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Date of Issue: March 17, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, March 9 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.

TEN ANTIQUE WINDOWS, great for artists. $30 each or ten for $250. (941) 737-9662.

REDECORATING GULF CONDO: Like new, Thomasville king bedroom set. Includes king headboard and mattress, triple dresser and mirror, two night stands. $900 or best offer. Call after 7pm, (941) 778-2105.

PATIO TABLE SET with four chairs, new cushions. Parquet-wood coffee and end table. (941) 778-0042.

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.

ISLAND GIFT BASKETS of the sun: For all occasions. None too large or too small. 20 years experience in the Hamptons. Hand-made cards and prints from local artists. Great to welcome your renters, birthdays, births, new boat, new home or just for the heck of it! Baskets include fine wines, cheeses, local gifts, homemade jams, pastries, flower bouquets, or different themes like golf, garden, etc. If we can't do it, it can't be done! Anna Maria, Longboat Key only. Call (941) 779-0402 or 779-0610.

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 Saturday, March 12. Furniture, ladder, tool box, art, rug, barbecue, boat, bike rack, household items. 400 75th St., Holmes Beach.

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE sale: 8am Thursday-Saturday, March 10-12. 203 84th St., Holmes Beach. No early birds!

GARAGE SALE: The fun one! 8am-1pm Saturday, March 12. 7002 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

PLANT SALE: 8am-4pm Saturday-Sunday, March 19-20. Florida natives, butterfly and wildlife plants. 7418 16th Ave. N.W., Bradenton.

FLEA MARKET 9am-4pm Saturday, March 12. Lots of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, glassware, bric-a-brac. Niki's and Islander Market Antiques parking lot. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE: 9am-1pm Friday, March 11 only. Treasures, junk, furniture, linens, televisions, etc. 618 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria.

LOST & FOUND

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

1992 LINCOLN TOWN Car. Mint condition. Must see! $2,500. (941) 778-2665.

2003 CHEVROLET TRAIL Blazer LT, sunroof, gun metal. 69,000 miles. Mint condition. (941) 778-3384.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

1996 GRADY WHITE 24-foot Voyager, cabin, two 130-hp Yamahas, low hours, lift kept. $33,900. (941) 778-1620.

2001 CHAPARRAL 26-foot Sunesta. Only 200 hours, 200 hours service complete. 5.0 Volvo Penta engine. $29,900. (941) 794-1959.

17-FOOT JET BOAT: 5-6 passengers. Mercury 175-hp Sport Jet V6. 2000 Sugar Sand Tango with trailer. Tip-top condition. Just had 100-hour engine check and pro detailing. A barrel of fun! Wholesale, $7,900. (941) 779-2298.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CASHIER: PART-TIME year-round. Island beach gift shop. Retirees welcome. Green Turtle, 701 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

STORE CLERK: BUSY marina looking for full-time counter person. The ideal candidate must have exceptional customer service skills, the ability to answer phones and multi-task. The job is demanding, the pay is great, includes benefits. Apply 9am-4pm Cannons Marina, 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.

CARPENTERS WILLING to work. Experienced and dependable, own transportation. Good pay. Call John Agnelli Construction, (941) 779-0765.

WANTED: INDIVIDUAL or couple to assist managing small Island hotel. Will train. Call (941) 730-5318.

BOAT SALES: CANNONS Marina is looking to add an exceptional sales person to our team. The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service skills, work well with others and proven history in marine sales preferred. Compensation is generous and includes benefits. E-mail resume info@cannons.com, or mail Cannons Marina, 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228.

BABY-SITTER WANTED: 9am-noon weekdays for one child in our home. Reliable adult with transportation. (941) 798-3708 or 955-9801.

PART-TIME HELP wanted for landscaping company. Reliable and energetic. Island and west Bradenton work. Call (941) 284-1568.

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.

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

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.

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.

BAREFOOT ESTATE MANAGEMENT: Home management/watch, housekeeping, maintenance. (941) 730-5318.

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.

FREE HOUSESITTING: Retired Christian couple seeks furnished house near beach. Available anytime. References. (770) 832-7319.

TREES BY MR. BREEZE Inc. Residential and commercial. Lawn maintenance, landscapes, tree trimming and removal. Insured, 17-year Island resident. Chris, (941) 778-2837.

MAN WITH A hammer! Give me your honey-do list. I will get it all done! Call Chad (941) 518-0545.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Custom portraits, weddings, beach photography. (941) 447-8892.

MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior or exterior, landscapes and more. (941) .447-9637.

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.

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

CUSTOM-MADE SLIDING drawers for your kitchen cabinets. Free estimates. (941) 778-4897.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 UNFURNISHED: SANDPIPER Resort, charming renovation, 2BR/1.5BA, steps to beach, bay and trolley. No pets, nonsmoking. $750/month, plus security. (941) 778-0029.

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 Rod & Reel Pier. Available now. Weekly, monthly seasonal. (631) 891-8855 or (941) 779-0402.  

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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

ANNUAL RENTAL unfurnished. 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 RENTAL: 2319 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach. 2BR/2BA, Gulf and bay views. $1,100/month. (941) 778-3875.

ANNUAL RENTAL: STEPS to beach. Elevated large 1BR/1BA duplex. Covered parking, utility room with washer/dryer hookup. $700/month plus utilities. (941) 751-9259 or (863) 696-4352.

LONGBOAT KEY, NORTH end. 2BR/2BA Spanish Main villa, 55-plus, beach, pool, active community. Unfurnished annual, just remodeled. $950/month. (941) 779-0088.

OFFICE SPACE FOR rent: Perfect location across street from beach. $800/month plus utilities. 2501 Gulf Drive, Plaza Suites. (941) 778-3320.

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

MARTHA'S VINEYARD RETIREE desires Anna Maria room with kitchen privileges for January-March 2006. Consider swap for same for Martha's Vineyard summer-fall. E-mail sara@vineyard.net.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA single-family canal home, $1,600+/month; 1BR/1BA half duplex, one house to beach, $775/month; Pine Bay Forest, 2BR/2BA condo, $1,200/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.

ON THE GULF: 2BR/2BA, $900/week. Available March and April. Call (217) 898-8600.

LARGE WEST BRADENTON home: 3BR/2BA, dining room, family room, big kitchen, big lanai, two-car carport, two-car storage, oversized lot. Small pet OK. $1,150/month. 4701 Third Ave. W. Yvonne Higgins at Re/Max Gulfstream Realty, (941) 518-9003.

3BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH annual with pool and garage! Nice quiet area near beach. $1,550/month, including all utilities. (941) 778-8660.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL: 2BR/2BA, one block to beautiful beach. Screened lanai, washer/dryer included. Annual, $1,200/month, seasonal, $2,100/month. Unfurnished or completely furnished. (813) 689-1880.

PALM COURT VILLA: Unfurnished, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, private pool. $1,250/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

EXECUTIVE HOME for rent: Villa del Mar. 3BR/2BA with pool overlooking bay, 4BR/4BA optional. Call (941) 504-9352 or (813) 892-1119.

PERICO BAY CLUB Villa: Available now. Two-car garage, nicely furnished, sunny end unit. Call owner, (941) 387-9702.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FOR SALE: TRAILER 12x40 ft, Bradenton Beach. Josie (941) 778-3752, or Jack 713-1498.

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! $389,000. (941) 778-1987.

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

WANT TO PURCHASE Island fixer-upper. Cash purchase. (941) 778-9262.

FOR SALE: TRAILER in the Pines, Bradenton Beach. Central heat/air, screened lanai, 24-by-10-feet. Prime location, near water, 55-plus. $59,900. (716) 572-2484.

CORTEZ TRAILER PARK: Mobile home for sale. Furnished, 1BR/1BA, 12-by-20-foot family room. Recently renovated. Walk to beach. (941) 756-1690.

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Preferred unit at Anna Maria Island Club. 2BR/2BA, breakfast nook, Wow views! Nicely furnished, excellent rental. $989,000. Yvonne Higgins. Re/Max Gulfstream Realty, (941) 518-9003.

BAYFRONT ESTATE 512 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton. 200-foot bay frontage. Unobstructed view, dock allowed. $1,800,000. (941) 792-3233.

LONGBOAT KEY 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Island retreat updated with new carriage house addition. $649,000. Real Estate Mart. (941) 756-1090.

FOR SALE BY owner. Minutes to beach. 4BR/2.5BA solar-heated pool home. 2,500 sf under air, 2,845 total sf. Very private lot. Ten-acre sanctuary next door, end cul-de-sac lot. Built 1989. Ceramic tile throughout living area. By appointment only to qualified buyers. $449,000. Realtor negotiable. 1511 82nd St. N.W. (941) 792-4552.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: 2BR/1BA condo, one block to beach. Pool, newly decorated. $299,995, plus closing costs. (941) 778-3320.

AFFORDABLE BOATING CONDO: 2BR/1.5BA townhouse, updated. Heated pool, boat slip. $299,000. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

GULFFRONT CONDOS in Gulf-to-bay complex. 2BR/2BA, pool, elevator, easy walk to Bridge Street. $489,000 and $439,000. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream Realty, (941) 518-9003.

WEST OF GULF Drive, eight homes from the beach. 2-3BR/2BA, furnished, painted inside/out, peek of bay. $699,500. (941) 778-3203.

WHITNEY BEACH: Only unit available! 1BR/1BA, possible 2BR conversion. Approximately 1,000 sf. Pool and Gulf views. Private beach, boat dock. $410,000. (941) 724-3519.

TOWNHOUSE: BOAT dock and heated pool. 2BR/2BA completely renovated and furnished, steps to bay and beach. $342,000. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

FLORIDA CLASSIFIEDS

AUCTIONS

GOVERNMENT AUCTION: March 24. 520 acres in Columbia, S.C., area. Horse training facility and other acreage. www.ustreas.gov/auctions/irs for further details.

LAND AND GROVE AUCTION! Lake Placid, Fla., 11am Saturday, March 26. 443.9+/- total acres three tracts offered in 16 parcels. Preview 1-5pm Saturday, March 19. Call for details. (800) 257-4161. Higgenbotham Auctioneers www.higgenbotham.com ME Higgenbotham, CAI FL Lic #AU305/AB158.

BUILDING MATERIALS

METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ Buy direct from manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with all accessories. Quick turn-around! Delivery available. Toll-free (888) 393-0335.

REAL ESTATE

WE DO RENTALS! Southern Vermont's rental center. Mt. Snow, West Dover, Vermont. By week/weekend/month or season! Includes recreational/cultural activities. We offer hillside condos, townhouses, chalets, (large/small homes.) Mountain Resort Rentals, P.O. Box 1804, West Dover, VT 05356. www.mountainresortrentals.com, e-mail: rentverm@sover.net. (888) 336-1445, (802) 464-1445.

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.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Mountains where there is cool mountain air, views, stream, homes, cabins, acreage. Call for free brochure of Mountain Property Sales. (800) 642-5333. Realty of Murphy, 317 Peachtree St., Murphy, NC. 28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com.

FREE LAND LIST: North Carolina Mountains. Custom-built log homes, river frontage and beautiful secluded land off Blue Ridge Parkway. (800) 455-1981, ext. 133.

NEW MEXICO: 20 acres $24,900. Scenic region, views, canyons, trees, rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting, hiking, horses, great climate. Power, great access. 100 percent financing. (877) 822-LAND!

LAND WANTED: Land investment company seeks large acreage in Florida and Georgia. Interested in waterfront, timber and agricultural lands. Must have road frontage or good access. Cash buyer with quick closings. Call (877) 426-2636, or e-mail: landyetiveg@aol.com.

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

COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA. Phase I sold out. Now offering new homesites in phase II at Shine Landing, a gated waterfront community. Be a proud owner in this upscale community with boating access to the Neuse River, Pamlico Sound and Atlantic Ocean, plus clubhouse, fitness center, tennis, swimming pool and private marina. Homesites as low as $29,900. Financing available. Coastal Marketing & Development Co., New Bern, N.C. (800) 566-5263, www.shinelanding.com.

ATTENTION INVESTORS: Waterfront lots in the Foothills of North Carolina. Deep-water lake with 90 miles of shoreline. 20 percent predevelopment discounts and 90 percent financing. No payment for one year. Call now for best selection. www.nclakefrontproperties.com (800) 709-LAKE.

SAVOR BREATHTAKING MOUNTAIN Views and golf living at Cherokee Valley, a premier mountain golf community set amid P.B. Dye designed 18-hole course in Carolina Mountains. A sanctioned Golf Digest Teaching Facility, too! Impeccable mountain view homesites from $59,900. Financing. Call (866) 334-3253, ext. 822 www.cherokeevalleysc.com.

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.

GRAND OPENING LAND Sale! FLORIDA 10-plus acres only $294,900. Huge savings on big ranch acreage in south Florida! Gorgeous mix of mature oaks, palms, pasture. Miles of bridle paths. Near Lake Okeechobee. Quiet, secluded, yet close to I-95 and coast. Also, five acres $174,900. Great financing, little down. Call now. (866) 352-2249, ext. 379.

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.

RVS/CAMPERS

NATION'S No. 1 SELLING RV BRANDS-Florida's motorHome and towable headquarters. Great service-fair prices. Giant Recreation World, Melbourne (800) 700-1021. Orlando (800) 654-847. Daytona- (800) 893-2552. www.grwrv.com.

STEEL BUILDINGS

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

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