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Archive for March, 2012

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Fishing – 03-21-2012

Anna Maria anglers spring into action   As seen in recent days, springtime is settling in around Anna Maria Island. Blue bird skies and temperatures in the mid-80s, combined with light winds and clear water, amount to excellent conditions on the water. Whether fishing from the beaches, piers, passes or in the ...

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Obituaries – 03-21-2012

  Richard ‘Rich’ Charles Eisert Richard “Rich” Charles Eisert, 82, of Tampa and formerly of Bradenton Beach, died March 13. He was born and raised in Erie, Pa. He moved in 1989 to Anna Maria Island to manage his family's guest house, "The Island Breeze." Mr. Eisert is survived by companion Ann Heath; ...

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Islander Calendar – 03-21-2012

Islander Calendar Wednesday, March 21 • 6 p.m. — All-Island Denominations, Lenten program, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638.   Wednesday, March 21     • 10 a.m.-5 p.m — Coquina Beach Arts & Crafts Festival to benefit Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park at Coquina Beach, Gulf Drive South, ...

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Island police blotter – 03-21-2012

Anna Maria • March 6, 100 Spring Ave., information. Three employees of the Sandbar Restaurant were working in the kitchen when the kitchen manager ordered another employee to get more plates. The employee left the kitchen without saying anything, at which time the manager is alleged to have thrown a plate ...

Monday, March 19th, 2012

The St. Pat parade marches in …

Judy the Elephant and her trainer draw applause in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. The Shriners and their little cars entertain the parade crowd. Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger tosses beads to paradegoers. The Anna Maria Island Privateers join the St. Patrick’s Day parade with a little green and a little cannon fire. Islander ...

Monday, March 19th, 2012

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE CIRCULAR IRON STAIRCASE: Heavy duty. Call for specifics. 941-725-2155. TV CABINET: LIGHT pine, 78x46x20-inches, $75. 941-795-8359. WHITE KENMORE TOP freezer/refrigerator, icemaker, energy star rated, $275. West Bradenton. 719-459-6442. HAYWORD RS75OCA POOL pump, new, never used, with owner's manual, $250 or best offer. 941-812-6324. COMPUTER: 2.8GHz Dell Dimension 2400 with newly loaded Windows XP, $100. ...

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Partygoers get boot from HB rental

One group of 18 college students on spring break last week in a vacation home in Holmes Beach learned that partygoers who break city codes are not welcome. Larry Chatt, the rental property manager for Island Real Estate and a driving force behind getting Anna Maria Island’s rental agents and owners ...

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Former AM commissioner says: Go green

Former Anna Maria Commissioner Gene Aubry lent his architectural skills to the city March 8, offering a rendering to commissioners of a park, nature trail, open space and parking at the city-owned land at the east end of Pine Avenue. Aubry had volunteered for the task Feb. 23 after commissioners had ...

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

AM moratorium faces problem: What’s the problem?

Anna Maria commissioners at the March 8 first reading of an ordinance establishing a moratorium on review and issuance of new building permits, couldn’t decide whether to proceed or drop the matter. The moratorium resolution enacted Feb. 23 was for “zoning in progress,” said city attorney Jim Dye. It allowed the ...

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Bait-and-switch vacation scam arrives on AMI

There are reasons vacationers might want to book a vacation to Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and the Manatee County area through a chamber of commerce member, as a Canadian couple learned. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman said John and Holly Gazy of Toronto showed up ...


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