Tag Archives: 10-03-2012

Island police blotter – 10-03-2012

Anna Maria

• Sept. 13, 200 block of South Bay Boulevard, burglary. A complainant reported someone had broken into the residence and stole items valued at $60.

• Sept. 24, 200 block of Willow Avenue, theft. Three pieces of patio furniture were reported stolen from the backyard of a residence. According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report, the yard was fenced, with the exception of an access point at the dock.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• Sept. 25, 205 Magellan Drive, Sarasota. A 45-year-old Bradenton Beach man was arrested for misdemeanor disorderly intoxication. According to the MCSO report, a deputy responded to a possible burglary in progress, and instead, found a man sleeping at the side of the house. He was arrested and booked into the Manatee County jail on $120 bond and was released. According to the report, the man told the deputy he is homeless, but court records indicate a Bradenton Beach address.

• Sept. 26, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Baker Act. A woman became upset with her boyfriend while at Coquina Park and allegedly jumped into the Gulf of Mexico at night with the intention of harming herself. The man reported he tried to get her out of the water and she continued to scream, “I want to die.” She was transported to Blake Medical Center for evaluation and later released.

• Sept. 22, 300 block of 17th Street North, attempted burglary. A complainant reported someone attempted to gain entry into his residence by breaking a window. Police observed the screen had been cut, but it was determined it was not a successful entry.

• Sept. 22, 111 Second St. N., criminal mischief. An employee at the Tingley Memorial Library reported someone had keyed her car while she was at work. The report states both sides of the vehicle had scratches running the length of the vehicle. The complainant told police she did not know who would want to damage her vehicle, but suspected her President Barack Obama election bumper sticker had something to do with it.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

• No new reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Sept. 22, 3900 East Bay Drive, theft. A male suspect entered Publix and filled a shopping cart with steaks, frozen shrimp, toilet paper and soft drinks. The suspect proceeded to leave the store, load the items into a car and left the area. Store employees witnessed the incident, which also was captured on video. Holmes Beach Police Department officers were able to identify the vehicle’s tag number and retrieve an address. Officers made contact with a woman at the home, who said her daughter was using the car and provided her address.

Officers proceeded to the daughter’s address, where she claimed not to know the whereabouts of the suspect. But officers identified some of the stolen items in the woman’s residence, at which time she said the man they were looking for had left to buy cigarettes. She said he probably saw the police cars and wouldn’t be back. Police identified the suspect and, as of press time, were trying to locate him. The items, valued at $471, were returned to the store.

• Sept. 22, 6700 Marina Drive, information. An HBPD officer conducted a routine traffic stop and made contact with two juveniles. The officer observed an open bottle of vodka and noticed the odor of marijuana. According to the report, 1.9 grams of marijuana were located under the passenger’s seat. The officer contacted the juveniles’ parents and confiscated the marijuana and alcohol for disposal.

• Sept. 23, 5400 block of Holmes Boulevard, information. A man came to the HBPD to report someone used his debit card number to purchase several items at a Walmart. The victim said he believed the number was stolen when he made an online charitable contribution. The incident was reported to his bank.

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.

Obituaries – 10-03-2012

Cory C. Cronan

Cory C. Cronan, 43, of Anna Maria, died Sept. 18. He was born Sept. 13, 1969, and raised in Ballston Lake, N.Y.

Mr. Cronan served in the U.S. Army National Guard 1991-97. He was an avid golfer and and attended Professional Golfers Career College 2005-06. He was employed by several island restaurants over the years, including the Sandbar and Beach Bistro.

His mother described him as a “wonderful man with a warm personality, big smile and loved by all who knew him.”

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, immediately followed by a luncheon and celebration of life at the Sandbar Restaurant pavilion, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Memorial donations may be made to Gerald B.H. Solomon, Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, N.Y. 12871-1721.

Mr. Cronan is survived by mother Barbara and stepfather Gary Taylor; sister Tammy; and nephews Tyler Heineman and Christopher Hamilton.

 

Doug Newcomer

Doug Newcomer, 65, of Anna Maria, formerly of the greater Kansas City area, died Sept. 15. He came to Anna Maria Island in 1997.

Mr. Newcomer was a descendant of Presidents William H. Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. He was a 1969 graduate of Stanford University. He loved to travel and was passionate about sports. He was an avid skier. He also once owned a registered Black Angus herd and operated a 160-acre ranch in Grain Valley, Mo.

He continued a successful real estate career with Coldwell Banker when he came to Anna Maria Island. He also was a friend of Bill W at “The friends of the Pelican.”

The family welcomes friends to join them in a celebration of life from 5:30 p.m. to dusk Friday, Oct. 5, at Bayfront Park on North Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria.

Mr. Newcomer is survived by his wife of 40 years, Monica, and son Mark.

 

Jacqueline Prieto

Jacqueline “Jaci” Marshall Corrigan Prieto, 83, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Sept. 7.

She was born in Tampa and was raised in Bradenton by her grandmother, Grey Warner Marshall of the J.H. Warner family of Chattanooga, Tenn. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Anderson College, S.C. She spent much of her life and raised her children on Anna Maria Island.

She was a devoted wife and mother and a true humanitarian.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Mrs. Prieto is survived by her children, Lisa Corrigan of Atlanta, Ga. and Chris Corrigan of Bradenton; and grandson Shae Warner Corrigan of Hilton Head, S.C.

 

Rich Salick

Rich Salick, 62, died July 2 from complications associated with kidney disease.

His life will be celebrated Oct. 6 on Anna Maria Island, almost where he began, at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach.

The family, including sister Joanie Mills of Holmes Beach, plans to host a celebration of life at 3 p.m. and paddle out before sunset at 6 p.m. They welcome all of their extended family and friends to participate. Any sort of surf or paddle board, raft or craft will suffice, or partake from shore.

The celebration party will be for sharing memories on the beach, fittingly on Rich and twin Phil’s birthday.

The Salick twins grew up on the smooth, glassy waves of the Manatee Public Beach on Anna Maria Island.

Rich went on to greatness, induction in 2000 to the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame and founder with Phil of the National Kidney Foundation Pro Am Surf Festival.

Rich received three kidney transplants from siblings, including the first from Phil.

His legacy as a surfer — No. 1 ranked surfer on the East Coast in the 24-35 age group in 1980 — and as an inspiration to people affected by kidney disease will live on.

He and Phil began their legacy with a surfing competition in Cocoa Beach, where they had moved to pursue the perfect wave. They opened a surf shop, created a brand of boards and from that was born the world’s largest charitable surfing competition — drawing tens of thousands of spectators to Cocoa Beach on Labor Day weekend. This year was the 27th tournament and was expected to raise some $125,000 for the NKF Orlando chapter.

The twins also opened a highway for surfers trekking from Anna Maria to Cocoa Beach to catch a wave and learn from the best of the best, and to purchase a coveted Salick surfboard. Their surf shop and board-making enterprise operated from the 1970s-80s.

Over the course of 38 years, Rich received transplants from twin Phil in 1974, older brother Channing Salick in 1986 and younger brother Wilson Shymanski in 1999.

“He was the heart and soul of the National Kidney Foundation. He personified who we are and what we do,” Stephanie Hutchinson, chief executive officer of the organization’s Orlando-based Florida chapter told Florida Today on his death.

Memorial donations may be made by mail to the National Kidney Foundation of Florida, Patient Services Program, 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando FL 32803 or by calling 800-927-9659.

Salick is survived by Phil, sister Joanie and husband Tony Mills and their son Brandon of Holmes Beach, brother Rosser Shymanski, son Philip, stepson David Morgan, and ex-wife Michele Brenner Salick.

Guilty

Murder defendant David Viens wheels himself into court on the first day of his trial in Los Angeles on charges of killing his wife, Dawn Viens. He learned last week of the jury’s guilty verdict. Sentencing will be in November. Defense attorney Fred McCurry is at left. Photo Courtesy Sean Hiller/Daily Breeze, Torrance, Calif.

Sports – 10-03-2012

Islander qualifies for ironman world championship

 

Anna Maria Island resident Sandy Menely recently qualified in Texas for the 34th annual 2012 Ironman World Championship, which will begin Oct. 13 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Make no mistake, competing in an ironman competition is not for the casual workout warrior.

According to the event website, the world championship centers on the dedication and courage participants who exhibit the ironman mantra that “Anything is Possible.”

On Oct. 13, Menely and nearly 1,800 athletes will embark on a 140.6-mile journey that represents the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit to earn the title “Ironman.” The world championship is the world’s largest, single-day endurance event consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run — and it must be completed in less than 17 hours.

Sandy qualified for the championship by placing first in the 65-69 age group in Ironman Texas with a time of 14 hours, 9 seconds. She trained for five months for the Texas event, and will continue training for 20-25 hours per week in preparation for the Kona event.

She swims in the Gulf of Mexico, bikes on Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key, and runs all around Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. Menely is coached by her daughter, Lesley Brainard, of Memphis, Tenn., through her online “Trinity Coaching” program.

Brainard also competed in Texas and also qualified for the Hawaii event.

Having a mother-daughter duo qualify for the Ironman World Championship is quite unusual, if not a first for Americans at Kona.

Menely is ranked first in her age group by the USA triathlon association and has victories in the St. Anthony Triathlon, Top Gun Triathlon, Ocala HITS Half Ironman, Texas Ironman and Siesta Key Triathlon.

Good luck to them, and look for results in The Islander.

 

Youth soccer continues

As the third week of the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s fall recreational soccer league gets under way this week, the teams are already starting to separate themselves from the pack as they aim for the playoff goal in November.

The 14-17 division, which has only two teams — West Coast Air Conditioning and Edgewater Realty — is fittingly tied with a win each.

Steam Designs sits atop the 11-13 division with a 3-0 record. LPAC follows with a 1-1 record, while Jen Crady Massage and Wash Family Construction are tied for third place.

The 8-10 division has Lobstah’s on top with a 3-0 record, followed by Best Buy, Tyler’s Ice Cream and American Marine, all sporting 2-1 records. LaPensee Plumbing and Miller Electric are both still in search of their first victory.

Tyler’s Ice Cream showed they’re a team to be reckoned with in a 4-2 win over Best Buy during 8-10 division action Sept. 26. Daniel Sentman opened the scoring with a goal in the fifth minute only to watch as Jaclyn Schlossberg evened the match with a goal in the 11th minute.

The game remained tied until the half, but it didn’t take long for Tyler’s to grab control of the match coming out for the second half. Sentman gave Tyler’s the lead for good in the 31st minute when he picked off a clearing pass, touched the ball to his right foot and found the far corner of the goal with a strong shot for a 2-1 lead. Five minutes later, Sentman pulled off an almost carbon copy goal, picking off the goal kick and rocketing a shot that found the far corner of the goal for a 3-1 Tyler’s lead.

Tyler’s added to its lead in the 41st minute when, after a scramble in front of the Best Buy goal, Charlotte Pardue powered through the scrum to score, giving Tyler’s a 4-1 lead.

Schlossberg scored on a late breakaway goal in the 45th minute to pull Best Buy to within a pair of goals, but that was as close as they would come.

Sentman finished with three goals and Pardue had one for Tyler’s in the victory while Schlossberg’s two goals paced the Best Buy effort.

The second 8-10 division game of the evening saw American Marine take a 5-3 victory over LaPensee Plumbing. Tyler Brewer led the way with four goals, while David Daigle added one goal. Lila Naeher scored three goals to lead the plumber’s scoring effort in the loss.

Lobstahs remained undefeated in the 8-10 division with a 3-1 victory over Tyler’s Sept. 25. Catherine Calhoun notched a pair of goals to lead Lobstahs, which also received one goal from Emalee Bell in the victory. Sentman scored the lone goal for Tyler’s in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw American Marine light up Miller Electric 7-3 behind three goals from Brewer and two goals from Daigle. Jeremiah Sculco and Fiona Turner-Leathem added a goal each in the victory. Ava Zink, Dalton Guthrie and Callen Achor each scored a goal for Miller in the loss.

Best Buy defeated LaPensee 5-3 during 8-10 division action Sept. 24 behind four goals from Daniel Fritz and one goal from Schlossberg. Ben Brashear, Sam Bowers and Naeher scored a goal each for LaPensee in the loss.

Lobstahs rolled past Miller Electric by a 5-1 score in the final 8-10 division game of the evening. Jack Groves scored three goals and Catherine Calhoun added two goals for Lobstahs in the victory. Ava Zink notched the lone goal for Miller in the loss.

Steam Designs rolled to a 9-1 victory over Wash Family Construction during 11-13 division action Sept. 26. Nico Calleja scored four goals and Christian Daniels added three goals. Gavin Sentman rounded out the scoring with a pair of goals in the victory.

West Coast Air Conditioning edged Edgewater Realty 3-2 during 14-17 division soccer action Sept. 24. Max Miller scored a pair of goals to lead WCAC, which also received a goal from Carolyn Cullinan in the victory. Edgewater received a pair of goals from Kieran Grumley in the loss.

Horseshoe news

Only one team managed a 3-0 pool play record during Sept. 29 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits. Tim Sofran and Norm Good were the day’s outright champs.

Three teams advanced to the knockout round with 2-1 records in Sept. 26 horseshoe action. Steve Doyle and Norm Good drew the bye into the finals and watched as Jerry Disbrow and Tim Sofran eliminated Jay Disbrow and Dom Livedoti 21-14. Sofran and Jerry Disbrow then rolled to the title, defeating Doyle and Good 21-16.

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.

 

AMICC Youth Soccer League schedule

4-5 Division

Oct. 8      6 p.m.      Bistro vs. A&E

Oct. 8      6:30 p.m. Firkins vs. Bowes

 

6-7 Division

Oct. 5      6 p.m.      Bowes vs. Surferbus.com

Oct. 5      7 p.m.      Beach Bums vs. Tyler’s

Oct. 9      6 p.m.      Beach Bums vs. Bowes

Oct. 9      7 p.m.      Surferbus.com vs. Tyler’s

 

8-10 Division

Oct. 5      6 p.m.      Lobstahs vs. Best Buy

Oct. 8      6 p.m.      Lobstahs vs. LaPensee

Oct. 8      7 p.m.      Miller Electric vs. Best Buy

Oct. 9      6 p.m.      American Marine vs. Best Buy

Oct. 9      7 p.m.      Tyler’s vs. Miller Electric

 

11-13 Division

Oct. 3      6 p.m.      Crady Massage vs. LPAC

Oct. 3      7 p.m.      Steam Design vs. Wash FC

Oct. 5      7 p.m.      Steam Design vs. LPAC

Oct. 5      8 p.m.      Wash FC vs. Crady Massage

 

14-17 Division

Oct. 3      8 p.m.      WCAC vs. Edgewater

Oct. 8      8 p.m.      WCAC vs. Edgewater

 

AMICC Adult Soccer League schedule

Oct. 4      6 p.m.      FL Discount Signs vs. Sato

Oct. 4      7 p.m.      Isl. Pest Control vs. Slim’s Place

Oct. 4      8 p.m.      Jessie’s vs. Moss & Barnard

Oct. 4      9 p.m.      Pink & Navy vs. Wash FC

 

AMICC Adult Basketball League schedule

Oct. 9      6:30 p.m. The Feast vs. Agnelli Pool

Oct. 9      7:30 p.m. Eat Here vs. IRE

Oct. 9      8:30 p.m. Gator Man vs. Best Buy

Fishing – 10-03-2012

Island anglers see fall species in arrival patterns

 

Signs of fall are all around us. There are cooler morning and evening temperatures — welcome relief — and Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle, bonito and blue runners are beginning their fall migration.

Although we are in the very early stages of the migration, good numbers of all these species are making a showing in Tampa Bay and just off the beaches.

Remember, as this migration occurs, with it comes some excellent shark fishing opportunities. With all the activity in the water, sharks can’t help but follow schools of mackerel and bonito to feed. Expect to see sandbar, bull, spinner, blacktip and hammerhead sharks in the mix of schools of mackerel and bonito chasing bait.

Although many of these species aren’t the best table-fare, they do provide some of the best and consistent rod-bending action you’ll find on the Gulf Coast.

Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing good numbers of Spanish mackerel being caught daily by both live bait fishers and those using artificials. Those using live bait are catching their shiners with a Sabiki rig.

The rig to use when using shiners for bait is simple. Connect 3 feet of 30-pound fluorocarbon to your main line and tie a 1/0 long shank hook to the end. Stab your hook through a shiner, cast it out and hang on tight — when mackerel are feeding, they’re known to swim at speeds of 45 mph. With this in mind, it wouldn’t take much to pull an unattended rod right off the pier if the angler’s not paying attention. Average size of the macks this past week was 18-20 inches to the fork of the tail.

Plenty of other migratory species are arriving at the Rod & Reel to feed on the vast amount of baitfish that are congregating there. Expect to see jack crevalle, ladyfish, blue runners and skipjacks in the mix, all providing action between mack strikes.

Be aware that the skipjacks have poisonous spines on their dorsal and anal fins. Use caution when releasing them to avoid being poked by its spines. If you get stuck, you’ll know it. A sharp pain and some tingling in your hand may last for 5 to 10 minutes —you’ll be fine.

Lastly, Kilb says he’s seeing some nice redfish being pulled out of the shadows of the pier. Live shrimp, shiners and pinfish are proving successful to get these bottom-feeders to bite. Average size of the pier reds have been 20- to 22-inches, although some large, over-slot fish are being reeled up, too.

Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says Spanish mackerel are dominating the bite. Artificials like Gotcha plugs, Clark spoons and crappie jigs are getting the bite, although live greenbacks are catching plenty of fish. Make sure to use a long shank hook to prevent getting cut off so often. Macks up to 29 inches are being caught on a daily basis.

And macks that measure 29 inches are almost unheard of, so to hook up your all-time biggest, fish now.

Mixed in with the mackerel are blue runners and jack crevalle. The blue runners are in the 1-pound range, while the jacks are pushing 3-4 pounds. You’ll catch these fish while targeting mackerel. Be prepared to wear out your arm on non-stop action.

From under the pier, live bait fishers are pulling up good numbers of keeper-size mangrove snapper and flounder. Live shiners or shrimp are proving prosperous. Remember, when bottom fishing around the pier, try to fish during the slower tides, as this makes it easier to keep your bait on the bottom.

Finally, Medley says good numbers of sheepshead have inhabited the pier. Pier fishers using live shrimp are catching a few, although more are being seen than caught. It’s a little early for the sheepshead bite to begin. Best bet is to use live fiddler crabs or tube worms for bait, if you can get them.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing offshore for gag grouper and mangrove snapper with good results on live shiners or pinfish. Starting at depths of 75 feet, Girle is reeling up snapper in the 18-inch range. Gag grouper also are being caught with the biggest coming in at 24 inches.

In the same water depths, Girle is catching a few kingfish. By free-lining large shiners or threadfins behind the boat, Girle is catching kings up to 36 inches.

Moving inshore, Girle is working the flats of Sarasota Bay in search of redfish, finding his target during high tides around mangrove islands and lush grass flats with scattered potholes. Upper slot reds are being caught daily.

On deeper flats in the middle of the bay, Girle is catching keeper-size spotted seatrout. Live shiners under a popping cork are working to get the bite. And on the beaches, Girle seeks out Spanish mackerel and bonito, where he takes a cue from the diving birds. Average size of the macks is 20 inches to the fork of the tail.

Steve Oldham at Island Discount Tackle is hearing of good action at both the Rod & Reel and the Anna Maria City Pier on Spanish mackerel. Both live bait and artificials are producing the bite. According to Oldham, the best action is occurring during the morning hours from sunrise until about 9 a.m. For lures, most mackerel fishers are using white crappie jigs or Clark spoons rigged with a popping cork. Others are using Sabiki rigs to catch shiners. Pier fishers targeting mackerel should also expect to hook up with blue runners, jack crevalle and ladyfish.

From the grass flats, Oldham is seeing good numbers of spotted seatrout and redfish being brought to the marina fillet table. The charter captains at Keyes Marina are bringing in catches of both species daily. And Oldham says he’s seen some nice flounder in the coolers.

From the beaches, Oldham says a variety of species are being caught, including mackerel, jack crevalle and shark — all on live baits. “Look for diving birds,” says Oldham, “and you’ll find the fish.” Flounder also are being caught along the beaches, and Oldham suggests a Berkeley Gulp shrimp on a 1/4-ounce jig head will get attention from the flat fish.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters out of Keyes is fishing shallow grass flats for redfish and catch-and-release snook. For both species, Gross is using live shiners for bait. To fish these baits, he’s using either a free-line or a popping cork. For free-lining baits, Gross likes to use 3-4 feet of 20-pound fluorocarbon tied to an Eagle Claw live bait hook. When using a popping cork, Gross uses basically the same rig with a cork set to correspond with the depth of the water.

On the deeper flats, Gross is catching plenty of keeper-size spotted seatrout. Again, he’s hooking up live shiners for bait. Most of the trout are ranging 15-18 inches. Rigging is the same as for reds or snook, or add a popping cork to the mix.

Finally, Gross is getting good action on Spanish mackerel by fishing nearshore structure in the Gulf of Mexico and around Longboat Pass. Gross is using live shiners or artificials, such as Gotcha plugs or white jigs, to get in on the action. When targeting macks, Gross likes to use 30-pound fluorocarbon leader tied to a long shank hook or a lure.

On a final note, the fifth annual Gullett Mullet Invitational Tournament and Fish Fry is coming up Oct. 12-13. This event is sponsored by the Sarasota Fish and Game Association and the Gullet Family. Proceeds benefit outdoor activities for youth, including the annual Jerry Hill Memorial Kids’ Fishing Tournament.

A captain’s meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Palmetto Point Civic Association, 637 43rd St. Blvd. W., Palmetto. Weigh-in begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, with awards presented at 6 p.m.

An old-fashioned fish fry — the tourney catch — including Gullet’s much sought-after smoked mullet, will be served at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

To register for the fishing tournament or for more information, call 941-792-8314.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE

GAS PATIO GRILL: Compact design, great for small areas, $85. 941-778-3228.

BICYCLE SEATS: One Mongoose, one Roadmaster, one Avocet. Never used, $5 each. 941-761-1415.

TWIN BED, MATTRESSES, box spring, nearly new, $100. Solar panels, pool, excellent, $39. 941-778-3920.

SOFA, $75, LOVESEAT, $50, pastel tropical-look, great condition. Floral loveseat, $50. 941-730-0444.

COMPUTER: GATEWAY 2.4GHz, Keyboard, mouse and monitor, $85, 941-756-6728.

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 Bottom of Form

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

THE HIVE: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday. 119 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Locally hand-made jewelry, imported jewelry, Buddha-related stuff, illustrated cards, artistic T-shirts, South African gifts and much more.

WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASSES with Cheryl Jorgensen at Crosspointe Fellowship. Classes start Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays through April. Call Cheryl, 941-580-3385.

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.

ESTATE SALES

ESTATE SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7. Furniture, kitchenware, linens, records, sewing, fishing, tools, too much to mention. 2713 Avenue C., Holmes Beach.

ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. 407 28th St., Holmes Beach. King-bed set, recliners, working motorized chair, buffet, small dining set, queen bed, 1950s lamp, three-piece wicker set, L-shaped desk and credenza, sectional sofa, coffee and end tables, floor cleaner, ladders, freezer, chairs, pictures, plants, linens and kitchenware. Sale by Julie McClure. www.appraisals4u.biz and www.estatesales.net.

ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. 503 72nd St., Holmes Beach. Modern Florida-style home. Two queen-size bedroom sets, queen bed, taupe sofa and matching chair, neutral sofa with two matching chairs and hassocks, patio chairs, five swivel patio bar chairs, wine bar chairs, pressure washer, scuba gear, moose antlers, nice lamps, end tables, autoharp, linens, records, some tools, air paint sprayer, commercial floor polisher, golf clubs, large pots, plants, linens and kitchenware. Sale by Julie McClure. www.appraisals4u.biz and www.estatesales.net.

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.

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.

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.

BABIES, PETS AND plants: Responsible, trustworthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student. Own transportation. 941-447-9658.

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

SITTER FOR ELDERLY: Will sit with and provide care, four hours minimum. References, 28 years experience. Diana or Gary, 941-545-7114.

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.

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.

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.

ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime Island resident, background check, pet CPR-certified, references. Karen Robinson, 941-730-5693.

SENIOR ASSISTANT AVAILABLE: Personalized care. Daily care, household needs, pet assistance, errands, more. Experienced. Melissa, 941-350-2892.

HOME CLEANING: WE take scrubbing seriously. For a clean home, call 941-778-1014. References if needed.

PIANO LESSONS: EXPERIENCED degreed teacher, beginning to advanced, ages 5-75. Lessons tailored to your needs. Beginning voice lessons also available. 941-761-2440.

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.

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.

RANDY’S PAINT, DRYWALL repairs and other household needs. Call 941-465-2062.

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.

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.

WANTED. EFFICIENCY, STUDIO, 1br or singlewide, pet friendly for Feb.1-28, 2013. Diane, 724-863-1763.

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

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.

ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED: 2BR/2BA preferred. Immediate occupancy, unfurnished. Single retired military officer, local references. 941-778-5318.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA cottage. Gulffront location. $1,500/month plus utilities. Call for details. Anna Maria Realty Inc. 941-778-2259. amrealty@verizon.net.

ROOM FOR RENT: Cable TV, furnished. Holmes Beach. 941-565-0686.

THREE EXECUTIVE OFFICES for rent, utilities included, great location right on Gulf Drive, perfect for real estate agent, lawyer, small retail store. Move in with first month rent only. 5386 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-746-8666.

RETAIL STOREFRONTS FOR rent on Cortez Road only two miles from beach. Approximately 900 sf. Great traffic, visibility, free Internet advertising. Only $900/month and move in with first month rent only. 7800 Cortez Road, Bradenton. 941-746-8666.

LOOKING FOR A roommate to share 2B/1BA fully furnished. Steps away from beach. $500/month, all utilities included! First and last month required. 941-565-3891.

WANTED: ROOM TO rent for January. Senior woman, can pay $1,000 if suitable. 941-778-6172.

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.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND canal home for sale. 3BR/2BA 1,818 sf home with garage and well. Very large (10,800-plus sf) lot. New seawall and cap. 519 72nd St., Holmes Beach. $499,000. 863-660-8366.

WE HAVE A home on the Manatee River and would like to trade or sell for a home on Anna Maria Island. Call 217-493-6216 for details.

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