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Date of Issue: August 16, 2008

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, August 13, 2008


FOR SALE: UPRIGHT Baldwin piano, excellent condition, $500. Callaway golf clubs, youth size, $100. Free: free-standing basketball net. 941-778-3595.

SIX FILE CABINETS: black, 4-drawer legal or regular file cabinets. $20 each. The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.

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.


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

YOU CAN HAVE everything you want in life if you will just help enough other people get what they want. 941-778-7656.

DONATIONS ARE NOW being accepted for yard sale items to benefit the West Manatee Fire Rescue Auxiliary. Sale will be held Labor Day weekend. Please drop items off on the north side of the Firehouse located on Second Avenue North and Highland Avenue, Bradenton Beach.

NIKI’S ISLAND TREASURES: Huge sale and clearance sale. All sterling jewelry 50-75 percent off. Select antiques, unique jewelry, art glass, island art and collectibles 20-80 percent off. Open seven days, 9:30 a.m.-7 p. m., 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-779-0729.

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.


MOVING SALE: 7 a.m.- noon, Saturday, Aug. 16. Everything from bedroom set and sleeper sofa to kitchen appliances and utensils. 212 69th St., Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Wicker bedroom set, wicker porch furniture, wooden dressers, rocking chair, refrigerators, bikes and more. 522 Loquat Drive, Anna Maria. No early birds, please.

ESTATE SALE: HOUSE, too. 8 a. m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 12-13. Entire contents. Antique dressers, desk, vanity and rattan. Hide-a-beds. 941-778-9217. 405 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.

GARAGE AND PLANT sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Something for everyone. 676 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.

SIDEWALK "YARD" SALE continues at The Islander, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, July 30-Aug 1, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach


SAILBOAT RUDDER LOST from boat at 73rd Street, T-end canal. Holmes Beach. Reward. Call 941-747-2801.

LOST: 2004 JOHNSON 25-hp outboard. Serial number G04770530. Last seen on my skiff in Key Royale. Reward. 813-991-5462.


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.


1992 MERCEDES 500SL convertible. Excellent condition, 83,975 miles. White with navy interior, hard top, new soft top, New battery, cold air conditioning. $10,900. 941-545-2971.

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.

BOAT LIFT: BIMINI Bay. No bridges, deep water, electric water. Call Larry, 941-778-1565.

1971 MORGAN 22.6-foot centerboard sailboat on Longboat Key.  Professionally restored to excellent condition, too much new to list. $5,900 or best offer. 727-417-6835.

20-FOOT GRADY WHITE overnighter, cuddy cabin,1989. Excellent condition, on Longboat Key. $10,900. 727-417-6835 or 941-545-2971.



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.

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

CALL GUSSIE AT 941-778-7257 for babysitting. I have experience with kids of all ages.

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.

COUNSELOR NEEDED: Before-and after-school, part-time position available at Anna Maria Island Community Center. Seeking fun, energetic person. Must be 21 with CDL, 40-hour DCF training class, CPR and first aid or willing to pursue. Contact April at 941-778-1908, ext. 9206, or send resume to


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.


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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

GRANITE COUNTERTOPS: $995 installed, many colors to choose from, up to 25 sf. Local references. 407-467-0629.

CAREGIVER/COMPANION: Reliable, trustworthy, flexible scheduling. Personal and household care, errands and appointments. 941-705-0706 or 941-545-3369.

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 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.

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.

HURRICANE WINDOWS. 30 PERCENT off! 100 percent financed! We build, install and guarantee them! No other company does it all. Call 941-400-5384 for a free estimate good for one year. License #20055584.

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

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.

SPACIOUS ISLAND BAYFRONT. Dock, furnished. $1,750/month, $800/week. $125/night includes utilities. 941-794-5980.

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

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

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:

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from beautiful beach. $400-$550/week. Winter and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments. 941-778-2374.

SEASONAL ANNA MARIA Island canal house for rent January through May. One to two month minimum. Old fishing village. Call Mike, 941-920-6170.

1BR AND 2BR apartments available, half block from water. 3611 117th Street W. Pat McClary, 941-920-6637.

2BR/2BA WATERFRONT CONDO: Boat dock, 1,700 sf, fireplace, pool, $1,200/month. 941-792-0524.

LUXURY UPGRADED CONDO: Fitness center, game rooms, pool, spa, boat dock. Near beaches, annual. 2BR/2BA. 941-761-1923.

2BR/2BA ANNUAL TOWNHOUSE rental 100 steps to the beach! Dec. 1, 2008-Dec. 1, 2009. 120 52nd St., Holmes Beach. $1,200/month. First, last and security. References. 330-758-3857.

SAN REMO CANALFRONT: Pool. 3BR/2BA. Annual. $1,700/month. T.Dolly Young Real Estate, 941-778-0807.

FURNISHED CONDO: 1BR/1.5BA redecorated. Annual, $750/month, furnished. Most utilities paid. Close to beaches. Call 941-758-9133.

ONE BEDROOM, SECOND-story, extra room, updated, gorgeous. Balcony, half block to the beach. $900/month. 941-746-8666.

FANTASTIC FULLY-FURNISHED 2BR/2BA corner unit condos with sweeping views of Tampa bay on Anna Maria Island. Available for season. Call 818-620-3543.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE across from beach. 2.5-car oversized garage, two pools, tennis. New kitchen. $2,000/month with option to buy. Small pet allowed. 941-779-2008.

ROOMMATE NEEDED: HALF duplex, 2BR/2BA, washer and dryer. Holmes Beach. $460/month. Small pets OK. 941-704-4591 or 941-778-0837.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA home near Bean Point, $1,500/month. 2BR/2BA Key Royale canalfront, $1,200/month. 2BR/1BA furnished condo, $1,000/month. 1BR/1BA Gulffront condo, $950/month. 3BR/2BA Perico Island home, $1,500/month. Call Sue at An Island Place Realty, 941-779-9320. 

ANNUAL DUPLEX: TWO bedroom, upper unit. Very nice, one block to beach. $875/month. 941-807-5449.

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


WATERFRONT OLD SHACK, one-room cottage on Intracoastal on Anna Maria Island with dock, not deep. For sale by owner to owner-occupant-AARP member. $395,000. No Realtors or friends of Realtors. 941-779-0289.

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

BIMINI BAY RESORT: Bahamas Sandpiper, 1BR/1BA, 1,067 sf, brand new. Need fast sale. $370,000 firm. Look at 305-439-7680.

PARADISE BAY: Have the security of land ownership with this cozy 8x28-foot mobile, completely new inside. 10x20-foot attached addition, driveway. Located in Paradise Bay. $115/month maintenance fee. Reduced to $49,000 or best offer. Call 941-447-9852 for information.

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.


STEAL MY MARSHFRONT: owner sacrifice! Drop-dead gorgeous marshfront. My neighbor paid $389,900. I'll sell mine for less than the bank repos. My six-figure loss is your gain. $229,900. Call 877-913-5253.

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

VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS: Log-cabin shell on two private acres near very wide trout stream in the Galax and New River State Park area. $139,500. Owner, 866-275-0442.

GRAND OPENING LAKEFRONT sale! Seven acres, $49,900. New to market! Spectacular, level seven-acre hardwood setting. Deep waterfront! Prime Alabama location, minutes from Interstate! Gated community, paved roads, county water, utilities, more. Lowest financing in years! Call now, 800-564-5092, ext. 1188.

FORECLOSURE SPECIAL! 100-plus acre Colorado ranch for $49,900. Year-round roads, utilities. Access to 6,000-plus-acre recreation land. Call, 866-OWN-LAND, ext. 4390.

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