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Date of Issue: July 23, 2008

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July 23, 2008


MOVING: TABLE, SIX chairs, leaf with matching buffet, $600. 36x48 Mirror, $65. Baker’s rack, $80. Refrigerator, $150. Broyhill desk/hutch, $125. Mission desk, $90. Storwal horizontal file, $80. 941-792-8726.

SEALY TWIN BED, 2 months old, $150. Ross exercise bike, $100. Much more. 941-794-5980.

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.


ENTERTAINMENT: CORPORATE, GOLF and private parties. 781-367-0339,

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. Thursday. 9am-noon Saturday. Clothing sales. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 26. 2814 Ave. E, Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE: 9 a.m. Saturday, July 26. Chairs, pictures, miscellaneous items. 236 Oak Ave., Anna Maria.

THREE FAMILY SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 26. Table and chairs, two coffee tables, dresser, waterbed, three desks, kitchenware, lamps, antiques, jewelry, much brick-brack. 218 84th St., Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE: FULL house of furniture and lots of other items. 8 a.m.-noon. Saturday-Sunday. 733 Holly Road, Anna Maria.

HUGE MOVING SALE 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26. Furniture, art, bike, collectibles, extension ladder, mower, water skis, tube, fishing tackle, etc. 607 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.

ANTIQUES, FURNITURE, COLLECTIBLES, wetsuit, printers, scanners, etc. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 26. 424 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

SIDEWALK "YARD" SALE continues at The Islander, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, July 23-25, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 


LOST LARGE TIGER cat, pink collar. 3200 Gulf Drive. Please call, 941-201-4571.

WOMAN’S PRESCRIPTION GLASSES found July 4 at the 63rd Street beach access, Holmes Beach. 813-689-4135 or 813-685-1585.

JIB/HEADSAIL BEACHCAT with white sail. Lost July 5 along Bay Boulevard. Reward. Call 941-807-0603.


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 FORD TAURUS SE: 4-door, 16,600 miles, gold/tan cloth, new brakes, fuel pump. $4,895. Harold, 813-956-7979.

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


BIMINI BAY SAILING: small sailboat rental and instruction. Day, week, month. Sunfish, Laser, Zuma and Precision 15. Call Brian, 941-685-1400.


INSHORE SLAM FISHING - Reds, snook, trout with Capt. Jim Savaglio. License, bait, tackle included. 941-238-7597.



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

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.

BABYSITTING AND PETSITTING. Teen with child daycare experience and Red Cross certified available all summer. Katie, 941-778-1491 or 941-447-4057.

BABYSITTER AVAILABLE ON the Island during the summer. Lisa, 17, 941-538-8570.

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.

TWO SCOOPS – ANNA Maria Island’s favorite ice-cream shop and cafe is now hiring part-time associates. Varied shifts available, must be able to work nights and weekends. Great pay, $8-9/hour. A great place to work and have a little fun, looking for a few friendly people. Food preparation experience a plus. Apply today at Two Sides of Nature, located in Bayview Plaza, 101 S. Bay Blvd., unit A-1.

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: gas/convenience store, bank, restaurant, etc. $1,300,000. Longview Realty: 941-383-6112.

GARDEN/HOME DECOR. Enchanting Holmes Beach shop is fun to run. Only $45,000. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.


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.

EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER AVAILABLE to help a little or a lot, day or night. CPR, first aid, CNA certified. Reliable, trustworthy, Island references. Flexible scheduling. Personal/household care, driving, companionship. 941-778-5958.


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.

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

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.

SEWING: HEMMING, BUTTONS, minor alterations, cushion covers, ironing. Errands: grocery, doctor's appointments.  Call Terry, 941-778-3125.

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

A&B WINDOW CLEANING: residential, commercial, window caulking, pressure washing and painting. Island resident. Day: 941-545-3845. Evening: 941-536-6586.

PLEASE, LET ME clean your house for you, your way. 20 years experience. Barb, 941-792-1381.

SUPER CLEAN YOUR home! I'm a fastidious, Asian housekeeper who loves to clean. I'll make your home sparkle! Island resident, 100 percent reliable with VIP references. Free estimates. Call Pa, 941-447-1785.

WASH AND FOLD Service: Formerly at Holmes Beach Laundromat, now available for pickup and delivery to your door. Ironing, too. Call Cheryl, 941-773-1631.

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.

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.

BABYSITTER AVAILABLE WEEKENDS and weeknights. Experienced woman, Island references, patient, caring and responsible. 941-726-5838.

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.


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.


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.

K&C PAINTING LLC. Interior, exterior, faux. A woman’s touch. Kelly Meshberger. Free estimates. 941-544-8658.

SDB HOME REPAIR LLC: Handyman, painting, tile work, sheetrock, hauling, electrical, light plumbing. 941-312-2239.

WOOD, TILE, MOSAIC and carpet. Custom installations, quality workmanship, prompt service, reliable. Licensed and insured, free estimates, many Island references. Contact Omar, 941-447-7627,

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


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.

2/BR DUPLEX NEAR Blake, one block off Cortez Road, extra clean, $725/month. 941-761-4040.

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

ANNUAL DUPLEX: ANNA Maria, 2BR/1BA, screened breezeway, washer/dryer if needed. Walk to beach and bay, near community center. Water and garbage included, $875/month. 941-756-8787, 941-747-5071.

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, $2200/month annually with option to buy. Call Lisa, 860-601-3838.

KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT paradise. 2BR/2BA, tropical pool with spa, two boat lifts, minutes to Gulf. Don't miss it! $2,300/month, annual, available Aug. 1. 941-730-1086.

PRIME COMMERCIAL LOCATION in heart of Holmes Beach. 5382 Gulf of Mexico Drive, formerly Smith Realtors, all new interior, high visibility, 1,900 sf. Only $2,400/month. Also, 24x12 storage unit, $250/month. 941-746-8666.

HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA apartment. 100 feet from bay. First, last, security deposit, $795/month. 949-813-4900.

1BR/1BA ANNUAL APARTMENT furnished or unfurnished. One block from beach and trolley stop. Great outdoor living in Bradenton Beach. Call Liz, 941-778-2173 or 941-962-8844.

WANTED TO RENT: 2-3BR/2BA, Jan 15-April 15, 2009. Prefer Anna Maria near Gulf. 877-476-0488, ext. 214, or

ANNUAL HALF DUPLEX, 3BR/2BA with washer/dryer hookups, beautiful tile, close to beach, $900/month. 1BR/1BA, tile, $700/month. No pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL rental. Elevated duplex, 2BR/2BA, recently updated, walk to beach. Two bonus rooms, large garage. $1,500/month. 404-441-6471, e-mail:

SPACIOUS ISLAND BAYFRONT. Dock, furnished. $2,000/month, $900/week. $150/night includes utilities. 941-794-5980.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA duplex, Holmes Beach, no pets, ground level, $1,000/month. Washer, dryer, water and lawn care included. Jim Anderson Realty, 941-778-4847. 

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: Large 2BR/2BA, den, hookups, central heating/air, pets considered, $925/month, $1,000 security. 941-962-5827.

BEACH APARTMENT: EVERYTHING furnished. Includes washer, dryer, internet, pool/hot tub. Semi-annual rental, $950/month. 941-778-7315.

OFFICE, RETAIL, PROFESSIONAL Space. 8799 Cortez Road. 625 sf. Call 1-800-952-1206.

EFFICIENCY APARTMENT. AVAILABLE Aug. 1. No pets. 941-778-7039.

PALMA SOLA 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage. Walk to bay and beach. Caged pool, separate 11x40 screened lanai, updated domed kitchen, formal dining room, much more.  $1,595/month, plus deposit. 941-567-9492. 775-829-9492.

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


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.

BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA with Gulf just across the street and terrific direct views. $440,000. Owner, 941-388-5238.

1BR/1BA MOBILE HOME. You own land in waterfront park. No monthly fees. Great condition. Reduced!! $85,000. 513-470-3851.

BEST BUY ON Pine Avenue. Residential/commercial. $569,000, compare at $750,000. 941-773-0706.

ISLAND WATERFRONT HOME. Updated 3BR/2BA, pool, spa, boat dock. Creative terms, $799,000. Owner/Realtor, 941-356-1456.

A HUNDRED STEPS to the beach, cozy 2BR/1BA. Open plan, furnished, washer/dryer. $249,000. Realtor, 941-756-1090.

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.


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

HOW ABOUT TENNESSEE? For a list of available lake and mountain homes and properties call Lakeside Realty toll free at 888-291-5253, or visit

LAKE HOMESITES FROM $24,900. Clarks Hill Lake on Georgia and South Carolina border. Excellent financing available, call today, 877-426-2326, ext. 4352.

NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAIN properties. Visit,, or 800-200-7458.

131-PLUS OR MINUS acres of property in Worth County, Ga. Mix of woods and open land. $2,000/acre. Owner financing available. Norris Bishop Realty LLC, 229-890-1186.

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.

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