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Date of Issue: September 01, 2010

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, August 25, 2010


CAMEL LEATHER RECLINER (ordered incorrectly) $245. Model home plush chenille loveseat $125. Cool metal cocktail $55, end tables $40. Call Island Girl Interiors, 4800 Manatee Ave. 941-745-3505.

GRAPE LEATHER SECTIONAL sofa: Looks good and comfortable, three pieces, $200. 941 779-9741.

COMPUTER 1.7 GHz, Windows XP-PRO, $75. 941-756-6728.

NEARLY NEW COLEMAN Air Compressor VP201 with 25-foot hose, very clean, works perfect, $25.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON COWGIRL wedding hat with blusher, $25. 941-795-8359.

ASHTON DRAKE LISA doll, “From this day forward.” Numbered. $25. 941-795-8359.

DESK HUTCH: CUBIX, gray. 36x 42x 12, $25. 941-795-8359.

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.

BRADENTON ROTARY CLUB meets at noon Mondays at Mattison's Riverside, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Club members enjoy fellowship with like-minded professionals. Club projects offer opportunities to benefit the community locally and worldwide. To attend a meeting as our guest, call Trish, 941-747-1871. More information:

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.


HUGE MULTI-FAMILY yard sale: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. daily, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 27-30. Antiques, linens, furniture, kitchenware, odds and ends. 4707 Second Ave., Holmes Beach.  

HOUSEHOLD SALE: 9 a.m.- ? Saturday, Aug. 28. Furniture, televisions, household goods. 520 56th St., Holmes Beach.

SALE. 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 27-28. 201 N. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.


LOST: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES, near 70th Street, Holmes Beach. Women’s, black rim with rhinestones. E-mail:

FOUND: BEACH BAG in parking area, Fern Street, near North Shore Drive, Aug. 5. (Bean Point area). 941-538-4604, leave message describing contents to claim.

MISSING: GRAY STRIPED cat. Thomas, microchipped. Reward. 71st Street and Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Pat, 941-778-5791.

LOST CAT: BROWN and black tiger with white paws. One-year-old. If found please, call 941-405-7350. 8000 block of Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


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.


1991 TOYOTA PREVIA: Runs good, has issues. Perfect for utility use. $1,000. 941-773-3735.

1969 CAMARO SS: Perfect condition, original, unrestored, 396-cubic inch, 350-hp. Asking $5,500. Details at 941-761-5787.


YAMAHA WAVERUNNER FX cruiser: High output with trailer. Anna Maria Island. Like new. $8,000. Call 303-697-1159.

BOATS UNDER $50,000 are selling quickly. 17-to 28-foot.

15-year Island resident and excellent salesman. I sell boats and yachts worldwide. Let's talk, 941-228-3489. Licensed, bonded.


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

MAINSAIL BEACH INN is seeking a maintenance technician responsible for all aspects of ground and building maintenance.  Candidate must have hands-on previous maintenance experience.  Requirements include flexibility and a valid driver’s license. Please fax resumes to 941-201-3223 or applications can be obtained at Mainsail, 101 66th St., Holmes Beach. No phone calls, please.

FRONT DESK AGENT: Part-time weekend position. Customer service and phone skills a must. Resume to 941-778-9347.


BABYSITTER AND PETSITTER: Trustworthy and responsible, loves animals. Three years experience with babysitting. Call Claudia, 941-447-9658.

NEED A BABYSITTER or pet sitter? Red Cross certified. Call Kim at 941-592-1894.

YARD WORK, WALK dogs and other small jobs. Call George, 941-778-7257.

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. $189,000. Call Jim, 941-580-0626.

GIFT SHOP FOR sale. Call owner, 941-779-2624. 


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

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, stormcatcher hurricane covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro doors, ODL inserts. 941-730-1399.

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.

ELDERLY CAREGIVER: 28 years experience. Assist in bathing, appointments, shopping, cooking, housekeeping, etc. Call 941-761-1419.

CALL CRYSTAL CLEAN for your cleaning needs. Rentals, ongoing, special projects. Call Jenn, 941-779-3397.

CONTACT CAPT. GREG Burke of A Paradise Realty for all of your real estate needs, selling, listing, buying, market analysis. 941-592-8373, or e-mail:

ISLAND HOUSEKEEPING: LOCAL girl, great references. Openings for home and vacation rental accounts. Deborah, 941-524-0486

CLUTTER! IF YOU do not know where to begin to enjoy your surroundings, I can help with great sensitivity, take to Goodwill, consign or pack and ship sentimental items to loved ones who would enjoy something from you. I also specialize in staging homes for sale by re-purposing what you already have for a fresh look. Call Nancy Errico for a consutation today! Insured. 941-685-9906.

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

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.: 36 years of happy customers. Pet-watch, storm-check, organizing, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.

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.

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.


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.

  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.

J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941-778-2316 or 941-730-3228.

HANDYMAN FOR HIRE: $15 per hour. No job too small. One call does it all. Call Arthur, 941-301-0624. Quality satisfaction guaranteed.


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

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 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.

OFFICE, RETAIL, PROFESSIONAL space: 8803/8799 Cortez Road. 1,200 sf (former salon) and 1,300 sf. 1-800-952-1206.

SEASONAL SIX-MONTH rental. Ground level cottage on Gulf side. Walk to beach. 2BR/1.5BA. $1,800/month. 941-741-6729.

ANNUAL PERICO RENTAL: Available Sept. 3. Single-level 2BR/2BA GATED villa with entry courtyard, spacious lanai, one-car garage, washer, dryer, trash, basic cable, pest control and water utilities included, tennis courts, heated pool, community clubhouse. $1,100/month. Call 310-971-7210.

1BR IN HOLMES Beach. $675/month plus utilities. Weekdays, 941-778-6541. Evenings, 941-504-3844.

ANNUAL DUPLEX IN HOLMES Beach. 2BR/2BA on canal, space for boat. Living room, kitchen, storage, washer and dryer hook ups. No pets. Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED GROUND-level duplex. 2BR/1BA, north Holmes Beach. $925/month plus utilities. 941-778-7003.

ANNUAL RENTAL: CLOSE to Island on Cortez Road. 2BR/2BA, 55-plus. $750/month. Keith, 941-792-7568.

FOR LEASE: RESORT shop space at Anna Maria Island Dream Inn. 14x16 space, utilities and Internet access included. 2502 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, faces Gulf Drive. Call 813-645-6738.

VACATION TOWNHOUSE: 2BR/2BA FURNISHED, pool and boat dock. $399/weekend, $599/week, $950/month. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

WEST BRADENTON 3BR/2BA $950/month. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: UPDATED plush, professionally decorated, executive pool home, 3BR/2BA plus outdoor pool bath, outdoor living area, four miles to beaches, $1,700/month with annual lease, plus utilities. No animals, no smoking, 941-592-9270.   

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site


BUILD WEALTH through short sales and foreclosures. Call James at 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.

FLORIDA BUSINESSES FOR sale. Get your E2/EB-5 Visa. Call James Adkins, 941-713-0635.

DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, office, recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,950,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.

BAYFRONT PELICAN COVE condo: 2BR/2BA great views, close to everything. Call Capt. Greg, 941-592-8373, A Paradise Realty.

DEEP-WATER CANAL home: Pristine, 3BR/2BA. 514 71 St., Holmes.

BRADENTON BEACH: CUTE single-family home 2BR/1BR with garden and garage, just one block from beach with direct access. Recently renovated and upgraded, furniture. Must sell. $299,000.

509 59th St., Holmes Beach. $490,000. 717-392-4048.

SPACIOUS VILLAGE GREEN villa: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Minutes to beach. $159,000. Call, look, make offer. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

5400 GULF DRIVE #36, Holmes Beach. $470,000. 717-392-4048.

ASSISTED-LIVING BUSINESS opportunity. Ideal for nurse or caregiver. Lakefront nine-bed facility, fully occupied. Includes real estate with separate living, office house. $599,000. 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

514 71st St., Holmes Beach. $470,000. 717-392-4048.

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


BANK FORCED BID, offer sale! Smoky Mountains. Lake property, Tennessee. Pick your lot, then submit your offer! Gated with amenities! Hurry, register now, first 75 only!  877-644-4647, ext. 302.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Brand-new! Mountain-top tract reduced to $29,500! Private, near Boone area, bank financing, owner must sell. 866-789-8535.

BUY MOUNTAIN LAND now! Lowest prices ever! North Carolina. Bryson City. 2.5 acres, spectacular views, paved road. High altitude. Easily accessible, secluded. $45,000. Owner financing, 800-810-1590.   

UNBELIEVABLE COASTAL BARGAIN! Only $34,900 with free boat slip. Adjoining lot sold for $99,900! Beautifully wooded building lot in

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