Tag Archives: 10-19-2011

Mote monitoring Sarasota County for red tide

Mote Marine Laboratory reported Oct. 14 that its underwater robot detected localized patches of the Florida red tide algae, Karenia brevis in waters offshore of Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island.

The robot was launched by Mote scientists Oct. 12 from a boat offshore of Venice to patrol for red tide. Scientists from the University of South Florida accompanied them and launched a second robot.

As of early Oct. 14, Mote’s robot was 28 miles offshore of Gasparilla and moving south. The robot was expected to patrol for the next week to the southern end of Captiva in Lee County.


Stone crab season begins, mullet on horizon

The first stone crabs of the season were brought aboard the boats Oct. 15. By most accounts from the commercial docks in Cortez, the yield was well below desirable.

Karen Bell, of A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez, said that two boats went out and, together, brought up less than 140 pounds. A third boat opted to stay at the dock due to the lack of action.

Anthony Manali, an Anna Maria-based crabber who keeps his traps in shallower waters than many of Bell’s people, had a similarly meager intake. Manali ventured to say that the Oct. 15 pull was as low as it’s been in years — certainly lighter than anything encountered in the last five.

Despite this inauspicious start, Bell and Manali agree that things are likely to improve.

“Boats will continue to go out, and as the weather shifts, crabs will move and things will change, likely for the better,” Bell said.

Manali says that as the weather and water grow colder and rougher and the moon becomes darker than it’s been these last few days, things may change quickly. “There will almost inevitably be improvement. How much, of course, is debatable,” he says. “You just have to be patient and wait for the crabs to move.”

As crabbers wait to see what the coming days and weeks have in store, there is also the coming mullet season to bolster the Cortez fishing economy.

The season for mullet doesn’t become intense locally until about mid-December, but requests are coming in for the fish. Bell says she’s been receiving calls from Egypt, Spain, Taiwan, Israel and other distant places regarding mullet roe. The callers are wondering how plentiful the fish may be during the fall run.

These early calls, she says, are in part due to last season’s poor mullet turn-out, which was the result of the oil spill, among other things.

James “Wyre” Lee, of Cortez Bait and Seafood, explained the geographical pattern that the mullet follow as they spawn, with North Carolina’s peak season falling in mid-October, Louisiana’s in mid-November and Florida’s in December. With this pattern, one can speculate on what each successive peak will yield but, as with the stone crabs, it’s always a gamble and an almost impossible call to make until the fish arrive.

The best way to predict the mullet run is to look for local signs.

As Bell says, “We’re hoping for a better year. Right now, there are lots of fish around and there’s excitement in the air.”

Viewing the bay waters from the A.P. Bell docks last week, some frenzied dolphin were observed for an extended time, splashing and feeding.

A boat mechanic working nearby remarked on how uncommon a site that is, both in it’s duration and enthusiasm, and that such behavior can only mean that there are plenty of fish down there.

And the market insight may be right on.

Fishing – 10-19-2011

Gear up for fall weather, migratory species


If you’re into catching aggressive, hard-fighting fish on light tackle, now is the time to satisfy your fervor.

With fall weather, there’s an abundance of migratory species inhabiting our coastal waters. Spanish and king mackerel are appearing in good numbers within a couple of miles of the beaches. Bonito and jack crevalle have made a true presence at the mouth of Tampa Bay and around Egmont Key. Ladyfish and bluefish are thrashing bait schools in Sarasota Bay and on the flats of Anna Maria Sound.

Whether you’re fishing from shore, a pier or in a boat, the opportunity to catch these species is at the end of your line, and multiple techniques can spell success.

If you’re using artificials, remember to use a fast retrieve. These fish are highly active. They want to chase bait.

Silver spoons, white jigs and Gotcha plugs work well.

If you’re using live bait, definitely use a long shank hook to prevent getting your leader cut. When live baiting, whitebait or threadfin herring are best, but occasionally shrimp will work.

The last thing you need to know is where to locate the fish.

If you’re in a boat, fish around nearshore structure or look for sea birds diving on bait schools. If you’re fishing from one of the area piers, look for bait schools and target the edges with lures. The same applies if you’re fishing from the beach. Look for bait schools and you’ll find the migratory species not far behind.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says, “There’s still a ton of bait around the pier which in turn brings the fish.” Spanish mackerel are swarming the pier in the early morning with fish up to 20 inches being landed daily. Silver spoons and Gotcha plugs are catching numbers of fish, while live shiners on a long shank hook are catching the big ones.

Ladyfish and jack crevalle also are taking advantage of the abundance of bait. You can catch these fish on yellow or white jigs, as well as live shiners. Although not as sought after as the Spanish mackerel, both of these species provide a great fight for their size.

Bonnethead sharks in the 3-4 foot range are being caught in the evening hours by bottom fishing with frozen squid or fresh-cut mackerel. Even though these sharks are small, you want to use a wire leader. If you don’t, they’ll cut your line fast.

Flounder and sheepshead are making an appearance around the pilings of the pier. Live shrimp fished under the pier are producing results. “I saw a stringer full of flounder hanging off the pier the other day,” says Sork. “So they must be biting pretty good.”

Capt. Mark Johnston of Just Reel fishing charters is catching limits of Spanish mackerel just off the beaches of Anna Maria Island. “Look for diving birds,” says Johnston. “You’ll find the fish.” Johnston is using live white bait on a long shank hook to catch the macks.

When fishing around nearshore structure, Johnston is hooking up keeper-size flounder using white bait. He adds a little lead to get his bait to the bottom and then drags it along the sandy areas next to the structure.

In the grass flats of Sarasota Bay, Johnston is finding spotted sea trout in good numbers. Using a popping cork and a live shiner, Johnston is reeling in keeper-size trout from depths of 3-5 feet of water. Johnston suggests fishing grass flats that have good tidal flow for best results.

Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend Charters is catching keeper gag grouper starting in around 50 feet of water and out to 120 foot depths. “We’re still using big baits — live pinfish “about the size of your hand” and threadfins,” says Kimball. Depending on current, Kimball uses 3 or 4 ounces of lead with a 50-pound fluorocarbon leader and a circle hook.

Spanish mackerel and kingfish are being caught in the shallower depths of 50-80 feet of water. Live shiners and threadfin herring are producing the bite. Kimball is using a 4/0 long shank hook with 50-pound fluorocarbon leader to trick the kingfish into biting his bait. For the macks, he suggests scaling down the leader to 30-pound and using a 2/0 hook.

Tom Cassetty at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing good numbers of black drum and redfish being caught on the afternoon incoming tides. Both live shiners and live shrimp are producing the bite. Keeper sizes of both species are being landed on the pier.

Flounder are making a showing around the pier. Cassetty suggests bottom fishing around the pilings to locate these flat fish. Again, shiners and shrimp are the bait of choice, but you can catch them on a Berkeley Gulp shrimp dragged on the bottom.

Mangrove snapper are lingering and feeding on small sardines under the pier. For these fryers, try a free-lined live or dead sardine. Wait for the bite, set the hook and reel the little snapper out fast from under the deck before it cuts you off on the pilings.

Although it’s a little early for them, sheepshead are being caught. They haven’t arrived in numbers but a few are starting to show up.

Last but not least, pier fishers are seeing success with sand sharks and lemon sharks. Chunk baits such as cut mackerel or mullet are producing the bite. Most of the sharks being caught are in the 4-foot range. Reminder: Lemon sharks are on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s no-harvest list.

Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is beach fishing in search of migratory species, which are chasing bait schools along the shoreline. By using small buck-tail jigs and pompano jigs, Keyes is hooking up with ladyfish, whiting and numerous jack crevalle. “When the water on the beach is clear,” says Keyes. “I like to use a white jig. When it’s murky, I switch to yellow.”

Keyes says he’s hearing of some redfish and snook action on the beaches. He suggests trying around Longboat Pass and using pinfish for bait.

Approximately a mile off the beach, Keyes is catching good numbers of Spanish mackerel. “Using white bait on a long shank hook is a good way to stay hooked up,” he suggests.

While targeting Spanish mackerel, Keyes is seeing blacktip and spinner sharks feeing in the bait schools. Keyes likes to use a wire leader with a 6/0 hook stabbed through a chunk of fresh mackerel to get these predators to bite. Most of these shark are in the 3-5 foot range, but don’t be surprised to encounter bigger ones.

In Anna Maria Sound, Keyes is fishing the grass flats targeting snook, trout and redfish. Keyes says he’s seeing good numbers of small snook around the mangrove edges on the higher tides. “They may be small,” says Keyes. “But at least they’re around.” As for the trout and reds, Keyes is fishing flats of 3-5 feet of water and a lot of sandy potholes. Casting either a live shiner or a plastic jig in the holes, is producing the catch.

Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters says the fall fishing pattern has come on like a Cat-4 hurricane with a fast drop in water temperatures from the 80s into the 70s.

Redfish took center stage in his charters last week. He reports schools of reds all over the flats and edges of Tampa Bay from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge all the way down past Sarasota’s Long Bar. Shiners, pinfish and cut ladyfish have been the bait of choice for Howard as he targets these copper-belly bruisers.

He suggests chumming with shiners to locate the schools and draw them to the back of the boat. “A quiet, stealthy approach to the redfish schools is a must for fishing success,” Howard says. “Running the big motor will only scatter the schools.”

Howard reports beach and nearshore reef action has heated up with Spanish mackerel, kingfish, tarpon and sharks all feeding heavily on the passing schools of bait. Hammerhead, blacktips and spinner sharks were chewing heavily last week off the 1-mile artificial reef.

“The sharks provided for some epic battles with strong drag-pulling runs and aerial acrobatics that rival tarpon.” Howard says. “All sharks were released to bite another day.”

Looking forward, Howard says the bite will continue to stay strong as long as the bait schools stay around Tampa Bay. A high tide in the morning with a huge drop toward a low tide in the afternoon will provide for some awesome fish catching opportunities.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing nearshore structure off the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. Around the structure, Girle is catching limits of Spanish mackerel. “There are so many mackerel out there,” says Girle. “You can’t leave a bait in the water for more than a few seconds before you get a bite.”

Girle is using live shiners on a long shank hook to target these toothy torpedoes.

Other encounters on the nearshore structure include bonito and blacktip sharks. “The bonito aren’t thick,” says Girle. “But we’re catching a few mixed in with the Spanish.”

As for the black tips, Girle landed a 5-footer on a piece of Spanish mackerel.

If it’s bottom fishing you fancy, Girle is seeing good numbers of mangrove snapper, up to 2 pounds, along shallow-water reefs and ledges. He’s dropping live shiners down to the reef.

Moving inshore, Girle is targeting schools of bull redfish. Top-water plugs, gold spoons and plastic jigs are producing the bite. Slot-size fish as well as fish way over slot are the norm.

On the deeper grass flats, Girle is jigging for spotted sea trout. “The bite has been really good,” says Girle. “But most of the fish are small.”

Mixed in with the trout, Girle’s finding schools of ladyfish and bluefish.

Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says, “Spanish mackerel are all over the place.”

Pier fishers using silver spoons and Gotcha plugs are reeling up a keeper with almost every cast, with the key being to follow the bait schools. Cast to the edges of the bait and work the spoon quickly back toward the pier. Kingfish are being caught on the same method. You can try to Sabiki up some bigger baits, such as threadfin herring or blue runners. Throw these bigger baits out along the edges of the bait schools and hang on tight. Remember to use at least a 2/0 long shank hook when bait fishing for kings. Their teeth are sharp and once you hook a big one, you don’t want to get cut off.

Other migratory species being caught at the pier include jack crevalle, bonito and several species of shark. The jack crevalle and bonito will hit the same rigs as mackerel.    Depending on how abundant the fish are, see if you can tell what kind of fish you’ve got before you see it. After you catch enough of all of these species, you should be able to tell what they are just by the way they fight.

Bottom fishers working near the pilings of the pier are being rewarded with good numbers of keeper-size flounder. “This flounder bite is one of the best I’ve seen in quite a while,” says Medley.

To target these tasty flat fish, use live shrimp or a live greenback under the pier directly on the bottom. Also, try dragging the bait on the bottom from one piling to another to cover more area.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Sports – 10-19-2011

Youth soccer perfectionists whittled to one


Only one team — Division III Gettel Toyota — retains a perfect record in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s recreational soccer league following last week’s action.

The winless Spinnakers Vacation Cottages battled Division I leader Autoway Ford to a 2-2 tie Oct. 12, dropping their record to 4-0-1, a point ahead of second-place Wash Family Construction. Gettel didn’t play last week and remained atop of the division standings by a comfortable 6-point margin.

LaPensee Plumbing moved to the top of the Division II standings after Jen Crady Massage tied winless Eat Here Oct. 12 thanks to outstanding defensive play from Willow Cooper, Leo Tilelli and Brennan Bowers in front of goalie Jovan Vasquez.

Jen Crady looked to get on the scoreboard in the 11th minute when Olivia Glavan ran onto a nice throughball from Aiden Grumley. Glavan carried the ball toward the goal, bringing Vasquez off his line to challenge. Glavan then fired a shot that Vasquez got a hand on, but the ball continued to roll towards the empty goal. Bowers flew in and cleared the ball off the goal line before the bevy of awaiting Jen Crady players could get a foot on it. Bowers then passed the ball forward to Clayton Wilkinson at midfield, and Wilkinson passed the ball inside to Joey Theil who did the rest. Theil took the ball up the left side and scored to give Eat Here a 1-0 lead.

Jen Crady Massage had another stellar scoring chance in the 14th minute when Cameron Pasco got loose up the right side. He fired a bad-angle shot that hit off of Trent Shackleford’s back which wrong-footed Vazquez, but he somehow got a hand on the ball and the shot tipped off the crossbar to preserve Eat Here’s 1-0 lead.

The second half brought more Jen Crady pressure and more stellar defense from Eat Here, though Eat Here came very close to extending its lead in the 35th minute, when a corner kick produced quality shots from both Cooper and Bowers. Both shots were blocked by the Crady goalie before Grumley finally cleared the ball out of his end.

Jen Crady came within a hand of scoring the tying goal in the 38th minute when Glavan one-timed a rocket shot from 27 yards, but Vazquez got his hand up to make the save.

Jen Crady Massage finally broke through to score the tying goal in the 50th minute when Glavan carried the ball up the left side, cut back and hit a right-footed shot past a screened Vazquez to make the score 1-1.

The 52nd minute saw an inadvertent hand ball in the box by an Eat Here defender, but Grumley was wide left on the penalty kick as the whistle blew on 1-1 tie.

In other Division II action last week, LaPensee Plumbing rolled past Eat Here 6-1 Oct. 11. Sullivan Ferriera led the way with two goals, while Adra Dupris, Corbin Gregg and Joe Rogers each notched one goal in the victory. Brenden Murphy scored the lone goal for Eat Here in the loss.

Wash Family Construction moved to within a point of first place in Division I thanks to a 4-3 victory over Mr. Bones Oct. 12. Nico Calleja and Tyler Yavalar scored two goals each in the win. Ben Connors scored two goals to lead Mr. Bones BBQ, which also received one goal from Dylan Joseph in the loss.

Spinnakers Cottages earned a 2-2 against the formerly perfect Autoway Ford. Henrik Helleum-Brusso and Jacob Talucci scored one goal each for Spinnakers, while Gillian Cassidy man-marked the dangerous Michael Latimer and held him to two goals in the tie.

West Coast Surf Shop earned its first win of the season Oct. 10, defeating The Feast 6-5. Luke Marvin scored five goals to lead the way with David Daigle adding one goal in the victory. Gerrardo Serrano scored all five goals for The Feast in the loss.

Island Pest Control moved into second place in Division III thanks to a 5-2 win over Island Real Estate Oct. 11. Sean Rodriguez led the way with four goals, while Morgan Horesh added one goal. Tyler Brewer scored twice to lead IRE in the loss.

Beach Bistro scored its first victory Oct. 10 in Premier Division action. Helio Gomez led the Bistro scoring with five goals, followed by three goals from Austin Wash and one goal from Kyle Parsons in the victory. Chandler Hardy scored five goals to lead Ace Hardware. Julius Gomes scored twice and Gabe Salter added one goal in the loss.

Ross Built moved into first place in the adult soccer division thanks to a 3-2 victory over previously undefeated Sato Real Estate during adult soccer action Oct. 13. Lakewood Ranch girls soccer coach Guy Virgilio scored all three goals for Ross Built. Sato Real Estate received a goal each from Rich Bell and Matt Plummer in the loss.


Horseshoe news

Three teams emerged from pool play during Oct. 15 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits. Deb Rhodes and Sam Samuels defeated Tom Rhodes and Norm Good 21-14 to advance to the championship game. They defeated walker Jeff Moore 23-13 in the championship match.

The team of Jerry Disbrow and Bob Dizon were the only team to earn three pool-play victories and were the day’s outright champs during Oct. 12 horseshoe action.

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 Soccer League standings

Division III (ages 8-9)

Teams                             W    L      T      Pts.

Gettel Toyota                  4      0      0      12

Isl. Pest Control              2      3      0      6

Island Real Est.               1      2      2      5

The Feast                        1      2      1      4

WC Surf Shop                 1      2      1      1


Division II (ages 10-11)

LaPensee                         4      1      0      12

Crady Massage               3      1      1      10

Eat Here                          0      5      1      1


Division I (ages 12-14)

Autoway Ford                 4      0      1      13

Wash FC                         4      1      0      12

Mr. Bones                       1      4      0      3

Spinnakers                      0      4      1      1


Adult Division

Ross Built                       4      1      0      12

Meilner & Son                3      1      1      10

Sato Real Estate             3      0      0      9

Island Pest                       2      2      1      7

Jessie’s                            2      1      1      7

FL Dis. Sign                    1      3      1      4

WC Air Cond.                 1      3      0      3

Wash FC                         1      2      0      3

Euphemia                        1      3      0      3


AMICC Soccer League schedule

Instructional Division (ages 4-5)

Oct. 25    6 p.m.      Bowes Imaging vs. Isl. Dental

Oct. 25    6:30 p.m. White Egret vs. Gulf Bay


Instructional Division (ages 6-7)

Oct. 19    6 p.m.      Beach Bums vs. Coastal

Oct. 19    7 p.m.      Tyler’s vs. A&E

Oct. 21    6 p.m.      A&E vs. Beach Bums

Oct. 21    7 p.m.      Coastal vs. Tyler’s

Oct. 25    7 p.m.      A&E vs. Coastal


Division III (ages 8-9)

Oct. 19    6 p.m.      W.C. Surf Shop vs. Isl. Pest Control


Division II (ages 10-11)

Oct. 19    7 p.m.      LaPensee vs. Eat Here

Oct. 25    6 p.m.      Crady Massage vs. Eat Here


Division I (ages 12-13)

Oct. 21    6 p.m.      Mr. Bones vs. Autoway

Oct. 21    7 p.m.      Spinnakers vs. Wash FC


Premier Division (ages 14-17)

Oct. 25    7 p.m.      Ace Hardware vs. Beach Bistro


Adult Coed Division

Oct. 20    6 p.m.      Discount Sign vs. Wash

Oct. 20    7 p.m.      Meilner vs. Sato

Oct. 20    8 p.m.      Jessie’s vs. Euphemia Haye

Oct. 20    9 p.m.      WCAC vs. Ross Built


AMICC Adult Basketball

Oct. 25    6:30 p.m. Bowes vs. Unique Detailing

Oct. 25    7:30 p.m. Agnelli Pool vs. Sun

Oct. 25    8:30 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Southern Greens


AMICC Adult Basketball standings

Unique Mobile Detailing 5    0      0

Bowes Imaging                 3    2      0

Beach to Bay Const.         3    2      0

Agnelli Pool & Spa          2    3      0

Southern Greens               2    3      0

Island Sun                         0    5      0

Islander Calendar – 10-19-2011

Wednesday, Oct. 19

        11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Einstein Circle discussion “Soothing the Soul: Relaxation, meditation and guided imagery” at the Studio and Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

        Noon — Betty Yanger of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society will speak to the Anna Maria Garden Club at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-795-2370.

5:30 p.m. — Popcorn and politics at The Islander newspaper, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.


Monday, Oct. 24

        6 to 8 p.m. — Bradenton Area Builders of Entrepreneurial Spirit women’s networking group will meet at the Waterfront Restaurant, 111 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 239-404-5869.


Wednesday, Oct. 26

        11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Einstein Circle discussion “Is France right to ban headscarves on Muslim girls? What are the limits for social norms?” at the Studio and Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

        5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Blue Water Bridge Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

5 to 8 p.m. — Women on Wine gathering at Beach Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2123.

5 p.m. — Deadline to register for the Women of the Moose Children’s Halloween Party at the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-5630.



• Tuesdays through Nov. 15, 4 p.m., Inquiring Minds cross-denominational Bible study at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.

• Saturdays through Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., learn to fish excursions for kids ages 5-12 with the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

• Saturdays through March 18, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-7853.

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

• Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., coffee and conversations for seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Second Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8199 meets at the volunteer fire station, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-4400.

• Wednesdays, two hours before sunset, the city of Bradenton Beach and entertainer Mike Sales host sunset picnic at Katie Pierola Sunset Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-448-5798.

• Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Fridays, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various locations. Information: 941-962-8835.

• Fridays, sunset drum circle with Mike Sales at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-526-6789.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Yoga on the beach at the Pine Avenue beach access. Information: 941-794-6723. Donations accepted.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.



Wednesday, Oct. 19

1 p.m. — Naturalist Bob Egolf discusses gardening for Florida wildlife at the Manatee River Garden Club, 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-870-2259.


Thursday, Oct. 20

        11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Empty Bowls luncheon to benefit the Food Bank of Manatee at the Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-749-0100. Fee applies.


Friday, Oct. 21

        11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Empty Bowls luncheon to benefit the Food Bank of Manatee at Main Street, 8131 Main St., Lakewood Ranch. Information: 941-749-0100. Fee applies.

        6 p.m. — Between the States film series presents “Glory” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

        6 to 9 p.m. — Enviro-Art party in the Village of the Arts on the green lawn at the corner of 11th Avenue and 12th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 941-580-8085. Fee applies.

6:30 to 9 p.m. — Night of “Fish, Fun & Fright” at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441. Fee applies.


Saturday, Oct. 22

        4 and 7 p.m. — “Spirit Voices from Old Manatee” tour of the old burial grounds begins at the Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-741-4075. Fee applies.


Tuesday, Oct. 25

        6:30 p.m. — Environmental summit on water-quality standards at the Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-792-8314. Bring a dish to share.


Wednesday, Oct. 26

7 to 8 p.m. — Star talk series preview with Jeff Rodgers at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.


Coming Up:

        • Oct. 27, Underwater photography exhibit/lecture, South Florida Museum.

• Oct. 28, Between the States Film: “Red Badge of Courage,” South Florida Museum.

        • Oct. 28, “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Manatee Players.

• Oct. 28, Oktoberfest, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

• Oct. 29, Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge children’s Halloween Party.

        • Oct. 29, Trick or Trunk, McKechnie Field.

• Oct. 29, Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge children’s Halloween Party.

• Oct. 29, Pink carpet premier of penguin island, Mote Marine Aquarium.

• Oct. 30, “Shiprek” Poker Run.

• Oct. 31, Trick or Trunk, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

• Oct. 31, Trail of Treats, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.

• Oct. 31, Doggie costume contest and pet corral, The Islander newspaper.


AME calendar

Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elementary School happenings:

• Oct. 20, picture retakes.

• Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., costume parade.

• Oct. 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Parent-Teacher Organization Fall Festival.

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

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

Obituaries – 10-19-2011

Jennifer Henson (Chapman) Murdoch

Jennifer Henson (Chapman) Murdoch, 47, of Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 12 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept.15,1964, in Fort Wayne, Ind.

She moved to Anna Maria Island after graduating Angola (Indiana) High School in 1982. Her interests included protecting animals, the environment and the beach, sharks and horses and spending time with friends and family.

She was employed as a bartender at the Rod & Reel Pier, Anna Maria.

Friends and colleagues raised more than $5,000 for her fight against breast cancer in August 2009, with a party and concert at D.Coy Ducks, Holmes Beach, featuring Mark Pelham of Bootleg and “Koko” Ray Hansen.

She was married five months ago to Peter Smith Murdoch.

A service and celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Unity Church in the Woods, 4200 32nd St. W., Bradenton. The service will be followed by a gathering at the Rod & Reel Pier.

Mrs. Murdoch is survived by husband Peter Smith; mother Rae Ann Chapman, grandparents James F. and Phyllis Chapman Jr.; aunts Rebecca Cauffman and Janeen Slos; uncles James F. Chapman III and Randy Chapman; and many cousins and friends.


Lezlie Jean Davis

Lezlie Jean Davis, 49, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 10.

A celebration of her life will be held in Indiana during the holidays and in Florida in the spring. Arrangements were by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.

Mrs. Davis is survived by brother H. Michael Davis of Indiana and caregiver Dale Miller of Bradenton.


Betty E. Haynes

Betty E. Haynes, 79, of Bradenton, died Oct. 6. She was born a leap year baby on Feb. 29, 1932, in Celina, Ohio.

Mrs. Haynes retired as a real estate broker in Fort Wayne, Ind. She moved to Bradenton Beach in 1983, where she was an entrepreneur business owner of an ice cream and candy shop on Bridge Street.

A memorial service was private. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

Mrs. Haynes is survived by five generations, including her mother, Florence Moore of Bradenton; brother Clearance Robert Brown of Okeechobee; daughters Cherie Guillory of Palmetto, Jeannette Siler and Crystal Ludden Culver, both of Bradenton; son, Damon and wife Carolyn Leggett of Fort Wayne; grandchildren Sheila Richmond, Steven Kauffman, Angela Brewer, Michael Leggett, Kevin Smith, Curtis Smith, Jeffery Stahl, Tiffany Stahl, Errin Ludden, and Ashley Ludden; and 17 great-grandchildren


Robyn Helton

Robyn Helton, 48, Anna Maria, died Oct. 9, following a battle with cancer. She was born in Beaver Creek, Ohio, and spent summers in West Liberty, Ky., on the family farm.

She was a regional sales manager of Precor fitness equipment and traveled and worked throughout the United States. She was an athlete, with abilities to play and teach any sport.

At her request, no service will be held. She requested that friends and family go out, have a good time and play.

A private burial will be conducted in West Liberty, Ky. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

Ms. Helton is survived by her life partner of 20 years, Cheryl Wilson; parents Windel and Jewel Helton; brother Robert Helton; and nieces, great nieces, aunts and uncles.


Blaine Alan Markee

Dr. Blaine Alan Markee, 51, of Tampa and Anna Maria, died Oct. 8. He was born and raised in Medford, Ore.

He received his doctorate degree from the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School. He was serving as chief of orthopedics at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, VA Medical Center, Tampa and as clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.

He was dedicated to the veterans he treated with tireless care.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 13 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Ste. 300, Jacksonville FL 32256 or woundedwarriorproject.org. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Markee is survived by wife Shelly; children Taylor and Thomas; brother Brian K.; sister Grier Gaffney; and many other loving family and friends.

Island police blotter – 10-19-2011

Anna Maria

• Oct. 8, 200 block of Periwinkle Plaza, death investigation. The MCSO and other first-responders were dispatched to a home where a man was found unresponsive in a hot tub.

• Oct. 9, 9700 block of Gulf Drive, petit theft. The MCSO took a report about a stolen bike, which was valued at $100.

• Oct. 10, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, battery. The MCSO responded to a report of battery. A man was punched in the mouth and eye. A counter-allegation made against the victim was that he had stolen some possessions.

• Oct. 10, 60 block of North Shore Drive, battery. The MCSO responded to a home where a party was taking place and two people had gotten into a fight. Both declined to press charges.

• Oct. 10, 200 block of Oak Ave., possible fraud. The MCSO took a complaint from a man who said his father had received several phone calls from credit card companies inquiring about credit applications. No applications had been legitimately filed.

• Oct. 12, 400 Spring Avenue, grand theft. The MCSO took a report from a man who said someone stole speakers from his Corvette. The items were valued at $900.

        Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• No new reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

• Oct. 7, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, driving with a suspended license. The HBPD arrested a Holmes Beach woman who was driving with a suspended license.

• Oct. 7, 5400 Marina Drive, theft. The HBPD took a report of a purse stolen from a North Carolina woman while she was at D.Coy Ducks. The purse, valued at $50, contained a cell phone, a debit card and other items.

• Oct. 8, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. The HBPD issued a trespass notice to a Cortez man at the picnic tables at Manatee Public Beach. Police were dispatched to the beach on a report of a suspicious person suspected of using drugs in a public rest room.

• Oct. 10, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. Eat Here restaurant was burglarized late Oct. 9 or early Oct. 10. The incident remains under investigation.

• Oct. 11, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, trespass. The HBPD issued a trespass notice to a 32-year-old Sarasota man after being called to the Subway restaurant to deal with a disruptive customer.

• Oct. 11, 3700 block of East Bay Drive, warrant. The HBPD acted on a warrant from the state, arresting a homeless woman on a warrant for failure to appear in court. The HBPD had responded to the Walgreens at East Bay after a complaint of panhandling.

• Oct. 12, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, trespass. The HBPD responded to an apparent dispute between neighbors. One person was issued a trespass notice.

        Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach Police Department, Holmes Beach Police Department and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.


The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

DAY SPA/SALON equipment for sale. Stand dryer, manicure table, microderm machine, permanent makeup machine and electric treatment bed. Call for information, 941-746-8448.
DINING TABLE WITH four chairs. Cushion bottoms. Medium oak, extra leaf included. $100. Call Zan, 813-503-9364.
COMPUTER: DELL Optiplex GX240 Windows XP, $90. 941-756-6728.
FURNITURE AND FRANCISCAN china. Request pictures with prices at: Tmicciofurniture@yahoo.com.
PACK OF FIVE HDMI cables for sale, new. $10. Holmes Beach. Call 1-727-494-1060.
KING-SIZE MATTRESS with box spring and frame. Like-new! $100. 941-932-5691.
MOEN POP-UP for bathroom, complete chrome sink, new in box, $8. 941-761-1415.
FLY ROD HEDDON 8.5-foot Colden Mark 50-inch, collectible with reel and line, $75. Frank, 941-761-1415.
CLOCK: VINTAGE 1945 GE Telechron with alarm, excellent condition, $25. Marion, 941-761-1415.
KITCHEN TABLE WITH four chairs, great condition, $75. 941-778-3920.
MICROWAVE OVEN: AMANA Radar range model, RL3588, 1,500 watts, $25. 941-778-4793.
TELEVISION: SYLVANIA, COLOR. 20-inch, $25. 941-778-4793.
MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.
ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood 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
Individuals may advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. E-mail classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)

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. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.
MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariaislandrealty.com. E-mail: Michael@annamariaislandrealty.com. Your personal broker.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
THIRD ANNUAL ART and garage sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. 321 Hardin Ave., Anna Maria.
MOVING SALE: INSIDE. All of October. 2104 Ave. B, side A, Bradenton Beach. 941-592-4249.
YARD SALE: 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. 125 51st St., Holmes Beach.

FOUND CAT: BLACK, small. Near 84th Street, Holmes Beach. Has been wandering area for a few weeks. 941-345-2441.
FOUND: KEYS WITH Tallahassee YMCA card. North of Sandbar Restaurant on beach. Claim at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
LOST: WEDDING RING, Holmes Beach near 29th Street access, Oct. 3. Reward. 317-506-3627.
LOST: GOLD EARRING AT Publix or Ace Hardware, Holmes Beach. Sunday, Oct. 9. 715-529-8965.

MOBILE DOG GROOMING: Low prices, why pay more? Call for quote, www.furrytails4grooming.com. 941 795-0303 or 941 224-8655.
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.
‘HONEYPIE’: DOG AVAILABLE for adoption. One-year-old ‘coonhound.’ Beautiful and kind. Spayed/shots/chip. 941-345-2441. Islandlisa44@aol.com for pictures.

2000 MAZDA MX-5 Miata: 76,500 easy miles, maintenance records. Excellent, clean runner, $6,600. Ed, 616-430-0963.
RECONDITONED CLUB CAR golf carts starting at $1,995. Custom options available, including street-legal. Call Keith Dunker at Jenkins Carts, 863-682-6151 or e-mail: jenkinscarts@yahoo.com for information.

FOR SALE: BOAT trailer. Fits 20-22 foot, 4,000-lb. boat. Two bunk for easy loading, good condition, $500 or best offer. Ted, 941-778-2181.

ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR at AMI Community Center. 20-25 hours/week. Help with all game day events: Referee, coach, scoreboard and statistics. Outgoing personality. Organized and punctual. Word, Excel and Publisher a MUST. Professional attire and demeanor. Knowledge of a variety of sports. Comfortable running tryouts, camps and practices. Other duties as needed. $7.50-$9/hour depending on experience/qualifications. E-mail resumes to troy@myamicc.com.
PART-TIME SALES: Must be available evenings and weekends. Gift shop located on Anna Maria Island. Retirees welcome. Start as soon as possible. 941-840-4235.
NAIL TECH NEEDED at new Island spa and boutique on Bridge Street. Turning appointments down daily. Call Amanda, 941-779-6836.
FULL-TIME JOURNALIST WANTED: Seeking new journalism grad or experienced reporter. Work in paradise for the newspaper ranked No. 1 in the state by the Florida Press Association. E-mail letter of interest/resume: news@islander.org.
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.

LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
BABIES, PETS AND PLANTS: Responsible, trustworthy, fun and reliable 16-year old. 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.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-778-5476.
PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete computer solutions for business and home. Installation, repair, upgrade, networking, Web services, wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945.
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. 941-778-7770. Leave message.
HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent references. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-539-6891.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-4152.
ISLAND PLUMBING AND Pressure Washers: Professional, reasonable rates. Services include repairing, replacing plumbing, issues including draining, cleaning snaking pipes. Pressure washing houses, trailers, driveways, pools, white-tile roofs. Free estimate, Bill or Rip, 941 896-6788.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
CUSTOM ALTERATIONS BY Noemi. Servicing Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key. In-home fittings and delivery. Men, women, children. 305-772-4379.
SNOWBIRD SERVICE: DOOR-to-door, by appointment! Your auto, light truck, van or SUV professionally driven to or from Sarasota-Bradenton area. Anytime, anywhere in USA 48. Call Don or Richard at 941-720-0399 or 941-685-0538.
ISLAND DOGS GROOMING: $10 off first groom. Salon, home groom, pickup/delivery, pet sitting. Certified groomer. Call 941-778-1202.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Rick, 941-224-4977.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. Free estimates, references. 941-920-3840.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: Gift certificates! 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, 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.
GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAY’S ISLAND studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar, piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach, 941-538-8724.

CONNIE’S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-778-2581.
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.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, “shell phone” 941-720-0770.
NATURE’S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.
NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. Certified horticultural professional. Call Joan, 941-704-9025.
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.
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.
FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-2700.
J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941-778-2316 or 941-730-3228.
PAUL FREY PAINTING, pressure wash, custom interior and exterior painting. Insured, 20 years experience. 941-224-8786.

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.
HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA private pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA private pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton. No annuals. Call 941-794-1515.
VACATION RENTAL WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, DOCK, pool, sunroom, laundry, annual-seasonal. 941-779-9074.
ANNUAL RENTAL: LONGBOAT Key, Twin Shores mobile home, 55-plus, private beach, 2BR/1BA. Call Karen, 813-377-6864.
1BR/1BA GROUND-FLOOR CONDO. 55-plus, pool, fishing pier. $1,600/month for three months, $1,300/month for six months and $1,100/month, annual. 813-681-7229.
PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA beautifully furnished house. Private pool, seasonal/monthly rent. $3,000/month. Call 941-795-3778.
1BR/1BA HALF BLOCK from Perico Bay, one mile from Bradenton Beach off Cortez Road at 3611 117th St. W., Bradenton. Efficiency and 1BR starting at $600/month. 941-920-6637.
ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental: 2BR/1BA, washer and dryer. Available now. 941-720-2418. Leave message.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA DUPLEX: Near beach, Anna Maria. $850/month includes water/trash. 941-778-7003.
FOR LEASE: 1,300 sf. commercial building landscaped with parking, $1,500 month. 12316 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Call 941-896-5483.
LARGE REMODELED 2BR/1BA, garage and deck. Walk to beach. $1,200/month plus utilities. No pets. First, last and security. 941-779-2131.
3BR/3BA: NEW CANALFRONT, pool garage, beach three minutes, boat dock, extra. Starting $1,250/week. Also 2BR/2BA pool, garage, 75 yards to beach, starting $900/week. Call Jo Catolica, director, 269-760-9753, or Mike Sakellarides, 514-390-5050. Facebook: Palm Pelican.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: 3BR/2BA large rooms, close to Gulf, $995/month. First, last, security. 585-317-7344.
ANNUAL RENTAL: PERICO Bay Club, gated, 2BR/2BA, enclosed lanai, 1,435 sf, carport, guest parking, pool, tennis, new clubhouse, negotiable, 603-969-6840.
ATTENTION RETIREEES: MAINTENANCE-free, free-standing villa home in Palm Court. $1,300/month. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.
SINGLE-FAMILY HOME: Annual in West Glen, near IMG Academy. Modern 3BR/2BA. $1,300/month. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.

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.
NEW UPGRADED CONDOS: Minutes to beach, annual, seasonal, $140,000-plus. Special financing available. 941-773-0212. Taylor Morrison at Palma Sola Trace.
PRIME BAYFRONT LOT with a sandy beach! $699,000. Owner will finance. Call Sato Real Estate, 941-778-7200.
LOWEST PRICE IN Bradenton Beach: 2BR/2BA Runaway Bay Resort. Turnkey. $215,000. Owner, 941-778-3709.
PERICO BAY CLUB villa. 2BR/2BA, garage, turnkey furnished at 184,900 or best offer. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
WEST BRADENTON VILLAGE: Home with free-standing building in back yard for office, workshop. Features 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, solar-heated, caged pool. No home owner fees. $160,000. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.