Tag Archives: 09-11-2019

Defendants fight Sunshine lawsuit decision

The team is gathering for the next challenge.

But this time it is down one player.

In a civil lawsuit that began in August 2017 and was decided July 19 in favor of Bradenton Beach and ex-Mayor Jack Clarke, Judge Edward Nicholas ruled that six former city board members violated Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Law by discussing city matters at meetings of the now-defunct neighborhood organization Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach, and through the exchange of emails, texts and phone calls.

Defendants Reed Mapes, Tjet Martin and Bill and Rose Vincent Sept. 5 joined defendant John Metz’s appeal to the Florida 2nd District Court of Appeal fighting the declaratory judgement.

Defendant Patty Shay opted not to join the other defendants in appealing the ruling.

Shay said Sept. 5 that she could not afford the costs associated with the appeal. Also, she is unsure of the grounds.

“The judge made his decision,” she said. “I don’t want to invest the time anymore. I’ll take my chances.”

Additionally, Shay said she had been willing to take the settlement twice offered by the city to the defendants to end the lawsuit, which required a collective admission of guilt and payment of $500 fee each. “I was willing to sign it and end it,” she said. “But we all had to sign it, even though we were not co-defendants.”

Martin said she is appealing because she is innocent.

“I didn’t do anything wrong,” she said. “I can’t live with this accusation hanging over my head. We need to at least try.”

As of Sept. 5, the city’s costs and fees for the suit exceed $400,000.

In June, Metz said his costs were nearly $200,000.

At a Sept. 5 city commission meeting, city attorney Ricinda Perry recommended attorney Steve Chase of Sarasota for the appeal, and offered to provide his rates to the commission.

The hearing for fees and costs, previously set for Oct. 4, was postponed to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Jacksonville Beach man arrested for DUI in Bradenton Beach

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Becker

A man was arrested on his 32nd birthday for driving under the influence after he bothered several people at a bar in Bradenton Beach.

Lonson Becker, of Jacksonville Beach, was arrested at 10:32 p.m. Aug. 17 in the parking lot at 116 Bridge St. by a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy called to assist Bradenton Beach police.

As part of a Bridge Street patrol, BBPD Officer Eric Hill checked on The Lighthouse bar, 119 Bridge St., and noticed Becker appeared intoxicated, having slurred speech and trouble standing.

The owners and other people reported Becker made advances at women and told Hill they wanted the man to leave, according to the officer’s report.

A police report states Hill advised Becker to leave but not to drive and that Becker left, saying he would call someone to drive him home.

Hill later observed Becker driving a vehicle at Bridge Street and Bay Drive. The driver ran a stop sign and traveled the wrong way around the traffic circle.

Another Bradenton Beach officer assisted Hill in detaining Becker in a Bridge Street parking lot before an MCSO deputy arrived, tested Becker for signs of impairment and made the DUI arrest.

Becker refused to provide breath samples on the scene and at the Manatee County jail, where he was booked.

At his first court appearance, he was released on pretrial supervision.

Becker also was ticketed for running a stop sign and traveling the wrong way at the roundabout on Bay Drive.

Becker’s next court date will be at 8:25 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Eyes on the road – 09-11-2019

The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following for the week of Sept. 9:

  • Longboat Pass Bridge through September: Major repairs on the Longboat Pass Bridge on Gulf Drive between Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key take place through the summer. Overnight work requires decreasing lane sizes, flagging operations and occasional lane closures. Also, the DOT cautioned boaters to watch for equipment in the water and to expect delays with bridge openings.

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

To view traffic conditions, go online to smarttrafficinfo.org.

Streetlife – 09-11-2019

Anna Maria

No reports.

Anna Maria is policed by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

No reports

Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Aug. 28, 100 block of 34th Street, burglary. Holmes Beach police responded to a burglary in progress and found the property owners with an unknown 15-year-old male and a stolen car parked in front of their house. The couple had returned from dinner to find their door open and initially reported nothing missing. Police took the teen into custody after connecting him with reports that a juvenile from Bradenton was missing and thought to be in a stolen car. The teen told police he had gone to the beach to clear his head, saw the house for sale and decided to go inside. HBPD transported the teen to a Manatee County juvenile facility.

Aug. 31, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol. Police found a man and woman with beer sitting on a beach at 1:34 a.m. Officers ticketed them for violating the ordinance against possessing alcohol on the beach and they left the park.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island real estate transactions – 09-11-2019

105 Oak Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,070 sfla / 3,654 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car pool home built in 1997 on a 5,000 sq ft lot was sold 08/13/19, 105 Oak Avenue LLC to Meier for $1,699,000; list $1,699,000.

605 Crestwood Lane, Holmes Beach, a bayfront 1,639 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car pool home built in 1963 on a 11,021 sq ft lot was sold 08/15/19, Stealey to Oneill for $1,160,000; list $1,195,000.

205 Sycamore Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,224 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 2008 on a 5,250 sq ft lot was sold 08/14/19, Vallie to 205 Sycamore LLC for $1,000,000; list $1,049,000.

612 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,725 sfla 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront home built in 1969 on a 10,934 sq ft lot was sold 08/09/19, Douglas to Gladden for $770,000.

6250 Holmes Blvd., Unit 62, North Beach Village, Holmes Beach, a 1,536 sfla / 2,464 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car condo with shared pool built in 1990 was sold 08/09/19, Perkins to Nelson for $539,000; list $549,000.

5300 Gulf Drive, Unit 306, Martinique North, Holmes Beach, a 1,169 sfla 2bed/2bath Gulfview condo with shared pool built in 1971 was sold 08/16/19, Giest to Riddle for $525,000.

6323 Gulf Drive, Unit 6323, North Beach Village, Holmes Beach, a 1,206 sfla / 2,109 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car condo with shared pool built in 1988 was sold 08/19/19, White to Elliott for $495,000; list $507,000.

111 Sixth St. N., Bradenton Beach, a vacant 7,587 sq ft lot was sold 08/19/19, Holm to Johnson Properties of West Florida LLC for $475,000.

110 12th St. S., Unit 122, Gulf to Bay Moorings, Bradenton Beach, a 896 sfla / 1,046 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1982 was sold 08/19/19, Moore to Little for $446,200.

601 Gulf Drive N., Unit 111, Gulf Watch, Bradenton Beach, a 1,202 sfla / 1,380 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1986 was sold 08/14/19, Tekejubob LLC to Draeger for $379,000; list $399,000.

6200 Flotilla Drive, Unit 282, Westbay Point & Moorings, Holmes Beach, a 1,066 sfla 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1979 was sold 08/12/19, Slack to Laura for $350,000; list $395,000.

711 Manatee Ave., Unit 15, Westbay Cove South, Holmes Beach, a 1,187 sfla 1,479 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1977 was sold 08/09/19, Williams to Schwartz for $310,000; list $339,900.

2312 Ave. C, Unit 12, Lay Z Liv N, Bradenton Beach, a 651 sfla 1bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1979 was sold 08/21/19, Our Little Piece of Paradise on AMI 1 LLC to Cardoso for $280,000.

Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Keller Williams on the Water, can be reached at 941-713-4755.

Obituaries – 09-11-2019

Louise Adler

Louise (Talé) Adler, 93, of Falmouth, Massachusetts, and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Sept. 5.

She was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of immigrants. Her father was from Italy and her mother was from France. Her parents put a high priority on education and Ms. Adler, at 27, earned a doctorate in immunology.

Her career included teaching at the university level, as well as many years of research at the Public Health Research Institute in New York City and at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

For most of her career, she worked alongside her husband of 43 years, Frank L., who died in 1991.

After her retirement in 1987, she filled her days with music, art and travel.

While living in Florida, she was a performing member of the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra, as well as a board member and its president for several years. She also was a member and occasional performer with the Manatee Players in Bradenton and a longtime member of the Bradenton Opera Guild.

After moving to Falmouth in 1999, she sang with the Woods Hole Cantata Consort and the Falmouth Chorale. Every summer for 15 years she participated in the Berkshire Choral Festival.

She was an accomplished artist: her watercolors featured her favorite places in Falmouth and sites she had visited in her travels.

Her love of opera began as a child, attending the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York, each summer, including a final trip there several weeks ago. At Glimmerglass 2018, she was invited to a pre-opera picnic dinner and sat next to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

For several summers, she shared her enthusiasm for opera by teaching a four-week course at Falmouth Public Library.

She leaves a daughter, Gabrielle Allen; son Jonathan; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

Robert D. ‘Bob’ Crowe

Robert D. “Bob” Crowe of Holmes Beach died Sept. 4.

Mr. Crowe owned and operated with wife Debbie the landmark Shake Pit, a diner and ice cream, malt and shake drive-in at 3801 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, since 2002. Shake Pit first opened in 1959.

Memorial visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, followed by a Celebration of Life at 3 p.m. at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton. Condolences may be made online at brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mr. Crowe is survived by wife Debbie and daughter Hannah.

Fishing the flats between storms leads to big hookups

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Max Monuese of Longboat Key shows off a nice snook caught in late August using shiners. Monuese, who grew up on LBK, celebrated his recent graduation from the University of North Florida with a guided fishing trip with Capt. Warren Girle.
It’s a busman’s holiday— recreation that involves doing the same thing one does at work — for fishing guide David White of Anna Maria Charters, showing off a river trout caught on a fly rod. “Yeah it is! That’s how you know I’ve got the right job!,” White said in an Aug. 8 email to The Islander from Blue Ridge, Georgia, where he vacationed with family, and fished. “We’re loving it!” White fished with a buddy, Ryan Kauffman, who guides for Headwaters Outfitters out of Rosman, North Carolina. White took Kauffman and wife fly fishing when they visited AMI. Of the fishing in Georgia, White said he enjoys dry fly fishing. “Watching them take it off of the surface is awesome.”

If you can find the time to go fishing between summer’s anticipated storms and showers, Anna Maria Island is host to a number of good species for sport anglers and coolers.

Fishing the Tampa Bay waters, including casting a line at the Rod & Reel Pier, is productive, with anglers hooking into over-slot catch-and-release redfish, as well as some large catch-and-release snook.

That being said, “hooking” and “landing” can be two different things.

You can tell the pier regulars by their fishing gear. And if they’re targeting those big reds and snook, you better believe they’re doing it with stout rods and reels spooled up with heavy braided line. Trying to wrestle a big snook or redfish out from the barnacle encrusted pilings is not child’s play. There’s a lot of skill involved and always a little bit of luck — for the fish and the fishers. And, if and when the pier anglers get a big bite, good ol’ Jimmy Malfese is standing by with the landing net.

I bet Malfese has landed more big fish than anyone on that pier. He’s also quite adamant about gentle handling of the fish, and a quick release, so they can go back and make more fish.

Now, for anglers looking to get out on a boat and do some bay fishing, catch-and-release spotted seatrout are available. You can find Spanish mackerel and lady fish in the same areas — over deep grass flats in water depths of 6-8 feet. Free-lining live shiners will produce the best action, although artificials such as soft plastics or small jigs will work, too.

Dock fishing is producing action on some big catch-and-release redfish. Casting chunks or fresh-cut ladyfish is attracting the bull reds to the hook. You just have to know the right dock to target.

Lastly, mangrove snapper are being caught around structure in Tampa Bay — reefs, wrecks, rock piles and residential docks — and you should be able to muster up a few of these tasty fish.

Capt. Aaron Lowman is finding catch-and-release action on snook and redfish along the mangrove-lined shorelines of Terra Ceia and Tampa Bays. Casting live shiners under the mangrove limbs during incoming tides is producing action. Most catches are 18-25 inches.

Moving to slightly deeper flats is resulting in success on catch-and-release spotted seatrout, as well as some Spanish mackerel and ladyfish. Free-lining shiners or adding a popping cork to the rig works well. On calm days Lowman says that venturing into the Gulf of Mexico is putting clients on macks, mangrove snapper and an occasional gag grouper.

Capt. Warren Girle also is working the flats of Tampa Bay. Casting live shiners against mangrove shorelines during the higher stages of the tide is yielding catch-and-release redfish for his sport anglers. Most catches are 15-20 inches, with some bigger fish mixed in. Catch-and-release snook also are being caught in this fashion and are ranging slightly bigger, with sizes of 20-26 inches. Fishing structure in Tampa Bay is producing some mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel.

Lastly, Girle says fishing deeper grass flats is yielding spotted seatrout and some ladyfish.

Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing anglers there reeling up a variety of species. Fishers using live shrimp are catching their share of mangrove snapper for their coolers. Bull redfish are keen on live shrimp, which is surprising the unsuspecting angler as he awaits a 12-inch snapper. The large catch-and-release reds are 28-36 inches and can put up quite a battle, even on the stiffest rod. Those opting to cast jigs and spoons are being rewarded with catches of Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle and ladyfish.

Lastly, soaking large live baits under the pier is attracting hefty catch-and-release snook. Baits such as large pinfish, mojarras or ladyfish are ideal for catching the lazy linesiders, which can exceed 40 inches in length.

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

Center soccer, football standings tight, golf tourney on deck

After four weeks of action in the adult indoor soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, the standings are tightly grouped in a case of the haves and have nots. Ugly Grouper, Progressive Cabinetry and Moss Builders are tied at the top with matching 3-1 records, while Sato Real Estate and Gulfview Windows and Doors sit in fourth place with 1-3 records, followed by Slim’s Place with an 0-4 record.

The action kicked off at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, Sept. 5 with Moss Builders rolling to a 15-6 victory over Sato Real Estate behind five goals and three assists from Miguel Ajoy and four goals and an assist from Juan Carlos. Anil Akbulut chipped in with two goals and an assist, while Omar Polar pulled double duty to help preserve the victory, scoring a pair of goals along with 14 saves in goal.

Adam Bujarski’s three goals led Sato, and Ryan Moss finished with a goal. Mark Rudacille and Josh Sato split goal keeping duties and both scored a goal, combining on 21 saves in the loss.

Gulfview earned its first victory of the season, defeating Slim’s Place 20-13 behind 12 goals and an assist from Jose Urbiola Bolanos and six goals and an assist from Keith Mahoney. Jason Chiafalo and Freddy Lenhert each scored goals and Brandin Holcomb came through with 15 saves in the victory.

Jose Casaras scored six goals to lead Slim’s, which also received five goals from Clancy Vaughan and two goals from Chris Culhane. Robb Marshall was stout in goal, finishing with 15 saves in the loss.

The last match of the night saw Progressive Cabinetry earn a 9-6 victory over Ugly Grouper behind two goals each from Kevin Roman, Steve Oelfke, Jessica Williams and Brayan Felipe. Diego Felipe scored a goal, while also posting 14 saves in goal.

Chris Klotz and Olaf Krause scored two goals each and combined to make 25 saves in goal. Yuri Pereira added a goal and an assist for Ugly Grouper, which also received a goal from James Roadman and seven saves from John Haggerty in the loss.

 

Standings tighten in flag football

The regular season for the adult football league at the center has ended and now the second season — playoffs — takes “center” stage.

Progressive Cabinetry and Gulfview Windows and Doors, the top two seeds earned a bye into the semifinals and will wait to see who comes through in the two wildcard games set for Sept. 12. The first game has No. 5 Moss Builders taking on No. 4 Lancaster Design, followed by Hashmark Sports, seeded third, taking on Ugly Grouper, seeded sixth.

The final regular season games saw Gulfview Windows and Doors earn a 26-12 victory over Moss Builders behind four touchdown passes from quarterback Ryan Moss. Three of the Moss passes went to Brandin Holcomb, who chipped in a pair of extra points. Jordan Demers was the recipient of Moss’ last touchdown pass. Tyler Lancaster and Jake Parsons spearheaded the defense with a quarterback sack each in the victory.

Ray Gardner and Jon Moss each finished with a touchdown pass, and Jon Moss added a touchdown reception. Lexi Sato had a big game, finishing with a touchdown reception on offense and three quarterback sacks on defense.

The second game of the night saw Hashmark Sports outscore Ugly Grouper 62-46 behind nine touchdown passes from quarterback Chase Richardson, who also chipped in a touchdown reception. Mattnew Briley finished with eight receptions, including five that went for touchdowns, while also chipping in a touchdown pass. Octavious Cole and Corey Banks finished with a pair of touchdown catches, while Tim Holly added three quarterback sacks on defense.

Matthew Manger threw six touchdown passes, three that went to Anthony McCance, who added an extra point. Corey Jakes added two touchdowns and an extra point, while Cooper Rosier and Bradley Coleman both finished with touchdown catches in the loss.

Lancaster Design handed Progressive Cabinetry its second loss of the season behind four touchdown passes and a touchdown reception from Tim Shaughnessy. Anthony Mannino was top receiver, finishing with three touchdown receptions and a pair of extra points, while Kari Stephens added two touchdown catches and an extra point in the victory.

Connor Haughey threw four touchdown passes, including three to Brandon Kull, who chipped in a pair of extra points. Jaret Rojas completed the scoring with a touchdown reception and an extra point in the loss.

 

Sign up now for October golf tourney

The center is accepting registrations for an Ugly Golf Tournament, hosted by the Ugly Grouper restaurant in Holmes Beach to benefit the center.

The tournament will take place Friday, Oct. 4, at River Club, 6600 River Club Blvd., Bradenton. Cost is $450 for a foursome or $125 per player, with lunch and dinner included in the price. There will be a cash bar available as well as lots of raffles and some frivolity.

Check in begins at 11:30 a.m. prior to a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Sponsorships are in the offing, starting with a platinum level for $2,500, including a logo display at registration and dinner, as well as recognition and a hyperlink on the center event page. Also included are four social media postings, a company tag and four golf spots.

The dinner sponsorship is $2,000, and a beer cart sponsor costs $1,000. There also are hole and tee sponsor opportunities for $150.

To register or for more information, go to events at centerami.org or call the center at 941-778-1908.

In other center news, there was no report from staff on the outcome of the Sept. 7 fundraising bowling tournament as of press time Sept. 9 for The Islander.

 

Horseshoe news

Tim Sofran walked his way Sept. 4 during horseshoe action past all competitors with the lone 3-0 pool play record. His efforts were rewarded with the day’s bragging rights at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Three teams emerged from pool play with 2-1 records during Sept. 7 action. Neil Hennessey drew the bye and watched as Dom Livedoti and Hank Huyghe avenged their lone loss in pool play to advance to the finals. Trailing 14-16 to Jerry Disbrow and Bob Heiger, Livedoti and Huyghe scored the final 11 points of the match, culminating in a double-ringer by Livedoti.

Livedoti and Huyghe stayed hot in the finals, hitting Hennessey with a barrage of double ringers on their way to a 24-0 beat down to earn the day’s championship.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays 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, Sept. 11, 2019

ITEMS FOR SALE

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.

EXERCISE BIKE, NEW, $100. Two wooden Adirondack chairs, $50 each. 859-396-2927.

GARAGE REFRIGERATOR, $50, above-stove microwave, $50. 951-356-1456.

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.

FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE

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)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

PETS

HELP RESCUED PETS! Volunteer, foster, computer help needed! Moonracer Animal Rescue. Email: moonraceranimalrescue@gmail.com.

BOATS & BOATING

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 Charters. Sightseeing, snorkeling, and sandbar hopping eco-tours aboard our 24-foot pontoon, ages 6 and up optimal. Call Capt. Judy for information, 941-757-7246.

WANTED TO RENT: Boat lift for 22-foot boat near north end of the island. Bridges not a problem. Call 614-906-1409.

50-FOOT BOAT dock for rent. $300/month. Water, electric, boarding, ladder and parking. Call or text BJ, 941 224-9255.

HELP WANTED

WANTED: PART-TIME server. Paradise Bagels Cafe. 3220 E. Bay Drive, Anna Maria Centre Shops. 941-779-1212.

FULL-TIME MOTIVATED individual needed for day-to-day operations and pontoon boat rentals. Must have boating experience and people skills. Send resume to mquarte335@aol.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

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.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

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

SERVICES

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: VACATION, CONSTRUCTION, residential, commercial and windows. Licensed and insured. 941-744-7983.

PRESSURE WASHING, PAVER sealing, driveway, roof, fence, pool area. Also, window cleaning. Licensed and insured. 941-565-3931.

MAID TO CLEAN! Local gal, looking to serve you! Residential, vacation and commercial. Call 941-773-0461.

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.

LAWN & GARDEN

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

LARRY’S BACK! SHELL delivered and spread. $55/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, topsoil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, “shell phone” 941-720-0770.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

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.

AMI PAINTING: ISLAND resident. Prompt, reliable. Quality workmanship. Interior/exterior. Minor repairs, carpentry. Bill, 941-307-9315.

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.

RENTALS

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.

TROPICAL WATERFRONT PARADISE: Anna Maria Island. 2BR/2BA, pool, boat lift, annual, $2,900/month. Call 941-704-7336 or 941-730-1086.

HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/2BA condo. Available November. Gorgeous bay views.FloridaRentalbyOwners.com. #1106. 207-944-6097.

SEASONAL RENTAL: HOLMES Beach. Available Nov.1-March 14, 2019/20. 2BR/2BA duplex unit. Parking, no stairs, walk to beach. No pets, no smoking. Price: $2,850/month. Contact: 403-512-2350. dlehto@telus.net. pkelly333333@hotmail.com, 519-807-9426.

SUNNY SHORES: ANNUAL rental. 1BR/1BA mobile home. Furnished water and garbage paid. 3619 115th St. Ct. W. Bradenton. First, last, plus $100 cleaning deposit. $850/month. 941-681-5072.

HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/2BA. Westbay Point and Moorings. Beautiful condo, spectacular bay views. October, November, December. $1,800/month. 941-778-2824.

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 941-447-1664.

REAL ESTATE

BUILDING LOT IN Lake Lure, N.C. In beautiful resort community minutes from Ashville. Level building site with view of golf course and mountain.  Call with your offer. 941-713-0354

SHELL POINT CONDO, 2BR/2BA, pool, kayak racks, tennis courts, putting green and pet friendly for $299,000. Call Erlene Fitzpatrick, REMAX Alliance Group. 941-224-6339.

FOR SALE BY owner: 3BR/1BA, 1,771 sf. An original Island home on the quiet, peaceful north end of Anna Maria Island. Easily accessible ground floor (no steps). A short walk to the beautiful white sand beach at Bean Point, Bayfront Park, Pine Avenue shops, Anna Maria City Pier, the Sandbar Restaurant. Winner of the Anna Maria Island Garden Club home of the year. $880,000. 232 Gladiolus Drive, Anna Maria. Call 941-778-2711.

INVESTMENT VACATION TOWNHOUSE: Use it yourself and rent out rest of the time for good income. Features 2BR, boat slip, heated pool, minutes to Gulf beaches. $204,000. Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.

WATERFRONT VINTAGE KEY Royale home. Fixer-upper. Features 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, large lot. Vaulted ceiling, heated, caged pool and spa. Boat dock and lift. $699,000. Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.