Tag Archives: 09-25-2013

Family cooks for reward to solve suspicious death

Four Mullins kids grew up loving the water, boating and life on Anna Maria Island in the 1960s and ’70s.

Pat Mullins never lost his love of the water. But on Jan. 27, he left home on the Braden River in his 16-foot boat and never returned.

In spite of an extensive search by law enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard — and many friends who carried on their search for many days after law enforcement called off theirs — Mullins was not found until his body was brought ashore with the tide Feb. 5.

The family later learned the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office had rendered the case “inactive.” There were no definitive answers as to what happened after Mullins left home for a day on the water.

He was found bound and tied to an anchor line, and he had been shot with a shotgun. Although the boat was found, there was apparently no evidence and no gun aboard.

The family hopes that by offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for his death, someone will come forward. Information is needed to piece together the events surrounding his disappearance and death.

To raise money for the reward, the Mullins family will host a fundraiser 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the King Ranch, 4630 Caruso Road, Bradenton.

The public is welcome to enjoy some great food, including pulled pork sandwiches and smoked mullet. There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffles, live music and activities for children.

Donors can contribute to the fund at the event or send a check for the to “Mullins’ Reward Fund” to Mullins’ Reward Fund, 6611 Proctor Road, Sarasota FL 34241.

For more information on the event, call 941-720-7686. To report information about incidents related to Pat Mullins disappearance, email PatMullinsMemorialFund@gmail.com.

Calendar – 09-25-2013

Seasonal planning

        Does your organization rely on you to share its event announcements with The Islander? Then we’d like to hear from you now, as we prepare for the 2013-14 season. Send your 2013-14 events calendar — dates, times, locations and brief descriptions — to calendar@islander.org. Please include a contact name, email address and telephone number. High-resolution photographs are appreciated.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 25

7:23 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, Sept. 26

7:22 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, Sept. 27

10 a.m. — Forty Carrots group for babies and children, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

7:21 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

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.

2 p.m. — Edible gardens lecture with Mike Miller, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

7:20 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, Sept. 29

3:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra chorus auditions, Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-587-3584.

7:18 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, Sept. 30

7:17 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Noon — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

7:16 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 2

7:15 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Thursday, Sept. 26

5:30 p.m. — Opening night, Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps exhibit, contemporary botanical artists explore the Bartrams’ legacy, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.

 

Friday, Sept. 27

7 p.m. — Film Fridays presents “Chinatown,” South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

10 a.m. — The FireSUP charity paddleboard relay, Palma Sola Causeway. Fee applies. Information: 941-705-1447.

 

Ongoing

• Through-Oct. 6, “Always Patsy Cline,” Manatee Players, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

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

• First 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, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

• Most Fridays except in September, 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., Mike Sales’ 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. Except Nov. 2.

• 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, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

 

Coming up

• Oct. 5, Bridge Street Merchants Florida Cracker Festival, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

• Oct. 14, Columbus Day.

• Oct. 18-19, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

• Oct. 26, Bridge Street Merchants Rock Octoberfest, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

• Oct. 26-27, Cortez Stone Crab Festival, 119th Street West bayfront, Cortez.

• Oct. 31, Halloween.

 

Save the date

• Nov. 2, Anna Maria Island Community Center Murder Mystery Night, Anna Maria.

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

• Nov. 8-10, Cultural Connections ArtsHop, islandwide.

• Nov. 9, Florida Maritime Museum Boatyard Bash, Cortez.

• Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

• Nov. 16, CrossPointe Fellowship Community Thanksgiving, Holmes Beach.

• Nov. 28, Thanksgiving.

 

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.

 

 

AME calendar

    • NOTICE: Peace Day, planned for Sept. 24, has been postponed to Oct. 1.

• 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, fire drill.

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

Fishing – 09-25-2013

 Don’t forget to plan for pesky afternoon thunderbumpers

 

 

In September, we experience afternoon thunderstorms on around Anna Maria Island on a regular basis. You can expect to see at least a 40 percent chance of afternoon showers five days a week.

Granted, these small squalls may last up to an hour although usually the duration is only 20 minutes or so. But these storms can appear suddenly with wind gusts, heavy rain and lightning. If you’ve ever been on the water during these conditions, you know you don’t want to deal with them again.

Even a quick storm can be a pain, so plan accordingly and fish during morning hours. If you’re fishing offshore, keep a watchful eye to the east. Ultimately, after 1 p.m., it’s necessary to keep an eye on what’s developing. That way, if you see something coming, you can make a decision on whether to catch that last keeper fish or make a run for the dock.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish mackerel are ravaging bait schools and the anglers’ tackle during the morning incoming tides. Pier fishers using small white jigs or Clark spoons are connecting with fish. Expect to find jack crevalle, blue runners and ladyfish in the mix with the macks.

Mangrove snapper are being caught in decent numbers by fishers using live shrimp. Most fish are 10-12 inches, so make sure you have a ruler handy if you plan on taking fish home for dinner. Mangrove snapper need to be at least 10 inches to be a keeper.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing good action for light-tackle fishers occurring during the morning incoming tides. Pier fishers are arriving at the pier fully stocked with small jigs and silver spoons in anticipation of limiting out on Spanish mackerel. White speck rigs, crappie jigs or Clark spoons in the size 00 or 01 are the lures of choice. Expect to catch Spanish mackerel in the 12- to 16-inch range along with plenty of jacks, ladyfish and blue runners in the mix. At certain points in the tide, Malfese says fishers are hooking up every cast.

Mangrove snapper are accommodating pier fishers dropping live shrimp or shiners under the pier. Small baits, small hooks and light leaders are the keys to success. Limits are attainable with a little determination.

Finally, the occasional snook and redfish are being reeled up. Most reds are over-slot, but to get in the bull red catch, try dropping a live pinfish under the pier. Half a blue crab might work even better. For the snook, live shiners, pinfish or ladyfish will attract a bite.

Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is targeting schooling redfish on shallow flats adjacent to mangrove edges. Capt. Mac Gregory has been leading Keyes to the fish during high tide. After the school is located, Keyes is casting an EP rattle shad fly in its midst. On a recent excursion, they managed to land five over-slot fish on the fly rod. Not bad for these parts.

Next Keyes and Gregory migrated out to the nearshore reefs for some action with Spanish mackerel, bonito and blacktip sharks. By flat-lining live shiners behind the boat, the pair hooked macks to 24 inches. Once a few blacktip sharks show up to the party, they begin sight-casting chunks of fresh-cut mack to get a bite. Expect to catch blacktips ranging 4-6 feet.

Capt. Warren Girle is working the flats of Sarasota Bay and along the Intracoastal Waterway with good results on redfish, spotted seatrout and snook. For all three species, live shiners are his bait of choice. To rig, Girle is either using corks to keep the bait out of the grass or free-lining. Redfish both in the slot and over-slot can be expected. The trout are mostly 15-20 inches. As for snook, most are under-slot, but going the sheer numbers of fish, it’s easy to wait for a keeper to bite.

Moving out to nearshore reefs, Girle is catching good numbers of macks and blacktip sharks. To start, he’s free-lining live shiners behind the boat. Fish 15-25 inches are the norm. To target the sharks, he’s casting out fresh-cut chunks of mackerel. Blacktips in the 60-pound range are being caught daily.

Mangrove snapper are being caught at the reefs. Girle says anchoring and chumming will get the snapper in a feeding mood. Once they are biting, Girle drops down either live or fresh-cut shiners to the bottom to hook up. Expect 15-inch snapper to gobble your bait.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

        Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

 

Seasonal planning

        Does your organization rely on you to share its event announcements with The Islander? Then we’d like to hear from you now, as we prepare for the 2013-14 season. Send your 2013-14 events calendar — dates, times, locations and brief descriptions — to calendar@islander.org. Please include a contact name, email address and telephone number. High-resolution photographs are appreciated.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 25

        7:23 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, Sept. 26

        7:22 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, Sept. 27

        10 a.m. — Forty Carrots group for babies and children, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

        7:21 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

        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.

        2 p.m. — Edible gardens lecture with Mike Miller, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

        7:20 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, Sept. 29

        3:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra chorus auditions, Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-587-3584.

        7:18 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, Sept. 30

        7:17 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 1

        Noon — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

        7:16 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 2

        7:15 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Thursday, Sept. 26

      5:30 p.m. — Opening night, Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps exhibit, contemporary botanical artists explore the Bartrams’ legacy, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.

 

Friday, Sept. 27

        7 p.m. — Film Fridays presents “Chinatown,” South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

        10 a.m. — The FireSUP charity paddleboard relay, Palma Sola Causeway. Fee applies. Information: 941-705-1447.

 

Ongoing

        • Through-Oct. 6, “Always Patsy Cline,” Manatee Players, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

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

        • First 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, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

        • Most Fridays except in September, 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., Mike Sales’ 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. Except Nov. 2.

        • 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, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

 

Coming up

        • Oct. 5, Bridge Street Merchants Florida Cracker Festival, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

        • Oct. 14, Columbus Day.

        • Oct. 18-19, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

        • Oct. 26, Bridge Street Merchants Rock Octoberfest, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

        • Oct. 26-27, Cortez Stone Crab Festival, 119th Street West bayfront, Cortez.

        • Oct. 31, Halloween.

 

Save the date

        • Nov. 2, Anna Maria Island Community Center Murder Mystery Night, Anna Maria.

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

        • Nov. 8-10, Cultural Connections ArtsHop, islandwide.

        • Nov. 9, Florida Maritime Museum Boatyard Bash, Cortez.

        • Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

        • Nov. 16, CrossPointe Fellowship Community Thanksgiving, Holmes Beach.

        • Nov. 28, Thanksgiving.

 

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.

 

 

AME calendar

    • NOTICE: Peace Day, planned for Sept. 24, has been postponed to Oct. 1.

    • 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, fire drill.

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

 

Sports – 09-25-2013

Center soccer spirit, season kick off, basketball too

 

The youth soccer league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center got started Sept. 21 with three games in two age divisions.

The Feast opened up the action in the 11-13 age division in grand style, rolling past a short-handed LPAC squad by an 11-0 margin behind six goals from Michael Latimer and three goals from Joe Rogers. Catherine Calhoun added two goals to complete the Feast’s victory.

The second 11-13 game of the evening saw Waterfront Restaurant edge Jen Crady Massage 5-4 behind two goals each from Alex Rodriguez and Silas Banyas, while Hannah Mooney added one goal in the victory.

Jen Crady Massage received goals from Brennan Bowers, Jack Groves, Katie Krokroskia and Daniel Sentman in the loss.

Wash Family Construction got off to a good start in the 14-17 age division with a 3-0 victory over Jessie’s Island Store. Joey Carder scored two goals and Connor Field added one to carry WFC.

Adult coed soccer also got a kick-start this week at the center with four games on Sept. 19.

The first game took Sato Real Estate to a 7-1 victory over Wash Family Construction behind two goals each from Chris Circharo and Stephen Perry, who also added two assists. Matt Plummer, Chrissy Rice and Josh Rio each added single goals in the victory.

Chris Yavalar notched the lone goal for WFC in the loss.

FL Discount Signs edged Island Gourmet 5-4 in the second game of the evening — somewhat of a family affair. Brent Moss led the way with four goals, while Greg Moss added one goal and Ryan Moss had an assist. Goalie David Moss helped preserve the slim lead with 14 saves in the victory.

Adam Bujarski led Island Gourmet with two goals and an assist while Zach Gilliland and Tim Tedesco each scored one in the loss.

Agnelli Pool & Spa steamrolled past Island Pest Control by a 9-4 margin in the third game of the evening. Joey Clasulio and Damir Glavan scored four goals each and Omar Polar added two to lead the Agnelli offense. Frank Agnelli added seven saves in goal.

Teddy Louloudes and Steve Oelke scored two goals each for Island Pest Control in the loss.

The adult basketball at the center got started Sept. 17 with three games and, if the first week of action carries over to the rest of the season, it’s going to be a competitive league.

All three games were decided by five points or less, starting with Bowes Imaging Center defeating the Sun 64-60. Matt Ray led the way with 21 points, while Antwaun Jackson contributed 17 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. Jason Mickan added 14 points and Teagan Purtil scored 11 to round out the action.

Andrew Turmin led the Sun with 23 points, while Chad Woods scored 13 and Eric Gledhill put 12 points and nine rebounds into the loss.

Southern Greens recorded a 58-53 victory over Waterfront Restaurant in the second Sept. 17 game. Brandon Hartwig scored 22 points to lead Southern Greens, which also received nine points apiece from Joe Combs and Brittany Hartwig.

Brandon Kern led Waterfront with 17 points, while Matt Dwyer scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the loss.

Beach to Bay Construction edged Gator Man Pools 53-50 in the final game of the night behind 17 points and 12 rebounds from Sean Hubbard. Jordan Demers added 14 points and eight rebounds and Jon Moss scored 12 points to round out the scoring in the victory.

Scott Eliso scored 20 points and Aaron Dudukes added 14 points and eight rebounds to lead Gator Man Pools in the loss.

Horseshoe news

Horseshoe action Sept. 18 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits saw a short delay for a couple of noteworthy events. The Anna Maria horseshoe pitchers gathered a $360 donation for the Manatee County Food Bank. The donation and matching funds from Mosaic Foundation will add more than 4,000 pounds of food to the empty pantry.

Another event was the graduation of Bob Heiger from Sam’s Learning Center, a program designed to help horseshoe pitchers improve their skills.

Heiger made the grade with three back-to-back ringers in consecutive games. As a result, he was named the 2013 most-improved horseshoe player. He also was awarded a trophy.

After the two ceremonies, regular horseshoe action commenced with Hank Huyghe and Jerry Disbrow earning the day’s outright championship with the only 3-0 pool-play record.

Two teams emerged from pool play during Sept. 21 horseshoe action. The team of Huyghe and Tim Sofran easily defeated Jerry Disbrow and Sam Samuels 23-12 to earn bragging rights for the day.

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

A rainy week limited the golf action at Key Royale Club to three events. The women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in addition to a side game, “Tee to Green,” where only strokes to get to the green were counted.

Sue Wheeler was the low-net winner with a 1-under-par 31, while Liz Lang was one shot back in second place. Fran Barford, Kris Landkammer, Christina Mason and Helen Pollock tied for third at 33.

Wheeler, Lang and Pollock tied at 28 strokes for first in the “Tee to Green” game.

The men played a nine-hole team scramble Sept. 19 that saw Jon Holcomb, Fred Miller, Mike Gille and Bob Lang take first place with a 6-under-par 26.

On Sept. 20, the members played a nine-hole best-ball-of-threesome match. The team of Joyce Brown, Larry Fowler and Bob Dickinson combined on a 7-under-par 25 to take first place by three strokes. Terry Westby, Jim Dunne and Earl Huntzinger, who chipped in on the sixth hole, were alone in second place with a 3-under-par 28.

 

Island police blotter – 09-25-2013

Anna Maria

        • Sept. 9, 100 block of Crescent Drive, domestic battery. A man and woman were arguing and it turned physical when the man allegedly pushed the woman. According to the report, the woman grabbed a steak knife to defend herself and the man cut his finger during the struggle.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • Sept. 14, 100 block of Midge Court, disorderly intoxication. A Bradenton Beach police officer responded to several calls about a man walking through a neighborhood yelling at people. The officer made contact with a man on Bridge Street and learned he was staying on a boat anchored in Sarasota Bay. The officer instructed the man to return to his boat for the night. About 15 minutes later, the officer received a call about a man yelling at people on Midge Court and knocking on doors of residences. The officer made contact with the same 19-year-old Bradenton man, who was sitting inside a vehicle that did not belong to him. He was arrested for disorderly intoxication.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

        • Sept. 12, 4500 block of 123rd Street Court West, battery, petit theft. A complainant reported he became involved in a fight with a man he knows when the man ran at him in an aggressive manner. The complainant said the two don’t like each other and when the suspect ran toward him saying he wanted to fight, he punched the suspect. The two men scuffled and, at some point, the complainant’s pocketknife fell out of his pocket. When the fight ended, the suspect allegedly took the knife and fled.

• Sept. 15, 4400 block of 123rd Street Court West, petit theft. A man reported he and his wife rode their bicycles to the location to fish. When they returned to their bikes, one was stolen. The complainant said his cellphone was strapped onto the bike.

• Sept. 14, 10104 Cortez Road W., Cortez Clam Factory. Two filters for a smoke eater machine valued at $400 and left in the parking lot were stolen.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        Sept. 17, 400 Manatee Ave. W., violation of probation. A 22-year-old Plant City woman was arrested for violation of probation after being stopped by police for a traffic violation, who discovered the woman was on probation for possession of marijuana. Her probation officer informed the officer to arrest her because she did not seek permission to leave her home county.

• Sept. 9, 300 block of 72nd Street, criminal mischief. A complainant reported she parked her vehicle overnight. When she returned to the vehicle in the morning, she observed a dent on the driver’s side.

• Sept. 9, 500 block of 67th Street, theft. A man reported someone siphoned 40 gallons of fuel from his boat. The gas was valued at $160.

• Sept. 10, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, fraud. A woman reported that she received a call from a man asking if he could ship her a package to be shipped overseas because the store he was shopping from would not make the shipment. The woman agreed, using credit card information provided by the suspect. After receiving and shipping a variety of packages, the woman was notified the credit card information was from a stolen card.

• Sept. 12, 300 block of 63rd Street, disturbance. A man and woman were arguing about their relationship status. The man was not there when police arrived. The woman said the argument was not physical, but her boyfriend had kicked the front door. She had a small cut on her nose, but told police she cut it while taking her friend’s belongings outdoors.

• Sept. 13, 600 block of Key Royale Drive, burglary. A couple left their residence for six weeks and, on return, found the deadbolt on the front door broken and two handguns and fishing poles valued at $2,200 missing.

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.

AMI day-trippers take cause to the causeway

Charmian Miller, front left, of Ellenton, exchanges her “AMI Day Tripper” stickers Sept. 22 with Wayne “Wolverine” Collins of Bradenton — a member of the nonprofit Anna Maria Island Privateers, on Palma Sola Causeway. Miller and Debbie Pinkley, right of Collins, became island residents and friends in the late-1980s. The sticker came about when they joked about the recent day-tripper controversy. Miller and Pinkley plan to continue selling $3 day-tripper stickers Sept. 29 at Duffy’s Tavern in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Real Estate – 09-25-2013

306 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,300 sfla / 3,500 sfur 5bed/4½/3car home built in 2013 on a 52×145 lot was sold 08/30/13, Poseidon Adventures on Spring Avenue LLC to Powell for $895,000; list $1,089,000.

208 66th St., Unit A, 66th Street Coastal Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 1,500 sfla / 2,000 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car land condo with pool built in 2012 was sold 08/30/13, Starfish 66 LLC to Ballew for $762,500; list $795,000.

110 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,775 sfla / 2,316 sfur 4bed/4bath multiplex built in 1930 on a 75×145 lot was transferred 09/06/13, Tennison to Aurora Loan Services LLC for $752,600.

216 69th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,320 sfla / 4,694 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car duplex with pool built in 1984 on a 90×100 lot was sold 08/30/13, Paulk to Crowell for $657,660; list $699,000.

316 63rd St., Unit 6B, Island Walk, Holmes Beach, a 2,001 sfla / 3,176 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car condo with pool built in 2005 was sold 08/30/13, McMillian Lakeside Properties LLC to Hinger for $550,000; list $569,000.

531 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,850 sfla / 2,749 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car canalfront home built in 1972 on a 80×112 lot was sold 08/29/13, Masone to Cayo for $515,000; list $549,000.

611 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 1,472 sfla / 2,470 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1991 on a 50×114 lot was sold 08/30/13, Ajmo to Sandpiper Inn LLC for $515,000.

114 52nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,152 sfla / 1,452 sfur 1bed/1bath home built in 1968 on a 100×90 lot was sold 09/03/13, Jones to AMI Breeze LLC for $475,000.

6250 Holmes Blvd., Unit 39, North Beach Village, Holmes Beach, a 1,536 sfla / 2,005 sfur 2bed/2½bath/2car condo with shared pool built in 1991 was sold 08/30/13, Booth to Page for $357,000; list $375,000.

310 58th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,116 sfla / 1,770 sfur 2bed/1½bath home built in 1965 on a 90×100 lot was sold 08/30/13, Stilley to Joseph for $340,000; list $379,000.

460 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,047 sfla / 1,592 sfur 2bed/1bath canalfront attached villa built in 1962 on a 25×115 lot was sold 08/29/13, Loop to Bay Side 63rd LLC for $280,000; list $285,000.

709 Manatee Ave., Unit 14, Westbay Cove, Holmes Beach, a 1,179 sfla / 1,479 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1977 was sold 08/30/13, Costantino to Matthews for $270,000; list $284,500.

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

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE

COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100, above-ground pool, ladder, accessories0, 15-18 foot, 1 year old, $100. 941-778-3920.

TELEVISION: SANYO 32-inch high-definition LCD flat-screen. Three years old. $100. 941-932-0843.

EUREKA COMMERCIAL VACUUM cleaner. Like new, $50. 941-778-6288.

TWO PIRATE COSTUMES: High end, women, size 5, men’s, medium, both for $25. 941-778-4451.

POOL MOTOR AND filter: one-year old, $100. 941-778-5542.

FORD RANGER XLT Chrome RIMS with center caps, great shape $100 or best offer. 941-778-7003.

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

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

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 for kids and teens 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.

GARAGE SALES

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: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28. 2703 Ave. B, Holmes Beach.

DONATIONS BEING ACCEPTED for garage sale Oct. 5 to benefit Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc and Forget Me Not Inc, pet rescues. Please, call 941-726-5225 to arrange delivery or pick up.

LOST & FOUND

LOST: GOLD BRACELET, four thin chains, engraved: ETM. Aug. 29, Manatee theater. Sentimental. Reward. 941-387-9036.

PETS

WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.

BOATS & BOATING

BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400.

BOAT LIFT: WANT to rent lift for 22-foot boat, yearly. Will use six weeks a year. Call 248-773-5000.

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. 

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.

SERVICES

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.

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.

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.

PIANO/KEYBOARD FOR your life: Highly qualified and experienced instructor will come to you and work with your goals for musical enjoyment. Daytime slots available. 941-761-2440.

TRUEBLUE33 MOBILE Computer Service LLC. On-site computer repair at reasonable rates. Contact Anthony at 941-592-7714.

NEW REAL ESTATE photography services for the Bradenton and Sarasota area. Professional photography and video at affordable rates. Call For Real: 941-524-4656.

JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your home like our own. We offer organic cleaning products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-730-6773.

PRESSURE WASHING, CLEANING: Houses, driveways, tile and grout, pool cages. “We clean it all.” 941-735-4014.

SUN MAINTENANCE AND Service: Call Travis and Megan, 941-779-8389, for all your lawn, landscape, and pool service needs. “Even free snow removal.” 10 years experience. Free estimates, trusting services.

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.

LAWN & GARDEN

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.

LANDSCAPING

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.

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 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.

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-756-4570.

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.

RENTALS

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.

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.

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 RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach, 2BR/2BA elevated duplex. Quiet neighborhood, two blocks to Gulf, one block to bay! Carport, room for two vehicles. Updated unit, new floors, fresh paint. Available Oct. 1. $1,200/month. 925-596-0785.

2BR FULLY FURNISHED waterfront townhouse with boat slip, pool, patio, cable, washer and dryer, no pets! $900/month. Available until Jan. 15. Call 941-538-8622.

BRADENTON BEACH ANNUAL rental: 1BR, granite and stainless-steel 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 RENTAL: 2BR/1BA adorable house, $925/month. 62nd Street West, Bradenton. Carmen Pedota, Big Fish Real Estate, 941-284-2598.

SEASONAL: HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA Ground-level, completely furnished. One house from the Gulf. No pets or smoking. Available January-April.  813-390-0782 or email: HLMSBCHRNTL@aol.com.

ANNUAL RENTAL: PINEBAY Forest condo, 2BR/2BA, ground level, Washer and dryer carport, pool.  $1,100/month. Available Oct. 1. Call Sato Real Estate Inc. 941-778-7200 or email: monica@satorealestate.com.

2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE WITH Gulf Views, pool, screen porches, garage. $1,700/month. Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696.

ANNUAL: SPACIOUS VILLAGE Green 2BR/2BA, two-car garage on lake. $1,550/month. 941-356-1456.

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

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.

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.

DISTRESS SALES/BANK foreclosures and fixer-uppers. Go to: www.ManateeAreaForeclosures.com for a free list of properties available now. 941-315-1501.

LAKEFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, 55-plus community. Light, bright home, in quiet area. Double carport. Ground-floor condo with beautiful lake view. Association has heated pool, exercise room, tennis and shuffleboard courts and  waterfront park on beautiful Sarasota Bay. Only six minutes to the beach. For sale by owner, $230,500. Call Fred, 941-794-5011.

CONDO FOR SALE: 2BR/2BA. 55-plus community, ground floor, bright villa, with carport in quiet area. Association is beautifully manicured with green grass and many ponds with beautiful birds. Additionally, heated pool, exercise room, tennis and shuffleboard courts, waterfront park on beautiful Sarasota Bay. Only six minutes to the beach. For sale by owner, very reasonable $145,000. Fred, 941-794-5011.

FREE! WHAT EVERY Real estate buyer or seller needs to know! Go to: www.yourmarketupdate.com. 941-400-8735.

WOODPARK: BEAUTIFUL 55-plus community, unusually large 1BR/1.5BA. Move-in ready with pride of ownership throughout. Washer, dryer, covered parking, small pets OK. Complex features, outstanding landscaping, clubhouse, pool, very reasonable COA fees. 617-459-1889.