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Vol. 14 No. 26 - April 23, 2014


TEST VEHICLES NEEDED for EV charging stations on Anna Maria Island. We have checked out the Nissan LEAF, Toyota plug in Prius, Generic EV conversion and the Tesla. Need a Chevrolet VOLT and any other electric vehicles. For more information email 

CAPT GREG BURKE, Duncan Real Estate Need listings, all inventory sold or pending Call 941-592-8373 email -

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


AUCTION: 5/15/2014 –10AM 3BR/2BA w/attached Garage 1,562 Sq.Ft. At 200 W. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL. Call Sharon: 954-740-2421Visit: www.irsauctions.GOV for info


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


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

BOATS SALES ARE VERY GOOD, Sold out again. We need Boats! We also Buy Boats.   941-228-3489. Dave-Island Resident & Owner.

TRAILER ESTATES BOAT SLIPS $ 6 per foot .Minutes from Sarasota Bay. Repair shop & fish cleaning station on site. Call T.J. 941-756-7177

AMI BOATERS SELLING or BUYING, call Captain Dave!  World Class Yacht Sales 877-901-BOAT.  Bringing buyers and sellers together!

18' PONTOON 2006 HONDA 40hp. Runs good with trailer. Asking $3000. Call Robert 941-730-1291

SNOWBIRDS, CLEAN YOUR BOAT Thoroughly before leaving it all summer. Scrubbed, Sanitized, Stainless Polished, Spotless!  Island Boat Sales.  941-228-3489 Maintenance Cleanings too!


CERTIFIED CARE GIVER Available. Many years experience in all phases of care. Excellent area references. Call 941-405-4410. Leave message.          


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


OFFICE SPACE  in Holmes Beach. $375 to $875.month. STORAGE SPACE $95 to $195/month. Call 941-737-1121

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


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  


PART-TIME SALES Clerk. Evenings & weekends. Retiree's welcome. Gift shop on Anna Maria Island. Call 727-244-5906

AIRLINE CAREERS BEGIN here - Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial Aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-741-9260

ATTN: DRIVERS TOP Pay  Be a Name, Not a Number Quality Home Time! BCBS + 401k + Pet & Rider Orientation Sign On Bonus CDL-A 877-258-8782

HIRING ONE TON and 3/4 Ton Pickup trucks to deliver RV's. 10¢/mile Sign-on Bonus, 4 Terminals & 8 Backhaul Locations. Call 866-764-1601 or

NURSING CAREERS BEGIN here - Get trained in months, not years. Small classes, no waiting list. Financial aid for qualified students. Apply now at Centura Institute Orlando 888-220-3219


SALE! NIKI’S GIFTS & ANTIQUE SHOP 5351 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach. Select Sterling & Gold jewelry 50% to 60% off. Select gifts, books, Great furniture, dolls, antiques, vintage jewelry, Bric-Brac 35% to 85% off. Jewel Tea pieces, enamel kitchen table, Henry Link bedroom set, pewter miniature animals 50% off. Available Antique Dealer Space. Open 7 days 9:30-5.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday and Thursday. 9:30am-2pm, Saturday. 10am - 1pm.  Donations during shop hours, but preferred on Wednesday. 9am - 11am. 511 Pine Ave. Anna Maria  Call 941-779-2733.

FLEA MARKET RADERS Reef parking lot. Sunday, April 27. 8am-? 5508 Marina Dr. Antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, misc. items

MOVING SALE. Household items, furniture and miscellaneous goods. Sunday, April 27. 9am-2pm. 101 47th St, Holmes Beach


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.

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

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

ASAP REPAIRS. Electrical, power washing, carpentry, Air conditioning/Heating. Free estimates. No service charge. No job too small. Engineer turned Handyman. Call 941-448-7806 


HEADED BACK HOME? I'll keep an eye on your seasonal home for you until you get back. Weekly or Monthly inspections. Email reports after each visit. or Call 941-685-8999  

GENERAL BELLE PRESSURE Cleaning & Sealing. Inside/outside. Tile, grout, pool cages, patios, driveways, etc. Commercial & Residential. Call 352-223-1134

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


THE HOME STYLIST Interior decorating. Vacation Homes & Rentals. Great packages that meet your budget. Call to schedule consultation. Debbie Wagner 941-518-8783


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  

TOP NOTCH LAWN CARE For all your landscaping needs. Commercial and Residential Call 941-932-6600 

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 CAT. Gray Tiger with white paws. No tail. 56th St, Holmes Beach. Call Roe 941-524-0465

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

LOST SET of KEYS in Holmes Beach February 19th. Call 941-778-3330. Please leave message

LOST CAMERA in Bradenton Beach on Sunday February 8. Call 217-841-0007. REWARD. Valuable pictures.

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


ENJOY A MASSAGE at your convenience in the comfort of your own home. 10 years experience. MA59074. Call 941-301-6400 or


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 16 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

CHUCK'S MOBILE UPHOLSTERY Island resident. Call 941-565-1867  

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


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


"PERSONAL TRAINER" A.M.I. Fitness. Blake Forsberg ACE-certified. Special deals this month including no membership fee if you work with me.  Call 360-271-8439

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

DIRECT Gulf front Condo. Bradenton Beach.  Solid 10% Investment rental income. $299,000.  By Owner. Call 941-962-8220

ACTIVE 55+ COMMUNITY with heated pool and boat docks. Beaches are 5 min. away.  Beautifully Remodeled in 2012, 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. $159,900. Call 303-884-9479

PERICO BAY CLUB CONDO for sale. LOWEST PRICE IN COMMUNITY. Light & Bright with Vaulted Ceilings…in beautiful condition…$173,000!! Call today!  Kathleen White 941-773-0165 Island Real Estate.

ISLAND HIDEAWAY only a block from beach 3BR/2.5BA. Oversized garage. Meticulously maintained. Lush tropical landscaping. Can be rented weekly. $599K.  Call Karen Day Fineout. Wagner Realty.941-518-3682.  

BRING YOUR BOAT!  Canal villa with no bridges to ICW.  2/2 with carport.  23 foot dock.  Open plan, Update kitchen & baths. $259,900 Katharine Pepper, RoseBay International 941-755-2100 or 941-792-9459

IMPECCABLE TOWNHOME only a short walk to beach and shopping. 2BR/3BA + Den. End Unit. 2 car garage.  Can be rented weekly. Call Karen Day Fineout.  Wagner Realty. 941-518-3682  

OWNER FINANCE. WATERFRONT Bayou condo, 522 Pine Ave. $275,000.  2BR/1BA Furnished, completely remodeled, granite kitchen, new tile bath, new carpet, fixtures, furniture, washer/dryer. All new appliances, 46 inch flat screen TV. Professionally decorated. Walk to historic city pier and fine dining. Call 941-778-1410. 

INVESTOR'S DREAM: TRIPLEX 1 block. to Bay, 2 blocks to Gulf. 3 rentable units or live in the 3BR/2BA up and rent the two 2BR/1BA's down.  $579,000. Call for more info.  Carolyn Spencer, Engel & Voelkers Anna Maria Island Realty-538-6660 or 730-0496. 

2BR/1BA, 1960's 12x48 SOLID HOME. New central air, new fridge, gas stove, outdoor patio, carport, really cute, nice park. Royal Garden Estates in Bradenton. Call owner for appointment, Joe 941-548-8722, $359/mo, plus $12.95 for water and sewer. $6000

BY OWNER: LOVELY 2BR/2BA condo at Runaway Bay. New Kitchen cabinets, counters and many other updates. New paint throughout this year. Great Pond View. Great income property or second home.  $319,999 George 312-321-7501  

LOANS FOR LANDLORDS! We Finance From 5-500 Units As Low As 5.5 %. 1-4 Family, Town home, Condos OK. Contact B2R: 855-940-0227

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


BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME West of Gulf Drive, QUIET Street, Beach Close, 64’x80’ Lot at 112-79th Street, Holmes Beach, $659,000, 941-778-6364


2BR/2BA Perico Bay Club, new tile, ground level, lake view, pool, tennis, workout room. Washer/Dryer carport. Secured entry. 1.5 miles to island. condo application required $100 Available May 1. $1350 first & last / $1350 security  deposit. 2BR/2BA Perico Bay Club lake & estuary view, pool, tennis, workout room. Wash/Dryer carport. Secured entry. 1.5 miles to island. condo application required $100 Available ASAP. $1300 / $1300 security deposit. 2BR/2BA condo atrium ceiling end unit Washer/Dryer 55+ community w/ pool and tennis.  Meadowcroft  Condo application required. Available May 1. 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.

BAY VIEW TERRACE: 2BR/1.5BA renovated and furnished upstairs condo overlooking the bay. $1,150/mo.   Island Real Estate Call Kate de Villiers 941-778-6066 or email


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

VACATION RENTALS – BRADENTON, houses or condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-794-1515. WWW. Suzanne Wilson, PA, Broker   

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!

RENTAL INVENTORY NEEDED!!  Help us fill our waiting list for 2015.Call {Tracy} or {Amberly} at 941-778-4800 A Paradise Vacation Rentals  

OFF-SEASON 2BR/2BA CONDO all inclusive $1800/mo.  Call Suzanne at Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-1515.

APRIL SPECIAL 2BR/1BA, Steps to beach and bay. Free Trolley. Walk to restaurants and shopping. $400/wk Call 941-779-0556

ART STUDIO SUBLET May15 thru October 15. Convenient island location at AMI Art League. Private and quiet space. Call 941-778-5176

HOLMES BEACH FURNISHED 2BR/2BA. Block to Beach, large kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, central A/C, lanai, pool. $1000/mo plus utilities. Available June 1 thru January 2 Call 847-769-6175


"DAY BOAT CAUGHT SEAFOOD”   Cap't Anthony's Seafood, LLC. 107 Spring Ave. 941-778-2141  Fresh grouper, Red Snapper, Mullet, Stone Crab, Octopus, our FAMOUS "Manali Dip" a must have!!!  These fish were sleeping in the gulf last night and prepared to be on your table today! CAUGHT & PROCESSED LOCALLY BY CAPT ANTHONY MANALI, AN ISLAND LOCAL FOR OVER 50 YEARS!! 

FISH CLEANING LESSONS by the "CAPTAINS WIFE". JoAnn Manali, Four times IGFA World Record Holder. FRESH FROM THE GULF TO YOUR PLATE!  Call for appt. 941-778-2141 


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


"TO ITALY WITH LOVE TOURS" small private/personalized groups to Enchanting Sperlonga on The Mediterranean.  13 Nights at "Marconi's Charming B&B". Relaxed Day Trips:  Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Positano, quaint villages. Great Price, all-inclusive approx. $4,500 - $5,500 with airfare.  June Morrocco, Owner/Guide.  Call 541-474-3541.

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