Tag Archives: 09-15-2010

Calling all high school athletes

The 2010 school year is back in session, which means the beginning of another year of high school sports.

Fall sports include volleyball for girls, cross-country, golf, swimming and diving for both boys and girls and, of course, the king of high school sports, football.

Winter sports include basketball and soccer for boys and girls in addition to girls weightlifting and boys wrestling.

The high school calendar wraps up in the spring with weightlifting for boys, coed track and field, tennis, and girls softball and baseball for boys.

If you’re an Islander and are participating in prep sports at your school, call 941-778-7978 or e-mail news@islander.org, so we can highlight your exploits in The Islander.

Horseshoe news

Two teams managed to emerge from pool play with the prerequisite three victories during Sept. 11 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Tim Sofran and Tom Pechous rolled the team of Hank Huyghe and Ron Pepka by a 25-6 score to take the top spot for the day.

It was the same story for pool play during Sept. 8 action as only two teams made it out of pool play and the final match was a blowout. Norm Good and Tim Sofran blitzed walker John Johnson 21-4 to win the day’s bragging rights.

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 news

The women of the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach played an individual low-net golf game on Sept. 7. Powered by a chipin on number nine, Nancy King took first place in Flight A with a 3-over-par 35, while Penny Williams, who finished second, was two shots back.

Joyce Brown took top honors in Flight B with a 1-under-par 31, two shots ahead of second-place finisher Markie Ksiazek. Jane Winegarden, Terry Westby and Joyce Rieth finished in a three-way tie for third place.

Golf tourney news

The 10th annual Anna Maria Oyster Bar golf tournament, will be held at the IMG Academies Golf & Country Club Friday, Sept. 24, and, unlike past sell-outs, there tourney is still open for registration.

For $1,000 a foursome, you can register for the tournament that benefits the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Pace Center for Girls and United Way of Manatee and includes dinner, golf, use of the driving range and some beverages. Also on tap are tons of raffle prizes, as well as longest-drive and closest-to-the-pin contests.

The fun gets going with a 1 p.m. shotgun start, with dinner following play at about 6 p.m.

To sign up or for more information, call the Oyster Bar at 941-761-7797.

Area anglers see schools of red

Some staggering news of redfish has come in from various captains, with reports of 50-redfish days in local bays and beach waters.

In the late summer, redfish begin schooling up and moving inshore. Various CAL shads and MirrOlures or MirrOdines have been doing the trick for anglers. Anglers can take advantage of some of the big breeding redfish that have come from offshore. There was even a report of a 45-inch redfish caught last week in Palma Sola Bay.

Capt. Mike Greig said he’s been catching his share of redfish, which have been schooled up in local bays. He reported days of 30 and 50 reds caught on live shiners, while chumming with live and dead baits. He said chumming with dead shiners seems to work better because the redfish search in the grass beds for snacks. Greig said he also had been catching Spanish mackerel and sharks right off the beaches.

Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters said fishing around the Island was good this past week, with many varieties of fish. He said the redfish have been feeding in the mangrove bushes on the high tides “I’ve been tail-hooking the shiners and casting up into the open area of the bushes and letting the baits swim underneath the root systems,” Howard said. “The redfish like to hide under the mangrove canopy for protection and comfort due to the hot temperatures. On the falling tide, the reds have out of their shoreline haunts and into the potholes on the edges of the flats.”

He said the speckled trout bite has been good with a lot of little ones, as well as a few keepers. “I’ve been fishing in 2-8 feet of water to find these dependable and tasty fish,” he said.

Also, Howard noticed the mangrove snapper bite is starting to get hot. They have moved into the bay and around docks. Howard said dead shiners have worked well. “A tip to catch these tricky feeders is to let them have the bait when you feel the thump,” Howard said. “Let them pull your line tight and then set the hook.”

Phil Kirkland from the Sunshine Skyway south fishing pier said pompano, Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, grouper, bluefish and sharks are hitting. He said the hottest bites have come from pompano and mackerel. The grouper bite, he said, has been decent.

Kimberly Shearer from Annie’s Bait & Tackle said she has customers reporting that they are catching huge sheepshead around the Longboat Key Bridge, including grunts up to 13 inches long by the buoy in front of Cannon’s Marina and mangrove snapper along the edges of Jewfish Key. She said the biggest snapper she heard caught was 18 1/2 inches long and the bait was jigheads tipped with pieces of shrimp.

Capt. Mark Johnston and Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend Fishing Charters are both catching tons of Spanish mackerel about 2 miles off the beach. Kimball is also catching blacktip sharks in the same area. Live shiners seem to be the best bait for them, he said. Kimball, when the weather is permitting, said he is catching a ton of red and gag grouper in about 100 feet of water.

Annamae Lahay from Corky’s Live Bait & Tackle said she has received reports of some oversize, as well as undersize, redfish, including a report of a 45-inch redfish in Palma Sola Bay. She also said fishers have been having success catching redfish in Sarasota Bay and in some spots near Longboat Pass. Most of the successful reports have been from fishers using live shrimp and a light split-shot for a successful cast, she said.

Fishers have reported a lot of speckled trout being caught in the local waters of Palma Sola and Sarasota Bay.  Most reports have been about speckled trout over the 20-inch length.

In the bays and backwaters, reports include “quite a few large black drum, speckled trout and snook,” she said. “Snook have been successfully being caught moreso at night than during the day.”

She said other reports from inshore waters are mangrove snapper, grouper, bluefish and Spanish mackerel. Fishers are having success catching Spanish mackerel on gold and/or silver spoons during the daytime because light reflection attracts Spanish mackerel. Mangrove snapper have been attracted to live shrimp and live shrimp used with bucktail jigs, she said.

Capt. Warren Girle said on Sept. 10 he was catching redfish and trout on top-water plugs. Offshore, over a 7-mile reef, he said there were no keeper grouper, but there were tons of small grouper, limits of mangrove snapper and a keeper cobia. He said there were tons of Spanish mackerel as well. Girle was free-lining shiners for the macks. “I must have re-tied 50 hooks the other day,” Girle said. “I use 15-pound test leader and go as light as I can and bury the bait.”

He reported fishing in a nice group of 100 redfish using a small Rapala Skitterwalk and Sebile subsurface lure. “It’s tricky with the bluefish because the (Sebile’s) are around $15 a pop,” he said, indicating the toothy bluefish are capable of leader cut-offs. “But they work. I’m using silver with a greenish-blue back. They look like a pinfish and the reds really like it.” He said he also caught a couple on Exude jigs.

Send fishing news and photos to fish@islander.org.

Islander Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 18

Noon — Spanish Fiesta at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Monday, Sept. 20

Noon — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch with guest speaker Richard O’Brien, from the Manatee County Democratic Executive Committee, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Noon — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-7785.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

11 a.m. — Einstein Circle Discussion Group meets at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

Ongoing:

  • The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-3390.
  • Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
  • Fridays, 11 a.m., Over 39ers group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.
  • Fridays, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various locations throughout the summer. Information: 941-962-8835.
  • Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.

OFF-ISLAND EVENTS

Thursday, Sept. 16

4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. — Circus Pages International Circus performs at the Manatee County Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-722-3244. Fee applies.

Friday, Sept. 17

6 p.m. — Reels at Rossi Park presents “Race to Witch Mountain” downtown in the park on Third Avenue West between Ninth Street West and U.S. 301, Bradenton. Information: 941-704-4366.

Coming Up:

  • Sept. 23, “Sunday in the Park with George” opens, Manatee Players.
  • Sept. 24, Friday Fest on the Bay, Van Wezel lawn.
  • Sept. 25, Neal Preserve bike tour.
  • Sept. 25, Manatee County Audubon tour of Robinson Preserve.
  • Sept. 25, Children’s Summit, Manatee Convention Center.
  • Sept. 25, Inquiring Minds resumes meeting, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
  • Sept. 26, Privateer’s Shipwrek Poker Run, Peggy’s Corral.
  • Sept. 26, “Art After Dark,” Manatee Players.
  • Sept. 27, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, Bradenton Country Club.

Save the Date:

  • Oct. 8, Anna Maria Island Community Center Golf Outing, IMG Golf and Country Club.
  • Oct. 7, “Ladies of the Camellias” season opening, Island Players theater.
  • Oct. 15-16, Bayfest.
  • Nov. 12-14, ArtsHop.
  • Nov. 13-14, Disvoer Egmont Key.

AME school calendar

  • Sept. 14, Parent Teacher Organization meeting after school.
  • 8:45 a.m., Sept. 14 Fall festival kickoff meeting.
  • 5-7 p.m., Sept. 21 Parent Teacher Organization dinner.
  • Sept. 22, Peace Day celebration.
  • Sept. 23, Progress reports go home.

For more information, call the school office at 941-708-5525. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

Island police blotter

Anna Maria Island

Sept. 4, 9701 Gulf Drive, disturbance. The complainant called the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office alleging that while he was at Slim’s Place, he was confronted with abusive language and the person spit in his face. Both parties filed affidavits.

Bradenton Beach

No new reports.

Holmes Beach

Sept. 2, 5406 Marina Drive, theft. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer responded to The Feast, where an employee stated someone stole a potted palm tree from the sidewalk in front of the business. He said the thief removed an ADT Security sign that was in the pot and placed it next to another potted plant.

Sept. 5, 700 block of Key Royale Drive, burglary. An officer met with the complainant, who said she was checking on her brother’s house and noticed someone had broken in and a flat-screen TV was missing.

Sept. 7, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, driver’s license. An officer conducted a traffic stop and the driver admitted he did not have a driver’s license and was issued a notice to appear in court for driving without a license. The officer noticed the female passenger appeared intoxicated. He ran a check and learned she had a warrant for missing a court date. She was taken to jail.

Sept. 8, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. An HBPD officer was dispatched in reference to a burglary. The complainants said someone broke into their home and took a portable safe from their bedroom.

Sept. 9, Avenue E, burglary. A woman came to the HBPD to report a burglary. She said three weeks earlier someone entered her home and stole a computer tower, two computers, an electric drill, a ring, a stereo and speakers and a small leather stool.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010

ITEMS FOR SALE

SELLING ALL CONTENTS of 2BR home, package deal, $2,500. Sofas, lamps, tables, chairs, beds, dressers, kitchen items. Great condition, purchased in last three years. Pictures at: http://myannamariabeachhouse.com/amenities.html. 941-545-8488.

FILLET KNIFE: UNCLE Henry Shrade plus 7-inch blade, Staghorn handle, leather sheath included. $25. Frank, 941-761-1415.

ROLLTOP-STYLE DESK: Walnut finish, eight drawers, 55w x 42h x 22d. Excellent condition, $80. 941-795-1533. djrv79@msn.com.

CHILD’S ROCKING CHAIR: Antique, wood with cane seat, $25. 941-795-1533 or djrv79@msn.com.

SLIPCOVER SUREFIT, SOFTSUEDE solid-colored teal, fits sofa up to 70 inches. Excellent condition. $25. 941-795-1533 or djrv79@msn.com.

TWO DAVITS: 2,500 lb. capacity each. $1,000 for both, you move. 941-794-0503.

TABLE SAW: 10-inch with stand, $50. Large, oriental bowl planter, $10. 941-778-2901.

WHITE VINYL LATTICE: used. 4 x 8 feet, $7 per sheet. 941-778-2901.

TWIN BEDROOM SUITE includes two beds, nightstand, dresser with mirror, $100. 863-559-8559.

DELL COMPUTER: 3.06 GHz processor, Windows XP-PRO, $100.  941-756-6728.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON COWGIRL wedding hat with blusher, $25. 941-795-8359.

ASHTON DRAKE LISA doll, “From this day forward.” Numbered. $25. 941-795-8359.

DESK HUTCH: CUBIX, gray. 36 x 42 x 12, $25. 941-795-8359.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com.

COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT SUPPLIES: Ice machine: install and service $2,100. You pick up, $1,600. Assorted stainless shelves: $75. Six-burner gas cooktop and charbroiler: $1,800. 941-730-2606.

FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE: Individuals may advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week. Deliver in person to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, e-mail classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)

ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

BRADENTON ROTARY CLUB meets at noon Mondays at Mattison’s Riverside, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Club members enjoy fellowship with like-minded professionals. Club projects offer opportunities to benefit the community locally and worldwide. To attend a meeting as our guest, call Trish, 941-747-1871. More information: www.bradentonrotary.org.

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. Signature Sothebys International. 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.

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 Friday, Sept. 17. 302 and 304 74th St., Holmes Beach, Anna Maria, Florida. Style and shabby chic, table and chairs, sofa, chaise, etagere, two king beds, queen and full pillow top, two twin beds, patio set, easy chairs, yard tools, wall art, four TVs, accessories, linens and kitchen. Julie McClure Sale. Pictures: www.appraisals4u.biz or www.flickr.com/photos/appraisals4u.

ESTATE SALE: 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m Friday, Sept. 17. 207 55th St., Holmes Beach. Contents including sterling, sofa bed, Lazy-boy recliner, corner curio, occasional tables, wicker/rattan loveseat, rocker and tables. Nice sale. Sale conducted by Palma Sola Sales, Inc.

GARAGE SALES

ROSER THRIFT SHOP open 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 am to noon Saturday. Donations 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779 -2733.

YARD SALE: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept.18. 204 Archer Way, Anna Maria Household items, appliances, couches, tables, chairs, lamps, plus many miscellaneous goods. All items priced to sell! 269-370-8386 with questions or directions.

LOST and FOUND

YELLOW MAINE COON cat lost from 6600 block of Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Reward offered. 941-725-4488.

FOUND AUG. 27: Camera. 941-962-7785.

FOUND: LEATHER TEVA sandals on beach near 53rd Street, Holmes Beach. Call 941-779-0210.

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.

TRANSPORTATION

1999 SATURN S-SERIES coupe. 55,000 miles. Literally driven on island by little old lady. Barely driven last three years. Garage stored. Must sell while we are in area, Sept. 21-30. $2,000. Excellent value. 941-383-3698 or 613-256-6522.

2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON Fatboy Asking $2,930. No trades. Nice looking bike, details and pictures: frer482do@msn.com. 727-475-5405.

BOATS & BOATING

BOAT PROBLEMS? DON’T delay, have our boat repair specialists fix it today. We offer free towing from dock to marina. Call N.E. Taylor Boatworks bottom pant specialists at 941-794-2802 or e-mail: info@taylorboatworks.com for details.

FOR RENT: DEEP-water boat slip: North end of Anna Maria, easy access to Gulf. Up to 30 feet, $150/month. 941-794-8877.

HELP WANTED

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

KIDS4HIRE

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.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

HEALTH FOOD STORE on Anna Maria Island, located in busy shopping center, large inventory, all equipment and fixtures, completely turnkey, business growing monthly, owners moving, great opportunity for mom and pop. $189,000. Call Jim, 941-580-0626.

GIFT SHOP FOR sale. Call owner, 941-779-2624.

SERVICES

LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-778-5476.

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

LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call Steve Doyle 941-778-1708.

TOTAL DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs, replacements, sales, parts, stormcatcher hurricane covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro doors, ODL inserts. 941-730-1399.

CONTACT CAPT. GREG Burke of A Paradise Realty for all of your real estate needs, selling, listing, buying, market analysis. 941-592-8373, or e-mail: gregburkesr@hotmail.com.

I DON’T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-778-7770. Leave message.

ISLAND HOUSEKEEPING: LOCAL girl, great references. Openings for home and vacation rental accounts. Deborah, 941-524-0486

CLUTTER! IF YOU do not know where to begin to enjoy your surroundings, I can help with great sensitivity, take to Goodwill, consign or pack and ship sentimental items to loved ones who would enjoy something from you. I also specialize in staging homes for sale by re-purposing what you already have for a fresh look. Call Nancy Errico for a consultation today! Insured. www.stageonedecluttertoo.com. 941-685-9906.

TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.

ALTERATIONS AND CUSTOM home decor, Pillows, cushions. Experienced, dependable. Call Diane 941-778-6373, cell 941-724-6831.

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. 941-920-3840.

COMPUTER GOT YOU down? Got a virus? Need wireless, network setup? Web site? Need help? Call JC, 941-487-7487.

ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.

DESIGNER FOR HIRE! All your graphic needs covered! Web design. Call Jon at Smashcat Studios, 941-778-2824 or 941-545-0192.

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.

NADIA’S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage in the comfort of your home. Call today for an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.

CHECK MY HOUSE! When you’re away, we stay close to home. We provide full house checking services to ensure your house is secure while you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail check.my.house@verizon.net for details.

TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special need students welcome. Grades 3-12. Jenifer, 941-224-1760.

UPSCALE NAIL SALON: Nails on the Island. 30 years experience. Call for an appointment. Now offering in-home services. 941-713-5244.

KOKO RAY’S ISLAND studio: Back to school specials through September. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar, piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach, 941-778-8323.

LAWN and GARDEN

.CONNIE’S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-778-2581.

TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes, tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured. Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.

JR’S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.

LANDSCAPING

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/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.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100.

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 work, handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing. 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.

FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-2700.

J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941-778-2316 or 941-730-3228.

RENTAL

WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.

WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock. Furnished, walk to beach. $150/night, $950/week. Use of bikes and kayaks included. 941-794-5980. www.divefish.com.

VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/3BA pool home, 2BR/1BA cottage, 5BR/4BA split pool home, two blocks to Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA pool home, northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pool home, Palma Sola. Weekly, monthly rentals. Luxury furnishings, all amenities. Inclusive prices. Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-1515.

ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront vacation rental. 5BR/4BA. $2,200/week. 559-760-1331. tampabaybeachhouse.com.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED GROUND-level duplex. 2BR/1BA, north Holmes Beach. $925/month plus utilities. 941-778-7003.

ANNUAL DUPLEX IN HOLMES Beach. 2BR/2BA on canal, space for boat. Living room, kitchen, storage, washer and dryer hook ups. No pets. Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039.

ANNUAL RENTAL: CLOSE to Island on Cortez Road. 2BR/2BA, 55-plus. $750/month. Keith, 941-792-7568.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.

WATERFRONT CONDO at Mariners Cove. Annual rental with boat slip, 2BR/2BA. 2,000 square feet with enclosed lanai. Two pools, tennis court, washer/dryer. $1,900/month, water and standard cable included. Call 941-920-3358.

ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH. All new 3BR/2BA, granite counters, full kitchen, washer and dryer, storage shed, three blocks to beach, half block to trolley. $1,600/month. 603-969-6840.

MODEST 1BR TRAILER: 55-plus Paradise Bay, rent $525/month or buy, $15,000 or best offer. 941-727-5201 or 941-735-1647.

WINTER MONTHS: UPGGRADED mobile home. 1BR. Carport, Paradise Bay. $975/month. Satellite TV, utilities. Call 941-761-3341.

FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED: 2BR/2BA, wireless Internet, non-smoker, no pets. beachcondo25@yahoo.com.

CHARMING MONTHLY/SEASONAL condo. Cross street to Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, washer, dryer. Two screened-in decks, heated pool. $2,400/month. 813-634-3790.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL rental: Room available in Bayfront home includes pool, boat dock with lift, $800/month. 941-518-8491.

ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH. Ground-level 2BR/2BA, washer and dryer, fully equipped kitchen. No pets. $900/month. Call 941-778-1819.

SEASONAL: HOLMES BEACH. Spacious 3BR/2BA duplex, upper level. Screened lanai, completely furnished. One house from beach. Gulf view. No pets or smoking. Two-month minimum. 813-689-0925 or HLMSBCHRNTL@aol.com.

SPACIOUS LOWER 2BR/2BA plus garage near pool. 55-plus community. 10 minutes to beaches. Annual, $950/month plus utilities and deposit. Seasonal, January- April, $1,850/month. May-December, $1,650/month. Call 941-761-4847.

SHORT TERM: VACATION 3BR/2BA NW Bradenton furnished home, weekly/$600, monthly/$1,300. Townhouse, 2BR/2BA, pool, boat slip, weekly/$550, monthly/$950. Perico Bay Club villa, 2BR/2BA, $1,800/month. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site www.2spinnakers.com.

REAL ESTATE

FREE FORECLOSURE PREVENTION, free Distressed Property Lists! Call James Adkins, 713-0635. www.AdkinsFloridaGroup.com’.

FLORIDA BUSINESSES FOR sale. Get your E2/EB-5 Visa. Call James Adkins, 941-713-0635.

BAYFRONT PELICAN COVE condo: 2BR/2BA great views, close to everything. Call Capt. Greg, 941-592-8373, A Paradise Realty.

SANDPIPER DOUBLEWIDE: 2BR/1.5BA across from beach. Spacious, remodeled. 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Call Lynne, 941-744-7904.

CONDO BARGAINS: FORTY-Three West 2BR/2BA, one-car garage, cathedral ceilings, screened courtyards, pet friendly, $132,000. Custom Village Green 3BR/2BA, two-car garage villa, $149,500. Perico Bay villa, 2BR/2BA, one-car garage, ground floor, turnkey furnished. $229,000. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

FOR SALE: TEARDOWN large lot. 125-foot frontage by 100-feet deep. Less than 300 feet from the Gulf beach end of 50th Street. $600,000 or best offer.120 50th St., Holmes Beach. 941-778-4011.

PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots, both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under building. $450,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.

FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATE

BUY MOUNTAIN LAND now! Lowest prices ever! Bryson City, N.C. 2.5 acres, spectacular views, paved road. High altitude. Easily accessible, secluded. $45,000. Owner financing, 800-810-1590. www.wildcatknob.com.

LAKEFRONT BARGAIN! ONLY $44,900. Adjacent lakefront sold for $149,900. Beautiful estate-size homesite in prestigious, gated coastal community with direct ocean access. Enjoy pool, clubhouse, free boat slips, more. All utilities completed. Only one. Easy financing. Call now, 877-888-1415, ext. 2639.