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Vol. 15 No. 14 - January 28, 2015


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at AMICC. Help your community by giving of yourself. Various positions available. Call Sandee 941-778-1908 ext 0 

THE BEST VOLUNTEER position on the island. The AMI Historical Museum needs docents and bread makers. Call Dusty at 941-779-7688.

ROSER FOOD BANK needs donations of cash and non-perishable food. Donations boxes are located at the Church, Moose Club, Walgreen's and The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper (corner of Gulf and Palm).

OUR DAILY BREAD of Bradenton is looking for volunteer servers 9am-noon. Ask for Penny 941-745-2992

40th ANNUAL MOUNT DORA Arts Festival, a free, top rated event, February 7 and 8 from 10 to 5. Fine art, scavenger hunt, food, music in beautiful downtown Mount Dora, FL.

STRUGGLING WITH DRUGS or ALCHOHOL?  Addicted to Pills? Talk to someone who cares. Call The Addiction Hope & Help Line for a free assessment. 855-972-6607

TOP CASH PAID for old guitars! 1920's thru 1980's Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker, Prairie State, D'Angelico, Stromberg, And Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 800-401-0440


POWER WINDOW and LOCK repair. Licensed, mobile, Guaranteed. Call for Free estimate. 941-780-1735 MV 46219


BABY SITTER. Honor student with own transportation. Experienced, References available. Call or text Amanda at 941-713-3219

RED CROSS CERTIFIED baby sitter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel 941-545-7995


BOATS ARE SELLING Very Well. Season is here-Busy-Busy-Busy.  We Also Buy Boats. 941-228-3489

BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT. Up to 60 feet. Two minutes to Intracoastal Waterway by Cortez, Parrot Cove Marina 941-795-0088


QUALITY COUNTS. CARPET cleaning. Upholstery cleaning. Tile & grout cleaning. Island's favorite cleaner. Manatee Chamber Member. Great price/free estimates. Call 941-756-1082


C & T HOUSEKEEPING. For all your cleaning needs. Free Estimates. Reasonable rates. Senior discount. References available. Call 941-962-2512

CLEANING: RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL & RENTALS. "Have it done your way, we care about our work" Call 941-756-4570

PRESSURE WASHING AND WINDOWS residential, commercial & resorts. Roofs, buildings, houses, driveways etc. Call 941-251-5948


ANNA MARIA CITY Gulf Drive Frontage Commercial  2 Lots - 104x120 Real Estate only  $1,200,000.  Call Alan Galletto Island Real Estate 941-232-2216  

RESTAURANT/OFFICE/RETAIL 1113 sf Kitchen Equipment include Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach  $495,000  Call Alan Galletto Island Real Estate 941-232-2216

BAR/RESTURANT 2100 ft2 with lease, includes Liquor License, Furniture and Good Will  $599,000  CALL ALAN GALLETTO Island Real Estate 941-232-2216


EMPIRE COMPUTER SERVICE Computer problems fixed in your home or office. The fastest friendliest service around. Serving the Island since 2004. Call 941-739-6424


MATH COACH- Retired College Professor now has openings for basic math through pre-calculus. Call Myra 941-313-0528  

TUTOR-ENGLISH and/or American Sign Language. Grade 5 to Adult. Call 941-224-1063


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FAMILY Owned Gift Shop on AMI. Part time. Evenings/weekends a must. Retirees welcome. Inquire at 727-244-5906

EXPERIENCED NAIL PRO to take over established clientele at upscale LBK salon. Friendly, reliable, patient and gentle a must!  Flexible schedule.  Call 941-387-9807.

HELP WANTED STYLIST, NAIL TECHNICIAN. Current License required. Flexible hours. Small shop on Island. Call Owner 941-538-0225

GRILL COOK NEEDED for busy breakfast/lunch restaurant. Apply at Rudy's Subs 9906 Gulf Dr. or call 941-896-7844 

TWO SCOOPS- Anna Maria Island's Favorite Ice Cream is now hiring part-time associates. Varied shifts available must be able to work nights and weekends. A great place to work and have a little fun. Looking for a few friendly people. Food prep. or server experience preferred. Great pay! Apply today. Two Scoops 101 S. Bay Blvd. Unit A-2, Anna Maria

TWO SIDES OF NATURE-Anna Maria Island's Largest Little Beach Shoppe’s is now hiring part-time associates. Varied shifts available must be able to work nights and weekends. Retail Experience Preferred. Great pay too! Apply today. Two Sides of Nature 101 S. Bay Blvd. Unit A-1, Anna Maria

THE ANNA MARIA ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER is looking for enthusiastic and dynamic candidates to serve as part of front desk team—serving our members and the community. Ideal candidates are flexible and enjoy a fast paced environment, with ability to make quick decisions. Average 20 hours to start.  Qualified and interested applicants please contact Kathy 941-778-1908, ext. 206.

INSURANCE COMPANY ON Anna Maria Island seeking full-time licensed insurance CSR with current 4-40 license and at least three years experience. Familiarity with working of agent management systems (vertafore's AMS 360) a plus. Email resumes:

AIRCRAFT DISPATCH CAREERS start here – Just 10 weeks training for FAA certification. Working for airlines, airports, cargo and more. Call AIM free info 866-314-5838

FLIGHT ATTENDANT CAREERS start here – Learn how to land a job in the friendly skies and prepare for training by the airlines. Five information packed days in Orlando. Call AIM 888-242-3630.

WELDING CAREERS - Hands on training for career opportunities in aviation, automotive, manufacturing and more. Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 877-206-7679

MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES needed! Become a Medical Office Assistant! no experience needed! Online training can get you job ready! HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! 888-528-5547


DISH TV STARTING at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) Save! Regular Price $34.99 Call Today and Ask About free same day Installation! Call Now! 855-588-1161


CUSTOM COASTAL FURNITURE & CABINETS by Frankie Z.  ebay store. Call 941-726-1482. 10015 Cortez Rd (corner of 101st)  


SALE NIKI’S ANTIQUES & GIFT  SHOP. 5351 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach.  Sterling & Gold jewelry 50% to 60% off. Select gifts, collectables, miniatures, books, bric-brac, glassware, crystal, Black memorabilia 30% to 80% off. New line of designer soaps, candles, & Essence oils. Open 7 days 9:30-5.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open 9:30am - 2 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 10 am -1 pm Saturday Annex open same days. Donations accepted Wednesday 9 am. – 11am 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.   Call 941-779-2733


TILE! TILE! TILE! All variations of tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship. Prompt, reliable, many Island references. Free estimates. Neil  941-726-3077

RENOVATION SPECALIST ALL carpentry repairs, Wash Family Construction, locally owned and operated CBC 1258250 Call 941-725-0073.

KERN CONSTRUCTION NEW Homes & Remodel. Design/Build. Since 1968. State License # CRC1327296. Call Jerry Kern 941-504-2222

GET’R DONE DRYWALL, INC Specializing in Remodels & Repairs. Island Resident for 18 years. Call Neil Cell 941-962-1194.

SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT Michigan General Contractor 30+ yrs. experience. Large or small projects. Budget minded knowledgeable tradesman will complete your project start to finish: On Time/On Budget. Call Mike 616-204-8822.  

HANDYMAN.  RETIRED ENGINEER. Electrical (lighting, ceiling fans, receptacles), Wall mounted TV’s. Small “fix-it” repairs. Light carpentry. Call Jim 941-448-7806 

“HONEY DO" HOME Repairs & Handyman Services. 35 yrs experience. Painting, drywall, tile, woodwork. All tasks. Call 941-896-5256 or 941-807-5256

PAINTING INTERIOR/EXTERIOR. Clean professional service. Free Estimates. Call Wayne Lewin 941-726-8414


HANDY MAN FOR HIRE. Worked all trades, no job to small. Satisfaction guaranteed. Free estimates. Call Arthur 941-518-8658

DRAIN CLEANING James VanFossen A.K.A. “RIP” Call 941-301-6077


STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Save water, gas, maintenance fees and the environment! Shell your yard. $50/yd installed. Call Shark Mark 941-301-6067

R. GAROFALO’S Interlocking brick pavers, driveways, patios, pool decks. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured. Call Rafael 941-778-4823 or Veronik 941-526-7941  

ELI’S IRRIGATION New install/repair. Pumps, pools, irrigation, landscape lighting and pressure washing. Call 941-580-2054 

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


ISLAND LOCKSMITH, “Lock Around the Clock”. Licensed/bonded/insured. Call 941-778-1661 or 941-713-4414


LOST i PHONE 5s in Bradenton area Call 215-370-6683 REWARD!

LOST 5'10" JIMMY LEWIS fish surf board near 9th St, Bradenton Beach. blue & white w/ black & silver bag. Please call or text. 808-469-5514 Reward.

LOST SILVER-STONE Bracelet Friday or Saturday December 6 or 7 at Island Player Theater. Please call 941-794-7255

FOUND PRESCRITION GLASSES Ralph Lauren corner of Manatee and East Bay, Holmes Beach. Call 419-769-1610

LOST GOLD PINKY ring with amethyst stone vicinity of Cortez Kitchen and Swordfish Grill. Call 941-778-8359 

LOST PANDORA BRACELET many charms. Great sentimental value. Call 518-365-2702  

MISSING 18 INCH GOLD chain with diamond drop, sterling silver seed bracelet , location Blue Water Beach Club  between 9/12 & 9/13/2013 heartbroken was gift from husband 45 years ago   REWARD  please call 863-668-8566 no questions asked


MARTIN’S MOVING YOUR Island movers! Offering dependable, competitive rates. No hidden costs. 941-809-5777.   

TWO MEN and a TRUCK. Movers who care. Local and Long distance. Call 941-359-1904. We sell boxes!


PAINT! PAINT! AND MORE 28 years of experienced interior/exterior custom painting.  Pressure cleaning, drywall repairs and texture finishes. Many Island references. Please call Neil for free estimates. 941-812-0507

“WIZARD OF WALLS”. Established 1980 Prompt quality service. Paperhanging/removal Faux finishes. Interior painting. Mary Bell 941-794-0455

WALY PRECISION PAINTING custom painting, pressure washing, commercial/residential, interior/exterior, drywall/stucco, Licensed & insured. Call 941-448-1928 or 941-580-4005


SMALL ODD JOBS, yard work, walk dog etc. Call George 941-773-5518

THE TINT GUY." Commercial, residential, automotive, marine. Free estimates. All work guaranteed. Over 25 years experience. Mobile service available. Call 941-201-2649


ARE YOU WANTING to vacation and not worry if your pet is lonely. I will overnight in your home, so your animal can stay in his own environment. Home Sitting is also available. Great References. Call Mary 941-405-2496 

MOBILE DOG GROOMING call for appointment or 941-795-0303

PET COMPANIONS - RESPONSIBLE and experienced local teens. $5 walk/$4 play/$8 wash Holmes Beach Call G & J 941-718-3368.  

ANNA & LINDSAY’S Dog Walking. $5 per dog walked, $10 Dog wash. $20 for both plus play time. Contact 917-406-9554. Anna Maria Island Only. 


NEW AERIAL AMI PHOTOS. email: or Call 941-773-9834  


FOUR SEASONS POOL SERVICE.  Anna Maria Island & West Bradenton.  Certified pool operator. Residential/commercial. Licensed & Insured. Call Dennis Clark 941-737-5657

COLE'S TROPICAL POOL SERVICE Call Cole Bowers for all your pool maintenance needs! Affordable and Dependable!! 941-713-1893


AMI VALET LLC Professional parking services. Restaurants, weddings, any & all special events. Insured & Licensed. Years of experience. Call 941-565-0137

AT YOUR SERVICE Personal & Professional assistant. Great rates. References available "Let me do what you are unwilling or unable to do." Call Cindy 941-812-2238  


SPACIOUS 3BR/3BA Condominium rarely available in wonderful bay front complex with pool and tennis courts. Tastefully renovated to include newly tiled kitchen & family room with a peak of the bay and a split bedroom plan. Centrally located in Holmes Beach, with a short walk to shops. Ground-floor unit with covered parking and private storage. Family oriented and pet friendly. Offered at $450,000. Call Green Real Estate @ 941-778-0455

FREE! What every REAL ESTATE BUYER or SELLER needs to know! Go to for the latest market data.

ELEVATED DUPLEX 2BR/1BA each side. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, tiled, 2 one car garages, privacy covered patios & stairways. 2 blocks to beach, bay, pier, shops, cafes and bars. Excellent building site, mature trees & shrubs. Corner lot. 204 A & B 2nd St N, Bradenton Beach $650,000. Call 941-741-1096  

MOBILE HOME FOR sale. 8 Church Ave. Bradenton Beach FL, on beautiful Anna Maria Island, steps from the bay and historic bridge street two blocks from the beach. The Pines Trailer park 55+ Call 419-566-1752  

ACTIVE 55+ COMMUNITY with heated pool and boat docks. Beaches are 5 min. away.  Beautifully Remodeled 2BR/2BA, villa with open floor plan. Turnkey Furnished. New Designer kitchen includes Stainless appliances, granite tops and a large island cook-top. New bathrooms and walk in closets with additional storage.  Enjoy the convenience of your own washer & dryer within the unit. $169,900. OBO, Call 303-884-9479

BRING YOUR BOAT!  Canal villa with no bridges to ICW.  Renovated 2BR/2BA villa w/carport,  in gated community.  23 foot dock.  Open plan, Update kitchen & baths. $260,000 Katharine Pepper, RoseBay International 941-755-2100 or 941-792-9459

LESS THAN 100 YARDS from beach!  Completely renovated mobile home. 55+ No R/E taxes. 1BR/1BA $58K. Anna Maria Island. Facebook: "320Sandpiper" or 978-335-1115.

WEST BRADENTON 4BR/2BA updated. Community pool and Marina. $100,000 Exclusive Listing. Realtor 941-356-1456

4BR/3BA HOUSE on 71.5 acres with 18 stall horse barn in Parrish, Florida. Call Steve Georgie 941-321-6253 at Keller Williams Realty


GORGEOUS LOT  (14,160 Sq. Ft)  (80 X 177) Located at 1107 Palma Sola Blvd. Stunning views of Palma Sola Bay with great potential for new construction. For more details contact Gregg Bayer at AMI Beaches Real Estate 941-799-9096  


ANNUAL RENTALS WANTED! We have well qualified tenants for beach and mainland annual rentals, Full management or Finders fee. Call today for details. Ask for Ed. DUNCAN REAL ESTATE 941-779-0304

ANNUAL RENTAL and CONDOMINIUM Association management serviced by (2) offices open 7 days a week!  Contact – 941-345-1295 - Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island, Inc.

LOOKING FOR A bright energetic Property Management Team?  Call Amberly and Tracy at A Paradise 941-778-4800 to maximize your rental income. 

HOLMES BEACH 1BR efficiency. Small but cute includes water & garbage $850/mo Available January 15. 1 year lease & credit check required. Call 941-809-2488 

ANNUAL RENTAL- HOLMES BEACH Spacious 1BR/1BA with views of beach. Elevated with large deck.  $990/mo.  Call Fran Maxon Real Estate for details 941-778-2307.  

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA. Steps to beach and shops. No smoking/no pets. $1500/mo. First, Last & security. Call 860-922-3857

ANNUAL RENTAL AVAILABLE January 19 3BR/3BA, private pool, 2 car garage in well maintained community of Perico Island.  $2,500/mo plus utilities and pool care. Contact Kate at Island Real Estate 941-345-1295 or

ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach, 2BR/2BA, 1/2 duplex. Unfurnished, no pets.  $1,400/mo.  Call Sato Real Estate, Inc. at 941-778-7200 or email

ANNUAL 3BR TOWNHOUSE in PALMA SOLA TRACE.  2 car garage, heated community pool.  Brand new! First, Last, Security.  Contact or 941-345-1295.  Island Real Estate.


TIFFANY PLACE Gulf Front Condo for Rent Incredible views from living room and master bedroom. 2BR/2BA Green Real Estate Call 941-778-0455

ANNA MARIA ISLAND, Fl Condos. Pool beach access, fully equipped $650-$750/wk 941-778-1915

WILLKOMMEN AUF AMI! Besuchen Sie Island Real Estate in einem unserer Inselbüros (6101 Marina Drive oder 419 Pine Ave) mit unserem  deutschsprachigen Reservierungsservice und erhalten ein freies Island Real Estate Baseball Cap! Wir geben Ihnen gerne mehr Auskunft über unsere 250 ausgewählte Feriendomizile für Ihren nächsten Urlaub!

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Condo. Due to cancellation available March 7 thru April 4. Weekly or Monthly. Fully equiped. Beach access. Call 352-430-3739


LOCAL COUPLE SEEKS annual home rental on the island. Excellent references. 410-336-3184


AMI TAXI metered-on-call-cards accepted. Airport services: Tampa $85, Sarasota $35, Clearwater $75, Fort Meyers $150, Orlando $150. Call 800-301-4816.,  

TOWN CAR SERVICES, All airports served. Local and Long distance services available. Call Glen 941-225-0072

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