Tag Archives: 11-28-2012

Island police blotter – 11-28-2012

Anna Maria

        • Nov. 16, 700 block of North Bay Boulevard, fraud. A complainant came to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Anna Maria substation to report that someone had used his financial information.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • No new reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• Sept. 8, 12700 Cortez Road W., theft of copper. Unknown persons stole copper wire off the Cortez Bridge.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        Nov. 16, 100 block of 30th Street, information. A complainant reported an opossum in her yard “that was refusing to leave after being physically encouraged to do so,” according to the incident report. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer responded and was able to snare the animal, which was released off Anna Maria Island.

• Nov. 17, 300 block of Clark Drive, battery. A man came to the door of a downstairs residence to demand the location of his son. Two men told him they were on vacation and did not know his son. According to the report, the discussion “got out of hand” and the suspect pushed one of the two men, who swung at the suspect but missed and was then punched in the face by the suspect. A man living upstairs arrived and said his son was friends with the suspect’s son, but that no other children were at his home. The suspect said another one of his friend’s son said he was there, but did not realize that the house had two separate living units when he knocked on the downstairs door. Police arrived and all parties agreed it was a “big misunderstanding.” Police helped the man search for his son at a nearby beach access, at which time the man’s girlfriend called to say his son was at home, sleeping in his bed. No charges were filed in the incident.

• Nov. 17, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, criminal traffic. An HBPD officer observed what appeared to be a suspicious tag. The officer initiated a traffic stop and learned the license plate was not registered to the vehicle. The woman allegedly admitted she was borrowing the car and had put an old license plate on the vehicle. The officer asked about the tag, which appeared to have been tampered with. The woman initially denied tampering with the tag but later admitted that she had used a Sharpie to make the 2006 tag appear to look like a 2013 tag. The vehicle was towed and the woman was issued three criminal traffic citations.

• Nov. 17, 600 block of Dundee, burglary. A man arrived home after being away for a month. He went to his freezer to remove some fish and discovered the fish was gone. Upon looking around his home, he discovered nine fishing reels, valued at $2,200, were missing. The complainant also reported a change bucket containing about $40 was missing. Police observed the side of the garage door had been pried open.

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.

Obituaries – 11-28-2012

Laura Ann Menzie

Laura Ann Menzie, 76, of Bradenton Beach and formerly of Lake Orion, Mich., died Nov. 19.

A celebration of her life was held Nov. 23 in Bradenton Beach. A memorial service will take place at a later date in Michigan. Covell Funeral Home of Bradenton is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Menzie is survived by her children, Chari and husband David Garet, Lori and husband John Marentic and James and wife Kim; grandchildren Stephanie, Jackie, Morgan, Tom, Kara and Kelly; sisters Nancy, Ellen and Sharon “Cookie.”


Edward Henry Mullaney

Edward Henry Mullaney, 70 of Holmes Beach and formerly of Cherry Hill, N.J., died Oct. 16.

Mr. Mullaney was an accomplished salesman and owned his own business for 30 years. He had a private pilot license, was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Navy League and Moose Lodge No. 2188. He loved boating, flying, snowmobiling and, most recently, RVing.

Visitation and a gathering of relatives and friends was held at the Creran Funeral Home in Oaklyn, N.J., and at the Church of St. Isaac Jogues, 3 Lord Place, Marlton, N.J. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at the church. Entombment was at New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr, N.J. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice online at www.creranfh.com.

Mr. Mullaney is survived by wife Merilyn J. (nee Angermann); daughters Meri Sue and husband John Cackowski, Christine, Kimberly and husband Tony Canduci; son Douglas Mullaney; grandchildren Steven, Lauren, Brian, Samantha, Michael, Christopher, Nicholas, Tommy and Brittany; and brother Jerry and wife Joan.


James A. Ross

James A. Ross, 72, of Bradenton and a long-time resident of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 21.

After graduating college with his degree in engineering, he served in the U.S. Army Rangers stationed from 1963 to 1969 in Fort Benning, Ga.. Along with his father Anthony, they held several patents, the most prominent being the Ross Temp Automatic Flaked Ice Machine, which can still be seen in hotels today.

He later ran the Jungle Queen charter boat out of Cortez for several years.

A private memorial service was planned.

Mr. Ross is survived by wife Cindy; son Gregory and wife Lee and two grandsons of Holmes Beach; sister Judi Williams of Wheaton, Ill.; stepdaughter Melissa; and grandson James Wardell of Bradenton.


Walter Thomas Bell

Walter Thomas Bell, 89, was born Aug. 25, 1923, in Cortez Village to Aaron Parx Bell and Jessie Blanche Fulford Bell. He died Nov. 20.

Mr. Bell served in the Merchant Marines in World War II. He often said that he saw enough of the world during those years to know that he was happy to be back in Cortez.

He was part owner and manager of A.P. Bell Fish Company and a proud supporter of Florida’s seafood industry. In his younger years, he loved to run a gill net for mullet, pompano and mackerel. Had he ever retired, he wanted to return to the water to catch pompano.

Even though he would probably have preferred to fish, in the early 1960s he began working at the fish house. He adapted well to buying and selling local catches from commercial fishers. He had a laid back personality that earned him the respect of fishers and customers alike.

Some of his business “rules” were to pay fair prices; pay on correct weights; always pay the fishermen promptly, saying often, “If you’re in the fish business and you can’t pay for the fish, you shouldn’t be in the fish business;” and spend money locally whenever possible.

He always had a smile, listened more than he spoke and was generous even when he knew better. All of these qualities and beliefs were important to Walter and contributed to his success in business and happiness in life.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Palma Sola Community Church, 8604 Ninth Ave. NW, Bradenton. Friends are invited to gather at A.P. Bell Fish Company in Cortez to share memories and fishing stories following the service.

Mr. Bell is survived by brothers Chester and Doug and daughters Karen and Lisa.

Island real estate transactions – 11-28-2012

        511 Loquat Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,752 sfla / 3,412 sfur 3bed/4bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1985 on a 85×117 lot was sold 11/05/12, Brown to Duncan for $1,000,000; list $1,089,000.

539 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,828 sfla / 3,026 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1971 on a 110×140 lot was sold 10/30/12, Frenzel to Jenkins for $915,000; list $999,900.

641 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a  2,024 sfla / 2,625 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car bayfront pool home built in 1969 on a 95×152 lot was sold 10/25/12, Covell to Pierce for $890,000; list $949,000.

6201 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 1,822 sfla 5bed/3bath pool home built in 1968 on a 78×101 lot was sold 10/25/12, Stringer to Bell for $600,000; list $619,000.

503 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 2,016 sfla / 3,394 sfur 4bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1960 on a 93×123 lot was sold 10/24/12, Lindahl to Keefer for $562,500; list $575,000.

629 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,914 sfla / 2,628 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1968 on a 95×115 lot was sold 10/25/12, Black to Stewart for $527,500; list $549,000.

521 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,625 sfla / 2,355 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront pool home built in 1960 on a 100×110 lot was sold 11/07/12, Holmes Sweet Holmes LLC to Over the Threshold LLC for $520,000; list $599,000.

1704 Gulf Drive N., Unit B, Bradenton Beach Club, Bradenton Beach, a 942 sfla / 1,062 sfur 3bed/2bath condo with shared pools built in 2003 was sold 11/01/12, Rogers to Duvernay Investments LLC for $525,000.

511 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,320 sfla / 4,360 sfur 4bed/2bath canalfront pool home built in 1982 on a 100×106 lot was sold 10/26/12, Huss to Boring for $426,000; list $449,000.

305 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,080 sfla / 1,633 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car home built in 1960 on a 82×101 lot was sold 11/07/12, Renzelmann to Martinez for $390,000.

322 64th St., Unit B, Plum Tree Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 1,118 sfla 2bed/2bath condo with pool built in 1969 was sold 10/29/12, Adsit to Detling for $378,500; list $399,000.

3007 Avenue E, Unit #2, Sunset Villas, Holmes Beach, a 700 sfla 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1970 was sold 11/08/12, Toehold Capital LLC to Mullins for $369,000; list $389,000.

6200 Flotilla Drive, Unit 242, Westbay Point & Moorings, a 1,066 sfla / 1,458 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1979 was sold 11/05/12, Weber to Giudice for $325,000; list $325,000.

2703 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,100 sfla / 1,344 sfur 2bed/1½bath home built in 1920 on a 50×100 lot was sold 10/31/12, Peelen to Casey for $320,000; list $329,900.

306 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant 52×145 lot was sold 10/29/12, Carlson to Posidon Adventures on Spring Avenue LLC for $275,000.

6400 Flotilla Drive, Unit 16, Westbay Point & Moorings, a 985 sfla / 1,377 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1978 was sold 10/31/12, Rice to Peelen for $265,000; list $275,000.

301 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach, a 1,344 sfla / 2,168 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1950 on a 102×100 was sold 11/05/12, Nash to Fournier for $230,000; list $325,000.

207 69th St., Unit A, Sunny Skies, Holmes Beach, a 975 sfla 2bed/2bath condo was sold 10/30/12, Sunny Skies AMI Cottages LLC to Kaleta for $207,100.

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

Islander Calendar – 11-28-2012

Islander calendar


Wednesday, Nov. 28

        5 p.m. — Nocturnal Neighbors environmental education program, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341


Thursday, Nov. 29

8 p.m. — The Island Players’ opening of “The Dixie Swim Club,” which continues through Dec. 9, Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755.


Friday, Nov. 30

5-10 p.m. — Concert in the Park, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-2163.

5:30 p.m. — The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunset Christmas tree lighting, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.


Saturday, Dec. 1

9 a.m.-1 p.m. — Holly Berry Bazaar, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Lester Family Fun Day, an old-fashioned holiday party, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.


Sunday, Dec. 2

7:30 p.m. — Island Players audition for “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody,” Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.


Monday, Dec. 3,

6 p.m. — Christmas dinner meeting, Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-2039.


Wednesday, Dec. 5

11:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon, Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meets, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.




Friday, Nov. 30

7 p.m. — Sea Lion Soiree benefit, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 509.


Saturday, Dec. 1

10 a.m.-8 p.m. — Bradenton Blues Festival, featuring food, art and music, the Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-681-0708.

7 p.m. — The Magic of Manatee Chorus “Christmas Extravaganza,” Bradenton Christian High School auditorium, 3304 43rd St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-9665.

        7 p.m. — American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 Country to Pop tribute to Patsy Cline, Post 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-209-2212.


Monday, Dec. 3,

6 p.m. — FISH annual Christmas Party, Fisherman’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.


Tuesday, Dec. 4

        8 p.m. — State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota holiday concert, Neel Performing Arts Center, SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-752-525.



• Dec. 1 through April 28, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, hosts Sea Lions: On the Water’s Edge. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441.

• Through 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 pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• First Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

• Second Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

• Fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

        • 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 presented by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Bring food donations for Roser Food Pantry. 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.

• Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Bridge Street Market, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. The first Sundays include a food challenge.

• Mondays, 1 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

• First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board meets, Fishermen’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.

• 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, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.

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


Coming up

• Dec. 7, Holmes Beach Merchants’ Holiday Open House, Marina and Gulf drives, Holmes Beach. Features visits with Santa at The Islander. Information: 941-778-1541.

• Dec. 8, Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade, from Bayfront Park in Anna Maria to Coquina Gulfside Park/Beach, Bradenton Beach, mostly along Gulf Drive. Information: 941-752-5973.

• Dec. 9, Brawn on the Beach amateur strength competition and Hope Family Services benefit, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2222.


Save the date

• Dec. 15, The Women of the Moose No. 1601’s annual Children’s Christmas Party.

• Dec. 16, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra concert at CrossPointe Fellowship.


        Send calendar announcements to news@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 before publication.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012


BIKE: MEN’S BEACH cruiser brand, nice, simple. 941-518-6024.

COMPUTER: DELL, Dual 1.5 GHz processors, $75. 941-756-6728.

DIGITAL CAMERA: VIVITAR ViviCam 3765 3.0 mega pixels, accessories $20, rolling foldable tote, 16 external pockets, $10. 941- 761-1415.

COCKTAIL TABLE: 52×28-inch with three drawers, American Signature, beautiful, $100. 715-529-8965.

HELLY HANSEN ONE-piece foul weather suit, ladies, medium, $50, two chaise loungers, $30. Call 941-737-9173.

ZENITH ROOM AIR conditioner, 6,500 BTUs, remote, like new, $100, large black wire dog cage, $45. 941-447-7863.

COFFEE TABLE: WHITE, 36×36 inch, $40, stroller, $15, two medicine cabinets, 16×14-inch, $12 each, 941-778-1264.

TWO YELLOW HUMMER kid bikes, $60/each or two for $100. 941-778-7978.

MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.

ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood Top of Form

Bottom of Form

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.

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.

RSVP: THE RETIRED and Senior Volunteer Program is a looking for volunteers in Manatee County to share their talents in high impact programs that improve the quality of life for people in our community. RSVP is a federally funded program that recruits and matches volunteers 55 and over with specific needs in our community. If you are aged 55 or older with time to give, please reserve a spot at our next orientation luncheon held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 in Bradenton at 302 Manatee Ave. East, third floor, Enterprise Center, Bradenton. Contact, 941-556-3210 to reserve.

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.


ESTATE AND MOVING sale: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Outdoor, indoor nautical items, 20×60-foot fishing decor net, pictures of ships, sailboats, antique wood table and chairs, Florida sofa, chairs and end table, Kenmore washer and dryer, Aussie grill, lamps, more. 2515 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach.


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.

NEW LOCATION: STEFF’S Stuff Antiques has moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-1901.

GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Three-family sale, furniture, clothing, appliances. 1902, 1906 and 1905 67th St. W., Bradenton. Village Green.

HUGE! NEW THINGS daily. 9 a.m.-? Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2. 513 59th St. and 423 62nd St., Holmes Beach.


LOST: BOX OF very large canvas prints, corner of Marina Drive and Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Lost Monday morning, Nov. 19. Jay, 941-243-4303.

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.


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.

CORTEZ DIVING COMPANY: Underwater boat maintenance, power or sail. Barnacles removed, monthly contracts, local. 941-792-7595.

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.


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.


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.

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.

SEWING AND ALTERATIONS for clothing, bridal wear, home decor. Tuesdays at Timeless Treasures 401 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

WE HANG CHRISTMAS lights, up to three stories. 941-580-0754.

PAINTING BY JEFF: 25 years experience, local references. 941-565-5699.

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.

SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan builder, 30 years experience. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822.


WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.

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.

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.

PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA private pool, communal pool, gym and tennis. Available December and January. 941-795-3778. www.pericoholidayvilla.co.uk.

2BR/1BA: 210 Haverkos, Holmes Beach, $1,175/month includes utilities, 210 Haverkos, Holmes Beach, 1BR/1BA, $900/month includes utilities, 3BR/2BA 3227 First Ave., Bradenton single family home, $1,100/month. Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696 or 800-367-1617.

SEASONAL RENTAL: NORTH Holmes Beach. Quiet location, close to beach, January-March. Ground levels, 1BR/1BA, $1,690 plus tax and security, 2BR/2BA, $1,950 plus tax and security. Private patio, cable TV, washer, dryer, utilities included. 941-778-5338, 516-526-5628.

SEASONAL RENTAL, ANNA Maria, 200 feet to Rod & Reel Pier, 2BR/1BA, newly refurbished ground floor duplex with all amenities. Available Dec.1. For photos, rates, availability, please see us at: ivacationonline.com. 941-387-8610.

SEASONAL 2BR/2BA WATERFRONT condo. Westbay Point and Moorings. Available now. Call Sharon at Old Florida Realty, 941-713-9096.

ANNUAL: 1BR IN Holmes Beach. $675/month plus utilities and deposit. Weekdays, 941-778-6541, evenings, 941-504-3844.

WATERFRONT, VICTORIAN TWO-story on canal! Private dock with no homes across. Huge kitchen with water views. Just 20 minutes to Island and four to Ellenton Premier Outlets! $1,995/month. 941- 782-8899.

ANNUAL: CUTE, FURNISHED 1BR/1BA duplex. Lakefront with dock. Walk to beach. Garage with washer and dryer, no smoking, no pets. Holmes Beach. $900/month. 941-737-3547.

TIRED OF VACANCIES? Retired couple with small well-behaved dog wants to rent home or condo, 2BR/2BA annually on Island. 912-202-3157 or 912-202-2131.

2BR/2BA:  1,441 sf. Unfurnished on canal with boat lift $2,200/month includes garbage. Pets welcome under 25 lbs. 1-car garage. 941-779-9320.

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.


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 rental income. $259,000. By owner, 941-962-8220. www.flipkey.com/124227.

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.

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.

WANTED: RENT-TO-own or owner financed, 2-3 bedroom, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton. 941-567-6724.

BRADENTON BEACH OPEN house: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. 2BR/2BA condo, plus loft, dock and boat slip. Top floor. Direct waterfront, amazing bay and Gulf views. 117 10th St. N.