Tag Archives: 08-01-2012

Alleged bird killer back in police custody


Laurie Pardee, 75, of 671 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, was taken back into custody by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies July 25 for failure to answer a court summons.

Pardee was scheduled to be arraigned July 13 for a June 16 animal cruelty charge. Pardee was charged after witnesses reported he had shot, beaten and stomped to death a white egret.

Pardee also was charged with illegally taking a migratory bird by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Court records show no indication that Pardee was arraigned as scheduled, but as of Islander press time, the charges could not be confirmed.

Pardee was arrested June 16 for the initial charge and taken back into custody June 20 for a mandatory mental evaluation under the Baker Act.

The Holmes Beach Police Department documented several visits from Pardee, who wanted the .22-caliber handgun he used in the bird shooting returned, and accused FWC officers of stealing his jewelry.

His behavior led to the involvement of the Florida Department of Children and Families, which requested the Baker Act evaluation based on a suspicion of decreased mental capacity.

Pardee also was asked to surrender all of his firearms at the time the Baker Act was initiated.

MCSO deputies arrested Pardee on the misdemeanor charge of failing to answer a summons. He was booked into the Manatee County jail and held on $2,000 bond.

Holmes Beach auto theft leads to pursuit

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Officer received a “be on the lookout” call from the Holmes Beach Police Department July 29 following a report of a stolen vehicle.

MCSO deputies spotted the truck driving east on Cortez Road, near 75th Street West, Bradenton. Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop near the 5900 block, but the driver, Michael Reed, 28, did not stop.

According to a MCSO press release, a brief pursuit through the nearby area took place with speeds not exceeding 70 mph.

Within a few minutes of the pursuit, the vehicle stopped at 4000 61st St. W.

Deputies observed two passengers riding with Reed. The report states Reed fled the scene while the two passengers were apprehended immediately.

Reed was located in a nearby home and arrested on multiple charges. The truck was returned to its owner.

According to a HBPD investigation into the theft, two of the men befriended the victims while they were all at the beach. At some point, Reed allegedly took the victim’s gun and car keys, and fled with the vehicle.

A third man was picked up after the theft had occurred. According to the MCSO report, only Reed has been charged.

Islander Calendar – 08-01-2012

Friday, Aug. 3

        • 3 p.m., Summertime Soup cooking class, Annie Silver Community Center, 103rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-962-8835.



        • Through Aug. 31, Maro Lorimer’s abstract acrylic exhibit, The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.

• Through Aug. 11, Marty Tupin’s abstract art exhibit, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6121.

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

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7 a.m., weather permitting, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 248-982-5600.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., Thirsty Thursday hosted by Bridge Street Merchants, Bradenton Beach, Information: 215-906-0668.

        • Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

• Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party to benefit Roser Food Pantry at Anna Maria Pine Avenue stores and boutiques. Information: 941-896-3132.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.


Coming Up

• Aug. 11, Operation American Pride Inc., Honor A Vet Bowling Bash, AMF Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-803-8097.

• Aug. 19, Island Players Open House, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-704-2153.

• Aug. 25, Manatee County Gator Club Scholarship Fund Kick-Off Social/Casino Night. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-3319.


Save the Date

• Sept. 2, Allegro Music Academy, free instrumental concert and lecture, 241 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota. Information: 941-358-8511.

• Sept. 24, 13th annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Lucky 13 Golf Outing for Scholarships, Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-224-1337 or 941-284-2523.

• Nov. 11, Popular Light Classics, CrossPointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Classics. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8585.

• Nov. 17, Enjoy the Bay, Sarasota Bay Water Festival, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 941-955-8085.

Send calendar announcements to news@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

Fishing – 08-01-2012

Summer fishing remains hot all around AMI


The August mercury isn’t the only thing soaring and searing on Anna Maria Island this week. Flats action for redfish, trout and catch-and-release snook is hot, too.

On my charters this past week, we found good number of all three species by fishing the early morning outgoing tides. Using live shiners for bait, my clients were able to catch limits of trout and redfish as well as plenty of catch-and-release snook. Most of the trout we encountered were small, averaging 14 inches, but the sheer numbers of fish provided great action. The same applied for the reds. Most were around 18 inches, although we managed to hook up a couple of fat 24-inchers for the frying pan.

If you’re looking for some high-speed artificial action, try fishing the piers in Anna Maria for Spanish mackerel. Small white crappie jigs and silver spoons combined with a quick retrieve can produce drag-screaming action for light-tackle anglers. The bite is occurring either at sunrise or just before sunset. Try also to fish the high tides to get in on this action.

Capt. Mark Johnston of Just Reel fishing charters is trout fishing in north Sarasota Bay with good results. Johnston is live-baiting for these trout with shiners, pinfish or shrimp. He seeks out lush grass flats with good water flow to lead his clients to trout up to 22 inches.

On the flats, Johnston is encountering above-average numbers of bonnethead sharks. On light tackle, these fish provide great action, although he prefers to bait with live shrimp. Average size this past week was 40 inches.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says fishers there are still awaiting the large bait schools that seek refuge around the pier this time of year.

“The fishing is good now,” says Malfese, “but it’ll get really good once all that bait shows up.”

Pier fishers using live shiners for bait are catching decent numbers of mangrove snapper. Most fish are undersized now, although Malfese expects keepers to take up residence soon. Remember, mangoes have keen eyesight, so make sure to use a light fluorocarbon leader and a small live bait hook to get in on this action.

Spanish macks are being caught on live shiners, although artificials such as Gotcha plugs, speck rigs and white crappie jigs will do the job. Average size of the macks is 15 inches to the fork of the tail.

Steve Oldham at Island Discount Tackle says he’s hearing of good flats action for redfish and spotted seatrout occurring in Anna Maria Sound. Flats fishers using live shiners are getting the best results, especially on large fish. If it’s numbers of fish you’re looking for, Oldham suggests using artificials, such as Berkley Gulp shrimp or the Sebile Stick Shad.

“When you’re using artificials,” says Oldham, “you cover a wider range of water, which in theory, will result in more chances of hooking up.”

On the beaches, shark fishing is heating up. Beach fishers using frozen mullet are having success night fishing for hammerhead, blacktip and bull sharks around Bean Point. Average size of these sharks is 5 to 6 feet in length. Oldham recommends using a leader of at least 80-pound coated wire to target these toothy fish.

Lastly, pier fishers are rushing into the tackle shop to buy white crappie jigs and silver spoons. “When this occurs it means only one thing,” says Oldham. “Spanish mackerel.”

Sunrise pier anglers are catching respectable numbers of macks at both the Rod & Reel Pier and the Anna Maria City Pier.

Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters says the catch is heating up just like the weather. Howard reports catch-and-release snook, spotted seatrout, redfish and flounder have been frequent catches on his recent charters.

“Spotted seatrout fishing in the summer can be challenging because of the abundance of undersized fish chewing the shiners,” Howard says. “I like to use circle hooks when trout fishing, so as not to gut-hook them.” Howard also suggests using a dehooker for a quick release of the rainbow-hued beauties.

Howard reports cooperative snook and redfish along the mangrove shorelines and potholes when the tide is flowing. He says, “Use a popping cork to keep your baits out of the weeds and to help stimulate the bite.”

Chumming with shiners will fire up the bite and draw the predators to feed at the back of the boat. Look and listen for the slurp of the chummers getting chewed and place your bait in that area for a bite.

Looking forward, the upcoming the full moon Aug. 3 will provide some excellent tidal movements and help to stimulate the bite. With high tides in the first part of the day, look for the fish to be under the shade of the mangroves. When casting a live bait to the mangrove shoreline at a higher tide, try to land it in the shade of the bushes.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters says backwater fishing this past week reminded him of a buffet. “We’re catching a variety of species,” says Gross, “and all in the same areas, too.”

Gross is fishing the grass flats of southern Tampa Bay with live shiners. By anchoring and chumming, Gross’ clients are catching spotted seatrout, redfish, and catch-and-release snook. Along with this trio of the usual suspects, Gross is catching flounder, Spanish mackerel and some keeper mangrove snapper.

With such a variety of species frequenting the grass flats, Gross’ clients are returning to the dock with a smorgasbord.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing the nearshore artificial reefs just west of Anna Maria Island, catching a variety of both migratory and reef species.

To start, Girle is free-lining live shiners behind the boat to catch Spanish mackerel, kingfish and bonito. Good numbers of kingfish are being caught, the biggest at 25 pounds. The same applies for the macks and bonito. Girle suggests chumming with live baits to get the fish feeding around the boat.

By dropping baits to the bottom, Girle is catching gag grouper up to 26 inches. Along with gags, Key West grunts and mangrove snapper are being reeled up. Again, Girle is using live shiners for bait.

Moving inshore, Girle is targeting redfish on the flats of Sarasota Bay. Using Berkley Gulp shrimp on a jig head, Girle is leading his clients to redfish exceeding 27 inches in length. “Most have been slot-sized,” says Girle, “but there are some big ones mixed in there, too.”

Also on the flats, Girle is catching limits of spotted seatrout. Using either live shiners or artificials, such as Berkley Gulp shrimp, Girle is putting trout averaging 19 inches in the cooler.

Lastly, Girle is bottom fishing with live shiners to target flounder around small rock structures in the bay. The biggest came in at 16 inches.

Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers is seeing good numbers of cero mackerel being caught. “At first I thought I was seeing people catch kingfish,” says Medley, “but after a closer look, I realized they were cero mackerel.”

Cero mackerel are a cousin of the Spanish mackerel, but a cero has golden spots that resemble broken lines. Also, cero grow larger than Spanish macks. Pier fishers using live greenbacks or Gotcha plugs are catching cero macks averaging 30 inches.

Remember. too, when fishing for macks, sharks come into play. Generally when schools of migratory fish, such as mackerel are present, it’s a safe bet that sharks are in close proximity. Pier fishers soaking chunk baits, such as fresh-cut mackerel, mullet and other oily fish, are catching bull, blacktip and lemon sharks daily. Average size of these sharks is 5-6 feet, although there are bigger ones in the bay.

If you’re in search of fish for the dinner table, try targeting gag grouper and mangrove snapper. Medley reports limit catches of both species throughout the week. Pier fishers using live greenbacks or pinfish are catching gag grouper up to 35 inches. And, for the snapper, live greenbacks are resulting in fish in the 16-inch range. For either species, drifting bait under the pier or casting out to the artificial reefs within range, are producing the bite.

        Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Island police blotter – 08-01-2012

Anna Maria

        July 18, 100 block of Tuna Street, burglary to a vehicle. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a vehicle burglary call. The complainant reported someone had “ransacked the vehicle,” but nothing was stolen.

• July 19, 700 block of Holly Road, burglary to a vehicle. A MCSO deputy responded to a vehicle burglary. The complainant reported two stolen cell phones. According to the report, the vehicle was unlocked. Fingerprints were taken from the vehicle.

• July 22, 200 block of Lakeview Drive, domestic disturbance. MCSO responded to a 911 call and made contact with a woman who alleged her fiancé had taken some of her belongings, although she could not name any missing items. According to the report, the couple had been fighting for days. Deputies noted the couple’s apartment was in disarray and that the woman admitted throwing the man’s belongings around. The woman said she had not been physically harmed and did not feel threatened.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • July 16, 1800 Gulf Drive S., vehicle burglary. A male complainant reported someone stole $13 from the center console of his vehicle while he was at Coquina Beach. The complainant said he locked the vehicle, but didn’t realize a rear window was left open.

• July 21, 2500 block of Gulf Drive North, theft. A woman reported a stolen beach bag containing an iPod and $25. The woman said she was playing with her children on the beach and upon returning, the bag was gone.

• July 22, 1800 Gulf Drive S., vehicle burglary. A couple began loading their vehicle at Coquina Beach when storms began moving into the area. While going back and forth from the beach to their vehicle, an unknown person stole several items valued at $300 from the vehicle.

• July 23, 2513 Gulf Drive N., theft. Two men entered Circle K at 3:30 a.m. and stole two 18-packs of beer. According to the report, the suspects entered the store, looked at the clerk and at the beer and exited. A short time later, the two men returned, grabbed the beer and fled the store.

• July 21, 1400 Gulf Drive S., vehicle burglary. A woman came to the Bradenton Beach Police Department to report two purses and about $150 stolen from her vehicle while parked at Coquina Beach. The complainant said her vehicle was locked, but police could find no signs of forced entry.

• July 23, 1600 Gulf Drive S., vehicle burglary. While at Coquina Beach, a woman was seen inside a vehicle by the owner’s friend, who confronted the woman. The female suspect told the male friend she had lost her engagement ring and was certain it was in the vehicle. The woman left the scene. When the vehicle owner and her friend left the beach, they stopped for gas and noticed several items valued at $600 missing, including a guitar, camera, purse and wallet.

• July 24, 115 Bridge St., vehicle burglary. Two witnesses said they observed a female enter a vehicle at the U.S. Post Office while the owner was inside. They asked the female suspect what she was doing. The female suspect said she had lost her wedding ring and was sure it was inside the vehicle. The owner reported a missing iPad.

• July 24, 500 block of Gulf Drive South, theft. About $200 worth of items were stolen from a carport.

• July 24, 1800 Gulf Drive S., vehicle burglary. An unknown person gained entry to an unlocked vehicle at Coquina Beach. A phone, computer equipment and wallet were reported stolen. The items were valued at $1,000.

• July 25, 700 Gulf Drive S., theft. While at Cortez Beach, a couple reported someone had stolen their backpacks containing cellphones and other items valued at $325.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• July 19, 12000 block of 42nd Avenue West, identity theft. A male complainant reported someone used his personal information to file a 2011 federal tax return.

• July 22, 4110 block of 127th Street West, burglary. An unknown person entered the Seafood Shack restaurant by breaking the upstairs door, which allowed the suspect entry to the restaurant office. According to the report, the suspect attempted to gain entry into a large safe, “but the safe is old and rusty and hard to open, even with the combination.” The suspect failed to gain entry into the safe. Damages from the break-in were estimated at $150.

• July 12, 12000 block of Cortez Road West, battery. MCSO deputies responded to a complainant who reported a friend had grabbed him by the neck and pushed him out of his chair when he refused to loan the friend money. According to the report, the complainant was “very intoxicated.” The complainant refused to press charges. Deputies made contact with the suspect, who said he was only holding the complainant down due to “his irrational behavior.”

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        July 22, 3600 block of Fourth Avenue, theft. A complainant rode her bicycle to a relative’s house and walked to the beach. When she returned, the bike, valued at $100, was missing.

• July 22, 6300 block of Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer responded to a report of a vehicle burglary. A male complainant said $390 was stolen from his center console. According to the report, the vehicle was unlocked. Police checked nearby vehicles, finding many of them unlocked with undisturbed property inside.

• July 21, 900 Manatee Ave., road rage. A female complainant reported a maroon SUV was honking at her and driving close to her rear bumper. The woman said she pulled over to allow the SUV to pass, but the driver swerved the vehicle toward her, causing her to take evasive action. She then reported the license plate number of the SUV. As of press time, no further information was available.

• July 19, 300 block of 58th Street, criminal mischief. A female complainant provided HBPD with the name of another female she suspected of vandalizing her vehicle due to “an ongoing feud,” according to the report. Police documented scratches on the car and a broken windshield. Curse words also were scratched into the vehicle’s hood and top. Damages were estimated at $700.

• July 19, 7100 Palm Drive, information. While on routine patrol, a HBPD officer observed a male riding his bicycle. The bike rider swerved into the grass, drove into a mud hole and flipped over the bike’s handlebars. After determining the rider was intoxicated and not injured, the officer drove the man home.

• July 18, 8100 Marina Drive, vehicle burglary. A female complainant reported that some time between July 13-18, someone entered her vehicle and stole an Apple iPod valued at $600. The woman also reported her checkbook stolen.

• July 14, 3700 block of East Bay Drive, criminal mischief. A man driving a company vehicle reported his driver-side window had been smashed. Nothing was reported missing and police observed that it appeared the window was broken from the inside.

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.

Obituaries – 08-01-2012

Robert ‘Bob’ Ebel

Robert “Bob” Ebel, 85, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died July 26.

Mr. Ebel retired to Anna Maria in 1982 as a former administrator, math teacher and sports coach at Oak Park-River Forest High School in the west suburbs of Chicago.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. He graduated Oberlin College in Ohio. While at Oberlin, he met and married his lifetime partner, Marjorie.

Mr. Ebel sang bass in the Roser Memorial Community Church choir and periodically taught high school and college math.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ebel is survived by wife Marjorie; daughters Marsha of Phoenix and Merrily of Palmetto; son Eric  and wife Anne; and grandsons Robert, David and Phillip, all of Fort Collins, Colo.


Robyn Johnson

Robyn Johnson, 52, of Anna Maria Island and recently of Bradenton, died July 29. She was born July 25, 1960, in Wilmington, Del. She came to the island in the mid-1970s.

She worked in the restaurant business in the area. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the tiki bar of the Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

Ms. Johnson is survived by her son, Jimmy Lease and his father Dan, both of Bradenton; father Raymond Skura of Wilmington; sisters Judy and husband Ken Rickerson of Bradenton, Debbie Skura of Wilmington and Jenn McClasserty of Wilmington, neice Jill and nephew Aaron Rickerson, other nieces and nephews and friend Marshall Carlton of Bradenton.



David J. White

David J. White, 51, of Roanoke, Va., and formerly of Holmes Beach, died July 24. He was born Aug. 31, 1960, in Danville, Ill.

He was the owner of the former Surfside Restaurant, which is now Hanks, and worked at Cafe on the Beach at the Manate Public Beach. He loved baseball and the beach.

A private gathering for family is planned on Anna Maria Island at a later date.

Mr. White is survived by wife Kim Bostick of Roanoke, sons David Lee of Bradenton and J.D. of Anna Maria, daughters Amy Marie of Colombus, Ohio, and Lee Nicole Cox of Danville, Ill., former wife and friend Patricia of Holmes Beach.

Sports – 08-01-2012

Glassy, small waves help youths perfect surfing


For three weeks in July, aspiring young surfers were flocking to the south end of the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach to participate in surf camps sponsored by West Coast Surf Shop.

Brandi Brady Gomez runs the camp, and along with a crew of instructors, including Charlene Belsito, Gigi Belsito, Izzy Gomez, Giorgio Gomez, Mary Williams, Mary-Kate Michalak, Kelly Guerin, Chris Pate, Joe Mattay, Travis Belsito and Spencer Carper, the youngsters get plenty of one-on-one on all of the basics of surfing.

First thing on the surf camp agenda is to circle up and run through a series of questions and answers between instructors and kids — a getting-to-know-you exercise.

More importantly, all the new surfers generate their surfer nicknames.

Jackson “Jaguar” Goldtein, grandson of Anna Maria Commissioner Sue Lynn, participated in all three weeks of the surf camp. He passed on a trip to Legoland to participate in the final week of camp.

When asked how he got the nickname Jaguar, he quickly responded, “I like Jaguars.”

After establishing nicknames and teaching the kids some basic safety rules, the instructors showed the kids — while safely on dry land — how to “pop up” on the board.

Then it was time to surf.

The kids went out into the water with instructors, who push the kids as a small wave comes into position. Several instructors also were stationed on the beach to catch the incoming surfers and their boards.

Kaitlyn “Steve” Liebel was asked to describe her favorite part of surf camp, which she said was “probably getting up on the board.”

Alexis Minick of Georgia had a more succinct reply to the same question. “Surfing.”

In addition to surfing, the kids did some cardiovascular work by running and swimming in the Gulf waters, and also took part in standup paddle boarding and paddle relay races.

Mostly the 25 campers had fun.

The camp culminated each week with a Friday surfing contest, and though official results of week three weren’t reported by press time for The Islander, Brooke “Fishy Fishy” McIntosh reportedly won in her group.


Indoor soccer action continues

Anna Maria Island Community Center’s indoor soccer league continues play in the air-conditioned gym and playoffs are quickly approaching.

Playoffs begin Aug. 13 with finals set for Aug. 17.

The 8-10 division remains tight with Beach Bums still on top with a 3-1-1 record. Gettel Toyota moved up to second place at 2-2-1, closely followed by Beach Bistro, which has a 2-3-1 record. LaPensee Plumbing follows in the standings with a 1-2-1 record.

Eat Here sits atop the 11-13 division with a 4-1 record, followed by rapidly improving Air & Energy, which won its second straight match to improve to 2-3 on the season. Waterfront Restaurant follows at 1-3.

Beach Bums outscored Lapensee Plumbing 7-3 during 8-10 division action July 25. Didier Avila scored four goals to lead the Bums, which also received a pair of goals from Luke Marvin and one goal from Devin Calderon in the victory. Ashton Pennell scored twice and Chris Snyder added one goal to lead LaPensee in the loss.

Beach Bums rolled past Beach Bistro by a 7-3 score during 8-10 action July 23. Marvin led the way with six goals, while Ozzie Lonzo added one goal in the win. Julius Peteriet scored two goals, while Andrew Burgess added one goal for Bistro in the loss.

Only one game was played last week in the 11-13 division. Air & Energy won its match, defeating first-place Eat Here 7-3. James Richards led the way with three goals while Stephen Whyte added two goals. Nicole Sewal and James Whyte completed the A&E scoring with a goal each in the victory.

Willow Cooper scored two goals and Shelby Morrow added one goal to lead Eat Here in the loss.


Adult flag football

Adult NFL flag football is ongoing at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.

On July 26, Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins continued to lead the pack in the standings after edging Beach to Bay Construction Saints 46-45, keeping the Saints winless.

Duffy’s Tavern Vikings follow in the standings with a 4-1 record following a win over Miller Electric Chargers 37-25. The loss drops the Chargers to 2-3 and sixth place in the standings.

Jessie’s Island Store Jets moved into a tie for third with Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings and Sato Real Estate Browns after rolling past the Vikings 49-36. The Browns piled winless Slim’s Place Titans 49-13.

Regular season flag football continues until Aug. 9, and the playoffs will start Aug. 15.


Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match July 24.

Helen Pollock carded a 2-under-par 30 to take first place by one shot over second-place finisher Marty Clark. Judy Christiansen and Penny Williams both fired even-par 32s to finish in a tie for third place.


Horseshoe news

Sam Samuels and Jerry Disbrow were the only team to earn three pool-play victories and were the outright champs during July 28 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits.

The July 25 games had two teams emerge from pool play to battle for the day’s bragging rights. The team of Norm Good and Bob Heiger edged Tim Sofran and Samuels 21-15 in the finals.

Play gets under way 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.


AMICC indoor soccer league schedule

5-7 Division

Aug. 1     6 p.m.      Bowes Imaging vs. Southern Greens

Aug. 6     6 p.m.      Bowes Imaging vs. Southern Greens


8-10 Division

Aug. 1     6 p.m.      Beach Bums vs. Gettel Toyota

Aug. 3     6 p.m.      Gettel Toyota vs. LaPensee Plumbing

Aug. 3     7 p.m.      Beach Bums vs. Beach Bistro

Aug. 6     7 p.m.      Gettel Toyota vs. Beach Bistro


11-13 Division

Aug. 1     8 p.m.      Air & Energy vs. Eat Here

Aug. 3     8 p.m.      Eat Here vs. Waterfront

Aug. 6     8 p.m.      Eat Here vs. Waterfront


NFL adult coed flag football schedule

Aug. 2     6 p.m.      Jets vs. Chargers

Aug. 2     7 p.m.      Dolphins vs. Browns

Aug. 2     8 p.m.      Vikings vs. Titans

Aug. 2     9 p.m.      Saints vs. Raiders


AMICC adult coed volleyball schedule

Aug. 7     6 p.m.      The Feast vs. Lobstah’s

Aug. 7     7 p.m.      Best Buy vs. FL Discount Signs

Aug. 7     8 p.m.      Best Buy vs. FL Discount Signs

Island real estate transactions – 08-01-2012

6700 Gulf Drive, Unit 13, Gulf Place, Holmes Beach, a 1,513 sfla / 1,702 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1976 was sold 07/11/12, Ryan to Albrecht for $505,000.

226 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 1,708 sfla / 2,140 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car home built in 1979 on a 87×100 lot was sold 07/10/12, Hendrickson to Anderson for $427,000; list $430,000.

6006 Gulf Drive, Unit 111,  Playa Encantada, Holmes Beach, a 1,154 sfla / 1,322 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1980 was sold 07/12/12, Buck to Anderson for $375,000.

1001 Gulf Drive S., Unit 2, Sunset Villas, Bradenton Beach, a 896 sfla / 1,008 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982 was sold 07/12/12, Reback to Raber for $265,000.

1603 Gulf Drive N., Unit 5, Tradewinds, Bradenton Beach, a 540 sfla 1bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1971 was sold 07/09/12, Quinn to Roof for $150,000.

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

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, August 1, 2012


NEW CROQUET SET in red carry case for six players. Never used. $35. 941-778-3228.

BASEBALL CARDS: TOPPS full sheet, $5, blood pressure monitor, $25. Call 941-795-8734.

WASHER AND DRYER: Kenmore, great condition. $100, pair. 941-224-9311.

WOLF CORVETTE CAR cover: Like new, fits 1995 and up. $50. Holmes Beach. 304-633-3635.

36-INCH ROUND plate glass tabletop, $15. Singer sewing machine, $45. Call 941-778-6766.

SOLID WALNUT CHINA cabinet: Beautiful, $100. Call 941-778-3920.

COMFORTABLE DOUBLE MATTRESS and box spring, $50. 941-779-0556.

FUTON: LIGHT HARDWOOD, excellent condition, $49. 941-778-3920.

MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.

ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, collectibles.  View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 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)


GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently needed for local representatives to aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.

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, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS exclusively for boaters. Available at the Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.

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, 5404 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, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Closed in August, but accepting donations 9 -11 a.m. Wednesdays. Store reopens in September, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

NEW LOCATION: STEFF’S Stuff Antiques has moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-1901.


FOUND: PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES on beach between 64th and 65th St., Holmes Beach. Please claim at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

LOST: KINDLE. ISLAND Shopping Center, July 25. Holmes Beach. 941-778-2893.


ISLAND DOGS GROOMING Salon: Julie Keyes, certified groomer. Hydro bath, hand dry, (no cage drying). Personal service for you and your loved ones. Free pick up and delivery. Call anytime for appointments, 941-778-1202. Holmes Beach.

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.

LULU! RESCUED AND available for adoption. Senior Pekinese mix, adorable, cuddly, needs a good home. She is blind, does well! 941-896-6701.

CUTE, FUN, EASY-going dog: 1.5 years, rescued boy needs happy home. Mixed breed, 50 lbs. Call to meet! 941-896-6701.


2008 EZ GO golf cart, new batteries only one-year-old. $2,150. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.


BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400.

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.


TORTILLA BAY IS hiring motivated team players for all kitchen positions and cashiers. Experience required. 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please come in for an application.

SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.


LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276.

DOG WALKING SERVICE: $10. Call Jewel, 941-524-1423.

RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-5051.

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.


CAREGIVER FOR THE ELDERLY: Bathe, cook, shop, appointments, light cleaning. Four hours or more. Top references, 28 years experience. Have family that can also help. Call Diana, 941-545-7114.


LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-778-5476.

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.

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

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

TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.

AFFORDABLE HURRICANE PROTECTION: Doors and windows, impact rated screen installs easily on inside, see-through, leave-up.  Free estimate. Registered and insured. Island discount. TDWSINC@msn.com. 941-730-1399.

CAREGIVER/COMPANION: LOVING, compassionate, reliable. Excellent references. 941-705-0706.

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840.

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.

TIM’S TOTAL LAWN Care and handyman. Light hauling, most lawns, $25. Also pressure washing. Call 941-807-2537.

JR’S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.


STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/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.

TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600.


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 shutters. 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.

FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-2700.

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 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.

HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for office/commercial spaces from 750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.

VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes, 3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1BR/1BA overlooking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com.

BEAUTIFUL, TROPICAL, KEY Royale unfurnished annual rental. 2BR/2BA with den, pool, boat lift, two-car garage. Don’t miss this gem! $2,300/month. Credit check required. Available Sept. 1. 941-730-1086.

1BR/1BA ANNUAL RENTAL: No pets, available now. Call Jessica, 941-778-7500. Dolores M. Baker Real Estate.

ANNUAL: WATERFRONT, POOL, dock, short walk to beach. 2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA. Call 941-779-9074 or 703-587-4675. Email: bayrest@hotmail.com.

PERICO BAY VILLA: Vacation rental. Tennis, heated pool, 2BR/2BA, one-car garage, kayak-friendly location, $1,200/month, July-November, $1800, December, $2,800/month, June-April. Discount for multiple months. Realtor, 941-356-1456.

2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo. Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis. Boat dock available. $1,795/month, yearly, $3,400/month seasonal. Call 818-620-3543.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA duplex, $1,100/month plus utilities, no pets. Two blocks to beach. Background and credit check. First, last and security deposit. 813-672-1481.

ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental: 2BR/1BA, washer and dryer, close to beach and fishing pier. Call 941-720-2418.

AUGUST SPECIAL: 2BR canalfront with boat slip, turnkey furnished with utilities, $499/week. 941-538-8622.

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.


DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.

FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more information.

REDUCED TO $499,000! ($239/sf) Holmes Beach home, quality built and priced for quick sell. Centrally located, three short blocks to sandy beaches. No reasonable offer refused! Questions, 309-642-7370. View virtual tour: www.srqmediaworks2.com/30959thstreet/

CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate. Need listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call 941-592-8373, email: gregburkesr@hotmail.com.

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach. Excellent investment income. $269,000. By owner, 941-962-8220. www.flipkey.com/124227.

BAYSHORE GARDENS HOUSE: Updated 4BR/2BA, community pool and marina. $89,900. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

WANT TO BUY property on land contract. Duplex, condo, house. Anna Maria Island. 765-414-2815.

FOR SALE BY owner: Mobile home, 1BR/1BA, extra bonus room. Across the street from Bradenton Beach private fishing pier. Beach and bay access, adjacent parking. Call 813-458-3875.

FOR SALE: BEACH trailer. 55-plus Bradenton Beach. Updated, completely furnished, 1BR/1BA. $37,000. Intracoastal boat docking, $55/yearly, land fees, $402/month. patriciamurphy4@comcast.net. View anytime. NH-603-508-6377.

PERICO ISLAND: MONTHLY 3BR/3BA private pool. September, October and November discounts available. 941-795-3778. www.pericoholidayvilla.co.uk.

REDUCED IRONWOOD CONDO! $49,999. 1BR/1.5BA. Many upgrades. 55-plus community. Overlooks golf course. HOA fee, $233/month. Pet-friendly building, six miles to Anna Maria Island. 941-524-8969.

AFFORDABLE LONGBOAT KEY mobile homes: $85,000 and up. Furnished. Sharon Hightower, Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054.