Tag Archives: 11-13-2013

Fishing – 11-13-2013

Settling into fall fishing, migratory species don’t disappoint


As we settle into fall, the waters around Anna Maria Island can be a host to a variety of migratory fish. The favorite of these is probably pompano, although Spanish mackerel, bonito, kingfish and shark are becoming readily available.

To target pompano, try fishing the beaches with a Doc’s Goofy jig or some sort of Cannon Ball-style jig. If you prefer live bait, sand fleas or shrimp will get you connected. For the macks and bonito, silver spoons are deadly — just cast to feeding fish and retrieve your spoon quickly for a hook up.

On the flats, redfish are still schooling, although this will diminish as water temps drop. If you can’t find the schools, try dock fishing with live shiners, pinfish or shrimp, but don’t be ashamed to cast a small chunk of mullet or ladyfish under the dock. Redfish will definitely respond to dead bait in the right conditions.

On another note, the gill net ban controversy is ongoing. As of late Wednesday, Nov. 7, an appeals court had decided to allow the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to continue enforcing the net ban as the case continues through the court system.

You can visit FWC’s website at http://www.myfwc.com for more information.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing the usual suspects coming to the pier. Spanish mackerel and jack crevalle are being caught on small crappie jigs or silver spoons. Generally, if there’s a good showing of bait around the pier, you can expect to catch macks and jacks. If there’s no bait, you’re better off using live shrimp under the pier for flounder and snapper. There also are a few keeper-size grouper under the pier, so be ready.

Other catches at the pier include ladyfish, lizardfish and a few sand sharks. For the sharks, try casting out a chunk of fresh-cut bonito or Spanish mackerel. Make sure to use stout tackle as you never know what size shark will chomp your bait. Sharks up to 8 feet are not uncommon.

Aaron Lowman of Island Discount Tackle — running charters and working the shop — says he’s targeting migratory fish along the beaches. To start, he anchors and chums to get fish around the boat. As the fish swarm, his clients to cast into the frenzy. Expect to catch macks, bonito and jack crevalle. The macks are increasing in size as we settle into fall and fish in the 5-pound range are not uncommon.

Once finished with the light-tackle action, Lowman pulls anchor in search of bigger prey — sharks. By cruising along the beach, looking for diving birds — he’s finding big schools of threadfin herring attracting black tip and spinner sharks. Lowman’s clients are casting chunks of fresh-cut mackerel into the bait school and hooking up 50-100 pound sharks.

Moving inshore, Lowman is still locating schooling reds, although the fish are spooky. His clients are putting a gold spoon ahead of the school, reeling it up in front of their noses, but chasing a school of redfish can be tough. Patience is a virtue for catches of reds up to 30 inches.

Capt. Warren Girle is working his boat nearshore for migratory species — Spanish mackerel, bonito, kingfish and jack crevalle. By using live shiners for bait, Girle’s clients are getting drag-screaming action without venturing more than a few hundred yards from the beach. While targeting these fish, expect to encounter shark, too.

Moving out a little further, Girle is catching keeper-size gag grouper on nearshore structure as well as limits of mangrove snapper. For the gags, Girle is bating up with pinfish and shiners. The same applies for the mangoes. Expect to encounter grouper up to 30 inches and mangoes in the 15- to 20-inch range.

Finally, Girle moves inshore for a payoff on redfish. He’s leading his clients to slot- and over-slot reds and some spotted seatrout. As for the trout, 15-20 inches is the norm.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is targeting schooling reds from Terra Ceia south to Sarasota Bay. Once a school is located, Gross is cutting the motor and using a push pole to slowly, quietly approach the fish. Live shiners cast just ahead of the schooling fish are producing fish for his clients.

Snook are being reeled up on the Fishy Business boat, too. Again, live shiners are the bait of choice. When targeting snook, Gross is chumming with live bait, which not only gets the linesiders in a feeding mood, but also provides a casting target. Most snook are in the 20- to 24-inch range, although keeper sizes are not uncommon.

Finally, Gross is targeting macks and bonito off the beaches of Anna Maria. Diving birds lead Gross to schooling fish and non-stop action for his clients. It’s possible to make a catch on every cast when the macks and bonito are feeding heavily.

        Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Sports – 11-13-2013

No surprises from soccer playoffs, championship matchups


There were no upsets in playoff action in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s fall soccer league. The 8-10 and 11-13 divisions both will pair No. 1 versus No. 2 in championship matchups.

Island Pest Control takes on Beach Bistro for the league title in the 8-10 division at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, while The Feast takes on LPAC in the 11-13 division final at 7 p.m. the same night.

Beach Bistro got to the 8-10 division finals on the strength of an 8-5 victory over American Marine that wasn’t as close as the score might make it seem. Sean Rodriguez scored twice in the game’s first four minutes on the way to a 4-1 halftime lead. Each time American Marine scored to cut into the Beach Bistro lead, Beach Bistro would answer back with another goal.

Two minutes into the second half, American Marine’s Halle Bingham passed ahead to Anthony Manelli, who scored to cut the lead to 4-2.

Three minutes later, however, Rodriguez took a pass from Ciarra Buff, dribbled forward, stopped and nd neatly the ball in the upper right corner of the goal from 20 yards out for a 5-2 Beach Bistro lead.

A minute later, Rodriguez coraled a punt from Thomas Heckler,  anddrew the defense to him before laying it off to Tuna McCracken, who walked the ball into the open goal for a 6-2 Beach Bistro lead with six minutes to play.

From that point, the teams traded goals until American Marine’s Tyler Brewer scored in extra time to mark the final goal of the game.

Rodriguez finished with four goals to lead Beach Bistro, which also received a pair of goals from McCracken and one goal from David Daigle in the victory.

American Marine received three goals from Brewer and two from Monetti in the loss.

The second semifinal match saw Island Pest Control edge Tyler’s Ice Cream 3-1. Joshy Calhoun, Julius Petereit and Javier Rivera scored one goal each for Island Pest Control, while Ava Alderson scored the lone goal for Tyler’s Ice Cream.

Tyler’s advanced to the semifinals by defeating LPAC 3-1 Nov. 5. Jeremiah Sculco scored two goals and Gianna Sparks had one goal to lead Tyler’s in the victory.

LPAC defeated Waterfront Restaurant 3-1 Nov. 5 to advance to the 11-13 division championship game. Tyler Pearson scored two goals and Ryan Fellowes added one to lead LPAC to victory. Silas Banyas scored the lone goal for Waterfront in the loss.

The Feast defeated Jen Crady Massage 4-1 in the second semifinal match of the evening behind two goals from Michael Latimer. Adra Dupuis and Ben Calhoun each added a goal in the victory. Jacquilan Schlossberg notched the lone goal for Jen Crady in the loss.


Hooke takes down records

Former Islander and longtime Galati Yacht Sales employee Mickey Hooke won the Oct. 27 inaugural USA 10K, Half Marathon Beach Running Championship in Cocoa Beach.

Hooke, 52, took the lead for duration within 50 yards of the start on the way to a 37:34 time and the event record, Masters event record, Grandmasters event record and course record.

Hooke finished more than two minutes ahead of his nearest competitor and now has a state title (Florida 2008), world beach title (2012) and the October USA beach title.


Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club held its annual fall Stag Day tournament Nov. 6. The event drew 72 golfers in morning and afternoon flights of four-man teams, with each player playing their own ball.

In between flights, the men enjoyed a lunch prepared by the club’s new chef, Scott Langdon.

Jim Mixon, son Mark Mixon, Fred Meyer and Charlie Knopp combined on a net score of 137, while Larry Pippel survived a score-card playoff to take low-gross honors with a 1-over-par 33. Gary Silke grabbed low-net honors with a 9-under-par 23, while Gary Harris and Merritt Fineout won  closest to the pin on the third and eighth holes respectively.

The club women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in four flights Nov. 5. They also had a side game of individual low putts by flight.

Helen Pollock and Mary Lou Dreier grabbed first place in Flight A with a 1-under-par 31, one shot better than Margrit Layh. Phyllis Roe and Sue Hookem finished in a tie for third place at 1-over-par 33.

Terry Westby and Mary Selby both carded 2-under-par 30s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight B. Liz Lang was alone in second with a 31, while Joyce Brown was two shots back in third place.

Christina Mason topped Flight C with a 1-under-par 31, giving her a three-shot edge on Connie Livanos and Joyce Lathrop, who finished in a tie for second place.

Sally Keyes and Penny Auch tied for first place in Flight D with matching 32s.

Marcia Helgeson 12 putts in Flight B was the low number for the day followed by 15 putts from Helen Pollock, Heather Blane and Brenda Solleveld from Flight A. Christina Mason and Jan Jump each took 17 putts in Flight C, while Penny Auch, Pat Rice and Joanne Ozdych each had 20 putts in Flight D.


Horseshoe news

Three teams emerged from pool play during Nov. 9 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Hank Huyghe and Tom Skoloda drew the bye and watched as Gene Bobeldyk walked his way past Steve Grossman and Norm Langland by a 21-8 score. The wait was worth it for Huyghe-Skoloda, as they defeated Bobeldyk 21-14 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Nov. 6 action saw four teams advance to the knockout stage. Hank Huyghe and John Crawford edged Dave Lansaw and Norm Langland 21-15 in the first match, while Sam Samuels and Norm Good defeated Herb Puryear and Adin Shank 22-9. It was all Samuels-Good in the finals, as they easily defeated Huyghe and Crawford 22-9.

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.


AMICC soccer league schedules

8-10 Division

Nov. 13   6 p.m.      All Star Game

Nov. 15   6 p.m.      Island Pest vs. Bistro


11-13 Division

Nov. 13   7 p.m.      All Star Game

Nov. 15   7 p.m.      The Feast vs. LPAC


14-17 Division

Nov. 13   8 p.m.      Mix & Match Game


Adult Division

Nov. 14   6 p.m.      Slim’s vs. Wash

Nov. 14   7 p.m.      Island Gourmet vs.  Island Pest

Nov. 14   8 p.m.      Sato vs. LaPensee

Nov. 14   9 p.m.      Discount Signs vs. Agnelli

Calendar – 11-13-2013

Wednesday, Nov. 13

9-11:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Garden Club Plant Sale, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

2 p.m. — “Celebrating the Holidays with Alzheimer’s,” Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:39 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Thursday, Nov. 14

5:38 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Friday, Nov. 15

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

5:38 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Saturday, Nov. 16

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.-2 p.m. — Community Thanksgiving, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0719.

5 p.m. — Episcopal Church of the Annunciation 61st anniversary dinner and wine-tasting, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638.

5:38 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Sunday, Nov. 17

5:37 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Monday, Nov. 18

5:37 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Tuesday, Nov. 19

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

5:36 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Wednesday, Nov. 20

2 p.m. — Lifelong Learning Academy lecture, “Florida’s First People” by Scott Chandler, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-359-4296.

5:36 p.m. — Official sunset time.



Friday, Nov. 15

9 a.m.-5 p.m. — Fourth annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sandsculpting Competition begins and continues through Monday, Nov. 18, Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach Road, Sarasota. Fee applies.

6 p.m. — South Florida Museum “Greetings from Florida” film screening, “Clambake,” 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.


Coming up

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

• Nov. 27, Hanukkah begins at sundown.

• Nov. 28, Thanksgiving.

• Nov. 29, Black Friday.


Save the date

• Dec. 6, Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday Open House, Holmes Beach.

• Dec. 7, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation Holly Berry Bazaar, Holmes Beach.

• Dec. 7, Anna Maria Island Community Center/Lester Family Fun Day, Anna Maria.

• Dec. 13, Anna Maria Holiday Open House, Anna Maria.

• Dec. 14-15, Anna Maria Island Art League Winterfest, Holmes Beach.

• Dec. 14, Roser Memorial Community Church Bethlehem Walk, Anna Maria.

• Dec. 15, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra holiday concert, Holmes Beach.

• Dec. 21, Christmas on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.


Calendar announcements

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.


Calendar of ongoing events, activities

• Through Nov. 17, “Our Town,” 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.

• First Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens book club, 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.

• Third Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tween club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Thursdays, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

• First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Third Thursdays, 10 a.m., Island Library Book Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• 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.

• Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• 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.

• Sundays, through April 27, Bridge Street Market, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

• 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, 10 a.m., children’s storytime, 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.

Island police blotter – 11-13-2013

Anna Maria

        • Nov. 3, 500 block of Magnolia Avenue, criminal mischief. A complainant reported the lock on his boat lift control box was broken.

• Nov. 3, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier. A witness called police to report a paraglider appeared to be in trouble while flying above the pier. Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded and initiated a search. The paraglider was located on the beach at Bean Point and the man said he was having issues, and he had been looking for a safe place to land.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • Nov. 4, 200 block of Second Street North, domestic disturbance. A man and woman were arguing about a third person in their relationship. The man had been drinking and the argument intensified when he began throwing various items around the residence. Police arrived and determined no physical contact had been made during the argument and the man agreed to leave.

• Nov. 8, 118 Bridge S., Sports Lounge, information. While on patrol, an officer was stopped by a man, who said he had been drinking and wanted to find a taxi. The man was holding a bloody rag, but when asked what happened, he said an unknown male punched him in the nose because he was talking with some women in his group. He did not wish to press charges.

• Nov. 4, 1600 Gulf Drive N., Coquina Park, theft. A woman reported that she put her cellphone on a table and entered the restroom. Her $250 phone was stolen, although she assumed her boyfriend was watching out for her.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Nov. 1, 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard, domestic battery arrest. A man returned from a bar and began arguing with his live-in girlfriend. The argument turned physical when the man allegedly slapped the woman in the face. Neighbors heard the commotion and called the police. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer responded and observed a red mark on the woman’s face. The man was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery.

• Nov. 2, 200 block of 29th Street, domestic battery arrest. According to a probable cause affidavit, a 26-year-old man physically assaulted a woman he resides with after exiting the bathroom without warning. The report states the man struck the woman on the head and neck, at which time he threw her to the ground, bit and continued to hit her. A juvenile attempted to intervene and the man allegedly struck the juvenile, as well.

• Oct. 27, 100 block of 51st Street, theft. A complainant reported he left his bicycle unsecured in his front yard. He left the residence to go to church and upon returning discovered it missing. The bike was valued at $150.

• Oct. 27, 100 block of 65th Street, beach access, theft. A woman reported two unsecured bicycles valued at $300 were stolen from the beach access.

• Oct. 27, 3200 E. Bay Drive, Walgreens, theft. A man was reported to have taken a large, $100 bottle of vodka, exiting without paying. A description of the man and his vehicle were provided to police.

• Oct. 28, 2700 block of Gulf Drive. A complainant reported that four rented bicycles valued at $800 were stolen from their garage. The victim said the bikes were locked, but that the key to the lock was left in one of the bicycle baskets. On Oct. 30, police were contacted about a suspicious man exiting the woods and pushing a bicycle near the 2800 block of Avenue C. Police responded and recovered the four stolen bikes. The suspect was not located.

• Oct. 31, 4200 block of Gulf Drive, theft. Two unsecured bicycles were reported stolen overnight. The bikes were valued at $260.

• Nov. 1, 3000 block of Avenue C, an unsecured bicycle valued at $100 was stolen from under a stairwell.

        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.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013


COMPUTER: DELL DUAL 2.8GHz HT, refurbished, $75. 941-756-6728.

FREEZER: NINE CUBIC foot chest, $65. 941-778-1620. Holmes Beach.

FOR SALE: FANCY gold mirror, $35, antique seahorse lamps, 2/$50, queen bed, white iron, $50. 941-713-5555.

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


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)


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.

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.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP:  Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Accepting donations 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays. 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.

SALE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Beach furnishings, TVs, etc. 3716 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 863-698-4417.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16. Stationary bike, extension ladder, bedding, household items, furniture, clothes, plants, books. 505 69th St., Holmes Beach.


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.

LOST: BIRTHSTONE RING. Outdoors, vicinity of Sharky’s Restaurant. Green stone, etching in band. Reward. 941-301-7529.

LOST: IPOD IN black leather case. Friday night at Holmes Beach movie night. Contact us, 941-778-4410, reward.

MISSING: GRETA-THE-CAT. White, calico spots, dark ears, tail. Call Kate, 941-567-6577 or Sharon, 941-778-9432. Reward.


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

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.


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.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND boaters: Selling or buying, call Captain Dave! World Class Yacht Sales, 877-901-BOAT. captaindave@wcyachtsales.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. 


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.

MARINA HIRING NIGHTWATCHMAN. Retirees welcome. Must enjoy working around the water. Please, call Mike for details. 941-962-9021.

CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITION: Full or part-time in hardware store. Hardware experience required, lumber experience a plus, Monday through Friday, possibly Saturdays until noon. Additional job requirements: office work, stocking and sales, able to lift 50 pounds. Interested applicants must apply in person: Island Lumber and Hardware, 213 54th St., Holmes Beach, FL 34217. Please, no phone calls.


LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276.

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.


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.

PART-TIME BOOKKEEPING services available, experienced and reliable. Call Michael at 941-713-0284.

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.


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.

JR’S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.


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.


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.

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-756-4570.


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.

2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Seasonal or yearly. Call 818-620-0901.

ANNUAL HOME WANTED January 2014: Long-time Island couple seeks single-family home with pool in quiet Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. No pets, no smoking. Minimum 2BR/2BA. Will consider waterfront condo. Tom, 941-993-4909.

VILLAGE GREEN ANNUAL rental: 1,800 sf, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, panoramic lake view, heated pool, not a flood zone,close to beach. A-1 move-in ready. $1,550/month. Realtor, 941-356-1456, Real Estate Mart.

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: NW BRADENTON: 3BR/2BA private home with a heated pool, fenced back yard.  Tile and carpet, granite counter tops, two-car garage, covered patio, partial lake views, washer/dryer hook-ups.  Lawn care and pool care provided. Small dog considered. Close to Robinson Preserve. $1,600/month. First/last/security. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.

1BR AND 2BR units off Cortez Road, two miles from the beach. 3611 117th St. W., one block from the bay. $650-$800/month. 941-518-8478.

SUMMER SANDS: BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA condominium with 30-foot lanai overlooking Gulf. Private beach and heated pool. Available January 2014, $3,600/month, 30-day minimum. Visit www.aposporos.com for photos. Terry Aposporos, 941-778-8456.

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.


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.

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.

SANDPIPER RESORT ON Island. 2BR/1BA, $49,900. Call Anne, Realtor, 941-713-9835. Real Estate Mart.