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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Mar. 2 2005

ITEMS FOR SALE

STERLING SILVER JEWELRY at Cosmic Sense Jewelry, booth 228-230 at Red Barn Flea Market. (941) 745-9010. 15 percent off with ad. Visit us at www.Floridasilverjewelry.com. Free shipping.

BICYCLES: Men's and ladies' 10-speed. Big tires, like new. $35. (941) 792-3775.

FOR SALE: QUEEN headboard and bedrails, Lexington Heritage, white-washed oak. Like new! $250. Call (941) 778-4081.

TECHNICS KEYBOARD with bench, stool, case, transformer and peddle. $425. New $1,700. (941) 795-4590.

BRITISH MYSTERY BOOKS: Mint condition, signed, first editions. Come see at Islander's Market, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Dolphin Plaza.

BABY CRIB: dark wood, new mattress, sheet, cloth bumper. $50. (941) 778-7672.

LOVESEAT, BASSETT RATTAN, floral print, $150. Coffee and sofa tables, washed oak, $175/set. (941) 794-6855.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES available at The Islander, assorted varieties, $3.50 box. All proceeds paid to local Girl Scout troop.

FREE DELIVERY to your home or condo: Shrimp, crabs, native fish. Prompt delivery to your door. Call James Lee, (941) 795-1112 or 704-8421.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BINGO! Annie Silver Community Center. Play Thursday through March 31, 7pm. Prizes, refreshments. Everyone welcome! Smoke free. 103 23rd St., Corner of Avenue C and 23rd Street, Bradenton Beach. For information, call (941) 778-1915.

YOGA-PILATES Anna Maria Art League. 9am Monday, Yoga/Pilates; 9 am Thursday, Yoga. Instructor, Preston Whaley Jr. Information, 778-3996.

LET JANE AND her staff at Niki's Island Treasures conduct your estate sale or run a house sale, 35 years experience. Formerly Madison's LTD of Sarasota. Call Jane (941) 778-4451 for appointment.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND SCREENSAVER! Experience the Island on your computer desktop. Available at The Islander, or purchase online or order by mail. $12 PC or $15 Mac. www.robertsondesignstudio.com.

AMI KIWANIS CLUB fruit orders benefit Island children. Order delicious oranges and grapefruit packages for shipment to friends and family from member Rich Bohnenberger, (941) 778-0355. Order through May 2005.

NEED A GIFT? Artists will design and create unique art, stained glass, paintings, painted furniture and more! Restless Natives, Island Shopping Center, 5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 779-2624.

BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personalized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for more information.

FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.

LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Condominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-7978.

GARAGE SALES

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30am-2pm. Saturday, 9am-noon. Always sales racks. Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

YARD SALE: 9am-1pm Friday-Saturday, March 4-5. 5605 Carissa St., Holmes Beach.

ESTATE SALE: 9:30am-2pm Friday, March 4. 5800 De Palmas, Holmes Beach. Take Marina to 58th Street, turn left to De Palmas. Glass top and wrought-iron dinette and coffee tables, pine buffet and dresser, lamps, cedar chest, wrought-iron double bed, loveseat, stained-glass equipment, decorative accessories. Sale conducted by Palma Sola Appraisals & Sales. Numbers given out at 8am.

GARAGE SALE: 8am-noon Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Nice furniture, tools, ceramic tile, beautiful artwork, miscellaneous. 106 Third St. N., Bradenton Beach.

QUALITY GARAGE SALE: 8am-2pm Saturday, March 5. 6807 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach. Furniture, clothes, tools, jewelry, lots more!

TWO-FAMILY YARD sale: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, maybe Sunday. Huge variety of household items. Lots of ladies clothing, sizes 4, 6 and 8. 304 56th Street, Holmes Beach.

ANNUAL FLEA MARKET: 9am-3pm Saturday, March 5. Baked goods, clothing, jewelry, linens, tools, books, white elephants, furniture. Come and have lunch with us. Mt. Vernon clubhouse, 4701 Independence Drive S., off Cortez Road.

TOURIST APPRECIATION SALE: Niki's Gifts & Antique Mall, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Select gifts and antiques, 25-50 percent off. All sterling jewelry 50 percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729.

LOST & FOUND

LOST CELL PHONE with black leather case in Holmes Beach on Saturday, Feb. 26. Please call (941) 778-3272.

MISSING: 17-lb. male cat, proximity of 72nd Street, Holmes Beach. Information, (941) 720-1192. Reward!

FOUND: Female cat. Long hair, declawed, North Shore Drive area of Anna Maria. (941) 779-0618.

FOUND: SEIKO watch, Bradenton Beach, Feb. 23. Please call to identify, (941) 778-5476.

PETS

CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24 years as an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved pets with in-home visits. (941) 778-6000.

ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes. All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened. Please call (941) 922-0774.

TRANSPORTATION

1986 PORSCHE 928S. Excellent condition! Sunroof, power steering, ABS brakes, automatic transmission. $11,900. All maintenance records. 73,000 miles. Contact Randy (941) 737-1134.

2001 PT CRUISER: 50,000 miles. Purple, sunroof, ice-cold air, leather interior. Garage kept. $9,500. (941) 778-3875.

FOR SALE: 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe, 22,000 miles, great condition, warranty. $12,300. (941) 778-2581.

1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning, has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great! $1,800, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.

BOATS & BOATING

1991 GRADY WHITE 190 Tournament, Yamaha 130-hp, 2004 aluminum tandem-axle trailer. Runs great! Seats eight, livewell, three covers, clean. $8,900 or best offer. (941) 778-4029.

1995 EVINRUDE 200 HP. All cables, control box, key switch, propeller. Less than 100 hours on rebuild. $3,500. (941) 723-1107.

1992 HUNTER SAILBOAT: 23.5 foot. 2003 Honda four-stroke 15-hp with power tilt. Water ballast, trailerable, walk through transom, swing keel, new bottom paint. $6,500. (941) 779-2129.

LONG AFTER THE effects of a cheap-job fade, linger the reality of poor product and craftsmanship! Fiberglass, gelcoat, cosmetic, structural repairs. Full restorations. www.TommySolomon.com. (941) 993-3664.

2002 SEA RAY 182 Bowrider, like new! 18 foot, 6 inches. 190-hp stern drive, seats seven, tons of fun! Call (941) 778-6234, or e-mail kendra@presswoodlaw.com. $13,750 or best offer.

1976 BUCANEER 32-foot center cockpit sailboat Florida cruiser. Four-foot draft, new Yanmar engine, sails, television, microwave. $12,000 or best offer. Call Steve (941) 778-2100, e-mail captnse@netzero.com.

SAILBOAT: 22-foot swing keel, new main and sail cover, 5-hp Honda outboard. $2,750. Call Gabe (941) 374-5772.

14-FOOT sailboat with trailer, $490. (941) 778-6561.

PROLINE 2002: 22-walk, 200-hp, fully equipped, Porta-Potty, cabin, top condition, low hours. $23.000. Call for details, (941) 778-0025.

1986 CARVER MONTEGO: 27-foot, twin 190-hp Mercruiser, Ceranfield 120-volt alcohol. All electronics, water heater, WC tank, refrigerator. Was $24,900, now $14,900 (941) 778-6561.

FISHING & CHARTERS

LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. (941) 723-1107.

KIDS FOR HIRE

CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Ninth-grade male looking for a job. Available after school and weekends. Call Zachary, (941) 779-9783.

NEED A CHILD or pet sitter? Call one number and get connected to three wonderful sitters! Tiffany, Kari, Holly. (941) 778-3275 or 779-0793.

BABYSITTER: RED CROSS babysitting and first-aid certified. Enjoys playing with kids. Call Alexandra, (941) 778-5352.

SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and intermediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10 per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended. Local teen, team competitor. Call (941) 778-0944.

PETSITTER, DOG WALKER, 13-year-old mother's helper, odd jobs. Call Kendall at  (941) 779-9783 or 779-9803.

EXPERIENCED BABYSITTER with CPR license, 14 years old, friendly and responsible. (941) 778-2469.

13-YEAR-OLD girl will babysit all ages in your home. Reasonable rates and knows CPR. Call Jessica Lord, (941) 747-2495.

BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756 5496.

HELP WANTED

REAL ESTATE: Tired of paying office fees? Two experienced agents needed for fast-paced, high traffic Island office. Top splits, sign-on bonus. Call Wedebrock Real Estate today! "Personalized, not Franchised.. Call Joe Pickett, (941) 383-5543.

NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten pay. Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call (941) 778-3953.

DOMINOS PIZZA: NOW hiring delivery driver. Able to work until 1am for closes. Average pay $15-$18/hour. Tips and mileage paid nightly. Pre-employment drug test and good driving a must. Apply after 4pm, 5606 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

HOUSEKEEPER: 18-unit hotel. Must speak English, have own transportation, weekends a must. (941) 778-1010, ext. 0.

ANNIE'S HOME FOR the elderly needs a caregiver to work weekends at our small facility on the Island. Other hours may be available at one of our other facilities. (941) 778-7842.

BUSY CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT hiring full- or part-time servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and dinner. Wednesday-Sunday. Apply at 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach or call (941) 778-5320.

HELP WANTED: KEY Royale Club needs a part-time server and counter person. Drug-free work place. No evenings. Golf privileges. Apply in person, 700 Key Royale Drive, or call (941) 778-3055.

DELIVERY: WE NEED several people for immediate delivery of the Island to Island Directory. Great compensation. Must have own truck or SUV. Call (941) 922-0441.

HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED: Must have own transportation. Great per job rate. Seasonal OK. Call Rhonda after 5pm, (941) 779-0793.

GROUNDS CREW MEMBER for condo complex in north Longboat Key. Year-round part time or full time. Hours flexible, but include Saturday. Dependable, friendly, handy, honest, energetic and able to follow directions. Opening immediately available. Call (941) 383-5454 for job description, application and interview time.

PART-TIME SECRETARY/receptionist needed three days a week. Light computer skills needed. Call Mike Norman Realty (914) 778-6696.

OFFICE ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST for church office, AP/AR and QuickBooks needed, plus knowledge of other software helpful. 26-28 hours/week with competitive salary. Please e-mail resume amwissinger@comcast.net or fax (941) 383-8574, attention Anna Maria Wissinger, office manager.

PART-TIME HELP wanted for custom bead/jewelry shop on the Island. Retail experience a must; beading experience a plus. Call (941) 779-0779.

NURSE NEEDED FOR medical care and personal assistance. Four-six hours/day, four-five days/week. Flexible schedule OK. Experience and references required. Nice position for retired nurse. Please call (941) 383-0244.

EXPERIENCED COOK needed immediately for popular Island restaurant. Breakfast and lunch. Apply at Fit to Eat Restaurant, 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-0411.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people, learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 778-0492.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

HOME INSPECTION BUSINESS for sale. 18-years experience. Complete on-the-job certified training. One full year's support free. Probable earnings $100,000 first year, $200,000 with two employees. Exceptional opportunity for a man or woman to run from home office located anywhere. $75,000, $45,000 down and seller will finance $30,000, or $60,000 cash. (941) 778-4606 or (407) 467-8666.

HEALTH CARE

RETIRED NURSE/CAREGIVER available. No lifting. Evenings, overnights. References. Reasonable. (941) 746-9246.

SERVICES

MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent references. Edward (941) 778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appointments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Car Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer misbehaving? Certified computer service and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice. (941) 545-7508.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results, wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941) 778-0944.

CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist. Experienced certified technician for communication electronics offers wireless and cable networks, upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and training. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.

CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.

SCOTT'S HANDYMAN SERVICES: Remodeling and repair. Free estimate, many references. Island resident. (941) 713-1907 cell, (941) 778-5427 home. E-mail: geraldscottfulton@hotmail.com.

INCOME TAX SERVICE: Individuals and small businesses. We do all states and electronic filing. Call Pat (941) 761-8156, Kenney Tax Service.

JACKSON HOLMES PAINTING: The Island's honest and dependable painting service. Interior, exterior, faux painting, cabinet refinishing. References. Free estimates. (941) 795-2771.

ESP CLEANING: Elite Service Professionals. Residential and commercial cleaning. Maria and Steve do the job and guarantee satisfaction, insured. (941) 753-9906.

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over 30 years experience, self-employed in construction trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941) 778-4561.

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING: Serving the Island and Bradenton. Free estimates and references. Punctual and dependable. Call Gabi, (941) 722-4866 or 586-9632.

DO YOU NEED tree work done on your property? We can help! Call Lew, (941) 755-5559. Serving the Island seven years.

KATHY & MIKE'S cleaning service. Delivering a standard of excellence for all your cleaning needs. Residential and rental clients welcome. For a free estimate, please call (941) 722-4358.

WEST COAST NUISANCE Wildlife service: Critter problems and nuisances. Raccoons our specialty! Live trapped and relocated. State licensed by F.W.C. (941) 778-3455 or mobile 24-hour emergency, 720-4152.

TOM'S WINDOWS: Door and window repairs and replacement. Sales, service, parts. E-mail metrohs@msn.com. (941) 730-1399.

LEARN HOW TO use your computer: Training one-on-one. Basic to advanced. Microsoft certified, Longboat Key resident. Minimum two hours. (941) 383-9458.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Custom portraits, weddings, beach photography. Information at Restless Natives, (941) 779-2624.

MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior or exterior, landscapes and more. Information at Restless Natives, (941) 779-2624.

MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-0160.

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. RA005052.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage in the comfort of your home. Call today for an appointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.

TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years experience. References available. For a reasonable price, call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.

ABOUT GROUT: All repairs and installation. Done right! Grout cleaning, sealing, staining. Showers, kitchens, pools, re-caulks. Call Jeff, (941) 545-0128 or 569-8888.

AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside and out. I can save you time and money. Island resident, references. For pricing, call (941) 713-5967.

LAWN & GARDEN

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more!  Insured. (941) 778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount. Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Quality lawn landscape maintenance, shell, planting, clean-ups, palms trimmed. Free estimates. References, insured. Call (941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.

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

LANDSCAPING

PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and installation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4441.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard. Hauling: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone" (941) 720-0770.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City of Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30-years experience. (941) 748-3356.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-ups, shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work. Truck for hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941) 727-5066.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Dan or Bill, (941) 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed and insured. Many Island references. (941) 778-2993. License #CRC 035261.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at (941) 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island service since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) (941) 778-3924 or 778-4461.

TILE - TILE - TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, (941) 726-3077.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.

CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Member of Better Business Bureau. Paul Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941) 748-4711.

TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed. Why pay retail? Island resident, many references. Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor Coverings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.

MASON: 27 YEARS of experience. All masonry work and repair. Cinderblock work, brick work, glass block work, paver and brick driveways. Call Chris, (941) 795-3034. License #104776. Insured.

MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and restoration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. Insured. Call Javier at (941) 685-5163 or 795-6615.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-6170 or 447-2198.

HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICE: Bill MacCaughern. Repairs, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, decks. Masonry, tile, painting. 30 years experience. Yes, I do show up! (941) 778-3904.

STEVE'S REMODELING & repair service. Free estimates, 35 years experience. (941) 795-1968.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc Building contractor. New homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and fair prices. Call 795-1947. Lic#RR0066450.

PAINTING: SAVE BIG! I will beat any professional estimate! Work guaranteed. Free estimates. Call Rick, (941) 778-5086. Leave message.

RICK KUNKEL PAINTING LLC. 28 years experience. Licensed, insured, references. For an estimate, please call (941) 932-0940 or 792-9597.

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more. Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Island references, 15 years experience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.

RENTALS

RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments, (941) 778-2374.

VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach. Units are complete. Rates seasonally adjusted. $425-$975/week, $975-$2,975/month. (800) 977-0803 or (941) 737-1121. www.abeachview.com.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious 3BR/2BA homes. Please call (813) 752-4235, or view Web site: www.AhhSeaBreeze.com

POOL HOME AVAILABLE for vacation let. Near Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with all amenities. Managed by Coastal Properties Realty, (941) 794-1515.

CORTEZ COTTAGE fully furnished, nice breezy, quiet area. Seasonal, $1,700/month, $600/week, $100/night. (941) 778-8168 or 794-5980. www.divefish.com.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes to beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/dryer, garage, designer furnished with tropical yard setting. One of the finest rentals on Island. $1,600/weekly or $6,000/monthly. Call 713-0034 or e-mail: gamiller@tampabay.rr.com.

FULLY FURNISHED VILLA in beautiful Mt. Vernon, two miles to beaches. 2BR/2BA, no pets, nonsmoking, age 55-plus. Minimum three months. Peak season, $2,500/month; annually, $1,500/month. (941) 721-1784.

KING BEDROOM efficiency for rent. Night, weekend, weekly, seasonal. Private entrance, private deck. Nonsmoking, close to beach. Call 778-3433 or 773-0010.

VACATION RENTAL: Available April 2005. Holmes Beach canalfront. 2BR/2BA. Fully furnished. Garage, laundry, dock, many extras. $800/week, $2,600/month. Call (813) 286-9814.

NEW FURNISHED 2BR/2BA 55-plus, across from beach. Furnished, annual $1,150/month. Also available seasonal. (941) 725-1074.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1.5BA elevated, unfurnished apartment in Holmes Beach. Available now. Lots of decks, under-building parking, washer/dryer, storage. $900/month, first, last, security. Credit check. Call 730-2606.

EL CONQUISTADOR COUNTRY Club: 2BR/2BA, nicely furnished, cathedral ceilings, screened lanai overlooking clay tennis courts. Two-story elevator building, garage and storage with bikes. 2005-06 season, available for six months, $8,000. (941) 778-3926.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH: 1BR duplex available March 2005. Steps to beach and shopping. Refurbished and nicely decorated. Small pet OK. Accepting 2006 reservations. (941) 807-5626.

CORTEZ VACATION COTTAGE: Renovated 1BR/1BA. Available weekly March and April. Nonsmoking. $700/week. (941) 795-8077.

WE ARE BOOKING rentals for 2006: Wide variety of condos and houses starting at $1,500/month; March 2005 available, 1BR/1BA duplex, $1,500/month; 3BR/3BA condo, $2,800/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com

WATERFRONT, LONGBOAT KEY: North Shore Road, 1BR/1BA, washer/dryer, dock. Available April $1,500/month; May through December, $1,200/month. Great view! No pets. (941) 383-6485.

WATERFRONT, ONE and 2BR, newly remodeled, dock for fishing, walk to beach. (941) 779-9074, or cell (703) 587-4675. E-mail gwalker43@hotmail.com.

UNFURNISHED ANNUAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach large 2BR/2BA with porch, carport and storage. Well maintained. $900/month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, (941) 778-0807.

SAVE MONEY: RENT annual unfurnished and enjoy a spectacular view from your huge living/dining area, your floor-to-ceiling plate-glass windows and 30-by-12-foot screened deck, fronting beach. Bay and park just steps away with Gulf beach in easy walking distance. Free trolley for shopping nearby. 3BR, waterfront in north Anna Maria. See for yourself by calling (941) 748-5334 for details.

ANNUAL: SPACIOUS, bright 2BR/1BA bayview duplex. Laundry, patio, ceramic floors. Available April. $750/month, plus utilities. (941) 779-9470.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Beautiful 3BR/2BA condo with pool. Pet allowed. $1,400/month. Call Jason, Betsy Hills Real Estate, (941) 778-2291, or e-mail Jason@betsyhills.com.

FULLY FURNISHED, ABSOLUTELY lovely condo in beautiful Mt. Vernon on Sarasota Bay. Two miles to beaches. 2BR/2BA, boat dock, 55-plus, nonsmoking. Annual, $1,350/month; seasonal, $2,400/month. (941) 794-5011.

PERICO BAY CLUB: Annual rental, gated community, 2BR/2BA, great water view, pool, tennis, covered parking. $1,200/month. Call (941) 720-1712.

CHARMING 1BR/1BA apartment in canalfront home. Washer/dryer, pet friendly, nonsmoking. Open April 2005 and 2006 season. Call (941) 720-1192.

SEASONAL RENTALS Avaiable now! 2BR/2BA condo, Perico Bay club, $3,000/month; 3BR/2BA home, canal, $3,000/month; 2BR/2BA home, canal, San Remo, $2,700/month. Call Jason Sato, Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A. (941) 778-2291 or e-mail Jason@betsyhills.com.

GREAT SELECTION of vacation rentals! Call Anna Maria Island Accommodations, (941) 779-0733. Web site: www.annamariaparadise.com.

HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA annual. Downstairs, two blocks to beach, clean, no pets. $1,050/month. Available now. First, last, security. (941) 725-0578.

THE "CASTLE ON Beach Avenue" Anna Maria. Elegant 4BR/3BA French Normandy home, two houses from beach on quiet street. Available May 2005-2006. Inquire (941) 794-8202.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA home on Bimini Bay with dock, $1,400/month; 3BR/2BA Northwest Bradenton home, $1,250/month; 2BR/2BA Gulffront condo, $2,000/month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate (941) 778-2307 for details.

BRADENTON BEACH fully furnished condos on canal. One mile from the beach. Available March, seasonal rates. Call (941) 929-7165.

NOW BOOKING 2006 monthly winter season: Brand new house, 107 Magnolia Ave., west of Gulf Drive, 150 feet from beach, nonsmoking, 3BR/2BA, elevator. Call (800) 828-8116, ext. 212.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL rental: 2BR/1BA, two blocks to beach. $900/month, annual. Includes cable, water, sewer, trash. Seasonal, $700/week. (941) 778-0714 or 730-6349.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED: SANDPIPER Resort, charming renovation, 2BR/1.5BA, steps to beach, bay and trolley. No pets, nonsmoking. $850/month, plus security. (941) 778-0029.

WANTED: BEACHFRONT VACATION rental from March 25, 2005, to April 2, 2005. Must be beachfront. Condo, motel, bed & breakfast, etc. Phone: 001-49-7231-298688, Germany, or e-mail she_germany@pop.ms.

NORTHERN TIP ANNA Maria: 2BR/1BA duplex with screened-in porch, fenced-in back yard. Dogs welcome. Laundry, large patio. Two blocks to bay and fishing with your grandchildren at the Rod & Reel Pier. Available March 5. (631) 891-8855 or (941) 779-0402. Seasonal rental.

SEASONAL: 2BR/1BA FURNISHED mobile home, one mile to beach. New carpet and paint. $1,100/month. (941) 779-1112.

ANNUAL EFFICIENCY in Holmes Beach. $500/month including utilities. First and security. (941) 778-6541 or 504-3844.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA single-family home in northwest Bradenton, $1,150/month; 3BR/2BA single-family canal home, $1,600/month; 1BR/1BA half duplex, one house to beach, $775/month; 1BR/1BA newly remodeled unit on water, $700/month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA bayfront condo, $1,400/month; 2BR/2BA Sarasota bayview condo, $2,500/month; Renaissance condo 1BR/1BA eighth floor in Sarasota, $1,150/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA, two blocks to beach, one block to bay. New tile and countertops. Available now! (941) 726-2566 or 928-3880.

WEEKLY RENTALS: SAN Remo condo, 1BR/1BA, $500/week; Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA, $700/week; island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Northwest Bradenton home, 3BR/3BA, $950/week; Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Cristin Curl at Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.

ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA, two blocks to beach, one block to bay. Large kitchen, no pets. $755/month, plus utilities. Call (941) 922-2473 or 928-3880.

PERICO BAY CLUB Villa: Available March 1. Two-car garage, nicely furnished, sunny end unit. Call owner, (941) 387-9702.
2005-06 SEASONAL RENTAL. 200 feet to Rod & Reel Pier. 2BR/1BA ground floor, fully furnished apartment with all amenities. Nonsmoking, no pets. $1,500/month, November to April, minimum four months. Off season, $1,000/month, all dates open. (941) 228-0603.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA with lanai and laundry. Available weekly or monthly beginning April 1,2005. Steps to beach, nicely decorated. Accepting reservations. (941) 778-8598. www.annamariacottages.com.

ELEVATED SINGLE-FAMILY annual 2BR/2BA with FPL. Greatroom, new carpet, paint, bay view, beach, garage, clean dry storage. $1,200/month. (941) 778-7025.

SEASONAL RENTAL: WATERFRONT, bay views, boat dock, 2BR/1BA condo. Ground floor from $630/week. www.visitannamaria.com. (407) 877-8788.

GULF DRIVE: STEPS to beach. Large 1BR/2BA, washer/dryer, kitchen, television, cable, courtyard. No pool. $1,995/month, $595/week. www.gulfdriveapartments.com or (941) 778-1098.

SEASONAL RENTALS: WEEKLY and monthly. Availability now through 2006. Duncan Real Estate, (941) 779-0304.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3875. Web site 2spinnakers.com

REAL ESTATE

WATERFRONT HOMES and lots: bay lot, $559,000; one near tip lot, $459,000; three homes from $349,000, all seawalled, deep water, no bridges. Also, bayfront tip lot and direct bayfront top-floor penthouse flagship condo. (570) 943-2516.

LOT IN CITY of ANNA Maria. By owner. One block to Gulf beach. 52 by 145 sf. $399,000. Brokers protected. (941) 739-1882.

HALF-DUPLEX IN desirable Seaside Gardens subdivision, two blocks from Gulf beaches. 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. New bathrooms, new interior and exterior paint. New large deck in backyard. $299,000. For sale by owner, call (941) 705-0123.

FOR SALE: One owner, 2BR/2BA elevated home. 317 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. $569,000. (941) 778-5715.

HOUSE FOR SALE: Northwest Bradenton, 3BR/2BA with den, two-car garage, swimming pool. Asking $296,000. Ruth or Greg, (941) 761-3053.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON River Ridge: Tastefully decorated Florida-style home with custom features, including stainless appliances and granite counters with marble fireplace. Flooring is tile, wood and carpet. Pool and spa electronically controlled to heat with either gas or electric. Full security system is active. Beautifully landscaped with fruit trees. Partially furnished with occupancy negotiable. $664,900. (941) 794-0216. No brokers please.

FOR SALE BY owner: Runaway Bay condo, 2BR/2BA, second floor, turnkey furnished, overlooking pond. New heating and air conditioning 2005, painted 2005. Many upgrades and amenities. Great rental. Make offer! $399,900. (941) 778-1987.

INVESTORS: OUTSTANDING income potential! Positive cash flow. Beautifully renovated five/six units. Hottest appreciating area on Gulfcoast! Steps to Gulf and village. www.pantour.com/bradentonbeach. Won't last! $1,295,000. Owner (941) 779-0018.

BY OWNER: Westbay Point & Moorings, exceptional 2BR/2BA condo. Newly updated end unit. Call (941) 778-6871.

BEST WATERFRONT Buy on Key Royale. Very clean 3BR/2BA, sailboat water, boat dock and davits. Lot size 10,324 sf. Fantastic opportunity! Broker/owner, $699,000. (941) 228-6086.

WATERFRONT HOME: 3BR/2BA. Not necessary to tear this one down! 6601 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 725-4488.

BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, each level with parking underneath. Views of Gulf and bay from large covered balconies. This property has great investment potential. Top floor has wood cathedral ceilings, open-floor plan, tile and oak flooring. $795,000. (941) 778-3875.

HOLMES BEACH: Sale by owner. 2,880 sf, 3BR/2BA, very private, designer pool and spa. Tropical landscaping. Principles only. (941) 778-0031.

FOR SALE: TRAILER, Bradenton Beach. Josie (941) 778-3752, or Jack 713-1498.

FOR SALE: Longboat Key weekend getaway/rental. 55-plus resident-owned mobile home park. Private Gulf, bay marina. Reduced from $164,900 to $157,000. Call (941) 383-0096, e-mail Towwill@wmconnect.com.

OPEN HOUSE: Perico Bay Club, Jasmin model, end unit for sale by owner. Open 1-4pm Wednesday, March 2; Sunday, March 6; Wednesday, March 9. 837 Waterside Lane. Call (941) 761-1978.

BIG LOT: Duplex 9,400 sf, 85x110 feet. 2BR/2BA at 308 63rd St. $650,000. (941) 737-1121 or (800) 977-0803.

HOLMES BEACH 100x50 Avenue C lot. Zoned residential, commercial possibilities. Quiet, private. Serious principles only. $299,000, offer. (214) 734-5565.

OUTSTANDING GULFSIDE RESORT property! Positive cash flow! 5/6 units, excellent location. www.pantour.com/bradentonbeach. Won't last! $1,295,000. Serious inquiries only. (941) 779-0018, owner. Broker participation.

TOWNHOME ON ISLAND for sale in Bradenton Beach Club, 17th Street North, Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Beach access, building #1, unit #1 scheduled for completion. Price $800,000. Call (770) 241-6338, Valerie Tidwell

FLORIDA CLASSIFIEDS

AUCTIONS

17 CABINS NEAR Pigeon Forge, Tenn., selling at auction March 12, 10:30am. Guaranteed financing available with 25 percent down. Furrow Auction Co. (800) 4FURROW, www.furrow.com. TN Lic. #62.

AUCTION: 855 +/- acres, divided beautiful homesites, excellent development potential. 10am March 12, Romeo, (Ocala), FL. 10-percent BP. (800) 323-8388 www.rowellauctions.com. Rowell Realty & Auction Co. Inc. Au479, Ab296.

GIGANTIC THREE-DAY Auction. March 9, 10, 11. Montgomery, AL. Single, tandem, tri-axle dumps (49 of which are 2004-2005 year). Truck tractors, lowboys, crawler loaders, tractors, excavators, motor graders and scrapers, backhoes, rubber-tired loaders, forklifts, paving, skidders, Feller Bunchers, log loaders, farm tractors, cotton pickers. J.M. Wood Auction Co. Inc. (334) 264-3265. Bryant Wood AL Lic. #1137.

BUILDING MATERIALS

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REAL ESTATE

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Winter season is here! Must see the beautiful peaceful mountains of western North Carolina. Homes, cabins, acreage, investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty, GMAC Real Estate, Murphy. N.C. www.cherokeemountainrealty.com Call for free brochure (800) 841-5868.

IRS AUCTIONS: 200-plus acres Waycross, GA. has large home, steel building, planted pines and hunting land. 10am March 18. Ware County Courthouse. www.ustreas.gov/auctions/irs or (850) 445-4625 for more information.

NORTH CAROLINA Mountains: 2.3 acres with new log cabin shell in secluded setting, $89,900. Acreage available with stunning mountain views! Free info available. (828) 247-0081.

KENTUCKY 50-1,000 acres. Incredible trophy deer, turkey hunting. Some with lakes, creeks, rivers, ponds, timber. Great retreat/investment. New survey, starting $795/acre. Owner will finance. (270) 791-2538 www.actionoutfitter.com.

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA area. Spectacular Mountain view and river homesites. Paved roads, clubhouse and more. New release! Homesites from $49,900. Bear River community. Call now (866) 411-5263.

FORECLOSED GOVERNMENT HOMES $0 or low down! Tax repos and bankruptcies! No Credit OK. $0 to low down. For listings (800) 501-1777, ext. 1299.

LAKE VIEW BARGAIN $29,900. Free boat slip! High elevation, beautifully wooded parcel. Across from national forest on 35,000-acre recreational lake in Tennessee. Paved roads, underground utilities, central water, sewer, more. Excellent financing. Call now (800) 704-3154, ext. 609. Sunset Bay LLC.

COASTAL GEORGIA: Gated community large wooded, water access and marshfront homesites. Ancient live oaks, pool, tennis, golf. Water access. From $64,900. Pre-construction discounts. www.cooperspoint.com (877) 266-7376.

LAKE VIEW BARGAIN! Two acres ,$19,900. New waterfront community on one of largest, cleanest, mountain lakes in America! Hardwoods, views, common area with beach! Country road, water, utilities. Low financing. Lakefront available. Call (800) 564-5092, ext. 96.

NEW LOG HOME shell: $99,900. Beautiful log home nestled on private wooded lot off Blue Ridge Parkway north of Boone. Only one! (800) 455-1981, ext. 125.

NORTH CAROLINA lakefront only $39,900. Great all-sports lake to fish, boat, swim or just relax. Call for details (866) 920-5263. MLC

STEEL BUILDINGS

STEEL ARCH BUILDINGS! Genuine SteelMaster Buildings, factory direct at huge savings! 20x24, 30x60, 35x50. Perfect Garage, workshop, barn. Call (800) 341-7007. www.SteelMasterUSA.com.

STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory deals. Save $$$. 40x60' to 100x200'. Example: 50x100x12 foot= $3.60/sf. (800) 658-2885 www.rigidbuilding.com.

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