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Date of Issue: October 28, 2009

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009

Items for Sale

SAILBOAT: 14-FOOT. $500. 1997 Jeep Wrangler. 55,000 miles with winch. Two mopeds, one automatic, one has clutch, $1,800. Nice. 269-720-7124.

HIDE-A-BED couch. Neutral beige and white. Good condition. Comfortable bed. $175. 941-685-5828.

PRIDE JET 3Ultra power chair. Used one week.Cost, $3,500.Priced at $2,000. 941-778-0807.

BEACH BIKE: SUNCRUISER. Ladies. Bright yellow, aluminum wheels, $50. 801-400-9660.

MAST FOR HOBIE 18: $60. 801-400-9660.

TURNER PRINT: 1940s. Flamingo in frame, great condition. 28x22-inch. $85. 801-400-9660.

KENMORE DISHWASHER: OLD, works, includes instruction book, $25. Quality outdoor fan, 52-inch blades, $10. 941-779-2220.

CARPET: GOOD CONDITION, green, tufted effect, 27x12 feet, includes underlay. Buyer collects. $100. 941-779-2220.

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)


NEW! "ANNA MARIA Island" Tervis Tumbler, SweetPeas/Samplings, Holmes Beach. Great tasting Florida wines! Plus, design your own unique label. 941-778-8300.

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.

FREE SEMINAR: 5:30-8:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. How to buy foreclosures and short sale property. Your experts, Dian Wilson, Waterside Lending, home check home inspection, Mills & Fitzpatrick Team, Re/MaxAlliance. Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. RSVP Oct. 21. 941-321-9601.

CATERING SERVICES AVAILABLE for weddings, birthdays, cocktail parties, barbequesor platters. Fresh homemade cuisine with our personal touch.All events customized. Melinda’s Cafe & Catering, 941-778-0411.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Global market, market connections. 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.

BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: 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!

Garage Sales

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

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


FOUND AT LAUNDROMAT, Holmes Beach, Monday, Sept. 14: Harley-Davidson T-shirt. Call 941-567-4301 to claim.

FOUND: SILVER CIRCLE pendant with colored stone. Found near historical museum on Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Can claim at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

MENS WALLET: FOUND Sept. 20 at public beach.Please, call Holmes Beach Police Department at 941-708-5804.


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.


ELECTRIC SCOOTERS, ELECTRIC bicycles: Clean, green, quiet,

20-plus mile range, no maintenance ever. 850-665-2383.

1988 ACURA: LOW 5,400 miles, one owner. $1,200 or best offer. 941-778-5538.


WANT TO RENT: Boat slip for 20-foot deck boat on Anna Maria Island. 941-795-5754.


BAR AND SERVER help wanted. Please apply at Feeling Swell. 9903 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Employment Wanted

30 YEARS BUSINESS experience, seek to remain on Island. E-mail:

HOME HEALTH AIDE: Housekeeping. References. Call Karen, 941-807-5142. E-mail


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.


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 in-home care for your pets. Longtime Island resident, background check, references. Karen Robinson, 941-779-2830 or 941-730-5693.

GRACE'S CLEANING SERVICE: Licensed and bonded. Reasonable rates. Call for estimate. 941-448-4495.

LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call Steve Doyle 941-778-1708.

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

TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike: 941-567-6634.

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.

HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent references. Monday-Friday. 941-539-6891.

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.

ISLAND LAWN CARE: Monthly or only as needed. Island resident, fast and dependable. Pool cleaning, maintenance also available. Why not combine services to just one company? Bobby Reynolds, 941-773-8511.

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. Cell, 941-448-3857.

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.

LANDSCAPE BOULDERS CHEAP! Various sizes, $5-$95. Delivery and placement available. Autumn special, fall, four for the price of three or 20 percent off. Also, we are a complete tree service offering trimming, removals and stump grinding. Brad Frederick’s LLC, northwest Bradenton. 941-730-0001

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.


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. Lic.#RR0066450.

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

PAINT: AVERAGE ROOM, $75. Customer supplies paint. Exterior, one story. Pressure washing. Free estimates. New phone number! 941-721-7521.

CT HANDYMAN SERVICE: Island resident. Any home improvement needs from remodel, tile, paint to even changing a light bulb. Licensed. Call Ted at 813-785-1987.

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.

SANDPIPER 55-PLUS: Available Sept. 1. 2BR/1BA, furnished, bay water-view, walk to beaches, carport, No smoking/pets. $675/month. 941-545-8923.

TROPICAL WATERFRONT: KEY Royale. 2BR/2BA pool, spa, two boat lifts, designer interior, six month to annual rental, $2,100/month. Available Nov. 1. 941-730-1086. House also for sale.

3BR/2BA SEASONAL: Heart of Anna Maria. Weekly, monthly, steps to beach, coffee shop, theater, shops, restaurants. 941-737-9662.

GREAT LOCATION:HARBOR Pines. Large 2BR/2BA. Very nice, ground floor, screened porch, freshly painted, tile floors, washer/dryer connections, water, cable, close to MCC, Bayshore High School, shopping. Annual $725/month. Last month free!941-650-3476.

THE SANCTUARY: 1BR/1BA, washer and dryer, water included, on lake, screened porch, carpeting, close to MCC, shopping. Annual rental $700/month. Last month free!Call 941-650-3476.

ROOMMATE: $125/week, includes utilities. Pool, washer and dryer. Background check required. Holmes Beach. 941-778-5080.

WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock. Furnished, walk to beach. Off-season rates, $125/night, $775/week. 941-794-5980.

WANTED: ANNUAL RENTAL.2BR/2BA close to beach, room to store kayak and bike. On Anna Maria Island. Call Dan,941-705-5561.

4BR/4BA IN NORTHWEST Bradenton for rent. Two blocks from boat ramp. $1,400/month. Call 941-224-0677.

LARGE DUPLEX: 2,000 sf with garage. Sunny Shores. Quiet, close to beaches. Available now. $800/month. 941-962-7574.

100 FEET FROM beach: annual rental, remodeled 2BR/1BA. No pets. $925/month. Anna Maria. 941-567-6409.

PALMA SOLA: WALK to beach on bay. Pool, 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, 10x40-foot lanai, new kitchen. Annual, seasonal. Furnished or unfurnished. $1,675/month. 941-778-3051.

WALK TO BEACH: 55-plus 2BR/1BA, Jacuzzi, view of bay, furnished or unfurnished. Annual $850, seasonal $1,700. 941-778-3051.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR apartment. Walk to beach. Quiet neighborhood. Available Nov.1. $650/month plus utilities. 941-778-5143.

HERON'S WATCH: FIVE minutes to beach. 3BR/2BA, five years old.

Beautifully landscaped, 30-home subdivision. No pets.

$1,300/month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 941-778-0807.

1BR/1BA VILLA: QUIET neighborhood. Morningside. New appliances and tile, washer, dryer, screened lanai. Non-smoker. No trucks or vans. $660/month includes sewer water, trash, cable. 941-773-6448.

STEPS TO BEACH: 1BR/2BA, Anna Maria Island. Winter season available at $1,995 plus tax/monthly. 941-778-1098.,

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED HALF-duplex: 1BR/1BA, tile floors, close to beach, $700/month. 2BR/2BA with stackable washer and dryer, $750/month. No pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.

ISLAND COUPLE WOULD like 2BR/2BA ground floor Dec. 1-March 30. Non-smokers and no pets. Call 410-758-3807.

CHARMING LIDO KEY CONDO: One block from beach and close to St. Armands Circle. 2BR/1BA fully furnished with carport in small, well-maintained complex. $1,000/month annual lease. 941-266-6905.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT just off Cortez Road, two minutes from beach! One, two and three bedrooms, sitting just off bay. Call Jack Frost for cool deals! 941-592-0499.

OPEN, BRIGHT AND clean. 3BR/2BA canalfront home on quiet street. Large screened-in porch, dock, one-car garage. Fully furnished. Walk to beach. Non-smoking. Seasonal, monthly, annual. 941-779-2005.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/3BA custom canalfront home. $2,500/month. Call Lori, 941-773-3415. Duncan Real Estate.

ANNUAL RENTAL: DUPLEX. 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach. Washer and dryer, no pets, smoking, private patio. Parking, five minute walk to beach. $900/month. First, last, security deposit. 941-755-4445.

HOLMES BEACH: BEACHFRONT 2BR/1BA furnished, washer and dryer, walking distance to trolley and stores. Available April-December, $550/week or $2,000/month January-March, $2,200/month, yearly lease, $1,500/month. 813-728-2590 or 813-294-3014.

TURKEY-WEEK VACATION: $699. 2BR/2BA townhouse, pool and boat dock. Key Royale, pool and boat dock, private home, $999. Perico Bay Club villa, 2BR/2BA, $1,400, November. 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: 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. 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.

NEW CANALFRONT HOME: 4BR/4.5BA. Study, den, lanai, pool. $1,450,000. Brokers protected. 215 Chilson, Anna Maria. 941-567-6600.

WOW! CANAL HOME, $599,000. Remodeled 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, move-in ready. Pool with hot tub, great seawall and 16,000-lb. boat lift. For sale by owner. Won’t last. Call 863-581-6661.

“DISTRESS” SALE: BANK foreclosures. Island and mainland properties. Free list with pictures. Call Vince Meaney, 941-315-1501.

ISLAND "FIXER-UPPERS” from $289,900. These homes need work. From $289,900. Call Vince Meaney, Horizon Realty, 941-315-1501.

WATERFRONT LOT: BREATHTAKING, Sunshine Skyway Bridge view. 230 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. $550,000 or trade for house of equal value! 941-778-0019.

ANNA MARIA LOT for sale. 50x110 feet. Zoned R2, no streets to cross to the ocean! $325,000. 117 Willow Ave. 813-335-3680.

KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT home. 3BR/2BA updated home. Pool and boat slip, $499,000. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

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


NATIONWIDE ONLINE LAND auction. 400-plus properties,168 absolute. All starting bids, $100. REDC |. View full listings:

A BANK REPO for sale! 5BR, $25,000! Only $225/month! 3BR $12,500! Only $199/month! Five percent down, 30 years at 8 percent APR. For listings, 800-366-9783, ext. 5853.

LAND BARGAIN: 21-plus acres, only $89,900. Beautifully wooded acreage close to Florida/Georgia border. Enjoy end-of-road privacy! Perfect for weekend getaway, cabin in woods, horse farm. Possible subdivide. Excellent financing. Call owner now, 912-674-0320.


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