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Date of Issue: March 05, 2009

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2009


RESTAURANT TABLES, CHAIRS: 8 30-inch square tables, 20 black wrought-iron high-back chairs with padded seats. Miscellaneous goods. Call 941-487-7487.

WEDDING DRESS FOR sale: Ivory with beaded bodice, cathedral train. Train pins in back to three pleated layers. Size 14. Professionally cleaned and preserved.›$125 or best offer.›941-794-2312.

HUGE, DECORATIVE FRAMED mirrors: Several styles to choose from, sizes from 4 by 6 feet, to 5 by 8. $250-$400. 941-730-2606.

ANTIQUE FURNITURE: Mahogany buffet, $350. Small antique burl-wood rocker, $200. 941-778-1102.

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


FLORIDA'S OWN RODNEY Dangerfield available for private parties and golf tournaments. 781-367-0339.

BINGO EVERY THURSDAY! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: Kit Redeker, 941-778-1915.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Global market, market connections. 941-302-3100.

THE ISLANDER WANTS your comments.›Do you remember the first pro baseball game you attended? The first home run you belted out of the park? Share your baseball memories in words and photographs. E-mail reporter Lisa Neff at, and include a phone number and home town.

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.

ISLAND ROCK SCHOOL at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Guitar, bass, drums, flute, saxophone, clarinet, piano and vocals. Call Scott Achor, 941-778-1747, or Koko Ray Hansen, 941-758-0395. Rock on!

FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Courtesy of the 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.


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

ANNUAL FLEA MARKET: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Baked goods, clothing, jewelry, linens, tools, books, white elephants, furniture. Mt. Vernon Clubhouse, 4701 Independence Drive, south off Cortez Road.

SALE: 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8. Antiques, collectibles, books, jewelry and much, much more. 213 83rd St., Holmes Beach.

HUGE SALE: 9 a.m. Saturday, March 7. Furniture, big men's clothing, women's medical uniforms, golf, household. 6700 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.

ANTIQUE AND ART Fair: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8. Treasures, antiques, art, jewelry, organic produce, exotic orchids, fun and funky stuff for all. For information, call 941-383-1901. 6828 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.

A SALE EVERYDAY at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Miscellaneous office supplies, coffee mugs, treasures and junk.›


FOUND DOG: ALL black, well-groomed, sweet dog, about 30 pounds. Wearing red collar and a flea collar. Found on Cortez Road. 941-538-4290.

FOUND: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES. Brown with polka dots. Found near Waterfront restaurant. Can be claimed at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

LOST: 8x11 BLACK daily planner for 2009.›Please call 941-779-9320.


BEAUTIFUL CHOCOLATE-POINT Siamese female cat needs loving home. Seven years old, spayed. Call 941-776-3984.

FREE CHIHUAHUA! FIVE-pound, 8year old male. AKC, tan. Not for small children. Handsome, playful, loving lapdog. 941-778-1810.

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.


2001 YAMAHA VINO scooters: 49ccs. One red, one black. Low miles, like new. $1,200 each. 941-704-7445.

1987 MERCEDES 560 SL convertible. Two tops. 103,000 miles, clean car. $8,900. 410-808-3282.


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

FOR RENT: BOAT slip in Holmes Beach. Fits up to 23 feet. $140/month.›941-778-2581.

FOR RENT: DEEP-WATER boat slip. North end, Anna Maria. Gulf access. 941-794-8877.

BOAT LIFT FOR rent. Bimini Bay, 10,000 lb., deep-water, no bridges, water, electric. $300/month. 941-778-1565.



ISLAND TUTORING. Manatee High School sophomore Chris Perez tutors elementary or middle school children. Call 941-778-2979.

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.

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.


AV TECHNICIAN: Operate sound system for Sunday morning worship services and other special services. Rate of pay is $25 per service. Apply with resume to Roser Memorial Community Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216 by March 6.

PRIVATE DUTY NURSES: Long-term home care assisting lady with spinal injury. Six-hour morning shifts available. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-6953.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT Tingley Library in Bradenton Beach. Information, 941-779-1208.


GREAT SITE: FORMER service station on strategic Longboat corner. Many business uses possible: gas/convenience store, bank, restaurant, etc. Priced reduced to $999,000. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.

RESTAURANT: PROFITABLE, BEAUTIFUL, long history in resort area. Beer/wine. Any good cuisine would work. Confidentiality agreement required. $180,000 plus inventory. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.

COMMERCIAL OFFICES: FROM $250/month, includes utilities. Different sizes to fit your budget, from small office to 1,600 sf. Ideal for accounting, attorney or office away from home.  941-746-8666. 5382 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.


PRIVATE DUTY CNA has opening available. Personal care, respite care, long-term/short-term. Daily. Errands, doctor appointments, etc. Help your loved one stay independent. 941-518-4417.


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.

WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service, 941-778-3455, or cell 941-720-4152.

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

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.

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

PAINTING: INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, quality work, free estimates, 15 years experience. Call Dave, 941-812-6213.

GET A BID, then call Nick. Voted No.1 painter. 941-962-5131.

INCOME TAX SERVICE for individual and small businesses. Also prepare all states and file electronically. Member of National Society of Tax Professionals. Call Pat at Kenney Tax Service, 941-761-8156.

TOM'S TOTAL DOOR and Window Service: Repairs, replacements, inserts, frame changeout, handsets replaced, insulated glass replacement, screens, etc. 941-730-1399 or 941-722-7507.

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

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.

MOBILE MASSAGE THERAPIST: Swedish deep-tissue, reflexology. Best rates in the business. FL license #MA-43081. 941-623-2298.

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.: Oldest and best on Anna Maria! 34 years of happy customers. Mom-Watch, Pet-Watch, Storm-Check, windows, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-792-1000.

NIKI'S NOOKS AND CRANNIES. I will do housekeeping, laundry, and errands or pet sitting for you. Cell: 941-592-8684.

DESIGNER FOR HIRE! All your graphic needs covered! Logos, brochures, brand identity. Web design: Flash, HTML and 3D. 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 - when and what you need - to ensure your house is secure and cared for while you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail for 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.

DO YOU WANT AN AWARD WINNING WEB-SITE - Designed, Redesigned & Hosted: We're your first step to create your internet presence on the web. Each web-site is created specifically for your company. Why trust anyone else, use The Islander, we're local, professional and award winning designs. Please email, we will be happy to give you a FREE quote.


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.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Lawn maintenance, mulching, plantings, shell and more. Great maintenance rates. Fully insured and references. Please call 941-778-2335 or 941-284-1568.

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.

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

KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. Cell, 941-448-3857 or 941-779-0851.

LARRY'S BACK! 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.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island service since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back flow at water meters. FL#RF0038118. 941-778-3924 or 778-4461.

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.

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.

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

READY TO REPLACE those old lanai windows? Vinyl, acrylic or hurricane. I will beat anyone's price. Limited lifetime warranty window. Cash talks. 941-201-9360.

MASTERS›OF RENOVATIONS: Complete home›beautification or any home repair. Free estimates. 941-580-3312.

CARL V. JOHNSON Jr. Inc. Building contractor. Porches, rooms, decks, additions, renovations and new homes. Free estimates. Quality work and fair prices!  Call 941-795-1947, or cell 941-462-2792. Lic.#RR0066450.


RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 941-778-6665 or 800-749-6665.

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

HARBOR PINES: 2BR/2BA, washer and dryer connections, tile/carpet, 12-month lease, close to MCC, Bayshore High School and shopping. $700/month, $500 security.›Call 941-650-3476.

POOL HOME: VACATION rental. Eight minutes from the beaches in northwest Bradenton. Gorgeous 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, sleeps six, inclusive. Contact 941-794-1515. View at

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

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

2009-10 SEASON: BEAUTIFUL GROUND-level single-family home. Available now. 2BR/1BA or 3BR/2BA with living room, family room, washer/dryer and carport. Block to the beach in Anna Maria. 813-690-9762.

VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA, lovely, private pool home near Palma Sola Causeway. $900/weekly. Discounts for longer stays. 3BR/3BA gorgeous pool home, Intracoastal Waterway, west Bradenton. $1,050 weekly., or 941-794-1515.

CHARMING MONTHLY/SEASONAL condo. Cross street to Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, washer, dryer. Two decks, heated pool. $2,400/month. 813-634-3790. Available March, April, May, 2009.

SINGLE HOME: VACATION. 3BR/3BA, two blocks to beach in Bradenton Beach, north. Quiet street, just renovated. No annuals. 941-504-7821.

RENTAL: 3BR/2BA on canal, furnished. Monthly, $1,800. Call for weekly rate. All utilities paid. Cable, washer and dryer. Available all of 2009. 70th Street, Holmes Beach. Call Dave, 407-927-1304.

CANALFRONT: 2BR/1.5BA ANNUAL rental on canal with dock and davit. No pets. $1,550/month. Call Jesse, 941-778 7244.

HOLMES BEACH: 1BR/1BA, 750-sf. Water, cable, trash, washer and dryer. First, last and security deposit. $850/month. 949-813-4900.

CORTEZ ANNUAL: 1BR unfurnished. $675/month. Washer and dryer, lanai, near marina, central air conditioning. 941-545-9025.

2BR/1BA: 8102 Marina Drive,›Holmes Beach. $850/month.› Spacious, private backyard, water and garbage included.›Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696.

1BR/1BA CONDO FOR rent March, 2009. Recently updated. Pool, one block from beach. $2,400/month. Dennie, 941-778-3538 or cell, 567-712-0013.

MARCH THIS YEAR: One and two bedroom units at Westbay Cove condos. Late cancellations make better rates. Call Sharon, Old Florida Realty Co., 941-713-9096.

VERY SMALL STUDIO: North Longboat Key. Washer and dryer, utilities included. $550/month. 941-383-4856.

WANTED: RENT IN exchange for work/services. Need a place by April. 941-623-2298.

ANNUAL ANNA MARIA city. Unfurnished 2BR. Freshly painted. $850/month plus utilities. Security deposit. 941-778-5439.

RENT: WESTBAY 2BR/2BA condo by Manasota Beach. Spectacular views. Negotiable prices. 941-778-9710.

SEASONAL RENTAL: SUNNY Shores mobile home. 1BR/1BA near beach, clubhouse, no smoking, no pets. $1,200/month. 941-730-4078.

PERICO BAY CLUB annual rental: Unfurnished 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, den. Tennis, spa, pool, clubhouse, gated. $1,300/month. 941-962-6117.

RENTAL: 1BR/1.5BA CONDO. Furnished/unfurnished. Heated pool, close to beaches. Seasonal $1,400/month, or $750/month annually. 941-795-3930.

VACATION ISLAND HOME: Pool and boat dock for March, right now. $1,500/week. Owner, 941-356-1456.

ANNUAL DUPLEX RENTALS: 1BR/1BA close to beach, $700/month. RUSTIC 2BR/2BA IN Anna Maria, $850/month. Small cottage, 2BR/1BA, $700/month. No pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.

ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA Gulffront condo in small complex. Brand new tile throughout!›$1,200/month.›941-779-9320.

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


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

"DISTRESS" SALE: BANK foreclosures. Island and mainland properties. Free list with pictures.    

BEST PRICE IN all of Key Royale: An absolutely spectacular canal home, 4BR/2BA, two-car garage, split-plan, custom remodeled throughout. Deep sailboat water with new dock and lift, direct access to Tampa Bay and Gulf. Must see! Owner can hold second. Owner, 941-809-1522. See online at:

REVERSE HOME MORTGAGES: Call us for fax and free brochures. Richard and Alison Estrin, licensed mortgage brokers, Blondin Mortgage Company. 941-383-6112.

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. $79,000. 513-470-3851.

ANNA MARIA CORNER lot, no streets to cross to the beach! 117 Willow Ave. $350,000. 813-335-3680.

EXCEPTIONAL ISLAND VALUE: Bradenton Beach updated 1BR/1BA condo, turnkey furnished. Owner financing. Price reduced, $149,000. 941-779-0101.

1BR/1BA CONDO: BRADENTON Beach. Recently remodeled, pool, one block from beach. Excellent rental income. $169,000. 1-309-267-8635.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA ground-level end unit. Fully turnkey furnished with many upgrades. Walk to beach. Heated pool, carport with storage. $278,900. Owner, 941-792-6796.

2BR/2BA WESTBAY CONDO: First floor, end unit, waterfront, carport, dock, 941-778-7724 or 941-773-6674.

BEACHFRONT CONDO: $275,000. Great location! Turnkey furnished. Heated pool. Daily rentals permitted maximizing income potential. Call Kym Paxton at Michael Saunders & Co., 941-932-5511.

LOT FOR SALE: 50x100 feet, ready to build, two blocks to beach. $389,000. 71st Street, Holmes Beach. 941-778-4036.

HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOME: Island Village, beautiful 3BR/3BA 2.5-car garage with 1,865 sf, partial views. $429,900. Call Roger Clyne at Horizon Realty, 941-468-0644.

FOR SALE: HOLMES Beach Gold Crown timeshare. 936-648-4858.

BEACH CONDO. FIRST floor, beautifully updated, turnkey furnished, carport, pools, 2BR/1.5BA. Reduced! 55-plus, no pets. 941-761-1923.

PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots, both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under building. $520,000. Call Sherry Sasser at Sato Real Estate, 941-778-7200, or Ilona Kenrick, 941-713-3214. Owner: 941-730-2606.


FLORIDA LAND: INVESTMENT opportunity! Two-acre waterfront homesite only $89,900, was $169,900. Private, gated community with two recreational lakes. Municipal water and sewer. Low taxes. Just 90 minutes south of Orlando! Excellent financing. Call now, 866-352-2249.

LAND BARGAIN! 105 acres, $199,900. Subdivide, hunt, raise/ride horses, build your dream home! Only 60 minutes to beach. Bonus: investment-grade timber. Endless possibilities! Excellent financing. Call owner, 800-898-4409, ext. 2176.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN land: Five-plus acres with 10-foot waterfall, in established community. Great views, lots of options, only $99,500. Owner, 866-789-8535.

6BR/5BA FORECLOSURE! $29,900! Only $238/month! Five percent down, 20 years at 8 percent APR. Buy 4BR, $326/month! For listings, 800-366-9783, ext. 5760.

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