Tag Archives: 10-09-2019

Probation, fines follow golf cart arrest

A golf cart driver who lied after Holmes Beach police stopped him for traffic violations was sentenced to 12 months probation and fined more than $3,800.

Richard J. Burnes Jr. of Holmes Beach was arrested in July for DUI, giving false identification to a police officer, knowingly driving on a suspended license and unlawfully possessing another person’s identification.

Burnes pleaded no contest to the charges Aug. 12.

Judge Mark D. Singer adjudicated him guilty on all counts and sentenced him to probation for the DUI and credit for time served on the other charges.

The judge ordered Burnes to complete a DUI course, a victim-impact panel and 50 hours of public service and suspended his driver’s license for six months.

Singer also assessed Burnes more than $3,800 in court costs and fines, which, except for $605, were paid as of Oct. 3, according to court records.

Islander to host Popcorn and Politics

The Islander’s traditional Popcorn and Politics election forum will be 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Arbor, located under the banyan tree on the south side of the Doctor’s Office, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.

The newspaper is inviting candidates for elected office in Holmes Beach to speak, as well as the automatically elected commissioners in Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach.

Voters and elected officials are welcome.

The free event will feature politics, campaigning and, of course, popcorn and libations.

The Holmes Beach election will be Tuesday, Nov. 5, with polling 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Court transfers DUI case to veterans court

The 12th Circuit Court has one less case on its docket after transferring a case to a veterans court.

Richard Shane Burnett, 50, of Lakeland, was arrested May 27 after a Bradenton Beach police officer observed him speeding, almost striking pedestrians in the roundabout at Bridge Street and Gulf Drive.

Burnett was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, refusing to submit to a DUI test and violating a driver’s license curfew.

Judge Renee Inman transferred Burnett’s case Sept. 10 to the Polk County Veterans Treatment Court.

Veterans courts in Florida address treatment needs unique to the military with court personnel who partner with the state Veterans Health Administration and other veterans support groups, according to a website of the Office of the State Court Administrator.

Island real estate transactions – 10-09-2019

720 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,302 sfla / 3,177 sfur 4bed/4½bath/3car pool home built in 2019 on a 5,100 sq ft lot was sold 09/16/19, 720 North Shore Drive LLC to Affleck for $2,150,000; list $2,250,000.

302 Coconut Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,647 sfla 2,218 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1978 on a 15,000 sq ft lot was sold 09/16/19, Warekois to 302 Coconut LLC for $1,115,000; list $1,250,000.

209 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,393 sfla 2bed/2bath canalfront home built in 1975 on a 10,656 sq ft lot was sold 09/27/19, Willow Landing LLC to Willow 3 LLC for $1,100,000.

796 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,520 sfla / 5,116 sfur 3bed/3½bath/2car home built in 1999 on a 5,000 sq ft lot was sold 09/17/19, Badr to Millar for $965,000.

115 81st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,068 sfla / 1,648 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1962 on a 5,120 sq ft lot was sold 09/17/19, Armstrong to Melancon for $625,000.

527 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,118 sfla / 2,016 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1972 on a 8,960 sq ft lot was sold 09/16/19, Comeau to Dickey for $585,000; list $589,000.

5300 Gulf Drive, Unit 203, Martinique North, Holmes Beach, a 1.057 sfla / 1,169 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo with Shared pool built in 1971 was sold 09/17/19, Big Rock Partnership to Floren for $560,000; list $599,000.

100 73rd St., Unit 201A, Coconuts, Holmes Beach, a 660 sfla 1bed/1bath Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 1972 was sold 09/18/19, Rawson to Casa de Playa LLC for $475,000; list $494,000.

6200 Flotilla Drive, Unit 285, Westbay Point & Moorings, Holmes Beach, a 985 sfla 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1979 was sold 09/12/19, Shearer to Greene for $325,000; list $359,900.

522 Pine Ave., Unit 4C, Bayou, Anna Maria, a 822 sfla / 882 sfur 2bed/1bath condo built in 1973 was sold 09/19/19, Ramos to Winney for $315,000; list $329,000.

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

Ugly Grouper takes adult indoor soccer crown

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Ugly Grouper players Chris Klotz, Olaf Krause, Erin Felipe, John Haggerty, Connor Bystrom, Yuri Pereira and James Roadman celebrate their indoor soccer championship after a 3-2 penalty kick shootout on the pitch — the gym at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Courtesy CofAMI

Ugly Grouper outlasted Progressive Cabinetry in the Oct. 2 championship game to win the adult indoor soccer league title at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

The game was 9-9 at the end of regulation time and was decided in a penalty kick shootout. Ugly Grouper prevailed 3-2 in the shootout to take the title.

Connor Bystrom paced Ugly Grouper with five goals, while Chris Klotz added 2 goals, two assists and seven saves. Yuri Pereira chipped in with a goal and three assists for Ugly Grouper, which also received a goal from Olaf Krause and 17 saves from John Haggerty in the victory.

Kevin Roman paced Progressive with 6 goals, while Jessica Williams added 2 goals and an assist. Diego Felipe scored a goal and made 17 saves in goal for Progressive, which also received 14 saves from Steve Oelfke in the loss.


Youth soccer heats up outdoors

Youth soccer action completed its second week of action on the field at the center and the standings are pretty tight.

The 8-10 division has HSH Designs on top with a 2-0 record followed by Ugly Grouper and Moss Builders, both tied for second with 1-0-1 records. West Coast Surf Shop follows with an 0-2 record.

The action kicked off Oct. 2 with HSH Designs rolling to a 6-1 victory over the surfers behind two goals each from Savanna Coba and Sterling Holiday. Bam Gartman added a goal and an assist, while Cale Rudacille finished with a goal and four saves in the victory.

Magness Rollins scored the lone goal in the loss for West Coast Surf Shop, which also received nine combined saves from Braelyn Curtis, Rollins and Brady Thompson.

Ugly Grouper and Moss Builders battled to a 2-2 tie in the second 8-10 division match of the night. Moss received a goal from Jackson Titen and seven saves from Alexander Teich and benefited from an own goal in the tie.

Nixon Connor scored both goals to lead Ugly Grouper, which saw nine saves from Jack Zaccagnino and Jesse Zaccagnino in the tie.

The standings are similar in the 11-15 division with Ugly Grouper on top with a 2-0 record followed by Island Vacation Properties and Lancaster Designs in a tie for second at 1-1. Progressive Cabinetry follows with an 0-2 record.

The 11-15 action kicked off Oct. 2 with Lancaster Designs edging Progressive Cabinetry 4-2 behind 4 goals from Jackson Pakbaz. Dalton Fox and Christian Cole combined on six saves in goal to help preserve the victory.

Elek Brisson scored 2 goals to lead Progressive, which also received six saves from Maya Ferrari in the loss.

The second 11-15 division match saw Ugly Grouper outscore Island Vacation Properties 5-2 behind a hat trick from Abbie Philpott and a goal each from Frankie Coleman and Ethan Sackett. Travis Bates made five saves in the victory.

Jayden Sparks scored a goal to lead Island Vacation Properties, which also received a goal and eight saves from Thomas Philpott in the loss.


Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play and met in the finals during Oct. 2 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Dom Livedoti and Jerry Disbrow jumped out to an early lead and never looked back on the way to a 24-8 victory over Steve Doyle and Bob Heiger.

There were again only two teams to advance out of pool play during the Oct. 5 games. Livedoti was again in the mix, this time teamed with Hank Huyghe to cruise to a 21-3 victory over Heiger and Jerry Disbrow for 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.


Key Royale golf news

There was another full week of golf action at the Key Royale Club starting Sept. 30 with the men playing a nine-hole modified-Stableford system match. Hoyt Miller and Ron Vandeman finished in a tie for first place after they both carded plus-4s.

The women played a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights Oct. 1. Diane Miller took individual honors in Flight A with an even-par 32.

Flight B saw Terry Westby earn a one-shot victory in Flight B with a 3-under-par 29. Pam Alvord, who had a chipin on the eighth hole, was one stroke back in second place, while Penny Williams, who also chipped in on the eighth hole, was alone in third with a 2-over-par 34.

Streetlife – 10-09-2019

Anna Maria

        Sept. 25, 300 block of Iris Street, found property. A 2002 Chevy Suburban was in for repairs and the shop owner failed to return the SUV owner’s calls. Manatee County Sheriff’s Deputy Joann Parkinson tracked the vehicle to a parking lot on 14th Street in Bradenton. The SUV owner went to the lot and picked up the vehicle.

Oct. 1, 100 block of Oak Avenue, suspicious circumstance. MCSO deputies were dispatched to a report about a suspicious person. No such person was found.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

No reports.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department.


Sept. 23, 3800 block of 116th Street Court West, assault. A woman reported a past assault in her home and at a grocery store.

        Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        Sept. 27, 500 block of Manatee Avenue, Baker Act/license. Holmes Beach police stopped a 23-year-old Bradenton woman for failing to stop at the intersection on Gulf Drive before turning east. An officer determined her license was suspended and placed her under arrest. She told police her license was not suspended and began to cry. At the station, she told police she was not feeling well and that she needed medication. The officers released her from arrest, warned her for the traffic violation and issued a citation for the suspended license. She was transported to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment.

Sept. 28, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, 5325 Marina Drive, larceny. Two fishing rods valued at $280 were taken from a man’s boat left overnight at the marina. Police were checking a video camera for evidence.

Sept. 29, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, battery. Three males were making inappropriate comments about a woman, who then told her family. One of the men then pushed and twisted the neck of one of the complainant’s family members. The three men say the family was recording the men on a cell phone. A witness who observed the argument reported no physical contact. Police submitted a request to the state attorney’s office because the victim asked to press charges against the alleged offender.

Holmes Beach is policed by the Holmes Beach Police Department.

        Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and the MCSO.

Obituaries – 10-09-2019

Ronald G. Edmonds

Ronald G. Edmonds, a longtime resident of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 6.

He was born to Eddie and Minnie (Olin) and raised in Hibbing, Minnesota.

He was married to Judy (Koslowski) and Charlene (Wilson).

He volunteered for more than 20 years with Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring.

A celebration of life will be at 9 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, at Bayfront Park Anna Maria. Memorial donations may be made to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring at islandturtlewatch.com/get-involved/make-a-donation.

Arrangements are by Shannon Funeral Homes Westview Chapel. Condolences may be made online at shannonfuneralhomes.com.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene; daughter Kim Malone; sons Todd and Chad, Jon Hughes and wife Heather; grandchildren Ashlee, Chase and Caylyn, Jaden, Judith Jade and Tegan; and five great-grandchildren.


Bill Lee Krokroskia

Bill Krokroskia, known to many on Anna Maria Island as “the island computer guy,” died July 14.

Bill Lee Krokroskia, 72, of Holmes Beach, died July 14.

He was born in Picher, Oklahoma, Jan. 4, 1947.

He was a graduate of Purdue University and spent his career as an executive with Burroughs and Unisys Corporation.

He took early retirement in 1991 to travel with his family by RV before settling in Holmes Beach to begin his second career as “the island computer guy.”

His greatest joys were fishing and exploring the country on extended RV trips with family and friends, which became known to those who joined him as “Kamping with the Krokroskias and Kin.” Many adventures turned into misadventures, but he always found a way to laugh in the face of adversity. He lived life his way, a little outside the box and always with no excuses and no regrets.

A celebration of life will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the 56th Street beach, Holmes Beach, where Mr. Krokroskia often strolled in time to watch the sun descend into the Gulf.

From the family: “Please, join friends and family for one last sunset in his memory.” The family also asks that everyone seek out a little adventure, do something out of the comfort zone and, at some point say, “This one’s for you, Bill!”

In accordance with his belief that all are one with nature, he was returned to the earth by his wife, children and dearest friends, Jodi Rawlings and Jim and Donna Fetters, in a natural burial in Portland, Oregon.

Mr. Krokroskia was a loving and devoted son-in-law to his wife’s mother, Nancy West Wheeler, who he called, “Mom,” and was an enthusiastic participant in gatherings of the Wheeler and West clans. The friends and relatives that he loved are too numerous to list.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Julie; children Dawn Michelle Murray and husband Ron, Billy, Danny and Katie; grandchildren Parker, Conner, Tyler and Samantha Murray; sisters Debbie Followell, Fritzene Vadas, and Cheryl; and many nieces and nephews, including Capt. James Vadas and Jackie Flores and husband Alex.


Sallie Jean Lau

Sallie Jean Lau, 74, died Sept. 29.

She was born June 29, 1945, in Chicago to Ralph and Evangeline Koch.

She graduated from Fenger High School in Chicago. She lived in Hawaii 36 years, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Hawaii. She was a teacher and director of a preschool before working for Pacific Resources Int., selling crude oil worldwide.

She received a doctorate in naturalpathic medicine and opened a private practice, helping many people with nutrition and natural health.

Dr. Lau moved to Bradenton to be close to her sister and parents. Travel was a high priority, and she often presented seminars on cruises.

Her sparkling personality and sense of humor will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A celebration of life was held Oct. 5 at CrossPointe Fellowship, Holmes Beach.

Dr. Lau is survived by her husband, Russ Bacon, sister Judy and husband Marion Duncan; son Troy Frystak and wife Chris; daughter Tanya Frystak; grandsons Kaipo and Sawyer; granddaughter Taimane; nieces Darcie Duncan and Dr. Melissa Rack.


Earl M. Mowry

Earl Mowry shows off donations in 2004 he collected and shipped to children in a village in Haiti, where his group built a church. Islander File Photo

Earl M. Mowry of Holmes Beach died Sept. 27.

He was born March 30, 1933, in Louisville, Ohio, and was raised in the state.

He worked in the electrical and antenna industry after his schooling in Chicago.

In 1954, he opened a TV repair shop in Holmes Beach, and he was active in promoting youth sports at the Anna Maria Community Center, including football and baseball, and also was a Boy Scout leader.

He was married 66 years to his late wife Margaret.

He was a member of CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. He was a leader in the Baptist ministry that traveled to Haiti and delivered aid to a small community in Cape Haïtien.

A celebration of life, followed by a reception, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Everyone is welcome.

He is survived by sons Patrick E. and wife Becky and Richard L., all of Bradenton; grandchildren Christopher, Crista, Denise and Jennifer and Christie Mulherin; and siblings Richard of Seattle, Lowell of Vero Beach and Eileen of Bradenton.


Sylvia Carolyn Anderson Price

Sylvia Carolyn Anderson Price, 87, of Bradenton, died Sept. 7, with her stepdaughter Jane by her side.

She was born April 14, 1932, in Ashtabula, Ohio, to George and Jessica Anderson and had been a long-time resident of Anna Maria Island before moving to Bradenton. She was one of four children.

She loved Ashtabula, where she had lots of friends and was passionate about her art and academics. She was inducted into the Ashtabula High School hall of fame.

She excelled in school and chose nursing as her career while attending Ohio State University. In her later years, she helped support the nursing program at OSU through her generous donations to the school.

After graduation, she worked as a nurse and earned her master’s degree in public health. While attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, she met her late husband Joseph W., where they lived with Joe’s two daughters, Jane and Carol.

She later received her doctorate degree in administrative education.

After the girls graduated high school, the couple lived in Ann Arbor in the summers and Anna Maria Island in the winters. They built their house on the island in the 1970s and shared their love of the island with their friends and family for many years.

She became a permanent resident on the island after her husband’s death. She would say, “This is paradise, go have fun” to visitors.

She was an influential educator and authored several books, including one she co-wrote with Lorraine M. Wilson, “Pathophysiology: Clinical Concepts of Disease Process.”

She also wrote a memoir, “Sylvia’s Sagas,” that tells her tales of life.

She was instrumental in creating the first graduating class from the school of nursing at the University of Tennessee/Memphis, where she holds the title of professor emeritus of nursing academic programs. She continued to have strong relationships with her students from that first class.

She loved to play golf with her good friend Larry Fowler at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.

She loved writing and reading others and was involved in the Sarasota Pen Women and the National League of American Pen Women.

She was an active member of the Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club.

She so loved teaching, she volunteered to teach young kids business skills and the importance of community service through Junior Achievement.

She also was a patron of the arts and loved to attend the opera and theater.

She also became an avid fisher and often would show off pictures of herself holding the catch-of-the-day. She and her husband traveled extensively around the world, always planning their next adventure.

She will be missed by family and friends who shared her zest for living and a good martini.

Mrs. Price will be interned in Keosaugua, Iowa, next to her husband on the banks of the Des Moines River.

A celebration of her life is being planned.

Survivors include her sister, Adelyn Manyo of Palm Desert, California; and stepdaughter Jane and husband Howard.

Water temperatures start to cool, migratory action heats up

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Brian Johnson, visiting Anna Maria Island from Illinois, shows off a nice linesider Sept. 24 he caught in the nearshore waters on a charter fishing trip with Capt. Warren Girle. Johnson hooked up with several snook and some mackerel on shiners. All fish were released.

Fishing the inshore waters surrounding Anna Maria Island is beginning to improve as we move into fall. Cooler nigh temperatures seem to be bringing water temps down slightly, triggering the beginning of migrations for a number of species.

Baitfish such as scaled sardines — or shiners, as we call them — are in abundance in Tampa Bay and along the Gulf beaches. This, in turn is causing a mass feeding of many predatory fish.

On the flats, catch-and-release snook, redfish and spotted seatrout are gorging themselves in preparation for winter.

You’ll find mackerel, jacks and ladyfish in on the feed over deeper grass areas and along the beaches. Finding structure in Tampa Bay also is providing action, especially if large schools of bait are present. In these areas, mangrove snapper and gag grouper should be present, as well as large Spanish mackerel.

For those who fish offshore, anticipations are high for the upcoming migration of kingfish. With large amounts of threadfin herring being reported offshore, that bite shouldn’t be too far off, but we need the water temps to drop a few more degrees.

Blackfin tuna are in the crosshairs of the offshore fishers. And the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has approved regulation changes for tuna that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020. The changes create a recreational limit for blackfin tuna of two fish per person or 10 fish per vessel, whichever is greater, and extends these regulations into federal waters.

Lastly, gag grouper will be more apparent as the month marches on.

On my Southernaire charters, I’m targeting a variety of species. Fishing the flats around mangrove edges is yielding good action for sport fishers on catch-and-release snook, as well as some catch-and-release redfish. Both are responding to free-lined live shiners. When targeting these fish, accuracy in casting is imperative because most of the snook and reds are laying under the roots and bushes. On some occasions, chumming heavily brings out the fish, but only briefly.

Fishing deeper grass flats is resulting in great action on Spanish mackerel and catch-and-release spotted seatrout. In some areas, I’m seeing a bite on every bait cast into the water. There are ladyfish and jack crevalle in the mix, which adds variety to the bite.

Lastly, I’m seeing pompano over deeper grass flats. The bite is random, as these schools are on the move. But on days when I’m lucky enough to nail them down, it is game on.

Capt. Aaron Lowman is targeting catch-and-release snook along the mangrove shorelines of Tampa Bay. Chumming with live shiners is drawing snook out of the bushes to feed, which makes it easier to present a bait. Most catches are 20-26 inches, although some lucky anglers are hooking into a fish over 30 inches.

While targeting the snook, Lowman also is putting clients on catch-and-release redfish. The reds are foraging around the mangroves, which makes them easy to target, and fishing structure in Tampa Bay and in the Gulf of Mexico is yielding action for Lowman’s clients. Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper are reacting to free-lined live shiners over the artificial reefs.

Capt. David White of Anna Maria Charters, back from vacation, is fishing in the inland waters of Tampa Bay and its adjacent waters, such as the Manatee River and Anna Maria Sound.

Catch-and-release redfish are coming to the hook for clients during the lower stages of the tide around sandbars and edges or grass flats. Casting live shiners or dead, fresh-cut ladyfish chunks is achieving a bite. Catch-and-release snook fishing is on the up and up for White’s charters. Fishing mangrove edges and grass flats is yielding good action.

Lastly, fishing structure in Tampa Bay is resulting in mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel.

Capt. Jason Stock is patrolling the offshore waters in the Gulf of Mexico for kingfish and blackfin tuna and other migratory species. Offshore structure, such as wrecks and ledges, is prime territory for either species. When fish are spread out, Stock is slow-trolling bait over these areas. When the fish are concentrated, anchoring and chumming is effective.

Jim Malfese is seeing an abundance of Spanish mackerel in Tampa Bay at the Rod & Reel Pier , where fishers using speck rigs, small jigs or silver spoons are enjoying the action on the high-speed fish.

Mixed in with the mackerel bite are blue runners, jack crevalle and ladyfish, which adds a nice variety to the bite. Fishers using live shrimp as bait are bagging good numbers of mangrove snapper and also hooking up with some catch-and-release redfish. Larger baits, such as pinfish, ladyfish or mojarras, can attract some big catch-and-release snook to the hook at their pier.

Capt. Warren Girle is spending his mornings fishing the artificial reefs and ledges in the Gulf of Mexico. Bottom fishing with live shiners is resulting in mangrove snapper and juvenile gag grouper. Fishing the surface with live shiners is producing action, especially on Spanish mackerel and small shark.

Moving inshore to the waters of Tampa Bay, Girle is putting clients on numerous catch-and-release spotted seatrout on deep grass flats. The flats also are host to Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and jack crevalle.

On shallower flats, closer to the shore, Girle’s anglers are hooking into a fair number of catch-and-release snook and redfish.

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

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019


POWER RECLINERS, BROWN, Microfiber, 3 years, $100. Bathroom vanity granite top sink, $65. 941-281-2107.

BIKE RACK, $70. Shelf, brown 36-by-10 inches, $10. Scanner, tabletop, $20. All like new. 941-920-2494.

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)


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.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Oct. 11-13. 5708 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Dining room set, queen bedroom set, leather sofa, rugs, recliner, many accessories.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP and annex open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Donations preferred 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.


LOST: LADIES GLASSES. Prescription, beige. $50 reward. North end of Anna Maria Island. Call John, 941-705-6068.

KAYAK, FOUND NEAR Key Royale Bridge. Call or text, 248-765-5207.


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 lifelong memories. Visit boatflorida.net or call 941-778-2255.

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.


ANNA MARIA ISLAND Accommodations is now accepting resumes for a full-time maintenance technician that will help us create a welcoming environment for our guests and owners by ensuring our homes are well-maintained. Previous maintenance experience preferred. Please send resumes: careers@annamariaparadise.com.

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

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.

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.

IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE, strength and mobility. Private yoga with certified instructors Marsha or Lenny Shamis, RN. Lenny specializes in seniors and overall health. 216-801-5165.

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 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.

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.


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.

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.

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


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! $1,700/month, first, last, security. $100 HOA application fee. Available now. Call Jim, 781-603-2861, jimreilly@townisp.com.

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER: HOLMES Beach. 2BR/2BA condo. $2,000. Gorgeous bay views.FloridaRentalbyOwners.com. #1106. 207-944-6097.

ANNUAL WATERFRONT ON Anna Maria. 2BR/2BA pool, boat lift, fenced yard. Pets OK. Rental, unfurnished. $2,800/month. Call 941-704-7336.

PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA, second floor. Furnished. No smoking, no pets, background check required. Nov. 1 – Dec. 31. $8,000 plus tax, deposit and cleaning. 303-795-1323.


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.

HOLMES BEACH: 3BR/2BA with caged pool. Open floor plan lots of kitchen storage. Can be seen on Zillow. 218 82nd St. $719,000.

OPEN HOUSE: 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. 3BR/2.5BA, $529,000. 6250 Holmes Blvd., #52, Holmes Beach. Gail Tutewiler/Jennifer Chatt, Island Real Estate, 941-705-0227.