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Date of Issue: August 18, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Aug 17 2005


ANTIQUE WICKER DESK: Excellent condition, painted white. One center drawer, two side shelves. Raised wicker railing surrounds desktop. 37.5 wide by 23 inches deep. $375. (941) 778-1102.

ORIENTAL RUG: Wool, 9 by 12 inches, cream color with border of muted pastel flowers on each corner. $700. (941) 792-8905.

BEAUTIFUL ROLL-TOP desk, walnut, brass, $199. Black lacquer coffee table with mirror top. Computer desk. (941) 778-5542.

FULL-SIZE FUTON: Premium mattress, seldom used, $80. (941) 778-1102.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND SCREENSAVER! Experience the Island on your computer desktop. Available at The Islander, or purchase online or order by mail. $12 PC or $15 Mac.

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.

FREE DELIVERY to your home or condo: Shrimp, crabs, native fish. Prompt delivery to your door. Call James Lee, (941) 795-1112 or 704-8421.


YOGA WITH PRESTON Whaley Jr. at Anna Maria Art League. Beginning to intermediate level. Morning and evening classes. (941) 778-3996

REWARD FOR information in the Waterfront Restaurant arson fire: Call the State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations in Tampa, (813) 890-1904.

BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personalized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for more information.

FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.


SALE AT NIKI'S Gifts & Antiques, Weekly specials: all sterling jewelry 50 to 70 percent off; select bone-china cups and saucers, thimbles, vintage and costume jewelry, art, collectibles, miniatures, books 25 to 75 percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. Ya'll stop in and say howdy! 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 779-0729.



CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24 years as an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved pets with in-home visits. (941) 778-6000.

BLACK LAB: FOUR years old, absolute doll! Has special needs. Adoption fee, $80. (941) 723-0496.

FOSTER 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.


1989 NEW YORKER: 87,000 miles, good transportation car. $400 or best offer. Call (941) 713-1655, after 6pm.


STEAL PEARSON-26: 1973 sail cruiser. Excellent hull, clean deck and cabin. 9.9 Mercury. Honest seller must move far west. $2,900. (941) 713-4946.

27-FOOT CARVER twin 190-hp Mercruiser. Runs great, good for fishing, Ceranfield, air conditioning, water heater, shower, head, new batteries, stereo and much more! $10,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1565.

1974/1995 28-PLUS-foot Winner hardtop custom cabin cruiser. Sleeps six comfortably, full head. 320-plus mile range. Fish & Cruise. radar, loran, Furuno fish finder, VHF, autopilot, hailer. 11.5-foot beam. Livewell, fresh and saltwater wash down. Crusader 454/350 FWC. $30,000.00 firm. (941) 920-7249.

20-FOOT SHAMROCK 1977 open fisherman with 1997 inboard, 302 Mustang V-8, newer trailer. $7,500, or best offer. Steve, (941) 504-8735.

27-FOOT HARBOR Craft, 350-cubic-inch engine, cuddy cabin, chart plotter, fish finder, S.S. radio, large cockpit. Excellent condition, reasonable. (941) 795-1947.

2002 SEA RAY 182 Bowrider, like new! 18 foot, 6 inches. 190-hp stern drive, seats seven, tons of fun! Call (941) 778-6234, or e-mail $12,900 or best offer.


LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. (941) 723-1107.


CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Ninth-grade male looking for a job. Available after school and weekends. Zachary, (941) 779-9783.

SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and intermediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10 per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended. Local teen, team competitor. Call (941) 778-0944.

BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756 5496.

NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, (941) 761-1569. Red Cross certified.

NEED A BABY-SITTER or pet-sitter? Eighth grade, 13-year old girl, very responsible. Great with animals and kids. Call Kendall, (941) 779-9783.

WANT AN IRISH baby-sitter? Responsible, experienced 15-year old. Red Cross babysitting and first-aid certified. Call Gemma, (941) 447-9657.

SANDBAGS DELIVERED: Be prepared. Local teen will make and deliver sandbags to your Island residence. Spencer, (941) 778-0944 to order.


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.

OFFICE POSITION: Part time, knowledge of QuickBooks a plus. Reservations, general office work. Seahorse Beach Resort, Longboat Key. Call for an appointment, (941) 383-2417.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people, learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 778-0492.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tingley Memorial Library. Duties include checking books in/out, reshelving, and generally assisting library patrons. Call Eveann Adams, (941) 779-1208.


GIFT SHOP: UNIQUE Longboat shop sells creative gifts for fun people. You only need $59,500 and a good sense of humor for a great turnkey opportunity. Longview Realty, (941) 383-6112.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, maintenance. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent references. Edward (941) 778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appointments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Car Service. Serving the Islands. (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 for great results, wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941) 778-0944.

CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist. Experienced certified technician for communication electronics offers wireless and cable networks, upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and training. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.

CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713 5333.

TOM'S WINDOWS: Door and window repairs and replacement. Sales, service, parts. E-mail (941) 730-1399.

CLEAN POWER WASHING. Driveways, patio, concrete, pool decking, fences, boats and more. Satisfaction guaranteed. (941) 224-6627.

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over 30 years experience, self-employed in construction trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941) 778-4561.

HOUSE CLEANING: Ten years experience. Excellent references. Ask for Sunshine. Call (941) 345-6768 or 761-7658.

NEW VISIONS: PAINTING, exterior/interior, pressure washing, waterproofing and restoration, handyman services, etc. We get 'er done for a good price! Call (941) 538-3052, local guys.

GARAGE DOOR OVERSTOCK: Hurricane ready, quick turnaround and free estimates. Double- and single-car doors available. Service also available. (941) 484-0060.

WEST COAST NUISANCE Wildlife Services: Critter problems and nuisances. Raccoons our specialty! Live trapped and relocated. State licensed by FWC, (941) 778-3455, or mobile 24-hour emergency, 720-4152.

RESIDENTIAL REPAIRS and maintenance: Over 20 years experience. Equability is our trademark. We will help you with your plan from start to finish. (941) 538-3520 or 448-1956.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Quality portraits, weddings, beach photography, babies, even pets! Reasonable. (941) 447-8892.

MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-0160.

MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior or exterior, landscapes and more. (941) 447-9637.

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. RA005052.

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.

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


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. If it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount. Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.

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

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Top quality lawn and landscape maintenance. Now accepting new accounts at great rates. Please call (941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and installation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4441.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard. Hauling: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone" (941) 720-0770.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City of Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.

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

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-ups, shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work. Truck for hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941) 727-5066.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, (941) 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed and insured. Many Island references. (941) 778-2993. License #CRC 035261.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at (941) 778-1730.

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.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.

CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Member of Better Business Bureau. Paul Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941) 748-4711.

TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed. Why pay retail? Island resident, many references. Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor Coverings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.

MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and restoration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. Insured. Call Javier at (941) 685-5163 or 795-6615.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-6170 or 447-2198.

INTERIOR SURFACE RENOVATION: Drywall repairs, hand and spray texturing, acoustic ceilings, painting, tiling and shower doors. Clean, honest, reliable. Free estimate. Credit cards accepted. F.A.W. Remodeling, (941) 586-4695.

HOME IMPROVEMENT: Repair, painting, tile. Local references. 25 years experience. Call John, (941) 778-3713.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor. New homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and fair prices. Call (941) 795-1947. Lic#RR0066450.

OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call 932-7580 or cell, 518-3316.

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.

POOL HOME AVAILABLE for vacation let. Near Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with all amenities. Managed by Coastal Properties Realty, (941) 794-1515.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes to beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/dryer, garage, designer furnished with tropical yard setting. One of the finest rentals on Island. $1,600/weekly or $6,000/monthly. Call 713-0034 or e-mail:

GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail

MARINERS COVE: Annual unfurnished 3BR/2.5BA bayfront unit with fabulous views and 2,158 sf of living area. Gated community with heated pool, tennis, elevator and protected deep-water boat dock. Call Dave Moynihan, Realtor/owner, (941) 778-2246 or 720-0089.

WE ARE BOOKING rentals for 2006. Wide variety of condos and houses starting at $1,500/month. Annual rental; Ironwood, 2BR/2BA condo on golf course, $1,000/month; Sandy Pointe, 2BR/2BA, furnished, pool, seven-month rental, $1,100. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202.

SEASIDE BUNGALOW: Summer rates $1,800/month, $500/week. One short block to Anna Maria City Pier. Very cute! 2BR/1BA, pet friendly. Call Maureen (941) 778-0542 or 730-0587 for more information.

CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN Sarasota: Unfurnished 1BR/1BA apartment. $650/month for six month lease. References, first, last and deposit. Call Jackie, (941) 929-7165.

ANNUAL: WEST BRADENTON, Perico Bay, gated community, end-unit villa, heated pool, tennis, covered carport. 2BR/2BA furnished, $1,200/month or 1BR/2BA unfurnished, $950/month. (508) 574-3352. E-mail

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA luxury condo, downtown river-front Bradenton. Great view, gated community. $1,250/month. (941) 720-1712.

SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA furnished condo. West Bradenton, five minutes to beaches. $2,700/month. (708) 532-2149.

ANNUAL RENTALS: Flamingo Cay, beautiful canalfront 3BR/2BA, screened pool, new boat dock with lift, tile floors, $1,800/month, includes pool and lawn service; Sunbow Bay, 2BR/2BA condo, covered parking, pool, tennis courts, washer/dryer, close to shopping, $1,100/month, no pets. Please call Kim Fisher, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246.

SANDPIPER RESORT on Gulf Drive: 55-plus community, fully equipped 1BR/1BA beachhouse with greatroom and kitchen. Brand new! Steps to the beach or Intracoastal. All utilities including trash, except phone. Rent weekly to annually. No pets. E-mail (317) 873-3307.

WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA, $700/week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Kim Fisher, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246.

NICE 2BR MOBILE home: Refurbished on creek at Tropical Mobile Home Park. Pool, whirlpool. Huge recreation room, seats 1,000. Ten minutes to beach. $1,000/month, six-month lease. (863) 688-3524, or e-mail

HOLMES BEACH: DEEP sailboat water on canal with dock. 3BR/2BA updated home, new kitchen with granite countertop. Water views, walk to beach. Annual. (941) 545-6118.

VACATION RENTAL: Runaway Bay, 1BR, sleeps four. Pool, tennis, golf clubs, rackets, fishing poles. Through Nov. 30, $600/week. (941) 778-9378.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments, (941) 778-2374.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA beachfront condo, 55-plus, $1,200/month; 2BR/1BA Anna Maria, $900/month; 2BR/1BA Holmes Beach duplex, across from beach, $800/month; 1BR/1BA duplex on Peacock Lane, $700/month. Call An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

SIT AND WATCH the boats go by as the sun sets: Bayfront 2BR/2BA condo with gated community and pool. $1,100/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

CORTEZ COTTAGE: Breezy, quiet area. Fully furnished, no pets, nonsmoking. $850/month or $500/week, includes utilities. Two-person maximum. (941) 778-8168.

SHORT WALK TO Pier: 1BR/1BA. Take a short walk to the bayfront or to the warm Gulf waters. $850/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

COMMERCIAL SPACE: 1,600 sf on Gulf Drive, next to Holmes Beach shopping center. Available Sept. 1. (941) 778-2694.

HOME EXCHANGE in United Kingdom: 2BR cottage, heated, appliances, situated on beautiful North Yorkshire Moors. Drive 40 minutes to historic York, two hours to Scotland, three-hour train ride to London. Exchange required Oct. 31 to Nov. 14. Return exchange dates open. Call U.K., 011-44-1580-852231, or e-mail

DIRECT GULFFRONT HOME: Elevated 2BR/2BA with pristine beach right out your back door. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/1.5BA, Holmes Beach, $825/month; 2BR/2BA riverfront condo, $1,300/month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307 for details.

SHORELINE TO SHORELINE: 1BR/1.5BA plus den with wood beams and natural light in the heart of Anna Maria. $850/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: HOLMES Beach, totally renovated 2BR/1BA duplex. One block to beach. New kitchen, appliances, bathroom, floors and paint! $925/month. (941) 730-0866.

ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA, 54th Street, Holmes Beach. Conveniently located and near beach. Nice back yard. First, last and security required. Garbage and lawn service included. $875/month. (941) 778-2113 or 360-0618.

SHORT STROLL to warm Gulf waters: 2BR/2BA, recently remodeled, elevated duplex in quiet north Holmes Beach. $1,100/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL: ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA, newly remodeled. Near Rod & Reel pier. $800/month, plus utilities. No pets. (941) 778-6088.

MONTHLY RENTAL: Holmes Beach duplex. 2BR/1BA, one unit with pool. (941) 448-0596.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA APARTMENT, new tile, $850/month; 1BR/1BA with washer/dryer hookups, $750. Dolores M. Baker Real Estate. (941) 778-7500.

OFF-SEASON DEALS: Furnished Perico Bay Club villa, 2BR/2BA, garage, $1,000/month; Palma Sola townhouse, 2BR/2BA, boat slip and pool, $990/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

LOVELY ISLAND 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished home with dining room and den. Available 2005-06. Now, $1,950/month. See at for all rates. (941) 778-5522.

SUPER CUTE! 1BR/1BA, great location, one block to beach and bay. Just renovated, new appliances, new tile and wood floors. Annually, $800/month; seasonally, $1,200/month. (941) 448-0627.

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


PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Hidden Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Starting at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.

BEAUTIFUL TURNKEY MOBILE home. Steps from Intracoastal, 1BR/1.5BA, possibly 2BR. Low lot rent. $59,900. (941) 704-6947.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: 2BR/2.5BA, one-car garage. Unit 24, Holmes Boulevard. $525,000. Excalibur Realty Inc., (941) 792-5566.

SHELL POINT: LOVELY, well-maintained 3BR/3BA in private secluded area. Beautiful new kitchen and spacious bedrooms. No age restriction. Deeded, carport. $409,000. Call Cindy, (941) 504-6176. A Paradise Realty, 778-4800.

FABULOUS RIVERFRONT LOT, Ruskin: Cleared, nice dock, 114 by 169 feet, plus second lot (half acre) across street on bayou, including outstanding 3BR/2BA manufactured home and two-car detached garage. All for $439,900. Claire Tort, Dickman Realty. (800) 249-1651 or cell (813) 363-7250.

HOLMES BEACH: BUILDABLE R2 lots. 9,000 sf, $799,000 and 10,000 sf, $890,000. Also, canalfront homes, $900,000 to $1,100,000. (941) 448-0596.

PRICED TO SELL at $350,000: Beautiful waterfront condo. 2BR/2BA, covered parking, close to tennis, health club, restaurant, marina. Prestigious new area of Little Harbor in Ruskin. Claire or Judy, Dickman Realty. (800) 249-1651 or cell (813) 363-7250.

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY includes real estate and owner's separate living quarters. $729,000. Call Fred for details. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

NORTH ANNA MARIA: Adorable cottage with views of the bay! $425,000. Please call Maureen, Green Real Estate, (941) 778-0455.

WESTBAY POINT AND Moorings: 2BR/2BA end unit with beautiful views. Newly updated interior decor and furnishings. Please call (616) 676-1941 to view.

FAMILY COMPOUND: Centrally located in Bradenton on private lake. Consists of one new 5BR/2.5BA, 3,200-sf home; one 5BR/2BA older home; 1BR cottage; separate building lot. $1,100,000. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on deep-water canal with large dock and views of Tampa Bay. $850,000. (941) 779-1512.

LONGBOAT: UNIQUE 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, located on the north end in historic village. Has 400 sf main bedroom suite with sun deck, wet bar, wine cooler, 15-foot ceilings and lots of French doors and private entrance. $729,900. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.



NEW RELEASE 20-percent discount for reservation holders only. Coastal Georgia gated, deep-water access. Wooded, lagoon and golf course home sites. Call for reservation information, (877) 266-7376.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Escape the heat in the cool beautiful peaceful mountains of western North Carolina. mountains. Homes, cabins, acreage, investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty, GMAC Real Estate, Murphy NC Call for free brochure (800) 841-5868.

SPECIAL OFFERS pre-construction opportunities Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Nevada, South Carolina. From $199,000-$2,000,000. (877) BCI-5020. Flexible financial options provided by Free prequalification.

GEORGIA COAST: Large wooded access, marshfront and golf course homesites. Gated with tennis, kayaking, canoeing. Limited availability, mid-$70s and up. Call today (877) 266-7376.

NORTH CAROLINA Mountains 3.43 acres on mountain top, view, trees, waterfall and large public lake nearby, $49,500. Owner, (866) 789-8535,

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Mountains. Extraordinary home sites in gated Fall Branch Estates. Wooded lots, panoramic mountain views, from $60,000. Current phase, preconstruction pricing. (877) 774-3437,


THREE-WEEK BUILDING sale! 20 by 24, now $2,320; 25 by 30, $3,490; 30 by 40, $5,170; 40 by 50, $8,380; 40 by 60, $10,700; 50 by 100, $15,244; others. Ends/accessories optional. Priced to Sell! Pioneer (800) 668-5422.


HOW TO ADVERTISE: DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wednesday publication. CLASSIFIED RATES for business or individual: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS. 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. Box: $4. (Phone number is a "word." Spell out all words except 2BR/2BA.) Ad rates are PER WEEK. All ads are accepted subject to the publisher's approval. Fill in and submit our online form, or faxed to (941) 778-9392 or delivered/mailed to 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. We're located next to Ooh La La! in the Island Shopping Center. More information: 778-7978.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at (800) 669-9777, for the hearing impaired (0) (800) 543-8294.

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