Tag Archives: 08-08-2012

Island police blotter – 08-08-2012

Anna Maria

        July 25, 300 block of Poinsettia Road, suspicious incident. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a call of two men in a white van parked in front of the complainant’s home. The caller said the men dumped something “gooey and foamy” into a nearby stormwater drain. The men were gone before the deputy arrived. He observed some type of foamy substance in the drain, but according to the report, the substance did not appear to represent a public health hazard.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • No new reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        July 28, 3007 Gulf Drive, DUI. Douglas Loring of South County was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge outside the Anchor Inn. Holmes Beach Police Department officers requested the assistance of a MCSO deputy to perform a field sobriety test. The deputy responded to the request to find Loring “passed out” in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. The deputy made two unsuccessful attempts to wake Loring before using a “sternum rub, which got his attention,” according to the report. Loring allegedly told the deputy he had several drinks at a bar, but not at the Anchor Inn. He did not remember where he had been drinking. The deputy also observed an open container of beer in Loring’s vehicle and detected a strong odor of alcohol. Loring “performed poorly” on the field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI and booked into the Manatee County jail on $500 bond.

• July 25, 3100 block of Avenue E, lewd behavior. A female reported to HBPD she had fallen asleep in her chair when she was awakened by a strange noise. She saw a man at the window with a shirt covering his face, and fondling himself, according to the police report. The woman described the man’s clothing and police made contact with a suspect a short time later. According to the report, the man’s vehicle was parked across the street from the victim’s residence, he was seen walking away from the area at a fast pace and could not provide a satisfactory reason why he was in the area. However, the victim was not able to positively identify the man.

• July 23, 4000 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. A couple stopped by the Manatee Public Beach for ice cream and left their vehicle unlocked. Upon their return, they saw the vehicle had been ransacked. The couple reported a GPS unit, a suitcase and a wallet — total value at $220 — were missing.

• July 23, 4000 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. Two female complainants went to Manatee Public Beach. While at the beach, someone gained entry into the unlocked vehicle and stole a purse, camera and credit cards valued at $248.

• July 24, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. While at Manatee Public Beach, a woman left her purse containing a cell phone and other items valued at $317, under a beach towel. She left her belongings for a short time and learned, upon her return, the purse was missing.

• July 25, 400 block of 79th Street, burglary. A couple returned to their vacation home and noticed that their wine racks had been emptied. The couple looked around the residence and determined several other items, including a TV and bedspread, were missing. The items were valued at $540.

• July 27, 5600 block of Holmes Boulevard, drunk. HBPD was contacted about a person lying in a yard. Upon investigating, officers found a female lying in the public right of way. She was “extremely intoxicated,” according to the report. A friend was called to pick her up.

• July 27, 300 block of Clark Drive, vehicle burglary. A male complainant called to report his vehicle had been burglarized. According to the report, officers found signs of forced entry on the driver’s side window. The man reported missing a GPS unit and six credit cards, all valued at $200.

• July 27, 500 block of 75th Street, counterfeit. A woman complainant reported a fake $50 bill had been passed to her during a garage sale. According to the report, the woman had several customers and when she counted the money she found the bill. It was “beginning to separate and was an obvious counterfeit.” HBPD took custody of the phony bill and turned it over to the Tampa office of the U.S. Secret Service.

• July 29, 5410 Marina Drive, trespass. While on routine patrol, a HBPD officer observed several subjects fighting outside D. Coy Ducks Tavern. After separating the combatants and investigating the incident, police determined one man to be the aggressor. He was issued a trespass warning.

• July 29, 5200 Gulf Drive, theft. A man rented a paddleboard and left it, along with other equipment, at the beach overnight. When he returned, the items, valued at $1,230, were gone.

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 – 08-08-2012

Top indoor soccer seeds set


With only a couple of games left to play in the summer season of the Anna Maria Island Community Center indoor soccer league, Eat Here in the 11-13 division and Beach Bums in the 8-10 division have wrapped up top seeds for the upcoming playoffs.

Though there could still be some movement among the next three or four positions in the standings, it appears Gettel Toyota will take on Beach Bums in the first playoff game Aug. 13, while LaPensee Plumbing and Beach Bistro will square off in the second playoff game.

The 11-13 division is set with season champion Eat Here taking on the winner of the Air & Energy-Waterfront Restaurant opening playoff game.

In last week’s 8-10 division action, Ryan Joseph scored eight goals to lead Beach Bums to a 10-7 victory over Beach Bistro Aug. 3. Luke Marvin completed the Beach Bum scoring with a pair of goals. Julius Peteriet led Beach Bistro with four goals, while Andrew Burgess added two goals and Lalita Garofalo finished with one goal in the loss.

Tyler Brewer notched four goals to lead LaPensee Plumbing past a shorthanded Gettel Toyota in the second 8-10 division game of the evening. Ashton Pennel and Giana Sparks completed the LaPensee scoring with one goal apiece. Tuna McCracken scored the lone goal for Gettel in the loss.

Beach Bums earned a 6-2 victory in 11-13 division action over Gettel Aug. 1. Ryan Joseph and Andres Rincon scored two goals apiece to lead Beach Bums, which also received a goal apiece from Didier Avilla and Luke Marvin in the victory. Ava Zink and David Daigle each scored one goal to lead the Gettel offense.

Daniel Sentman scored four goals and Dylan Joseph added one to lead Eat Here past Waterfront Restaurant in 11-13 division action Aug. 3. Ryan Fellowes notched the lone goal for Waterfront in the loss.

Eat Here received single goals from five players in defeating Air & Energy 5-2 during 11-13 division action Aug. 1. Dylan Joseph, Nika Ukhurgunsavilli, Joe Rogers, Shelby Morrow and Willow Cooper each notched a goal for Eat Here. Daniel Fritz scored both goals for Air & Energy in the loss.

Waterfront Restaurant earned a 7-2 victory over Air & Energy during 11-13 division action July 30 behind a game-high four goals from Morgan Burns. Gage Nevin, Brooke McIntosh and Ryan Fellowes completed the Waterfront scoring with a goal each in the victory. Daniel Fritz paced Air & Energy with two goals in the loss.


Soccer camp news

The Anna Maria Island Community Center hosted British Soccer Camp by Challenger Sports July 23-26. Approximately 20 youths in ages ranging from 3-16 years participated.

This camp places a premium on skill development and fun through a series of drills and games.

Coaches provide instruction on the basic fundamentals of the game, including trapping, dribbling, passing and shooting, but they do it in a way that promotes competition among the campers through games.

All of the campers received a soccer ball and a camp T-shirt, but most of all, they had fun.


Flag football winds down

Agnelli Pool  & Spa Dolphins continues to lead the pack in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s NFL adult flag football league with a perfect 6-0 record. Duffy’s Tavern Raiders at 5-1 and Tyler’s Ice Cream at 4-2 are the only other teams in the league with winning records. Sato Real Estate Browns, Jessie’s Island Store Jets and Miller Electric Chargers follow in the standings with 3-3 records, while Slim’s Place Titans and Beach to Bay Construction Saints are still in search of a first win as the end of the regular season nears.

The playoffs get started Aug. 15, so stay tuned.

Agnelli easily stayed on top with a 27-7 blowout win over Sato Real Estate Browns in Aug. 2 action. Tim Shaughnessy paced the Dolphins with 115 passing yards and two touchdown passes, while also adding a 20-yard touchdown reception. Pat Calvary also had a big game, catching three passes for 36 yards and a touchdown, while also chipping in with an interception return for a touchdown on defense.

Jason Sato led the Browns with 293 passing yards and a touchdown pass to brother Nick Sato in the loss.

Miller Electric improved to .500 on the season with a 45-20 blowout win over Jessie’s behind the play of quarterback Chuck Bucky. Bucky completed 22 of 28 passes for 278 yards and six touchdown passes. Eric Gledhill was his favorite target with nine catches for 166 yards and three touchdowns.

Matt Piermarini threw for 225 yards and three touchdown passes to lead the Jets. Kyle Stopa added four catches for 83 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the loss.

Ryan Moss was a one-man wrecking crew during Tyler’s 46-24 victory over Slim’s Place. Moss passed for 202 yards and four touchdown passes, while also adding touchdown runs of 15 and 20 yards.

Tyler Bekkerus passed for 243 yards and three touchdowns passes to lead the Titans, which also received five catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns from Ben Conlon in the loss.


Key Royale golf news

The women of Key Royale Club braved some stifling heat to play a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match July 31. Sue Wheeler and Helen Pollack both carded 1-under-par 31s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight A. Meredith Slavin was a stroke back in second place with an even-par 32.

Roxanne Koche lapped the field with a blistering 6-under-par 26 to win Flight B. Liz Lang and Ginny Upshaw tied for second with matching 2-under-par 30s.


Horseshoe news

Two teams advanced from pool play during Aug. 4 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. George McKay and Ron Pepka edged Jay and Jerry Disbrow 21-18 in the finals.

The teams of Jerry Disbrow and George McKay and Norm Good and Tim Sofran advanced to the finals Aug. 1, but rains ended the competition and the two teams shared bragging rights for the day.

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. 8     6 p.m.      Bowes Imaging vs. Southern Greens


8-10 Division

Aug. 8     6 p.m.      LaPensee Plumbing vs. Beach Bums

Aug. 10   6 p.m.      Beach Bistro vs. LaPensee Plumbing

Aug. 10   8 p.m.      LaPensee Plumbing vs. Beach Bums

Aug. 13   6 p.m.      Gettel Toyota vs. Beach Bums*

Aug. 13   7 p.m.      Beach Bistro vs. LaPensee Plumbing*

Aug. 17   7 p.m.      Championship Game TBA


11-13 Division

Aug. 10   7 p.m.      Waterfront vs. Air & Energy

Aug. 13   8 p.m.      Air & Energy vs. Waterfront*

Aug. 17   8 p.m.      Winner Aug. 13 vs. Eat Here*

* Playoff Games


NFL Adult Coed Flag Football schedule

Aug. 9     6 p.m.      Dolphins vs. Vikings

Aug. 9     7 p.m.      Chargers vs. Browns

Aug. 9     8 p.m.      Saints vs. Titans

Aug. 9     9 p.m.      Jets vs. Raiders


AMICC Adult Coed Volleyball schedule

Aug. 14   6 p.m.      4th Seed vs. 1st Seed

Aug. 14   7 p.m.      3rd Seed vs. 2nd Seed

Aug. 14   8 p.m.      Championship game

Obituaries – 08-08-2012

Robyn Johnson

Robyn Johnson, 52, of Anna Maria Island and recently of Bradenton, died July 23. 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 was held Aug. 5.

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, niece Jill and nephew Aaron Rickerson, other nieces and nephews and friend Marshall Carlton of Bradenton.

Islander Calendar – 08-08-2012


Saturday, Aug. 11

        • 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sarasota Bay Watch Great Scallop Search, Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key. Information, call 941-953-5333 or 941-232-2363

• 7-9 p.m., Operation American Pride Inc., Honor A Vet Bowling Bash, AMF Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-803-8097.



• 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, including boat tours, 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. 16, Anna Maria Island Privateers, Rum Tasting, Gulf Drive Cafe Tiki Bar, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-704-2394.

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

• Aug. 20, Nan Rich for governor fundraiser, Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-761-8385.

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

• Aug. 25, Red, White & Blues III, Concert to Benefit Veteran Relief, American Legion Riders of Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th St., Cortez. Information: 941-209-2212.


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 – 08-08-2012

Angler’s key to get the bite: Shiners


For all of the species of fish angler’s target around Anna Maria Island, live shiners are the key.

Inshore fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistent for redfish, spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook. We’re also seeing an influx of flounder on channel edges, ditches and sandy potholes throughout the grass flats.

When catching shiners, be selective on size. On my own charters, I’m using small baits, usually 2 or 3 inches in length. When switching to larger baits, I’m finding the fish don’t want to bite.

If you’re looking to target mangrove snapper, try fishing either nearshore reefs, such as the 1- and 3-mile reefs. You can find a good snapper bite at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Remember, try to use the lightest possible fluorocarbon leader, as mangrove snapper tend to shy away from a bait the second they become suspicious. Also, you may want to try chumming with a chum bag. This seems to get the snapper in a feeding mood, and more apt to eat your bait.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing Spanish mackerel being caught daily. Pier fishers willing to wet their lines at sunrise are catching mackerel in the 16- to 18-inch range on either live shiners or artificials, such as white crappie jigs, Clark spoons or Gotcha plugs.

Pier fishers opting to drop their bait under the pier are catching mangrove snapper and juvenile gag and red grouper. Try using live shiners or shrimp to get a bite.

Mark Johnston of Just Reel fishing charters is targeting spotted seatrout in Sarasota Bay and the waters around Cortez. Johnston is looking for deeper grass flats with good water flow to target these yellow-mouthed fish.

Once he locates the target, Johnston chums with live shiners to get the fish in a feeding mood, while his clients free-line live baits to the hungry mob. This method is exciting — seeing the fish explode on baits — and aids in keeping the fish around the boat. Average size of the trout this past week, Johnson says, was 18 inches with the biggest coming in at a whopping 24 inches.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says if you’re looking to target Spanish mackerel you need to be at the pier at sunrise, where keeper-size macks are swarming schools of bait at dawn. Fishers using live shiners free-lined on a long shank hook are getting the bite and anglers opting to use artificials are getting action with Gotcha plugs or speck rigs in white or pink.

Mangrove snapper are making an appearance at the pier as they take up residence for the next month. “We’re finally seeing some keeper-size mangoes being caught,” says Malfese. “Most are in the 12-inch range.”

Pier fishers using live shiners or shrimp are catching decent numbers of these hard-fighting, tasty fish.

While targeting mangrove snapper, expect to catch black drum and flounder. Both of these species are around the structure below the pier in the same places as the snapper. It just depends on which fish gets your bait first.

Finally, pier fishes using cut bait, such as shrimp or squid, are catching small bonnethead sharks by casting away from the pier. Using a bottom rig cast to deep water, you have the opportunity to catch small shark, stingrays and catfish.

Grady Smith at Island Discount Tackle is hearing of good catches of redfish and spotted seatrout coming from the grass flats of Anna Maria Sound. “Most of them are being caught on live shiners,” says Smith, “but I betcha a Berkeley Gulp shrimp would work, too.”

Reports of good catch-and-release snook action in the same areas also are coming to the tackle shop.

Around the local piers, fishers are catching respectable numbers of Spanish mackerel. Pier fishers using Gotcha plugs or small white jigs are getting the bite, Smith says. The bite is occurring at sunrise and for about an hour afterwards. Fish up to 18 inches to the fork were the norm this past week.

Moving out to the nearshore reefs, Smith says he’s hearing of good mangrove snapper action. Anglers using live shrimp dropped to the bottom are catching keeper-size mangoes up to 16 inches. Smith suggests using a light fluorocarbon leader, split shot and a live bait hook when trying to entice these tasty little snapper to bite.

Also on the nearshore reef, expect to see Spanish mackerel, Key West grunts, plenty of juvenile grouper and a variety of shark.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing nearshore structure just off the beaches of Anna Maria Island, where Spanish and king mackerel are ravaging baits free-lined behind the boat. Girle is using live shiners or threadfin herring to catch these migratory fish.

Also on the nearshore structure, Girle is catching “sharks galore.” Blacktips, spinner, small bull and hammerhead sharks are frequenting nearshore structure, chasing Spanish mackerel and kingfish. Girle suggests chumming less if you don’t want to attract sharks to the boat. If you do, start casting chunks of mackerel behind the boat on a wire leader and hang on tight.

Lastly, while bottom fishing on the reefs, Girle is catching flounder, gag and red grouper. Again, Girle is using live shiners for bait.

Moving inshore, Girle is targeting redfish and spotted seatrout. For the reds, Girle is dock fishing in Sarasota Bay, using live shiners weighted with a split shot and casting under docks to find the bite. Slot-size and over-size reds are being caught along with a few nice flounder as a by-catch.

For the trout, Girle is fishing deep grass flats with either live shiners or Berkley Gulp shrimp on a jig head. Trout to 20 inches were the norm last week.

Richard Leitz at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers is seeing good action on Spanish mackerel. Pier fishers using live bait such as shiners or threadfin herring are having good results on these high-activity fish, although fishers using artificials like silver spoons, Gotcha plugs or small white jigs also are cashing in. According to Leitz, the best time to target the macks is in the late afternoon on an outgoing tide. Fish up to 18 inches to the fork are the average.

If it’s mangrove snapper you’re looking for, you might want to include the south pier in your search. Pier fishers using live or cut bait are catching mangrove snapper up to 16 inches daily. Try using small live shiners or threadfins, and if those don’t work, try cutting your live bait in half. To target these fish successfully, try fishing slower tides. This makes it easier to keep your bait in the strike zone without having to use a large sinker. Since stealth is an issue when targeting snapper inshore, a small weight, light leader and small hook will aid in catching your limit.

        Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Island real estate transactions – 08-08-2012

207 69th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,948 sfla / 2,388 sfur 4bed/3bath/1car duplex built in 1972 on a 70×110 lot was sold 07/19/12, Belzer to Sunny Skies AMI Cottages LLC for $425,000.

319 64th St., Unit 8B, Island Walk, Holmes Beach, a 2,001 sfla / 3,176 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car condo with pool built in 2006 was sold 07/16/12, Pankhurst to Lippincott for $425,000; list $449,000.

6700 Holmes Blvd., Unit A, Beach Breezes, Holmes Beach, a 919 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1970 was sold 07/17/12, 6700 Holmes LLC to Wilson for $390,000.

3803 E. Bay Drive, Unit 3, Sunbow Bay, Holmes Beach, a 2,354 sfla 5bed/3bath condo with shared pool built in 1977 was sold 07/17/12, Fridovich to Belden for $364,000; list $425,000.

4500 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a vacant 100×90 lot was sold 07/19/12, Schwope to 4500 Gulf LLC for $349,000.

3705 E. Bay Drive, Unit 206, Sunbow Bay, Holmes Beach, a 1,146 sfla / 1,247 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1980 was sold 07/17/12, Bristol to Frenay for $249,900; list $249,900.

213 84th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,173 sfla / 2,749 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car home built in 1986 on a 90×100 lot was sold 07/12/12, Mixon to Eason for $240,000; list $300,000.

3008 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, a 1,560 sfla / 1,656 sfur 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1981 on a 50×105 lot was sold 07/16/12, Saxe to APG Florida LLC for $237,000.

2404 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,158 sfla 3bed/2bath/1car home built in 1950 on a 50×100 lot was sold 07/20/12, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Strouse for $204,900.

5400 Gulf Drive, Unit 5424, 5400 Gulf Drive Apartments, Holmes Beach, a 810 sfla / 838 sfur 1bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1964 was sold 07/18/12, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Leschen for $171,000.

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

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, August 8, 2012


COMPUTER: DELL DUAL 1.5 GHz, XP-PRO, $100. 941-756-6728.

PUSH GOLF CART, $12. Men’s golf shirts, $5 each. Callaway Big Bertha, $35. 941-778-3228.

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)


RECENTLY RELOCATED RETIREE with shiny new real estate sales associate license seeks part-time position showing rental units to visitors of our Island paradise. Please, call David, 941-465-0434. Thanks!

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.

LOST! LADIES DELICATE silver band with small sapphires and diamonds. Reward. 864-907-2830.


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.


MOPED: BIG FOOT. Zenoah engine, no rot. Garage-kept. $300. Flamingo Cay. 941-704-4282.

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.

BOAT DOCK FOR rent: 85th Street and Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. $150/month, available immediately. Call 941-243-0432.

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.


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.

LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Full or part-time. Morning shifts are 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-9637.


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.

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.

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.

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

ISLAND SEDAN TOWNCAR Service: August, September summer rates. Tampa and St.Pete, $70, Sarasota, $30, local on-Island, $15 flat rate. Mike, The Island Guy, 941-730-8803.

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 LAWN Care: Light hauling, most lawns, $25. 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.

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.

SEASONAL: ADORABLE STUDIO apartment in Holmes Beach. Available January-April.  $1,200/month. Will email photos. 908-850-6086.

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

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.

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

TWO 1BR/1BA ANNUAL RENTALS, Holmes Beach. No pets, $750/month. Call Jessica, 941-778-7500. Dolores M. Baker Real Estate.

ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED: Disabled veteran, non-smoker with small dog, needs small apartment. Under $600/month. Relocating to Island as caregiver for elderly family member in Holmes Beach. 727-510-1773.

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.

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.

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

HOUSE FOR SALE by owner: 3BR, 1,700 sf, private and spacious yard.165 Crescent Drive, near city pier, steps to the bay, walk to shops on Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. $449,000. 941-321-5454.

FOR SALE BY owner: Canal home in Bay Palms community, Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA, 1,818 sf, well, garage, new seawall and cap, large lot (almost 11,000 sf). $525,000. 519 72nd St. 863-660-8366.

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach. Excellent investment income. $259,000. By owner, 941-962-8220. www.flipkey.com/124227.