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Sports – 09-04-2013

Islander qualifies for World Championship Triathlon


Sandy Meneley made a triumphant return to Holmes Beach in August as national champion of the Olympic Age Group Triathlon held Aug. 10-11 in Milwaukee.

Meneley qualified for the national event on winning her age 65-69 group regional championship at St. Anthony’s in St. Petersburg in April.

The national title entitles her to participate on Team USA, representing the United States at the World Cup Triathlon next summer in Edmonton, Canada.

Meneley was a USA teammember a few years back, earning a fourth-place finish in Beijing.

She’s a former high school track coach who took on triathlons after retiring from teaching in Tolono, Ill.

Her marathon running experience helped her obtain podium finishes in all triathlon distances, including a fourth-place finish at last year’s world championship Ironman in Hawaii.

In Milwaukee, the Olympic distance race consisted of a 1,500 meter swim in Lake Michigan, 37 minutes; a 25-mile bike ride in 1:18 for an average 19.1 mph; and a 6.2 mile run in 50:43, averaging 8:09 minutes per mile.

Meneley says she enjoys the daily training needed to participate in her sport and she and husband Fuzz, enjoy their travels to the various race venues.


Southern Greens takes volleyball title

Southern Greens outlasted Beach Bums 25-16, 17-25, 25-16 to win the adult volleyball title in playoffs Aug. 27 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.

Beach Bums jumped out to an early 4-1 lead, but Charlene Mann served for six consecutive points to give Southern Greens a 7-4 lead that they would not relinquish in game one. Beach Bums pulled to within 16-17, but a service error by Trever Benson gave Beach Bums an 18-16 lead and they held on for the 25-16 win.

Game two was a close match with Beach Bums clinging to a 16-14 lead, and Michelle Laade had a pair of dink kills to extend the lead to 18-14. The teams traded points before a kill from Jordan Demers pulled Southern Greens to within 17-22, but another kill from Benson and a dink kill from Troy Shonk gave them a 24-17 lead. They closed out the victory on a service winner from Benson to force a third game.

Southern Greens jumped out to an early 8-4 lead, but a kill from Benson pulled Beach Bums to within 5-8, and a pair of kills from Demers and a kill from Ryan Moss extended the Southern Greens lead to 11-5.

Beach Bums clawed back and pulled to 8-11 on another kill from Benson, but three consecutive serves from Emily Moss allowed Southern Greens to open up a 13-8 lead.

The teams traded points until a roof block on Demer’s spike attempt by Benson pulled Beach Bums to 13-18 — which is as close as they would get. Demers had two kills to extend the Southern Greens lead to 23-15. A block from Ryan Hogan gave Beach Bums hope, but a pair of service winners by Demers closed out the 25-16 victory and the championship for Southern Greens.

Demers pounded down 21 kills in the match to lead all players, while Ryan Moss added nine kills and 19 assists. Emily Moss provided strong back-row play for Southern Greens in the victory.

Benson led Beach Bums with 13 kills, five assists and 10 digs, while Laade added 10 assists and four kills. Hogan and Shonk finished with four kills each to round out the Beach Bums effort in the loss.

Beach Bum advanced to the finals by defeating Salon Salon 25-21, 22-25, 25-16 in the second semifinal match of the evening. The first semifinal saw Southern Greens sweep Bowes Imaging Center in two closely played games, 26-24, 25-19.

Salon Salon opened the playoff action with a 25-22, 25-14 win over a shorthanded Island Real Estate team that was down to two players.


Horseshoe news

Horseshoe players at the Anna Maria City Hall pits Aug. 31 took part in the “Livedoti Rain Day Challenge.” The contest saw three-player teams compete for bragging rights. The team of Bob Heiger, Tom Skoloda and Sam Samuels defeated Steve Doyle, Dom Livedoti and Steve Grossman in the championship game.

Aug. 28 horseshoe action saw Tim Sofran and Samuels earn the day’s outright championship with the only 3-0 pool-play record.

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, everyone is welcome.


Key Royale golf news

After a wet week that all but eliminated any action on the Key Royale Club links, the women got out for a nine-hole individual-low-net golf match Aug. 27 that included a “best-four-holes-in-a-row” category.

Liz Lang grabbed the top spot in Flight A with a 3-under-par 29. Christina Mason won Flight B with a 3-over-par 35.

Lang and Meredith Slavin both topped the “best four” contest with two pars and two bogies over four holes, while Sue Hookem birdied number six to round out the golf action for the day.

The men got into the action with a pair of matches played Aug. 26, starting with a best-ball-of-partners match. The team of Carl Voyles and Jim Dunne combined on a 6-under-par 58 for bragging rights for the morning.

The afternoon match saw Jerry Landkammer card a plus-5 and take the prize in a nine-hole, modified-Stableford or quota-points game.

The men got out again Aug. 29 for a nine-hole scramble that was won by the team of Mike Gille, Dennis Schavey and Mike Pritchett with 6-under-par 26.


Holmes Beach man makes Indy Football Hall of Fame

By Rick Catlin

Islander Reporter

For Holmes Beach resident Mike Deal, football is not just a sport, it’s a way of life.

A lifelong player, coach and scout of the game, Deal was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame earlier this summer, joining his brother and father in the hall.

“It was a great feeling to be so honored,” Deal said. “And to join my father and brother, and the list of great players already in the hall is something special.”

Players and coaches such as Alex Karras, Fred Williamson and Hank Stram are in the hall, along with many others from Indiana who left their mark on the game.

“I can honestly say football has been my life,” Deal said.

Deal played football at the University of Indiana-Bloomington, and in 1969 was a member of the school’s only team to ever go to the Rose Bowl.

After graduation, Deal coached high school football and became a college coach at Wabash University in Crawfordsville, Ind. In 1982, he coached Wabash to an undefeated season.

He coached at Illinois, Arizona, Texas, Marshall and Kansas State, among other schools, as well as in NFL-Europe before becoming a football scout.

Deal scouted for the Denver Broncos for five years and currently works for a scouting company that tracks high school football players, providing information to collegiate combines, recruiting services and ESPN.

He and wife Nancy moved to Holmes Beach in 2000.

The Deals have one daughter, Tiffany, and three grandchildren. Their son-in-law, Jeff Hecklinski, is an assistant football coach at the University of Michigan.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013


COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100. 941-778-3920.

DECORATIVE BENCH: WHITE outdoor 5-foot decorative bench from Hayneedle, new condition. $99. 941-383-4576.

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.

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.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and new Saturday hours, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Check out our $1 sale racks! 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.

YARD SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Sept. 7. King-size iron bed set with linens, study desk, TVs, tools, small appliances. 4803 Second Ave., Holmes Beach.


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 $2,200. 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.


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.

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.

CYNDI MARIE’S CLEANING business, residential, offices, organizing. Special rates for referrals. 941-799-0086.

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 or yearly. 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.

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.

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.

ANNUAL HOUSE RENTAL In Palma Sola. Updated 3BR/2BA/2CG, with screened-in lanai. $1,350/month. 941-730-5126       .

PERICO ISLAND: MONTHLY/seasonal 3BR/3BA, private pool, community pool gym, tennis. 941-795-3778. www.pericoholidayvilla.co.uk.

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.