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Obituaries – 11-14-2012

James G ‘Jim’ Davis

James G. “Jim” Davis of Holmes Beach died Nov. 3. He was a native of Atlanta.

Mr. Davis attended Boys High School and Georgia Tech before entering the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet in 1942, graduating as a pilot in class 43-F. He served as pilot in the China-Burma-India theatre, where he was awarded the DFC, two Air Medals, Presidential Citations, China War Memorial Medal and others. He received his Air Line Transport Pilots Rating in 1948 and joined the Civil Aviation Authority, now the Federal Aviation Administration, and became a specialist in Air Traffic Control, Facility Flight Inspection and Air Carrier Operations.

During his second tour in Europe with the FAA, he was awarded the Secretary’s Award for Valor. Following retirement from the FAA in 1980, he was recruited by ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) as an aviation expert. In his total career, he accumulated more than 16,000 flight hours as pilot and worked with the civil aviation authorities of 37 foreign countries.

He married Lillian Marguerite Michael, also of Atlanta, in 1946. Before moving to Holmes Beach several years ago, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marietta, Ga.

Memorial donations may be made to Roser Memorial Community Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.

Mr. Davis is survived by sister Mrs. Dale Topping of Roswell; daughter Mrs. Debbie Davis Holman of Marietta; son James G. Davis Jr. of Hiawassee; granddaughters Mrs. Courtenay Holman Wall and Ms. Haley Holman, both of Marietta, and Rebecca Davis of Hiawassee; and five great-grandchildren.


Kenneth L. Freshwater Sr.,

Kenneth L. Freshwater Sr., 88, of Natrona Heights, Pa., and Bradenton Beach, died Nov. 6 in Concordia, Pa.. He was born Aug. 18, 1924, in New Kensington, Pa., to the late Harry L. and Cora (Hahn) Freshwater.

Mr. Freshwater lived most of his life in Fawn Township, Pa., and wintered in Florida for 30 years. He was a glasscutter at PPG, Creighton, for more than 41 years and was a part-time police officer in the township for 10 years. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the 489th 4th Armored Division that landed in Normandy Beach on D-Day under Gen. George S. Patton.

He was a member of Holy Martyrs Church, Tarentum, , Pa., life member and past commander of Tarentum VFW Post 5758; Brackenridge American Legion Post 226, Moose Lodge of Bradenton Beach, and was the park manager at Pines Trailer Park in Bradenton Beach for nine years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

He and wife Josephine celebrated 70 years of marriage Sept. 28.

Visitation for relatives and friends was to be in Tarentum, Pa., with a memorial Mass celebrated Nov. 9. Interment was in Mount Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights, Pa., with full military honors by the Tarentum VFW and Brackenridge American Legion. Memorial donations may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice of Concordia online at www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.

Mr. Freshwater is survived by wife, Josephine M. (Denis); children Juanita and John Graham of Tarentum, Barbara Dobrowolski of Natrona Heights, Mary Lou and husband Chad Cohen of Natrona Heights, Joseph and wife Mary Myers of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Louise and husband Mark Fiorina of Lower Burrell, Ronald and wife Candis of Leechburg, Joanne and husband Robert Wislie of Natrona Heights, Jeanne Tarpley and husband Tim Pacek of Tarentum, Mark and wife Robin of Cleveland, Paul and wife Tracy of Fawn Township; 30 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.


Christoforos Gikas

Christoforos Gikas, 88, of Bradenton Beach, died Nov. 9. He was born on April 4, 1924, in Doverna, Greece.

Mr. Gikas served with the Army in Greece and immigrated to the United States in 1953. He settled in Cedar Grove, N.J., where he owned and operated several restaurants in Cedar Grove and Livingston, N.J. He moved to Bradenton Beach in 2005.

He was a member of the St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church in Sarasota.

Visitation and Trisagion service were held at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, Bradenton. Services were Nov. 12 at St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church. Memorial donations may be made to the church. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Shannon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gikas is survived by his wife, Katina (Moulkiotis); sons Chris of Woodcliff Lakes, N.J., and Bill of Bradenton Beach; brother Nonda Gikas of Paramus, N.J.; sisters Rita Drivas of Fort Lee, N.J., and Evgania Mihalis of Doverna, Greece; and grandsons Christopher and Stefanos of Woodcliff Lakes, N.J.


Robinson G. ‘Bob’ King Jr.

Robinson G. “Bob” King Jr., died Nov. 5, at Langdale Hospice House in Valdosta, Ga. He was born May 9, 1924, in Des Moines, Iowa, to the late Robinson G. King Sr. and Gladys Marie Minehart.

During World War II, Mr. King enlisted in the U.S. Navy and, on receiving his wings, became a flight instructor at the age of 20. He retired as a commander after serving 28 years in the Navy Reserve.

His passion for flying continued for more than 50 years. He logged 15,000 hours of flight time and earned the nickname “Sky King.”

After the war, he graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in civil engineering. In 1964, after several years working in the construction industry, he started his own general construction company, King-Bole Inc., in Des Moines.

Mr. King retired in 1994 and, with wife, Nancy, moved to Anna Maria Island, where they enjoyed flying, sailing, golfing, playing cards and traveling.

He was a member of the Order of Daedalians, the National Military Pilots Fraternity, Quiet Birdman and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He was also a member of the Key Royale Club and was active in many organizations, including Master Builders of Iowa, Za-Ga-Zig Flying Fez, Gulf Coast Shrine Club, American Legion, Meals on Wheels and Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island.

A celebration of life will follow at a later date in Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Foundation, P.O. Box 1215, Holmes Beach FL 34218.


Gordon L. Lindstrom

Gordon L. Lindstrom, 88, of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 2. He was born in Minneapolis and moved to Holmes Beach in 1995.

Mr. Lindstrom was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II. He was a member of the Northwest Baptist Church in Bradenton, and the Key Royale Club in Homes Beach.

Arrangements were by Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel in charge.

Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mr. Lindstrom is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bobbe; son Tom of Chandler of Arizona; daughters, Debbie and husband Tom Welch of Minneapolis and Kristen and husband Steve Nelson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.


Gloria J. Svec

Gloria J. Svec, 86, a 25-year resident of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 31. She was born in Willoughby, Ohio.

She was employed at General Electric of Jefferson where she was the shop operations coordinator. While living on Anna Maria Island, Gloria worked at Walgreens.

Mrs. Svec was a wonderful cook and always looked forward to gatherings at her home with friends and family. She enjoyed long beach walks. She will be remembered for her love of family, her fierce independence and her willingness to go out of her way to help others. Gloria was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.

Mrs. Svec is survived by daughters Linda Hazelton of Geneva, Ohio, and Lana Craig of Bradenton, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass was held Nov. 3 at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church in Mentor, Ohio. Memorial ccontributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula OH 44004.

Islander Calendar – 11-14-2012

Wednesday, Nov. 14

9-11:30 a.m. — Plant sale, Anna Maria Garden Club, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-567-5530.

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies Wicked Wizard of Oz Silent Auction and luncheon, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.

6:30-8 p.m. — Smoothie demonstration, Vitamin Seas Health Food Store, 3228 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-5015.


Friday, Nov. 16

5-9 p.m. — Grand openings for several businesses in the Anna Maria Historic Green Village and PAR coincide with the Pine Avenue Porch Party, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-993-3356.

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Travis Lofland of Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” book signing, Anna Maria Island Accommodations and the Flip Flop Shop and Candy Stop, 315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-0733.


Saturday, Nov. 17

7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. — Stuff the Bus, Publix food drive for the Food Bank of Manatee, Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-5422.

3 p.m. — “An Evening of Opera — in the Middle of the Afternoon,” the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: call 941-778-1638.

2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — Travis Lofland of Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” book signing, Anna Maria Island Accommodations and the Flip Flop Shop and Candy Stop, 315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-0733.


Sunday, Nov. 18

7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. — Stuff the Bus, Publix food drive for the Food Bank of Manatee, Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-5422.


Monday, Nov. 19

Noon —Anna Maria Island Democratic Club meeting, Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.



Wednesday, Nov. 14

10 a.m. — Bradenton Opera Guild, Sarasota Opera Apprentice and Studio Artists meeting, IMG Academies Country Club at El Conquistador, 4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. Information: 941-722-4438.

        6:30 p.m. — Sarasota Bay Watch wine tasting benefit, Harry’s Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-0777.


Thursday, Nov. 15

6:30 p.m. — “Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! Dinner!” Manatee Players, Courtyard Marriott, 100 Riverfront Drive, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.


Friday, Nov. 16,

6:30 p.m. — “Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! Dinner!” Manatee Players, Courtyard Marriott, 100 Riverfront Drive, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.


Saturday, Nov. 17

Noon — Longboat Key lawn party, Longboat Key Kiwanis Club, Longboat Key Club and Resort, 301 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-366-3468.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. —Longboat Island Chapel holiday bazaar, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2370.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. — Enjoy the Bay — Sarasota Bay Water Festival, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 941-955-8085.

5 p.m. — Blue grass show and dinner, Bradenton Elks Lodge 1511, 2511 75th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-792-1511.

Sunset — Stargazing, Local Group of Deep Sky Observers, Riverview High School, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota. Information: 941-342-9632.

6:30 p.m. — “Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! Dinner!” Manatee Players, Courtyard Marriott, 100 Riverfront Drive, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.



• Nov. 15-Jan. 6, “Waist Watchers: The Musical,” by Alan Jacobsen, the Professional Learning and Theatrical Organization, Ramada Sarasota, 7150 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-363-1727.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Thirsty Thursdays, Bridge Street Merchants, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, Information: 941-778-3388.

        • Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.

• Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party to benefit Roser Food Pantry, Anna Maria Pine Avenue businesses. 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: 941-761-8834.

        • First Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, Manatee County Audubon open house, 9:30 a.m. Audubon Walk, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227.

• Third Saturdays through May, 9-11 a.m., Jr. Audubon, Manatee Audubon Society, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227.

• First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board meets, Fishermen’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez.

• Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.

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

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


Coming up

• Nov. 22, 10 a.m., Roser Memorial Community Church Thanksgiving service, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

• Nov. 22, 2 p.m., Roser Memorial Community Church Thanksgiving dinner, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Reservations required. Information: 941-778-0414.


Save the date

• Dec. 3, Christmas dinner meeting, Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-2039.

• Dec. 8, Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade, Bayfront Park in Anna Maria to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-752-5973.

• Dec. 13, Artists’ reception, Juried Aqueous exhibition, Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-966-1397.

• Dec. 4-Jan. 4, Juried Aqueous exhibition, Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-966-1397.

• Dec. 22, Stargazing, Local Group of Deep Sky Observers, Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-342-9632.


        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 is Wednesday before publication – for example, Nov. 21 is the deadline for the Nov. 28 issue.

Sports – 11-14-2012

Awards, championship games end youth soccer season


The Anna Maria Island Community Center fall recreational youth soccer season came to an end this past week with Championship Saturday held Nov. 10 and Awards Night, held Nov. 5, at the center.

The Kenny Randall Sportsmanship Award, Dennis Granstad MVP, Officer Pete Lannon Goalie of the Year, Female MVP and Defender of the Year were voted on by the league coaches.

Daniel Sentman earned the sportsmanship award in the 8-10 division, while brother Gavin Sentman did the same in the 11-13 division. Eva Teitelbaum earned the award for the 14-17 division.

Reagan Nevin earned defender of the year honors in the 8-10 division, while Abby Achor and Sibella Glavan won in the 11-13 and 14-17 divisions.

Chris Snyder captured the Pete Lannon goalie award in the 8-10 division, while Aiden Grumley and Max Driscoll earned the award in the 11-13 and 14-17 divisions.

Sibella Glavan earned her second trophy when she was named female MVP, while sister Olivia Glavan won the same award in the 11-13 division. Ava Zink was named female MVP in the 8-10 division.

Joey Carder earned the Dennis Granstad MVP in the 14-17 division while Nico Celleja earned that distinction in the 11-13 division. Tyler Brewer was named MVP of the 8-10 division after leading the league in scoring with 36 goals.

In playoff action, two teams were attempting to finish off undefeated seasons in the final week. Steam Designs swept its way to the 11-13 division title and finished the season with a perfect 11-0 record after routing Jen Crady Massage 9-0 in the championship game Nov. 10.

League MVP Nico Calleja and sportsmanship winner Gavin Sentman led the way with three goals each, while Aiden Grumley and Christian Daniels added a goal each to the victory total.

Steam Designs advanced to the finals by defeating Wash Family Construction 8-2 in the semifinals Nov. 6, when Daniels, Gavin Sentman and Grumley scored two goals each, while Calleja and Olivia Glavan each added a goal to the victory. Cortni Wash scored both goals for Wash in the loss.

Jen Crady Massage advanced to the finals by edging LPAC 3-1 behind a hat trick from George Lardas. Tyler Pearson scored the lone goal for LPAC in the loss.

Lobstahs also ended its season without a loss after earning a shutout victory over Tyler’s Ice Cream in the 8-10 division championship game. Catherine Calhoun led Lobstahs with two goals, while Chris Snyder added one in the 3-0 victory. Lobstahs advanced to the finals by defeating Miller Electric 5-1 in the semifinals Nov. 9. Jack Groves scored two goals to lead the way while Calhoun, Snyder and Kole Pearson each added one goal to the victory.

Tyler’s Ice Cream advanced by upsetting American Marine 4-3 in the other semifinal behind two goals from Daniel Sentman and a goal apiece from Giana Sparks and Ava Alderson. Brewer’s two goals and one goal from David Daigle led the American Marine effort.

The 14-17 championship game was a rematch of every game played during the season between the only two teams in the division. Edgewater Realty earned an exciting 7-6 overtime victory over West Coast Air Conditioning behind four goals from Max Driscoll and three goals from Joey Carder. Other members of the team are Kieran Grumley, Madison Driscoll, Chelsea Burgess, Gera Versfield, Joely Hernandez, Christy Losota and Derek Pulch.


Center announces 4v4 soccer tourney

The Anna Maria Island Community Center will host an adult coed 4v4 soccer tournament Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Center.

The cost to play is $150 per team and includes a tournament T-shirt for players. Play will consist of two, 10-minute halves and one female must be on the field at all times. Teams can have a maximum of six players and all must be at least 18 years of age.

The field is limited to the first 20 registered, paid teams and registration will end Nov. 26.

For more information, contact Troy Shonk at 778-1908, ext. 9205, or email troy@myamicc.com.


Horseshoe news

Bruce Munro returned from his winter home in Canada to take top honors in the Nov. 7 and Nov. 10 horseshoe games at the Anna Maria horseshoe pits.

The Nov. 7 games had three teams advance to the knockout round. Munro and partner Norm Good drew the bye into the finals and watched as Rod Bussey and Jay Disbrow edged Norm Langeland and Dom Livedoti 22-18. Munro and Good were too “good,” earning an easy 21-8 victory.

Two teams advanced to the playoffs during the Nov. 10 games. Munro teamed with Rod Bussey to take it to John Crawford and Sam Samuels by a 21-8 score.

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.


KRC golf news

A field of 62 golfers kicked off the men’s 2012-13 golf season with Fall Stag Day. The event features a team low-net and individual low-gross and low-net competition.

The team of Mike Brakefield, Craig Humphreys, Jon Holcomb and Mike Patterson took first place for low-net team with a 4-under-par 124.

Tim Friesen grabbed low-gross honors with an honest 2-over-par 34, while Dick Grimme took low-net honors with a 4-under-par 28. One shot back was club president Craig Humphreys.

Joe Muscatello captured the closest-to-the-pin contest on hole eight when he stuck his tee shot to within 6 feet 8 inches of the hole. Dino Kutrembos won on hole three, hitting his tee shot 10 feet 8 inches from the hole.

In other KRC news, more than 100 club members gathered this past week to celebrate the life and teaching excellence of club professional Danny Williams. Williams died XXX 2012.

He was appointed golf professional at the club in 2001. As expressed at the memorial event, Williams went far beyond the mechanics of the game with members. He rallied physical improvements to the club, inspired members to embrace the rules of the game and made it clear that in tournaments and game, the ball is played where it lies and there is no such thing as a “gimme.”

He was a joy to be around and his warm spirit and firm handshake inspired many Key Royale members in the 12 years he was there. It was fitting that club members gathered after the service to dedicate the redeveloped putting green to Williams and to watch his wife, Penny, take — and make — the first putt on the new practice facility.

Island police blotter – 11-14-2012

Anna Maria

        • Nov. 1, 500 block of North Shore Drive, harassing phone calls. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a report of harassing phone calls. According to the report, a female complainant said her former boyfriend, with whom she had been involved in a domestic disturbance, was harassing her through his sister. The boyfriend, who is in jail, contacted his sister to ask the ex-girlfriend to stop contacting his family. The complainant felt this was harassment. The deputy advised both parties not to contact one another and they agreed.

• Nov. 2, 500 block of South Drive, domestic disturbance. A husband and wife were arguing. A MCSO deputy reported no violence occurred and the husband voluntarily left the residence to resolve the situation.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • Nov. 8, 700 block of Gulf Drive North, domestic disturbance. Two male relatives began arguing with one another over one of them doing drugs. Bradenton Beach Police responded to investigate, but the officer reported that those involved refused to cooperate, saying it was a family issue. One of the men agreed to leave for the night to diffuse the situation.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• Oct. 32, address deleted, contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A report was filed in May that a woman’s boyfriend was doing LSD in front of her children, and that she was allowing the boyfriend to hit her children with a belt and his hands. An investigation found no evidence of physical abuse, but according to the report, the drug use in front of the children “may have occurred.”

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        • Nov. 3, 100 block of 49th Street, animal problem. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer responded to a call of abandoned animals, after receiving a call of dogs barking. The complainant reported he had not seen anyone at the home of where the dogs were for three days. The officer peered into the window and saw three large dogs. He contacted animal control, which said it would issue a 24-hour notice at the home. If the homeowner did not respond within 24 hours, animal control would enter and take the dogs.

• Nov. 3, 4300 Second Ave., suspicious circumstance. A HBPD officer observed a 51-year-old man and 23-year-old woman at a construction site. Upon making contact with them, the two said they were there to perform caulk work. The officer was unable to contact the construction company to confirm their employment. A second officer arrived and identified the female as a suspect in an arson case where the man was the victim. The two left the construction site and police later learned that the female was not allowed to be in contact with the man per a court order.

• Nov. 4, 4100 block of Fifth Avenue, animal problem. A complainant reported that a possibly rabid raccoon was roaming the playground area near his residence. Police were unable to locate the animal.

• Nov. 3, 5313 Gulf Drive, disturbance. Police made contact with a husband and wife arguing in the parking lot of the Eat Here Restaurant in regards to a cell phone. No physical contact had been made and the couple said they just wanted to go home.

• Nov. 4, 100 block of 77th Street, vehicle burglary. While on patrol, a HBPD officer observed a vehicle near the beach access. A window was down and the glove box was open. The officer tracked down the renter of the vehicle, who reported a missing purse valued at $600. She told police she also had $300 and credit cards in the missing purse.

• Nov. 4, 4300 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. Two bicycles valued at $260 were reported stolen from a garage.

• Nov. 4, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, criminal mischief. A HBPD officer responded to a possible burglary where he discovered a door had been pried open. The officer called the out-of-town homeowners and determined that nothing appeared to be missing per their conversation. All of the home’s electronics were in place and the couple said nothing else of value was in the home, but that they would be returning soon and double check for missing items. Fingerprints were secured at the scene.

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. 14, 2012

APPROXIMATELY 28 TREES and plants for sale. 3 to 25-gallon containers, $395 for all. Chris, 941-704-2714.
FILE CABINETS: FOUR-drawer, HON, tan, hanging files included, $20/each. 941-778-4793.
OFFICE CHAIR: SWIVEL, arms, casters, adjustable height, back and seat, $25. 941-778-4793.
TENNIS RACKETS, like new, $20/each, Dirt Devil upright vacuum, works great, $25. Call 941-737-9173.
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.
FOR SALE: LATERAL file cabinets: 2 HON 2-drawer black and 4 attractive 2-drawer wood files. One legal and one letter-size regular 2 drawer files. Various office supplies. Also selling antique wood office chairs, Haitian art, collectible art, some framed. Many local artists. Home decor. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com
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: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday. 119 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Locally hand-made jewelry, imported jewelry, Buddha-related stuff, illustrated cards, artistic T-shirts, South African gifts and much more.
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.
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently needed for local representatives to aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS exclusively for boaters. Available at the Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Donation drop-off 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
ANNIVERSARY SALE: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. One day only. 15 percent off everything at Steff’s Stuff Antiques. Come celebrate Steff’s one year at the Centre Shops, 5380 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. 941-383-1901. Sips and nibbles will be provided.
SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. 70 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria.
LOST LAUNDRY: HELP! My laundry fell off my bike, and I can’t afford new clothes and I miss my Bob Marley T-shirts. Lost blue mesh bag between Holmes Beach laundry and 75th Street along Holmes Boulevard. Call JD, 941-920-3840.
FOUND: BIBLE ON Cortez Bridge. Call 941-782-8338 and identify.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411.
WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs are looking for great new homes or fosters. Larger dogs. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.
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: 20-foot, 50-hp Johnson outboard, hardtop cover, recent new deck, carpet, upholstery. $3,000. 941-778-4793.
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water!
2001 25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
ISLAND COMPANY: ANSWER phones, good with computers and office tasks, 15-25 hours per week to start. Work from sland. Email resume only: annamariaisland@hotmail.com.
LIMOUSINE DRIVER: BRADENTON area. Contract position. Call for details. 941-870-7010.
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.
RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-5051.
BABIES, PETS AND plants: Responsible, trustworthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student. Own transportation. 941-447-9658.
NICOLE AND HALLIE’S babysitting, pet sitting and pet walking. Red Cross certified, good with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981.
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.
PERSONAL CARE-IN home assistance needed for elderly couple in Holmes Beach, part-time. Medical background either nursing assistant or nursing required. Please call 916-813-7824 or email your contact information with summary of background to: reid3444@sbcglobal.net.
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON’T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-4152.
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
AFFORDABLE HURRICANE PROTECTION: Doors and windows, impact rated screen installs easily on inside, see-through, leave-up. Free estimate. Registered and insured. Island discount. TDWSINC@msn.com. 941-730-1399.
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-6688.
PERSONAL TRAINER AND health coach available to help you set and achieve your health and fitness goals in the comfort of your own home. Call Caitlynn at 941-567-9026.
ISLAND LIVING CATERING/personal chef for your wedding, home and special events. 941-345-4727.
KEY CLEANERS & LINEN has expanded our services. We now offer residential cleaning. Family owned for 24 years on Longboat Key. Quality and service, now in your home. 941-383-1222.
I CAN FIX IT. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. 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.: 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry, ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550.
CONNIE’S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
JR’S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, “shell phone” 941-720-0770.
NATURE’S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077.
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479.
GRIFFIN’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY’S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it’s broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I’ll fix it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for office/commercial spaces from 750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.
VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes, and condo, 1BR/1BA overlooking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com.
ANNA MARIA RENTAL: 2BR/1BA, washer and dryer, close to beach and fishing pier. Call 941-720-2418.
3BR/2BA FURNISHED ON canal. Holmes Beach. $700/week, $2,500/month. Sleeps eight, available September through June. Contact Dave, 407-927-1304. dvanworm@earthlink.net.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA cottage. Gulffront location. $1,500/month plus utilities. Call for details. Anna Maria Realty Inc. 941-778-2259. amrealty@verizon.net.
3BR/2BA CONDO: 1,213 sf near Manatee Avenue and 59th Street, Bradenton. Ten minutes to beaches. Ground floor, pool, tennis, near IMG. Totally remodeled! Washer and dryer, unfurnished, annual, small pet OK, $1,100/month. Brokers protected. 941-302-8254.
NEWLY REMODELED 2BR/1BA: 200 feet to the beach, Anna Maria. Available November and December. $1,800/month. 941-778-7933.
WOULD LIKE TO rent a room. Christian retired woman looking for a room to rent for February and March 2013 on or near Anna Maria Island. Call Sally at 810-689-3221.
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Available December-February, 2013. Call 818-620-3543.
LOOKING FOR ANNUAL on Anna Maria Island: $800/month range. Cottage, efficiency, duplex, mother-in-law. I am a single, professional, female. Responsible and neat. Need to get back to the beach. 941-879-2970.
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.
VACATION RENTALS: PERICO Bay Club. 2BR/2BA, garage, kayak-friendly, $1,800-$2,800/month. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more information.
CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate. Need listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call 941-592-8373, email: gregburkesr@hotmail.com.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach. Excellent investment income. $259,000. By owner, 941-962-8220. www.flipkey.com/124227.
FOR SALE BY owner: Corner lot on canal. 644 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7445.
INTERESTED IN PURCHASING duplex home on Anna Maria Island. A fixer-upper would be ideal. Cash, down payment available, qualified buyer. 574-309-3911.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND canal home for sale by owner. 1,818 sf, 3BR/2BA home with garage, terrazzo floors, enclosed porch, well on property. Very large lot (10,000-plus sf). New sea wall and cap. 519 72nd St., Holmes Beach. $525,000. 863-660-8366.