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Date of Issue: March 21, 2010

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010


MERMAID: LIFE-SIZE one-of-a-kind sculptures. 941-778-7788.

RCA SIDE-BY-side refrigerator, $75.  Kenmore clothes washer, $40. 941-778-1081.

VIDEOS: STAR TREK  ‘The Next Generation’ eight of them, like-new condition, $5. Videos, you choose, 50 for $25. Call 941-761-1928.

BOOKS: CHARLIE BROWN and Dennis the Menace, paperbacks. 22 of them, $15.  Call 941-761-1928.

JASON TELESCOPE WITH three lenses, nice, $75. 941-730-3235 or

FOR SALE: RECLINER chair, excellent condition, $95. 8-foot oval area rug, $75. 941-778-6774.

COFFEE TABLE, CONTEMPORARY. 48X24-inch, glass top, Lucite legs. TV stand, 32x23x22 with two shelves and swivel top, $35. 941-795-8359.

GEORGE FOREMAN ELECTRIC grill. Great for lanai or patio grilling. $45. 941-779-0005.

MIRROR WITH WOODEN frame, 37x46. Very good condition. $100. Call 941-761-1928.

CEMENT TOOLS: SIX pieces with carry case. $8. 941-761-1415.

CANE SOFA SLEEPER, $75. Glass-top cane end table, $20. Will deliver. 941-778-1915.

DESK HUTCH for 36-inch desk, dove grey, $25. 941-795-8359.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online:

FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE: Individuals may advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week. Deliver in person to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, e-mail, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)


GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

 ‘FABULOUS WEARABLE SALE’: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

THEY’RE BACK! EVERY Monday night all-you-can-eat fish fry. $12.  Live entertainment. Tiki bar open. Bayside Banquet Hall, 4628 119th St. W., Cortez, end of road.

WANTED: COMICS, MAD magazines, baseball cards, toys, trains, door stops, banks, dolls. 941-587-1456.

WANTED: BUCKETS. DONATE clean five-gallon buckets with lid to ship to Haiti. Please drop at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100.

MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS, exclusively for boaters available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.

WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

WANTED: FISHING GEAR: Anna Maria Privateers 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. Free at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.

PERFECT HOLIDAY REMEMBRANCE: Purchase a personalized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Two lines, $50. Three lines, $60. Forms at The Islander, or call 941-518-4431 for more information.

LOOKING FOR A JOB? Islanders seeking employment can market their skills with a FREE classified ad for up to three weeks in The Islander. Submit 15 words or less including a resume link, if desired, by e-mail to or deliver in person to 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The Islander will encourage employers to review the "employment wanted" ads in The Islander when seeking employees. And good luck finding the right job!


ESTATE SALE: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. 201 73rd St.,  Holmes Beach. Leather sofa, loveseat and chair, three curios, dining room table and chairs, queen and Murphy beds, three sewing machines, trundle day bed, wicker sofa and loveseat, kitchenware, miscellaneous china, glass and bric-a-brac. 1997 Buick LeSabre. Sale conducted by Palma Sola Sales. Numbers given at 8 a.m.

ESTATE SALE:  9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7. 6505 Gulfside Road, Longboat Key, Whitney Beach area. All Florida furnishings, California king bed, very nice sofa and matching chair, leather sectional sofa, dining set, two twin beds, twin bed set, white wicker chest, dresser and chair, patio sets, area rugs, books, two writing tables, lamps, end tables, three mirrors, pictures, accessories, TV, books, set of dishes and kitchen. Sale by Julie McClure. Pictures:

ESTATE SALE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Saturday, Jan. 9. 615 Mourning Dove Drive, Bird Key Sarasota. Large home (8,000 sf) fully furnished. Olive wood dining table and eight chairs, king four-poster bed from Robb and Stuckey, queen bed, Thomasville king bed, leather ottoman, 25 Swarvoskis, silver, eight Lladros, two etageres, six Thomasville dining chairs, two swivel arm chairs, flat top desk, sleeper sofa, T. Bahama-style hutch, area rugs, fully decorated Christmas tree, oversize chair, patio sets, nice neutral sofa, Drexel sofa, fainting couch, area rugs, glass-top table and six chairs, coffee and end tables, silk plants, decorator pillows, nice bed linens, lamps, framed prints, mahogany secretary and buffet, dishes and glassware and more. Sale by Julie McClure. Pictures:


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

NIKI’S ISLAND TREASURES: Huge blowout after-Christmas sale! 50-70 percent off all sterling silver jewelry. Great buys on antiques, decor, collectibles and vintage jewelry. Open seven days. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

RENOVATION/GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 8-9. Nice appliances, kitchen, garden, bike, miter saw, table saw, many tools, fishing equipment, much more. 106 Third St N., Bradenton Beach. 941-778-1381.

A SALE EVERYDAY at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Miscellaneous office supplies, T-shirts, home treasures, mirrors and framed art.


LOST: GREY COCKATIEL bird, named Arrow. Last seen Holmes Beach laundromat, Dec. 23. Reward. Sally, 941-737-9173.


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.

ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes. All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened. Please, call 941-922-0774.


BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction.  Day. Week. Month.  Sunfish, Laser, Zuma and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400.


ISLAND RESIDENT: WILL do housecleaning, yard work, errands, etc. Good references. Call Cathy at 941-580-2050.


CALL ALEXANDRA, 15, for babysitting or odd-jobs. Red Cross certified in first aid and babysitting. 941-778-5352

ISLAND TEEN EXPERIENCED, and certified child care with Safe Sitter, CPR and Red Cross training, seven days a week. Maggie, 941-447-4632 or 941-778-8405.

CALL GUSSIE AT 941-778-7257 for babysitting. I have experience with kids of all ages.

NEED A BABYSITTER or pet sitter? Call Kendall! First-aid certified, great with kids and animals! Best on the Island! 941-779-9783.

NEED A BABYSITTER, pet sitter, house sitter or dog walker? Experienced. Red Cross certified in CPR for all ages. Call the twins, Kayla and Ariel Jennis, 941-778-1746.

TEEN WITH CHILD daycare experience and Red Cross certified in babysitting. Loves children. Call Katie, 941-778-1491 or 941-447-4057.

TRISH AND KIM babysitting service, house cleaning and pet sitting. Certified. Experienced. Call 941-538-8922 or 941-538-2081.

LAWN MOWING/DOG walking? Will walk dogs any day, mow lawns after 5 p.m. weekdays, after 11 a.m. weekends. 941-447-7092.

CALL ZACK, 13, for odd jobs. Will do anything you need done after school and Saturdays. 941-773-3185.

RED CROSS LIFEGUARD for private parties at your pool. $10/hour. Call Marie Durocher, 941-795-4722.

CASSIE’S DOG WALKING and house sitting. I can walk your dog anytime. 941-962-3373.

11-YEAR OLD girl can watch your 4-year old or younger child. CPR-certified, references, experienced. Brianna, 941-448-9036.

HELP WITH SCHOOL WORK? Manatee High School junior will tutor math, science, basic computing skills. Patrick, 941-524-5686.

KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


RESTAURANT: ISLAND BREAKFAST/lunch eatery. Profitable, charming, easy to run. Confidentiality agreement required. $95,000. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.


MASSAGE THERAPY: In-home visits by appointment. Patricia Emslie, LMT. 941-504-2030. Gift certificates, too! Lic. # MA0023639.

NURSES NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic. Weekend five-hour morning shifts and weekend sleepover shifts are available, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-6953.


LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-778-5476.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer misbehaving? Certified computer service and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice. 941-545-7508.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING, wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. 941-778-0944.

PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete computer solutions for business and home. Installation, repair, upgrade, networking, Web services, wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945.

ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.

TOTAL DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs, replacements, sales, parts, storm catcher hurricane covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro doors, ODL inserts. 941-730-1399.

ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime Island resident, background check, pet CPR-certified, references. Karen Robinson, 941-779-2830 or 941-730-5693.

I DON’T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-778-7770. Leave message.

LISA’S SUNSHINE CLEANING: Dependable, deep, quality cleaning. References. 20 years experience. Call 941-758-8680.

TUTORING SERVICES: CERTIFIED teacher offering math, language arts, science, social studies tutoring. Specializing in ESE, grades 3-12. Jenifer, 941-224-1760.

QUALITY CLEANING SERVICES: Great rates, great service. Longtime local resident with references available. Call 941-592-3832 for a free estimate.

COMPUTER GOT YOU down? Got a virus? Need wireless, network setup? Web site? Need help? Call JC, 941-487-7487.

ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 34 years of happy customers. Mom-Watch, Pet-Watch, Storm-Check, windows, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-792-1000.

DESIGNER FOR HIRE! All your graphic needs covered! Web design. Call Jon at Smashcat Studios, 941-778-2824 or 941-545-0192.

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! 941-778-2711.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage in the comfort of your home. Call today for an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.

CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we stay close to home. We provide full house checking services to ensure your house is secure while you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail details.

UPSCALE NAIL SALON: Nails on the Island. 30 years experience. Gift boutique, nail products, handbags, jewelry and sunglasses. 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Call for an appointment. Now offering in-home pedicure services. 941-713-5244.

TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years experience. References available. For a reasonable price, call Sebastian, 941-704-6719.

MUSIC LESSONS WITH Koko Ray. Island studio open now. Instruction in flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar and piano. 941-778-8323, or evenings, 941-758-0395. 315 58th St., Studio I, Holmes Beach.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-778-2581.

TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes, tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured. Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.

ECONOMY TREE TRIMMING, hedges, mulching. Lowest prices starting at $15. 12-year Island resident. Cell 941-951-1833.

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


STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.

THE SWISS GARDENER: Full-service landscaping and property management. 15 years Island experience. Licensed and insured plus unbeatable prices. Call Allen anytime. Cell 941-224-8569.

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.

PROFESSIONAL MANGROVE TRIMMER: Certified arborist, free consults, local friendly service. Call Jim at 941-799-0840.

WASHED SHELL DELIVERED and spreading, $25-$40 per yard. Rock and gravel also available. Please call Cory with Macline Construction & Hauling at 941-812-4178.

GALIOTO CUSTOM GARDENS: Decks, brick patio, fences, foot bridges, waterfalls, rock gardens, maintenance. Free consultation, quote. Phillip, 941-993-9963.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100.

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, 941-779-2294.

GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 447-2198.

EXPERIENCED BUILDING CONTRACTOR: Carl V. Johnson Jr. Inc. New homes, porches, decks, remodel, repairs, etc. Quality work. Fair price! 941-795-1947.

GABBARD MASONRY INC.: Custom stone and brick. Fireplaces, pools, Jacuzzis, fire pits, grills, landscape, patios. Paver brick, stone, glass block. Licensed and insured, free estimates. 941-792-5206.

SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.

PAINTING, WATERPROOFING: NEW construction or re-paints. Dozens of Island completions since 1992. Call Venture Services, 941-809-8159.

ALLEN STEINIGGER INC: Painting and handyman services. Insured. Hardwood, ceilings, real wood, kitchen cabinets. 941-822-6636.

SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Michigan carpenter, cabinet maker. All phases of construction. 30 years experience. No job too big or too small. Quality work guaranteed at affordable prices. Call Mike, 877-822-4326.

ISLAND PAINTER: INTERIOR, exterior, tile roofs, pressure washing. Free estimates. Call Tim Hall at 941-773-3428.

PAINTING, WALL REPAIRS, carpentry and more. Island resident, very meticulous and reliable. I take pride in my work. For a free estimate, call Colin at 941-779-0120 or 941-376-0541.

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more. Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Island references, 15 years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.


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

OFFICE, RETAIL, PROFESSIONAL space. 625 sf, $500/month. Also 1,800 sf. 8799 Cortez Road. 1-800-952-1206.

WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock. Furnished, walk to beach, eateries and shops. $150/night, $950/week. Use of bikes included. 941-794-5980.

ANNA MARIA DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer, seasonal $1,800/month, monthly or weekly rates available. Close to beach, trolley and restaurants. 941-778-7167.

STEPS TO BEACH: 1BR/2BA, Anna Maria Island. Christmas, March, April, $495/week. 941-778-1098.

VACATION RENTALS ACROSS from beach. Openings now. 2BR/1BA, $550/week. Almost Beach Apartments. 941-778-2374.

SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA, nicely furnished, washer and dryer, large back deck, steps to beach. $2,500/month. 813-244-4944.

DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME: 2BR/1.5BA. Furnished, remodeled, central heat, air conditioning, gated park. Pool, hot tub, activity center. 15 minutes to beach. $1,000/month, four-month special. $695/month annual. Sale, $49,995, includes share. $8,000 credit for first time home buyers. Financing. 863-688-3524 or 863-608-1833.

SEASONAL RENTAL: EL CONQUISTADOR Country Club. 2BR condo with garage in excellent condition and neighborhood. For picture and information, call 941-545-3097.

RETIRED SWISS COUPLE looking for an annual rental. 2BR/2BA Anna Maria Island for March.  E-Mail:

PERICO ISLAND: Jan. 11-April 25. 2BR/3BA townhouse. Amenities, clubhouse, pool, tennis, workout room. $2,500/month.  941-224-0555.

2BR/1BA LOWER FLOOR bayview duplex. Ceramic floors, patio, laundry. Small pet considered. $800/month-plus. 941-779-9470.

GULFFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, heated pool, tennis, Jacuzzi. Available January-April, two-week minimum. 941-794-8877.

HISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAGE: 1BR cottage, hardwood floors, large maintained yard, shed with washer and dryer. $775/month. Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696.

BRADENTON CONDO: 2BR/2BA, five minutes from Anna Maria Island. No smoking, no pets. Monthly, $2,400. 716-867-9033.

HARBOR PINES. Large 2BR/2BA. Very nice, ground floor, screened porch, tile floors, washer/dryer connections, water, cable, close to MCC, Bayshore High School IMG Academies, shopping. Annual $650/month. Last month free!  Call 941-650-3476.

THE SANCTUARY: 1BR/1BA, washer and dryer, water included, on lake, screened porch, carpeting, close to MCC, Bayshore High School, IMG Academies, shopping. Annual rental $600/month. Last month free! Call 941-650-3476.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/3BA custom canalfront home. $2,300/month. Call Lori, 941-773-3415. Duncan Real Estate.

JANUARY: 15 PERCENT discount! Westbay Cove, Holmes Beach. Second-floor 2BR/2BA on bay. Lovely views, pools, tennis. January, $2,465. February-March, $2,900/month. 30-day minimum. Visit Aposporos & Son, 941-387-3474.

ADORABLE 3BR/2BA ANNA Maria vacation rental. Steps to beach, restaurants and shopping. All amenities included. Call for rates, 941-737-9662.

VACATION RENTAL TOWNHOME: 2BR/2BA, pool, boat dock. $600-$700/week and others. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site


MOBILE HOME, DOUBLEWIDE: 1BR/1BA. One mile from Anna Maria Island. You own the land. Not a co-op. No monthly fees. Steps to water. Great condition. Free boat ramp access. $74,900.  $8,000 credit for first time home buyers. 513-470-3851.

BUILD WEALTH! Call or e-mail for our free brochure. Discover how easy it is to build wealth through short sales and foreclosures. Adkins Florida Group, Wagner Realty. 941-713-0635.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 2BR/2.5BA townhouse. Large living room, pool, storm shutters, garage, storage. $399,000, 941-722-0640.

DISCOVER THE OTHER island! Tidy Island in Sarasota Bay. Waterfront renovated 2BR/2BA,  two-car garage condo. 24/7 guards, nature and so much more. Pet friendly! Realtor, owner, Katharine Pepper, RoseBay Real Estate, 941-792-9459.

VILLAGE GREEN VILLA : 2BR/2BA with a one-car garage, 1,803 sf. 10 minutes to beach,  $129,000.  Make offer. Estate sale.  Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, 941-725-4425.

ANNA MARIA CANAL home: 2BR/2BA for sale. Walk to beach, boat lift and dock, washer, dryer, recently renovated. $550,000. Possible owner finance 813-245-0428.

WANTED: CANALFRONT HOME on Anna Maria or Holmes Beach. Cash buyer, quick closing. For own use. Send details to: or call 518-423-6078.

COMPLETELY REMODELED: BRING your tooth brush. South and west windows, view from every room, step out front door to beach. 5400 GULF DRIVE #36:  $560,000. 941-779-1013.

WATERFRONT ISLAND HOME: 3BR/2BA updated, boat dock, spacious, caged pool. By owner, $450,000. 941-356-1456.

SAVE MONEY: READY-to move into, newly updated deep-water canal house. 514 71st St., Holmes Beach. $549,000. 941-779-1013.

LARGE WATERFRONT LOT for sale by owner. Boat lift and dock. Easy access to Tampa Bay and Gulf. Ready to build. $479,000. 527 74th St., Holmes Beach. Call 941-779-0201 or 863-860-6085.

PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots, both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under building. $450,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.


20-ACRE LAND FORECLOSURES near growing El Paso, Texas. No credit checks/owner financing. $0 down, Take over, $159/month. payment. Was $16,900, Now $12,856. 800-755-8953.

LAND OR DEVELOPMENTS wanted. We buy or market development lots. Mountain or waterfront communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Call 800-455-1981, ext.1034.


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