Tag Archives: 07-24-2013


Joe Zambito of Anna Maria wins this week’s Top Notch judging with his photograph — taken with a Canon Rebel XT — of two herons above his neighbor’s house. He wins an Islander “More Than a Mullet Wrapper” T-shirt and entry in the newspaper’s grand-prize Top Notch contest. One week remains to enter. For more information, go to page 8.

Island police blotter – 07-24-2013

Anna Maria

        • July 5, 400 block of Spring Avenue, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a domestic disturbance and made contact with a woman, who said she had been arguing with her live-in boyfriend. The male was not on scene when the deputy arrived.

• July 18, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant, petit theft. An alarm company called law enforcement at 3:30 a.m. to report an activated alarm on the restaurant’s freezer. Upon arriving, an employee noticed a lock on the freezer was missing. The employee said an inventory by restaurant staff would be needed to determine if anything was missing.

• July 15, 800 block of North Shore Drive, information. A complainant said he was sitting in his yard with his dog when a woman walked by with a dog. The woman’s dog pulled her into the yard and attacked the complainant’s dog, causing injury and resulting in a $199 veterinarian bill. Law enforcement checked with neighbors, but could not find anyone who recognized the woman by her description.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • July 14, 4919 14th St. W., Bradenton, domestic violence. A 35-year-old Bradenton Beach man was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence. According to the probable cause affidavit, the man was in the backseat of a vehicle when he asked the female driver to stop so he could purchase synthetic marijuana at a store. The driver refused and he became upset. He demanded to be let out of the vehicle and the female pulled into a parking lot, at which time the man struck her in the back of the head several times as he exited the vehicle.

• July 13, 300 block of Highland Avenue, domestic violence. A 23-year-old Land O’ Lakes man was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence after an argument with his father. The suspect became upset when the father apparently refused to give him his car keys, saying the suspect had been drinking. The suspect became increasingly aggressive, backing his father into a corner while approaching him in a threatening manner. Witnesses confirmed the story to police and the man was arrested.

• July 15, 4651 Cortez Road, Bradenton, shoplifting. A 37-year-old Bradenton Beach woman was arrested for shoplifting after attempting to leave Publix with groceries valued at $146. She was detained by loss prevention until police arrived. According to the report, the woman admitted the attempted theft. She said she did it because she lost her job and had no money.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


        • July 12, 12400 block of Cortez Road West, theft. A complainant reported someone stole the lower unit of his boat motor. Fingerprints were secured at the scene.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        • Reports unavailable.

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.

Sports – 07-24-2013

Summer soccer: A kick in the gym for kids


Week two of games in the indoor soccer league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center saw LPAC on top in the 8-10 division standings with a 3-0-1 record, Beach Bistro at 0-1-2 and Air & Energy following at 0-2-1.

Beach Bistro and LPAC battled to a 2-2 tie July 19. Tyler Brewer scored both goals to lead the Bistro, while Joshy Calhoun and Eli Heskin each scored one goal to lead LPAC in the tie.

There was another tie in the 8-10 division July 17 as Air & Energy and Beach Bistro battled to a 3-3 finish. Brewer scored three goals to lead Beach Bistro, including the game-tying goal with just under a minute to play. Sam Bowers led Air & Energy with two goals, while Ozzy Lonzo added a goal in the tie.

LPAC secured the only outright victory in the 8-10 division when they edged Air & Energy 5-3 in July 15 action. Ryan Joseph scored four goals and Chris Snyder added one goal in the victory. Gianna Sparks scored two goals and Sam Bowers added one to lead Air & Energy in the loss.

The 11-13 division is tight, as Island Dental Spa took the top of the standings with a 2-1 record, followed closely by undefeated Eat Here at 1-0-1. LPAC at 1-1-1 and 0-2 Bark & Co. Realty follow in the standings.

Eat Here played the first 10 minutes of its match against LPAC July 17 short a player and found themselves down by 4-1, but a goal by Carter Reemelin with less than a minute left to play in the first half pulled them to within two goals. Eat Here then shut out LPAC in the second half to pull out a 4-4 tie and remain unbeaten.

Reemelin finished with three goals, while Zach Fernandes added a goal and played outstanding in goal during the second half. Gavin Walker’s two goals and a goal from both Tyler Pearson and Preston Walker led the LPAC effort.

Island Dental Spa defeated Bark & Co. Realty 9-5 in the second 11-13 division game of the evening. Ben Bugless, who scored four goals in his final game during his summer vacation from Scotland, led the Island Dental Spa effort. Brooke Capparelli added three goals and Luke Marvin scored two goals in the victory.

Connor Mulhearn’s three goals and two goals from Stephen Whyte paced Bark & Co. in the loss.

Eat Here secured a 5-2 victory over Island Dental Spa during 11-13 division action July 15, as Javier Salgado notched three goals and Robbie Fellowes added two to lead Eat Here. Dylan Joseph scored on two free kicks to lead Island Dental Spa in the loss.

LPAC defeated Bark & Co. 5-3 in the second game of the evening behind four goals from Gavin Walker and one goal from Nate Bettger. James Whyte scored two goals and Stephen Whyte added one to lead Bark in the loss.


Flag football continues

Week two of the adult flag football league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center is in the books. Three out of four games played July 18 were close games except for the Sato Real Estate 38-6 blowout of Jessie’s Island Store. Slim’s Place earned a 33-26 win over Agnelli Pool & Spa, while The Feast remained unbeaten thanks to a 33-24 victory over Beach to Bay Construction.

The game of the week, however, was a 28-26 Discount Signs & Wraps victory over the Waterfront Restaurant.

Discount Signs quarterback Don Purvis completed 16 of 19 passes for 179 yards and four touchdown passes to lead the team’s offense. Pat Calvary also played a big role, catching five passes for 43 yards and a pair of touchdown receptions. Andrew Turman added six catches for 97 yards including a touchdown, an extra point and a two-point conversion. Dina DeJesus added a touchdown reception and Joey Carder had an extra point to round out Discount Signs scoring.

The Sign’s defense also played a big part in the victory, intercepting three passes, two by Calvary and one by Purvis to stifle three Waterfront’s scoring drives.

Mike Gillum paced the Waterfront Restaurant offense with three touchdowns, including a 12-yard run and two touchdown receptions. Chris Gillum threw for 133 yards and three touchdown passes, including one to Richard Fosmore, who also added an extra point. Lindsey Weaver, who caught five passes for 40 yards completed the Waterfront scoring with an extra point.


Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play and were left to battle for the championship during July 20 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The top story is Hank Huyghe and his recent roll at the pits. Huyghe teamed up with Jerry Disbrow to earn a 22-20 come-from-behind victory over Sam Samuels and George McKay, earning the day’s bragging rights for the fourth straight time.

Huyghe teamed up with Jay Disbrow during July 17 horseshoe action to earn a 22-7 victory over Tim Sofran and Bob Heiger.

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

Another busy week of golf at the Key Royale Club started with a nine-hole, modified-Stableford system or quota points match July 15. Ray Lammi and Terry Schaefer tied for individual honors with matching plus-4s. Meanwhile, Quinten Talbert, Tom Nelson, Dave Vande Vrede and Merritt Fineout won the team competition with a robust score of plus-8.

The women teed off on a shotgun start nine-hole match with a twist July 16 — no drivers or woods — allowing irons only to get to the hole. Helen Pollock managed an even-par 32 to take first place in Flight A. One shot back in second place was Meredith Slavin.

Christina Mason grabbed first place in Flight B with a 2-over-par 34, two shots ahead of Jan Jump and Liz Lang, who tied for second place at 5-over-par 37.

The men played a nine-hole team scramble July 18 that saw the team of Dennis Schavey, Jon Holcomb, Randy Clark and Ken Rickett grab clubhouse bragging rights for the day on a 5-under-par 27.

Club members got together July 19 for a coed, two-best-balls-of-foursome match that saw the team of Joyce Brown, Fred Meyer and Chris Schilling match the 10-under-par 54 carded by the team of Jerry Dahl, Charlie Knopp, Terry Westby and Fran Schilling in a tie for first place.


Center announces soccer camp plans

The community center will host the UK International Soccer Camp July 29-Aug. 1. Players who want to sharpen their tactical and technical soccer skills are encouraged to participate in the four-day camp.

The camp runs from 9-10:30 a.m. for players in the 5- and 6-year-old age group and costs $85.

Players in the 7-14 age group will take the field from 9 a.m. to noon at a cost of $145.

All campers will receive a UK International T-shirt.

Players can register online at www.uksocca.com/newhtml/ or for more information, contact AMICC athletic director Troy Shonk at 941-778-1908 ext. 9205, or at troy@amicc.com.


AMICC indoor soccer schedule

5-7 Division

July 26    6 p.m.      Bowes Imaging vs. Miller Electric

Aug. 2     6 p.m.      Miller Electric vs. Bowes Imaging


8-10 Division

July 24    6 p.m.      Air & Energy vs. Bistro

July 26    7 p.m.      LPAC vs. Air & Energy


11-13 Division

July 24    7 p.m.      Eat Here vs. Island Dental

July 24    8 p.m.      LPAC vs. Bark & Company

July 29    7 p.m.      Eat Here vs. LPAC

July 29    8 p.m.      Island Dental vs. Bark & Co.


AMICC adult volleyball

July 30    6:30 Beach Bums vs. Southern Greens

July 30    7:30 Salon Salon vs. Bowes Imaging

July 30    8:30 Island Real Estate vs. Salon Salon


AMICC adult flag football

July 24    6 p.m.      Discount Signs vs. The Feast

July 24    7 p.m.      Agnelli Pool vs. Beach to Bay Construction

July 24    8 p.m.      Waterfront vs. Sato Real Estate

July 24    9 p.m.      Slim’s Place vs. Jessie’s

July 25    6 p.m.      Sato Real Estate vs. Slim’s Place

July 25    7 p.m.      Jessie’s vs. Discount Signs

July 25    8 p.m.      The Feast vs. Agnelli Pool

July 25    9 p.m.      Beach to Bay Construction vs. Waterfront

Calendar – 07-24-2013

Making plans…

Getting ready for the 2013-14 season?

The Islander encourages publicists for local groups to send 2013-14 calendars to calendar@islander.org.


Regular season baseball continues through August with the Bradenton Marauders playing at McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. For more information, call 941-747-3031. Islander File Photo


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.


Thursday, July 25

10 a.m. — “The Selfish Giant” presented by Bits ’n’ Pieces Puppet Theatre, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

2 p.m. — Knitting club, Island Library, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

1 p.m., 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Center drama camp playhouse performance, Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

8:24 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Friday, July 26

8:24 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Saturday, July 27

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.

5-9 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers “Help Rescue Santa’s Sleigh” benefit and potluck, Drift-In, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941- 778-8565.

5-9 p.m. — Bridge Street Merchants night market, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668. CANCELED

8:23 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Sunday, July 28

8:23 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Monday, July 29

8:22 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Tuesday, July 30

Noon — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

8:21 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Wednesday, July 31

2 p.m. — Wildlife in the salt marsh program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

8:21 p.m. — Official sunset time.



Saturday, July 28

        9 a.m.-3 p.m. — Mixon Fruit Farm summer antiques and art fair, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5829.



• Through Aug. 31, Bradenton Marauders regular season 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 and third Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book and Culture Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-748-5555, ext. 6318.

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

• 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.

• 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.

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

• 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.

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.


Coming up

• Aug. 19, Manatee public school starts.

• Aug. 20, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce 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.


Calendar announcements

        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.

Fishing – 07-24-2013

Wise anglers work small hatch bait into big catches


If you’re catching live shiners for bait around Anna Maria Island, you’ve probably noticed most of the bait being caught is in the 2-inch range. We refer to this as hatch bait. Don’t be discouraged about the small size, as this small bait still gets the job done. Scale down your hook size to match the bait and maybe add a popping cork to aid in casting.

I now have switched to using Owner Mosquito hooks in a size 2 or 4. These hooks are small and light enough to let your small shiners behave naturally, swimming without burden. If you find that you can’t get the casting distance you need with these small baits, you can add a weighted popping cork to the rig. You also can switch to lighter line. I usually use 15-pound braid — although switching to 8- or 10-pound test will enable you to cast a free-lined hatch bait farther.

Small baits don’t always mean small fish. You will have to deal with pinfish and other small predators nibbling on your hatch baits, although with the spoils come triumphs. You’ll find big reds, trout and even shark will feed on the little baits. If you can adapt to the surroundings, you’ll be rewarded.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is fishing nearshore structure with good results. Gross is using small hatch bait, as well as live pinfish to get the bite. By anchoring over artificial reefs or natural hard bottom and ledges, Gross is catching mangrove snapper, flounder and Key West grunts. Not only do these fish put up a good fight, they are excellent on the dinner plate. Mangoes in the 15-inch range are the norm. Flounder up to 20 inches are being caught.

Moving to the backcountry, Gross is fishing shallow grass flats for redfish. Again, he is using hatch bait to get the bite. Due to the small size of the bait, Gross adds a popping cork to his rig. A cork will aid in casting these small, lightweight baits and it also works to indicate a strike.

Along with reds, Gross is putting his clients on catch-and-release snook, as well as keeper spotted seatrout. Expect to catch some flounder and even a few mangrove snapper on the flats, too.

Capt. Warren Girle fished offshore this past week, which resulted in rod-bending action for his clients. Keeper-size gag grouper as well as limits of mangrove snapper are being caught in depths of 35-55 feet. While reef fishing, Girle is catching flounder and Key West grunts to add a little variety. For bait, Girle is using live shiners or pinfish.

Moving inshore, Girle is locating schooling reds on the flats of Sarasota Bay. To target these boat-wary fish, he uses his trolling motor to silently approach the school. Once positioned, Girle sets his anchor to put his clients within casting range of the fish. For bait, Girle is using small shiners, which is resulting in reds of 20-24 inches.

Also on the flats, Girle is catching decent numbers of catch-and-release snook and a few trout. Again, he is using small shiners to get the bite.

Finally, Girle is doing a little late-season tarpon fishing. Although the silver kings are becoming scarce, Girle is managing to bend a rod. A recent trip resulted in a 125-pound tarpon hookup just off the beaches of Longboat Key.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish mackerel are being caught during early morning hours. Pier fishers using small white jigs are catching decent numbers of these high-activity fish. Small live shiners also are producing a bite on mackerel. When fishing live bait, remember to use a long shank hook to aid in keeping the macks’ sharp teeth from cutting the line.

After the morning mackerel bite, pier fishers are switching tactics and fishing under the pier for snapper and flounder. You can basically use the same rig as bait fishing for mackerel, just add a split shot about 18 inches above your hook. Use small shiners or pinfish to get either species to bite.

Finally, night fishing at the pier is resulting in small sharks and stingrays. For the sharks, a small chunk of fresh-cut mullet will get the bite. If targeting big sharks, try a large chunk of bonito or Spanish mackerel. Experienced pier anglers in the know will be using stingray wings to tie into the larger hammerhead and bull sharks.

Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is seeing good numbers of gag and red grouper returning to the dock. He’s even catching his limits of both when he gets a chance to escape the tackle shop for a day and get out on the water. Mangrove snapper, Key West grunts and flounder also are appearing at the cleaning table after offshore fishing trips. A variety of baits —including frozen sardines, threadfin herring, live shiners or pinfish — are producing a bite.

Moving inshore, redfish, spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook are responding to small shiners fished under a popping cork or free-lined over the grass flats. Keyes suggests trying artificials like the MirrOlure MirrOdine in the small size as well as Berkley Gulp shrimp to get a bite.

Finally, Spanish mackerel are being caught from the beaches and piers. Keyes suggests small white speck rigs or silver spoons to get hooked up. Remember, these fish are feeding on small baits, so plan accordingly when selecting the size of the jig or spoon.

Check out the shark catch, next page.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Real Estate – 07-24-2013

797 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 3,684 sfla / 4,955 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car Gulfront home built in 1988 on a 50×550 lot was sold 07/03/13, JSV Community Properties Inc. to Reynolds for $2,300,000; list $2,450,000.

799 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,340 sfla / 3,136 sfur 2bed/3bath Gulffront home built in 1987 on a 50×125 lot was sold 05/27/13, Van Gundy to Schultz for $1,875,000; list $1,900,000.

705 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 2,700 sfur / 3,400 sfla 4bed/3bath/2car bayview pool home built in 2013 on a 60×85 lot was sold 07/02/13, Mason Martin LLC to Pashley for $1,600,000; list $1,700,000.

307 66th St., Unit A, 66th Street Coastal Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 2,800 sfla / 3,826 sfur 6bed/4½bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2012 sold 06/25/13, Florida Gulf Coast Vacation Homes LLC to Rokisky for $965,000; list $995,000.

904 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,205 sfla / 2,921 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car home built in 1990 on a 50×78 lot was sold 07/01/13, Kairalla to Colucci for $757,500; list $799,900.

612 Hampshire Lane, Holmes Beach, a 2,317 sfla / 2,937 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car canalfront home built in 1967 on a 95×105 lot was sold 06/21/13, Barker to Nagengast for $685,000; list $734,999.

214 69th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,425 sfla / 2,172 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car home built in 1960 on a 90×107 lot was sold 06/24/13, Wiseman to Wilson for $570,000; list $598,000.

307 Hardin Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,360 sfla / 1,902 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront home built in 1980 on a 75×139 lot was sold 07/01/13, Trudelle to Griffin for $540,000; list $590,000.

2716 Gulf Drive, Unit 102, Gulf Cabins, Holmes Beach, a 1,155 sfla / 1,400 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 1981 was sold 07/01/13, Lind to Jordan for $525,000; list $559,900.

624 Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,823 sfla / 2,769 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car canalfront home built in 1971 on a 100×115 lot was sold 06/27/13, Mission Property Partners LLC to Allegra for $511,400; list $549,900.

524 South Drive, Anna Maria, a 1.212 sfla / 1,788 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1967 on a 60×110 lot was sold 07/05/13, Suntrust Bank to Mooney for $455,000.

252 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 1,428 sfla / 1,664 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1979 on a 85×101 lot was sold 06/14/13, Ideal Island Properties LLC to Simches for $415,000; list $473,500.

2809 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,420 sfla / 1,666 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1985 on a 50×100 lot was sold 06/27/13, Schmus to Diggins for $400,000; list $400,000.

12 Palm Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, a vacant 88×100 lot was sold 07/03/13, Kolbicka to Schmukler for $395,000.

622 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,972 sfla / 2,276 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car home built in 1972 on a 100×103 lot was sold 06/28/13, Moon to Prieto for $370,000; list $399,900.

901 Gulf Drive S., Unit 3, Pelican Cove Resort, Bradenton Beach, a 962 sfla / 1,190 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1983 was sold 07/02/12, Pasqualetti to Molis for $285,000.

1325 Gulf Drive N., Unit 136, Tortuga, Bradenton Beach, a 675 sfla 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1976 was sold 07/02/13, Neeley to Kellum for $275,000.

703 Gulf Drive S., Unit 4, Sunset Landings, Bradenton Beach, a 1,050 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1984 was sold 06/27/13, Hennesey to Siebersma for $250,000; list $299,000.

6200 Flotilla Drive, Unit 294, Westbay Point & Moorings, Holmes Beach, a 985 sfla / 1,377 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1979 was sold 06/25/13, Wells Fargo Bank to Graham for $246,000; list $299,999.

3000 Gulf Drive, Unit 3, Palm Cay, Holmes Beach, a 756 sfla 2bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1980 was sold 06/28/13, Mcannally to Skinner for $198,000.

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

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July. 24, 2013


SEALY POSTUREPEDIC TWIN bed: Excellent condition, $40. 941-254-4562.

ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW: 14-inch, 17-inch electric hedge trimmer,  both excellent condition, $35 each. 941-776-0876.

BUFFET CABINET, $40, Sony WEGA TV, $100 HD/LCD 48-inch flat screen, mahogany desk, 70×34-inch, $40. 941-321-8222.

CRAIN 555 MULTI undercut saw, $50, Makita drywall screwdriver, $30, Echo 1500 gas hedge trimmer, $60. 941-730-2817.

COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, beautiful, color. $99. 941-778-3920.

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


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)


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.

EMERGENCY ADOPTION EVENT: 10 a.m. until last adopter leaves, Saturday, July 27. Live music, raffles, giveaways, games, adoption specials. Manatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St. W., Palmetto. 941-742-5933.

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.hayes@sothebysrealty.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.


ESTATE SALE: 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, July 26. 637 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Waterfront home. Antiques, good French chest, Windsor chair, transitional Chippendale chair, cherry chest, game table, architectural mirror, coin silver spoons, girandoles, Grandmother Chelsea, early brass candlesticks, Bristol glass, epergne, federal mirror, copy of The Holy Experiment with original illustrations, sewing table, pressed ruby and cut glass, other chairs, china and glass. Other: inlaid sideboard, vintage linens, mahogany dining set, Quimper pitcher, breakfast set, books, screen, easy chairs, tilt-top table, books, kitchen, linens and lots of other good things. Sale by Julie McClure, pictures: appraisals4u.biz and estatesales.net.


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.

HUGE MOVING SALE: 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday, July 26-27. Rain or shine! Check out listing on Kathy Smart’s Facebook! Lots of great stuff cheap! 122B 51st St., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m. – noon, Saturday, July 27. Cottage-style twin beds, power chair, large dog crate, books, garden tools, lamps, antique chair, bedding, books, miscellaneous. 8675 46th Ave. W. Bradenton.

GARAGE SALE: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 26-27. Designer sectional couch, pub table with six stools, queen bed and nightstands, decorator accessories, framed art and miscellaneous. 2907 Ave. C, Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 27. King bed, dishes, including Corningware, Noritake china, electric chainsaw, hedge trimmer, leaf blower, towels, linens and many hand tools. 622 Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach.


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.


2001 VW BEETLE GLS Turbo: 81,000 miles, $4,500. #7 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach.

GARAGE OR CARPORT needed for the summer. I want to protect my Cadillac DTS from the sun. I live on Anna Maria for most of the winter. 973-208-0020.


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.

NECKI KAYAK: RIP 10, 10-foot, 6-inch. Sharp keel, extra wide cockpit. Waterproof stern hatch, $400. 727-871-9835.

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. 


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.


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.


RECENT NURSING GRADUATE looking for work. Excellent Island references Call Lisa, 508-826-1561.


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.

INTRODUCTORY OFFER!  BUY one, get one free music lesson. manateemusic.net or 941-741-8832.

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.


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: mememersh@aol.com.

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.

ANNUAL WATERFRONT 1BR1BA, $1,100/month. Email bayrest@hotmail.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.

BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA. Steps to beach. No pets. $875/week. 941-778-4731.

SHARE ELEVATED ISLAND duplex: bedroom, private bath, utilities.  No pets, no smoking inside. $500/month and half utilities. Background check/security deposit. 941-224-0064.

ANNUAL RENTAL: CITY of Anna Maria, 3BR/2BA with large private yard near City Pier on Crescent Avenue, steps to the bay beach and Pine Avenue shops. Pets OK. $1,800/month. 941-538-9328.

UNFURNISHED ANNUAL: SMALL 1BR apartment, quiet building near pier. No pets. $850/month. 941-545-6191.

ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental: Half block from Gulf beach. Recently updated 3BR/1BA quaint cottage with all the modern amenities. Available November, December and January, $850/weekly, $2,750/monthly. Aposporos.com, Terry Aposporos, 941-778-8456.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA single-family home, one-car garage, on water, some updates. Preferable no pets, Bradenton Beach.  $1,400/month, $500 deposit, available Aug. 1. 941-778-6170.

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.

SPACIOUS CAGED POOL home: 4BR/2BA oversized two-car garage, many upgrades, $219,000. Owner/Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.