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Sports – 10-16-2013

There’s ‘Magic’ emerging from Anna Maria Island waters

 

The U14 Manatee Magic girl’s competitive soccer team defininitely has a strone wash of “island” flavor. Eight of the 15 players on the roster live on Anna Maria Island, while one, Brooke McIntosh, has deep roots on AMI from her father/coach Brett McIntosh, who grew up here and an aunt and uncle, Beth (Greig) and Scott McIntosh who also grew up on AMI and now reside in Holmes Beach.

The other eight — Lily Meaker, Morgan Burns, Grace Bowers, Emma Monuese, Olivia Glavan, Brooke Capparelli, Danielle Capparelli and Jenna Rogers — all live on or around Anna Maria Island. Emma Monuese lives on Longboat Key while Grace Bowers lives in the village of Cortez — and they also have parents who grew up on AMI.

Most of them played prominent roles on the girls Magic team that placed second in the Oct. 5-6 Largo United Halloween Tournament.

Burns, Bowers and Danielle Capparelli were part of a defense that included “towners” Gianna Hager and Felicia Cardenas in front of goalie Moneuse. They held the opposition scoreless in 280 minutes of soccer action.

Meaker, Glavan and Brooke Capparelli are part of a midfield that also includes Shelby Morrow, while McIntosh joins forwards Gabby Coulter, Jo Jo Coulter and Maddie Oliszewski in rounding out the team.

The girls won their first match of the tourney by a 2-0 score over First Hernando behind goals from Jo Jo and Gabby Coulter. They won their second match over Pinellas VSI 1-0 on a goal from Jo Jo Coulter and then played to a scoreless tie with Oldsmar in their third match.

Their 2-0-1 pool play record earned them a rematch against Oldsmar in the championship game, which again went scoreless through regulation time. The game went to penalty kicks, which the Magic lost 3-2.

The tournament serves as a kick off to the regular season, which gets started Oct. 19.

Congratulations to all of the Magic players, parents and coaches from the Islander.

Youth soccer rolls on at AMICC

Soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center continued last week with a bevy of games in all age groups.

The standings are pretty tight in the 8-10 division with Beach Bistro on top with a 3-0-1 record, three points ahead of Island Pest Control at 2-0-1 on one less game. Tyler’s Ice Cream and LPAC are tied for third place with matching 1-2 records, while American Marine is still looking for its first victory.

The 8-10 division action got started Oct. 8 with two matches. Beach Bistro rolled past Tyler’s Ice Cream 7-1 behind four goals from Sean Rodriguez and three goals from Thomas Heckler. Emma Laade notched the lone goal for Tyler’s in the loss.

The second game of the evening also was a blowout as Island Pest Control scored a 6-1 victory over American Marine behind four goals from Julius Petereit and two goals from Javiar Rivera. Brewer scored the lone goal for American Marine in the loss.

Island Pest Control continued its winning ways Oct. 9 with a 5-2 victory over LPAC behind five goals from Petereit. Ozzy Lonzo and Callen Achor each scored one goal to lead LPAC in the loss.

The second match of the evening saw Beach Bistro defeat American Marine 5-3 behind two goals each from Rodriguez and Tuna McCracken, while a goal from David Daigle completed the Bistro scoring. Brewer scored two goals to lead American Marine, which also received one goal from Anthony Monetti in the loss.

The Feast is in control of the 11-13 division with a 4-1 record and a five-point lead on second-place Waterfront Restaurant which sits alone in second place at 2-2-1. LPAC is right behind with a 2-2 record, while Jen Crady Massage is 0-3-1.

LPAC edged Jen Crady Massage 5-4 during 11-13 division action Oct. 7. Tyler Pearson led LPAC with five goals, while Ava Zink scored two goals to lead Jen Crady. Cameron Pasco and Jack Groves each scored one goal to complete the scoring for Crady in the loss.

The Feast rolled over the Waterfront 5-0 behind three goals from Michael Latimer during 11-13 division action Oct. 8. Abbey Achor added two goals for The Feast in the victory.

The two-team 14-17 division has Wash Family Construction firmly in control at 3-0-2. The two ties show Jessie’s Island Store can compete, so it’s a matter of time before they break through for a first win on the season.

Jessie’s earned a 2-2 tie in the Oct. 7 game on goals from Lucan Heffernan and Tyler Marvin, while Nico Calleja and Carolyn Cullinan scored for Wash.

Wash then re-established its dominance with a 4-0 win over Jessie’s Oct. 9. Nico Calleja led Wash with three goals, while Cortni Wash put in one goal.

 

Standings tighten in adult basketball

The adult basketball league standings at the Anna Maria Island Community Center are tight from top to bottom after four weeks of action.

Beach to Bay Construction is on top with a 3-1 record, closely followed by Souther Greens, Bowes Imaging Center, Gator Man Pools and the Sun which all sit with 2-2 records. Waterfront Restaurant is 1-3, but still within striking distance of the top spot and competitive, as evidenced Oct. 7 by a 83-81 loss to Bowes Imaging.

Antwaun Jackson led Bowes with 27 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, while Matt Ray added 24 points in the victory. Matt Dwyer paced all scorers with 37 points and 13 rebounds, while teammate Brandon Kern posted 35 points in the loss.

In other action, the Sun defeated Beach to Bay Construction 53-39 and Gator Man Pools defeated Southern Greens 71-66.

 

Horseshoe news

Three teams emerged from pool play with 2-1 records during Oct. 9 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits and were left to battle for the day’s title.

Norm Good and Steve Grossman drew the bye into the finals and watched as Jerry Disbrow and Adin Shank rolled past Steve Doyle by a 21-9 score. The finals were all Good-Grossman as they easily dispatched Disbrow-Shank 24-9 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

 

Key Royale golf news

Members of the Key Royale Club took advantage of the emerging fall weather last week.

The golf action got started Oct. 7 with an early, nine-hole, best-net-ball-of-foursome match for the men. The team of Vince Mercadante, Earl Huntzinger and Larry Fowler combined on a 12-under-par 20 to grab a three-shot victory over the second-place team of Fred Meyer, Charlie Knopp and Chet Hutton.

Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole, modified Stableford or quota points match. The team of John Casese, Lex Halakan, Fred Miller and Art McMillan combined on a plus-5 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the afternoon.

The Key Royale Club women took the course Oct. 8 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in two flights. Tootie Wagner’s 6-under-par 26 gave her first place in Flight A by two strokes over Sue Wheeler. Christina Mason grabbed first place in Flight B with a matching, 6-under-par 26 to win by one stroke over Terry Westby.

Sue Hookem birdied the sixth hole, while Joyce Brown opened her round with a chipin on the first hole.

Brown also won individual low putts for the day with 13, while Mason and Wagner tied for second with 15 putts each.

The men got out on the links the morning of Oct. 9 for an 18-hole, individual-low-net match. Jim Mixon fired a 5-under-par 59 to grab first place by two strokes over second-place finisher, Vince Mercadante.

The action for the men concluded Oct. 10 with a nine-hole team scramble, won by Quentin Talbert, Pat Dea, Ron Vandeman and Hoyt Miller on a combined 5-under-par 27.

 

AMICC sports schedules

Adult basketball

Oct. 22    6:30 p.m. Sun vs. Bowes

Oct. 22    7:30 p.m. Southern Greens vs. Waterfront

Oct. 22    8:30 p.m. Gator Man vs. Beach to Bay

 

Soccer

Instructional Division (ages 4-5)

Oct. 18    6 p.m.      Lapensee Plumbing vs. Air & Energy

Oct. 18    6:30 p.m. Sandbar vs. Eat Here

 

Instructional Division (ages 6-7)

Oct. 16    6 p.m.      Mr. Bones vs. Miller Electric

Oct. 16    7 p.m.      Agnelli Pool &  Spa vs. Bowes Imaging

Oct. 18    6 p.m.      Bowes Imaging vs. Mr. Bones

 

8-10 Division

Oct. 16    6 p.m.      Tyler’s vs. American Marine

Oct. 16    7 p.m.      LPAC vs. Bistro

Oct. 19    10 a.m.    American Marine vs. LPAC

Oct. 19    11 a.m.    Island Pest vs. Tyler’s

 

11-3 Division

Oct. 18    6 p.m.      The Feast vs. LPAC

Oct. 18    7 p.m.      Jen Crady Massage vs. Waterfront

 

14-17 Division

Oct. 16    8 p.m.      Jessie’s vs. Wash

 

Adult Divison

Oct. 17    6 p.m.      Sato vs. Agnelli

Oct. 17    7 p.m.      Discount Signs  vs. Slim’s

Oct. 17    8 p.m.      LaPensee vs. Island Pest

Oct. 17    9 p.m.      Wash vs. Island Gourmet

Real Estate – 10-16-2013

204 66th St., Holmes Beach, a 3,400 sfla / 4,200 sfur 6bed/5½bath/2car home built in 2013 on a 58×105 lot was sold 09/20/13, 204 66th LLC to Ahmed for $1,350,000; list $1,695,000.

1102 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, a 1,366 sfla / 1,591 sfur 3bed/2½bath home built in 2001 on a 50×100 lot was sold 09/24/13, Wendling to Kendall Beach House LLC for $1,300,000.

511 South Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,742 sfla / 4,074 sfur 5bed/3bath bayfront home built in 1972 on a 158×130 lot was sold 09/23/13, Thompson to Thrasher for $800,000; list $875,000.

115 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,140 sfla / 3,667 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car pool home built in 1993 on a 50×110 lot was sold 09/20/13, Helbig to Harvill for $750,000; list $799,900.

771 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria, a 1,586 sfla / 3,172 sfur 3bed/2bath/3car pool home built in 1979 on a 52×98 lot was sold 09/24/13, Island Savvy Ventures LLC to Forzando LLC for $677,500; list $720,000.

113 Pelican Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,008 sfla / 1,913 sfur 2bed/2bath canalfront pool home built in 1971 on a 91×100 lot was sold 09/24/13, Bennington to Johnston for $600,000; list $634,900.

312 61st St., Unit B, Palm Place, Holmes Beach, a 1,707 sfla / 2,065 sfur 3bed/2bath condo built in 2006 was sold 09/25/13, Ahmed to 204 66th LLC for $500,000.

4110 Sixth Ave., Unit 1, 6th Avenue Condominium, Holmes Beach, a 1,500 sfla / 2,027 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 2001 was sold 09/25/13, Villa Tuscany Rental LLC to Robke for $495,000.

313 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,424 sfla / 2,066 sfla 2bed/2½bath home built in 1985 on a 73×114 lot was sold 09/20/13, Maldonado to Patel for $490,000; list $529,000.

511 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,040 sfla / 1,729 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1984 on a 52×145 lot was sold 09/23/13, Elliott to Sandpiper Inn LLC for $445,000; list $430,000.

6504 Marina Drive, a 1,791 sfla / 2,199 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1964 on a 105×113 lot was sold 09/26/13, Georgie to 6504 Marina Dr LLC for $425,000.

3100 Gulf Drive, Unit 5, The Terrace, Holmes Beach, a 884 sfla / 1080 sfur 2bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1982 was sold 09/25/13, Leep to Rouse for $265,000.

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

Calendar – 10-16-2013

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Noon — Anna Maria Garden Club meeting, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

2 p.m. — Less Stress/More Joy lecture, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

6 p.m. — Mana-Tweens craft session, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

7 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, Oct. 17

10 a.m. — Book Club meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

10 a.m. — Guardian Ad Litem program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

2 p.m. — Knitting Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

6:59 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, Oct. 18

10 a.m. — Senior Adventures group meeting, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

10 a.m., — SHINE talk on Medicare enrollment, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5-10 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest with live music, food, arts and crafts, Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541.

5:30-8 p.m. — Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Octoberfest dinner, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1813.

6:58 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Oct. 19

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.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Island Gallery West outdoor market, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

10 a.m.-10 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest with live music, food, arts and crafts, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541.

6:57 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, Oct. 20

6:56 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, Oct. 21

6:55 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 22

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

6:54 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 23

2 p.m. — Tropical landscapes talk, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

6:53 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Friday, Oct. 18

6 p.m. — Music in the Park with the Lauren Mitchel Band on the Riverwalk, 452 Third Avenue W., Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

6:30 p.m. — Mote Marine Aquarium Night of Fish, Fun and Fright trick-or-treat event, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Fee applies. 941-388-4441.

 

Saturday, Oct. 19

9:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Shiprek Poker Run, Bogey’s Sports Pub, 7230 52nd Place E., Bradenton. Fee applies.

4 p.m., Pickin’ Picnic featuring a picnic and new bands on the Riverwalk, 452 Third Avenue W., Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

6 p.m. — Concert in the Park with high school and middle school orchestras, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-714-7300, ext. 2186.

 

Monday, Oct. 21

Noon — Anna Maria Island Democrats meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.

 

Coming up

• Oct. 25, The Islander’s Popcorn and Politics candidate forum, Holmes Beach.

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

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

• Oct. 30-Nov. 2, Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach.

• 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. 3, fall back one hour when daylight saving time ends.

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

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

• Nov. 11, The Islander Veterans Day Ceremony and Tribute, Holmes Beach.

• Nov. 13, Anna Maria Garden Club annual plant sale, Anna Maria.

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

• Nov. 24, All Island Denominations Thanksgiving service, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 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.

 

Calendar of ongoing events, activities

• Through Oct. 20, The Island Players present “An Act of the Imagination,” 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-6878.

• Oct. 24-Nov. 10, “Young Frankenstein,” 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.

• Wednesdays, through December, 11 a.m. Lifelong Learning Academy, Einstein Circle Discussion Group, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

• 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 meeting, 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, 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, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.

• Saturdays, through May, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market, Old Main Street. Information: 941-932-9440.

• 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.

• Third Saturdays, through May, 9 a.m., Manatee County Junior Audubon meeting, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-376-0110.

• 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 meeting, Fishermen’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.

• Third Mondays, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476.

• Tuesdays, basics of computing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

        Send announcements of ongoing activities to calendar@islander.org. The deadline is a week prior to the publication date — Oct. 16 to publish in the Oct. 23 issue.

Fishing – 10-16-2013

Fall fishing in on the verge of bountiful harvest

 

Yeah, I can actually start this week by saying “fall fishing.” Water temperatures have dropped to the upper 70s in the Gulf of Mexico and even temps in the bay are on the decline. It’s time for a bountiful harvest from our surrounding waters. Whether you’re fishing the backcountry or the Gulf, you can expect fishing to improve daily in the next few weeks.

In the backcountry, look for snook moving into the bays and up rivers and creeks. You should be able to find good numbers of under-slot fish in potholes surrounding mangrove islands. Larger fish can be found in these areas, and docks and oyster bars are a good bet.

Schooling redfish are being found in the local bays. Once you locate them, remember to use stealth in your approach. Be patient and see if the school will come to you. If they don’t, use a push pole or trolling motor to get within casting range. Live shiners or pinfish are an excellent choice of bait. If you’re using artificials, you can’t beat either a Gulp shrimp or a gold spoon.

Nearshore fishing off the beaches should result in numerous migratory species. Expect to encounter Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, blue runners, bonito, jack crevalle and ladyfish. For any of these species, a live shiner will get you connected. If you’re fishing lures, try a Gotcha plug, Clark spoon or a crappie jig.

Along with migratory fish come sharks. Blacktip, spinner, bull and sand sharks are feeding on mackerel and jacks in the Gulf of Mexico surf. Chunk baits of either species will get you hooked up. Expect to encounter 30-100 pound sharks.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is dominating the redfish bite during the morning tides. Live baits such as shiners or pinfish are resulting in reds of all sizes. To locate these fish, Gross is patrolling shallow grass flats with good water flow until he comes up on a school of fish.

From the tower of his Dorado boat, Gross can see the schools from far away, enabling him to properly place the boat without spooking the fish. Once anchored, Gross chums the water with a few live shiners and then it’s game on for his clients.

Snook are having trouble staying out of Gross’ boat. Again, fish of all sizes are being caught. Live shiners free-lined to boiling fish is the key to success. Rallies on snook are occurring on lower tides when the water is incoming.

On the beaches, Gross is catching a variety of migratory species. Anchoring in water depths of 20-30 feet is resulting in Spanish and king mackerel, as well as bonito, jack crevalle and shark.

On a final note, Gross reminds us, “Fishing is on the verge of getting really, really good. Nearshore and inshore fishing this fall can be some of the best fishing if we don’t have any strong storms or big fronts come through.”

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish mackerel are dominating the morning bite. Pier fishers using silver spoons or white jigs are catching macks in 12-20 inches in length and near limits, too. While targeting macks, expect to catch jack crevalle, ladyfish, blue runners and lizardfish.

Under the pier, mangrove snapper are filling their little bellies from the school of everlasting shiners that are taking residence around the pier. To target these fat little fryers, drop a small live shiner under the pier and let it sink to the bottom. A split shot placed 12 inches above your hook will aid in keeping the bait in the strike zone. If the snapper are picky, try a shiner cut in half or a live mojarra.

Johnny Mattay at Island Discount Tackle is producing good numbers of fish from the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. Mattay is using a variety of baits to target a wide range of species. Redfish are feeding on pinfish and live shiners free-lined or fished on the bottom. According to Mattay, fish exceeding 30 inches are not uncommon so plan your beach fishing tackle accordingly. Migratory species such as macks, blue runners and especially jack crevalle are being caught on jigs, spoons and Gotcha plugs. Mattay also is managing to find a good flounder bite, which is always a welcome scenario. Fish up to 3 pounds are being reeled up in the surf.

In the backcountry of Anna Maria Island Sound and the surrounding waters, Mattay is getting news at the tackle shop of good action on redfish and snook, both being caught on live shiners. Expect to catch slot and over-slot redfish during morning tides. For the snook, most are 20-24 inches, although some slot-size fish are being reported.

Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters is reporting an action-packed week. Howard says the huge schools of shiners congregating on the flats have triggered a surge of fish activity.

Snook have started moving off the beach and are making their way onto the flats of Tampa Bay. Howard reports some fantastic rallies recently on the moving tide. He suggests chumming shiners to entice the silver-sided predators to chew. Varying your presentation will ensure a continued bite. Howard worked some 20 fish rallies before the bite or tide slow down.

Redfish are all over the flats and chewing, getting ready for winter. Look for schools of mullet on the flats to find the redfish highway. Rigging a frisky shiner on a 2/0 Owner hook and tossing it into the mullet school will be rewarded with a nice copper-belly bruiser. Howard suggests using a bobber if you’re in a shallow weedy area to keep the bait from diving into the grass.

Spotted seatrout also are taking advantage of the plentiful bait, and Howard’s clients are taking home some nice fish for the dinner table. The bigger gator-sized trout will be gathering for the full moon spawn in the next week or so, and Howard says to be ready.

“Looking forward, the fishing in the next month or two will be some of the best opportunities for fishing of the year. Fewer people on the water and the abundant schools of bait will supercharge the fishing in our area,” Howard says.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing nearshore structure for mangrove snapper. To catch these tasty fish, Girle instructs his clients to drop their boats to the bottom where the fish are congregating. Live shiners combined with a bottom rig are producing good numbers of snapper. While targeting snapper, Girle is also catching Key West grunts and plenty of juvenile grouper.

Fishing along the beaches is proving prosperous for Girle. Spanish mackerel, king mackerel and bonito are striking free-lined shiners. By anchoring and chumming, Girle is drawing these migratory fish to the boat providing drag-sizzling action for his clients.

Along with macks, expect to catch jack crevalle, ladyfish and shark. For the shark, Girle is using fresh-cut chunks of Spanish mackerel or bonito. Blacktips, sinner and bull sharks up to 6 feet are the norm.

Finally, Girle is finding good numbers of snook and redfish in the backwaters of Sarasota Bay. Free-lined live shiners are the bait of choice. Snook up to 30 inches are being caught as well as slot and over-slot sized redfish.

        Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Island police blotter – 10-16-2013

Anna Maria

        • Sept. 30, 500 block of South Drive, vehicle burglary. An unknown person entered the complainant’s boat and stole a fire extinguisher, fishing tackle and tools valued at $175.

• Oct. 6, 100 block of Peppertree Lane, Marchman Act. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a suspicious female, who was reported to be disoriented. After making contact with the woman, the deputy determined the woman met the requirements of a Marchman Act and she was transported to the hospital.

• Oct. 4, 300 Gulf Blvd., suspicious incident. A man was witnessed going through a beachgoers personal belongings. Police made contact with the suspect, but didn’t locate any property.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • Oct. 10, 100 Gulf Drive, Circle K, petit theft. A store clerk reported that a man walked to the counter with two sandwiches and attempted to pay with a credit card. The card was declined, but the man walked out of the store without paying. The clerk yelled out for him to stop and reminded him that his card was declined, at which time the suspect said, “Thank you,” and kept walking.

• Sept. 7, 1000 block of Bay Drive North, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone entered his boat and cut two engine hoses, a bilge hose and a coolant hose. He reported several items stolen. The damages and stolen items were valued at about $1,000.

• Oct. 6, 1300 Gulf Drive, Cortez Beach, trespass warning. Police were contacted about a man jumping off the erosion control pier. The man had been warned previously not to jump from the pier, which is marked with no trespassing signs. The man was issued a trespass warning.

• Oct. 8, 300 block of Gulf Drive, no license. Police initiated a traffic stop on a man not wearing a seatbelt. When he was asked for his identification, he told police he never had a driver’s license.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

        • Oct. 6, 3900 block of Mariners Way, vehicle theft. A golf cart was stolen from an unsecured garage. Included in the theft was a variety of tools that had been left in the vehicle.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Oct. 8, 611 Manatee Ave., CVS Pharmacy, trespass after warning. A 48-year-old Bradenton Beach man was arrested for trespassing after a CVS employee recognized the suspect. Police made contact with the man and verified an Oct. 2, 2011, trespass warning. He was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

• Oct. 3, 200 block of 83rd Street, disturbance. Police responded to a couple arguing after a witness called to say the verbal confrontation was escalating. The witness said no physical contact was made, but the man did stand in front of the woman, preventing her from leaving. The couple agreed to sleep in separate rooms for the night.

• Oct. 3, 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard, burglary. An unknown person gained entry to the residence through an unlocked rear door and stole three TVs, a home theater system and a guitar, all valued at $1,850.

• Oct. 4, 3100 Gulf Drive, Island Beach Club, trespass warning. Police responded to a suspicious person and made contact with a man sitting on the steps of the resort. The man said he was homeless and was hoping to see a friend, who he thought lived there. The man was issued a trespass warning.

• Oct. 4, 100 block of White Avenue, trespass. Police were contacted in regards to a suspect using private property to gain access to the beach. The suspect was not located.

• Oct. 4, 5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy Ducks, battery. Police responded to a fight and made contact with a man, who had tied his shirt around his arm to stem the bleeding from a large gash. The man said he was assisting his brother, who was engaged in a physical confrontation. He did not know who cut him. The doorman told police the suspect fell on top of a bicycle and cut his arm.

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 – 10-16-2013

Fran Olson, 91, of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 3.

Mrs. Olson was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Russ, a former Wisconsin lieutenant governor who also served the city of Holmes Beach on the board of adjustments.

She was born Dec. 19, 1921 in Volo, Ill., to the late Warren and Hazel White. She spent her youth in Grayslake, Ill.

She studied at Eureka College and was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority. The couple raised their family on a farm in Bassett, Wis., where she worked for the census bureau and ran a charm school for Montgomery Ward department store. She spent years researching her family history and was proud to be designated a Daughter of the American Revolution. Her greatest love was being a mother and wife.

In 1989, the Olsons moved to Holmes Beach and enjoyed “paradise” with their many friends. She was an avid golfer and served on the board of the Key Royale Club, and wrote club newsletter for many years.

Private services will be held in Wisconsin. Memorial donations may be made to the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Foundation, P.O. Box 1215, Holmes Beach FL 34218, or to Tidewell Hospice Philanthropy at givetotidewell.org.

Mrs. Olson is survived by daughters Robyn Kinkopf of Holmes Beach, Tamien and husband Mike Zeller, and Megan Supol; nephew John White; grandchildren Emily, Abe and Alex Kinkopf, Abra Mux, Kyle and wife Sadie, Brett and Katie Zeller, Grant and Greta Jaskulski, Anthony Supol II and Corinne and Stacy Grossi; and great-grandchildren James, Lucy and Lincoln.

 

Michael J. O’Leary

Michael J. O’Leary, 56, a lifelong resident of Bradenton, died Sept. 18, following a battle with throat cancer.

Mr. O’Leary was an integral part of the Cortez fishing and crabbing community for more than 40 years.

A celebration of life will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wedenesday, Oct. 16, at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 2850 75th St.W., Bradenton. Immediately following the service, there will be a gathering for family and friends at the Clam Factory, 10104 Cortez Road W., Bradenton.

Mr. O’Leary is survived by his son, Keegan; wife bridget; brother John, Aunt Dorothy A. Hall, and many cousins and dear friends.

 

John Dee Van Alsburg

John Dee Van Alsburg, 71 of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 10. John was born July 22, 1942, in St. Louis to the late Franklin and Lucy (Livingston) Van Alsburg.

Mr. Van Alsburg resided in Holland, Mich., for many years before moving in 1989 to Muscatine, Iowa, where he lived for 12 years before moving to Holmes Beach in 2001.

He served in the U.S, Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked for more than 20 years at the Grain Processing Company in Muscatine, now known as Muscatine Foods.

Private family services are planned at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, Bradenton.

Mr. Van Alsburg is survived by his wife of 45 years Jan (Leggett); sons John and wife Jenn of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Mike and wife Shannon of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sister Jan Rutgers and her husband, Lynn Boland, of Holland, Mich., and three grandchildren.

 

Fran Olson
Fran Olson, 91, of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 3.

Mrs. Olson was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Russ, a former Wisconsin lieutenant governor who also served the city of Holmes Beach on the board of adjustments.

She was born Dec. 19, 1921, in Volo, Ill., to the late Warren and Hazel White.

She spent her youth in Grayslake, Ill.

She studied at Eureka College and was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority.

The couple raised their family on a farm in Bassett, Wis., where she worked for the census bureau and ran a charm school for Montgomery Ward department store.

She spent years researching her family history and was proud to be designated a Daughter of the American Revolution.

Her greatest love was being a mother and wife.

In 1989, the Olsons moved to Holmes Beach and enjoyed “paradise” with their many friends.

She was an avid golfer and served on the board of the Key Royale Club, and wrote club newsletter for many years.

A service in Wisconsin will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Foundation, P.O. Box 1215, Holmes Beach FL 34218, or to Tidewell Hospice at givetotidewell.org.

Mrs. Olson is survived by daughters Robyn Kinkopf of Holmes Beach, Tamien and husband Mike Zeller, and Megan Supol; nephew John White; grandchildren Emily, Abe and Alex Kinkopf, Abra Mux, Kyle and wife Sadie, Brett and Katie Zeller, Grant and Greta Jaskulski, Anthony Supol II and Corinne and Stacy Grossi; and great-grandchildren James, Lucy and Lincoln.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE

WOMENS BICYCLE: 26-inch. Granite Peak by Roadmaster. 18 gears. Adjustable seat. Like new, $65. 813-503-9364.

KID’S DRUM SET: Excellent condition, $79. 941-792-7605.

VINTAGE CLOTHES: DAY dresses, $2, beaded dresses $5, coats $5. Call 941-761-1928.

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

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.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Women of the Moose Chapter 1601 Halloween party, 12:30 pm.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Kids 2-10. Sign up by Oct. 22. 941-778-4110. 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

ANNA MARIA DUPLICATE Bridge will resume 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at The Church of the Annunciation. Information, 941-778-

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, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Donations on Wednesdays, 9 -11 a.m. Visit 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.

PETS

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

TIKI TIME PET Sitting: Quality in-home pet care! Leave your fur kids in their own environment with trusted, loving care! No extra charge for multiple pets/holidays. Excellent references. 480-694-0756 tikitimepetcare@yahoo.com.

DOGGY DAY CARE: Coastal Canine Cottage. Leave your pets with us for fun and pampering while you’re out! Lisa, 941-243-3990. 8819 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton.

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.

PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life long memories. Call 941-518-3868 or see boatflorida.weebly.com.

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!
 Includes 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.

RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified babysitter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-545-7995.

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, 5604-B 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.

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.

U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-6688.

METICULOUS PAINTING: INTERIOR/exterior. 30 years experience, excellent references. Shelby Bose, 941-465-2459.

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.

DOUG’S LAWNCARE: HOLMES Beach. No contract. For occasional yard work and odd jobs, call, 941-570-650-1160.

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.

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.

PERICO ISLAND: MONTHLY/seasonal 3BR/3BA, private pool, community pool gym, tennis. 941-795-3778. www.pericoholidayvilla.co.uk.

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.

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

FOR RENT: JANUARY and February, 2014. Pristine gated community, Perico Bay Club. 2BR/2BA one mile from beach. 201-390-5524 or mbsatkowski@yahoo.com.

SEASONAL: NOVEMBER-APRIL. 2BR/1BA fully furnished, washer and dryer. 410 71st St., Holmes Beach. 941-778-0275.

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

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: 2BR/2BA apartment, $995/month, 1BR/1BA, $795/month. First last, security, deposit, utilities. Available Nov. 5. Holly, 941-357-3688.

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.

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

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.

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

LAKEFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA. $230,500. Over-55 community, no pets, renovated home, quiet area, double carport, ground floor, boat docks, kayak/canoe facilities, heated pool, exercise room, tennis, shuffleboard, and waterfront park on beautiful Sarasota Bay. Only two miles to Bradenton Beach. For sale by owner. Call Fred 941-794-5011.

FOR SALE: 2BR/2BA Gulffront view, $379,000, 2BR/2BA condo, $239,000, 1BR/1BA remodeled, $144,900. Call Jen and Mark Bowman, Keller Williams Realty for your Anna Maria Real Estate.

941-840-0117. www.BowmanSellsHomes.com.