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Island police blotter – 09-05-2012

Anna Maria

• Aug. 21, 100 Spring Ave., vehicle burglary/theft of a firearm. A complainant contacted the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office to report someone entered his vehicle and stole a firearm.

• Aug. 24, 700 block of North Shore Drive, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone had entered and ransacked his unlocked vehicle, although nothing was reported missing.

• Aug. 24, 100 S. Bay Blvd., criminal mischief. Unknown persons removed two benches from the Anna Maria City Pier and threw them into Tampa Bay. Damage was estimated at $100.

• Aug. 23, Hammock Road, child neglect. A man observed a young boy walking down the road in his pajamas. The man attempted to find the boy’s family, and having no success, he contacted the MCSO. A deputy searched for the residence the boy wandered away from and, while walking down the road with the boy, the family spotted them. They said they were unaware that the child had walked away.

• Aug. 25, intersection of Jacaranda Road and Newton Lane, information. A complainant reported a male jumped out of the bushes and grabbed him by his shirt, causing it to tear. The suspect fled without saying a word. MCSO deputies searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate him.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• Aug. 25, 110 Bridge St., domestic battery. A couple was reported to have been arguing for three hours, culminating in a misdemeanor domestic battery arrest in the parking lot of the Drift In bar on Bridge Street. The woman wanted more money from her boyfriend, who refused her request. According to the probable cause affidavit, the woman began to hit, scratch and bite her boyfriend. Bradenton Beach Police Department officers observed two scratches on the man’s neck and a bite mark on his arm. The woman was arrested.

• Aug. 28, 200 Bridge St., property damage. BBPD responded to a boat striking the Historic Bridge Street Pier after it broke from its anchor in Sarasota Bay. The boat was towed. Police report the collision caused an estimated $1,000 in damage to the pier.

• Aug. 29, 2400 block of Gulf Drive North, burglary. BBPD responded to a burglary call and found a window at the residence had been broken. A list of items valued at $525 included two TVs, a microwave and a DVD player.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

 

Cortez

• Aug. 24, 4500 block of 124th Street, petit theft. A female complainant reported someone had entered her yard and stole a bike.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

 

Holmes Beach

• Aug. 24, 500 block of 71st Street, vehicle burglary. Holmes Beach Police Department officers responded to a double vehicle burglary where a complainant reported both of his vehicles had been ransacked. Items reported missing were two pair of sunglasses valued at $300. While investigating, police observed a third ransacked vehicle, but no items were reported missing.

• Aug. 24, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, assist/WMFR. A HBPD officer responded to a call regarding the smell of propane. Upon investigating, the officer found a propane tank had been struck and the valve was broken, causing the gas to leak. West Manatee Fire Rescue was called and the street was temporarily closed. The leak was secured.

• Aug. 24, 100 block of 81st Street, assist/Marine Rescue. Emergency personnel, including HBPD, responded to a report of a 7-year-old boy who had stranded himself about 200 yards offshore in the Gulf of Mexico while paddle boarding. Several people, including lifeguards swam out to the boy and returned him safely to shore.

• Aug. 25, 3600 block of East Bay Drive, domestic disturbance. Police responded to a disturbance call to find a mother, her adult daughter and a female friend engaged in a verbal argument. The mother wanted her daughter’s friend to leave the property. The unrelated woman told police the mother shoved her during the argument, but the mother denied the claim. The complainant agreed to leave the property and domestic packets were issued to all parties.

• Aug. 24, 100 block of 68th Street, alcohol/beverage law. Police responded to a report of several people drinking and swearing on the beach. Upon arrival, the officer observed the drinking and issued citations to all parties. One 20-year-old also was issued a notice to appear in court for underage drinking.

• Aug. 25, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. The complainant reported he went to his girlfriend’s residence to feed her rabbit while she was out of town. Upon entering, he told police he discovered a TV valued at $200 and a surfboard valued at $600 were missing. The man said the TV was a gift to his girlfriend by her former boyfriend and the complainant said he suspected the former boyfriend in the theft.

• Aug. 25, 100 block of 51st Street, theft. A woman reported she had left her backpack on the beach while she went for a short walk. When she returned, the backpack was gone. The bag and its contents were valued at $384.

• Aug. 26, 2900 block of Avenue F, criminal mischief. Vacationers reported seven beach chairs at the property where they were staying had been splashed by an “oily substance,” according to the report. The chairs were valued at $500.

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.

Fishing – 09-05-2012

Due to remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac, most island fishers were forced to wait out the storm and its after-effects.

Poor conditions on our surrounding waters have made it tough to target both inshore and offshore species. Offshore is unattainable due to high seas, while inshore areas are disrupted by muddy water and windy conditions. Also, during these conditions the fish seem to bunker down and wait for better conditions to start feeding.

It’s best to allow a few days to let things settle back to normal. Once the waters clear up, the fish should be back on their regular feeding patterns.

Out of the normal lineup of fishing reports, only one seemed promising.

Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says that although the waters are rough, a few pier fishers willing to brave the windy conditions were catching Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper and some flounder. The bite is sporadic at best, he says.

Best baits for the Spanish mackerel are silver spoons or Gotcha plugs. Live shrimp is a good bet for the mangrove snapper and flounder. If you can catch live shiners, it’s a great bait, but may prove too hard to find.

While you are waiting for the calmer, clearer water to return, stop by Galati Marine in Anna Maria to see the results of the fourth annual Galati Yacht Sales Labor Day Billfish Tournament, which was postponed until Sept. 6-8 due to Tropical Storm Isaac. The free weigh-in event takes place beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at Galati Yacht Basin, 900 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.

Also, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission plans to meet Sept. 5-6 in Tampa to discuss local issues including marinelife and saltwater fisheries. The meeting, at the Doubletree Hotel, 4500 W. Cypress St., Tampa, is open to the public and begins at 8:30 a.m. both days.

Items on the agenda for Sept. 5 include FWC’s gopher tortoise management plan, falconry and the latest component of a statewide anchoring and mooring pilot program.

Sept. 6 focuses on marine fishery issues, including updates from the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council meetings, possible changes to black sea bass management in Atlantic waters and consideration of the creation of three commercial license exemptions that will assist Florida’s veterans who want to enter into the commercial fishing industry.

For the full agenda, go to myfwc.com/commission.

A final reminder: Sept. 1 was opening day for the recreational harvest season for snook in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters. The season remains closed for all Gulf of Mexico waters through Aug. 31, 2013.

It is illegal to possess or sell Gulf snook, but anglers can still catch-and-release snook during the closure and are encouraged to handle fish carefully to ensure survival upon release.

Visit myfwc.com/fishing and click on “Saltwater Fishing” and “Recreational Regulations” for more information on snook.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

 

Revised Galati billfish tourney schedule

A Labor Day weekend fishing tournament has been delayed due to poor offshore conditions, but with the former Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac pushing north this week, the fourth annual Galati Yacht Sales Labor Day Billfish Tournament.is bound to happen Sept. 6-9.

The schedule was not made available for print or the website until Sept. 4.

The schedule of events includes:

  • 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, captain’s meeting, Galati Yachts Sales, Galati Marine.
  • 7 a.m., Friday, Sept. 7, fishing begins.
  • 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, fishing ends.
  • Noon-1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, weigh in.

Species and Points include:

  • Photo or video release.
  • Blue Marlin — 501 points.
  • White Marlin — 250 points.
  • Sailfish — 100 points.
  • Spearfish — 100 points.
  • Swordfish — 50 points (2 maximum).

The fish weigh-in will include catches of dolphin, wahoo and tuna and is open to the public.

Free dockage and fuel discounts are available for participating tournament boats through Galati Yacht Sales, 900 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.

There is a $1,500 entry fee, plus tax, per boat, with additional $500 for tuna, dolphin and wahoo.

A $2,000 entry fee applies to the billfish division. Tax is added to all boats entry fees.

The tournament is limited to 20 entries.

For more information, call Chris Galati at 941-778-0755 or email chris@galatiyachts.com.

 

Sports – 09-05-2012

Center readies for fall sports leagues

 

The Anna Maria Island Community Center finalized tryouts for its fall sports league last week.

The center’s youth recreational soccer league held tryouts Aug. 29-30. The players were put through a series of drills to assess dribbling, trapping and shooting skill level, which enable the coaches to draft equitable teams for the challenge ahead.

This year’s league will have four teams each for the age 4-5 and 6-7 instructional divisions as well as the 11-13 division, while the age 8-10 division is set for six teams. The 14-17 division currently managed to field only two teams, but the Center is actively looking for a few more players so to round up three teams for that age group.

The season will kick off Sept. 22 with “spirit week,” which gets everyone — players, parents, family members and rowdy extras — ready for the season.

At the spirit event, teams will play a rotating schedule of mini games in a jamboree-style format. Here coaches can experiment with different lineups and player combinations, while the players themselves will get a chance to test their competitive skills against another team.

Last, but not least, it gives fans a chance to show who has the most team spirit by wearing team colors and accessories, which, in the past, have included some pretty wild combinations of wigs, hair color and pom-poms.

Next up at the center will be an adult coed basketball league, with games on Tuesday evenings starting Sept. 11, and an adult coed soccer league starting Sept. 13 and set to play Thursday evenings.

 

Horseshoe news

Four teams emerged from pool play with 2-1 records to advance to the knockout round during Sept. 1 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits.

In the first semifinal, the team of Hank Huyghe and Tim Sofran defeated George McKay and Steve Grossman 22-9, while the second semifinal match saw Sam Samuels and Steve Doyle double up on Tom Skoloda 22-11. Samuels-Doyle then rolled past Huyghe-Sofran in the finals by a 22-13 score to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Two teams advanced to the knockout stage during Aug. 29 horseshoe action. Norm Good and Sam Samuels edged Tim Sofran and John Johnson 24-17 to take the day’s title.

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.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE

HARRY POTTER HARDBACKS: Set of seven new books, $70. 941-778-5665.

AIR STATION: BLACK & Decker, $15, Cuisinart wine cooler, holds six bottles, $45. 941-761-1415.

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.

CRAFTERS AND CONSIGNORS: Looking for a place to sell your handmade items or collectibles? No commission on sales. Small monthly fee of $50 gets you your own space. Please respond: dollieandrita@yahoo.com. 941-592-9854

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.

GARAGE SALES

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Donation drop-off 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

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 & FOUND

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

PETS

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.

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

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.

ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.

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.

THOMAS CLEANING SERVICES: For all your cleaning needs! Reasonable rates, senior discounts available. Residential and commercial. 551-795-1174.

KEY CLEANERS & Linen on Longboat Key is now offering residential cleaning as a new service. Call 941-383-1222 for more information.

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.: 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry, ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. 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.

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.

EARLY SEASON SPECIAL: 2BR canalfront with boat slip, turnkey furnished with utilities, $499/week. 941-720-7519.

CUTE OFFICE FOR rent: 315 58th St., Holmes Beach. 941-794-8202.

BEACHFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL: Adorable 2BR/1BA, three-day minimum, 100 feet from Gulf. Email: Mememersh@aol.com for details.

ANNUAL RENTAL, PERICO Bay Club, gated, 2BR/2BA, lanai, fully applianced, carport, pool, spa, tennis, new clubhouse, fitness room. $1,100/month. Call 603-969-6840.

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.

CORTEZ/SUNNY SHORES: Quaint 1BR cottage. Washer and dryer, central air conditioning, $615/month. Call 941-545-9025.

3BR/2BA FURNISHED ON canal. Holmes Beach. $700/week, $2,500/month. Sleeps eight, available September through June. Contact Dave, 407-927-1304. dvanwormer@earthlink.net.

BEAUTIFUL CONDO FOR rent: 2BR, two full baths, furnished, ground floor. Five minutes from beach. Seasonal $2,000/month, annual $1,200/month plus utilities and taxes. 330-562-8945.

PROFESSIONAL SEEKS ANNUAL rental: One bedroom, unfurnished, Anna Maria city. Non-smoker, no pets. Call Gene, 941-713-5257.

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.

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

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.