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Date of Issue: July 01, 2009

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July 1, 2009


FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE: Individuals may advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE. Deliver in person to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, e-mail, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)

KENMORE STOVE, WHITE, $99. 1920s vanity, triple mirror, $99. 1950s electric lift chair, modern Danish, $99. 941-580-4358.

TUSCANY-STYLE LIVING room tables, lamps, rug, decorator items.  Gently used. Northwest Bradenton. 941-465-6569.  

KAYAK FOR ONE: 11-foot, 8-inch. $175. Holmes Beach. 941-779-1081.

FOR SALE: THREE-wheel bike. Good shape, new tires, large basket. $50. 941-778-6791.

WICKER FURNITURE: NINE pieces. Barbecue, table, umbrella, TV, all for $100 or best offer. 941-779-1081. Holmes Beach.

LARGE DRESSER, FAUX marble top with blonde wood finish, seven-drawers. 17x36x65. $100. Ronnie Kay, 941-726-4929.  

PLATE CHARGERS: new in boxes, silver colored, stainless steel, $5 each. Call 941-761-1928.

LARGE GARDEN POTS: Beige decorated plastic, four for $40. Wedding bows with flowing ribbons, 10 for $45. Call 941-761-1928.

NEED ICE? WE sell ice by 10-lb. bag, $1, or bulk. Island located for quick delivery. 941-916-4629.

HEYWOOD WAKEFIELD 1948-52 dining table, six chairs, buffet, headboard, dresser, mirror. 941-726-8000.

QUEEN-SIZE BED: Complete, Sealy Posturepedic, $75. Sofa sleeper, bamboo, $65. Sofa, leather $45. 941-779-0018.

FISHING RODS AND reels. Penn, Diawa, Mitchell. Spinning and conventional. 20 new and used.  $20-$50. 941-713-4048.

BAIT CAST NET: 3/8, 5-foot, opens to 10 feet. Excellent condition. $15. 941-713-4048.

BICYCLE: LADIES TRAIL bike. Excellent condition. Must see. $50. 941-713-4048.

CANNA PLANTS: orange. 10 clumps, $30. 941-778-0256.

WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone, especially models with sim cards and chargers. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

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:


BRADENTON BEACH GETAWAY! Beautiful Gulffront studio suite condo. Ground-floor end unit right on the beach. Summer vacation getaway two-night special, $249. Reserve now, 941-779-0101.

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

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.

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.


FOURTH OF JULY antique and art fair: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Whitney Beach Plaza, 6828 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Free admission, free parking. Benefits the Longboat Key Turtle Watch. Information, 941-383-1901.

A SALE EVERYDAY at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Miscellaneous office supplies, t-shirts, treasures.


SET OF KEYS on blue clip found by newspaper racks near Skinny’s restaurant, 3901 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Claim at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

LOST: YOUTH PRESCRIPTION glasses, silver frames, oval lenses. Lost on Manatee Public Beach Monday, June 15. Please, call 941-792-4801 or 941-209-8585.

LOST: SWISS ARMY men’s watch. Silver, link band. Near 79th Street on beach. Sentimental value. Call 941-778-6854.   


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.



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

WANTED: SAILBOAT, GOOD condition. 22-25 feet, centerboard or swing keel. 941-725 0872.



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.

LAWN MOWING/DOG walking? Will walk dogs any day, mow lawns after 5 p.m. weekdays, after 11 a.m. weekends. 941-447-7092.

CALL ZACK, 13, for odd jobs. Will do anything you need done after school and Saturdays. 941-773-3185.

RED CROSS LIFEGUARD for private parties at your pool. $10/hour. Call Marie Durocher, 941-795-4722.

CASSIE’S DOG WALKING and house sitting. I can walk your dog anytime. 941-962-3373.

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.


NURSES: WEEKEND CARE needed for active quad, spinal injury. Stay overnight, assist with bathing, meals next morning. Leave by 1 p.m. Longboat Key, 941-383-6953.

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



LICENSED CNA: AVAILABLE. Non-smoker. Appointments, activities, travel, light housekeeping, cooking. Island references. Call 941-753-1212, leave message.


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.

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.

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

SEWING: HEMMING, BUTTONS, minor alterations, cushion covers, ironing. Call Terry, 941-778-3125.

AN HONEST AND dependable woman would like the opportunity to clean your home. Call 941-746-3535.

SUMMER HANDYMAN SPECIAL: College student looking for any odd jobs. Zach’s back on Anna Maria Island. 941-224-5854.

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

HOUSESITTER AVAILABLE to stay in your home, take care of pets, lawn, garden and plants. Local references available. 941-448-9233.

HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura: Good references, happy customers! 941-539-6891.

HOME FOR SALE or rent? Potential buyers, renters evaluate your home in less than 10 seconds. Some never even go inside. We can help you create the ambiance and curb appeal to bring them in and love what they find. Home staging by Beauty and the Beach can often be done in just a few days at a price you can afford. Just need some ideas? We do that, too. Consultations are on us. Visit us at: or call 941-778-2181

PEST CONTROL: IF you have a pest control company and still have ants then you need to call Southern Greens to get the ants out. 941-747-6677.

PEST CONTROL: WANT your house to be a pest-free environment? Call the pros at 941-755-8126, Verland Certified Service.

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.

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.

MUSIC LESSONS WITH Koko Ray. Island studio open now. Instruction in flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar and piano. 941-778-8328, or evenings, 941-758-0395. 358 58th St., Studio I, Holmes Beach.

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 $48/yard. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.

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

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.

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.

EXPERIENCED BUILDING CONTRACTOR: Carl V. Johnson Jr. Inc. New homes, porches, decks, remodel, repairs, etc. Quality work. Fair price! 941-795-1947. Lic.#RR0066450.

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

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more. Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Island references, 15 years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.


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.

VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA, lovely, private pool home near Palma Sola Causeway. $1,000/weekly. Discounts for longer stays. 3BR/3BA gorgeous pool home, near Intracoastal Waterway, west Bradenton. $1,050 weekly., or 941-794-1515.

PERICO BAY CLUB:  3BR/2BA, clean, bright end condo. $1,200/month, lease option available. Free cable, utilities. Call Jesse, 941-778-7244.

ANNUAL DUPLEX: 2BR/1BA Anna Maria City. Ground-level. $850/month, water, trash included. Available now. 941-778-7003.

BAYFRONT RENTALS: FULLY furnished 2BR/2BA, close to beach with great fishing dock. Monthly rent starts at $750. Call for information, 941-794-5980 or 941-779-4713.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR/1BA. Newly renovated in quiet Bradenton Beach neighborhood close to beach and trolley stop. Furnished or unfurnished. Available immediately. Call Liz, 941-778-2173 or 941-962-8844.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/3BA canal home on Key Royale. Large caged pool, garage. New kitchen and tile installed one year ago. $1,950/month. 863-660-8366.

ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA: Short-term lease, flexible. Furnished. Rent will include all utilities. Close to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-737-9662.

ANNUAL RENTAL: BRADENTON. 2BR/2BA furnished. Washer, dryer, shed, nice yard, close to beach. $800/month. Call Bob, 518-235-0267. 

ANNUAL RENTAL: DUPLEX, ground-level, 2BR/1BA. $900/month. 941-778-7003.

WANT TO RENT: "Green" house on Anna Maria, free of chlorine and other scented cleaning products. Wood or tile floors a necessity.  Please, call 860-526-5173 to discuss.

ANNUAL 1BR UNFURNISHED apartment. Kitchen, bath. No pets. Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039.

1BR/1BA EFFICIENCY: STEPS from beach. Unfurnished, all utilities included except phone. Pets welcome. $900/month. Annual. 941-224-5664 or 941-224-7326.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA: Renovated, 1,200 sf, fantastic views of bay. Unit 5, $1,300/month, unit 4, $1,100/month. Large porch overlooking pool, laundry. 201 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Reggie, 813-598-1802.

2BR/2BA: WATER, SEWER, cable TV, electric, garbage, all utilities included. Washer, dryer on premises. $950/month. 415 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Frank, 941-778-7062.

RENTAL WANTED: ANNUAL. Two or three bedroom. North end, unfurnished preferred. Long-time Island resident selling home. Single, references. 941-713-4515.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA: Waterfront, ground level, quiet, clean, beautiful. 941-795-0504.

ANNUAL: HALF DUPLEX on Holmes Beach. Newly renovated, large 2BR/2BA with deck overlooking lake. New flooring, window treatments, paint, refrigerator. Enclosed garage and storage space. No pets. $975/month. 941-524-9940.

CORTEZ ANNUAL: 1BR, washer, dryer, near marina. $635/month plus $350 security. 941-545-9025.

PERICO BAY: FURNISHED 2BR/2BA, garage. $1,200/month. Flexible lease. Realtor, 941- 356-1456.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: REMODELED 3BR/2BA furnished home. Five minutes to Island. $1,200/month. Realtor, Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.

LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE homes. 2BR/1BA, $600/week and 3BR/2BA, $900/week. Fourth of July available. Realtor, Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.

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: 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.

GORGEOUS 5BR/3BA TOWNHOUSE for sale on Anna Maria Island. Fantastic location opposite Publix and five minute walk to beach. Beautifully decorated with superb rental history. Tennis courts and two pools. Offers in excess of $310,000! Will be sold to highest bidder. Telephone 01144 20 8508 0332, or e-mail:

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

WEST BRADENTON: 2BR/2BA villa,, garage, cathedral ceiling. Private courtyards, pet friendly. $165,000. Realtor, Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

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


COASTAL GEORGIA BANK-ordered sale One-plus acre, ocean-access, $29,900. 888-982-8952, ext. 5192.

CENTRAL GEORGIA: Two center-pivot irrigated farms; 168 acres and 600 acres. Creeks, ponds, row crop land, great income and recreation. William Long Agency, 478-972-1247.

WEBSTER COUNTY, GA.: 63 acres, $1,525/acre. Creek, great hunting, paved road. Other tracts available in three-county area. St. Regis Paper Co., 478-987-9700.

LAKE BARGAIN! Three-plus acres, just $49,900. Was $89,900. Nicely wooded, private lake access. Ready to build. Owner will finance. Only one, save big. Call now, 866-352-2249.

LAKE LOT DEAL fell through! 2.6 acres, $19,300. Free boat slips! Was $39,900. Secluded wooded lot with deeded access to private stocked bass lake in Tennessee. Quiet road frontage, utilities, warranty deed. Excellent financing. Must see, call now, 888-792-5253, ext. 3087.

LAKE JAMES: GATED waterfront community. Scenic mountain and lake-view homesites. 50 percent discounts, three days only, July 3-5. By appointment only, 800-709-LAKE.

FREE FORECLOSURE LISTINGS: Over 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now! 800-446-9804.

HEAD FOR THE Smoky Mountains: Two-night/three-day stay, only $99. Home sites starting at $29,900. Paved roads, water, sewer and clubhouse. 866-228-6147.

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