Tag Archives: 06-12-2019

Unpaid bar tab leads to fight with cop

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A Sarasota man fought with a Bradenton Beach police officer at a Bridge Street bar after refusing to pay his tab.

Bret Hoffman, 34, was arrested at 6:23 p.m. May 27 for resisting arrest with violence and defrauding an innkeeper. His tab was $88.

BBPD Officer Steve Masi was called to the Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., to assist the bartender with the recalcitrant customer.

Hoffman refused to pay the bill, swore at the officer and became combative, according to the police report.

When Masi attempted to take Hoffman into custody, the report states Hoffman pulled away and a struggle ensued.

The officer warned the man to stop fighting or face an electric shock, but Hoffman continued to fight, according to the report.

Masi deployed an electrical device and Hoffman complied, the report stated.

BBPD Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz said Hoffman was tased twice and received a 5-second shock. No medical services were required. According to Diaz, medical treatment is required when a suspect is shot three or more times with the electric shock weapon.

Police transported Hoffman to the Manatee County jail, where he posted a $1,620 bond and was released.

Hoffman’s arraignment is set for 9 a.m. Friday, June 21, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Streetlife – 06-12-2019

Anna Maria

May 28, Manatee County Sheriff’s substation, 207 Pine Ave., information. Three wallets — containing credit, debit and insurance cards — were turned into the MCSO.

June 1, Slim’s Place, 9701 Gulf Drive, confiscated property. Deputies observed a man in a parked vehicle with a vape device in a cup holder while responding to an alarm. Asked about the contents of the vape device, the man acknowledged the substance was THC oil. The deputies confiscated the vape device and drug, placing them in an MCSO property locker to be destroyed.

June 3, Cypress Avenue and Tuna Street, beach ordinance. Dispatched for a vehicle stuck in the sand, a deputy determined a man had driven the vehicle onto the beach to retrieve fishing gear. The man was cited for violating an ordinance that prohibits vehicles on the beach.

June 3, address redacted by MCSO, domestic. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance where a person was transported to a medical facility.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

May 31, Bayview Terrace Condominiums, 117 Seventh St. N., vehicle burglary. More than a dozen tools valued at $2,000 — a generator, skill saw, drill set, chop saw, hammers, blowers and batteries — were stolen. Duncan Seawall of Sarasota reported the theft from a locked trailer.

June 2, Coquina Beach, 1600 Gulf Drive S., battery. Two men who were drinking vodka squabbled and one man struck the other man with a branch. Police arrived and observed a man bleeding. Lifeguards and emergency services treated the injured man and transported him to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton. A suspect was found under the Cortez Bridge, arrested and taken to jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.


        May 30, 3700 block of 115th Street Court West, battery and resisting arrest. A 30-year-old man was arrested by deputies after an argument with his girlfriend turned physical. While being handcuffed, he pulled away and an officer restrained him. He was transported to jail.

June 1, 3700 block of 115th Street West, burglary/resisting arrest. A 59-year-old man went to a neighbor’s house appearing intoxicated and asking for beer. The woman refused and the man allegedly threw an empty beer container at her. Later, the woman found the man on her lanai, banging on her door and demanding beer. He continued banging and broke the glass. Deputies found the suspect, with cuts on his hands and blood on his shorts, at his residence. The man was transported to jail.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

May 30, 200 block of Haverkos Lane, theft. An unknown person took an unlocked bicycle from a resident’s front yard between midnight and 7 a.m.

May 30, 100 block of 47th Street, beach ordinance. An 18-year-old Bradenton man drove his vehicle onto the beach to listen to music and was ticketed for a first offense of driving on the beach.

June 1, 100 block of 55th Street, fraud. A vacation homeowner reported an unauthorized advertisement after she found people trying to open her door. The agent at Vacasa who handles her property told her the agency had no information pertaining to the renter. The renter told police Florida Vacation Rentals was paid $1,470 for the rental based on an ad on Craigslist.

June 2, 3200 E. Bay Drive, assault. Juveniles reported a man in a Toyota Tundra flashed a 6-inch knife while they were waiting for a trolley. License plate recognition cameras and footage from Walgreens assisted police in locating a suspect vehicle, although no arrest was made at that time.

Street life is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

Tarpon remain the attraction, but plenty of other species take the hook

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Jeremy Nance and son Carter show off the sailfish they caught June 4 on a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico. They fished about 20 miles offshore with father-in-law/grandfather Johnny Rigney aboard his boat. They attracted the sailfish with a lure made by Jeremy Nance, who said it “put up quite a fight.” The fish was released after the trophy photo: Islander Photo: Johnny Rigney

Tarpon are the main attraction again for Anna Maria Island.

The Gulf beaches, Passage Key inlet and around Egmont Key are producing stellar action. Live pass crabs and live threadfin herring are the go-to baits, although switching presentations may be a good idea as the bite wears on.

I have found live pinfish works when the tarpon are hanging close to the bottom, especially in the passes.

And there’s always the “anchor up and chum” method, cutting threadfin herring to churn up a chum slick. This method is effective when the tarpon are not as active as they could be. And hey, let’s face it, a hookup is a hookup with a silver king.

With the opening of American red snapper for commercially permitted charter captains, reports are pouring in. Limits of these tasty snappers are being caught daily. And, with gag grouper also in season, you have the opportunity to catch two of the best-tasting fish in our waters.

Also offshore are yellowtail and mangrove snapper, as well as permit.

On my Southernaire charters, I’m following the catch-and-release snook bite around Tampa Bay and the surrounding waters. Swift moving tides shortly after sunrise are producing a great bite from the popular backcountry fish. Free-lining live shiners around mangroves edges, where deep water exists, is where I’m seeing the best action. Most snook landings are 22-26 inches, although I’ve had a few fish exceed 30 inches.

Spotted seatrout are being caught and released by my clients with regularity. Deeper grass flats where clean swift currents are flowing produce the best action. Again, free-lined shiners are the bait of choice.

After spending a couple of hours on the flats, I’m switching tactics and moving into deeper water. Fishing rock piles and wrecks in Tampa Bay is good for catching Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper. For the macks, a live shiner combined with a longshank hook is a good bet. As for the snapper, a 1/2-ounce knocker rigs work well.

Capt. Warren Girle is spending his days tarpon fishing along the Gulf beaches of Anna Maria Island, Longboat and Egmont keys. Finding schools of fish that have not received a lot of pressure is key to getting a bite. Early morning tarpon trips are producing numerous hookups for Girle’s clients. For bait, he uses either live crabs or live threadfin herring. Average size of the tarpon catches: 80-120 pounds.

After the search for the silver kings, Girle is venturing offshore to reefs and ledges for mangrove snapper. On good days, limits of these fish are going in the cooler.

Capt. Aaron Lowman is putting clients on take-home gag grouper in Tampa Bay. Live bait and trolling artificials are producing action on these hard-fighting, tasty fish for Lowman’s anglers. Fishing bridges, rock piles and reefs are good places to hunt the highly sought fish. Mangrove snapper are showing in the same areas as the gags. Lowman’s key to success with snapper is a light fluorocarbon leader, a small hook and lots of chum. While chumming, he is attracting Spanish mackerel to his clients’ hooks.

Lastly, Lowman is targeting tarpon along the beaches and in the passes, where live crabs and threadfin herring attract the bite.

Capt. Jason Stock is enjoying some time inshore, on the hunt for tarpon. Casting live bait, especially during early morning hours is producing fish in the 100-pound range, and bigger silver kings are in the mix for Stock’s sport fishers. Also, while inshore, Stock is putting anglers on keeper-size shallow-water gag grouper.

Moving offshore, American red snapper are bending rods and hitting the limits. Next up, Stock is moving onto yellowtail snapper and mangrove snapper.

Capt. David White is spending a lot of time pursuing tarpon. White, a seasoned guide, is honest enough to admit that he’s had some great tarpon days and some not so great days.

On the good days, when the fish are chewing, White is achieving numerous hookups with many fish exceeding 100 pounds. Pass crabs are his bait of choice.

Moving offshore, White is putting clients on plenty of American red snapper, as well as gag grouper on live and frozen bait.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is enthusiastic about how clear and clean the water is at the pier. And when I was there recently, it was like looking into an aquarium.

Large schools of small shiners are gathering in the pristine waters and are sure to attract a local favorite — mangrove snapper.

You can count on seeing Spanish mackerel and jack crevalle as the bait schools become more abundant in Tampa Bay.

Peering into the depths over the side of the pier, you’ll also see some big snook, although catching them is not easy. After all, if you can see them, they can see you. Try medium-sized bait, such as lizard fish, mojarras or pinfish to entice the snook. But don’t bother to target the large linesiders unless you have stout gear and strong arms.

Lastly, with live shrimp as bait, some sheepshead, flounder and a few big over-slot catch-and-release redfish are on the hook at the R&R.

        Send high-resolution photos and fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Island real estate transactions – 06-12-2019

639 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 3,883 sfla / 8,620 4bed/4bath/3car bayfront pool home built in 2018 on a 15,656 sq ft lot was sold 05/15/19, Pierce to Peppard for $3,725,000; list $3,800,000.

235 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,024 sfla / 1,335 sfur 2bed/2bath canalfront home built in 1974 on a 15,910 sq ft lot was sold 05/16/19, Demott to Sugar Penny LLC for $1,335,000; list $1,249,000.

309 Iris St., Anna Maria, a 1,566 sfla / 2,361 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront pool home built in 1969 on a 8,250 sq ft lot was sold 05/06/19, Drigan to 309 Iris LLC for $1,275,000; list $1,349,000.

406 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,056 sfla 4bed/4bath canalfront duplex built in 1968 on a 15,000 sq ft lot was sold 05/13/19, West Coast Bungalows LLC to SWC Ban Casa Holdings LLC for $1,200,000.

6700 Gulf Drive, Unit 2, Gulfplace, Holmes Beach, a 1,603 sfla / 1,702 sfur Gulffront 3bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1976 was sold 05/13/19, Folisi to OFH Group LLC for $1,150,000; list $1,160,000.

216 69th St., Holmes Beach, a 4bed/4bath/2bath duplex with shared pool built in 1984 on a 9,646 sq ft lot was sold 05/16/19, C & C Island Girl LLC to Short for $1,100,000.

9405 Gulf Drive, a vacant canalfront 11,615 sq ft lot was sold 05/08/19, Kaleta to 9405 Gulf LLC for $1,020,000.

229 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 2,496 sfla / 3,074 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1972 on a 7,500 sq ft lot was sold 05/14/19, Lipinski to Warmbier for $825,000; list $899,000.

674 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 2,624 sfla / 3,392 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car pool home built in 1974 on a 14,000 sq ft lot was sold 05/06/19, Scholz to Ruby for $800,000.

403 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a vacant 7,500 sq ft lot was sold 05/17/19, Gatewood to Bodnar for $800,000.

306 56th St., Unit 1, Seamist, Holmes Beach, a 1,980 sfla 3bed/2bath/3car land condo with pool built in 2004 was sold Brandon to Brill for $790,000; list $824,500.

8316 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,440 sfla 3bed/2bath/1car pool home with deeded boat slip was sold 05/10/19, OHB Properties LLC to Olmstead for $730,000; list $775,000.

708 Rose St., Anna Maria, a 1,012 sfla 3bed/2bath home built in 1971 on a 4,200 sq ft lot was sold 05/16/19, Larsen to Johnson for $632,000; list $644,000.

316 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,274 sfla 2bed/2bath home built in 1957 on a 7,569 lot was sold 05/10/19, Pressman to Spring Beach Cottage LLC for $620,000; list $599,000.

210 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,830 sfla / 3,342 sfur 3bed/4bath/1car pool home built in 1963 on a 7,875 sq ft lot was sold 05/16/19, Zink to TZ Holmes LLC for $576,000. This is believed to not be an arms-length transaction.

412 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 948 sfla / 1,832 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1935 on a 7,540 sq ft lot was sold 05/06/19, Beard to Gulfside Development LLC for $540,000.

238 17th St., Unit 32, Bradenton Beach Club, Bradenton Beach, a 1,268 sfla 2bed/2bath condo with shared pools built in 2005 was sold 05/07/19, Sharpe to Seifert for $480,000; list $495,000.

7100 Gulf Drive, Unit 104, Nautilus, Holmes Beach, a 1,081 sfla / 1,185 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1973 was sold 05/08/19, 7100 Gulf Drive Unit 104 LLC to Clinton for $460,000; list $489,000.

4307 Gulf Drive, Unit 204, Cayman Cay, Holmes Beach, a 1.027 sfla / 1,123 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1974 was sold 05/06/19, Gone Coastal AMI LLC to Hubbell for $350,000.

8402 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,211 sfla 2bed/2bath home built in 1957 on a 8,500 sq ft lot was sold 05/08/19, US Bank to Nayyar for $343,440; list $381,600.

Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.

Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following notices for the week of June 3:

Longboat Pass Bridge: Major repairs on the Longboat Pass Bridge on Gulf Drive between Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key take place through the summer. Overnight work will require decreasing lane sizes, flagging operations and occasional closure of lanes.

        Bradenton Beach: Milling and paving continues, with work on 10th Street North east of Gulf Drive; 26th Street North from Gulf Drive to Avenue C; and Avenue C from 26th Street to Gulf Drive.

Holmes Beach: Milling and paving continues, with work on 39th Street from Gulf Drive to Fourth Avenue; Fourth Avenue from 39th to 35th streets; 35th Street from Fourth Avenue to Sixth Avenue; and Avenue E from Gulf Drive to 28th Street.

For the latest road watch information, go online to www.fl511.com or dial 511.

Island soccer, golf, horseshoes, strongest man? You bet

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Halfthor Bjornsson competes in the World’s Strongest Man contest in 2018. He will participate in the 2019 competition in Bradenton, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach June 13-16 in coordination with the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. A news release stated that “25 of the world's best will now compete for this year's crown over a progressive four-day schedule.” Plans include three days of qualifiers and a one-day final. For more information, go online to theworldsstrongestman.com. Islander Photo: Courtesy IMG
A Colorado Rockies player was initially called safe but, if you look closely, the ball already is in Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo’s glove. Manager Joe Maddon challenged the the call, which was overturned during action June 6 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

With summer unofficially here for this school teacher/reporter, it’s vacation time.

I’ll be beaching it with a good book or two, completing some household projects and searching for sports action.

This weekend, things will heat up with the World’s Strongest Man competition in Bradenton and at the public beaches on Anna Maria Island — and I expect to be in on that action.

My summer got off to an early start with a flight to Chicago to transport Jack, an 8-week old Mastiff puppy, and attend my nephews’ graduation ceremonies, along with sisters Mo Cassidy and Theresa Cassidy Collins, who came up from Florida and niece Ericka Collins, who flew in from Washington, D.C.

Daniel and Ethan Cassidy Silets finished eighth-grade, while Joshua Cassidy Silets graduated from high school and soon will be attending the Illinois Institute of Technology.

It’s good family time for the Cassidys.

And anytime I make it to Chicago, attendance at a Cubs games is a must, and this time was no different. Many thanks to my sister, Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy and wife Candace Gingrich for their hospitality and for providing great seats at the game along with access to the Makers Mark Barrel Room.

As for summer content, please help this writer through summer, and send notices of sporting events throughout the season.

Happy summer to everyone!


Adult soccer action continues

After eight weeks of action, the standings are tight at the top for teams in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

Gulfview Windows and Doors continues to lead the pack with a 6-1-1 record, but Duncan Real Estate is on their heels with a 6-2 record. Ross Built sits in third place with a 5-2-1 record with Flynn Law at 5-3 and Blalock Walters at 4-3-1 right behind. Jiffy Lube holds down sixth place with a 4-4 record, just ahead of seventh-place Sato Real Estate at 3-4-1. Solid Rock Construction follows with a 3-5 record, while Beach House Real Estate at 2-6 and Moss Builders at 0-8 complete the standings.

Action June 6 kicked off with Flynn Law rolling to a 4-0 victory over Blalock Walters behind a goal and an assist from Tyler Robinson and goals from Chris Culhane, Kevin Roman and Lexi Sato. Josh Bernet and Olaf Krause contributed assists, while Mark Rudacille made nine saves for the shutout.

Scott Rudacille made 13 saves in goal to lead Blalock Walters in the loss.

The second match of the evening saw Duncan Real Estate roll to a 7-3 victory over Moss Builders behind six goals from Joey Hutchinson. Clancy Vaughan added a goal to the victory, while Trey Horne made seven saves.

Diego Felipe scored two goals to lead Moss Builders, which also received a goal from Jake Parsons and nine saves from Scott Bear in the loss.

Gulfview and Ross battled to a 2-2 tie in the night’s third match. Gulfview was led by Keith Mahoney’s two goals and 10 saves from Jordan Demers. Connor Bystrom and Vince Circharo scored a goal each to lead Ross Built, which also received an assist from Chris Klotz and eight saves from John Hagerty in the loss.

Jiffy Lube defeated Beach House Real Estate by a 3-1 score to close out the night’s soccer action. Anil Bkbulut, Daniel Anderson and Ricky Anderson each scored goals to lead Jiffy Lube, which received eight saves from Robb Marshall in the victory.

Adam Bujarski scored the lone goal and Cliff Powell had six saves to lead Beach House in the loss.


Key Royale golf news

Key Royale Club action teed off June 3 with the men playing a nine-hole, modified-Stableford System match. Terry Schaefer earned clubhouse bragging rights with a score of plus-7, edging Bill Brodie by a point.

The women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in two flights. Lori Waggoner took Flight A with a score of 2-over-par 34 to edge a trio of players — Margrit Layh, Debi Wohlers and Carol Duncan — by one stroke.

Sue Wheeler, with a chipin on the ninth hole, and Roxanne Koche both carded 2-under-par 30s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight B. Amy Tripp and Terry Westby a shot back, tied for second place.

The men were back on the course June 6 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Gary Alvord, Bill Brodie, Ken Nagengast and Marie Taddeo combined on a 5-under-par 27 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.


Horseshoe news

Two teams met in the finals after advancing from pool play during June 5 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Steve Doyle and Sam Samuels jumped out to an early lead and held on for a 21-5 victory over Tim Sofran and Neil Hennessey.

There was no need for a playoff to decide a champ June 8, as Hank Huyghe and Rod Bussey were the outright winners on posting the lone 3-0 record during pool play.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, June 12, 2019


COUPON: SAVE $5 on the only patented sandless beach blanket. Use AMI5@sandlessblanket.com or purchase at the Beach Hut across from Ginny’s and Jane E’s OLD IGA on Gulf Drive, Anna Maria or call 855-686-sand.

MICROWAVE: INSTALLABLE, 100 watts, $100, king-size bed, frame/bedding, $100, gorgeous, blue Tiffany chandelier, $100. 941-778-7003.

GE REFRIGERATOR 18-inch, $75, mini wine cellar. $10, mini fridge, $25. 941-356-1456.

ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, $1,000. See at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.

FOUR OAK OFFICE chairs: Antiques, perfect for eclectic dining set. The Islander newspaper, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.


Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)


ADULT DANCE CLASSES: Tap, jazz, hula. Several days and levels available. 8-week session, June 24-Aug.19. That’s Dancing! Studio at Bella Danza: 5702 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. www.BonnieGray.com. 727-709-0199.

WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

WANTED: YOUR OLD cellphone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com.

FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.


ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 14-15. 3701 E. Bay Drive. Unit 3B, Sunbow Bay condos (across from Publix, Holmes Beach.) All contents of three bedroom condo at super low prices. Sofa-sleepers, tables, beds, dressers, lamps, tools, fishing poles, gas grill, patio furniture, bicycles, tools, small appliances, dishes, silverware and lots more!


ROSER THRIFT SHOP open 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Annex until noon. Donations preferred 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Call 941-779-2733.


HELP RESCUED PETS! Volunteer, foster, have fun! Moonracer Animal Rescue. Email: moonraceranimalrescue@gmail.com.

BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400.

PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life long memories. Call 941-778-2121 or see boatflorida.net.


AMI WANNA GO Charter fishing and echo tours, shark charters, feed-the-stingrays and sharks, porpoise watching. 24-foot pontoon. Call Judy for info, 941-757-7246.


HOUSEKEEPER: 30-40 HOURS per week. Must know how to handle daily housekeeping operations for a small motel. Must speak English and be a non-smoker. Family owned motel, great place to work. Tom at 941-778-5405.

CITY OF ANNA MARIA, part-time parking and code enforcement officer needed. Holidays and weekends are required. Please, call or email 941-708-6130, ext. 121. amadmin@cityofannamaria.com.

REPORTER WANTED: Full- to part-time. Print media, newspaper experience required. Apply via email with letter of interest to news@islander.org.


KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.


U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. Office, 941-447-6389. 941-545-6688.

I DON’T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message.

NEED A RIDE to airports? Tampa $65, St. Pete, $55, Sarasota, $30. Gary, 863-409-5875. gvoness80@gmail.com.

B-SAFE-RIDES: Peggy, R.N I live on Anna Maria Island. Airport, casino, cruises, racetrack, golf course and personal rides. Minivan, leather, seats up to 6 people. Don’t risk it! Call or text, 727-902-7784. Unavailable May 22 until June 15.

CLEANING: RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, vacation rental. We also offer power washing for pavers and windows. 941-744-7983.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER AVAILABLE for your summer projects. I can help you declutter, organize and/or downsize. 941-301-8017. Home Tweet Home Organizing Services. Bradenton.

AMI RESIDENTS, 35 years cleaning and 15 years CNA. Personal care, shopping, cleaning, transportation, yardwork, windows, handyman. Will also do babysitting. Need a night out? References. 941-224-2444.

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840.

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 Bill Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.

RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 20 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550.


CONNIE’S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $55/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. www.vangopainting.net.

TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077.

GRIFFIN’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood flooring. Insured and licensed. 941-722-8792.

JERRY’S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-447-2198.

ISLAND HANDYMAN: I live here, work here, value your referral. Refinish, paint, tile. Just ask. JayPros. Licensed/insured. References. Call Jay, 941-962-2874.

HOLLANDS PAINT, DRYWALL and handyman services: Interior/exterior paint, drywall repair, wall/ceiling textures, stucco repair, pressure washing. Over 25 years’ experience. All work guaranteed. References. Licensed/insured. Call Dee, 256-337-5395.


ONE BEDROOM CONDO: Beautifully furnished. Bradenton Beach. Annual. Big pool, small complex, one block to beach. Includes electric, water, cable, Wi-Fi. $1,550/month. No pets. 941-447-3071.

FURNISHED 2BR/2BA CONDO: Upgraded annual rental. Holmes Beach. Westbay Point and Moorings. Bottom floor, waterfront. $1,800/month plus electric and cable. Contact 813-362-5881.

FURNISHED 1BR/1BA NEWLY renovated 55-plus ground floor. No smoking, no pets. $1,100/month or $2,000/month short-term. Fifth Street West and Cortez Road, Bradenton. Call Gary, 585-748-3866.

HOLMES BEACH: WESTBAY Cove. Second floor, 2BR/2BA, large lanai. Pools, tennis, one block to Gulf beach. July-Oct. 15, $2,400/month, November, December, $2,800/month, April 2020, $3,200/month. Thirty-day minimum. terryaposporos@gmail, 941-778-8456.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA: HOLMES Beach. $1,690/month. Available now,
Close to beach. 941-705-7318.

VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: Annual rental by owner. 2BR/2BA, 2154 sf, two-car garage, unfurnished, full appliances, very clean. Many updates, lake view, heated pool, over-55 residence. $1,900/month, first, last, security. $100 HOA application fee. Available July 1.
Call Jim, 781-603-2861, jimreilly@townisp.com.

PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA, one-car garage. Available December $1,500. January 2020, $3,500. Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.

WATERFRONT CONDO AT Westbay Cove. Monthly rental at off-season rates under $3,000. 973-208-0020 or paulreed46@msn.com.

2BR/1BA HOLMES BEACH: Annual rental, single-story, $1,400/month, first, last, security. 941-451-7403. msjuliesunshine@gmail.com.


CONFORMING DUPLEX! OVER 2,500 sf of living with 2BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA. Easy walk to beach and room for pool! Now only $699,900. Call Kathleen White at 941-773-0165. Island Real Estate. KWhite35@tampabay.rr.com.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: 3BR/2BA with large open floor plan and caged pool. Can be seen on Zillow. 218 82nd St., Holmes Beach. $719,000. 813-390-5747.

PENDING SALE: TURNKEY, beach block! Furnished beautifully updated 3BR/2BA classic cottage with pool, only five houses to beach! West of Gulf Drive with great rental. Only $899,000. Call Kathleen White at 941-773-0165. Island Real Estate.

WATERFRONT FIXER-UPPER: Single-family home. 3BR/2BA, caged heated pool and spa, dock and lift. Oversized two-car garage and workshop. $719,900. Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.

TOWNHOUSE WITH BOAT slip, 2BR, heated pool. $212,000. Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.