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Date of Issue: April 21, 2010

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 3, 2010


BOOKS ASSORTMENT: 50 cents to $1. Also music, organ books cheap. 941-794-2392.

COFFEE TABLE: VERY Florida. Round, brushed nickel, swan legs, glass top. $99. 941-792-3284.

FISHING ROD: KUNNAN ultra-light with Sigma-025 reel, $30. 941-761-1415.

FISHING ROD: 7-foot Daiwa with Garcia 3000 reel, $25. Fishing net, Cummings floating landing, $6. 941-761-1415. 

44 GLASS BLOCKS, $50. Three bike travel bags, $50. Bicep curl bar, $25. 941-778-7003.

MITSUBISHI 13-INCH TV with remote, $25. 941-795-8359.

BANKS: SAVINGS, BANK give-aways, glass figures, miscellaneous collection. 10 each. 941-792-4446.

ELVIS PRESLEY MUSICAL decanter in original box. 1977, plays “Love Me Tender”, 15-inch high. $95. 941-792-4446.

BOOKS: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF Antiques. 20 volumes, perfect condition. $100. 941-792-4446.

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

COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT SUPPLIES: Ice machine: install and service $2,100. You pick up, $1,600. Assorted stainless shelves: $75. Six-burner gas cooktop and charbroiler: $1,800. 941-730-2606.

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.

THEY’RE BACK! EVERY Monday night all-you-can-eat fish fry. $10. Live entertainment. Tiki bar open. Bayside Banquet Hall, 4628 119th St. W., Cortez, end of road.

HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc.,, urgently needed for local representatives to aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.

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

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

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 SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 24. 3931 Bay Shore Road (museum area). Large sectional sofa, coffee table, two armoires, assorted tables and chairs, dining room table with six chairs, glass-top table with four chairs, love seat, Karastan rugs, unusual wood server, dresser, wood desk, books, bar stools, statuary, china, crystal and lots of miscellaneous. By Premium Estate Liquidators.


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

YARD AND PLANT sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 24. Furniture and more. 676 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALE at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


FOUND ITEM: DID you lose an item from a moving car in front of the Garden Shop on Marina Drive? Call 941-778-6207 to claim.

LOST: COCKATIEL. White headed. Named Donald. 770 North Shore area, Anna Maria. Flew out door as we came inside. 941-201-6733.

LOST: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES. Red rims, lost on Coquina beach, Friday, April 9. Reward. 616-402-5765.

FOUND: FEMALE CAT. Tabby with white paws. Near Holmes Beach laundromat. Call 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.


2004 WHITE FORD 16-foot box truck with new hydraulic-lift gate (Tommy Gate). Low miles, new tires. $13,500 pays off loan. Can be seen at Pebble Springs Plaza on Manatee Avenue at the new JamRocks restaurant. Call 941-932-2688 or 383-1222.

PERFECT ISLAND CAR. Lexus 2000 ES 300, 74,000 miles, new paint, service, loaded. $8,200. 941-552-8330.


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

2005 21-FOOT Sea Fox. 150 Mercury with trailer. Moving, must sell. 941-526-3445.

LOOKING TO BUY a boat slip in Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. E-mail: 856-858-8289.

2005 KEY WEST 186 dual console, 115-hp Yamaha four-stroke.

Excellent condition, only 240 hours. Garmin GPS, depth finder, fish finder, chart plotter, VHF radio, stereo, CD, Bimini. $15,500. 321-427-4646.


SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.

SEAMSTRESS NEEDED: Small business is looking for an individual who can do part-time sewing out of their home. All materials furnished to make pillows. Call Nancy, 941-778-2703.




LOOKING FOR A babysitter or pet sitter? Call Kendall, first aid-certified. Great with kids and animals. Four years experience, high school student. 941-779-9783.

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.


HEALTH FOOD STORE on Anna Maria Island, located in busy shopping center, large inventory, all equipment and fixtures, completely turnkey, business growing monthly, owners moving, great opportunity for mom and pop. Call Jim, 941-580-0626.


ACTIVE LADY WITH spinal injury needs LPNS and experienced CNAS to assist with personal care.  A Hoyer lift for transfers. Five-hour a.m. shifts and overnight sleepover shifts are from 9:30 p.m.-7a.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.

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

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.

CAREGIVING BY ALEDDA: Companion care, transportation, meal preparation, light housekeeping. Experience, references. 941-462-5569.

ANNE’S TROPICAL BREEZE cleaning, errands and gardening. Reasonable rates, Local references, bonded. Please call Anne, 941-465-7967.

FREE HOUSESITTING/PETSITTING: Retired Christian couple to be near beach, available anytime. References. 770-832-7319.

CONCIERGE SERVICES: SHOPPING, house sitting, check, party planning, home organization, management … so much more. 407-913-6136.

EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER. DEPENDABLE, honest with local Island references. Call Nancie, 941-755-5948.

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. 941-920-3840.

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

I PROVIDE GENERAL house cleaning and companionship at reasonable rates. Please call Marilyn, 941-756-8172.

ALTERATIONS AND CUSTOM home decor. (Pillows, cushions). Experience, dependable. Call Diane, 941-778-6373 or cell, 941-724-6831.

NEED A LITTLE  assistance with daily life? Allow me, local artist, Island resident. Live-in, live-out. 941-778-6547, ask for Robin.

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. Senior check, pet-watch, storm-check, tour guide, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046 or 941-580-4487.

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 for details.

TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special need students welcome. Grades 3-12. Jenifer, 941-224-1760.

UPSCALE NAIL SALON: Nails on the Island. 30 years experience. Call for an appointment. Now offering in-home services. 941-713-5244.

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.

GARY WOOD LAWN Service: Tree trimming and landscaping. Fully insured, monthly specials. 941-812-7273.

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.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/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: ISA certified arborist. Fast, friendly service. Free consults. Call Jim at 941-799-0840.


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 941-447-2198.

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

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

FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-2700.

PAINT AVERAGE ROOM: $75. Customer supplies paint. Exterior, one story. Pressure washing. Free estimates. New phone number! 941-721-7521. Lic.#RR0066450.


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

OFFICE, RETAIL, PROFESSIONAL space. 8803/8799 Cortez Road, Bradenton. 600 sf, $500/month. 1,200 sf, former salon and 1,300 sf. Call 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.

RENTAL WANTED: ISLAND business owner seeks 3BR/2BA home for two year or longer lease. Call Tom, 941-993-4909.

RENTAL: 3BR/2BA ON canal. Furnished. Monthly, $1,800. Call for weekly rate. All utilities, cable paid. Washer and dryer. 70th Street, Holmes Beach. Available May through December. Call Dave, 407-927-1304.

ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront vacation rental. 5BR/4BA. $2,200/week. 559-760-1331.

VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/3BA pool home, 2BR/1BA cottage, 5BR/4BA split pool home, two blocks to Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA pool home, northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pool home, Palma Sola. Weekly, monthly rentals. Luxury furnishings, all amenities. Inclusive prices. Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-1515.

PRIVATE BEACHFRONT HOME: 2BR/1BA ground level, spectacular views. April, May, June availability. $1,000/week. $3,500/month. 941-778-8356.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA condo in Bradenton Beach. Furnished. Washer, dryer in unit. Very close to beach. Very nice unit. Rent $1,000/month plus utilities. Call 813-245-0428.

FOR RENT: 2BR, Tropical Palm Mobile Home Park. 15 minutes to beach, available April 1. $1,000/month. For sale or rent 2BR doublewide. $1,000/month, sell for $49,000. Will finance. 863-608-1833.

ANNUAL PERICO BAY Club. Guard-gated 24/7. Sunny bright end unit, 2BR/2BA villa with spacious two-car garage and extra-long driveway. Nicely furnished, new stainless-steel appliances, TVs in living room, master bedroom and master bath. Screened porch plus deck overlooking small lake. Private courtyard entry. Neighborhood heated pool and spa, plus large community lap pool. Available May 1. $1,500/month plus utilities. Call owner, 941-792-4767.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: January, February 2011. 2BR/2BA, adults only, HDTVs. Call 813-781-7562.

GORGEOUS NEWLY RENOVATED 2BR/2BA Anna Maria Island rental. Ground floor, furnished, all utilities, pool, tennis, DSL. December 2010 thru May 2011. $2,500/month. Three-month minimum. 931-636-2620.

WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE with boat slip on Palma Sola Bay. Heated pool, patio, cable, washer and dryer. Lease six-month plus, $950/month unfurnished. $1,025/month furnished. No dogs. Call 941-798-3842 or 941-720-7519.

NEWLY RENOVATED 2BR/2A rental. Holmes Beach. Boat dock, walk to beach. Available January, 2011. Call 941-580-3385.

PARTIALLY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA bayfront apartment with wonderful view. Available May 1. $850/month, plus some utilities. 2 or 3BR/2BA house available May 1. Waterfront, $1,200/month plus utilities. 941-545-7109 or 941-795-1132.

WEEKLY RENTALS: $599 and up. 2BR/2BA and 3BR/2BA with pool and dock. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

CHARMING BRADENTON BEACH 3BR/2BA. One block from beach, Gulf views, fenced yard, pets welcome. Furnished and available June 1. $1,200/month plus utilities. Security and references. Call or e-mail for pictures. 941-855-0444. (Dial the 941).

MOUNT VERNON: 2BR/2BA beautifully renovated. Canalfront, minutes to beaches. 55-plus active community. $1,250/month includes water, sewer, cable. Owner, 941-685-5674.

2BR/1BA NORTHWEST Bradenton. Quiet neighborhood near Palma Sola Bay. Washer and dryer. $895/month. 941-587-2748.

HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA. 750-sf apartment, close to bay. $695/month. First, last, security deposit. Available April 20. 949-813-1456.

WATERFRONT ANNUAL: 3BR/2BA Coral Shores. Dock and boat lift,

kitchen with granite, stainless-steel appliances. Screened lanai.

No smoking or pets. Responsible person to maintain yard. $1,295/month. $900 deposit. Gina, 941-524-6773.

PALMA SOLA 3BR/2BA: 10x40-foot screened lanai, pool, one block from bay, marina. Furnished, unfurnished, good schools. $1,595/month annual, $2,200/month seasonal. 941-778-3051 or 941-567-9492.

ON BAY: STEPS to beach, furnished 2BR, screened lanai. Annual, $775/month. Seasonal, $1,700/month. 1BR, May through October, patio, shed, $625/month. Sandpiper Resort. 55-plus. 941-778-3051 or 941-567-9492.

PERICO ISLAND: SEASONAL rental. 3BR/3BA, new furniture, private pool, communal pool, tennis. $3,300/month. 941-795-3778.

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: SUNNY Shores Waterfront Park. 1BR/1BA. You own the land. Not a co-op. No monthly fees. Great condition. Free boat ramp access. Reduced! Priced to sell! $69,900. 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.

DIRECT GULFFRONT 4BR/4.5BA, den, three-car garage, pool, spa, elevator, security. Immaculate 2005 Mediterranean villa-style architecture with breathtaking Gulf views. 5,146 sf under roof on north Anna Maria Island, 12106 Gulf Drive. $3,500,000, furnished. Contact owner, broker, 941-920-1699.

ADORABLE CONDO FOR sale by owner: 1BR/1BA, quiet neighborhood, cathedral ceilings, skylights, tile throughout, enclosed lanai. $69,900. Bradenton. Must see! 941-773-6448.

"CASA AZUL." NEW canalfront beauty! 4BR/4.5BA, study, sitting room, large lanai, inground pool, zoned HVAC. Best of everything! Turnkey, if desired. $1,450,000 and worth it. 215 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria. Call Jeffrey. 941-567-6600.

IMG ACADEMIES: 2BR2BA condo, end unit with garage for rent with option to buy. Nicely furnished. Overlooking tennis courts and country club. $130,000. Call 941-545-3097 or 941-778-3926.

BY OWNER: KEY Royale canalfront, updated 3BR/2BA. Pool and boat dock. $430,000. Realtor, 941-356-1456.

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 RANCHES near growing El Paso, Texas. Only $12,900, $0 down, $99 per month. Owner financing, No credit checks money back guarantee. Free map, pictures. 800-755-8953.

11 ACRES: $24,900. Abandoned upstate New York farm. Near state land, stream, waterfall, pine woods, views! Build, camp, great deer hunting! Solid investment! 877-461-8812.

NEW LOG HOME at the lake and five acres, $69,900 with free boat slips. Gorgeous, ready-to-finish 2,100 sf log home and beautifully wooded five-acre lake-access parcel with free boat slips on private, recreational lake in Tennessee. Quiet, gated community. Excellent financing. Call now, 888-792-5253, ext. 2457. TN Land/Lakes, LLC.

GRAND OPENING SALE! Seven acres with dockable lakefront, $39,900. Sale April 24. Wooded, park-like setting on one of Alabama’s top recreational lakes. All amenities completed. Boat to Gulf of Mexico! Excellent financing. Call now, 866-952-5302, ext. 5408.

CENTRAL GEORGIA: 72 acres, $1,075 per acre Planted pine, Ulcohatchee Creek, paved road frontage with power. 478-987-9700. St. Regis Paper Co.

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