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Date of Issue: May 14, 2008

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 14, 2008


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

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

OLD-FASHIONED DINER MUGS: $8 (includes tax). Your coffee never tasted so good as when you drink from the old-style mugs available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Condominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.


EARLY HOLIDAY DEADLINE: The deadline for classified advertising to appear in the May 28 edition of The Islander is 2 p.m. Friday, May 23., 941-778-7978.

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, $40. Three lines, $50. Forms at The Islander or call 941-518-4431 for more information.


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

RELAY FOR LIFE yard sale: 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 24, Gloria de Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE: 9 a.m., Saturday, May 17, Furniture, pictures, file cabinets, misc. items, 236 Oak Ave. Anna Maria.


LOST DIGITAL CAMERA. North end of the Island near Bean Point. Reward. Call 909-844-7806.

LOST: GREEN PARROT with black face, Nanday Conure. Very friendly. 813-453-4789.

LOST: SINGLE PEARL ring on large gold band, Friday, May 2, on the beach, Holmes Beach. Reward. 941-779-9781.


FREE: READY FOR a loving home. Two kittens and two young cats. All female, spayed and up-to date shots. Call 941-778-8586.

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.



BOAT LIFT NORTH end Anna Maria for rent. Easy access to bay and Gulf. 941-778-2778.

BIMINI BAY SAILING: small sailboat rental and instruction. Day, week, month. Sunfish, Laser, Zuma and Mini Sunfish. 941-685-1400.

18-FOOT LEADER Cat Boat. Galvanized Magic Trail trailer. Less than 100 hours of use, 941-778-2190.

30-FOOT SAILBOAT: New rigging in December 2003, clean and in good shape. $24,500. More info and pictures available via internet at, click Florida Tampa Bay area, Boats, search for “1984 Islander Bahama.”



ISLAND TUTORING. Manatee High School freshman 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

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.


NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten pay. Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call 941-778-3953.

HOST/SERVER/BUS help sought at Ooh La La! Bistro. Apply in person weekdays after 4 p.m., 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT Tingley Library in Bradenton Beach. Friendly atmosphere with great community spirit. It's fun, give it a try! For more information, 941-779-1208.

NAIL TECH OR massage therapist room available for rent. 941-713-5244 to view.


GREAT SITE: FORMER service station on strategic Longboat corner. Many business uses possible. $1,300,000. Longview Realty: 941-383-6112.

FLORIST SHOP: PROFITABLE, established business and attached 4BR pool home near beach. Work at home and live in luxury for $999,000. Business also available separately. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.

PROFITABLE JEWELRY BUSINESS for sale. $35,000 includes all business assets and inventory. Great Bradenton Beach location. Fun business. Call Tracy at 941-704-4841 for more information.


NURSES: PRIVATE DUTY. Long-term home care assisting lady with spinal injury. Five hour morning shifts and overnights, 10pm-8am, available. Travel opportunity. 941-383-6953.

EARLY HOLIDAY DEADLINE: The deadline for classified advertising to appear in the May 28 edition of The Islander is 2 p.m. Friday, May 23., 941-778-7978.


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, repairs, upgrades, 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 Co.: Oldest and best on Anna Maria! 34 years of grateful, happy customers. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-9217.

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.

ESP CLEANING: PROFESSIONAL cleaning team serving Anna Maria Island. Call Steve and Maria, 941-345-2162.

PROFESSIONAL MAID SERVICE. Your work, your way! 30 years experience. References. Call Barb, 941-792-1381.

PAINTING, WALL REPAIR, handyman. Island resident. Very meticulous and reliable. Free estimates. Call Colin, 941-376-0541.

CAREGIVER/COMPANION, HELP with all your daily living needs. 15-years experience and references. Janet, 941-758-7219.

ANGELS CLEANING, WEEKLY and biweekly cleaning. Free quotes. Call Marsha at 727-1349. Leave message.

WILL HOUSE SIT/pet sit for free to be near beaches. Retired, local repeat references. 770-832-7319, 678-988-4041, or

COMPUTER GOT YOU down? Got a virus? Need wireless, network setup? Web site? Need help? Call JC, 941-484-7487.

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

DESIGNER FOR HIRE! All your graphic needs covered! Print work: 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.

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

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.

UPSCALE NAIL SALON: Nails on the Island. 30 years experience all phases of nail care. 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.

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.

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


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.

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

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30-years experience. 941-729-9381.

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

CRUSHED WASHED SHELL delivered and spread, For all your hauling needs, call David Bannigan. 941-504-7045.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. Cell, 941-448-3857 or 941-778-0851.

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

RAINMAKER IRRIGATION SERVICE and repair. Keep your lawn green. Special summer rates. 941-518-3362 or 941-792-8307.


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 RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Thirty years experience. 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.

TILE AND MARBLE Installation:  Many Island references. Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor Coverings. 941-726-1802.

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.

MASTERS OF RENOVATIONS! Do you need quality services for your home? Free estimates. 941- 580- 3312.

BOB HEFFNER CONSTRUCTION Inc. State certified building contractor. Residential repairs, remodeling and new construction. No job too big or too small. 941-266-7500. License #CBC034351.

RECOVER YOUR POOL table. Many colors to chose from. Call Michael for a free estimate. 941-592-9442.

ONE MAN A PRESSURE washer. Make your weathered wood dock, boat dock, aluminum or driveway look like new! Call 941-778-2081 for free quote and demo.

CLEANING FAIRIES: LONG-time resident, weekly, biweekly, reasonable rates and attention detail. Free estimates. 941-778-5717.

PARRISH PLUMBING: FULL service plumbers. Licensed and insured. 941-803-4202. Visit us at


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.

2BR/2BA CONDO on Anna Maria Island with beautiful Gulf views. Monthly, weekly or seasonal rentals. 941-721-4789.

CONDO: ANNA MARIA, Shell Point. 2BR/2BA furnished. Ground floor on water. Heated pool. Tennis court. Covered parking. No pets, smoking. Coin laundry. Minimum two months. Seasonal rates. First, last, security. 716-861-8016.

ANNUAL: CHARMING 2BR/2BA elevated duplex in Bradenton Beach. High ceilings, clean. Block to beach. $875/month. Pets considered. 941-725-2549.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: Large duplex unit, 2BR/2BA plus den, washer/dryer hookups, central air conditioner, $975/month, $1,000 security. 941-962-5827.

HOMES BEACH ANNUAL rental, 2BR/2BA, large utility room with washer and dryer. First, last and security, plus utilities. 941-779-2265.

WATERFRONT ON PALMA Sola canal with boat slip. 2BR/2BA condo with laundry, heated pool, cable, renovated. Annual $950/month. Indoor cats possible. Must see. 941-720-7519.

BRADENTON BEACH BRAND new duplex, block from beach. 3BR/3BA two-car garage, granite kitchen, marble baths, office, eight-person Jacuzzi, elevator, balconies overlooking Gulf and Intracoastal. Turnkey furnished, absolutely pristine, no pets, $2500/month annually with option to buy. Call Lisa, 860-601-3838.

NEW FURNISHED 1BR/1BA annual at Sunny Shores. Mile from Anna Maria Island, marina, on Intracoastal Waterway. $700/month. 941-224-6521.

ANNUAL FABULOUS VIEW bayfront. 2BR/2BA villa, unfurnished. Available now. Water included, $1,000/month. 941-224-6521.

BRING YOUR BOAT: waterfront duplex in Bradenton Beach. Two blocks to beach with dock and davits, washer, dryer and storage shed. $1,000/month. Call 727-784-3679.

BAYFRONT 2BR/2BA, second-floor, corner condo. Views of Skyway Bridge. $1,100/month for six months. 941-778-9710.

VACATION RENTAL NORTHWEST Florida. Beautiful 3BR/2BA with two-car garage, pool. Discounts apply. 941-794-1515.

ANNUAL: 3BR/2BA duplex. Washer/dryer hookup, $900/month. 1BR/1BA $675/month. 2BR/1BA $725/month. No pets. Close to beach. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.

NEWLY RENOVATED 1BR/2BA and pool. North end of the Island. Available now. Call Jenny, 941-896-7748 or 941-201-9184.

ANNUAL RENTAL UNFURNISHED in Palma Sola Park. 3BR/2BA bright and clean. Non-smoking, large yard, pets considered. $1,200/month. First, last and security. 941-778-5445.

ANNUAL SINGLE-FAMILY Island home. 2BR/1BA, garage and fenced yard. Block off the beach. Recent remodel. $1,100/month, plus security and utilities. 941-795-8979.

BRADENTON BEACH: LARGE studio apartment, Washer/dryer, utilities and cable included. 200 feet from Gulf. $850/month. 941-713-4119 or 941-778-5677.

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

EARLY HOLIDAY DEADLINE: The deadline for classified advertising to appear in the May 28 edition of The Islander is 2 p.m. Friday, May 23., 941-778-7978.

ANNUAL GULFFRONT 5400 Condo, 1BR/1BA with sunroom, $975/month. Annual 2BR/1BA half duplex on 61st Street, $975 plus utilities. Annual furnished Bayou condo 2BR/1BA, $1100 plus FPL. 6 month furnished rental, Holmes Beach. Call Sue at An Island Place Realty, 941-779-9320.

2BR LUXURY CONDO, steps from the beach, tennis, saunas and heated pool. $850 plus tax and cleanup. 863-688-3524 or 863-608-1833.

FOR RENT ANNUALLY: clean 2BR/1BA duplex. Washer/dryer, air-conditioned. $950/month. 941-778-3323.

2BR/2BA ANNUAL Bradenton Beach elevated duplex. Garage plus covered parking. Nonsmoking, small pets considered. Close to beach. $950/month. 480-586-4074.

NEAR BEACHES: 1BR/1.5BA redecorated. Annual, $750/month, furnished. Most utilities paid. Call 941-758-9133.

IMAGINE CHRISTMAS IN your annual rental 100 steps to the beach! Dec. 1, 2008 – December 1, 2009. 2BR/2BA Townhouse. Fabulous rental property available. 120 52nd Street, Holmes Beach. $1,200/month. First, last and security. References a must. Call Norman, 330-758-3857.

1BR APARTMENT Avenue E, Holmes Beach. Completely remodeled. Steps to beach. Mature, professional, non-smoker. First, last and security. $850/month, including utilities. Available May 1. 941-779-0470.

NEW OWNERSHIP: 1BR/1BA apartments, half block from water. Available now and on the first. 3611 117th Street W. Call Pat McClary, 941-920-6637.


BAYVIEW AND CANALFRONT with pool. 2BR/2BA open plan, new kitchen. Totally upgraded. Dock, three davits. Owner motivated. Not a drive-by, must see inside! $599,000. 404 21st Place, Bradenton Beach by owner. Call Herb Dolan, 941-725-2395.

FULL GULF VIEWS from most rooms! Also bay and pool views. Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA end-unit. Nicely updated kitchen with stainless steel and granite. Two large screened balconies, secure building, washer and dryer in unit. Boat dock, tennis court.

ANNA MARIA CITY, historical 2BR/3BA, or 1BR/2BA plus 2BR/1BA guest. Screened porch, workshop, carport, patios, shade, fruit trees, flowers and privacy. Wheel-chair friendly. New aluminum roof. Handyman special. $629,000. 941-778-9217.

2BR/2BA DIRECT BAYFRONT, all water view! Runaway Bay Resort. All new professional decor! Absolutely one of the best views and condo in the resort. Great rental history! $429,000. George, 847-707-3859.

REDUCED PRICE! MOBILE home with land. 8x28, fully restored inside. 10x20 enclosed addition, driveway. Located in Paradise Bay, low monthly maintenance fee. $50,000. 941-447-9852.

FOR SALE BY owner, single-family Island home. 2BR/1BA, garage and fenced yard. Block off the beach. Recent remodel. $399,000. 941-795-8979.

BIG REDUCTIONS IN price. Canal house. Gulfview condo. Direct Gulffront condo. 941-779-1013.

PRICED TO SELL: Charming canal house on Sail Boat water. $535,000. 717-898-2325 ext. 237.

DUPLEX ON TWO lots for sale. Both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under building. Two deeded lots, one duplex. $710,000. 941-730-2606.

EARLY HOLIDAY DEADLINE: The deadline for classified advertising to appear in the May 28 edition of The Islander is 2 p.m. Friday, May 23., 941-778-7978.


SOUTHERN COLORADO RANCH sale: 35 acres with well, $356/month*. Spectacular Rocky Mountain views, year-round access, nicely treed, access to electric and telephone. Call Red Creek Land today, 866-OWN-LAND, ext. 4125. Offer void where prohibited. Terms and conditions subject to change without notice. *Monthly payment of $356.22 based upon a purchase price of $69,900 with 15 percent down and $59,415 financed via 30-year mortgage at a fixed interested rate of 6 percent.

NEW ARIZONA LAND rush! 1 or 2.5 football field-sized lots! $0 down. $0 interest. $159-$208/month! Money back guarantee! 866-819-2485 or

AIRPORT LAKES ESTATES: .75 to 3-acre lakefront and wooded lots starting at $17,000-$39,000, surrounded by 5,000 acres of Lake Barkley State Park, utilities/county roads in place, close to hospitals and schools. Jay Bachman, 800-964-7495 or 727-492-8380

HILTON HEAD LAKES, S.C. – Finally affordable lakefront living. Large wooded homesites starting in the low $100s. World-class amenities, 165 plus acre lake. 22 miles of shoreline. Great boating and fishing. No time limit to build, hurry limited offer! Call Hilton Head Lakes: 866-396-3230.

VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log cabin shell on two private acres near very wide trout stream in the Galax area and New River State Park. $139,500. Owner, 866-789-8535.

GRAND OPENING SALE! Saturday, May 31st! one-plus acre lake access, just $29,900. Includes free boat slips! On 160,000 acre recreational lake in Kentucky. Save $5,000 guaranteed! Prime dockable lakefront available. Lowest financing in 25 plus years. Be first to see! Call now 800-704-3154, ext. 1825.

EARLY HOLIDAY DEADLINE: The deadline for classified advertising to appear in the May 28 edition of The Islander is 2 p.m. Friday, May 23., 941-778-7978.

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