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Island police blotter – 10-23-2013

Anna Maria

        • Oct. 12, 9707 Gulf Drive, Sign of the Mermaid, battery. An employee of the restaurant reported he was talking to patrons about a former employee when his boss allegedly came up behind him and hit him on his back. According to the report, the employer yelled at the complainant and fired him. He and his employer were separated and he then threw a glass of water at his boss. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy made contact with the employer, who reported no physical confrontation, saying he fired his employee for “causing problems.”

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • Oct. 13, 120 Bridge St., Drift In, disorderly intoxication, obstruction. A 29-year-old Sarasota man was arrested for disorderly intoxication after getting into a fight with another man at the bar. According to the report, the suspect punched the victim in the face as he was trying to leave. While police were investigating the altercation, a 22-year-old Longwood man kept trying to approach the officers. He was told several times to stay back. He refused and was arrested for obstruction.

• Oct. 16, 2200 Gulf Drive, Coquina Park, domestic battery. Police responded to a domestic disturbance and made contact with a woman who said her boyfriend “was going crazy,” according to the report. She did not cooperate with the investigation, but a witness reported that the man struck the woman several times on her shoulder and arm. Based on the investigation and witness report, the 56-year-old homeless man was arrested.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

        • No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Oct. 10, 5100 block of Second Avenue, no valid driver’s license. A 25-year-old Bradenton man working for an Anna Maria construction company was stopped for illegal window tinting. The man has never had a valid driver’s license and was arrested. A check of his identification revealed the suspect had two active warrants for failing to appear on a possession of marijuana charge and a failure to appear on traffic violations.

• Oct. 12, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, disorderly intoxication. While police were arresting a 27-year-old LaBelle man for not having a valid driver’s license, a 40-year-old Riverview woman repeated attempts to approach the officers. She was ordered several times to remain in her vehicle, but refused. She continued to approach the officers and was arrested.

• Oct. 6, 7900 block of Gulf Drive, drugs. While initiating a traffic stop, a police officer noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The occupants were asked if they were in possession of marijuana and the passenger allegedly said he just finished smoking a joint and had marijuana in the glove box. The officer also observed five empty beer cans on the floor in the back seat where two young children were sitting. Thomas Ruiz, 25, of Palmetto was issued a notice to appear in court for open container and possession of 10.4 grams of marijuana.

• Oct. 6, 3600 block of Sixth Avenue, theft. A man reported he had a friend over to his residence where a Galaxy notebook valued at $600 was left on a table. When his friend left, he noticed the notebook missing and used software to track the item to his friend’s Sarasota residence.

• Oct. 6, 5900 Marina Drive, skate park, criminal mischief. Police observed white paper towels strewn about the skate park. During further investigation in a nearby public restroom, police reported a paper towel holder was ripped from the wall. Witnesses at the park identified three juveniles as the suspects.

• Oct. 6, 3600 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A complainant reported an unlocked bicycle valued at $200 was stolen from under her stairwell.

• Oct. 7, 600 block of Key Royale Drive, theft. A man reported that someone stole the lower unit to a boat while it was on a lift in the back yard of the residence. The motor was valued at $150.

• Oct. 7, 611 Manatee Ave. W., CVS Pharmacy, trespass. An employee contacted police about a man who was previously trespassed from the store. Police were unable to locate the suspect, but he returned later, at which time police made contact with him. After confirming a prior trespass warning, the man was arrested on two counts of trespassing.

• Oct. 8, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. An unknown person entered a boat and stole several items valued at $558.

• Oct. 10, 1800 block of Avenue E, grand larceny. A woman reported more than $15,000 in jewelry was stolen from her residence. Police found no evidence of forced entry. The woman said two other people had access to the home and one of them was no longer returning her phone calls.

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.

Calendar – 10-23-2013

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.

 

Thursday, Oct. 24

5:30 p.m. — Episcopal Church of the Annunciation Stewardship Dinner, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638.

6:52 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, Oct. 25

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Senior Adventures Books and Birdhouses Sale, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

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

2 p.m., “Memory Screening for Alzheimer’s,” Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:30 p.m. — Popcorn and Politics election forum, The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

6:30 p.m. — “A Little Help” Theatre Odyssey performance, Olive Oil Outpost, 401 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-896-3132.

6:52 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Oct. 26

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Senior Adventures Books and Birdhouses Sale, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

8 a.m.-1 p.m. — Rotary Club of Anna Maria yard sale, Wells Fargo bank parking lot, 5327 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-447-1506.

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. — AME PTO Fall Festival Children’s Parade, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5525.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. — AME PTO Fall Festival and haunted house, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5525.

5-10 p.m. —Rock Octoberfest, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

6:51 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, Oct. 27

10 a.m. — Roser Memorial Community Church Kirkin’ of the Tartans service, with bagpipers and drummers performing outside the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

6:50 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, Oct. 28

6:49 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 29

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

6:48 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 30

5 p.m. — Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast sand-sculpting clinic, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-8272.

6:47 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Friday, Oct. 25

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

 

Saturday, Oct. 26

10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Stone Crab Festival, 119th Street end, Cortez. Information: 941-798-2035.

6:30 p.m. — Mote Marine Oceanic Evening black-tie gala, The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441.

 

Sunday, Oct. 27

10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Stone Crab Festival, 119th Street end, Cortez. Information: 941-798-2035.

 

Coming up

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

• Oct. 31, Halloween.

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

• Nov. 2, Feeding Children Everywhere/100,000 Healthy Meals volunteer campaign, Holmes Beach.

• 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.

 

Save the date

• 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

• 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.

• First Wednesdays, 1:15 p.m., Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Most Third Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Garden Club meets, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

• 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, noon, Anna Maria Island Democrats meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-779-0564.

• 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.

• Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.

        Send announcements of ongoing activities to calendar@islander.org.

Real Estate – 10-23-2013

103 49th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,431 sfla / 3,024 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car Gulffront pool home built in 1998 on a 133×150 lot was sold 09 26/13, Arado to Macbriz LLC for $2,170,000; list $2,499,000.

534 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 3,511 sfla / 5,215 sfur 4bed/4½bath/3car canalfront pool home built in 2012 on a 109×119 lot was sold 09/12/13, Gress to Snouffer for $1,900,000; list $2,174,000.

207 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a home and four adjacent lots was sold 09/20/13, Franklin to Anna Maria Village LLC for $1,865,000.

611 Baronet Lane, Holmes Beach, a 2,774 sfla / 3,441 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 2009 on a 100×114 lot was sold 10/01/13, Collins to Rhine for $1,175,000; list $1,295,000.

6006 Gulf Drive, Unit 201, Playa Encantada, Holmes Beach, a 2,010 sfla / 2,250 sfur 3bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1980 was sold 09/18/13, S & R Realty Associates to Petrov for $1,000,000; list $1,000,000.

300 North Shore Drive, Unit A, North Shore Paradise, Anna Maria, a 1,680 sfla / 1,697 sfur 4bed/2bath condo with pool built in 1970 was sold 09/20/13, Fish Tales and Sand Pails LLC to Breteler for $750,000; list $750,000.

210 65th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,666 sfla / 2,218 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car pool home built in 1976 on a 86×105 lot was sold 10/02/13, Kaleta to Sunset and Sand Rentals LLC for $700,000.

300 67th St., Unit A, 67th Street Coastal Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 1,450 sfla 3bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1960 was sold 09/26/13, Welch to Endhardt for $615,000; list $649,500.

215 Palm Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,040 sfla / 1,323 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1972 on a 52×110 lot was sold 09/25/13, Jordan to Howard for $540,000; list $594,000.

317 62nd St., Unit B, 62nd Street Coastal Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 1,600 sfla / 2,400 sfur 4bed/3bath/1car condo with pool built in 2011 was sold 10/02/13, Sandpiper Inn LLC to Metzler for $525,000; list $549,900.

7000 Gulf Drive, Unit 107, Tiffany Place, Holmes Beach, a 1,259 sfla / 1,395 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1978 was sold 09/30/13, Cini to Weiss for $500,000; list $529,900.

207 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, vacant lot No. 14 52×112 was sold 09/20/13, Anna Maria Village LLC to DSB RE Holdings LLC for $500,000.

207 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, vacant lot No. 16 52×112 was sold 09/20/13, Anna Maria Village LLC to DSB RE Holdings LLC for $500,000.

207 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant 52×112 lot was sold 09/20/13, Anna Maria Village LLC to Starfish 66 LLC for $500,000.

207 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant 52×112 lot was sold 09/20/13, Anna Maria Village LLC to Magnolia Beach Views LLC for $490,000.

231 64th St., Unit 213, Paradise Village, Holmes Beach, a 1,206 sfla / 2,265 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car attached townhome with shared pool built in 1998 was sold 09/30/13, 231 Paradise Village LLC to Bass for $438,000; list $449,000.

102 68th St., Unit 205, Seaside Beach House, Holmes Beach, a 1,116 sfla / 1,275 sfur 1bed/1bath condo built in 1977 was sold 10/03/13, First Akron Development Corporation to SBH 205 LLC for $406,000.

2113 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,280 sfla / 1,482 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1920 on a 50×100 lot was sold 09/24/13, Gaw to Carlucci for $405,000.

6005 Gulf Drive, Unit 219, Playa Encantada, Holmes Beach, a 1,011 sfla / 1,179 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1980 was sold 09/30/13, Weiss to Horne for $379,900.

3311 Gulf Drive, Unit 1, Tropical Sunset, Holmes Beach, a 1,331 sfla / 1,415 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1989 was sold 09/30/13, Kevitch to Dalgren for $360,000; list $374,900.

7100 Gulf Drive, Unit 117, Nautilus, Holmes Beach, a 1,081 sfla / 1,185 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1973 was sold 09/16/13, Dever to 7100 Gulf Dr. 117 LLC for $320,000.

6200 Flotilla Drive, Unit 261, Westbay Pouint & Moorings, Holmes Beach, a 1,114 sfla / 1,426 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1979 was sold 09/20/13, Thompson to Poff for $300,000.

428 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant 50×150 lot was sold 10/02/13, Handley to Island Savvy Ventures LLC for $295,000.

721 Manatee Ave., Unit 21, Westbay Cove South, Holmes Beach, a 1,179 sfla / 1,567 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1977 was sold 10/01/13, Ereg to Wold for $267,000.

3601 East Bay Drive, Unit 202, Sandy Pointe, Holmes Beach, a 1,075 sfla / 1,215 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1986 was sold 09/20/13, Graham to Cowhig for $225,000.

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

Obituaries – 10-23-2013

Debora ‘Debbie’ Jean (Greig) Lane

Debora “Debbie” Jean (Greig) Lane, 50, of Charlotte, N. C., and formerly of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 7. She was born Jan. 8, 1963, in Smithtown, N.Y., the daughter of the late Michael Greig and Linda Pick.

Many on Anna Maria Island will remember her outgoing personality, comical stories and gestures and her passion for both life and people.

Growing up on Anna Maria Island, she began working as a young teen at her father’s shop in Bradenton Beach, Mike’s Bait & Tackle, in the mid-1970s, and later at her mother’s much loved, Linda’s Sunnyside Up Cafe in Holmes Beach, where she waitressed for many years. The “regulars” at the restaurant could attest to her perky disposition and the fun, easy style with which she greeted her customers.

Debbie and younger sister Beth were the first girls to play baseball in the Island Little League at the youth center, effectively leading the way for coed sports on the island. She was both a talented athlete and a scrappy competitor. She later coached her son Shawn’s baseball team to a league championship.

According to her family, although she moved out of state, “Debbie considered Anna Maria Island to be her home. She loved life and all her many friends she made along the way. Most of all, Debbie loved her Lord, her family, and her extensive church family at Elevation Church. She is sadly missed by all.”

Mrs. Lane is survived by her husband of eight years, Edward; a combined family of five children, including Jennifer, Shawn and Skyler of Charlotte, Bambi of Asheville, and Whitney of Atlanta; grandchildren Abby, Charity, Aurora, Zander and Aubrey; siblings Beth McIntosh and Capt. Michael Greig of Holmes Beach, Krista Greig of Sarasota, and James Greig of Crawfordville, Fla.

 

Robert H. Margraf Jr.

Robert H. Margraf Jr., 70, of Bradenton, Oct. 16. He was born Sept. 3, 1943, in Cincinnati.

Mr. Margraf was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He served during the Vietnam War. He was retired from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

He was a member of Southside Baptist Church, Bradenton. He also was a member of the Pyrates of the Gulf Coast and the VFW. He was a former member of the Anna Maria Island Privateers, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge and Kirby Stewart Post American Legion.

A service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Southside Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to the roofing fund for Southside Baptist Church, 1604 17th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205.

Mr. Margraf is survived by wife Teresa; brother John ‘Chip’ Thome; daughters Ann Marie, Victoria and Vanessa; son-in-law Jerry; grandson Gabriel; and many beloved friends.

 

John ‘J.M.’ Taylor

John “J.M.” Taylor, 75, of Bradenton, died Oct 10.

Mr. Taylor travelled the United States as a welder for the Boilermaker’s Blacksmith Local Union 83. One of his proudest achievements was welding work he performed on the Columbia Space Shuttle.

He retired to his birth home in Cortez and returned to his first love, commercial fishing. He worked for A.P. Bell Fish Co. He is missed and loved by all.

A graveside service was held Oct 19 at Palma Sola Cemetery. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife of 35 years, Barbara Picard of Bradenton; children Tony, Amanda Telschaw, Tonya Freeman and Rebecca; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Fishing – 10-23-2013

Beach or bay, there’s a stringer to success on the water

 

Fall fishing remains consistent throughout our waters, as large bait schools inhabit the bays and nearshore reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. These are the days when you can have your choice of fishing — beaches or the backcountry — and have a successful day.

In the backcountry, snook are migrating to creeks, rivers and small bays before shacking up for the winter. Most snook being caught are 20-30 inches, although bigger fish are being reported. Live baits — shiners and pinfish — are top producers.

Redfish are flooding the backcountry flats as they school up, preparing for their offshore spawn. This is your chance to tie into an all-time big red. Fish exceeding 40 inches can be found — if you’re lucky enough to stumble across a school.

In the Gulf of Mexico, Spanish mackerel, bonito, jack crevalle and blue runners are corralling bait schools while fattening up for their migration south. Schoolie kings are being caught, too, but the bite is sporadic at best.

Finally, look for cobia lurking around nearshore structure in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Live pinfish and shiners are a good bait, although a Berkley Gulp black eel will work nearly every time.

Capt. Warren Girle is taking advantage of the calm waters and beautiful weather to do some reef fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Starting at depths of 40-45 feet, Girle putting his clients on limits of mangrove snapper, working live shiners on the bottom to get fish up to 20 inches. Along with mangoes, expect to catch gag grouper, both juvenile and keeper sizes, as well as Key West grunts and flounder.

Macks, bonito and jack crevalle are next on Girle’s hit list. For these species, Girle works anywhere from 1-7 miles from the beach. Mixed in the schools of migratory fish, he’s finding black tip, bull, spinner and sandbar sharks — average size 4-5 feet, but bigger fish are out there.

Moving inshore, Girle is targeting pompano, drifting deep grass flats with pompano jigs tipped with shrimp.

Boy, it’s nice to find pompano again. If you’ve never caught one, it’s a fish you need to add to your catch list. The same goes for your menu.

Finally, Girle is putting clients on redfish on lush grass flats during high tides. Live shiners and pinfish are good producers. If you’re using artificials, Girle suggests Berkley Gulp shrimp on a jighead. Slot-size and over-slot reds were the norm this past week.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says macks are ravaging an endless school of white bait that’s taking refuge around the structure. Along with mackerel, expect to encounter an abundance of the usual suspects — jacks, ladyfish, blue runners and skip jacks — if not more than macks. Small white crappie jigs and Clark spoons will hook you up.

You still have time to cash in on the mangrove snapper action at the pier — if you act quickly. These fish have been around the pier for a few weeks now, and they get smarter by the day. A light fluorocarbon leader combined with a small live bait hook is a great approach to catch these small fish. A live shrimp or shiner is a good choice for bait.

Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is targeting redfish with artificials in Anna Maria Sound and Sarasota Bay. Guided by Capt. Mac Gregory, Keyes is hooking into over-slot reds on a number of lures, including Savage shrimp. Keyes says these lures are fairly new to the market and they produce a good bite. Other lures working for Keyes are the LiveTarget sardine and LiveTarget mullet. These baits are offered in topwater or suspending styles and, Keyes says, they’re deadly on schooling redfish.

Next, Keyes is breaking out his fly rod to get down and dirty with the over-slot reds. Patterns that are proven producers are the EP Ghost Rattle on a pinfish pattern and the EP Cuda fly.

Another discussion at the tackle shop last week centered on beach fishing for flounder with white buck tails tipped with a Gulp strip for scent. With these jigs, you can expect to catch mackerel, ladyfish, jacks and blue runners. Not a bad variety when targeting flounder. At least until a mackerel cuts your leader off and you lose the jig.

        Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Sports – 10-23-2013

Center soccer teams jockey for early seeds

 

With the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s soccer league season winding down, playoff leaders are starting to emerge and teams have begun jockeying for more favorable playoff matchups.

Beach Bistro and Island Pest Control are both undefeated in the 8-10 division, but Beach Bistro, which played more games, has a 6-point lead in the standings. First place in the five-team division earns a bye to the semifinals and plays either the fourth- or fifth-seed.

American Marine holds down third place followed by Tyler’s Ice Cream and LPAC.

American Marine defeated LPAC 6-3 Oct. 19 behind three goals each from Tyler Brewer and Andrew Burgess. Cole Pearson notched three goals for LPAC in the loss.

American Marine rolled to an earlier 5-1 victory over Tyler’s Ice Cream Oct. 16 behind a hat trick from Tyler Brewer and two goals from Anthony Monetti. Chris Snyder notched the lone goal for Tyler’s in the loss.

The second game of the night saw Beach Bistro edge LPAC 5-3. David Daigle and Sean Rodriguez scored two goals each to lead the Bistro, which also received one goal from Tuna McCracken in the victory. Callen Achor, Ozzy Lonzo and Cole Pearson each scored goals for LPAC in the loss.

The Feast is in control of the 11-13 soccer division with a 6-1 record and a  9-point lead over second place LPAC, which sits at 3-3. Waterfront Restaurant is 2-4-1 followed by Jen Crady Massage at 1-4-1. The fourth place team would match up against The Feast in the semifinals, so teams are putting up a battle to get into second or third place.

The Feast rolled past LPAC 7-1 in 11-13 division action Oct. 18. Michael Latimer scored four goals and Joe Rogers added three in the victory. Gage Nevin scored the lone goal for LPAC in the loss.

Jen Crady Massage earned a 4-0 victory over Waterfront Restaurant in the second 11-13 division game of the evening. Cameron Pasco scored three goals and Ava Zink added one in the victory.

LPAC cooled off Waterfront Restaurant 9-3 during 11-13 soccer action on Oct. 14. Tyler Pearson led the way with four goals while Paige Charron scored three goals and Sydney Leechford added one. Silas Banyas led Waterfront Restaurant with two goals, while Angelina Sculco finished with one goal in the loss.

The Feast received eight goals from Michael Latimer in a 10-2 victory over Jen Crady Massage in the second game of the evening. Joe Rogers completed the Feast scoring with two goals. Cameron Pasco led Jen Crady Massage with two goals.

 

Same goes for adult soccer league

The standings also are tight in the adult coed soccer league at the Center. Florida Discount Signs & Wraps, Sato Real Estate and Slim’s Place are tied at the top with 4-1 records. Agnelli Pool & Spa is three points back in the standings at 3-2, followed by Island Pest Control and Island Gourmet, tied for fifth at 2-3, while 1-4 Wash Family Construction and 0-5 LaPensee Plumbing follow in the standings.

Sato Real Estate edged Agnelli Pool & Spa 3-2 to open the action Oct. 17. Josh Sato and Josh Rio each scored a goal for Sato, which also received a goal and an assist from Chris Circharo and 10 saves from goalie Jason Sato in the victory.

Matt Kretzman and Omar Polar scored goals to lead Agnelli, which also received 14 saves from Frank Agnelli in the loss.

Slim’s Place handed Florida Discount Signs a 5-2 loss, its first on the season. PJ Smargisso had two goals and one assist and Scott Eason had a goal and two assists to lead Slim’s. Josh Petit had a goal and an assist and Eric Pullen scored once to complete the scoring for Slim’s, which also received 13 saves from Richard Fosmore in the victory.

Brent Moss scored two goals and David Moss made 12 saves to lead Florida Discount Signs in the loss.

The third game of the evening saw Island Pest Control edge LaPensee Plumbing behind four goals from Molly Bellairs. Greg Ross and Brandon Lam each scored one goal while David Greene posted 13 saves in goal.

Jeff Christensen scored two goals and Paul Heyward, Scott Macy and Seth Morris added one goal each to lead LaPensee, which also received 15 saves from Pedro Gonzalez in the loss.

Island Gourmet closed the night’s action with a 5-2 victory over Wash Family Construction. Adam Bujarski scored four goals to lead Gourmet, which also received a goal from Tim Tedesco and eight saves from Nate Talucci in the victory.

Aaron Parkin had a goal and an assist and Ryan Hogan scored once to lead WFC in the loss.

Horseshoe news

Hank Huyghe and Dom Livedoti were the only team to earn a 3-0 pool play record during Oct. 19 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits and were the day’s outright champs.

Two teams emerged from pool play during Oct. 16 action and met in the finals. Steve Grossman and Adin Shank rolled to an easy 22-7 victory over Norm Good and Dom Livedoti to earn bragging rights for the day.

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

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

 

Key Royale golf news

Key Royale Club hosted its annual Oktoberfest golf tournament Oct. 12. A full deck — 52 players — particpated in the scramble, which was followed by a cookout and buffet of Oktoberfest dishes prepared by Chef Scott XXXXXXXX.

The team of Pat and Barry Izzard, Mary Selby and Jim Thorton combined to card a 3-under par 29 to grab first place. One shot back in second place was the team of Pam Alvord, Jan Jump, Bob Lang and Ron Vanderman.

The team of Diane Miller, Hoyt Miller and Al Pollack took third following a scorecard playoff to break a three-way tie for third place.

Helen Pollock won the closest-to-the-pin contest on number eight, while Dennis Schavey won closest to the pin on hole three.

The women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net match Oct. 15. In honor of Columbus Day, they played a Red, White and Blue game with players teeing off from predetermined Red, White and Blue tees.

Phyllis Roe and Kris Landkammer tied for first place in Flight A with matching 2-under-par 30s. Sue Wheeler, Tootie Wagner and Brenda Solleveld tied for second place at 1-under-par 31.

Flight B winner was Joyce Lathrop with a 1-under-par 31, while Terry Westby and Markie Ksiazek were two shots, tied for second place.

Roe and Fran Barford each had chipin birdies on the day.

 

AMICC Sports schedules

Basketball League

Oct. 29    6:30 p.m. Bowes vs. Southern Greens

Oct. 29    7:30 p.m. Waterfront vs. Beach to Bay

Oct. 29    8:30 p.m. Gator Man vs. Sun

 

Soccer

Instructional Division (ages 4-5)

Oct. 25    6 p.m.      Eat Here  vs. LaPensee Plumbing

Oct. 25    6:30 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Sandbar

 

Instructional Division (ages 6-7)

Oct. 23    6 p.m.      Bowes Imaging vs. Miller Electric

Oct. 23    7 p.m.      Mr. Bones  vs. Agnelli

Oct. 25    6 p.m.      Miller Electric vs. Agnelli

 

8-10 Division

Oct. 23    6 p.m.      LPAC vs. Island Pest

Oct. 23    7 p.m.      Bistro vs. American Marine

Oct. 28    6 p.m.      Island Pest vs. Bistro

Oct. 28    7 p.m.      Tyler’s vs. LPAC

Oct. 29    6 p.m.      American Marine vs. LPAC

Oct. 29    7 p.m.      Island Pest vs. Tyler’s

 

11-13 Division

Oct. 25    6 p.m.      LPAC vs. Jen Crady Massage

Oct. 25    7 p.m.      Waterfront vs. The Feast

Oct. 29    7 p.m.      LPAC vs. Jen Crady Massage

 

14-17 Division

Oct. 28    8 p.m.      Jessie’s vs. Wash

 

Adult Division

Oct. 24    6 p.m.      Slim’s vs. Island Gourmet

Oct. 24    7 p.m.      LaPensee  vs. Wash

Oct. 24    8 p.m.      Island Pest vs. Sato

Oct. 24    9 p.m.      Discount Signs vs. Agnelli

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE

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

ALUMINUM BOAT: 14-foot, flat bottom, $100. Holmes Beach. 941-778-1620.

LA-Z-BOY RECLINER: Dark brown, $25. Call 941-792-0008, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. West Bradenton.

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.

GOING OUT OF business sale. Everything must go! All vitamins, merchandise 50 percent off. All furnishings, three-tier bulk bins, hanging scale, two sliding-glass door coolers, counters, cash register, microwave, commercial coffee grinder, metal and glass shelving, signage, etc. Vitamin Seas, 3228 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Call 941-778-5015.

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.

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.

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.

ESTATE SALES

ESTATE SALE: 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. 1003 93rd St. NW, Hawthorne Park. Seven pieces of Louis Vuitton luggage, Francis I sterling set, Baccarat stemware sets, queen bed set, Herbie Rose painting, living room sofa, lamps, orchids and other plants, Cable Nelson baby grand 1928 piano, bakers rack, wine rack, area rugs, Florida-style king bed set  and dining table with server, desk chair, pants press, generator, two patio sets, nice Weber grill, bed and bath linens and kitchen. Sale by Julie McClure. Pix: estatesales.net.

ESTATE SALE 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. 508 69th St., Holmes Beach. Dining set with cane-back chairs, carved arm chair, buffet, limited edition prints, king bed set, queen and single beds, good books, Judson pottery bowl, HDTV, nice sofa and living room chairs, rattan dinette, two patio sets, stereo, lamps, coffee table, desk, computer, vacuum, silver-plate coffee and tea set, linens and kitchenware. Sales by Julie McClure. Pix: estatesales.net.

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.

GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Great stuff, rubber boat, dryer, etc. Proceeds donated to Feeding Children Everywhere and Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc. 812 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.

HUGE MOVING SALE: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Antiques, more. 2410 Ave B, Bradenton Beach.

MOVING SALE:8 a.m.-noon Saturday and Sunday, Oct 26-27. Miscellaneous items. 703 north Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.

CARPORT SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 24-26. Variety seasonal and collectible items. 302 66th St., Holmes Beach. Edcar@comcast.net.

LOST & FOUND

FOUND: TWO MATCHING rings, found Columbus Day on beach, near chair by water. Bradenton Beach. Claim at The Islander office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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. 

HELP WANTED

ISLAND LUMBER: FULL/part-time lumber-yard position, must have valid Florida license, knowledge of lumber and the ability to lift/load in excess of 60 pounds, Drug-free workplace. Apply in person. 213 54th St., Holmes Beach.

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.

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.

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

SATURDAY SENIOR ASSIST: Caring, reliable. Sunday by special appointment. Kathie, 941-792-4601.

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.

MATT’S TRANSPORT: PERSONAL assistant, airports and more. Tampa, $85, Sarasota, $35, local. Details, 941-807-4046.

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, 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.

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.

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.

NEWLY REMODELED DUPLEX downstairs apartment. 1BR, large bathroom, carport, back porch and deck. Close to beach.   $925/month. 813-361-6611. Bradenton Beach.

65-ISH SEMI-RETIRED couple seeks annual (seasonal or monthly) rental 2BR/2BA on beach. Non-smokers, no pets, no kids. Need by Nov. 10. Great credit and references. Email: impattischu@yahoo.com. 813-855-3239.

SENIOR WWII VETERAN, reliable, responsible, very clean, non-smoker, no pets, seeking single reasonable accommodations for four months, November through March. No cooking, but need microwave. Bill, 613-722-1311.

TEN PERCENT DISCOUNT! Anna Maria seasonal rental half block from Gulf beach.  3BR/1BA quaint cottage with all the modern amenities.  Available November, December, January. www.aposporos.com. Terry Aposporos, 941-778-8456.

ANNUAL RENTAL: CHARMING 2BR/1BA villa, three blocks from beach in Holmes Beach. Call 941-730-8339.

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.