Tag Archives: 07-31-2013

Sports – 07-31-2013

Close games heat up summer football action at center field


Five of the eight adult coed flag football games played last week at the Anna Maria Island Community Center in Anna Maria were decided by a touchdown or less. Only one game, a 33-18 victory by Slim’s Place Broncos over Sato Real Estate Browns, saw a margin of victory greater than two touchdowns.

Last week’s schedule was packed into two nights, so some teams made big moves up and down the standings. Waterfront Restaurant Raiders lost two close games and fell to the bottom of the standings on an 0-4 record. Sato edged past them July 24 by a 39-32 score, while Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins slipped past Waterfront July 25 by a 45-42 score.

Seventh-place Jessie’s Island Store Jaguars won its first game of the season July 24 by defeating Slim’s Place Broncos 47-40, but got throttled 45-31 the following night by undefeated Discount Signs & Wraps Seahawks. The Seahawks defeated The Feast Falcons 31-20 July 24 and stand alone in first place in the league, followed by the 3-1 Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants. The Feast, Beach to Bay Construction, Sato Real Estate and Slim’s Place all have 2-2 records and are tied for third place.

Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants earned a 29-28 victory July 24 over Beach to Bay Construction in The Islander’s game of the week. Quarterback Ryan Moss completed 15 of 18 passes for 211 yards and four touchdown passes, leading the Giants’ offense while also contributing seven flag pulls and two sacks on defense.

His favorite receiver was Brent Moss, who finished with five catches for 72 yards, including a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Frank Agnelli added four catches for 57 yards and two touchdowns. Jeff Walker completed the scoring with an extra point and a 2-point conversion.

Josh Rio and Brent Moss had three flag pulls each and Amy Moss finished with two flag pulls to contribute to the Giants’ defensive effort.

The Dolphins were led by Shawn Kaleta, who ran for 48 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries, while also adding two sacks and a safety on defense. Quarterback Tim Shaughnessy threw for 146 yards and a touchdown, while also catching two passes for 31 yards and a touchdown.

Mike Shaughnessy completed his four passes for 44 yards and a touchdown pass, while Mark Rudacille led Dolphin receivers with 107 yards in four catches, including a touchdown and a 2-point conversion. Rudacille and Kaleta led the Dolphins with three flag pulls each, while Brianna Shaughnessy added a pair of sacks in the loss.


Indoor soccer continues

Indoor soccer action continues to produce end-to-end action for players and spectators in the center gym. Games are played Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings throughout the summer.

The 8-10 division has LPAC firmly on top of the standings with a 4-0-1 record. Beach Bistro is second with a 1-1-2 record, followed by Air & Energy at 0-4-1.

Beach Bistro took on Air & Energy July 24 and came away with a 5-1 victory behind four goals from Tyler Brewer and one from Javier Rivera. Ozzy Lonzo notched the lone goal for Air & Energy in the loss.

LPAC remained unbeaten and atop the standings with a 1-0 victory over Air & Energy. David Daigle scored the lone goal for LPAC in that victory.

The 11-13 division also is producing some exciting games and the standings reflect that. Eat Here is currently on top with a 3-0-1 record, but LPAC is right behind with a 2-1-2 record. Island Dental Spa sits at 2-2-1, while Bark & Co. Real Estate follows at 0-4-0.

The action got started July 22 when LPAC and Island Dental Spa battled to a 6-6 tie. Shelby Morrow led the way with three goals, while Luke Marvin added two and Brooke Capparelli finished with a single.

Gavin Walker’s three goals, two goals from Taylor Pierce and a goal from Preston Walker paced LPAC in the tie.

The second game of the night saw Eat Here roll to a 7-2 victory over Bark. Carter Reemelin’s three goals and a pair of goals from Javier Salgado paced Eat Here, which also received a goal each from Conal Cassidy and Zach Fernandes in the victory.

James Whyte and Stephen Whyte each scored a goal to lead Bark & Co. in the loss.

Eat Here took on Island Dental Spa in the first game July 24 and quickly found themselves in a 4-0 hole. A goal from Carter Reemelin pulled them to within 4-2 as the half came to a close, and they rallied in the second half to earn an 8-5 victory behind four goals from Javier Salgado. Carter Reemelin, Dunn Reemelin and Conal Cassidy completed the Eat Here scoring in the victory, while Zach Fernandes stood out in goal.

Luke Marvin and Shelby Morrow scored two goals each to lead Island Dental Spa, which also received a goal from Luke Greaves and strong play from goalie Joe Rogers.

LPAC edged Bark & Co. 4-3 in the second game of the evening. Gavin Walker scored four goals to lead LPAC in the victory. Bark & Company received two goals from James Whyte and a goal from Angelina Sculco in the loss.


Horseshoe news

Horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits produced two outright champions last week. The team of Sam Samuels and Bob Heiger were the only team with a 3-0 pool play record July 24, while Tim Sofran walked his way to the only 3-0 record in July 27 action.

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 golf news

It was a busy week of golf at Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach starting July 22 with a morning, nine-hole low-net-of-partners match. Danny Hayes and Matt Behan combined on a 4-under-par 60 to earn a one-shot victory over Jim Dunne and John Perrio.

Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford or quota points game. Quentin Talbert carded a plus-5 to take first place, while the team of Gary Duncan, Terry Schaefer and Dick Mills captured the team title with a score of plus-5.

The women took the course July 23 for a shotgun start individual-low-net match in flights. Meredith Slavin’s 6-under-par 26 gave her a three-shot victory over Helen Pollock in Flight A. Tootie Wagner’s 2-under-par 30 put her in third-place.

Liz Lang and Marty Clark both shot 1-under-par 31 to tie for first place in Flight B. Judy Hanson finished in second at 2-over-par 34.

Janet Razze and Pollock had chipins on the day.

The men played 18 holes July 24 in an individual-low-net match. Pieter Thomassen went low, carding a 12-under-par 52 to earn a 13-shot victory over Carl Voyles, whose 1-over-par 65 put him in second place.

The club members combined for a nine-hole, best-two-balls-of-threesome match July 26 that saw the team of Christina Mason, Terry Westby and Earl Huntzinger combine on 1-under-par 63 and earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.


AMICC indoor soccer schedule

5-7 Division

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

Aug. 5     6 p.m.      Miller Electric vs. Bowes Imaging


8-10 Division

July 31    6 p.m.      Air & Energy vs. Bistro

Aug. 2     7 p.m.      LPAC vs. Air & Energy


11-13 Division

July 31    7 p.m.      Island Dental vs. LPAC

July 31    8 p.m.      LPAC vs. Bark & Company

Aug. 5     7 p.m.      Eat Here vs. Island Dental

Aug. 5     8 p.m.      LPAC vs. Bark & Company


AMICC adult volleyball schedule

Aug. 6     6:30 Bowes Imaging vs. Beach Bums

Aug. 6     7:30 Salon Salon vs. Southern Greens

Aug. 6     8:30 Southern Greens vs. Island Real Estate


AMICC adult flag football schedule

July 31    6 p.m.      Beach to Bay Construction vs. Jessie’s

July 31    7 p.m.      Waterfront vs. The Feast

July 31    8 p.m.      Slim’s Place vs. Discount Signs

July 31    9 p.m.      Sato Real Estate vs. Agnelli Pool

Aug. 1     6 p.m.      Agnelli Pool vs. Discount Signs

Aug. 1     7 p.m.      The Feast vs. Slim’s Place

Aug. 1     8 p.m.      Sato Real Estate vs. Beach to Bay Construction

Aug. 1     9 p.m.      Jessie’s vs. Waterfront


AMICC adult softball

Aug. 2     6:30 p.m. Tyler’s Ice Cream Twins vs. Island Gourmet Rays

Calendar – 07-31-2013

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.


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.


Thursday, Aug. 1

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

5-8 p.m. — Benefit for Joey Thiel, Back Alley, 108 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1800.

8:20 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Friday, Aug. 2

8:19 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Saturday, Aug. 3

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.

5-10 p.m. — Barbecue Beer Bluegrass Festival, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: www.bridgestreetmerchants.com.

8:19 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Sunday, Aug. 4

8:18 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Monday, Aug. 5

8:17 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Tuesday, Aug. 6

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

8:16 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Wednesday, Aug. 7

6 p.m. — Mana-Tweens Book Club meeting for youth ages 8-12, with registration required.

8:16 p.m. — Official sunset time.



Saturday, Aug. 3

11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Manatee Seminole Club barbecue, Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-504-4853.

5:30 p.m. — Manatee Players inaugural Crystal gala, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.



• 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.

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

• 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. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. 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

Patience and determination pay off for area anglers


Fishing around Anna Maria Island and nearby may require a little patience and some adaptability. Being on an opposite weather pattern of what we are accustomed to this time of year can make fishing both challenging and rewarding, once you get the bite.

With weather and waters varying from calm and sunny one day to windy and choppy the next, getting into a good fishing pattern is hard work. Don’t get frustrated, just be prepared to adapt to what’s happening.

Reef fishing on calm days has been producing mangrove snapper, flounder and gag grouper. All three species are responding to hatch bait and small pinfish. The flounder, from what I can tell, are especially fond of the pinfish. While on the reefs, try chumming for Spanish mackerel. Some days they’re around and some days they’re not. When they are, a No. 4 longshank hook with a small shiner will start your rod bending.

On the flats, redfish, trout and catch-and-release snook are lurking in water depths of 3-5 feet. Try using a popping cork, or a reasonable facsimile, when using hatch bait. This aids in casting small baits as well as indicating a strike. Remember, when using corks, be patient, and let the fish eat the bait before you try to set the hook.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing the flats of Sarasota Bay during morning incoming tides in search of redfish and spotted seatrout. By using hatch bait under a popping cork, Girle is managing to put his clients on daily limits of redfish, as well as a handful of keeper-size trout. Catch-and-release snook are responding to hatch bait, which is resulting in linesider catches up to 31 inches. To target any of these species, Girle is fishing in 3 to 5 feet of water and, by finding sandy potholes on the vast flats of Sarasota Bay, his clients are zoning in on the bite.

Moving offshore, Girle is targeting keeper-size mangrove snapper and gag grouper. Shiners and pinfish are the bait of choice. Girle is finding these fish in water 40 feet and deeper. While targeting gags and mangoes, expect to catch some red grouper and a stray hogfish now and again.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish mackerel are responding to small white jigs and spoons during the sunrise tides. Pier fishers using hatch bait also are getting in on the bite. While targeting macks at the pier, expect to catch jack crevalle, ladyfish and blue runners.

Once the mackerel bite calms down, switch tactics and fish under the deck to target mangrove snapper, flounder and juvenile red and gag grouper. Add a little weight to your rig with either a split shot or small egg sinker to keep it on the bottom around the structure. Keeper-size snapper and flounder are being caught, although make sure you’re carrying a ruler, as most of the fish being caught are just at legal size.

Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier says fishing this past week took a little determination and patience. Mangrove snapper were dominating the bite, and keeper-size fish were being caught on small shiners. While targeting snapper, you may hook into the occasional flounder. Spanish mackerel also are being caught around the northernmost pier, primarily during the early hours of sunrise. Small white jigs or hatch bait will get you connected.

Steve Oldham at Island Discount Tackle says the main catch this week is mangrove snapper and flounder. Most of the snapper are being caught on live shrimp, while most of the flounder are being caught on shiners.

Spanish mackerel are being caught around nearshore structure, as well as the local piers. Small white jigs or Gotcha plugs are getting the bite.

Finally, on the flats of Anna Maria Sound, you can expect to encounter the usual trio of spotted seatrout, redfish and catch-and-release snook. Most of these catches are occurring on hatch bait, although small pinfish also are good to get things going.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is fishing the backcountry of southern Tampa Bay and its adjacent waters for redfish and spotted seatrout. By baiting small live shiners, Gross is putting his clients on spotted seatrout up to 28 inches, as well as some slot-size reds. While targeting reds and trout with popping corks, Gross is also bringing a few catch-and-release snook in the 22-26 inch range to the mix.

Girle is finding mangrove snapper and flounder are cooperating on the hatch bait. To find these tasty fish, Gross is working along small rock piles in Tampa Bay. A size-2 circle hook combined with a split shot is the rig of choice. Both species are ranging 12-14 inches in length.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Island police blotter – 07-31-2013

Anna Maria

        • July 12, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier, Baker Act. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy was flagged by a man who said he lost his keys at the city pier. The deputy helped the man search for his keys while obtaining identification and checking for warrants. A “be on the lookout” had been issued for the man by the Holmes Beach Police Department in relation to concerns for his welfare. The deputy conducted an interview and determined the man was a threat to himself. The man initially resisted before being taken to the hospital.

• July 13, 700 block of North Shore Drive, petit theft. A complainant reported his trashcan was stolen and trash was thrown in the road.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • July 26, 2600 block of Gulf Drive North, DWLS. A Bradenton Beach police officer observed a man driving in and out of his lane and followed the suspect to a parking lot. When the officer approached the suspect, the driver put his vehicle into reverse in an attempt to flee. The officer drew his weapon and ordered the driver to stop, at which time he complied, but reached into a duffel bag. The officer then ordered the driver to show his hands. The suspect was handcuffed and detained. A check revealed his driver’s license was revoked and he was listed as a “career offender.” He was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

• July 19, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, criminal mischief. A lifeguard reported someone broke the gate at the bottom of the lifeguard stand. As he went upstairs, he also observed that someone kicked in the wall of the shower. Damages were estimated at $40.

• July 16, 1800 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach Park. A Manatee County Marine Rescue officer observed a female driver run into three parking bollards at the bus turnaround with her vehicle. Police responded and made contact with Danielle Davis, 42, near Longboat Pass. She was arrested for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


        • July 19, 7900 block of Tamiami Trail, Bradenton, solicitation of prostitution. A 58-year-old Cortez man was arrested during an undercover prostitution sting. According to the report, the suspect approached the undercover female deputy and asked for sex. The man agreed to the price offered and was arrested.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        • July 24, 9000 Manatee Ave. W., Kingfish Boat Ramp, battery. A 19-year-old Bradenton man was arrested on three misdemeanor charges. According to the probable cause affidavit, the man was arguing with his girlfriend aboard a boat while preparing to dock at the boat ramp. Witnesses saw the man push the woman off the boat. As the boat pulled into the ramp, one witness approached the man to ask if everything was OK, at which time the suspect punched him in the face. Police arrived and took the suspect into custody. While in the patrol car, he began kicking the door, causing damage. The man had to be removed from the vehicle and leg restraints were placed on him. He was charged with domestic battery, battery and criminal mischief.

        • July 20, 5200 block of Gulf Drive, no driver’s license. A Holmes Beach police officer stopped a 27-year-old Bradenton man for driving 20 mph under the speed limit and obstructing traffic. After initiating the traffic stop, it was determined the driver did not have a valid driver’s license and he was arrested.

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.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July. 31, 2013


PRINTER: HP DESKJET D4260 compatible With Vista, three ink cartridges $25. 941-761-1415.

OAK BOOKCASE. 43x84x12-inch. $100. 941-778-6288.

PET STROLLER: JEEP Rubicon, red, three-wheel jogging stroller. $75. 941-730-2444.

HONDA OUTBOARD KEY switch two keys with used wiring harness. New, $120. 239-204-1473.

COMPUTER: DELL, Dual processors, refurbished, $70. 941-756-6728.

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.

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.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Closed for the month of August, but still accepting donations on Wednesdays, 9 -11 a.m.  We will reopen Sept. 3. 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.

GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Furniture, teak patio, wicker, kids stuff. 796 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.


LOST SMALL ZIPPERED brown purse, had cell phone in it, possibly at dog park. Please, call 941-778-3390 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.


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.

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 on weeknights: Hours 6-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please apply in person at Blue Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

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.


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.

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.


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, pool. No pets. $850/month. 941-545-6191.

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.

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.