Tag Archives: 11-20-2013

Community Thanksgiving brings vets, holiday, community unity

Veterans and all rise for the Star-Spangled Banner Nov. 16 at CrossPointe Fellowship, where a  chorus from Anna Maria Elementary School performs. In the front row is World War II veteran Jim Kissick and behind him are Kit Redeker and her veteran husband Dale Redeker. There was entertainment, a barbecue lunch, refreshments, games for kids, speeches and recognition for military veterans. More photos, page 18-19. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy. Click here for more pics

Calendar – 11-20-2013

Wednesday, Nov. 20

2 p.m. — Lifelong Learning Academy lecture, “Florida’s First People” by Scott Chandler, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-359-4296.

5:36 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Thursday, Nov. 21

5:36 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Friday, Nov. 22

8 a.m.-4 p.m. — Wildlife Inc. fundraiser garage sale, 508 65th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 248-982-5600.

10 a.m. — Senior Adventures outing to Jiggs Landing, departing Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

5:36 p.m. — Official sunset time.

6 p.m. — Movies in the Park screening of “Happy Feet,” Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5800.


Saturday, Nov. 23

8 a.m.-4 p.m. — Wildlife Inc. garage sale, 508 65th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 248-982-5600.

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Sunday, Nov. 24

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.

7 p.m. — All Island Denominations Thanksgiving service, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638.


Monday, Nov. 25

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Tuesday, Nov. 26

Noon — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach Information: 941-794-8044.

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Wednesday, Nov. 27

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.

Hanukkah begins at sundown.



Friday, Nov. 22

6 p.m. — South Florida Museum “Greetings from Florida” film screening, “The Bellboy,” 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.


Coming up

• Nov. 28, Thanksgiving.

• Nov. 29, Black Friday.


Save the date

• Dec. 6, Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday Open House, Holmes Beach.

• Dec. 7, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation Holly Berry Bazaar, Holmes Beach.

• Dec. 7, Anna Maria Island Community Center/Lester Family Fun Day, Anna Maria.

• Dec. 13, Anna Maria Holiday Open House, Anna Maria.

• Dec. 14-15, Anna Maria Island Art League Winterfest, Holmes Beach.

• Dec. 14, Roser Memorial Community Church Bethlehem Walk, Anna Maria.

• Dec. 15, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra holiday concert, Holmes Beach.

• Dec. 21, Christmas on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.


Calendar announcements

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

Calendar of ongoing events, activities

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Wednesdays, through December, 11 a.m. Lifelong Learning Academy, Einstein Circle Discussion Group, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

• First and third Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book and Culture Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext. 6318.

• First Wednesdays, 1:15 p.m., Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• First Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens book club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Most third Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Garden Club meets, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

• Third Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tween club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Thursdays, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

• First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Third Thursdays, 10 a.m., Island Library Book Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.

• Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mike Sales’ sunset drum circle, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784.

• Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-3132.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.

• Saturdays, through May, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market, Old Main Street. Information: 941-932-9440.

• Saturdays, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through breathing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Third Saturdays, through May, 9 a.m., Manatee County Junior Audubon meeting, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-376-0110.

• Sundays, through April 27, Bridge Street Market, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

• Mondays, 12:45 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414.

• First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board meeting, Fishermen’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.

• Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democrats meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-779-0564.

• Third Mondays, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476.

• Tuesdays, 10 a.m., children’s storytime, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

• Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.

        Send announcements of ongoing activities to calendar@islander.org.


Sports – 11-20-2013

Island Pest and Feast take AMICC soccer league titles


The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s fall recreational soccer season came to a close Nov. 15 with two exciting championship games. Island Pest Control captured the 8-10 division title and The Feast Restaurant won the 11-13 division title, both in close, hard-fought victories over two capable opponents during championship Friday.

No. 1 seed Island Pest Control defeated No. 2 seed Beach Bistro 4-3 in the their division’s championship game behind two goals apiece from Javier Rivera and Julius Petereit, who scored the eventual game winner in the match.

Sean Rodriguez, David Daigle and Lilah Bowers notched goals for Beach Bistro in the tough loss.

The Feast and LPAC battled to a 5-5 tie in regulation play, but The Feast connected on three of its five kicks in the penalty-kick shootout to take the 11-13 division title.

Michael Latimer scored three goals and Joe Rogers added two goals during regulation play to lead The Feast. Tyler Pearson led LPAC with four goals, while Paige Charron added one goal in the loss.

Abbey Achor, Latimer and Joseph Peery scored goals for The Feast in the shootout to secure the dramatic victory.


1 vs. 2 in adult basketball championship

Beach to Bay Construction and Bowes Imaging Center justified their No. 1 and second seedings by advancing to the title game with victories during semifinal action Nov. 15 in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s adult coed basketball league.

Look for results from the championship game, played Nov. 19, in next week’s Islander.

Bowes Imaging advanced to the finals by edging the Sun 70-64 behind 20 points and four assists from Teegan Purtil and 19 points and 11 rebounds from Matt Ray. Antwaun Jackson added 16 points to round out the scoring for Bowes Imaging Center in the victory.

Andrew Turman scored 24 points, while Eric Gledhill added 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Sun, which also received 15 points from Caleb Earhart in the loss.

The Sun advanced to the semifinals with a 70-60 victory over Southern Greens during the Nov. 12 opening round of playoffs. Caleb Earhart led the way with 33 points and 13 rebounds, while Eric Gledhill added 19 points and 17 rebounds in the victory.

Brandon Hartwig scored 18 points to lead Southern Greens, which  also received 14 points from Joe Combs and 10 points, 10 rebounds and five assists from Justin Jones in the loss.

Beach to Bay defeated Gator Man Pools 51-31 in the second semifinal game of the evening. Robert Serrano scored 14 points and Jordan Demers added 14 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to lead Beach to Bay in the victory. Jonathan Moss added 13 points and Ryan Moss finished with 10 points to round out the Beach to Bay scoring.

Aaron Dudukes led Gator Man Pools with 11 points, while Nate Coleman finished with eight points and Brandon Osmmond added six points in the loss.

Gator Man Pools advanced to the semifinal round with a 65-60 victory over Waterfront Restaurant during opening-round playoff action Nov. 12. Aaron Dudukes led all scorers with 28 points and 13 rebounds, while Scott Ellis added 19 points and Nate Coleman finished with 12 points in the victory.

Brandon Kern scored 26 points and Matt Dwyer had 14 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead Waterfront Restaurant, which also received 10 points and eight rebounds from Matt Myers in the loss.


Playoff underway in adult soccer

The playoffs for the adult coed soccer league at the center got started with four matches played Nov. 14. The action continues with semifinal action on Nov. 20 with the winners meeting in the championship game at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.

Slim’s Place advanced to the semifinals with a 4-3 victory over Wash Family Construction. Eric Pullen led Slim’s with two goals while Scott Eason and Nate Coleman each added one. BJ Grant scored two goals and Kris Yavalar scored once to lead Wash in the loss.

Island Gourmet defeated Island Pest Control 3-1 in the second match of the evening behind three goals from Adam Bujarski. Molly Bellairs notched the lone goal for Island Pest Control in the loss.

Top-seeded Sato Real Estate slipped past eighth seed Lapensee Plumbing by a 5-4 score behind two goals each from Matt Plummer and Leslie Rio. Stephen Perry completed the Sato scoring with one goal. Scott Macy scored two goals and James Lynch and Paul Heyward scored one goal each to lead Lapensee Plumbing in the loss.

The last game of the evening saw Agnelli Pool & Spa roll past Florida Discount Signs & Wraps by a 5-2 score. Matt Kretzman and Joey Casullo scored two goals each and Damir Glavan added one goal to lead Agnelli in the victory. Logan Bystrom and Ed Moss notched the goals for Discount Signs in the loss.


Register underway for AMICC winter sports

The center is accepting registration now for its winter lineup of adult coed sports, including flag football, volleyball and, for the first time, a tennis league.

Games begin in January and players who sign up for two sports get a $25 discount.

There are mandatory tryouts for volleyball to ensure league parity. Volleyball tryouts are Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and teams will be chosen immediately afterwards. Matches will be played on Tuesday evenings in the center gym. The cost is $75 for members, and $110 for non-members.

Adult flag football tryouts will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and, like volleyball, teams will be chosen that evening. Games will be played Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $75 for members and and $110 non-members.

The cost for tennis is $50 for individuals and $85 for doubles, and matches will be played under the lights at the center courts starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.

Interested players can register online at www.islandcommunitycenter.com. For more information, contact center athletic director Matt Ray at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email matty@myamicc.com.


Register now for adult coed 4v4 soccer tourney

The center is hosting an adult coed 4v4 soccer tournament for adults 18 years old and up with games starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.

The tournament is open to the first 20 paid teams. The cost is $150 per team with a maximum of six players per team.

Teams can register online at www.islandcommunitycenter.com. For more information, contact center athletic director Matt Ray at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email matty@myamicc.com.


Key Royale golf news

It was a busy week at the Key Royale Club, including a Doe Day golf event for women Nov. 13, with more than 60 players turning out for a best-ball scramble followed by a lunch in the clubhouse prepared by new chef Scott Langdon.

The team of Sally Keyes, Liz Lang, Joyce Brown and Pam Alvord took first place with a low-net score of 33. Second place went to the team of Roxanne Koch, Meredith Slavin, Helen Pollock and Kris Landkammer with a 34, while Janet Razze, Christina Mason, Eileen Wizgall and Laura Purcell took third.

Sue Little won the Doe Day longest-drive competition, while Joyce Lathrop won closest to the pin. The women also held a putting contest, which was won by Barbara Estok. Mary Lou Dreier took second, while Margrit Layh was third in putts.

In other club news, the men members played an 18-hole, indivual-low-net golf match Nov. 9. Jim Thorton took first place with a 3-under-par 61, while Tom Lewis took second place with a 3-over-par 67.

The men played a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match Nov. 11. The team of Ron Pritchard, Dennis Schavey, Ron Robinson and Gert Sevlneier combined on a 51 to earn a two-shot victory over the second-place team of Charlie Knopp, Fred Meyer, Jim Auch and Chet Hutton.

The men went out later in the day for a nine-hole, modified-Stableford or quota-points game. Larry Pippel took home individual honors with a plus-3, one point ahead of Terry Schaefer and John Purcell,who tied for second place.

Bob Lang, John Cassese, Schaefer, and Gary Duncan combined on a plus-2 to take home the team title for the day.

The men played a nine-hole, team scramble Nov. 14. The team of Jim Mixon, Mark Mixon, Dean Christensen and Tom Lewis combined on a 6-under-par 26 to take first place. Three shots back in second place was the team of Dick Mills, Jerry Elson, Jack Isherwood and Chuck Tencate.

The members played a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match Nov. 15. The team of Sally Martin, Mary Ann Kammerlin, Carl Peterson and Rose Slomba fired a 14-under-par 50 to take first place. Three shots back in second place was the team of Marlyn Thorton, Jim Thorton, Bill Anderson and Carl Wencker.


Horseshoe news

Three teams advanced from pool play during Nov. 16 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Sam Samuels drew the bye into the finals and watched as Gene Bobeldyk and Adin Shank slipped past Hank Huyghe and Jay Disbrow by a 21-19 score. It was all Samuels in the finals as he strolled past Bobeldyk and Shank 21-10 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Two teams earned 3-0 pool-play records during Nov. 13 action and met in the finals. Bobeldyk and Karl Thomas steamrolled Bob Palmer and Bill Wright 22-6 to earn bragging rights for the day.

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

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.


AMICC sports schedule

Adult soccer league playoffs

Nov. 20   7 p.m.      Island Gourmet vs.  Slim’s

Nov. 20   8 p.m.      Sato vs. Agnelli

Fishing – 11-20-2013

Island fishing in full swing despite wacky fall weather


The hunt for backwater species such as redfish, trout and snook is in full swing for area anglers as water temps are beginning to cool as the temp at the St. Petersburg marker for NOAA for this week is closing down on 70 degrees.

The fall targets are migrating inland in search of warmer water, which is resulting in congregations of fish in certain areas. And if you know the area, catching 50 fish a day is possible.

Live baits — shiners and pinfish — are producing a bite. If you’re fishing artificials, a silver topwater plug is ideal. Silver is a good bet because of the vast number of mullet scooting over the shallow grass flats. If the topwater doesn’t work, try a soft plastic on a jighead.

Fishing from or along the beaches of Anna Maria also is resulting in a variety of species. Catches include Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, jack crevalle and bonnethead sharks — and a good day also can result in flounder and pompano.

For these species, you may want to work a small white or chartreuse buck tail jig. If you’re targeting jacks and macks, use a silver spoon. If you’re looking to hook into a pompano, you’ve got to try a Goofy jig in colors from yellow to white to hot pink. You can see which one works best for you and the fish.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing on nearshore structure during those days with light winds and calm seas. By anchoring and chumming with fresh-cut shiners, Girle is attracting mangrove snapper and grouper to the surface with chum. Once the fish are spotted, his clients are free-lining fresh-cut shiners, resulting in mangrove snapper up to 21 inches. Limits of these tasty fish are going in the well, sometimes in less than an hour. The gags are require more work, although keeper-size fish are attainable.

Also on nearshore structure, Girle is getting into rallies on macks. Free-lining shiners behind the boat is resulting in multiple hookups and fish 18-22 inches. Expect to tie into bonito and kingfish in between mack bites.

Moving inshore, Girle is jigging for pompano on deeper grass flats during the outgoing tides. When working pompano, you’ll also find jack crevalle, ladyfish, mackerel, spotted seatrout and even flounder.

When the pompano hunt dies out, Girle is looking to catch redfish and trout. Spotted seatrout are responding to live shiners in depths of 3-5 feet. Fish 17-23 inches were the norm this past week. As for reds, Girle is finding some schooling reds in Sarasota Bay — although not in the volume of past weeks. Again, live shiners are the bait of choice.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing Spanish mackerel landing on the deck. Though, with the bait around the pier sporadic, the mack bite is following suit. Small white crappie jigs or Clark spoons are a good bet to hook into the high-activity fish. While targeting macks, you might also hook up with jack crevalle, blue runners, ladyfish and a bonito.

Pier fishers targeting snapper are pulling a few up, although the bite is thinning out. A live shrimp or shiner fished on the bottom around the pilings is a good bet to hook a snapper, which also produces some juvenile grouper, flounder and black drum.

Capt. Aaron Lowman — running charters and working the shop at Island Discount Tackle — is targeting redfish and snook along mangrove shorelines in Anna Maria Sound. “The fish are in the bushes,” says Lowman. “So you’ve got to cast your shiner right up to the edge of the branches.” Placing live shiners along the mangrove edges is resulting in keeper-sizes of both species.

Fishing docks also is proving prosperous for Lowman. By anchoring within casting range of a dock and tossing in a Berkley Gulp shrimp on a jighead, both redfish and flounder are coming to the boat. By using a side cast, Lowman is able to skip a jig under the dock, allowing it to sink to the bottom. “A lot of times that’s when you get a bite,” says Lowman. If the jig doesn’t get hit, he slowly twitches it back to the boat, hoping for a strike.

Rumors of pompano are coming into the tackle shop. Lowman says the most popular baits are Goofy jigs or sand fleas. Along with pompano, macks, jacks and ladyfish being caught from the beaches of Anna Maria Island.

Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters says fishing has been productive in spite of the weather. The passing cold fronts and accompanying wind have been a major factor in where Howard pulls up to fish.

He says redfish have been cooperative in shallow waters and are feeding on live shiners, pinfish and cut bait. The key to a successful day has been to fish when the water is moving. Howard likes to use a popping cork rigged with 5 feet of fluorocarbon leader and a 1/0 Owner circle hook. On recent charters, clients have been landing redfish from 16-inch dinks to 36-inch over-slot bruisers. Look for the redfish to stay on the flats until we sustain numerous cold fronts, he says.

Howard also reports finding speckled trout “on the chew” and increasing in size. A 26-inch snaggle-toothed predator was landed in 2 feet of water on a shiner this past week on one of his charters. Keeper-sized trout will remain an easy target, he predicts.

Off the beaches, the fishing has been excellent for Spanish mackerel, kingfish, bonito and sharks. And Howard had an occasional tarpon “come to the party.” With a northeast to east wind, fishing within a mile of the beach should be calm and offer some excellent hunting, he predicts.

“Looking forward, the fall-winter transition is in full swing,” Howard says. “The fish will be chewing and fattening up on all the shiners in our area as they prepare to migrate south for the winter.”

        Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013


HOT SPRINGS HOT tub/spa. Seats six, 78-inch diameter, 17 jets, cover, steps. Excellent condition. Maintained by pool service. Help available to move. $1,500. Has to go. 941-713-3386.

TWO TICKETS:  $50. Mystery of Edwin Drood, Jan. 21. 941-778-5119.

COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100, 1-year old above-ground pool, accessories, 15-18 foot, $100. 941-778-3920.

FREEZER: 9.0 CUBIC foot, $45. 941-778-1620. Holmes Beach.

PLACEMATS, COASTERS, NAPKIN rings, 6 placemats, 8 coasters, 8 napkin rings, $10. Call 941-761-1415.

LA-Z-BOY RECLINER: DARK brown, large size, $15. 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.  941-792-0008.


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)


THE HIVE: GIFTS & Arts at Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Local hand-made unique jewelry including our very popular Mermaids Range, Tibetan jewelry and goods, plus Pandora-style charms and various gift items from around the world. 941-730-1745.

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, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.

WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5604B Marina 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, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.


ESTATE SALE ON Key Royale, Anna Maria Island. 604 Gladstone Lane, Holmes Beach. 941-730-5866. Only 8:01 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Designer furniture, accessories, antiques, household items, garage tools, lawn equipment, front-load washer and dryer, so much more! Great items ready for your house or re-sale. Great prices, even free section. Come out, have some fun! All must go! Don’t miss this one!


ROSER THRIFT SHOP:  Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Accepting donations 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.  941-779-2733.

STEFF’S STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901.


LOST: IPOD IN black leather case. Friday night at Holmes Beach movie night. Contact us, 941-778-4410, reward.

FOUND: BLACK WALLET belonging to Eric Hamilton Hicks, please call Bruce to identify. 630-278-9492.

FOUND: SILHOUETTE EYEGLASS. Found at 72nd Street and Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Call 810-875-4459.

MISSING: GRETA-THE-CAT. White, calico spots, dark ears, tail. Call Kate, 941-567-6577 or Sharon, 941-778-9432. Reward.


WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.

DOGGY DAY CARE: Coastal Canine Cottage. Leave your pets with us for fun and pampering while you’re out! Lisa, 941-243-3990. 8819 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton.


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 941-518-3868 or see boatflorida.weebly.com.

PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life-long memories, call 941-518-3868 or see boatflorida.weebly.com.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND boaters: Selling or buying, call Captain Dave! World Class Yacht Sales, 877-901-BOAT. captaindave@wcyachtsales.com

POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water!
 Includes a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $500 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. 


PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT: Good computer, data entry, and office skills a must. Knowledge of RNS rental management software is a plus. Salary based on skills and experience. Flexible hours and willing to work weekends and holidays. Good people skills a must. Please submit resume in person at: 5309 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

LAWN SERVICE HELPER: Driver’s license needed, full-service experience preferred. Call 941-778-2837.

LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts, 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-685-5213.


LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276.

RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified babysitter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-545-7995.

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, 5604-B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069.

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

ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.

ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959.

ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.

TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.

CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-4570.

INTRODUCTORY OFFER!  BUY one, get one free music lesson. manateemusic.net or 941-741-8832.

NEW REAL ESTATE photography services for the Bradenton and Sarasota area. Professional photography and video at affordable rates. Call For Real: 941-524-4656.

JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your home like our own. We offer organic cleaning products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-730-6773.

U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-6688.

PART-TIME BOOKKEEPING services available, experienced and reliable. Call Michael at 941-713-0284.

JOHN “THE FIREMAN” Island Cycle & Scooter Repair. 25 years experience. Affordable prices. 918-639-5002 or 941-276-1414.

COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169.

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

ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.

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 William 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 19 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.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581.

JR’S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.


STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, “shell phone” 941-720-0770.

TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600.

NATURE’S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net.

CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479.

GRIFFIN’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood flooring. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.

JERRY’S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.

SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it’s broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I’ll fix it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747.

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-756-4570.


WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.

VACATION RENTALS: GREAT location near boat ramp and everything on Anna Maria Island. Free WiFi, cable. 941-779-6638.

VACATION RENTALS: BRADENTON houses or condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-962-0971 or 941-794-1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com. Suzanne Wilson, broker.

2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Seasonal or yearly. Call 818-620-0901.

ANNUAL HOME WANTED January 2014: Long-time Island couple seeks single-family home with pool in quiet Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. No pets, no smoking. Minimum 2BR/2BA. Will consider waterfront condo. Tom, 941-993-4909.

1BR AND 2BR units off Cortez Road, two miles from the beach. 3611 117th St. W., one block from the bay. $650-$800/month. 941-518-8478.

3BR/1.5BA with screen porch, garage. Washer, dryer and big back yard. $2,000 month. Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696.

ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED: Jan 1, 2014. Seeks single-family home or duplex in Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. No pets, no smoking, minimum 2BR/1BA. Milan, 214-477-6554.

STUDIO APARTMENT. PRIVATE, clean. Two blocks from Bridge Street. $600/weekly, $1,800/monthly. 813-892-4768. Two bedroom apartment. $850/weelky. Beach and Intracoastal one-half block. Best location in Bradenton Beach, 813-707-0130.

APARTMENTS AVAILABLE: 1 and 2BR at Westbay Cove condo. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants, on free trolley line. Tennis, two heated pools. Old Florida Realty Co., 941-713-9096.

FOR RENT: YEARLY 3BR/3BA and loft, Anna Maria City. Dock and lift, $2,000/month. 813-629-1867.

HOUSE FOR RENT: Annual, clean and spacious 3BR/2BA, near city pier. Large yard, pets OK.  $1,800/month. 941-538-9328.

SEASONAL RENTAL NOW: Steps to beach, furnished 3BR/3BA. Private heated pool, two-car garage, $1,500/week. Call Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com.


PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors.

WE’RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.

FREE! WHAT EVERY Real estate buyer or seller needs to know! Go to: www.yourmarketupdate.com. 941-400-8735.

LAKEFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA. $230,500. Over-55 community, no pets, renovated home, quiet area, double carport, ground floor, boat docks, kayak/canoe facilities, heated pool, exercise room, tennis, shuffleboard, and waterfront park on beautiful Sarasota Bay. Only two miles to Bradenton Beach. For sale by owner. Call Fred 941-794-5011.

2BR/2BA 2003 CONDO in the gated main street at Bradenton complex on the Manatee River. Pool, fitness center, deeded covered parking, pets OK. $128,500. Call Linda at Keller Williams Realty, 813-334-7628.