Tag Archives: 08-28-2013

Alleged misdemeanor thefts lead to felony charge

A 48-year-old homeless man faces a felony charge after being arrested Aug. 20 for the seventh time for an alleged petit theft.

William Garringer, listed as homeless, was allegedly seen placing beer and chicken valued at $20 in a shopping bag and leaving without paying the Publix store at 3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach,.

A customer notified the manager, who contacted the Holmes Beach Police Department. An officer reviewed the store’s videotape and subsequently matched the suspect’s identification to Garringer.

Police were initially unable to locate the suspect, but later arrested Garringer and transported him to the Manatee County jail, where he was booked into custody on $3,000 bond.

Garringer remained in custody as of Islander press time.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Fishing – 08-28-2013

Snook — to kill or not to kill, that is the question


Snook season is scheduled to open Sept. 1. The state of Florida has finally laid the responsibility for the conservation of snook back in our laps. After the freeze in 2010, our snook population was decimated, resulting in a closure in Gulf waters for almost three years.

Supposedly, snook numbers have rebounded and with the prolonged closure, current bag and size limits and methods of harvest, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission feels it’s safe to take fish to the dinner table without damaging the future population.

Now, the question for us is: Are the snook numbers back where they should be? Throughout the past few months I’ve been bringing up this question to a lot of charter captains and recreational anglers and the consensus is still 50-50.

There are a lot of snook fishers who feel there are acceptable numbers to again open the harvest, but there are a lot who feel there aren’t. Ultimately, it really boils down to personal judgment. Even though the season is open, there will be fishers who continue to practice catch-and-release, just as there were probably fishers who harvested snook right through the closure.

We also have to take into account fishers who are too ignorant to know what a snook is, so they throw them into the cooler without so much as a measurement. Either way, it will be interesting to see how all this pans out.

If you plan to keep a snook for dinner, the regulations are as follows — you can keep one snook per person per day. The slot is 28-33 inches and the open season will run Sept. 1- Nov. 30. If you’re required to have a fishing license, then you’re required to have a snook stamp, too. You can purchase stamps at your local tackle shop or at the tax collector’s office.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says Spanish mackerel are the mainstay at the pier. Fishers arriving early are getting in on schooling mackerel by using small white speck rigs or Gotcha plugs. Live bait — shiners or threadfins — also are an option, but remember to use a long shank hook. Average size of the mackerel is 12-15 inches, although larger fish are mixed in.

Pier fishers using live shrimp can expect to catch mangrove snapper and black drum. These fish are structure-oriented so make sure you’re casting your baits under the pier. A No. 2 live bait hook with a split shot placed 12 inches above is an ideal rig to target either of these species. Along with shrimp, you can use live shiners for bait, especially for the snapper.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing good action occurring throughout the day, and the early morning bite is especially good. Large schools of threadfin herring are gathering around the pier, bringing with them the predatory fish, such as mackerel, jack crevalle, blue runners and ladyfish. Pier fishers, using small white crappie jigs or Clark spoons, are catching near limits of macks, as well as plenty of the trio. Live bait presentations are producing, although requiring a little more work than using lures. Threadfin herring are delicate, which makes it hard to keep them alive. So keep only a few in a bucket at a time and, even then, they won’t survive for long. This means you’re going to have to catch bait frequently. If you don’t have any jigs or spoons, you’ll have to go with the live bait approach, although lures may be in your best interest.

If Spanish mackerel isn’t your forte, you can always try fishing with live shrimp. When doing this, you’ll be targeting mangrove snapper, flounder and small grouper, so you’ll probably want to cast your baits either around the pilings or under the pier. Also, when putting baits under the pier, remember to set up on the side of the pier where the tide is rushing toward you. This will ensure that your bait will stay under and not wash away from the pier when you cast.

Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is hearing of good numbers of spotted seatrout coming from Anna Maria Sound. Most catches are occurring on live shiners or shrimp, although artificials such as the MirrOlure MirrOdine are producing, too. Most trout catches are under-sized, although fish up to 25 inches are being reported.

Along the beaches and around the piers at the north end of Anna Maria Island, Spanish mackerel are accommodating fishers using artificials such as small white jigs, Gotcha plugs and silver spoons. Along with mackerel, expect to catch ladyfish, jack crevalle, blue runners and the occasional juvenile barracuda.

On nearshore structure, Keyes is hearing of mangrove snapper and flounder being reeled up. For either species, a bottom rig baited with a small shiner will do the job. Keyes also suggests hanging a chum bag from the transom to get the snapper fired up.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is catching a variety of species in Tampa Bay. By working nearshore structure, he’s catching limits of mangrove snapper. Most snapper being caught are in the 12-inch range, although bigger fish are in the mix.

Also on nearshore structure, Gross is catching Spanish mackerel, jacks and ladyfish, which is great action for his clients. All of these fish fight hard to the end and are aggressive to eat a bait.

On the flats, Gross is targeting catch-and-release snook and spotted seatrout. For the snook, Gross has his clients free-lining live shiners to schools of fish. Average size of the snook is 20-36 inches. For the trout, Gross adds a popping cork to a shiner. Expect to see fish ranging 15-20 inches.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Calendar – 08-28-2013

Making plans…

Getting ready for the 2013-14 season? The Islander encourages publicists for local groups to send 2013-14 calendars to calendar@islander.org.


Wednesday, Aug. 28

7:55 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Thursday, Aug. 29

7:54 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Friday, Aug. 30

7:53 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Saturday, Aug. 31

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.

9 a.m. — Florida Fit Fest benefit for Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-920-4371.

7:52 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Sunday, Sept. 1

7:51 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Monday, Sept. 2

Today is Labor Day.

7:50 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Tuesday, Sept. 3

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

7:49 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Wednesday, Sept. 4

6 p.m. — Mana-Tweens Book Club meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

7:48 p.m. — Official sunset time.

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown.



Saturday, Aug. 31

6:30 p.m. — Bradenton Marauders present Anna Maria Island Night at McKechnie Field, 1611 9th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-3031, ext. 4360.



• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• First Wednesdays and third Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book and Culture Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-748-5555, ext. 6318.

• Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meets, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Thursdays, except July and August, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

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

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

• Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-3132.

• Saturdays, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through breathing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Weekends, through Oct. 20, ranger-led kayak tours, De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458, ext. 105.

• Mondays, 12:45 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414.

• First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board meets, Fishermen’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.

• Third Mondays, September-June, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 meets, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476.

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


Coming up

• Sept. 22, the first day of autumn.

• Sept. 23, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.


Save the date

• Oct. 18-19, Bayfest.

• Nov. 8-10, ArtsHop.

• Nov. 1-3, Anna Maria Island Privateers’ Pirate Invasion.


Calendar announcements

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

Island police blotter – 08-28-2013

Anna Maria

        • Aug. 4, 100 block of Spring Lane, burglary. A complainant reported she returned home from work to find cash, prescription medicines and a laptop computer valued at $860 stolen. She told police she believed she locked the house before she left, but police did not observe any pry marks. Fingerprints were taken at the scene.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • Aug. 12, 100 block of Seventh Street South, burglary. More than $2,000 worth of construction materials was stolen from a home’s garage while it was under construction.

• Aug. 20, 100 block of Third Street South, criminal mischief. A piece of construction equipment was reported vandalized. A cab window and door handle was broken. Damages were estimated at $225.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


        • Aug. 16, 12500 block of Cortez Road West, petit theft. A complainant reported someone entered his outside deck and stole a cellphone off a table.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        Reports not posted.

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.

Real Estate – 08-28-2013


102 48th St., Holmes Beach, a 3,216 sfla / 4,544 sfur 6bed/5½bath duplex & Cottage built in 1970 on a 100×210 lot was sold 08/05/13, Mullis to Kaleta for $2,317,500; list $2,600,000.

207 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 2,008 sfla / 3,362 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car pool home built in 1993 on a 50×200 lot was sold 08/08/13, Kolin to Asper for $1,011,800; list $1,150,000.

605 North Point Drive, Holmes Beach, a 3,214 sfla / 4,127 sfur 4bed/3½bath canalfront pool home built in 2012 on a 90×110 lot was sold 08/06/13, Murphy Property Group LLC to Tally for $916,000.

622 Gladstone Lane, Holmes Beach, a 3,081 sfla / 4,391 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1973 on a 140×100 lot was sold 08/05/13, Haskell to Cianchette for $824,900; list $859,000.

105 Pelican Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,718 sfla / 4,883 sfur 4bed/3½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1992 on a 75×100 lot was sold 07/31/13, Wallis to Medina for $773,000; list $829,000.

231 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,290 sfla / 1,684 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront pool home built in 1971 on a 56×148 lot was sold 07/23/13, Poseidon Adventures LLC to Oliver for $710,000; list $799,000.

506 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 3,761 sfla / 4,945 sfur 5bed/3½bath/2car canalfront home built in 1971 on a 95×111 lot was sold 07/31/13, Bell to Papiech for $700,000; list $749,000.

300 N. Shore Drive, Unit B, North Shore Paradise, Anna Maria, a 1,680 sfla 4bed/3bath condo with pool built in 1970 was sold 07/24/13, Florida Gulf Coast Vacation Homes LLC to Nelson for $676,000; list $684,000.

303 64th St., Unit B, Chiki Tiki, Holmes Beach, a 1,316 sfla 3bed/2bath condo with pool built in 1969 was sold 07/30/13, Hutchson to Garland Real Estate Inc for $500,000; list $564,900.

521 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,204 sfla / 2,446 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1983 on a 52×145 lot was sold 07/25/13, Clements to McConnell for $468,000; list $449,900.

609 Concord Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,464 sfla / 1,828 sfur 2bed/2½bath/1car canalfront home built in 1965 on a 95×114 lot was sold 07/31/13, Hartmann to Schmus for $464,000; $499,000.

760 Jacaranda Rd., Anna Maria, a 1,857 sfla / 2,133 sfur 5bed/3bath duplex built in 1972 on a 50×102 lot was sold 08/02/13, Brandom to Mason Martin LLC for $440,000.

504 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,398 sfla / 1,558 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1922 on a 52×145 lot was sold 07/26/13, Pupin to Preston for $425,000; list $495,000.

2309 Ave. C, Unit 200, Costa Verde, Bradenton Beach, a 1,608 sfla / 1,685 sfur 3bed/2bath condo built in 2009 was sold 08/09/13, Swallow to McCartney for $410,000.

7504 Palm Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,864 sfla / 1,929 sfur 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1953 on a 77×92 lot was sold 08/05/13, Amato to Poseidon Adventures on 75th Street LLC for $375,000.

3007 Ave. E, Unit 1, Sunset Villas on Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a 756 sfla / 1,512 sfur 2bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1970 was sold 07/31/13, Toehold Capital LLC to Nance for $369,000; list $389,000.

7100 Gulf Drive, Unit 115, Nautilus, Holmes Beach, a 1,081 sfla / 1,185 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1973 was sold 07/22/13, Muth to AMI Properties of FL LLC for $345,000; list $369,000.

114 Third St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 1,051 sfla / 1,326 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1968 on a 50×100 lot was sold 08/05/13, Center to Murphy Property Group LLC for 300,000.

600 Manatee Ave., Unit 212, Westbay Cove, Holmes Beach, a 1,179 sfla / 1,447 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1977 was sold 08/07/13, Yandow to Liantonio for $299,000.

2504 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,624 sfla / 2,599 sfur 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1980 on a 50×100 lot was sold 08/01/13, Federal National Mortgage Association to Lawson for $295,000.

4255 Gulf Drive, Unit 222, Island Village, Holmes Beach, a 1,254 sfla / 1,482 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1981 was sold 07/31/13, Irion to Ianiro for $282,500; list $287,500.

2601 Gulf Drive N., Unit S11, Sandpiper Resort, Bradenton Beach, a 989 sfla / 1,425 sfur a 2bed/1bath mobile home with share was sold 08/02/13, Cleland to Hargraves for $250,000.

1301 Bay Drive N., Unit 3B, Bay Watch, Bradenton Beach, a 1,079 sfla / 1,225 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1982 was sold 08/01/13, Swanson to Ajayi for $250,000; list $284,000.

1801 Gulf Drive N., Unit 280, Runaway Bay, Bradenton Beach, a 1,080 sfla / 1,140 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1978 was sold 07/30/13, Loprinzo to Price for $233,000.

2501 Gulf Drive N., Unit 201, Beach Plaza, Holmes Beach, a 736 sfla / 781 sfur 2bed/1bath condo built in 1981 was sold 08/07/13, Uhl to Safe Ride Healthcare Inc for $177,000.

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

Sports – 08-28-2013

Agnelli Pool & Spa takes prize in AMICC NFL Super Bowl


Topping sports action this past week, third-seed Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants rolled to a 38-22 victory over Waterfront Restaurant Raiders Aug. 22 to win the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League adult division Super Bowl.

Quarterback Ryan Moss led the way for the Giants on offense and defense. He completed 16 of 23 passes for 253 yards and five touchdown passes. Three of his touchdown passes went to Brent Moss, who finished with five catches for 73 yards, while teammate Frank Agnelli also added five catches for 98 yards, including two touchdowns and an extra point. Josh Rio finished with five catches for 74 yards to round out the Giant offense.

Ryan Moss made an incredible eight flag pulls to lead the defense, which also received two pulls each from Rio and Brent Moss in the victory.

The Raiders were led by quarterback Chris Gillum, who completed 18 of 25 passes for 247 yards and three touchdown passes. His favorite receiver was Mike Gillum, who caught eight passes for a game-high 124 yards, including a touchdown and a 2-point conversion. Jason Vancleve added four catches for 63 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders, which also received four catches for 37 yards and a 2-point conversion from Matt Ray and two catches for 33 yards from Lindsey Weaver.

Vancleve and Billy Malfese led the Raiders’ defense with three flag pulls each in the loss.

The Raiders advanced to the Super Bowl thanks to a 32-20 upset win Aug. 21 over top-seed Discount Signs & Wraps Seahawks in the semifinals, where Chris Gillum and Jason Vancleve both had huge games for the Raiders.

Chris Gillum completed 13 passes for 176 yards and three touchdown passes, while also catching three passes for 45 yards and two touchdowns. Vancleve caught six passes for 118 yards, including a touchdown reception and a 2-point conversion, while also completing three passes for 20 yards and two touchdowns. Mike Gillum caught four passes for 34 yards and a touchdown and Matt Ray added a 6-yard touchdown reception to round out the Raiders’ scoring in the victory.

Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants advanced to the Super Bowl by edging Slim’s Place Broncos 33-27 in the same-day second semifinal game. Ryan Moss again had a huge game on both sides of the ball, completing 17 of 27 passes, including five touchdown passes, while also adding three pulls, a sack and an interception on defense. Brent Moss caught six passes for 92 yards, two touchdowns and three extra points, while Frank Agnelli added two catches for 35 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Jeff Walker added one touchdown reception and finished with four catches for 26 yards in the victory.

Larry Berkery completed 16 of 26 passes for 227 yards and four touchdown passes to lead Slim’s Place in the loss. Chad Woods caught a game-high eight passes for 137 yards, including a touchdown, an extra point and a 2-point conversion, while Ryan Hogan finished with six catches for 71 yards and three touchdowns. Will Case and Lexi Davis paced the Bronco defense with four pulls.


Seedings set for volleyball playoffs

A pair of matches played Aug. 19 finalized the regular-season standings of the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s volleyball league and set the seedings for the Aug. 27 playoffs.

Beach Bums defeated Salon Salon 25-15, 25-23 to lock up the top seed for the playoffs. The loss dropped Salon Salon to fifth seed and, following Island Real Estate’s 25-21, 25-23 loss to Southern Greens, sets up Salon Salon and Island Real Estate to meet in the opening round of the playoffs. The winner of that match will take on No. 1 seed Beach Bums in the first of two semifinal matches. The second semifinal has third-seed Southern Greens taking on No. 2 seed Bowes Imaging Center and the winners of those matches will then play for the championship at 9 p.m.


Horseshoe news

Two teams advanced from pool play with 3-0 records during Aug. 24 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Dom Livedoti and Tim Sofran edged Hank Huyghe and Steve Doyle 21-19 to earn bragging rights for the day.

Aug. 21 horseshoe action had two teams earn 2-1 records during pool play. Sam Samuel and Steve Doyle defeated Tim Sofran and Ron Pepka 23-15 to claim the day’s championship.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.


Key Royale golf news

It was a wet week at Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach as only one planned golf outing was played. The men played a nine-hole team scramble Aug. 22, which saw Jon Holcomb, Jim Kirk and Randy Clark combine on a 5-under-par 27 to claim clubhouse bragging rights for the week.


Signups ongoing for fall sports at AMICC

Registration for adult and youth sports are ongoing at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The center is offering soccer, basketball and dodgeball leagues for adults, while the youth will be playing soccer.

To register or for more information, contact Troy Shonk at 941-778-1908 or email troy@myamicc.com.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

CAFE L’EUROPE GIFT certificate for $40, sell for $30. St. Armand’s Circle. Sell for $30. Call 941-896-7902.
ACRYLICS, WATERCOLORS, STENCILS, $5/each, extra-large trunk, brass handles, $50, queen mattress, $100. 770-286-5644.
COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100. 941-778-3920.
ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com
Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)
THE HIVE: GIFTS & Arts at Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Local hand-made unique jewelry including our very popular Mermaids Range, Tibetan jewelry and goods, plus Pandora-style charms and various gift items from around the world. 941-730-1745.
PUBLIC AUCTION OF entire contents of a vacation rental home. Preview of items at 9 a.m., auction at 11 a.m. Each item in the home will be auctioned to highest bidder Aug. 28. Home located at: 703 South Bay Blvd. Anna Maria Island. Can see pictures: www.manateeauctions.com. Please, call 941-527-6571 for information. Florida Auction Licenses, AU4284 AB3263.
GIVING BACK END of summer sale! 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30-31. Proceeds go to charities. Closed for vacation September-October. 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
ATTENTION VETERANS AND active military from Anna Maria Island. Crosspointe Fellowship wants to hear from you in order to welcome you to a Nov. 16 patriotic Thanksgiving event. Call the Rev. Ed Moss at 941-778-0719 to provide your contact information.
WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence summer camp in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.
ESTATE SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Antiques, furniture, artwork, kitchen and home essentials, memorabilia. 530 67 St., Holmes Beach.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Closed for the month of August, but still accepting donations on Wednesdays, 9 -11 a.m.  We will reopen Sept. 3. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
STEFF’S STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901.
GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Antiques, collectibles, lots more! Something for everyone! 424 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
LOST: CARRERA PRESCRIPTION sunglasses. Gulf Drive and Eighth Street, Sunset Landings, Bradenton Beach. $25 reward. Mike or Stacey, 941-201-4052.
WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.
1997 HONDA ACCORD LX. 187,500 miles. Asking $2,499. Reliable, 4-door, green. 4-2.2L-FI. 941-243-3191.
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400.
PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life-long memories, call 941-518-3868 or see boatflorida.weebly.com.
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! $500 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.

LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts, 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. 941-383-9637.
LOOKING FOR CAREGIVER/nanny for north end AMI home Monday through Friday, approximately 20 hours/week. Email: pattymcbean@hotmail.com with experience and hourly rate, 713-632-5495.
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED URGENTLY for 77 year-old female. Light household chores and general help. $550/weekly. Send resumes to: mznanson@gmail.com.
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-5051.
NICOLE AND HALLIE’S babysitting, pet sitting and pet walking. Red Cross certified, good with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981.
RESPONSIBLE ISLAND STUDENT available for babysitting and pet sitting. Red Cross-certified babysitter. Isabel, 941-545-7995 or 941-405-4194.
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.

MALE CNA WITH 10 years experience. In-home care and facility. Able to transfer and help with daily routines. References available. Please, call 941-518-8408.
CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH caregiver now available to help you in your home.  Fun-loving, gentle, honest, and experienced.  Cooking, cleaning, errands, no problem!  Call 941-301-1579, leave message.
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON’T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning  service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-756-4570.
CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-4570.
JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your home like our own. We offer organic cleaning products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-730-6773.
INTRODUCTORY OFFER!  BUY one, get one free music lesson. manateemusic.net or 941-741-8832.
HIDDEN DOG FENCE installation. Free estimates. Islander owner/installer. 239-470-1254 or 941-456-1593.
COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550.
CONNIE’S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581.
JR’S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, “shell phone” 941-720-0770.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600.
NATURE’S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077.
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479.
GRIFFIN’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood flooring. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY’S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it’s broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I’ll fix it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747.
SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan builder, quality work guaranteed. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822.
CARL V. JOHNSON Jr., Building contractor. Free estimates and plans. New houses, porches, decks and renovations. Fair prices. Hire a Florida licensed contractor. Call 941-795-1947 or cell, 941-462-2792.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Seasonal, November. Call 818-620-0901.
VACATION RENTALS: GREAT location near boat ramp and everything on Anna Maria Island. Free WiFi, cable. 941-779-6638.
BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL rental 2BR/1BA. $875/week.  www.gulfbeachrental.net or 941-778-4731.
ANNUAL RENTAL: CITY of Anna Maria, 3BR/2BA with large private yard near City Pier on Crescent Avenue, steps to the bay beach and Pine Avenue shops. Pets OK. $1,800/month. 941-321-5454.
3BR/2BA: CANAL, FURNISHED. Internet. dvanworm@earthlink.net. 407-927-1304.
ADORABLE GULFFRONT COTTAGE: 100 feet from Gulf. 2BR one large bath. Seasonal rental, three-day minimum. Call for further information, 863-660-3509 or email: mememersh@aol.com.
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA in exclusive Perico Bay Club. Great water views, gated community, pools and tennis courts, covered parking, one mile from beach. Sorry no pets allowed. $1,100/month. 941-720-0092.
VACATION RENTALS: BRADENTON houses or condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-962-0971 or 941-794-1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com. Suzanne Wilson, broker.
BRADENTON BEACH ANNUAL rental: 1BR, granite and stainless kitchen, gulf in front, bay behind, pool, great location, walk or trolley to all, no pets, no smoking, $1,000/month, available Oct. 1 or sooner. Call 603-969-6840.
ANNUAL: 3BR/1.5BA ground-level duplex in Holmes Beach. Shared laundry. Fenced backyard. Small pet considered. $1,600/month. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com.
PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors.
WE’RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.
VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: 2BR/2BA oversize two-car garage, secluded end cul-de-sac.1,913 sf, 10×30-foot enclosed lanai. Granite kitchen, maple cabinets. Immaculate move-in condition. Friendly neighbors, heated pool. $165,000.  941-792-4438.
2BR2BA CONDO IN Bradenton Beach. Steps to beach, very nice. Owner motivated and priced below market at 215,000, firm. Call 813-245-0428.
BEACH HOUSE, HOLMES Beach. Block home. 2BR/2BA one-car garage with wood-burning fireplace. Zoned for weekly rentals. $465,000. Smith & Associates Real Estate, contact Realtor Bonnie Martinez, 727-512-6355 to schedule your appointment.
LONGBOAT KEY: CHARMING New England-style country 2BR/2BA plus office or studio. Steps to marina and pool. Private Gulf beach access. Immediate occupancy. $279,500. Owner, 941-383-0285.
FOR SALE: SPACIOUS Village Green single-family home. 4BR/2BA, oversized two-car garage, caged pool, ten minutes to beach, no HOA fees, no-flood zone. $225,000. Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.