battery charge after he allegedly poured a cup of milk over a female relative’s head and then threw a sandwich at the woman. According to the report, the man became enraged when he was refused a cigarette. He fled the scene when the police were called, but he was later arrested and taken to jail.

    Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

• July 17, 200 block of 83rd Street, battery. A man was arrested after he allegedly grabbed a woman’s arms and held her against her will, then held her head down to a countertop. He also struck a 21-year-old male relative in the face, causing his mouth and nose to bleed. The man was arrested and taken to Manatee County jail.

• July 9, 6400 block of Flotilla Drive, battery. A 40-year-old Pennsylvania man was arrested after he allegedly battered a 17-year-old boy while at a pool. According to the report, the man demanded the boy turn off the music coming from his phone. The man then grabbed the phone, threw it on the ground and tackled the boy to the ground. The man was arrested and taken to Manatee County jail.

• July 9, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, warrant arrest. A 56-year-old Fort Pierce woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

• July 9, 500 block of 70th Street, burglary. A woman reported her jewelry box and several pieces of jewelry had been stolen from her residence while she was out of town.

• July 5, 24300 block of Second Avenue, warrant arrest. A 65-year-old Boca Raton man was arrested on an outstanding warrant during a traffic stop. He was extradited to Broward County.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

        Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

Obituaries – 07-23-2014

Ronald M. Luce Sr.

Ronald M. Luce Sr., 64, of Parrish, died July 12. He was born Feb. 24, 1950, in Adrian, Michigan, to Harold and Donna Luce. He married Karen Hunt June 12, 1967.

Mr. Luce lived in Brooklyn, Michigan, and was part owner of Audio Port in Jackson, Michigan, for many years before moving to Florida in 1996. He worked for Tropicana from 1997 until 2014. He was a member of the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge, enjoyed the beach and sunshine, and classic cars.

Mr. Luce is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Karen; mother Donna; two sons, Ronald Jr. of Horton, Michigan, and Brandon and wife Sarah of Parrish; grandchildren Lauren, Holden, Aiden and Elijah.


Miriam A. Peckobit-Miriam-Peck

Miriam A. Peck, 88, of Bradenton and formerly of Holmes Beach, died June 17. She was born Dec. 4, 1925, in Chicago to the late Dr. Rev. Gottfred Nelson and Anna Almquist Nelson.

She called Evanston, Illinois, home, where she met and married her husband of 64 years, Robert Bowman Normand Peck.

The family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she raised four children, and worked as a dental hygienist. She graduated Northwestern University Dental School.

Mrs. Peck was a devoted mother, school volunteer, active volunteer in the Colorado Dental Hygienists Association, a Beta Sigma Phi life member, Xi Upsilon and Laureate Beta Chapters, a life member of the Anna Maria Garden Club and was active in the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron’s Helpmates Auxiliary.

She enjoyed the outdoors, driving through Colorado, tennis, and walking the white sand beaches on Anna Maria Island. She enjoyed travel, local arts and plays, her Swedish heritage and cooking.

The couple enjoyed 30 years of retirement in Holmes Beach.

No local service was announced. She was interred with her husband at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

Mrs. Peck is survived by children Barbara, Joanne and husband John, Ronald, and Nancy and husband Rick; and grandsons Christopher and Zachary.

Sports – 07-23-2014

Duncan pushes past Gourmet in adult basketball finals


The Anna Maria Island Community Center saw a tug of war played in the gym July 15.

But it was basketball.

Duncan Real Estate put up a strong fourth quarter to break open a close game and defeat Island Gourmet 65-49 in the adult basketball championships July 15 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

The game was a tug of war in the early going. With the score 6-6 late in the first quarter, Jonathan Moss hit back-to-back three-pointers to put Duncan ahead 12-6 as the quarter came to an end.

The second and third quarters were more of the same. Just when it seemed Duncan was going to pull away, Island Gourmet would claw its way back into the game. The third quarter came to a close on an offensive rebound putback by Gourmet’s Eric Wicks to make the score 40-38 in favor of Duncan.

Then the wheels came off the Island Gourmet train. Duncan outscored them 25-11 in the final quarter behind 9 points from Jordan Demers and 7 points from Joe Combs to ice the game.

Demers led Duncan with 20 points, including three 3-pointers. Ray Gardner added 19 points and five assists. Combs chipped in with 9 points and nine rebounds, while Moss finished with 7 points and four rebounds in the victory.

Dale Smith scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Island Gourmet, which also received 12 points from Scott Elisio and 10 points from Craig Boers. Justin Jones added 9 points and five rebounds in the loss.


Flag football takes off

The center’s NFL football summer league is underway with youth games Monday and Wednesday evenings on the center field. Playoffs get started Aug. 6 and a Super Bowl contest will be held Aug. 11.

The 11-17 division saw AMI Sportszone Seahawks destroy Barke & Company Saints 41-12 in July 16 action. Michael Latimer ran for two touchdowns and passed for three touchdowns to lead the Seahawks. Jake Ross contributed a pair of touchdown receptions, while brother Andrew ran for a touchdown in the victory.

The Saints were led by the McCrackens. Tuna McCracken connected with sister Hannah McCracken for the only offensive score, while Tony Sperduto added to the score, taking an interception for a touchdown.

The second game of the evening saw AM General Store Buccaneers edge Eat Here Lions 26-25 with Silas Banyas’ extra-point reception being the difference in the game. Burke Hill and Lucan Heffernan scored two touchdowns each to lead the Buccaneers to victory.

Cody Tsai threw for three touchdowns to lead Eat Here in the loss. He connected with Hagan Powers, Cole Tomin and Angelina Sculco.

Eat Here Lions devoured Bark & Company Saints 32-7 during 11-17 division action July 18. Lane Burnett led the way with two touchdowns and an extra point, while Hagan Powers added two touchdowns. Cole Tomin added a touchdown and Steele Quinard chipped in with an extra point to round out the scoring in the victory.

The 8-10 division saw the Sugar Beach Digital Cowboys edge AMI Seahawks 7-6. Will Batey connected with Ozzy Lonzo on a touchdown pass and an extra-point pass to lead the way to victory.

AMI Seahawks was led by Cash Carter, who connected with Bryon Law for the only score in the loss.

The Seahawks turned the tables on the Cowboys in July 18 action, earning a 25-22 victory behind rushing touchdowns from Evan Christenson, Jeremiah Sculco and Ben Brashear. Bryron Law added a touchdown reception to the victory, while Brashear added an extra-point reception.

The Cowboys were led by Will Batey, who threw for two touchdowns, while also catching a touchdown pass and a two-point conversion. Ozzy Lonzo and Travis Bates each added touchdown receptions with Bates chipping in on a two-point conversion.


Indoor soccer continues

The indoor soccer league continues at center with games Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.

In the 8-10 division, Air & Energy and Bowes Imaging are tied for first place with 2-1 records, while Gulf Bay Realty is 0-2.

Southern Greens leads the 11-14 division with a 3-0 record followed by Island Dental Spa, alone in second with a 2-1 record. Dojo Martial Arts is 1-2, while Beach Bistro, still in search of its first win, sits at 0-3.

Bowes Imaging Center rolled to a 7-3 victory over Air & Energy July 16 behind three goals from Garrett Laflamme and two goals from Noah Wampole. Lincoln and Breya Sauls completed the scoring with a goal each in the victory.

Air & Energy was led in the loss by a goal each from Adrian Zamora, Will Carroll and Michael Coleman.

In 11-14 action July 18, Island Dental Spa edged Beach Bistro in a penalty-kick shootout after the teams played to a 4-4 tie through regulation. Ryan Joseph and Javi Salgado converted penalty kicks for Island Dental Spa, while Robbie Fellowes was the lone Bistro player to convert.

Salgado scored twice in regulation to lead Island Dental Spa, which also received a goal each from brothers Dylan and Ryan Joseph in the victory.

Fellowes led Beach Bistro with three goals, while Connor Mulhearn added one goal in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw Southern Greens roll past Dojo Martial Arts 10-0 behind three goals from Gavin Walker and two goals each from Nate Bettger, Brooke Capperelli and James Richards. Preston Walker completed the scoring for Southern Greens.


Key Royale golf news

Nine Key Royale players braved rainy conditions to play a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match July 15.

Janet Razze fired a 3-under-par 29 to take first place by one stroke over Kathy Porter, who finished alone in second with a 2-under-par 30. Debi Wholers and Liz Lang both fired 2-over-par 34s to tie for third place.


Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play during July 16 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. In the championship match, Sam Samuels and Steve Grossman outscored Jerry Disbrow and Bob Heiger 22-13 to claim the day’s bragging rights.

Two teams also advanced to the knockout round during July 19 horseshoe action. In a tight battle, Hank Huyghe and Jay Disbrow edged Steve Doyle and Tim Sofran 21-17 to win the day.

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.


Calendar – 07-23-2014

Wednesday, July 23

6:46 a.m. — Official sunrise.

6 p.m. — Make-and-take craft project for teens, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

8:26 p.m. — Official sunset.


Thursday, July 24

6:47 a.m. — Official sunrise.

2 p.m. — Quilting group session, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

8:25 p.m. — Official sunset.


Friday, July 25

6:47 a.m. — Official sunrise.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. — Blood-pressure screening, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Registration required. Information: 941-778-6341.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. — Senior Adventures book sale and potluck lunch, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-538-0945.

8:24 p.m. — Official sunset.


Saturday, July 26

6:48 a.m. — Official sunrise.

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, guests include Manatee County School Board candidates Rodney Jones and Charlie Kennedy, the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-8122.

9 a.m. — Adult tennis clinic, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

3 p.m. — “Saving Silverman” benefit for Ryan Silverman, Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies.

6 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers’ Christmas in July party, Drift-In, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.

8:24 p.m. — Official sunset.


Sunday, July 27

6:48 a.m. — Official sunrise.

8:23 p.m. — Official sunset.


Monday, July 28

6:49 a.m. — Official sunrise.

8:23 p.m. — Official sunset.


Tuesday, July 29

6:49 a.m. — Official sunrise.

8:22 p.m. — Official sunset.


Wednesday, July 30

6:50 a.m. — Official sunrise.

8:22 p.m. — Official sunset.


Off Island

Friday, July 25

6 p.m. — “Pete Seeger: The Power of Song” screening, “Music and Movies” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.


Monday, July 28

10 a.m. — Kayak paddle outing, Neal Preserve, 12301 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5923.


Coming up

• Aug. 9, Scallopalooza, Sarasota.

• Aug. 19, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Small Business Expo, Holmes Beach.

• Sept. 1 is Labor Day.

• Sept. 22, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, Bradenton.


Save the date

• Oct. 17-18, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest, Anna Maria.

• Nov. 3, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce awards banquet, Holmes Beach.

• Nov. 15, CrossPointe Community Thanksgiving, Holmes Beach.


Calendar of ongoing events, activities


• Through Aug. 7, “My World” exhibit featuring the work of Mary-Louise Biasotti Hooper, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.

• Through October, sea-turtle nesting season in Florida. Lights out along the beaches.

• Through November, Atlantic hurricane season. Be prepared.



• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• First Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens book club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Third Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Star Talk, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.



• First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Third Thursdays, 10 a.m., guardian ad litem, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Last Thursdays, Seaside Quilters, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 312-315-6212.



• 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.

• Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mike Sales’ sunset drum circle, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784.



• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.

• Saturdays, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Second Saturdays, 2 p.m., porch party, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.

• Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through breathing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.



• Mondays, 12:30 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414.

• First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board meeting, Fishermen’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.

• Third Mondays, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476.



• Tuesdays, 10 a.m., children’s storytime, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.


Get Listed

        Send announcements of ongoing activities and updates to schedules to calendar@islander.org. Also, if you coordinate events for your group, please let The Islander know of any changes to details.


Posting in the calendar

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.



The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July 23, 2014


GE WASHER/DRYER: Two years old. Energy Star-rated, $598/pair. Kathy, 941-243-3818.

TWO LIFE JACKETS: Adult-size XL and small. New, West Marine, $23 for both. 941-778-5647.

TWIN BED FRAME: FREE, twin comforter and sham, $10, picnic basket with accessories, $10. 941-778-4036.


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 classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)


CHAMBER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: Please, contact the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce at 941-778-1541 to find out about our volunteer program or stop by the chamber at 5317 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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.

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: 10a.m-1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 50 percent off sale. Open 9:30 a.m-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.x

STEFF’S STUFF ANTIQUES and Consignment. steffsstufflbk.com. Open daily. 941-383-1901.


LOST: MAUI JIM sunglasses: brown. Lost July 4th weekend, area of 29th Street, Holmes Beach. If found, please, call 863-214-3886.

FOUND: JVC CAMCORDER with sentimental video on it. Found near Fourth Street, Bradenton Beach. 941-753-8866 or 941-518-5026.

FOUND: PLANTRONICS HEADSET piece. Found near 77th Street and Palm Drive, Holmes Beach. Claim at The Islander office, 5604-B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

LOST: GOLD-COLORED money clip, cash. Sunday, near the BeachHouse Restaurant. Call Dan, 406-570-2855. If found, will reward your honesty.


GORGEOUS RESCUED PETS are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.



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.

BAYLINER BOAT: 27-FOOT CIERA Weekender, Mercury 225 on lift. Offshore fishing or family fun. Sleeps four, head, $9,500. 941-356-1456.


PART-TIME SALES position: Gift shop located on Anna Maria. Must be available weekends and evenings. Retirees welcome. 941-840-4235.

EXPERIENCED REAL ESTATE sales associates wanted. Generous commission split. Call Julie Royal or Mary Ann Schmidt at SunCoast Real Estate. 941-779-0202.

HELP WANTED: PERSONAL assistant, office helper. Computer skills, Microsoft Word. Part-time, 4-8 hours per week. 941-778-2837.

REPORTER WANTED: Full-to-part-time. Print media, newspaper experience or journalism degree required. Apply via email with letter of interest to news@islander.org.


RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified babysitter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-545-7995.

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, 5604-B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


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. 941-685-5213.


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.

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.

CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-4570.

U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-6688.

PRESSURE WASHING AND windows: Commercial, residential and resorts. Roofs, buildings, houses driveways etc. 941-251-5948.

JOHN “THE FIREMAN” Island Cycle & Scooter Repair. 25 years experience. Affordable prices. 918-639-5002 or 941-276-1414.

CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your list, from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.

D.L. HAYES CLEANING: Bonded and insured. Rachael Bidwell/ Sheila Darcy, 941-932-5347 or 941-224-1486. For all your cleaning needs.

JUST THAT CLEAN: We’ll clean your home like our own! Free estimate. Jenise, 941-730-6773, Brad, 941-704-5609.

WILDLIFE REMOVAL AND relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-4152.

IN-HOME PERSONAL trainer concierge. get fit in the comfort of your home or on the beach. Certified personal trainer and registered nurse. Call Tim, CPT-RN, 941-685-6336.

RETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police officer, drive your car north and south. 941-713-1596.

TRUEBLUE33 MOBILE COMPUTER Service LLC. Fast and affordable onsite computer repair. Call today, 941-592-7714.

MASSAGE THERAPIST Licensed, certified. Ginger at Zen, 3224 E.Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-0700. Call me for summer specials! (MA70460)

PROOF, POST, PUBLISH: Local editor-writer available for consulting, draft editing, final proofing and copywriting, as well as social media management for your group or business. Email Lisa Neff at lmneff@me.com.

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.


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.

SUN MAINTENANCE & SERVICE: Full-service lawn care, pool care, maintenance work, landscape and design, tree trimming, pressure washing, mulch, shell. Marine waxing, detailing. Free snow removal. Call Travis, 941-779-8389.

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.

NATURE’S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net.

CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479.

TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077.

GRIFFIN’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood flooring. Insured and licensed. 941-722-8792.

JERRY’S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.

HANDYMAN SERVICE: 25-year Island resident. We do all repair, interior and exterior, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, roofs, driveways, house, lanai, pool area. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.

ISLE TILE: QUALITY installation floors, counters, backsplashes, showers. Licensed, insured. Call Chris at 914-302-8759.

SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it’s broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I’ll fix it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.

PROFESSIONAL TILE ROOF restoration. Call Peter for free estimate, references, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.


WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.

OCEANFRONT BUILDING, six-month lease, available now. Very nice poolside ground-floor apartment. 1BR/2BA with covered patio, $1,000/month. Appointment needed. 201 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. John, 941-567-5543 or 941-545-3307.

GULFFRONT CONDO: 3BR/2BA available August and September. Two-week minimum, Pool, Jacuzzi, tennis. 941-794-8877.

BRADENTON BEACH BAYFRONT home: 2BR/2BA, short walk to beach, dock, sunroom, laundry room, kitchen, living and dining. 703-587-4675.

FREE ON GULFFRONT property: Separate small 1BR/1BA for responsible handyman work, no smoking, drinking or drugs. 941-779-9781.

VACATION RENTALS: PERICO Bay Club 2BR/2BA, one-car garage villa, September-December, $1,500/month, January-April, $3,000/month. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

ISLAND SENIOR RESIDENT, 40 years, and two cats need affordable rental. Please, call 941-778-3046.


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.

REAL ESTATE: BUY, sell, invest. Enjoy. Billi Gartman, Realtor, Duncan Real Estate. 941-545-8877. www.AnnaMariaLife.com.

2BR/1BA TRAILER: CENTRAL air conditioning, enclosed patio, all appliances, two sheds, carport. Excellent location. Price reduced. Contact Joe, 941-548-8722.

BUILDING LOT: LAKEFRONT in west Bradenton, no deed restrictions, $37,500. Owner, 941-356-1456.

GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, great big view: Open water view of AMI Bridge, 1950s cottage, block construction, pine accents. New appliances, etc. An island treasure. $849,500. FSBO. 941-730-2606 (leave message).