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Sports – 11-27-2013

Center champions crowned in adult basketball, soccer

 

Champions were crowned in the adult basketball and soccer leagues at the Anna Maria Island Community Center last week. The adult championship games culminated a long season of exciting roundball and fütball, while also giving a boost to the economy with increased sales of Advil, Icey Hot and Ace bandages.

Beach to Bay Construction justified its No. 1 seeding with a close, 70-66 score in the title game Nov. 19 over second-seed Bowes Imaging Center.

Jordan Demers had a huge game for Beach to Bay, scoring 25 points and grabbing 11 rebounds to lead the champs. Robert Serrano chipped in with 20 points, while Sean Hubbard finished with14 points, six rebounds and five assists. Jon Moss rounded out the Beach to Bay scoring with 10 points in the victory.

Antwaun Jackson led all players with 32 points and 15 rebounds, while Matt Ray added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Bowes Imaging Center, which also received 7 points from Jason Mickan and 6 points from Teegan Purtil in the loss.

 

Upsets rule soccer playoffs

The seedings proved true in the first round of playoff action to decide the champion of the center’s adult soccer league, but that went out the window in the semifinals. No. 4 seed Agnelli Pool & Spa upset top-seed Sato Real Estate 3-1, while No. 3 Slim’s Place upended second-seed Island Gourmet 5-4 in semifinal action on Nov. 20.

The upsets continued when Agnelli Pool & Spa defeated Slim’s Place by a 3-1 score in the Nov. 21 championship game. Matt Kretzman had a goal and an assist to lead Agnelli, which also received goals from Sean Sanders and Tyler Krauss. Goalie Frank Agnelli made seven saves. However, the sentimental leader on the Agnelli team has to be 70-year-old Lyn Clarke.

Other members of the championship team are Meredith Argeros, Joey Ciasullo, Damir Glavan and Omar Polar.

PJ Smargisso scored the lone goal for Slim’s Place, which also received seven saves from Richard Fosmore in the loss. Other members of Slim’s Place are Kelsea Bachman, Scott Eason, Robbie McLaughlin, Josh Petit, Eric Pullen, Nate Coleman and Richie Subbiondo.

Agnelli Pool & Spa advanced to the finals by defeating Sato Real Estate 3-1 in the semifinals. Omar Polar scored two goals and Matt Kretzman had a goal and an assist to lead Agnelli to victory. Stephen Perry notched the lone goal for Sato Real Estate, which also received 11 saves from goalie Josh Sato in the loss.

Slim’s Place edged Island Gourmet 5-4 in the other semifinal match. Eric Pullen and PJ Smargisso scored two goals each and Nate Coleman scored to lead Slim’s Place. Adam Bujarski scored three goals to lead Island Gourmet, which also received a goal from Tim Tedesco in the loss.

 

Winter sports call for registration

The center is accepting registration for its winter lineup of adult sports, including flag football, volleyball and, for the first time ever, tennis.

There are mandatory tryouts for volleyball and flag football to ensure league parity. Volleyball tryouts will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and teams will be chosen on the field. Matches will be played Tuesday evenings and the cost is $75 for members and $110 for non-members.

Flag football tryouts are at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and teams will be assigned that evening. Games will be played on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The cost to play is $75 for members and $110 non-members.

The cost for tennis is $50 for singles tennis and $85 for doubles. The games will be played starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.

Players who sign up for two sports get a $25 discount. The leagues will begin play after the holidays in January.

Registration is online at www.islandcommunitycenter.com.

For more information, contact athletic director Matt Ray at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email matty@myamicc.com

 

Key Royale golf news

The week that was for golf action at Key Royale Club started Nov. 18 with a morning, nine-hole individual-low-net match among the men. Joe Dickinson carded a 4-under-par 28 to take first place by one stroke over Andy Barber and Pieter Thomassen.

Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford match. Earl Ritchie and Tom Nelson tied for first for the best individual score, while the team of Quentin Talbert, Dennis Schavey, Gary Alvord and Nelson Eagle combined on a plus-4 to win the team compeition.

The Key Royale women played a nine-hole individual-low-net golf match in four flights Nov. 19.

Flight A saw Mary Lou Dreier, Sue Hookem and Sue Little tie for first place with matching 2-over-par 34s.

Kris Landkammer fired a 2-under-par 30 to take first place in Flight B. Joyce Brown was one shot back in second place, while Sue Wheeler’s 1-over-par 33 was good enough for third place.

Joyce Lathrop shot the low-net round of the day with a 6-under-par 26, which gave her first place in Flight C. Christina Mason took second with an even-par 32, while Rita Allen was one shot back in third place.

Joanna Ozdych’s 1-over-par 33 put her first place in Flight D. Penny Auch took second with a 35, while Sally Keyes took third with a 37.

The men played a nine-hole team scramble Nov. 21. The team of Dale Hudson, Jon Holcmob, Chuck Tencate and Barry Anderson combined on a four-under-par 28. The team of Bill Lowman, John Cassese, John Estok and Dieter Burckhardt finished alone in second at minus three.

The week’s action ended Nov. 22 with a coed, nine-hole, two-best-net-balls-of-foursome match. The team of Penny Auch, Maryanne Kaemmerlen and Bob Dickinson combined on an 11-under-par 53 to earn a one-shot victory over the team of Earl Huntzinger, Nell Bergstrom, Heather Balone and Luanne Collins.

 

Horseshoe news

The Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pit regulars heard the news Nov. 19 prior to play that long-time participant Ron Pepka had died the day before.

Pepka was a fixture at the pits, while also being active in ensuring the weekly Anna Maria horseshoe scores made it to The Islander.

After sentiments for Pepka, three teams advanced from pool play with 3-0 records. Karl Thomas and Dave Lansaw drew the bye and watched as Bruce Munro and Norm Good anhilated Gene Bobeldyk and Roy England 22-1 to advance to the finals. Munro and Good were too “good,” defeating Thomas and Lansaw 21-8 in the championship matchup.

Two teams emerged from pool play during Nov. 22 horseshoe action and were left to battle for the day’s bragging rights. Bruce Munro and Dave Lansaw defeated Bob Palmer and Karl Thomas 23-12 in the title game.

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.

Obituaries – 11-27-2013

Carol J. Conboy

Carol J. Conboy, 79, of Bradenton, died Nov. 18. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Bradenton in 1970 from Floral Parks, N.Y.

Mrs. Conboy was a member of Ss Peter & Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, Bradneont, and was a retired school board employee and homemaker. She had a great sense of humor and was a loving wife and mother and friend to all.

A memorial service was held Nov. 23 at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd St.W., Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to Providence Community School, 5512 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34207. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mrs. Conboy is survived by sons Tony III and Chris and wife Melissa of Bradenton; daughter, Kellie and husband Chris Galati of Holmes Beach; brother Hugh Bartlett of Land O’ Lakes and Ron Bartlett of Bradenton; sisters Marilyn Provenzano of Bradenton and Judy Stroehlein of Downsville, N.Y.; grandchildren Christopher Galati, Anna Maria Galati, Chloe Conboy, Christopher Conboy and Collin Conboy.

 

Janette Helen Fleischman

Janette Helen Fleischman, 92, a longtime resident of Sun City Center and formerly of Anna Maria, died Nov. 16. She was born in Mayo, Fla.

She attended Florida Southern College and then spent two years modeling in New York City. She was a straight-forward person with a special fondness for orchids and cats. She also was a skilled golfer, winning multiple championships in Sun City Center and Bradenton.

While living on the north end of Anna Maria Island, she was an avid sports fisher, sharing many years of happiness with husband “Salty” Sol Fleischman, who was well known for his televised fishing reports.

No service was held. Memorial donations may be made to C.A.R.E. Animal Shelter in Ruskin.

Mrs. Fleischman is survived by her sons, Don Corwin Jr., Marty and wife Susan and Sol Jr. and wife Sandra; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; cousins Willard Elsberry and Barbara Church; and special friend Georgia Mace.

 

 

Marilda D. Morgan

Marilda D. Morgan, 92, of Bradenton, died Nov. 20. She was born in Pittsfield, Mass. She moved in 1973 to Bradenton from Portland, Maine.

Mrs. Morgan was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and the Key Royale Club.

There will be no local service. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mrs. Morgan is survived by son Domenico and wife Jennifer Cecere of Anna Maria; daughter Cheryl Ann and husband George Rogers of Chickamauga, Ga.; brother Edmund Fulker of Fort Myers; sisters Cora Monterosso of Fort Myers and Lillian St. John of California; and nine grandchildren.

 

 

Ronald F. Pepka

Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Ronald F. Pepka, 79, of Bradenton, died Nov. 19. He was born Nov. 2, 1934. He formerly resided in Anna Maria.

Mr. Pepka graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1954 and attended William and Mary College. He was a proud 25-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a jet pilot and a research and development procurement officer, traveling worldwide.

In retirement he relished in winning at horseshoes and was an usher at his church.

A memorial Service was held at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation Nov. 26. Memorial donations may be made to the church, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, or to Tidewell Hospice, 5957 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL.

Mr. Pepka is survived by wife Jacqueline (Danzer); son Ronald G. and wife Catherine; grandchildren Ben and Hannah Sharp; sister Barbara; and brother Paul of Massachusetts.

Fishing – 11-27-2013

Good weather means good fishing — most of the time

 

Mild temperatures for November are a welcome sight for Anna Maria anglers. Calm seas and sunny days are keeping the bite consistent throughout the grass flats and at nearshore structures in our surrounding waters. Water temps have dropped slightly, but are hovering around 70-75 degrees, depending on where you are. These temps are ideal for most of the species we target.

As water temps drop, snook are heading toward warmer water in shallow rivers and creeks, but also canals and basins. On their way, they’re fattening up for winter and at times are striking at most anything that crosses their path. Live shiners are a surefire way to get these migrating fish to take a hook. For artificials, soft plastics combined with a jighead or topwater bait are producing.

Redfish are still schooling, also thanks to the mild water temps, and shallow flats adjacent to mangrove shorelines are a good place to start your hunt. Higher tides seem to be producing a bite. Again, live shiners are a great offering, although, when reds are tough to catch, you can always try fresh-cut chunks of mullet or ladyfish. Sometimes chunks work better — so try all the options.

On nearshore structure, Spanish mackerel are still fairly abundant. Use a frozen chum bag to attract these ravenous little fish to the boat and then pitch out a live shiner. When you have these fish around, be prepared to also throw out a chunk bait on the chance a random blacktip will turn up in the slick.

Finally, beach fishing is proving prosperous. Look for diving birds to find the bait schools. Once you’ve done that, you should find the bite. Spanish mackerel, as well as jack crevalle and ladyfish are foraging on their way south. Take advantage of the bite with white buck tails or silver spoons.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish mackerel is still the mainstay at the pier, although on recent days the bite is sporadic at best. Pier fishers using spoons and jigs are hooking up their share of macks, along with jacks, ladyfish and skipjacks.

Night fishers at the pier are being rewarded with keeper-size spotted seatrout. These fish gather in a couple of specific areas of the pier, so move around until you locate them. Once you do, try free-lining a freshly dipped ballyhoo through the lighted areas and see what happens.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is finding a decent snook bite in the backcountry of southern Tampa Bay. Upper-slot fish are being caught as well as plenty of fish in the 20- to 26-inch range. Live shiners free-lined behind the boat are the ticket to catching these fish.

Redfish are still in abundance according to Gross. Again, live shiners are producing a bite. He’s locating reds by following schools of mullet across shallow flats. Average size of the reds is 15-20 inches, although fish exceeding 30 inches are mixed in for those fishers with a little bit of luck.

Finally, anchoring over deep grass flats with scattered potholes is resulting in spotted seatrout. Again, Gross is baiting live shiners. He suggests either free-lining the shiners or using a popping cork to cause a small disturbance on the surface.

You too can find the potholes by first touring the flats at low tide.

Capt. Warren Girle is working nearshore structure with good results, and mangrove snapper are providing rod-bending action for his clients. Limit numbers in the cooler are ranging 15-21 inches. While targeting snapper, Girle is reeling up gag and red grouper, as well as the occasional cobia — the most recent measured 38 inches to the fork. Finally, when the snapper bite is really good, goliath grouper are attracted by the commotion. Goliaths up to 180 pounds are being reeled up and released.

Inshore, Girle is finding schooling reds along mangrove shorelines and shallow flats. Live shiners and even cut bait, such as pinfish and mullet, are attracting a bite. Mixed in with the redfish are the occasional snook, although keeper-sizes are a bit of a challenge.

Finally, deeper flats are producing spotted seatrout in the 15- to 18-inch range. Free-lined shiners or soft plastics on a jighead are the bait of choice.

Aaron Lowman at Island Discount Tackle says redfish schools can be found if you know what to look for. Lowman is fishing shallow grass flats during high tides to get a bite. Also, he suggests looking for mullet to aid in finding the reds. Typically, large schools of mullet sweeping over shallow grass flats will spook small crabs and shrimp out of their hiding places, which in turn attracts reds in search of an easy meal. For bait, Lowman likes to use live shiners, although, he says cut bait will work, too. Artificials such as gold spoons and soft plastics are a good bet.

Spotted seatrout are next on the menu. Flats fishers drifting over deep grass flats with soft plastics combined with a jighead are catching decent numbers of these yellow-mouthed fish. Evidently there are numerous catches 12-15 inches. Slot fish are a little harder to come by, although limits are attainable.

Gag grouper action in Tampa Bay is in its early stage, and anglers trolling big-lipped plugs or jigs behind a planer are catching keeper-size fish over structure and hard bottom.

Lastly, beach fishers are enjoying action from Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle, ladyfish and the occasional pompano. Silver spoons, buck tail jigs or goofy jigs are producing a bite.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Calendar – 11-27-2013

Wednesday, Nov. 27

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.

Hanukkah begins at sundown.

 

Thursday, Nov. 28

Today is Thanksgiving.

 

Friday, Nov. 29

Today is Black Friday. Shop local, buy local.

5-8 p.m. — Pine Avenue Porch Party, 315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, featuring “Deadliest Catch” star and author Travis Lofland. Information: 941-941-778-5694.

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

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.

5-10 p.m. — Bridge Street Merchants Lighting of Bridge Street celebration, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, Dec. 1

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, Dec. 2

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 3

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

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.

8 p.m. — Island Players “Over the River and through the Woods,” benefit for AMICCO, 10009, Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-2370.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 4

1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meeting author Judy Allen Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Saturday, Nov. 30

1 p.m. — Asolo Repertory Theater “Show Boat” Family Day, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-351-8000.

 

Coming up

• Dec. 5, Island Players opening night for “Over the River and through the Woods,” Anna Maria.

• 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. 7, Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade.

• 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. 14, Christmas on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

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

• Dec. 25 is Christmas Day.

 

Save the date

• Jan. 1 is New Year’s Day.

• Jan. 11, Anna Maria Island Community Center Cornhole Tournament, Anna Maria.

• Jan. 11,         Florida Maritime Museum Porch Party, Cortez.

• Jan. 17, Florida Arbor Day, events communitywide.

• Jan. 18-19, Anna Maria Chalk Festival, Anna Maria.

• Jan. 26, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra Bach and Vivaldi concert, Holmes Beach.

• Feb. 1, Friends of the Island Library Book Sale, Holmes Beach.

• Feb. 15-16, 32nd annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, Cortez.

 

Anna Maria City

• Dec. 3, 6 p.m., planning and zoning.

• Dec. 5, 6 p.m., city commission.

• Dec. 11, 6 p.m., EEEC.

• Dec. 12, 6 p.m., special meeting.

Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

 

Bradenton Beach

• Dec. 2, 3 p.m., Scenic Waves.

• Dec. 5, 1 p.m., pier team.

• Dec. 5, 1:30 p.m., CRA/CIP.

• Dec. 5, 7 p.m., city commission.

• Dec. 11, 3 p.m., planning and zoning.

• Dec. 19, 1 p.m., city commission. CANCELED

Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

 

Holmes Beach

• Dec. 4, 5 p.m., parks and beautification.

• Dec. 10, 7 p.m., city commission.

• Dec. 12, 7 p.m., city commission.

• Dec. 17, 11 a.m., city center. CANCELED

Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

 

Manatee County

• Dec. 3, 9 a.m., county commission.

• Dec. 10, 9 a.m., commission work session, “How Will We Grow” implementation.

• Dec. 17, 9 a.m., county commission.

Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.

 

West Manatee Fire Rescue

• No meetings scheduled.

Administrative office, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.

 

Of Interest

• Nov. 28, Thanksgiving. Government offices generally will be closed Nov. 28-29.

• Dec. 4, 9 a.m., Manatee County Delegation Legislation hearing, University South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

• Dec. 9, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Development Council, Holmes Beach City Hall.

• Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization, Holiday Inn, 8009 15th St. E., Sarasota.

• Dec. 18, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials, TBD.

• Dec. 25, Christmas. Most government offices will be closed Dec. 24-25.

        Send notices to calendar@islander.org and news@islander.org.

 

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.

Island police blotter – 11-27-2013

Anna Maria

        • Nov. 19, 216 Pine Ave., Pink and Navy Boutique, petit theft. A 63-year-old Holmes Beach woman was arrested at her residence after allegedly shoplifting in the store. According to the report, the suspect entered the business and began to look around. The store manager noticed the dresses the woman was looking at were no longer hanging in that location. The manager followed the woman out of the store and asked for the dresses back. The suspect allegedly threw the dresses at the manager and left. The manager wrote down the suspect’s auto tag number and reported the incident to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responded to the woman’s residence, where she allegedly admitted to the theft.

• Nov. 18, 501 Pine Ave., Relish Cafe, trespass warning. A sheriff’s deputy made contact with a man playing guitar and asking patrons for money outside the business. The manager asked the man to stop bothering customers, but he continued to play. He was issued a trespass warning and advised not to return.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • Nov. 17, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Tortuga Inn Resort, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported that an unknown person gained entry into his vehicle by breaking the rear window. Items valued at $110 were stolen and the damage was estimated at $200.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

• Nov. 15, 12316 Cortez Road W., Buttonwood RV Resort, found property. An MCSO deputy responded to a call from an employee, who had found a container of what appeared to be marijuana at the pool. The deputy confirmed the substance, and the weight of 2.8 grams.

• Nov. 17, 12500 block of Cortez Road West, burglary. An unknown suspect gained entry to a storage shed and stole a pressure washer.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Nov. 9, 100 47th Ave., beach access, theft. Police made contact with a man, who appeared to be intoxicated and claiming his bicycle was stolen. The man said his bicycle was valued at $1,100, however, the officer determined similar models online are valued at about $270.

• Nov. 11, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, warrant. While conducting a routine license plate check on traffic patrol, an officer discovered the driver of the vehicle was wanted on a Manatee County warrant. The officer initiated a traffic stop and took the man into custody.

• Nov. 12, 3600 block of East Bay Drive, criminal mischief. Two men were arguing and one of them began breaking things that belonged to the other. The complainant ran to a neighbor’s house and called police. Damages were estimated at $300.

• Nov. 12, 700 Manatee Ave., obstruction and reckless driving. Two separate police officers on patrol observed a woman driving her vehicle erratically and she allegedly almost hit a patrol car. They initiated a traffic stop and the woman presented an international driver’s license, but she could not produce insurance or registration information for the vehicle that had a Mexico tag. The woman made several attempts to exit her vehicle and officers had to instruct her several times to remain in her car for safety reasons. She was warned one final time to enter her vehicle, but she refused. As officers began to place her under arrest, she attempted to pull away. The suspect was arrested for obstruction without violence, reckless driving and for not having a valid driver’s license.

        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.

Real Estate – 11-27-2013

5311 Sunrise Lane, Unit B, Sunrise Lane, Holmes Beach, a 3,282 sfla / 5,337 sfur 4bed/4½bath/4car land condo built in 2010 was sold 11/01/13, AMI Beach Inn LLC to Greene for $1,400,000; list $1,400,000.

631 Foxworth Ln., Holmes Beach, a 3,370 sfla 3bed/3½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1985 on a 155×110 lot was sold 11/04/13, Foxworth LLC to Schimkaitias for $1,270,000; list $1,345,000.

520 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 3,232 sfla / 4,285 sfur 3bed/3½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1967 on a 100×121 lot was sold 11/01/13, MEK Properties LLC to Marino for $754,000; list $789,000.

501 58th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,742 sfla / 2,918 sfur 3bed/2bath canalfront home built in 1999 on a 85×90 lot was sold 11/05/13, Wimpy to Bowers for $685,000.

206 81st St., Unit A, Gulf Paradise, Holmes Beach, a 1,200 sfla 4bed/2bath land condo with pool built in 2013 was sold 11/01/13, 206 81st St., LLC to SVC Rentals LLC for $600,000.

206 81st St., Unit B, Gulf Paradise, Holmes Beach, a 1,150 sfla 3bed/2bath land condo with pool built in 2013 was sold 11/01/13, 206 81st St., LLC to SVC Rentals LLC for $600,000.

2509 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 3,120 sfla / 4,437 sfur 6bed/4bath duplex built in 2009 on a 50×100 lot was sold 11/04/13, Bakhtiarynia to Reuss for $545,000.

523 Kumquat Dr., Anna Maria, a vacant 75×118 canalfront lot was sold 11/04/13, Eagle Ridge Inc to Dryburgh for $400,000.

1801 Gulf Dr. N., Unit 246, Runaway Bay, Bradenton Beach, a 1,080 sfla / 1,140 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1978 was sold 11/04/13, Henry to Dickey for $330,000.

440 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a 756 sfla / 1,358 sfur 1bed/1bath half duplex built in 1962 on a 17×98 lot was sold 11/05/13, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Flickinger for $179,000.

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

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE
KEURIG B130 SILVER coffeemaker brewing system with Solofil cup filter, $75. Contact: sfi34217@yahoo.com.BEADED HOLIDAY RED placemats, coasters and napkin rings, $10. 941-761-1415.
SEVEN 65-WATT indoor track bulbs, $20, adjustable floor canister light, $5, black lace tunic, $20. 941-896-7902.
COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100, 1-year old above-ground pool, accessories, 15-18 foot, $100. 941-778-3920.
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.
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.
GARAGE SALES
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.
CLEARANCE SALE: 9 a.m.-? Saturday, Nov. 30. Table linens, pillows, jewelry. Dealers welcome.16 Seaside Court, Holmes Beach.
LOST & FOUND
FOUND: BLACK WALLET belonging to Eric Hamilton Hicks, please call Bruce to identify. 630-278-9492.
FOUND: SILHOUETTE EYEGLASS. Found at 72nd Street and Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Call 810-875-4459.
LOST: LADY’S PRESCRIPTION Silhouette eyeglasses. Call 941-778-2497.
MISSING: GRETA-THE-CAT. White, calico spots, dark ears, tail. Call Kate, 941-567-6577 or Sharon, 941-778-9432. Reward.
PETS
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.
TRANSPORTATION
HANDICAP RAMP VAN: 1999 Dodge Caravan, great condition, 10-inch lowered floor, possible financing. 941-779-2131.
FOR SALE: 2013 Gem Car e4. Loaded, garage-kept on Anna Maria Island. Call/text, 404-668-9397.
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.
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.
HELP WANTED
LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts, 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-685-5213.
KIDS FOR HIRE
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.
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.
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.
JOHN “THE FIREMAN” Island Cycle & Scooter Repair. 25 years experience. Affordable prices. 918-639-5002 or 941-276-1414.
TINA MICCIO, LICENSED Massage Therapist. Christ Centered Wellness Center. Come to the well. 1820 59th St. W., Bradenton. Call today for appointment, 941-266-6906. MA49526 MM20745.
COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550.
LAWN & GARDEN
CONNIE’S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581.
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. 941-722-8792.
JERRY’S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
HANDYMAN SERVICE: 25-year Island resident. We do all repair, interior and exterior, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it’s broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I’ll fix it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.
PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, roofs, driveways, house, lanai, pool area. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.
PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-756-4570.
PROFESSIONAL TILE ROOF restoration. Call Peter for free estimate, references, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.
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 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.
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.
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED: Jan 1, 2014. Seeks single-family home or duplex in Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. No pets, no smoking, minimum 2BR/1BA. Milan, 214-477-6554.
SEASONAL APARTMENTS AVAILABLE: 1 and 2BR at Westbay Cove condo. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants, on free trolley line. Tennis, two heated pools. Old Florida Realty Co., 941-713-9096.
FOR RENT: YEARLY 3BR/3BA and loft, Anna Maria City. Dock and lift, $2,000/month. 813-629-1867.
SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE January through April. Second floor 2BR/2BA newly remodeled unit with screened lanai and pool. One block from public beach and town. Email ssmithyoga@gmail.com for serious inquiries.
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.
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.
VACATION RENTAL: STEPS to beach, spacious 3BR/3BA private, heated pool. Available now, for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year. Flexible. $2,000/weekly/ Realtor, Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.
3BR/1.5BA with screen porch, garage. Washer, dryer and big back yard. $2,000 month. Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696.
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.
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.
2BR/2BA 2003 CONDO in the gated main street at Bradenton complex on the Manatee River. Pool, fitness center, deeded covered parking, pets OK. $128,500. Call Linda at Keller Williams Realty, 813-334-7628.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND beach retreat: 1.5 blocks to beach, 3BR/3BA duplex. 75×100-foot corner lot. For sale by owner. Leave message, 941-345-3716.
VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: 2BR/2BA two-car garage. “D” model, lake view, partly furnished, $162,000. Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, 941-725-4425.
GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, great big view: Open water view of AMI Bridge, 1950s cottage, block construction, pine accents. New appliances, etc. An island treasure. $849,500. FSBO. 941-730-2606 (leave message).
WATERS EDGE: 2BR/2BA, SECOND floor, secluded corner condominium at Runaway bay, Anna Maria Island. Rented until May. $325,000. 941-778-4159.
SANDPIPER RESORT CO-OP: Lowest price on Anna Maria Island, $49,900. Realtor, Real Estate Mart, 941-713-9835.
FOR SALE BY owner: Open house 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. Palm Court off of El Conquitador Parkway. 4816 61st. Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Move-in ready, $317,500. 941-524-6974.