Tag Archives: 10-14-2020

District maintains mask mandates for all schools

A Manatee County School District mandate for students and staff to wear face masks remained in place, including at Anna Maria Elementary in Holmes Beach.

The policy, a 90-day emergency measure, is set to expire Nov. 10 but the school board met in a workshop Oct. 8 and said the policy would be amended and continued in November.

Board vice Chair Charlie Kennedy said members likely would receive phone calls and emails from parents complaining about the mandate, but he intends to continue to vote in its favor.

“I will not be dissuaded” from that position until “communicable disease professionals say it’s safe to lift the mandate,” Kennedy said during the workshop.

Because the emergency policy is non-renewable, school board members will have to write a new provision to be added to regular epidemic-related policies in November, said Kevin Chapman, director of strategic planning and district initiatives for the district.

He also said references to Manatee County’s mask mandate, which has been repealed, would need to be removed from the school policy.

The board was scheduled to hold a regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, after The Islander went to press.

The next board workshop will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, and the next board meeting will be at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. Both will be at the district headquarters at 215 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Agendas will be posted seven days earlier at www.manateeschools.net.

Workshops and meetings can be viewed online at www.manateeschools.net, as well as on Spectrum channel 646 and Frontier channel 39.

Stone crab season kicks off with new limitations

‘Tis the season for stone crabs!

But it’ll be a little different in 2020, the year of the pandemic.

The changes, however, are owning to protections for the stone crab species, which has been in decline.

Florida’s stone crab season will begin Oct. 15 with changes to protect stone crab populations, including ending the harvest season May 2, 2021, two weeks earlier than usual.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission instituted the changes earlier this year due to concerns with declining crab populations.

Other changes include:

  • Increasing the minimum claw size limit by 0.125 inches, from 2.75 inches to 2.875 inches;
  • Limiting possession of whole stone crabs on the water to two checker boxes that are limited to 3-by-2-feet or 24 cubic feet in volume;
  • And advancing the season end from May 15 to May 2.

The FWC also will limit crabbers to plastic and wood crab traps with 2.375-inch escape rings before the 2023-24 stone crab season begins.

Crabbers only can harvest claws from non-egg bearing stone crabs that meet the 2.875-inch minimum claw size.

Karen Bell, a founding member of the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage and owner of A.P. Bell Fish Co. and Star Fish market and restaurant, told The Islander Oct. 9 that many Cortez crabbers already have placed traps in the water — which is allowed 10 days before the harvest begins.

Crabbers can set and check the traps in the water, but cannot harvest any crabs until Oct. 15.

“As far as the markets will be, that’s kind of sketchy,” Bell said. “It’s an expensive item in general, which makes it a little more precarious as far as if they will move easily.”

Bell has noticed many people purchasing cheaper seafood and she assumes that is due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

“People don’t seem to be spending a lot of money right now, so less expensive fish seem to be what people are looking for right now,” she said.

Prices for stone crabs vary, but usually, they sell for at least $30 a serving at restaurants.

Several local restaurants offer the delicacy, including The Sandbar Restaurant, Anna Maria; Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant, Bradenton Beach; Swordfish Grill, Cortez; and Harry’s Continental Kitchens on Longboat Key, among others.

Cortez also has several markets that traditionally sell the delicacy during season, including Bell, Star Fish Co. Market & Restaurant and Cortez Bait & Seafood Market.

Eyes on the road – 10-14-2020

The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following:

  • Cortez Road and 119th Street West in Cortez: Work to realign the intersection of 119th Street West at Cortez Road/State Road 684 continues. Phase 2 involves a new traffic pattern and shifting construction to the north side of Cortez Road. Thru traffic will use the south side of Cortez Road. Also, outbound lanes of Harbor Landing Drive will be closed and traffic into Harbor Landings will be detoured to the west on 127th Street.
  • Multiple locations in Bradenton Beach: A county pipeline replacement project continues. Impacted areas include Gulf Drive, Bay Drive South, Church Avenue and Cortez Road. Expect construction in rights of way and increased truck traffic.

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

And, a reminder, a fare-free trolley operates daily on Anna Maria Island.

— Lisa Neff

Bradenton man arrested for DUI in Holmes Beach

A Bradenton man was arrested Oct. 4 for driving under the influence of alcohol in Holmes Beach.

Cody Conachen, 34, was arrested at 2:03 a.m. in the 5800 block of Gulf Drive by a Holmes Beach police officer.

According to the HBPD report, the officer

observed the motorist driving south on Gulf Drive at a high rate of speed for wet road conditions. The license plate lights were not functioning.

The officer stopped the driver and reported Conachen smelled of alcohol and he mumbled and repeated responses to the officer’s questions.

The officer called for a backup officer to conduct a field sobriety test, which Conachen failed. His blood-alcohol level was 0.186 and 0.205 on two tests. The legal alcohol limit is 0.08.

Conachen was arrested for DUI, fourth or subsequent violation, with a blood-alcohol content over 0.15, transported to the Manatee County jail and released that day on a $1500 bond.

His arraignment has been set for Oct. 30.

— ChrisAnn Allen


Soccer, football on tap at center, horseshoes in AM, golf at KRC

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Mason Moss of Moss Builders gets tripped up by HSH Designs’ Paxton Lee during Oct. 6 youth soccer action at the Center of Anna Maria Island.
Moss Builders player Turner Worth beats HSH Designs player Paxton Lee to the ball Oct. 6 in youth soccer action at the Center of Anna Maria Island.

Youth soccer at the Center of Anna Maria Island in Anna Maria has topped off its sixth week of action.

Going into the Oct. 13 matches, Beach Bums and Progressive Cabinetry were tied for first place in the 8-10 division, but the top two teams battled to a 0-0 tie. Now, some sort of tiebreaker will have to determine the top seed before the Oct. 15 playoffs.

Cyrus Ryan helped keep Beach Bums in the match with four saves, while Jack McCarthy and Jackson Kennedy combined on six saves for Progressive Cabinetry.

The second 8-10 division match of the evening saw Moss Builders nail down the No. 3 seed with a 2-0 victory over HSH Designs. Mason Moss scored both goals for Moss Builders, which also received five saves from goalie Austin Guess.

Brady Thompson and Estrella Long combined on four saves to lead HSH Designs in the loss.

The 11-13 division saw Slim’s Place earn a 1-0 victory over Gulf Drive Cafe behind a goal from Mya Ferrari. Elek Brisson had seven saves in goal.

Dennis Gallagher and Evan Talucci combined to make six saves to lead Gulf Drive Cafe in the loss.

The last match of the evening saw Ugly Grouper swallow Tidy MD 8-0 behind four goals from Ronan Robertson and three from Hamish Robertson. Benjamin Young helped with six saves in the victory.

Emma Raulerson and Victor Albrecht combined to make eight saves for Tidy MD in the loss.


Adult soccer action

The action kicked off in the adult soccer league Oct. 7 with Sato Real Estate edging Blalock Walters 4-3 behind two goals and an assist from Josh Sato and a goal and an assist from Raul Loria. Rico Beisert added a goal and chipped in four saves in goal to preserve the victory.

Ricky Anderson scored a pair of goals to lead Blalock Walters, which also received a goal from Tyler Brewer and five saves from Jason Sato.

The second match of the night saw Signature Granite cruise to a 5-1 victory over Solid Rock behind three goals and an assist from Olsin Crean and a goal each from Zach Leib and Zoran Kolega. Toby Wickland helped preserve the victory with four saves.

Connor Bystrom notched the lone goal for Solid Rock on an assist from Neil Fellowes, while Mark Long had six saves in the loss.

Slim’s Place skunked Ugly Grouper 7-0 in the third match behind a hat trick from Nick Bouchard and two goals and an assist from Kevin Roman. Andy Thompson and Brent Moss each chipped in a goal, while Ryan Moss made three saves in goal.

Robb Marshall was under siege for most of the game, but came through with eight saves for Ugly Grouper in the loss.

The last match of the night saw Progressive Cabinetry outscore Skinny’s 8-5. Daniel Adan led the way with four goals while Andrew Sullivan and Keith Mahoney chipped in with two goals apiece in the victory.

Jonathan Aragon scored four goals and had an assist to lead Skinny’s, which also received a goal from AJ Colagiovanni and eight saves from Garrett Richelieu in the loss.


Adult flag football action enters week 4

Moss Builders opened a night of football action at the center with a 38-21 victory over Beach Bums behind four touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown from Ryan Moss. Cole Carter was on target with six catches — three for touchdowns.

Matthew Manger threw a pair of touchdown passes to lead Beach Bums, which received seven catches and two touchdowns from Kemo Harris in the loss.

Progressive Cabinetry rolled to a 33-15 victory over Slim’s Place behind three touchdown passes from Brandon Kull and four touchdown receptions from Donnie Deitch.

Dominick Otteni threw for a score and ran for a score to lead Slim’s Place in the loss.

Solid Rock rolled to a 40-21 victory over Gulfview Windows and Doors behind three touchdown passes and a TD run from Tim Shaughnessy and three TD receptions from Cody Smith.

Jason Sato threw a pair of touchdown passes to lead Gulfview, which also received TDs from Matt Briley, Jordan DeMers and JB Shuck in the loss.

The final game of the evening saw Sandbar cruise to a 33-14 victory over Ugly Grouper behind five touchdown passes from Chase Richardson. Anthony Mannino was on the receiving end of three TDs, while Dylan Doyle added two touchdown catches.

Ray Gardner threw two touchdown passes to lead Ugly Grouper, which also received TDs from Octavious Cole and Chad Woods in the loss.


Key Royale golf news

A week of golf at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach kicked off Oct. 5 with the men playing a nine-hole modified Stableford-system match. Ken Butler carded a plus-4 to outlast a gaggle of players who finished plus-3, including Mike Cusato, John Kolojeski, Bill MacMillan, Tom Nelson, Larry Pippel and Mike Pritchett.

The women were on the course Oct. 6 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights.

Jana Samuels fired an even-par 32 to take first place in Flight A by two strokes over Sharon Taras and Deb Wohlers.

Flight B ended in a tie for first as Carol Duncan and Meredith Slavin finished at 1-over-par 33.


Horseshoe news

Horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits was short and sweet Oct. 7. The team of Jerry Disbrow and Tom Skoloda posted the lone 3-0 record in pool play to win the day’s championship.

Three teams advanced to the knockouts during the Oct. 10 games. Bob Heiger and Neil Hennessey drew the bye into the finals and watched as Skoloda and Tim Sofran obliterated Jerry Disbrow and Gary Howcroft 21-4 in the semifinal.

Skoloda and Sofran stayed hot as they cruised to a 21-11 victory over Heiger and Hennessey for Skoloda’s fourth championship in succession.

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

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

Streetlife – 10-14-2020

Anna Maria

Oct. 4, 700 block of North Shore Drive, noise. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint about people yelling, cursing and being loud outside by a swimming pool. A deputy issued a citation for violating the noise ordinance.

Oct. 5, 400 block of Pine Avenue, noise. The MCSO responded to a complaint about loud noise — “people yelling and carrying on in the hot tub” — at about 2:15 a.m. The deputy cited a renter for violating the city’s noise ordinance.

      The MCSO polices Anna Maria.

Bradenton Beach

Oct. 6, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass. A pair of patrolling Bradenton Beach police officers noticed three people sleeping under the business. The officers trespassed the trio from the property at a manager’s request, and they left without issue.

BBPD polices Bradenton Beach.


Sept. 30, Cortez Kitchen, 4528 119th St. W., domestic disturbance. A woman called the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office to report that her boyfriend beat her before pushing her out of his vessel in the Intracoastal Waterway and driving off. The caller described the man, but MCSO officers could not locate him.

MCSO polices Cortez.

Holmes Beach

Sept. 30, Anchor Inn, 3001 Gulf Drive, battery, trespass. A Holmes Beach police was called to a fight at the bar, where an officer determined one person struck another in the face and chest. The victim did not prosecute. The instigator was trespassed from the property.

Sept. 30, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, criminal mischief. An owner reported political signs vandalized on his vacant property.

Oct. 1, Anchor Inn, 3001 Gulf Drive, Marchman Act. An HBPD officer was dispatched to the bar because someone was causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, the officer saw a vehicle in the roadway, left in “drive” with the driver-side door open. The officer determined the vehicle belonged to a person in the bar. Emergency management services transported the individual to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton and the vehicle was towed.

Oct. 1, 5600 block of Marina Drive, Alcohol, Marchman Act. An officer was called to a report of a person unconscious on a bus stop bench. Upon waking the individual, the officer determined the person was intoxicated and was holding an empty bottle of vodka. The person was transported to Blake and issued a notice to appear for public consumption of alcohol.

Oct. 3, 12000 block of Manatee Avenue West, traffic, possession. An officer observed a motorist run a flashing red light, then accelerate to 50 mph in a 35-mph zone. Upon stopping the driver, the officer determined the person did not own the vehicle and had a suspended license, as well as no registration or proof of insurance. The officer also found 1 gram of cocaine when searching the driver’s wallet. The person was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Oct. 4, 200 block of 72nd Street, noise. An officer was dispatched to a rental for a noise complaint. The officer took a decibel reading from the complainant’s property line, which registered excessive noise. The tenant where the noise originated was cited.

Oct. 4, 300 block of 64th Street, noise. Two HBPD officers were called to a noise complaint, where a decibel reading 10 feet from the property line confirmed the noise was excessive and the renter was cited.

Oct. 4, 4000 block of Fifth Avenue, noise. An officer responded to a complaint of loud music and talking in the pool area of a rental. The officer took a decibel reading 40 feet from the property line, determined the noise was excessive and the renter was cited.

      HBPD polices Holmes Beach.

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

Obituaries – 10-14-2020

John D. Bacon

John D. Bacon of Bradenton Beach died June 18. He was born March 17, 1926.

He was married for 68 years to Irene.

He was a quartermaster in the U.S. Navy, where he proudly served during World War II on the LSMR 196.

He was the navigator and was in the first wave of Okinawa. He shared his Greatest Generation story with The Islander in 2011.

After leaving the Navy, he served eight years in the Naval Reserves while starting his career at The Flint Journal in Flint, Michigan.

He worked there from 1948-88, retiring as the circulation director and eventually relocating to Bradenton Beach.

He lived life with gusto and never missed going to a party or having one.

He loved barbecuing, boating, motorcycles and tooling around on his golf cart in his later years.

He was devoted to his family and friends, always ready to lend a hand or give some good old-fashioned solid advice.

He will be missed by all for his jokes, his laughter, wisdom and great stories.

A burial service at the Sarasota National Cemetery will take place at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, with a luncheon to follow at a location to be announced. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice or a Veterans organization of your choice. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mr. Bacon is survived by his daughter, Debbie; son Norman “Butch”; granddaughter Rachelle Goodwin; and two special friends, Gary Niles and Jake Spooner.


Marcella Irene Kissick

Marcella Irene (Tryon) Kissick died Sept. 4.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 8, 1932.

She married her high school sweetheart, had one son and moved to Palmetto in 1957.

Later in life, she remarried to James Kissick, former Bradenton Beach councilman and island activist.

She was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Bradenton.

Also, she was an avid photographer and enjoyed the craft of ceramics immensely.

She will be missed by family and friends.

Services will be announced at a future date.

Mrs. Kissick is survived by her son, Tom Tryon and wife Yvonne of Ellenton; brother James “Capt. Zach” Zacharias and wife Donna of Cortez; granddaughter Julie and husband Shane Hebert; great-grandsons Aidan and Kaleb Hebert of Bradenton; nieces, nephews and stepdaughters Peggy Jamison, Ginger McLin, Mary Kay Vanasse and Anita Waters.


Michael John Northfield

Michael John Northfield, 81, of Cortez, died Sept. 28.

He was born Sept. 29, 1938, in London, England, and moved to Canada in 1960 with his wife, Caroline Northfield, where they reared four children.

He and his wife spent most of their time in Florida after his retirement.

He was a trained chemist who worked in the nuclear industry in the United Kingdom and enjoyed a successful career at Ontario Hydro, running the environmental division of Ontario Hydro before retirement  in the early 1990s.

He had a varied career outside of that, working in Florida as a real estate agent, investor and property manager in addition to a slew of volunteer activities, including a stint as the president of a local Rotary Club chapter and involvement in the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage in Cortez.

He was a loyal, principled man who worked hard and came through for family, friends and colleagues.

He loved to tinker with everything from cars to solar heaters and took on new challenges, such as obtaining his pilot’s license.

Through all of this, he was a loving husband to his cherished wife and father to his children.

Mr. Northfield is survived by his wife, Caroline; children Chris, Stephen, Kim and Richard; grandchildren Jasmine, Naomi, Madeleine, Jacob and Nate; daughters-in-law June and Ellen; and sister Hillary.


Donald Eugene Vitale

Donald Eugene Vitale, 90, of Holmes Beach died Oct. 1.

In 1997, he bought his first house on Anna Maria Island and lived part-time on the island until he moved permanently in 2016 to Holmes Beach.

He was born Feb. 16, 1930, in Chicago to Anne and Sylvester.

In 1950, he was drafted in the Korean War.

In 1956, he worked as a journalist and editor for the Los Angeles Times.

In 1968, he opened a postal printing franchise.

In 1974, he bought a 10-acre avocado grove and soon after purchased a 20-acre grove, which he ran for 10 years.

In 1975, he wrote three one-act plays that were produced and staged in Los Angeles.

In 1980, he purchased and revamped “Who’s Who in California,” a hardcover publication that found its way into the homes of high achievement-minded professionals, libraries and universities all over America.

In 1997, he created a website called Archiving Early America. Millions of people visited his website and it was sold in 2016.

He was an avid reader, intellectual, loving father and husband.

Mr. Vitale is survived by his wife, Cecilia; daughter Olivia; and children from a previous marriage, John, Valerie and Paul.

With autumn in the air, bait plentiful, predators take the hook

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Carla Beardslee shows off a 26-inch redfish she caught Oct 7 near shore. She quickly released the fish while on a chartered fishing trip with Capt. Danny Stasny of Southernaire Fishing Charters.

A taste of autumn is in the air.

Or should I say in the water?

The beaches of Anna Maria Island traditionally host some excellent fall fishing opportunities in October and November.

A highlight is the abundance of migratory species — Spanish mackerel, kingfish, bonita and sharks.

Vast amounts of bait fish are gathering along the beaches, attracting predators that hunt the nearly unlimited food supply. The bait predators — kingfish, macks and bonita — are patrolling the beaches for these large bait schools.

And lurking in the depths are the predators of the predators — sharks, lots of sharks.

Blacktip and spinner sharks are the most prominent, followed by hammerheads, bulls and sandbar sharks. All of these are worthy adversaries for anglers hoping to hook into something big. Most of the action occurs within a mile of the beach, although reaching out to the artificial reefs to cast a big bait is a good bet.

Moving inshore to mangrove shorelines and around residential docks, anglers are targeting catch-and-release snook and redfish. Early morning — right around sunrise — is most productive as long as you have swift moving tides and clean water.

As the day presses on, moving to deeper grass flats proves to be productive for catch-and-release spotted seatrout. Mixed in with the trout bite are bluefish, jack crevalle and ladyfish, adding a nice variety to the bite.

On my Southernaire charters, I’m patrolling the beaches for migratory species. Not only is this action good, but it gives me a break from fishing the flats every day. Anchoring on the beach and chumming with live shiners is working to attract Spanish mackerel, bonita and kings. Once the fish are in the chum, I’m instructing clients to cast live free-lined shiners on a 2/0 long-shank Eagle Claw hook.

This method works most of the time. On some occasions, the kings are biting fiercely and getting above the long shank hook, resulting in my clients getting cut off.

In these situations, I’m adding a small section of hardwire to the hook. This 4-5 inch run of wire is enough to prevent the kings from biting the line — but it only works if the water is not too clear, as the kings may see the wire, which can cause them not to bite.

Once we’ve boated our share of macks and bonito, it’s time to try for a shark or two. Either fresh-cut pieces of bonita or legal-size Spanish mackerel are attracting sharks to the hook. Most are black tips or spinner sharks, although I see some hammerheads, too.

On days when I’m fishing the flats with clients, we see many catch-and-release snook, as well as some catch-and-release redfish. The best bite in the backwater is from the catch-and-release spotted seatrout. On some flats, we’re hooking 20-30 trout without even pulling anchor. That’s good action right there. Mixed in are numerous ladyfish, bluefish and jack crevalle.

At the Rod & Reel Pier, Hamilton Brown says catch-and-release snook and redfish are being caught with some frequency.

For the snook, large baits — pinfish and ladyfish — are working well. Fresh-cut baits work for the larger snook, as long as you are patient and willing to sit and wait.

As for the reds, cut-bait is producing a bite, although live shrimp is working best. With live shrimp for bait, anglers are hooking into mangrove snapper and black drum.

For those who like to keep busy, Spanish mackerel fishing is quite good and getting better. Casting lures — small white jigs or silver spoons — is advantageous. Try using Clark spoons to attract the macks. These spoons have a single hook, which makes releasing a fish relatively easy. You don’t have to worry about messing with sets of treble hooks on some of the other lures. Mixed in with the macks at the Rod & Reel are many ladyfish and jack crevalle.

Capt. Warren Girle is working along the beaches of Anna Maria Island for an assortment of migratory species. Free-lining live shiners on a long shank hook is leading Girle and his clients to plenty of macks and bonita. Mixed in are some jack crevalle and kingfish.

With all this action, the sharks are not far behind. Blacktip sharks — the most frequently observed species — are being caught on fresh-cut chunks of macks.

Moving to the backcountry, Girle is putting sportfishers on catch-and-release snook and redfish on the shallow flats adjacent to mangroves and oyster bars. This bite is occurring in 2-3 feet of water. On the deeper flats, in 5-7 feet of water, catch-and-release spotted seatrout are abundant and ladyfish and bluefish are rounding out the party.

Capt. Jason Stock is in pursuit of kingfish along the beaches of Anna Maria Island. Stock is finding action in the 3- to 5-mile range on a variety of fish, including the sought-after kings.

Macks, bonita and sharks are cruising these waters, too, where freelining live shiners works well for the trio of macks, kings and bonita.

As for the sharks, a fresh-cut steak from a mack or bonita is preferred by the predators. These oily fish put out so much scent, the sharks can’t resist taking a taste.

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

Island real estate transactions – 10-14-2020

217 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,993 sfla / 3671 sfur 4bed/4 1/2 bath/3 car canal-front pool home built in 2020 on a 11,099 sqft lot was sold 09/30/2020 from Sandy Bella LLC for $2,900,000; list $2,995,000.

108 8th St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 3,056 sfla / 4,796 sfur 7bed/6bath/2half bath/2 pool home built in 2020 on a 5,001 sqft lot was sold 10/01/2020 from 108 8th LLC for $2,200,000; list $2,295,000.

112 72nd St. Holmes Beach, a 2,354 sfla / 4,260 sfur 5bed/4 1/2bath/2 car pool home built in 2014 on a 10,000 soft lot was sold 10/05/2020 from Majestic Trading II LLC for $2,035,000; list $2,195,000.

789 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria, a 2,310 sfla / 4,846 sfur 5bed/4bath/3 car pool home built in 2018 on a 5,000 soft lot was sold 10/02/2020 from 791 Jacaranda LLC for $1,985,000; list $1,685,000.

210 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 2,311 sfla / 4,187 sfur 4bed/6 1/2bath/2 car pool home built in 2019 on a 5,672 soft lot was sold 10/07/2020 from Centrem LLC for $1,750,000; list $1,775,000.

2212 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach, a 3,176 sfla 5bed/4bath/2 car pool home built in 2016 on a 5,775 sqft lot was sold 10/01/2020 from Stonik and Perkins for $1,725,000; list $1,799,000.

110 11th St S., Bradenton Beach, a 2,674 sfla / 4,193 sfur 6bed/4bath/2 car pool home built in 2017 on a 5,001 sqft lot was sold 09/30/2020 from 110 11th Street LLC for $1,400,000; list $1,495,000.

207 73rd St., Holmes Beach, 1,738 sfla / 1,917 sfur 4bed/3bath home built in 2010 on a 7,971 sqft lot was sold from Stadler for $1,300,000; list $1,379,000.

200 Gulf Drive S., unit 8, Bradenton Beach, 1,479 sfur 3bed/2bath 2 car condo built in 2003 was sold from Goss for $1,075,000; list $1,149,000.

1712 Gulf Drive N., unit F, Bradenton Beach, 1,386 sfla / 1,602 sfur 3bed/2 1/2bath/2 car condo built in 2003 on a 13,997 sqft lot was sold from Jackson Florida Properties LLC for $999,000; list $999,000.

405 20th Place N., Bradenton Beach, 1,608 sfla / 3,364 sfur 3bed/2 1/2bath/2 car canal home built in 2010 on a 7,013 sqft lot sold from Snider for $880,000; list $949,000.

622 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, 1,950 sfla 3bed/2bath/2 car canal-front pool home built in 1969 on a 11,543 sqft lot from Callaghan for $825,000; list $839,000.

1407 Gulf Drive S., unit 104, Bradenton Beach, 1,225 sfla / 1,521 sfur 3bed/3bath/1 car condo built in 1982 on a 35,173 sqft lot was sold on 10/02/2020 from Van Ess Property Corp. for $749,000; list $749,000.

223 84th St., Holmes Beach, 1,884 sfla / 2,692 sfla 3bed/2bath/2 car pool home built in 1985 on a 12,320 sqft lot was sold from Pritchard for $715,000; list $729,000.

1108 Bay Drive N., Bradenton Beach, 1,544 sfla 2bed/2bath/1 car pool home built in 1966 was sold from Sea U Soon Rentals LLC for $695,000; list $699,900.

205 Peacock Lane, unit B, Holmes Beach, 1,096 sfla / 1,096 sfur 3bed/2bath half duplex built in 1973 on a 4,048 sqft lot was sold from Thies for $684,500; list $680,000.

2312 Gulf Drive N., unit 108, Bradenton Beach, a 1,180 sfla 2bed/2bath/1 car condo built in 1982 was sold from Sawlani for $655,000; list $695,000.

309 63rd St., unit A, Holmes Beach, a 988 sfla / 1,240 sfur 2bed/1bath/1 car pool half duplex condo built in 1972 on a 9,171 sqft lot was sold from Reade for $590,000; list $595,000.

7000 Gulf Drive, unit 211, Holmes Beach, a 1,259 sfla 2bed/2bath/1 car condo built in 1978 was sold from Dally for $565,000; list $599,000.

600 Manatee Ave., unit 234, Holmes Beach, 1,355 sfla / 1,479 sfur 2bed/2bath/1 car condo built in 1977 was sold from Di Cicco for $404,000; list $399,900.

3205 Gulf Dr., unit 3, Holmes Beach, 636 sfla / 636 sfur 1bed/1bath condo built in 2007 sold for $395,900; list $399,900.

440 63rd St., Holmes Beach, 756 sfla / 1,358 sfur 1bed/1bath/1car condo built in 1962 on a 1,655 sqft lot was sold from Flickinger for $399,000.

3705 E. Bay Drive, unit 117, Holmes Beach, 1,121 sfla / 1,222 sfur 2bed/2bath/1 car built in 1980 on a 29,827 sqft lot was sold from Vanmechelen for $299,900; list $327,000.

Johann Bertram, real estate associate at Michael Saunders & Co., can be reached at 941-779-3856

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020


FREE SPIRIT TEN-speed bike: Ride away now for $50. 941-356-1456.

COMPLETE BEDROOM SET solid cherry. New, $12,000, sell $700. Dining set, Tommy Bahama, $7,000, sell $500. 703-587-4675.

TRAILER TIRE AND rim: Kept as a spare, never mounted. Size ST205/75D-15. Load range C. $75. Call 813-240-6529.

CAR ROOF RACK: Quick install, black, like new $90, 941-920-2494.

BOAT HOIST: I BEAM system. Steel. Excellent condition. $49. Leather couch, nearly new, $100. 941-778-3920, 941-778-5542.

SHIP’S WHEEL TABLE: Capt. J. Lindroth original masterpiece of inlaid wood and brass. 19-inches tall, 45-inch diameter. $1,500. Also, related pieces. marinateal@gmail.com.

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

ANTIQUE OFFICE chairs: Perfect for eclectic dining set. Circa 1950 from Anna Maria City Hall. 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.

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.


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


2019 EZGO TXT L6 Express 72V 6-seater golf cart. White with beige interior, ready to be street-ready. Lift kit installed. $9,000. Basically new. 203-247-6405.


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

2004 PROLINE 22-foot walk-around Cuddy. 2009 Suzuki 250-hp. 813-240-2697.


HELP WANTED: HARD WORKERS for small family-friendly restaurant. Front and back of house needed. Inquire in person at Pizza Social, 308 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

WANTED: GENERAL MANAGER. Will train. Inquire in person at Vinny’s Italian Kitchen, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

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. We service VRBO and Airbnb. Licensed and insured. 941-744-7983.

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

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

BAYSHORE HOME WATCH (accredited service): Providing certified professional weekly home checks. Peace of mind while you’re away. 941-920-5597. Bonded/insured.

KLEAN MOVES: BEST movers in AMI. Small moves, long distance and local deliveries. No job too big or too small. Senior discounts. 941-877-6580. Ask for Reggie. KleanMoves.com.

PREMIUM CLEANING SERVICES for premium clientele. 941-216-8238. A clean space is a healthy space!

V’S SQUEAKY-CLEAN Cleaning. Residential, vacation rentals, move in and out cleans! As well as commercial. Honest, dependable, hardworking. Call Virginia today for a free estimate! 941-250-8548.

DAILY MONEY MANAGER providing personal financial services/organization. Grande Planning. www.grandeplanning.com. Contact Steve, 732-221-7732, info@grandeplanning.com.

RESIDENTIAL-BUSINESS CLEANING by Jessie. 10-plus years experience. Top-brand cleaning products. Honest, mature, trustworthy. References from long-term clients. I work alone so no “crew” in your home. I have bimonthly openings. Text or leave a message at 941-526-9900.

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.


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.

LANDSCAPING: DEPENDABLE, HARDWORKING. We go above and beyond. We are very professional. Call 941-226-3320.

SEARAY SPRINKLER SERVICES. Repairs, additions, drip, sprinkler head/timer adjustments. Office, 941-518-6326. Cell, 720-299-1661.


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. Just ask. JayPros. Licensed/insured. References. Call Jay, 941-962-2874.

HANDYMAN AND PAINTING. No job too small. Most jobs just right. Call Richard Kloss. 941-204-1162.


FIRST FLOOR, SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA. Classy, 2020 total renovation. Beautiful, quiet Westbay Point & Moorings. Monthly, FloridaRentalbyOwners.com. #1590. Also, #1106, 2BR/2BA, gorgeous bay views. Monthly. Kayaks and bikes included. Call Sue, 207-944-6097.

SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA, Ground floor, three-month minimum, large, heated pool, laundry facilities. 941-363-1227.

WESTBAY COVE, 2BR/2BA waterfront unit for rent. November, $4,200. January, $ 5000. April $5,000. 973-208-0020.

2BR/2BA CONDO FOR rent: Pinebrook / Ironwood golf course community. Available December 2020 – May 2021, $2,400/month plus taxes. Fully furnished, first-floor unit, both bathrooms completely remodeled in 2020. Master bedroom has queen bed, guest room has two twin beds. On-site amenities within walking distance include: 18-hole golf course, tennis, clubhouse, swimming pool, sauna, shuffleboard and 160 acres to stroll, jog, or bike. No smoking and no pets. This unit comes with a covered parking space. Under carport Application and background check required. Contact Karen, 401-932-3402 or galipeaukl21@gmail.com.

WINTER SEASON RENTAL availabilities. Three-month minimum. $2,800-$3,600/month. Call for details. Anna Maria Realty Inc., 941-778-2259.

STEPS TO BEACH 1BR/1BA, totally renovated. March, April availability. Floridarentalbyowners.com#2097. Call Pat, 732-673-5462.

RENTAL IN HOLMES Beach. One room condo with large bathroom, kitchen and bed alcove. Private parking and patio. Available Dec. 15-April 15, 2021. No pets. $1,800/month. 908-914-1182.

BEAUTIFUL WESTBAY POINT & Moorings fall offering. 2BR/2BA condo, spectacular Tampa Bay views. Restrictions apply. $2,000/month. 941-778-2824.

PALMA SOLA TOWNHOUSE weekly rentals now until Dec. 31. $800/week. 2BR/2.5BA, pool, boat slip. Also, 2BR/1BA, steps to beach, $3,000 month. Real Estate Mart, 941-345-1456.


COZY COTTAGE: SANDPIPER Resort. 55-plus. 1.5-minute walk to beach or bay, near pool. 1BR/1BA, washer/dryer. For sale or rent. Call 941-251-4767, leave message.

OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY 1-4 p.m. Steps to beach! 4BR/4BA elevated beach duplex now available on Anna Maria Island!  Unique design totally separates each unit. No common walls. Quarter-acre lot, large decks, huge carports, wood floors, central air conditioning, washer and dryer hookups, ceiling fans, weekly rentals OK. $749,900. 403 Clark Lane, Holmes Beach. Chard Winheim Horizon Realty. 941-713-6743.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: MINUTES to the beach, Robinson Preserve and DeSoto Park. Spacious, modern home with caged pool on a premium lot. $599,900. Call Fred Flis, Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.