Tag Archives: 08-14-2019

Bradenton Beach agency offers to fund beautification projects

Money is available for beautification projects in the Bradenton Beach community redevelopment district.

At an Aug. 7 meeting of the city community redevelopment agency, members voted 7-0 for a resolution establishing a grant program for business or residential property owners and tenants in the district to apply for up to $4,000 toward enhancing the appearance of their property.

The CRA promotes restoration, growth and tourism for the district — bordered by Cortez Road, Sarasota Bay, Fifth Street South and the Gulf of Mexico — by funding capital improvement projects with incremental tax revenue from Manatee County after the area was declared blighted in 1992.

The CRA includes the mayor, city commissioners and two appointed members, restaurateur Ed Chiles and David Bell, a full-time resident of the district.

CRA Chair Ralph Cole, a commissioner, said the grant program allows the agency to incentivize improvement on a residential and commercial level in its next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.

Treasurer Shayne Thompson said the CRA has a $20,000 fund to draw from for the grants.

The resolution establishes grant funding for exterior improvements, including landscaping, public rights of way adjacent to a private development, signage, decorative facades, painting, murals and public art, front porch, as well as work to comply with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act.

The CRA exempted national franchises and properties from the grant program that do not pay property taxes.

The resolution also prohibits grant funds from being spent on temporary fixtures, structural foundations, interior improvements and security systems.

To be considered, people must submit to the CRA the application form, a copy of the property deed or lease, a description of the property and project, project budget, preliminary work schedule, photos of existing conditions and surroundings, site plan or survey, and, if applicable, a preliminary landscaping plan.

Applicants who are tenants also must submit signed and notarized authorization for the improvements from their landlord.

In order to receive reimbursement, approved applicants must submit to the CRA invoices from a contractor or vendor for the work and proof of payment. Cash payments may not be reimbursed if the CRA cannot verify the payment was made.

Additionally, CRA staff must conduct site visits confirming improvements have been completed before reimbursement payments are made.

Cole said the building department should administer the grant program since improvement work may require a construction permit. He added the CRA should waive application fees for people who meet with building official Steve Gilbert to apply.

Tops in Top Notch: Puppy love

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Peter Donahue wins The Islander’s Top Notch Pet Photo Contest with this image of his golden retriever, Finley, and his son’s buddy, Wilson. Donahue, of Arlington Heights, Illinois, took the photo with his iPhone 8 in April, shortly before he made his annual visit to Anna Maria Island. And the title of the photo? He called it "Puppy love."
Jonathan B. Crane of Anna Maria earned an honorable mention in the pet photo contest with this image of his pup, taken at home in July. Crane titled the photo, “Falling Out of Bed.”

Dodge heat, pop-up thunderstorms for maximum hookups

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Brothers Nick Selin, left, 18, and Jackson, 13, visiting from New Jersey, competed Aug. 5 for the most fish — both had 10 — when Nick topped off the day with this snook. They fished nearshore using shiners for bait with Capt. Warren Girle, who noted all fish were released.

For anglers who don’t mind dodging a few thunderstorms, fishing around Anna Maria Island is providing some good action.

Fishing in and around Tampa and Sarasota bays offer good inshore action on a number of species — the most dominant bite happening over structure.

Anchoring and chumming is bringing Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper to the boat. This bite is good for those who crave a seafood dinner.

For sport anglers who seek action, catch-and-release spotted seatrout are a good bet.

Fishing over deep grass flats in Tampa Bay, or any of its adjacent waters to the south and east, is yielding a good trout bite. Even better: There are plenty of ladyfish and macks mixed in with this bite for a little variety.

Catch-and-release snook fishing is producing action, especially along the beaches. Look for schools of snook cruising the shorelines during calm periods of the day — mornings and evenings are best.

Moving offshore, mangrove and yellowtail snapper are keeping the offshore fishers happy. Both provide good action on medium spinning tackle and are great on the plate. Permit fishing is good, especially over some of the offshore wrecks, where fish 10-20 pounds are being reported.

Lastly, amberjack are again open to harvest, which creates a new target for offshore anglers, especially those with a smoker.

On my Southernaire charters, I’m spending time fishing over structure in Tampa Bay where Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper are taking the bait from my clients. Free-lining live shiners on an Eagle Claw Aberdeen hook is producing the best bite.

Moving to the flats, I’m putting anglers on catch-and-release spotted seatrout. Mixed in with the trout are ladyfish, mackerel and a handful of mangrove snapper for the cooler, which keeps clients happy.

Getting on the shallow flats of 3 feet or less during the high tides is yielding some decent-sized catch-and-release snook and redfish.

Capt. Aaron Lowman is targeting catch-and-release trout over the deeper grass flats of Anna Maria Sound and Terra Ceia Bay. While doing so, he’s putting clients on a variety of other species, including macks, ladyfish and mangrove snapper.

Moving to slightly shallower grass flats — especially around oyster bars and mangrove islands — is resulting in hookups on catch-and-release snook and redfish. Fishing over structure in Tampa Bay also is producing a bite from Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper and gag grouper.

Capt. David White of Anna Maria Charters is beating the heat on nighttime fly fishing charters, targeting canals and the Manatee River. Casting flies around docks with green underwater lights or a classic snook light is yielding a good variety of species. Catch-and-release snook, redfish and spotted seatrout are being caught, along with jack crevalle.

Getting back to daytime fishing with live bait, White is hitting the artificial reefs for macks and mangrove snapper, along with some ladyfish and juvenile grouper.

Moving offshore, White is in pursuit of amberjack now that the season is open. Also, while offshore, White is hooking up clients with red grouper, yellowtail and mangrove snapper and, last but not least, African pompano.

Capt. Jason Stock is enjoying the hunt offshore for yellowtail and mangrove snappers. Chumming over wrecks and hard bottom is bringing these fish up to feed, resulting in respectable-sized catches of both species. Free-lining baits in the chum slick also is producing an excellent bite.

Permit fishing over the offshore wrecks is producing great action. Live pass crabs drifted over these structures is luring 15- to 20-pound permit to the hook.

Lastly, targeting amberjack with artificials such as top-water poppers is leading to some explosive strikes and some long battles for Stock’s anglers.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is happy to report the mangrove snapper bite is on the upward swing. The fish are there now, and he predicts the bite will get better in the weeks to come. Good numbers of these fish are taking up residence under the pier, just waiting to be fed a live shrimp on a small circle hook tied to a light fluorocarbon leader.

Other species frequenting the R&R include Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle and ladyfish.

Lastly, catch-and-release snook fishing remains consistent, especially on fish 20-30 inches. Larger fish are being caught on big baits, such as ladyfish, mojarras and large pinfish.

Capt. Warren Girle is finding action over the nearshore reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. Free-lining live shiners on a long shank hook is resulting in numerous hookups of the macks. To really get the bite going, Girle is chumming with an ample amount of shiners. This not only gets the macks feeding, but keeps them within casting distance of the boat. Also, while fishing the reefs, Girle is switching to a bottom rig, yielding mangrove snapper and juvenile groupers for his clients.

Moving into Tampa Bay, Girle is working deep grass flats for catch-and-release spotted seatrout. While on the trout bite, his clients are hooking into ladyfish and mangrove snapper.

Lastly, Girle says fishing the shallow flats is resulting in some catch-and-release snook.

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

Soccer, football at center, double ringer in the horseshoe pits

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Ugly Grouper’s Jayden Sparks defends against AMI Local Carsyn Deligans during indoor soccer playoff action at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Ugly Grouper forward Savanna Coba fires a shot on goal as AMI Local Nixon Connor arrives to defend Aug. 6 during indoor soccer semifinals at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

The rain has been a soaker for outdoor sports.

But semifinal playoff action went off Aug. 6 in the gym for kids in the summer soccer league with three matches on the docket at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

The action kicked off with top-seed Moss Builders earning a 5-3 victory over Cloud Pest Control in intermediate division action. The story of this match was the play of Jackson Titen, who was a one-man wrecking crew, scoring all five goals for Moss Builders.

Cyrus Ryan scored two goals to lead Cloud, which also received a goal from Braelyn Curtis and an assist from Cala Ryan.

The second intermediate semifinal match ended with a forfeit when Island Vacation Properties was unable to field a team, giving Ugly Grouper the victory.

The three-team advanced division semifinal saw AMI Locals roll to a 7-2 victory over Ugly Grouper behind four goals from Carsyn Deligans and three goals from Mary Harrison.

Victor Albrecht and Jayden Sparks each scored to pace Ugly Grouper in the loss.

Championship action was set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, in the center gym with Ugly Grouper taking on Moss Builders in the intermediate division, while the advanced division will see G&G Yardscaping take on AMI Locals at 6 p.m.


Adult flag football continues

After three weeks of action, the standings in the adult flag football league at the center are tight, as tight as a four-way tie.

Lancaster Design, Progressive Cabinetry, Moss Builders and Gulfview Windows and Doors and locked in a tie for first place with matching 2-1 records. Hashmark Sports follows at 1-2, while Ugly Grouper awaits a victory.

Action Aug. 8 kicked off with Lancaster Design taking on Ugly Grouper and holding on for a 34-27 victory behind five touchdown passes from Tim Shaughnessy.

Anthony Mannino was Shaughnessy’s favorite target, finishing with eight receptions, including three for touchdowns. Karri Stephens added six catches and two touchdowns, while Jay Hoffmeister added four catches, including three for extra points.

Matthew Manger paced the Ugly Grouper offense with three touchdown passes, while Sirkevious Williams led all players with nine catches, two that went for touchdowns. Anthony McCance finished with six catches and a touchdown to complete the scoring for Ugly Grouper.

Gulfview Windows and Doors outlasted Hashmark Sports 32-26 behind a strong game from quarterback Ryan Moss. Moss had four touchdown passes and added two receptions, one for a touchdown. Jordan Demers added five catches, two for touchdowns, while also chipping in a touchdown pass. Brandin Holcomb and Tyler Lancaster combined on 13 catches and two touchdowns in the victory with Lancaster also coming through on defense with a pair of sacks.

Matthew Briley threw three touchdown passes to lead Hashmark Sports, alongside seven receptions from Octavious Cole, two for touchdowns and an extra point. Chase Richardson added a touchdown pass and a touchdown reception. Corey Banks rounded out the Hashmark offense in the loss with seven catches and a touchdown.

Moss Builders rolled to a 33-19 victory over Progressive Cabinetry behind the all-around play of Ray Gardner. Gardner had a pair of touchdown passes to go along with two touchdown receptions. Mike Gillum and Jonathan Moss each finished with a touchdown reception and three catches, while Chad Woods added a touchdown and an extra point. Nick Sato paced the defense in the victory with three quarterback sacks.

Quarterback Connor Haughey threw three touchdown passes and added a pair of receptions to lead Hashmark, which also received touchdown receptions from Ben Sato, Skylar Sostack and Jaret Rojas in the loss.


Key Royale golf news

Persistent rain continues to plague the links for the golfers at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach, though the men get in their weekly modified Stableford-system match Aug. 6.

Fred Miller earned clubhouse bragging rights for the week with a score of plus-5, edging Warren Boin by a point.


Horseshoe news

Two teams advanced from pool play with 3-0 records and battled it out for the Aug. 7 championship during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Jerry Disbrow and Sam Samuels rallied from a 16-14 deficit to a 24-16 victory over Neil Hennessey and Tim Sofran with Samuels emphatically ending the match with a double ringer.

Sofran found himself back in the finals Aug. 10, this time teamed with Hank Huyghe. Sofran and Huyghe rolled to a 21-10 victory over Samuels and Hennessey to win the day’s bragging rights.

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

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

Obituaries – 08-14-2019

Mary Davison

Mary Davison, 85, of Anna Maria, died July 3 after a brief battle with cancer.

She was born June 2, 1934, in Oak Park, Illinois.

Her family moved to Michigan around 1940 and she attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit and Michigan State University, where she graduated with high honors and also met Eric Davison, to whom she was married for 63 years.

Their life together was one of great adventure and great joy.

They spent happy years in many places, including Detroit, Mexico City, Paris, New York and Manhattan Beach, California, before settling in Ann Maria in 2002.

She was an artist who worked in many mediums, but for the past 40 years she concentrated on creating jewelry and it delighted her to give her work to friends.

She also was athletic and taught dance aerobics for many years.

She was cremated, and her ashes distributed in the Gulf of Mexico. Her memory will be best served by remembering her kindness, humility and honesty.

No service is planned.

Survivors include her husband, Eric; sons Bruce and Jim, who live in Southern California; and grandchildren Olivia and Brock.

Top Notch tributes

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Sally Mann of Clermont earns an honorable mention in The Islander’s Top Notch Photo Contest for this image of a tricolored heron, taken June 28 on Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive in Apopka. Mann used a Nikon D850 with a Tamron 600 G2 lens.
Holly Avedisian earns an honorable mention for this image of a roseate spoonbill coming in for landing at Robinson Preserve in northwest Bradenton. She took the photograph in April.
Ashley Azzata of Holmes Beach earns an honorable mention for her photograph of a child strolling a beach access.
John Lafferty of Lakeland earns an honorable mention in The Islander photo contest for his photograph of Everett Lloyd of Lakeland at play in a pool.

Streetlife – 08-14-2019

Anna Maria

Aug. 2, 500 block of Kumquat Drive, trespass. A complainant reported her son brought a woman to her home who failed to leave after numerous requests. The complainant asked the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a trespass warning. A deputy assisted and the woman left in the son’s vehicle.

Aug. 3, 200 block of Palm Avenue, found gun. Checking into a rental accommodation, a person found a handgun and contacted the MCSO, which determined the gun wasn’t stolen and that a prior renter reported leaving it behind. The owner picked up the gun at the Anna Maria MCSO substation.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Aug. 2, 100 block of First Street North, warrant arrest. Bradenton Beach police stopped several people drinking alcohol on the public sidewalk and determined one man was wanted by the MCSO for burglary. BBPD officers arrested and transported the 37-year-old man to the Manatee County jail.

Aug. 3, Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., trespass warning. Police warned a 55-year-old man for trespassing after waking him up behind a Manatee County Area Transit bench.

Aug. 6, Gulf Drive North and Cortez Road West, property damage. A Bradenton Beach police officer arriving for his shift noticed a downed electric crosswalk signal apparently hit by a vehicle that turned south off the Cortez Bridge onto Gulf Drive North.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.


No reports.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Aug. 5, Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, theft. The president of the art gallery coop reported a surveillance video showed a woman stealing a $4 greeting card.

Holmes Beach is policed by Holmes Beach Police Department.

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

Island real estate transactions – 08-14-2019

117 Peppertree Ln., Anna Maria, a 1,624 sfla / 2,274 sfur 4bed/2bath/2car pool home built in 1967 on a 7,950 sq ft lot was sold 07/25/19, Galletto to Mignacca for $850,000; list $899,900.

203 55th St., Holmes Beach, a 4bed/2bath/2car pool home built in 1949 on a 11,077 sq ft lot was sold 07/24/19, Royale Palm Properties LLC to Mullins for $850,000; list $890,000.

201 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,676 sfla / 2,180 sfur 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1971 on a 6,825 sq ft lot was sold 07/24/19, A sunny Spot LLC to Flagler Plant Properties LLC for $610,000.

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

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Aug 14. 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.

MATCHING WHITE, END coffee tables, square maple table, six chairs, brass table lamp, very nice. 941-704-0596.

SNORKLE: FULL FACE. 180-degree view. GoPro usable. New. $20. 941-778-6288.

MUST SELL: LIKE-new electric loveseat and chair, large recliners in both. Need room for walker. $600 for both. 941-778-1557.

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)


ADVANCED PIANO SCHOLARSHIP, Auditions at Lesia Schulha Studio,
Full and partial tuition. 941-518-9973 concert_pianist@verizon.net

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: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. 106 Willow Ave. Anna Maria. Park off the pavement. Beach-style furniture including sofa, pair of chairs, tables with benches, buffet/server, dinette, trundle bed, chest, queen bed, night stands, chest, lamps, collectibles, decorative accessories, some patio furniture, kitchenware, linens and more. Sale conducted by Palma Sola Sales. Numbers given out at 8 a.m.


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.

YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Pressure washer, chain saw, table saw, kid’s bike, household stuff. 406-A 71st St., Holmes Beach.


HELP RESCUED PETS! Volunteer, foster, computer help needed! 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.

BOAT SLIP FOR rent: Key Royale, AMI. Parking, no bridges, sailboat water. $300/month. 941-518-4281.


AMI WANNA GO Eco-tour. See dolphin, shell, ray and shark tours aboard our 24 foot pontoon, kids 6 and up. Or Grady-White charter fishing. Call Judy for info, 941-757-7246.


HANDYMAN/CLEANER LOOKING for several men or women who want to grow with us. Hourly rate of $10 to $20 an hour, based on experience. Jay Pros, 941-962-2874.

SEEKING ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Excellent communication and computer skills. Part-time, 24 hours/week. Info@amichamber.org. 941-778-1541.

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.


AMI’s #1 BRAND howluckyami! trademark license available! Bridge Street location. Turnkey, under $50,000 includes inventory, fixtures, equipment, transferable lease. Additional limited brand licenses available at your retail location. All inquiries, Jane: howluckyami214@yahoo.com.

SALON BOOTH RENTAL available for stylist with following. $130/week. A Positive Image, 7010 Cortez Road W. Call Tim, 941-306-6776.


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

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

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

LPN/CAREGIVER AVAILABLE for part-time help. Excellent references. Call Lisa, 508-826-1561.

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.

SENIOR CAREGIVING AVAILABLE: 15 years’ experience cooking, cleaning, errands and more. Nicole 941-405-8988.

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 25 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.


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.

BLINDS, SHUTTERS, SHADES: Motorization. 30 years on AMI. Call Keith Barnett, Barnett Blinds, 941-730-0516.

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.

A. GONZALEZ CONSTRUCTION: Re-roof and leak specialist. Residential/hotels/commercial. Repairs, shingles, tile, metal, flat. Quick response. Quality work at reasonable rates. References. Insured/licensed. #CCC1330056. Call Bryan at 727-277-9502.


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. Just reduced! $1,800/month, first, last, security. $100 HOA application fee. Available now. Call Jim, 781-603-2861, jimreilly@townisp.com.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA at 7510 15th Ave. NW, Bradenton. Call 703-587-4675.

ANNUAL NW BRADENTON: 3BR/1BA (second bath coming). $1,500/month. Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.

ROOMMATE WANTED: 1BR/1BA. Owner gone two weeks/month. $900, plus half utilities. AMI 10 minutes. Deed restricted. Two cats only allowed in the sunroom, outside. One sweet, quiet dachshund. 941-224-0681.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA, Two-car garage, boat lift, indoor laundry room, newly remodeled, Key Royale. $3,000/month. 813-624-2664.

VACATION RENTAL: HOLMES Beach. Newly remodeled
2BR/1BA half-duplex. Large pool and spa. Short walk to beach, shops, restaurants, trolley. $1,400/week. Eileen, 732-492-6946. www.palmperch.com. palmperch@gmail.com.

TROPICAL WATERFRONT PARADISE: Anna Maria Island. 2BR/2BA, pool, boat lift, annual, $3,150/month. Call 941-704-7336 or 941-730-1086.

LOOKING FOR ANNUAL rental on Anna Maria Island. I have one large well-behaved dog, need spacious, upgrades, pool, lots of windows. Gladly put extra pet deposit. Call, Marie 214-854-6496.

ANNUAL RENTAL NEEDED: Owner, Beach Blossoms Flower Shop needing 2BR, first floor with two parking spaces on AMI. Small dog and cat, wonderful, house trained! Need Sept. 1. 720-308-6227.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA, BRADENTON Beach. Authentic island house, elevated, washer/dryer. Large Gulf-view porch! Fantastic location. $1,495/month, first, last, $1,000 deposit. Send extensive household information to: thehummingmask@gmail.com. 941-778-1098 or 267-566-8577.