Tag Archives: 08-15-2012

Top Notch photo winner, week 6

The Top Notch final weekly photo contest winner is Amanda Davis of Holmes Beach for this April 2012 capture of her son Sulliven, age 5. Davis wins an Islander “More than a Mullet Wrapper” T-shirt, and her photo goes into the pool of weekly winners vying for the 2012 grand prize, including $100 from The Islander and an array of gift certificates. The winner will be announced Aug. 22.

Islander Calendar – 08-15-2012

Thursday, Aug. 16

        6:30-10 p.m., Anna Maria Island Privateers, Rum Tasting, Gulf Drive Cafe Tiki Bar, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-704-2394.


Sunday, Aug. 19

2-4 p.m., Island Players Open House, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-704-2153.


Monday, Aug. 20

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



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

• 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. 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. 3, Picnic and Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

• 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. 3, Nautical and Landlubber Treasure Show, Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. NW, Bradenton. Information: 941-761-1860.

• 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 email and phone.

Island police blotter – 08-15-2012

Anna Maria

      • July 30, 202 N. Bay Blvd., information. A complainant reported a disturbed sea turtle nest at Bayfront Park. According to the report, the complainant was outraged at the lack of patrols in the area and insisted Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies initiate a stakeout. A deputy investigated the nest and reported it appeared that someone walked over the nest and ripped out the stake markers. The deputy referred the complainant to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

• Aug. 2, 300 block of Hardin Avenue, resisting arrest. A 55-year-old Anna Maria man was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest and booked into the Manatee County jail on $750 bond. According to the report, a MCSO deputy responded to a report of a man and woman arguing. Upon making contact with the man, he “became very belligerent and aggressive.” As the deputy tried to defuse the situation, the man pushed the deputy and fled. Holmes Beach Police Department officers were contacted to assist the deputy. Law enforcement officers reported having to subdue the man after he continued to resist arrest.

• Aug. 7, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported that someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole a semiautomatic handgun from the vehicle’s glove box.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

      • Aug. 8, 400 12th St. W., Bradenton, petit theft/transit fare evasion. A 29-year-old Bradenton Beach man was arrested for misdemeanor theft after taking a taxi with no money to pay the fare. According to the probable cause affidavit, the man asked the driver to drop him off near the beach. When the passenger could not provide an address, the driver became suspicious and called the Bradenton Beach Police Department. The driver was instructed to return the man to his original location, and to keep the meter running. Police made contact with the man, who said he did not have any money to pay the $80 fare. He was arrested and booked into the Manatee County jail on $120 bond.

• Aug. 4, 2200 block of Avenue B, stolen vehicle. A complainant reported someone stole his Ford truck sometime after 8 p.m. The man said he may have left a key in his glove compartment.

• Aug. 4, 1301 Gulf Drive, domestic disturbance. BBPD police responded to the Silver Surf motel after receiving a call regarding loud arguing. Officers made contact with a female, who said she and her husband were there to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. The woman said her husband had given her a ring to celebrate the occasion, but she was upset about the ring. According to the report, the woman said she felt her husband had only given her the ring to make up for having an affair with her best friend. The argument was not physical, so the officer warned the couple to keep the noise down.

• Aug. 4, 2200 block of Avenue C, vehicle burglary. A digital camera valued at $140 was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. According to the report, the camera belongs to the Holmes Beach Building Department.

• Aug. 4, 2408 Gulf Drive, theft. Employees of the Via Roma Resort reported cash and credit cards stolen from their wallets, left in the resort’s maintenance room while at work. The men said the resort hired extra help over the weekend and the temporary laborers may have taken the items.

• Aug. 6, 100 block of 12th Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone had ransacked his vehicle. He listed a $35 pair of sunglasses as stolen.

      Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• Aug. 2, 4500 block of 119th Street West, grand theft. A woman complainant reported several items were stolen from her bedroom. The woman provided a MCSO deputy with a list of everyone who has access to her residence and a suspect.

      Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

      • July 31, 100 block of 46th Street, lewd behavior. A 62-year-old woman was walking down the street toward the beach when she spotted a naked man lying at the end of the street with a towel wrapped around his head. The complainant said the man was fondling himself. Holmes Beach Police Department officers were unable to locate the suspect.

• Aug. 4, 6400 14th St. W., DUI. HBPD and Florida Highway Patrol established a DUI checkpoint. Kenneth Anderson, 62, of Nokomis, was stopped to perform a field sobriety test. Anderson failed and was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge.

• Aug. 1, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A female juvenile contacted police in regards to a stolen wallet. According to the report, the girl put her wallet next to her while riding the trolley to the Manatee Public Beach. A man sat next to her and the girl looked down to notice her wallet was missing, but was afraid to confront the adult. Police later made contact with the suspect, who denied any knowledge of the incident. Police have requested surveillance video from the trolley.

• Aug. 3, 200 block of 57th Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported his unlocked vehicle had been ransacked. Missing items, a GPS unit, sunglasses and tools, were valued at $291.

• Aug. 3, 100 73rd St., burglary. While staying at Coconuts Resort, a man reported $300 was taken from his wallet. According to the report, the man had left his sliding-glass door open throughout the day. The man told police his girlfriend’s wallet was right next to his, but was not missing any money.

• July 31, 200 block of 76th Street, theft. A man reported that someone had stolen several terracotta pots and orchids from his elderly father’s backyard. The items were valued at $700.

• July 31, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. An employee at Lobstah’s restaurant reported someone had gained entry into her locked vehicle while she was at work. Police observed a tampered lock. The complainant reported missing cash, an iPod Touch, and purse, all valued at $440.

• Aug. 1, 300 block of Clark Lane, vehicle burglary. A vacationer reported a purse stolen from her vehicle’s backseat sometime during the night. The woman reported she suspected two suspicious juveniles she observed earlier in the day in the area.

• Aug. 4, 100 block of 47th Street, vehicle burglary. A woman on a bicycle approached a HBPD officer to report finding a purse and other items scattered on the road. The officer located a high school ID card of a Maryland student. He patrolled the area and located a vehicle with Maryland plates and made contact with an adult male. The man looked into his vehicle and determined the items, valued at $400, belonged to his daughter. The daughter reported she had heard a vehicle pull into the driveway the night before. She got out of bed and turned on a light to look outside, at which time she said a vehicle sped away.

• Aug. 2, 200 block of 82nd Street, theft of vehicle. A man reported someone stole his golf cart from his carport. He told police he suspected a neighbor of the theft. The cart was valued between $3,000-$5,000.

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.

Island real estate transactions – 08-15-2012

6405 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 2,876 sfla / 3,390 sfur 3bed/2½bath pool home built in 1955 on a 66×100 lot was sold 07/23/12, Kimball to Froeschle for $825,000; list $888,000.

622 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,611 sfla / 2,680 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1968 on a 95×115 lot was sold 07/20/12, Schmidt to Carlson for $692,000; list $759,000.

2600 Gulf Drive N., Unit 17, Anna Maria Island Club, Bradenton Beach, a 1,179 sfla / 1,339 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 1984 was sold 07/23/12, Anderson Butts Family Partnership LLP to Kendrick for $625,000.

303 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,200 sfla 3bed/2bath/1car land condo built in 1975 was sold 07/20/12, Stoner to Indelicato for $407,500; list $419,000.

5806 Gulf Drive, Unit 210 S, Waters Edge, Holmes Beach, a 1,078 sfla / 1,260 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1975 was sold 07/23/12, Taaca to Karl for $274,500.

6300 Flotilla Drive, Unit 71, Shell Point, Holmes Beach, a 1,023 sfla / 1,151 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1973 was sold 07/23/12, Finn to Rossetti for $185,000.

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

Obituaries – 08-15-2012

Albert Joseph Anderson Jr.

Albert Joseph Anderson Jr., 66, died Aug. 9. He was born May 16, 1946, in Hollis, N.Y., and followed his family to Florida after serving an extended tour in Vietnam.

Mr. Anderson had a love of boating and the water and spent his life in the boating industry as co-owner of A&A Marine Service on Anna Maria Island and later of Osprey Marine Service. He was a master marine technician for Galati Marine and later Siesta Marine, from which he retired in 2007.

He helped design and was advisor for the Marine Service Technology course at Sarasota County Technical Institute. He also was instrumental in launching Sarasota High School’s floating classroom, “The Carefree Learner.”

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Jennings Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment will follow at Sarasota National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice or the Sarasota County Technical Institute Marine Service Program.

Mr. Anderson is survivied by wife Donna; son Traye; granddaughter Carly; sisters Audrey Williams of Westport, Conn., Lori and husband Preston DeVilbiss and Linda and husband David Hubbard of Sarasota, Roberta Burish of Bradenton; brothers Robert and wife Donna and Donald and wife Angie of Bradenton, FL; 10 nieces and nephews and five great nieces and nephews.


Doris Boniberger

Doris Boniberger, 76, Bradenton, died Aug. 10.

Born in Riverhead, Long Island, N.Y., she moved to Bradenton in 1994 from Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.

Mrs. Boniberger was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Moose Lodge of Bradenton Beach Ladies Auxiliary, VFW 10141 Ladies Auxiliary of Bradenton, and American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 Ladies Auxiliary of Bradenton.

Service will be private for the family. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mrs. Boniberger is survived by husband, Ralph; sons Steve and wife Christine of Bradenton Beach and Mike and wife Lisa of Bradenton; and granddaughter Kacie of Bradenton.

Fishing – 08-15-2012

Spanish mackerel make good showing, keep anglers busy


Spanish mackerel made a good showing around the waters of Anna Maria Island this past week. Whether fishing from the boat, beaches or piers, Spanish mackerel are being caught on both live baits and artificials. For live bait fishers, try using live shiners or live threadfin herring to get in on the bite. You can even catch these high activity fish occasionally on live shrimp. For artificials, use Clark spoons, Gotcha plugs or small white jigs.

Spanish mackerel can be caught along all of Florida’s coastlines. They average in size from 1 to 3 pounds, although it’s not unheard of to catch fish in the 5- to 7-pound range. The Florida record for Spanish mackerel is 12 pounds.

The food value of Spanish mackerel ultimately depends on the diner’s preference. If you like rich, dark fillets, try broiling or frying. Another method is to cut the head and tail off, dress the fish, wrap it in foil with Italian dressing and grill it.  If you choose to fillet the fish, remember to cut out the bloodline. Once this is done, you’ll have nice strips of white meat to cook.

Macks provide excellent action on light spinning outfits. I like to use a Stradic 2500 spooled with 8-pound braid paired up with a 7-foot medium-light action spinning rod. For terminal tackle, try using at least 30-pound fluorocarbon for leader. You could use some wire, but most mackerel will see it and not hit your bait.

If you’re using live bait, definitely use a long shank hook. You can start out with a size 2. When the fish are feeding heavily, you can increase the hook size, which will aid in fewer cut-offs. I’ll go all the way up to a 2/0 extra long shank hook if I can get away with it.

If you’re using artificials, try using either something with some flash or something white. Sea Striker’s Gotcha plugs are a popular choice, as well as Clark spoons and Johnson Sprites. Small white crappie jigs are another favorite among pier fishers when the mack’s preferred baitfish are very small.

The Florida limit for Spanish mackerels is a minimum length of 12 inches to the fork of the tail. The daily possession or bag limit is 15 per day. When harvesting mackerel, make sure to thoroughly ice them down immediately after being caught. Also, try to only keep enough to eat for a couple of days. Spanish mackerel becomes strong tasting after a few days in the fridge and doesn’t freeze well.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish mackerel is the targeted species of the week. Pier fishers using artificials such as Clark Spoons, white crappies jigs or small Gotcha plugs are catching mackerel in the 15- to 20-inch range. Most of the macks are being caught in the early morning.

Once the macks have stopped biting, those in the know are switching over to snapper fishing. Mangrove snapper have taken up residence under the pier, feeding on small shiners and shrimp. Try rigging with some 20-pound fluorocarbon leader, a split shot and a No. 2 live-bait hook to entice these tasty little fish to bite. Live shiners or live shrimp are the baits of choice.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing Spanish mackerel passing by the boards on the early morning tides. At sunrise, pier fishers using Gotcha plugs or white jigs are catching keeper-size macks. Live shiners are producing mackerel, although artificials are an easier alternative. When using live shiners or shrimp for bait, try casting under the pier.

Malfese says keeper-size mangrove snapper are occurring more frequently than last week. While targeting snapper, expect to also catch flounder and black drum.

Steve Oldham at Island Discount Tackle says inshore fishing is resulting in a variety of species. By fishing nearshore structure, inshore fishers are catching keeper-size gag grouper and mangrove snapper. Live shiners or pinfish are getting the bite.

Moving onto the grass flats of Anna Maria Sound, fishers are getting consistent action on spotted seatrout. Most are small, Oldham says, but keeper-size fish are being caught by the patient angler. He suggests using soft plastics on a jig head to catch the yellow-mouthed fish.

Reports of redfish are coming into the tackle shop daily. Oldham says the bite is occurring on the grass flats adjacent to mangroves and under docks. Live shiners or live shrimp will get you connected.

Finally, Oldham says action is picking up at the piers. Fishers willing to be out at sunrise are catching near limits of Spanish mackerel. Oldham suggests using Gotcha plugs, silver spoons or white crappie jigs.

For the night owls at the pier, there’s good action on small sharks. Blacktip, bull and lemon sharks are the norm.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is seeing nothing but redfish. When asked what is happening on his charters, Gross replied, “redfish, redfish, redfish.” Gross is using live shiners — either free-lined or under a popping cork — to catch reds. He is looking along mangrove shorelines on the high tides to locate schools of the copper-colored fish. Average size of the reds this past week was 22-26 inches.

After Gross’ clients have had their fill of reeling up redfish, they are switching to catch-and-release snook. Again, Gross is free-lining a popping cork with live shiners to get the bite. Fish up to 30 inches was the norm this past week.

On deeper grass flats, Gross is catching decent numbers of Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper. The macks provide drag-screaming action on light tackle, while the snapper provide mouth-watering action at the dinner table.

Capt. Mark Howard of Sumotime fishing charters reports excellent action on catch-and-release snook, spotted seatrout, and redfish this past week.

“On a recent charter, the Roger’s family on vacation from England had an excellent day on the water with a 25 inch spotted seatrout being the notable fish landed,” Howard said.

Bait has been easy on the flats with the early June hatch finally growing to the 2-3-inch range. Howard warns not to crowd the live well, which can stress the shiners due to the high water temperatures on the flats.

Looking forward, the tides next week will provide for some excellent fish catching opportunities. Howard suggests looking for high tides in the morning and a fast falling tide in the afternoon for fishing success.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing inshore, targeting redfish along mangrove shorelines on high tides. Chumming with live shiners gets the reds to rally behind the boat, which provides some excellent shallow-water action for his clients.

Moving to deeper grass, Girle is catching spotted seatrout in the 17-inch range. Again, Girle is using live shiners to get the bite, and finding success drifting over deep grass flats using Berkeley Gulp shrimp on a jig head. By using artificials, he can cover more area and locate concentrations of fish.

Lastly, Girle suggests looking for diving birds while cruising the Intracoastal Waterway. Under these birds are schools of hatch bait, which is attracting migratory species, including ladyfish, jack crevalle and Spanish mackerel. Not only are these fish easy to spot, but they produce good action on light tackle spinning outfits.

Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says Cero and Spanish mackerel are dominating the pier bite. Spanish macks up to 20 inches to the fork are being caught daily. The same applies for the Cero, with fish up to 5 pounds being reported. Both live bait and artificials are producing catches. For live bait, try using shiners or threadfin herring. For artificials, a 7/8-ounce Gotcha plug seems to do the trick.

Next on the menu at the south pier is mangrove snapper. Live baits, such as shiners and threadfins are resulting in snapper in the 16-inch range. You can also get results using fresh-cut pieces of these live baits. While targeting snapper, expect to catch flounder, grunts and juvenile grouper.

Also, the shark bite is excellent at the south pier, according to Medley. Pier fishers using fresh-cut mackerel or other chunk baits are catching a variety of species including bull, lemon and nurse sharks. The largest shark this week was a lemon shark at an estimated length of 9 feet.

        Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Sports – 08-15-2012

Waterfront posts advances to division soccer final


Waterfront Restaurant defeated Air & Energy 7-3 in Anna Maria Island Community Center summer soccer league playoff action Aug. 10.

Air & Energy earned a 2-1 lead in the first half on goals from Nicole Sewall and James Richards, but Robbie Fellowes toe-poked one past the A&E goalie to tie the score at 2-2 in the opening minutes of the second half. Morgan Burns then scored twice in the next few minutes to break open the game on the way to an easy 7-3 victory.

Burns finished with three goals to lead Waterfront, which also received two goals apiece from brothers Robbie and Ryan Fellowes.

Air & Energy received a goal each from Stephen Whyte, Richards and Sewall in the loss.

Waterfront Restaurant earlier edged Eat Here 2-1 in Aug. 6 11-13 division action. Ryan Fellowes and Olivia Glavan scored one goal each to lead Waterfront in the victory. Dylan Joseph scored the lone goal for Eat Here in the loss.

LaPensee Plumbing won a pair of games Aug. 10 and one game Aug. 8 to ascend to the top in the 8-10 division standings. The plumbers drowned out Beach Bistro 12-2 in the first game behind four goals each from Tyler Brewer and Giana Sparks. Ashton Pennel and Sean O’Reilly added two goals each for LaPensee in the victory. Thomas Fellowes and Andrew Burgess each scored one goal for Bistro in the loss.

LaPensee followed its first win on the day with a 10-3 victory over Beach Bums behind five goals from Tyler Brewer and two goals from O’Reilly. Pennel, Sparks and Chris Snyder each added a goal in the victory. Ryan Joseph scored two goals and Ozzie Lonzo added one goal to lead Beach Bums in the loss.

LaPensee defeated Beach Bums Aug. 8 with the score 8-3. Brewer scored four goals and Pennel added two goals to lead LaPensee, which also received a goal each from O’Reilly and Chris Snyder in the win. Lonzo, Didier Avila and Andres Rincon scored a goal each in the loss.

Beach Bistro edged Gettel Toyota 4-2 in 8-10 division action Aug. 6. Julius Peteriet led the way with three goals while Lila Naeher added one goal in the victory. Ava Zink and David Daigle scored one goal apiece to lead Gettel Toyota, which received outstanding play in the goal from Tuna McCracken in the loss.


Island youth wins tennis tourney

Anna Maria Island resident Jermiah Victor traveled Aug. 4 to Cassleberry, Fla., for the Red Bug Back to School Tournament.

Victor won all three of his matches with scores of 4-0, 4-0 to earn the first-place trophy for age 10 and under boys. He is a home-schooler who trains at Anna Maria Island Community Center with 2011 Sarasota Open Doubles ATP finalist and former USTA Junior Tennis champion Vamsee Chappidi of Bradenton.

Congratulations to Jermiah and his family from the Islander.


Flag football playoff matches set

The regular season of the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Coed Flag Football League wrapped up plan and the first-round playoff matchups, which get started Aug. 15, are set in stone.

Top seed Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins will take on winless Slim’s Place Titans, while second-place Duffy’s Tavern Raiders will play Beach to Bay Construction Saints in its first-round playoff game. Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings will battle Jessie’s Island Store Jets, while Miller Electric Chargers plays Sato Real Estate Browns in other first-round playoffs.

Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins retained the top seed, but did finally lose a game, dropping a 21-20 decision to Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings during Aug. 9 action.

Jonathan Moss had a huge game for the Vikings, completing one pass for a 20-yard touchdown, while also adding eight catches for 92 yards on offense and chipping in with a quarterback sack and a safety on defense. Quarterback Ryan Moss added 137 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Vikings victory.

The Dolphins were led by Pat Calvary with two catches for 66 yards and two touchdowns on offense, while also contributing on defense with six flag pulls. Jesse Brisson also had a big defensive game, garnering four pulls and three quarterback sacks in the loss.

In other action, Miller Electric Chargers throttled Sato Real Estate Browns 39-19 behind 269 yards and five touchdown passes from quarterback Chuck Buky. Eric Gledhill was his favorite target, catching six passes for 115 yards and four touchdowns. Matt Ray’s six flag pulls and two quarterback sacks from Hilary Gledhill keyed a strong defensive effort for the Chargers.

Jason Sato threw for 209 yards and three touchdown passes to lead the Browns, which also received six catches for 113 yards and a touchdown reception from Scott Rudacille.

Beach to Bay Construction Saints defeated Slim’s Place Titans 35-18 to hold the Titans winless on the season. Larry Berkery paced the Saints with 217 passing yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 42 yards and a touchdown. Don Purvis added 42 rushing yards, six catches for 53 yards including four extra-point catches and two sacks on defense.

The Titans were led by Tyler Bekkerus’ 157 passing yards and three touchdowns, while Zach Schield chipped in with four catches for 46 yards and one touchdown. Schield also topped the Titans’ defensive effort with five flag pulls, while Emily King finished with five pulls and a quarterback sack in the loss.

Duffy’s Tavern Raiders clinched the second seed with a 27-13 victory over Jessie’s Island Store Jets in the final game of the evening. Quarterback Chris Gillum paced the Raiders with 282 passing yards and four touchdown passes. His favorite target was Tyler Redmond, who grabbed five passes for 112 yards, two touchdowns and two extra points. Redmond also contributed a pair of interceptions to the victory.

Robert Mandrine threw for 205 yards and a pair of touchdown passes, but was hurt by three interceptions. Ian Fetters caught five passes for 92 yards and a touchdown in the loss.


Horseshoe news

Hank Huyghe and Tim Sofran were the only team to earn a 3-0 pool-play record and were declared champs during Aug. 8 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits.

Not to be outdone, Jerry Disbrow walked his way to the only 3-0 record in pool play and was champ of the Aug. 11 horseshoe action.

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

8-10 Division

Aug. 17   7 p.m.      Championship Game TBA


11-13 Division

Aug. 17   8 p.m.      Waterfront vs. Eat Here


NFL Adult Coed Flag Football playoff schedule

Aug. 15   6 p.m.      Browns vs. Chargers

Aug. 15   7 p.m.      Jets vs. Vikings

Aug. 15   8 p.m.      Saints vs. Raiders

Aug. 15   9 p.m.      Titans vs. Dolphins

Aug. 16   7 p.m.      TBA vs. TBA

Aug. 16   8 p.m.      TBA vs. TBA

Aug. 23   7 p.m.      Pro Bowl Game

Aug. 23   8 p.m.      Super Bowl Game

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012


HENRY LINK DARK wicker bed set, $100, matching end table, $100, matching nightstand, $100. 941-685-3499.

TWO 26-INCH bikes, male/female, $15 each, the two for $25. Call 941-778-6766.

FUTON: LIGHT COLOR hardwood, excellent condition, $45. 941-778-3920.

SOFA, QUEEN SLEEEPER, rattan, green floral, $100, large cedar chest, $50. 941-778-5647.

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

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.


ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. 207 Archer Way, Anna Maria. Bronze dolphin statue, full bed, shells, Danish modern table set, sofa, easy chair, washer, dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, sofa, queen bed, dressing table, chest, accessories and kitchen. Julie McClure Sale. www.appraisals4u.biz or www.estatesales.net.

ESTATE SALE: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. 306 67th St., Holmes Beach. Sofa, loveseat, coffee, end and sofa tables, two recliners, dinette, double bed set, king bed, chests, dresser, lamps, flat-screen TV, costume jewelry, patio furniture, kitchenware, linen, china, glass and bric-a-brac. Sale conducted by Palma Sola Sales. Numbers given out at 8 a.m.


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.


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.

FOUND: DUFFEL BAG with fishing equipment, Sunday, Aug. 12 at Rod & Reel Motel, call to identify. 941-778-2780.


BEAUTIFUL SHIHTZU PUPS: Eight weeks, health-certified, family raised with love, only to caring, special homes. $450. 941-807-7182.

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.

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.


CAREGIVERS WANTED: CNA licensed preferred. Care for an active paraplegic women. Also need to help in the housekeeping. Must like little dogs. Both day and night shifts available. Fingerprinting and background checks will be required. Please, call 941-795-1603  or 248-755-3657.

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.

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 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. 941-795-3778.www.pericoholidayvilla.co.uk.

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

SEASONAL: ADORABLE STUDIO apartment in Holmes Beach. Private patio and parking. Available March and April 2013. No smoking, no pets. $1,200/month. Will send photos. 908-914-1182.

LATE SUMMER SPECIAL: Labor Day weekend, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. One room, modestly furnished efficiency near tennis courts and boat dock. Sleeps 2-4, small kitchen, bathroom, screened porch. $300. Call 352-328-4550 or 941-778-7770.

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.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA north end, one block to beach, screened porch, washer and dryer hookups, quiet pet considered. $1,025/month plus security. 941-778-4837, leave message.


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.

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

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

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.

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.

FOR SALE BY owner: 2BR/2BA, beautiful canal condo in Runaway Bay provides the peace, quiet and serenity desired for “Island time.” Tastefully furnished, totally updated. Pool, tennis court, fishing pier, steps to beach, $289,000. 847-308-2366.