Tag Archives: 08-22-2012

Island real estate transactions – 08-22-2012

207 70th St. Holmes Beach, a 1,820 sfla / 3,140 sfur 4bed/4bath duplex with pool built in 1966 on a 90×102 lot was sold 07/27/12, 207 70th St LLC to Bettinger for $800,000; list $849,000.

108 77th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,839 sfla / 2,431 sfur 3bed/2bath duplex built in 1953 on a 68×80 lot was sold 07/27/12, Jasko to FLM Inc. for $529,000; list $549,000.

109 75th St., Unit C, Gulfside Village, Holmes Beach, a 1,819 sfla / 2,658 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car condo built in 2000 was sold 07/25/12, Teeter to Winegrad for $525,000; list $569,900.

516 Kumquat Drive, Anna Maria, a vacant 75×142 canalfront lot was sold 07/27/12, Stella to Haddox for $424,000.

6400 Flotilla Drive, Unit 46, Westbay Point & Moorings, Holmes Beach, a 985 sfla / 1,377 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1977 was sold 08/06/12, Knight to Bartschke for $310,000; list $349,000.

1000 Gulf Drive S., Unit 1, Sunset Villas, Bradenton Beach, a 896 sfla / 1,008 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982 was sold 07/27/12, Girard to Kiene for $275,000; list $285,000.

2216 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a vacant 50×100 lot was sold 07/31/12, SL Invest LLC to Grover for $240,100.

5200 Gulf Drive, Unit 507, Martinique South, Holmes Beach, a 1,057 sfla / 1,169 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1970 was sold 07/27/12, Niebrugge to Rochon for $190,000.

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

Obituaries – 08-22-2012

Paul Adamec

Paul Adamec, 77, died Aug. 12.

He was a machinist and also worked at Publix Super Market in Holmes Beach.

Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were by Covell Funeral Home.

Mr. Adamec is survived by daughters Susan Adamec and Sharon Swanick; three grandchildren; and former wife Roseann Holzheimer.

 

Nancy J. Grimme

Nancy J. Grimme, 80, Holmes Beach, died Aug. 13. She was born March 15, 1932, in Knoxville, Tenn. She married Richard Grimme Sept. 12, 1953.

Mrs. Grimme was a homemaker, avid golfer and loved working in her yard. She also loved taking care of her two cats, Kelley and Katie. She was a member of the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.

A memorial Mass was celebrated Aug. 17 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, followed by a celebration of life at the Key Royale Club. Donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Covell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by husband Dick; sons Tom and wife Cindy of Bradenton and Greg and wife Karen of Kettering, Ohio; and grandchildren Brad, Jackie and Christine.

 

Frank Charles Zacchero

Frank Charles Zacchero, 80, of Bradenton, died Aug. 19. He was born March 31, 1922, in Clairton, Pa.

He was married May 2, 1953, to Rose Frances Ferraro at St. Bernard Church in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. He received a bachelor’s degree in English and a masters in art education at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Mr. Zacchero was a member of the nation’s Greatest Generation, having served his country in the U.S. Army  95th Infantry Division in World War II under General Patton. He was a member of the American Legion.

Following the military and a brief career in teaching, Frank served nearly 30 years as a claim settlement agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania before retiring to Bradenton. The Zaccheros were among the original residents of Country Village condominium in West Bradenton, and were active members of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish.

He was an ardent fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates, and volunteered as Pirate Booster for more than decade.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Ss. Peter & Paul the Apostles Church, 2850 75th St. W., Bradenton. A reception will be held following Mass at the Country Village clubhouse. Memorial donations may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul Church.

Mr. Zacchero is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rose Frances; son Charles Francis; daughter Mary Jo and husband Brian Martin Smith; godfather to Anthony (Rocky) Zacchero and Carol Zacchero Soska; step-grandfather of Brian Martin Smith Jr., Quinn Marie Smith, and Sidnie Lynne Smith; step-great-grandfather of Dominic Brian Smith; nieces and nephews Rocky, Mary Ellen, Linda, Sandy, Sharon, Kathy, Carol, Mark, Debbie, Tony, Lorrie, Diane, Annette, Dennis, Anita, Carol Ann, Jimmy, Linda, John and Alexis; and brother-in-law of John and Terry DaPra, Joan and Francis Shine and Ray Ferraro.

Fishing – 08-22-2012

Landry alleges FISH president knew of fencing

 

Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage president Kim McVey denied knowing at an Aug. 6 meeting that former board member Bob Landry had begun fence work on the FISH preserve.

Landry began installing fence posts in late July. A couple of days later, another board member allegedly knocked the posts to the ground.

Both Landry’s actions and the alleged member’s vandalism led to a contentious and accusatory meeting of the nonprofit board, which also resulted in the resignation of board secretary Joe Kane. Landry resigned his board seat and his position of facilities chair before the meeting.

Board members who questioned Landry’s work and McVey’s involvement learned that Landry was paid by FISH for the work.

FISH is responsible for maintaining its 95-acre preserve and has an ongoing mission to protect the coastline of Cortez.

McVey has denied any knowledge that Landry had begun the work, but Landry said that isn’t true.

“The day before the vandalism happened, I took Kim out to show her what we had already done and where we plan on installing the fence,” said Landry. “Kim said ‘OK.’”

Landry said McVey called him later that afternoon, asking him to stop work on the fence.

“And I did,” said Landry. “This needs to be told because I didn’t take the law into my hands. As chair of the FISH facilities committee at that time, I was asked to install a fence, which I did.”

Board members at the Aug. 6 meeting complained about Landry moving forward with the project when the board had yet to decide where the fence would be installed.

Landry said that’s also not true.

“FISH board members were aware weeks ago where the fence was planned to be installed,” he said. “Once the budget was approved, I started on the fencing. This was only one of many projects approved at the facilities committee meeting, and was done with continued dialogue with Kim.”

McVey did not return a request for comment by The Islander press time.

Michael Gardner, a diesel mechanic who donates time and equipment to FISH, complained McVey is not involved in the community “because she’s too busy running a restaurant or she doesn’t care.”

Gardner attended the Aug. 6 meeting and said his time as a volunteer is ending if a change isn’t made in FISH leadership.

“It’s been this way for too long,” he said. “Ever since Kim McVey and Jane von Hahmann took over, people have quit left and right.”

Gardner said McVey never returns his phone calls, “and it’s to the point where I’m not going to help FISH anymore until all this fighting and backstabbing ends.”

Gardner said it was never this bad when former president Karen Bell ran FISH, “because she went out of her way to get people involved. It seems to me that Kim and Jane don’t want anyone to get involved because they have their own agendas.

“What they tell you on the side is completely different than what they say at the meetings,” he added. “They will tell you one thing and turn right around at a meeting, look you in the eye and deny they ever said it.”

Like other Cortez residents and FISH volunteers, Gardner wants a solution to the ongoing fighting.

“I think a start would be for Kim to resign,” he said. “Someone, and I don’t know who, needs to step in and pull it all back together, because right now, it’s only going to get worse.”

Sports – 08-22-2012

Lobstahs ‘claws’ way to volleyball championship

 

The Anna Maria Island Community Center coed adult volleyball league’s season came to an end Aug. 14 with Lobstahs Restaurant completing an undefeated season with a win in the finals over The Feast Restaurant 25-12, 25-16.

Unlike some adult sports at the center, the volleyball league fosters a kinder, gentler attitude, one in which experienced players encourage and help teach new players the nuances of the game.

The overall attitude of volleyball players is definitely more laid back. They don’t blame the referee for blowing the game. They come out, play the game and have fun.

Leading the way for Lobstahs was Mike Rigo, who finished with eight kills and a plethora of service winners. Troy Shonk added four aces, while both Rainia Lardas and Meagan Dolan finished with four kills in the victory. Andrea Leone completed the scoring for Lobstahs with three kills and seven service winners.

Dave Norris and John Coleman paced The Feast with three kills each, while JT Goode and Lindsey Weaver each added two kills. Michelle Laade added seven service winners for The Feast in the loss.

 

Indoor soccer winds down

The center summer indoor soccer league also came to an end last week with championship games played Aug. 15 and Aug. 17.

The 8-10 division championship game Aug. 17 saw Lapensee Plumbing take on Beach Bums. The Bums took the title with a 5-3 victory behind two goals each from Luke Marvin and Ryan Joseph and a single goal from Ozzie Lonzo. Other members of Beach Bums are Didier Avila, Andres Rincon, Tori Coover and Madelyn Rogers.

Tyler Brewer scored two goals and Giana Sparks added one goal to lead Lapensee Plumbing in the loss. Other members of Lapensee Plumbing are Ashton Pennel, Sean O’Reilly, Chris Snyder, Charlotte Pardue, Preston Plambeck and Mary Grace Cucci.

Eat Here edged Waterfront Restaurant 4-3 in the 11-13 division championship game Aug. 15. The game was a tense, back-and-forth affair that saw Waterfront take an early 1-0 lead on a Ryan Fellowes goal, only to see Shelby Morrow tie it up on a nice shot off a cross from Dylan Joseph. The game was tight until late in the play when Morrow pounded in a failed clearing attempt to give Eat Here a 4-2 lead. Fellowes scored with just under a minute to play to close the gap before time ran out for the Waterfront.

Morrow’s two goals led the way for Eat Here, which also received a goal each from Joseph and Nika Ukhurgunahsvili in the victory. Other team members are Brooke Capparelli, Daniel Sentman, Danielle Capparelli, Willow Cooper and goalie Joe Rogers.

 

Flag football super bowl match up set

A summer of coed adult flag football action is down to one contest for Duffy’s Tavern Raiders and Agnelli Pool and Spa Dolphins Thursday, Aug. 23. Two nights of playoff action last week whittled the field down to what were the top two teams throughout the season.

Aside from the fifth-seed Sato Real Estate Browns defeating fourth-seed Miller Electric Chargers, there were no upset victories in the playoffs. Sato defeated Miller 35-32, Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings rolled over Jessie’s Island Store Jets and Duffy’s Tavern Raiders defeated Beach to Bay Construction Saints 42-34 in quarter-final action Aug. 15.

The semifinal match up between Duffy’s and Tyler’s was a 35-34 barn burner that came down to an unconverted extra point by Tyler’s. Raider quarterback Chris Gillum completed 24 of 30 passes for 292 yards and five touchdown passes. Mike Gillum was his favorite target, catching 12 passes for 126 yards, including three touchdowns and two extra points. Tyler Redmond added three catches for 67 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Raider victory, while Dustin Swain added two extra-point catches and Jay Hoffmeister added one extra point. Swain with four flag pulls and Hoffmeister with three pulls paced the Raider defense, which also received an interception from Redmond.

Ryan Moss paced the Viking offense with 217 passing yards and five touchdown passes, including two each to Jonathan Moss and Brent Moss. Brent Moss finished with 76 yards and added three extra points, while Jonathan Moss added one extra point to go along with 73 receiving yards. Aris Thompson completed the scoring with one touchdown reception in the loss. Caleb Roberts led all players with seven flag pulls and Jonathan Moss added four pulls to lead the Viking defense.

The second semifinal game saw Agnelli defeat Sato 31-20. Tim Shaugnessy threw for 115 yards and three touchdown passes, while also adding 20 yards rushing, including a 10-yard scamper for a touchdown. Sean Sanders led the Agnelli receivers with three catches for 75 yards and a touchdown, while Pat Calvary added five catches for 51 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point. Jesse Brisson completed the Agnelli scoring with a five-yard touchdown reception.

Tim Shaughnessy led the defense with five flag pulls, while Calvary added an interception return for a touchdown on defense.

Horseshoe news

Horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits continued the recent trend of outright winners Aug. 15. Sam Samuels and Tim Sofran posted the only 3-0 pool-play record and won the day’s bragging rights. Aug. 18 horseshoe action was rained out.

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.

 

Key Royale golf news

The women of the Key Royale Club braved hot and humid weather to play an individual-low-net golf match Aug. 14. Meredith Slavin grabbed the top spot in Flight A with a 1-under-par 31 for a one-shot victory over Christina Mason, Fran Barford and Joyce Brown, who finished in a three-way tie for second place.

Ginny Upshaw fired a 4-under-par 28 to win Flight B by three shots over Liz Lang, who was alone in second place with a 1-under 31.

 

Center announces soccer league registration

The community center announced coed youth soccer registration for its fall season of outdoor soccer in five age divisions is ongoing through Friday Aug. 24.

Cost for the season is $75 for member players and $105 for non-members. A $15 late fee will be added for signup at tryouts.

Tryouts Monday, Aug. 27, are for ages 4-5 at 6 p.m.; ages 6-7 at 7 p.m.; and ages 11-13 tryout at 8 p.m. On Aug. 28, ages 8-10 tryout at 6 p.m. and ages 14-17 tryout at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Troy Shonk at the center at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email Troy@myamicc.com.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE

WICKER SWIVEL CHAIRS, nice, $45 each, recliner $35, white bamboo coffee table $30. 941-896-8067.

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

STURDY 6-FOOT beach umbrella $25. Wooden ribs and pole. Navy sailcloth. Top condition. 941-778-3228.

FAX MACHINE PLUS extra ink, $35. Circular saw 7 1/4 blade, $20, both good condition. 941-778-6766.

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

FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE

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)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WE’RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.

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 SALES

ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. 6832 Pine St. Near the Longboat Key art center at north end of Longboat Key. Drexel Heritage mahogany dining room table with two leaves, English mahogany sideboard, Pamaro queen white bed set, two king beds, leather sofa/ chair, end tables, Empire 1840s dresser, flat-top desk, mahogany dresser, Waterford stemware, set of Worcester china, other nice china and glass, three oriental rugs, silver, oak 1900s chair and table, maple dresser and chest, two bar chairs, wicker table, chair, pair of chairs, sofa, end tables, chair and ottoman, patio set, patio sofa with matching two chairs and ottoman, two outdoor chairs, king and queen linens, accessories, Vectra nine-station gym, and a few yard tools. Sale by Julie McClure. Pix: www.appraisals4u.biz & www.estatesales.net.

GARAGE SALES

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.

GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 25. Furniture, TV, linens, kitchen items. 209 Archer Way, Anna Maria.

LOST & FOUND

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.

LOST: SILVER WEDDING ring and band while fishing on Holmes Beach. Please, call 941-201-5515, if found!

PETS

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.

WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs are looking for great new homes or fosters. Larger dogs. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.

TRANSPORTATION

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

BOATS & BOATING

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.

CORTEZ DIVING COMPANY: Underwater boat maintenance, power or sail. Barnacles removed, monthly contracts, local. 941-792-7595.

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.

HELP WANTED

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.

JOIN THE TEAM: Great location on Bridge Street. Experienced realtors needed to handle walk-ins and Internet leads. Call Lynn,  Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.

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

KIDS FOR HIRE

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

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

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.

HEALTH CARE

CAREGIVER FOR ELDERLY: Bathe, cook, shop, appointments, four hours minimum. References, 28 years experience. 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.

SERVICES

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.

LAWN & GARDEN

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.

LANDSCAPING

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.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

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.

RENTALS

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.

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.

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.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA north end, one block to beach, screened porch, washer and dryer hookups, quiet pet considered. Available now! $1,050/month plus security. 941-778-4837, leave message.

ROOM FOR RENT: Cable TV, furnished. Holmes Beach. 941-565-0686.

2BR MOBILE HOME, Tropical Palms senior park, gated, no pets. Pool, 15 minutes to beach. $750/month, deposit. 863-688-3524, 863-608-1833. chickenplucker@webtv.net.

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.

REAL ESTATE

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.

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.

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.

LOT: COMMERCIAL AND/or residential. Zoned ROR. In the heart of Anna Maria, short walk to Gulf or bay. Dock included. $399,000, without dock, $349,000. 407 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Owner/agent. 813-340-4420.

OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. 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.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND canal home for sale by owner. 3BR/2BA, garage, 1,818 sf, well, new seawall and cap. Very large lot. 519 72nd St., Holmes Beach. $525.000. 863-660-8366.