Anna Maria Island Elementary School celebrates Peace Day and remembers Sept. 11, 2001, at a Sept. 21 celebration at the school. Students learned zero is a number, too, from Todd Persinger, center, as “Zero the Hero.” The character struggles to find value as a number and tries to change, but in the end realizes his value. The lesson: Students learn to accept differences in those around them, find value in themselves, and others. Islander Photo: Courtesy Sharon Burgess Click here for more pictures.
749 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a vacant 60×125 Gulffront lot was sold 08/30/12, Alexander to Walker for $875,000: list $975,000.
802 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 961 sfla/1,424 sfur 2bed/2bath bayfront home built in 1975 on a 56×97 lot was sold 09/05/12, Lawrence to Brinson for $650,000.
516 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,894 sfla/4,384 sfur 3bed/4bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1968 on a 102×115 lot was sold 09/04/12, Griffin to Denning for $611,000; list $679,000.
605 Baronet Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,885 sfla/2,363 sfur 4bed/3bath/1car canalfront pool home built in 1964 on a 100×117 lot was sold 08/29/12, Tremblay to Boyd for $475,000; list $499,000.
5608 Holmes Blvd., Unit A, Barefoot Bungalows, Holmes Beach, a 1,300 sfla 3bed/2bath half duplex built in 1974 on a 58×107 lot was sold 09/10/12, Barefoot Bungalows LLC to Florida Gulf Coast Vacation Homes LLC for $465,000; list $479,000.
213 76th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,372 sfla/1,948 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car home built in 1952 on a 96×78 lot was sold 09/06/12, Machado to Storms for $452,000; list $459,000.
9802 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, a vacant 50×110 lot was sold 08/31/12, 9802 Gulf Drive LLC to 114 Palm LLC for $450,000.
603 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, a 2,150 sfla/2,696 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1969 on a 110×115 lot was transferred 08/30/12, Miller to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas for $385,100. This is not believed to be an arms-length transaction.
300 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,680 sfla/1,697 sfur 2bed/2½bath lakefront duplex built in 1970 on a 78×86 lot was sold 08/30/12, First Horizon Home Loans to Eason for $375,000.
3009 Avenue E, Unit 2, Sunset Villas, Holmes Beach, a 751 sfla 2bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1971 was sold 08/31/12, Toehold Capital LLC to Kramer for $369,000; list $389,000.
100 73rd St., Unit 101A, Coconuts, Holmes Beach, a 660 sfla/780 sfur 1bed/1bath Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 1972 was sold 08/31/12, Good Properties LLC to Doctora for $355,000; list $399,900.
5200 Gulf Drive, Unit 504, Martinique Apartments South, Holmes Beach, a 1,057 sfla/1,169 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulfview condo with shared pool built in 1970 was sold 09/05/12, Wells to Fereshtehkou for $355,000; list $429,000.
211 Elm Ave., Unit B, Isles End, Anna Maria, a 749 sfla/805 sfur 2bed/1bath condo built in 1971 was sold 08/31/12, Isles End LLC to Brunault for $348,500; list $379,900.
402 73rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,744 sfla/2,250 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1957 on a 114×85 lot was sold 08/31/12, Mowry to Palm Pelican Inc. for $315,000; list $399,900.
Correction from Sept. 19 report: 306 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 2,616 sfla/3,240 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car duplex built in 1977 on a 90×85 lot was sold 08/28/12, Aston to Kaleta for $386,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
ITEMS FOR SALE
NEW ELECTRIC HOSPITAL bed with extras for sale, $400. 941-792-3980.
BURGUNDY LEATHER MATCH recliner, $50, La-Z-Boy twin sleeper sofa, $50. 941-778-4588.
SCOTTS DROP FERTILIZER spreader, $5. Fish tank with artificial sea life on sewing machine base, $50. 941-778-6766.
DEWALT SAWZ-ALL Skilsaw circular saw, almost new, $100 for both. Janet, 770-286-5644.
TWIN BEDS: FRAME, mattress, box springs, excellent condition. 941-795-6286.
FLOOR LAMP WITH reading light, $5, Cuisinart wine cooler, holds six bottles, $40. 941-761-1415.
TWIN BED, MATTRESSES and box spring, nearly new, $100. 941-778-3920.
DELL COMPUTER SYSTEM: Two years old, flat screen monitor, new speakers, head phones, camera, loads of programs, completely overhauled, new condition, $195. 941-952-7952.
MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.
ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood Top of Form
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)
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.
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.email@example.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.
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.
MOVING SALE: 9-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Furniture, kitchen and household items. 2210 Ave. A., Bradenton Beach.
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: BORDER COLLIE, black and white, Lyllie. Lost Saturday, Sept. 15 on Fern Street, Anna Maria. 941-524-9605 or 941-778-5448.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SITTER FOR ELDERLY: Will sit with and provide care, four hours minimum. References, 28 years experience. Diana or Gary, 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.
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.
HAPPY HOME, PET visits: Home sitting, secure your home. Loving and reliable, 732-995-4670.
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.
JR’S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.
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.
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.
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.
3BR/2BA FURNISHED ON canal. Holmes Beach. $700/week, $2,500/month. Sleeps eight, available September through June. Contact Dave, 407-927-1304. firstname.lastname@example.org.
CORTEZ/SUNNY SHORES: 1BR, washer and dryer, new carpet, no pets, central air. $615/month. Call 941-545-9025.
HOLMES BEACH, GORGEOUS 2BR/2BA, huge carport, large covered deck, walk to beaches, completely remodeled, new wood and tile floors, newly painted, new ceiling fans, new bathrooms, $1,095/month. Annual 941-713-6743.
CORTEZ/SUNNY SHORES 1BR, washer, dryer, central air conditioning, new carpet, no pets, $615/month. Call 941-545-9025.
WANTED: 2BR/2BA UNFURNISHED on Anna Maria Island. Professional non-smoking couple seeks annual rental. 941-348-7688.
LOOKING TO RENT beachfront home or side-by-side condos. Dec. 22-Jan. 5. Must have at least six bedrooms and heated pool. Some flexibility on dates. 330-231-1271.
WANT TO RENT: 1-2BR February. Gulf or bay view. 515-231-9742. email@example.com.
BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA: Walk to the beach, clean and comfortable. First, last plus deposit. Background and security check $1,100/month. 813-672-1481 or 813-270-8956.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
CASH BUYER: DOCTOR and family from Germany are looking for a 3-4 BR house on Anna Maria. Call Helmer, Realtor, 941-592-8853.