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Date of Issue: September 01, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Aug 31 2005

ITEMS FOR SALE

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

SWING SET: you move, $50; wood headboard, full-size from Pottery Barn, $50; dog cage, $40; tanning bed, new bulbs, $800. Call Paige, (941) 798-3448.

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

FREE STUFF: Four-person fiberglass hot tub shell and wooden box. Needs pump, heater and controls. Call (941) 778-3793.

ANTIQUE WICKER DESK: Excellent condition, painted white. One center drawer, two side shelves. Raised wicker railing surrounds desktop. 37.5 wide by 23 inches deep. $375. (941) 778-1102.

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.

FULL-SIZE FUTON: Premium mattress, seldom used, $80. (941) 778-1102.

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.

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

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

YOGA WITH PRESTON Whaley Jr. at Anna Maria Art League. Beginning to intermediate level. Morning and evening classes. (941) 778-3996.

TUPPERWARE PRODUCT or party. Fantastic September specials for both. Contact Zora Lykken, (941) 378-8271 or 928-4792.

THANK YOU St. Jude for requests granted.

KEY WEST FANTASY Fest: Five days/five nights aboard 65-foot sailing vessel Lex-Sea. $595/person, BYOB and attitude. Departs Oct. 26. (941) 713-8000. www.annamariaislandsailing.com.

SUNSET PILATES: One week and you will feel the difference. Two weeks and you will feel the difference. Three weeks you will have a whole new body! Call Julia, (941) 730-3965.

REWARD FOR information in the Waterfront Restaurant arson fire: Call the State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations in Tampa, (813) 890-1904.

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.

GARAGE SALES

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am-2pm and Saturdays, 9am-noon. Summer clearance sale. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

YARD SALE: 8am-2pm Sunday, Sept. 4. Two couches, single bed, highchair, stereo, glass-top table with chairs. 214 Palm Ave., Anna Maria. No early birds.

LABOR DAY SALE at Niki's Gifts & Antiques: Select gifts, art, collectibles, vintage and costume jewelry, 50 to 75 percent off; all sterling jewelry, 50 to 75 percent off. Let us know you saw this ad for a free necklace set valued at $6. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

INDOOR SALE: 9am-4pm, Saturday, Sept. 3. Furniture, lamps, linens, dishes, books, clothing, miscellaneous. 315 Pine Ave., corner of Crescent, Anna Maria.

LOST & FOUND

LOST CAT: BLACKISH brown, long hair, six toes, answers to Sassy. Lost approximately two weeks ago around 58th Avenue and De Palmas. (941) 778-0404.

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

FOUND CAT: male, neutered. Large, white underbelly with raccoon-like markings, pink nose. Approximately two years old. Odd habit, which you can tell me if you know him. (941) 778-2935.

PETS

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

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.

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, (941) 720-1411.

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

TRANSPORTATION

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

1990 MAZDA RX-7: Convertible, black. $3,000 or best offer. Call (941) 778-6985 between Aug. 31 and Sept. 3.

1987 FORD CLUB WAGON workhorse van. Looks rough, works hard. $1,800 or best offer. (941) 778-1086 or 720-0067.

BOATS & BOATING

27-FOOT CARVER twin 190-hp Mercruiser. Runs great, good for fishing, Ceranfield, air conditioning, water heater, shower, head, new batteries, stereo and much more! $10,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1565.

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

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. $12,900 or best offer.

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

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

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

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.

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

NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, (941) 761-1569. Red Cross certified.

NEED A BABY-SITTER or pet-sitter? Eighth grade, 13-year old girl, very responsible. Great with animals and kids. Call Kendall, (941) 779-9783.

WANT AN IRISH baby-sitter? Responsible, experienced 15-year old. Red Cross babysitting and first-aid certified. Call Gemma, (941) 447-9657.

SANDBAGS DELIVERED: Be prepared. Local teen will make and deliver sandbags to your Island residence. Spencer, (941) 778-0944 to order.

HELP WANTED

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.

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

WANTED: SERVERS, PART-time, good pay with golf privileges. Call Key Royale Club, (941) 778-3055.

CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT: Looking for energetic, reliable individual to assist doctor fulltime. Experience not necessary, will train. Call (941) 778-0722.

WANTED: PART-time cooks. Good pay with golf privileges. Call Key Royale Club, (941) 778-3055.

STOCK BOY for Island boutique: Must be tall, strong and handsome. Good benefits. Apply in person, Moose Lodge or call (941) 778-7987.

HOTEL ON ANNA Maria Island seeks manager. Looking for a full-time, hands-on manager to facilitate all aspects of management and staff. You must be a self starter and computer literate, have at least three years in hotel management. People skills are a must. Mail resume to PO Box 1384 Holmes Beach FL 34218 or e-mail rickyroberts12@hotmail.com.

DEVELOP AND INSTRUCT children in after-school activities designed to promote social, physical and intellectual growth for children in grades K-5. Ideal candidate enrolled in education degree program or willing to obtain 40-hour DCF childcare certification and first aid/CPR certified. Valid CDL a plus. Part-time Monday-Friday, 2:30-6pm. Pay between $7.50-$13.50/hour, depending upon experience. Full-time with benefits package available with office responsibilities. E-mail resume kjoyce@tampabay.rr.com, or fax (941) 778-9511.

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tingley Memorial Library. Duties include checking books in/out, reshelving, and generally assisting library patrons. Call Eveann Adams, (941) 779-1208.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

GIFT SHOP: UNIQUE Longboat shop sells creative gifts for fun people. You only need $59,500 and a good sense of humor for a great turnkey opportunity. Longview Realty, (941) 383-6112.

HEALTH CARE

MALE PRACTICAL NURSE available for private duty. Excellent references. Contact Jeremy, (941) 735-2225.

SERVICES

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, maintenance. 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.

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

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

NEW VISIONS: PAINTING, exterior/interior, pressure washing, waterproofing and restoration, handyman services, etc. We get 'er done for a good price! Call (941) 538-3052, local guys.

GARAGE DOOR OVERSTOCK: Hurricane ready, quick turnaround and free estimates. Double- and single-car doors available. Service also available. (941) 484-0060.

COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Training, maintenance, virus and Spyware protection. Island native. Call John Baird with Matrix PC, (941) 708-6541.

DRAPERY CURTAINS, valances, new dresses from your own material. Also, alterations. Call (941) 778-5153.

HANDYMAN SERVICE: DRYWALL, painting, cabinets, tile, lots of "other" jobs. References, free estimates. Call Drew Hudson, conscientious handyman, (941) 812-5073.

MARK SCAPEROTTA Power Washing: Residential, marine, RV. Best price, quality and service guaranteed. Let me give you a little sparkle! Licensed and insured. (941) 544-1066.

SEWING: CALL Narci for all your sewing needs. Affordable and professional. (941) 778-5892.

HOUSE AND OFFICE cleaning: Wife and husband with over six years experience. Excellent references, licensed and insured. For a free estimate call (941) 812-0499.

COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE AND Aircraft Detailing: Come to you service or drop-off and pick-up service. Experienced, referenced, affordable, careful! Call anytime, (941) 773-9834.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Quality portraits, weddings, beach photography, babies, even pets! Reasonable. (941) 447-8892.

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

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

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, (941) 795-7411. CAC184228.

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

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.

LAWN & GARDEN

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

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

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.

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.

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

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) 729-9381.

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. 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.

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

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.

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.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor. New homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and fair prices. Call (941) 795-1947. Lic#RR0066450.

OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call 932-7580 or cell, 518-3316.

COMPLETE ROOFING A to Z. Your best choice for roofing. Fully insured, license #CCC-057523. Gerald Cagnolatti, roofing contractor. (941) 224-2184.

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

ISLAND HOME Improvements. We do it all, no need to schedule 20 people for one project. References, 20-years experience. (941) 538-3520 or 448-1956.

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

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

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

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

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.

GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail captko462@aol.com.

MARINERS COVE: Annual unfurnished 3BR/2.5BA bayfront unit with fabulous views and 2,158 sf of living area. Gated community with heated pool, tennis, elevator and protected deep-water boat dock. Call Dave Moynihan, Realtor/owner, (941) 778-2246 or 720-0089.

WE ARE BOOKING rentals for 2006. Wide variety of condos and houses starting at $1,500/month. Annual rental; Ironwood, 2BR/2BA condo on golf course, $1,000/month; Sandy Pointe, 2BR/2BA, furnished, pool, seven-month rental, $1,100. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.

SEASIDE BUNGALOW: Summer rates $1,800/month, $500/week. One short block to Anna Maria City Pier. Very cute! 2BR/1BA, pet friendly. Call Maureen (941) 778-0542 or 730-0587 for more information.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA luxury condo, downtown river-front Bradenton. Great view, gated community. $1,100/month. (941) 720-1712.

SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA furnished condo. West Bradenton, five minutes to beaches. $2,700/month. (708) 532-2149.

SANDPIPER RESORT on Gulf Drive: 55-plus community, fully equipped 1BR/1BA beachhouse with greatroom and kitchen. Brand new! Steps to the beach or Intracoastal. All utilities including trash, except phone. Rent weekly to annually. No pets. E-mail Tennishofo@aol.com. (317) 873-3307.

WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA, $700/week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Kim Fisher, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.

CORTEZ COTTAGE: Breezy, quiet area. Fully furnished, no pets, nonsmoking. $850/month or $500/week, includes utilities. Two-person maximum. (941) 778-8168. www.divefish.com.

COMMERCIAL SPACE: 1,600 sf on Gulf Drive, next to Holmes Beach shopping center. Available Sept. 1. (941) 778-2694.

WESTBAY POINT & Moorings: 2BR/2BA end unit with beautiful views. Newly updated interior decor and furnishings. Please call (616) 676-1941 to view.

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

SHORT WALK to pier: 1BR/1BA. Take a short walk to the bayfront or to the warm Gulf waters. $850/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 1BR/1BA upstairs apartment, quiet side-street location, $675/month, plus utilities. Charming upstairs efficiency, Gulffront, $775/month, plus utilities. First, last, security required for both apartments. No pets. Anna Maria Realty Inc. (941) 778-2259.

DIRECT GULFFRONT HOME: Elevated 2BR/2BA with pristine beach right out your back door. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

1BR/1BA GROUND-FLOOR condo: Gulffront, 55-plus complex in Holmes Beach. Two pools. Now available through January. Two-month minimum. $1,800/month. (941) 747-8454.

SHORELINE TO SHORELINE: 1BR/1.5BA plus den with wood beams and natural light in the heart of Anna Maria. $850/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

TWO 1BR/1BA APARTMENTS: One furnished near Bradenton Beach, $750/month; second is near downtown Sarasota, $650/month. Call Jackie, (941) 929-7165.

SHORT STROLL to warm Gulf waters: 2BR/2BA, recently remodeled, elevated duplex in quiet north Holmes Beach. $1,100/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTALS:  2BR/2BA half duplex, $1,250/month; 2BR/2BA home, $1,550/month; 2BR/2BA home on canal, $2,000/month; 3BR/2BA home on canal, $2,000/month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A., (941) 778-2291, or e-mail: Jason@betsyhills.com.

FREE MONTH with year's lease: apartments on Cortez's Palma Sola Bay, studio, $680/month, plus security; 1BR/1BA, $740/month, plus security; 3BR/2BA, $1,050/month, plus security. Utilities included. (941) 526-9091 or 448-8100, 8am-6pm.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA home in Anna Maria, $1,400/month; 2BR/2BA Riverfront condo, $1,250/month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307 for details.

PERICO BAY: West Bradenton, lovely 2BR/2BA end-unit villa in quiet, gated community. Pool, tennis, carport, washer/dryer, turnkey furnished. Annual, one-year lease, $1,100/month, cable and water included or $3,200 seasonal. (508) 574-3352 or e-mail a.desmarais@comcast.net.

MONTHLY RENTAL: Brand new 3BR/2BA home, unbelievable view, 100 yards to beach. West of Gulf Drive on Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria. Still available for December 2005, January and April 2006. Call (800) 828-8116, ext. 212, or e-mail dougruggles@mscoinc.com.

UNFURNISHED ANNUALS: REMODELED house, west of Gulf Drive, 2BR/2BA, Florida room, dishwasher, washer/dryer, $1,400/month; 1BR apartment, $650/month. No pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.

SEMI-ANNUAL: Anna Maria Gulffront 3BR/2BA furnished home. Unique, nautical decor. Garage, washer/dryer, balcony, gas fireplace. Utilities included. $3,000/month, six-month minimum. (941) 776-1789.

BEACH LIVING: Furnished 2BR/2BA. $1,800/month, utilities included. (941) 505-1962.

KEY WEST Time share Oct. 1-8 available! 2BR/2BA condo overlooking Galleon Resort in downtown. Sleeps six. Regularly $2,460, now only $1,800. (941) 518-4431.

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.

REAL ESTATE

PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Hidden Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Starting at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

NORTH ANNA MARIA: Adorable cottage with views of the bay! $425,000. Please call Maureen, Green Real Estate, (941) 778-0455.

WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on deep-water canal with large dock and views of Tampa Bay. $850,000. (941) 779-1512.

LONGBOAT: UNIQUE 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, located on the north end in historic village. Has 400 sf main bedroom suite with sun deck, wet bar, wine cooler, 15-foot ceilings and lots of French doors and private entrance. $729,900. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

BOAT SLIP: WANTED to buy along 85th Street or Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (407) 230-3902.

ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT lot. Best lot on Anna Maria Island. 110-feet of direct beach frontage on the north end of Anna Maria. Call owner/Realtor, (941) 228-6086 for more information.

WATERFRONT: COLONY Cove, Ellenton. 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. 55-plus, marina, pools, pets OK. $27,500. (941) 721-4890.

OPEN HOUSE: 1-4pm Sunday, Sept. 4. Resort condos for sale. Spectacular design, outstanding income. Siam Garden Resort, 512 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Call Barry Gould, (941) 448-5500 or Ted Schlegel, 518-6117. Island Vacation Properties. www.CashCowCondo.com.

BRADENTON BEACH: Two-story duplex, next to historic district. Wonderful opportunity for potential development area. $650,000. (813) 323-1082.

FOR SALE BY owner: Runaway Bay, 2BR/2BA second-floor condo. Great view of pond and fountain and close to beach. Newer air conditioning, water heater, stove and more. Great rental income, ready for you to furnish. Completely repainted August 2005. Asking $385,900. George, (312) 321-7501.

NORTH END ANNA Maria: 3BR/2BA elevated home, just steps to the Gulf. Light, bright, open-floor plan, large deck, turnkey furnished. Just listed at $749,000. Call Green Real Estate (941) 778-0455, or view www.greenreal.com.

LOT FOR SALE by owner: 125 Neptune Lane, Holmes Beach. Zoned R-2. 57.75-feet by 114-feet. $619,000. (941) 778-4246.

OPEN HOUSE: 1-3pm Monday, Sept. 5. 3BR/3BA, two-car garage villa on water. Southwinds, 5113 34th St. Ct. W., Bradenton. $350,000. Hosted by Coastal Properties Realty. Suzanne, (941) 794-1515.

FOR SALE: SPECTACULAR views, beachfront condo. Principals only, $985,000. (941) 779-1013.

RESORT CONDOS for sale. Spectacular design, outstanding income. Siam Garden Resort, 512 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Open 1-4pm Sunday, Sept. 4. Call Barry Gould, (941) 448-5500 or Ted Schlegel, 518-6117 at Island Vacation Properties. www.CashCowCondo.com.

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATE

REAL ESTATE

WATERFRONT HOME SITES from $99,900. Eastern North Carolina. Clear Water Marketing, (252) 633-2059, ext. .315. www.cwmktg.com

BUY GEORGIA PROPERTIES: www.farmandtimber.com.

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE 1,488 builders lots in fast growing areas Florida and Arkansas from $11,000. Buy one or buy them all! (954) 319-7954 or 661-6509.

LAKEVIEW MOUNTAIN PROPERTY: 3.13 acres, $57,990. Spectacular property offering breathtaking lake and mountain views. Located 20 minutes from Helena, Mont. at Canyon Ferry Lake. Soils tested, utilities, ready to build on. Call owner, (888) 770-2240.

FLORIDA LAND BARGAINS! 10 to 40 acres, starting at $79,900. Grand opening Sept. 24-25! Beautiful ranch properties, convenient to Gulf of Mexico! Easy access, utilities, excellent financing. (800) 455-1981, ext. 510.

TENNESSEE LAKE PROPERTIES Located on pristine Norris Lake, TVA's first reservoir. Lakefronts, lake and mountain views. For free brochure, call Lakeside Realty, (423) 626-5820. www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.

LAKEFRONT COMMUNITY: New release, home sites from $39,900 and waterfront sites from $99,900. Great amenities! Call Clear Water Marketing, (252) 633-2059, ext. 417. www.cwmktg.com.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Escape the heat in the cool beautiful peaceful mountains of western N.C. mountains. Homes, cabins, acreage, investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty, GMAC Real Estate, Murphy. www.cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call for free brochure, (800) 841-5868.

GEORGIA BEAUTY! New home in Ballground, Governor's Preserve, 4,416-sf brick and frame, two-car garage, 4 BR/3.5BA, custom cabinets, granite countertops, island with custom design bar, view from family room. 9-foot ceiling in living room, hardwood floor, stacked stone fireplace to ceiling, large deck, full basement, swimming, tennis. Must see! $411,000. By owner, (706) 253-4121 or (770) 894-1988. See it at www.usnewspapers.com/ballground.

BUY GEORGIA properties www.farmandtimber.com.

SPECIAL OFFERS pre-construction opportunities Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida,

Nevada, South Carolina. From $199,000-$2,000,000. www.beachclubinvestments.com (877) BCI-5020. Flexible financial options provided by www.allpointe.com. Free prequalification.

NORTH CAROLINA Mountains 3.43 acres on mountain top, view, trees, waterfall and large public lake nearby, $49,500. Owner, (866) 789-8535, www.nc77.com.

SELL YOUR PROPERTY in one hour! www.sellfarmland.com.

STEEL BUILDINGS

EARLY CLASSIFIED AD Deadline for the Wednesday, Sept, 7 publication. Deadline is NOON Friday, Sept. 2. Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

THREE-WEEK BUILDING Sale! Last chance! 20 by 24, now $2,320; 25 by 30, $3,490; 30 by 40, $5,170; 40 by 50, $8,380; 40 by 60, $10,700; 50 by 100, $15,244; others. Ends/accessories optional. Pioneer, (800) 668-5422.

ALL STEEL BUILDINGS. First come first serve! 40 by 40, 50 by 100, 80 by 200. Judy, (800) 839-1075.

HOW TO ADVERTISE

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EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at (800) 669-9777, for the hearing impaired (0) (800) 543-8294.

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