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Date of Issue: May 21, 2008

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 21, 2008


STORE FIXTURES  including display case, clothes rack, loveseat, hutch, and more than 100 pieces of glass shelving and brackets. 941-795-1115. Leave message if no answer.

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.

SEVEN-PIECE RATTAN living room furniture, excellent condition, $600. Call 941-526-7500.


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.

HUGE YARD SALE at Fire House, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.

CONSIGNMENT FURNISHINGS: NOW accepting quality home furnishings and women’s jewelry and accessories.  611 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. 941-749-1166.


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.

FOUND NECKLACE ON Manatee Beach, call 941-792-5081 to identify.

LOST GARMIN 498c Chartplotter / Fish Finder. Somewhere along Palm Drive between 75th Street and Catchers Marina. Reward. Call 321-427-4646.


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.


2000 LAND ROVER SE7, 117,000 miles, excellent condition, fully loaded. $6,200.00, 941-928-8735.


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.

2004 CHAPARRAL 280 SSI, twin 5.76 diesel engines with 90 hours. All available options, including windlass custom anchor, refrigeration, head, sink, extended swim platform, transom, shower, very high frequency radio, Garmin GPS, flush kits, etc. $55,000, or best offer, 941-778-3416.



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.

CHURCH CUSTODIAN RESPONSIBLE for all custodial duties, including cleanliness and maintenance of buildings and properties, operating and maintaining van, set up for special events, and other assignments as needed. Perform minor repairs and schedule other repairs with vendors. Must work as a team member with staff and as a leader of volunteers. Audio-visual skills required. Non-smoker. Valid Florida driver’s license. Prior custodial experience preferred. Salaried position with vacation benefits. Hours 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Please, send resume to Custodian Search Committee, PO Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT FOR small business. Knowledgeable in all office functions and Adobe systems. Salary based on abilities and desire. Work on the island, flexible hours. Call for interview, 941-778-1057.

PROFESSIONAL CLEANERS WANTED for Island rental units. Call 941-301-1183 or 941-778-3116.


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.

LAUNDROMAT FOR IMMEDIATE sale. Island location, priced to sell. Call 941-526-7500.


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.

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

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.

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 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.

HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent references. Monday-Friday. $16/hour. Call 941-539-6891.

PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING: Private studio, certified trainer, 16 years experience. Specializing in sport-specific training, improving balance, strength, and stamina. Toni Lyon, 941-928-8735.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

1BR APARTMENT Avenue E, Holmes Beach. Completely remodeled. Steps to beach. Mature, professional, non-smoker. First, last and security. $800/month, including utilities. 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.

HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT quaint 2BR/1BA ground level. Breathtaking sunsets, walk to restaurants, shops, grocery, trolley. January-April $3,000/month; May-December $2,200/month. Call for weekly rates, 813-264-0639 or 813-728-2590.

9604 CORTEZ ROAD West, 2BR/2BA condo with boat slip. Less than two miles from the Island. Tennis, heated pool, billiards, fitness center, game room. Lease or purchase. Call 941-720-3022.

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

WANTED ANNA MARIA Island Gulffront furnished condo, home or apartment. Retired couple will rent by week, month or season. Mail full description to Carpenter, 33 Springfield Court, St. Louis MO 63122.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 3BR/2BA, washer/dryer hookup, $900/month. 2BR/2BA triplex, $725. 1BR/1BA, $700. No Pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH rental, 2BR/2BA, elevated duplex with covered parking, washer/dryer hookup, covered porch, open deck, near beach, $1100/month. 941-713-3214. 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. Annual Key Royale 2BR/2BA with garage, $1300/month plus utilities. Call Sue at An Island Place Realty, 941-779-9320.


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. Good rental income possible. $469,000. Owner, 941-388-5238 or 941-447-2061.

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.

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.

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.

FOR SALE BY owner: canal lot in Holmes Beach with 3/BR house. Live in, rent, add on or tear down. Reduced 32 percent, asking $495,000. 941-778-5112.

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.


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

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.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: two-plus acres with great view, very private, big trees, waterfalls and large public lake nearby $49,500. Call now, 866-789-8535.

LAKEFRONT SALE! 3.5 acres $49,900. New to market. Gently sloping lakefront estate on private bass lake. Gorgeous unspoiled setting, no crowds, no noise. For the discriminating buyer. Must see. Excellent low-rate financing. Call now 888-792-5253, ext.1850.

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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