Archive for September, 2012

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Islander Calendar – 09-19-2012

Wednesday, Sept. 19         Noon, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club, Dennis Maley guest speaker, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-0564.   Saturday, Sept. 22         2-6 p.m., Anna Maria Island Privateers Pirate Grog Party and Tasting Competition, Drift In, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-650-8673. 7:30 p.m. or ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Obituaries – 09-19-2012

Russell Lee Cripe Russell Lee Cripe, 63, of Holmes Beach, died Sept. 8. He was born Aug. 31, 1949, in Mansfield, Ohio. He started a family in Pennsylvania, and eventually moved with his family to Holmes Beach. He was a long-time restaurateur, known locally for his cooking skills, especially his potato leek ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Sports – 09-19-2012

Runner keeps setting records   Longtime Galati Yacht Sales employee Mickey Hooke competed in the ninth annual Broward County Firefighters 5K Sept. 9 in Hollywood Beach. With only four months of training under his belt, Hooke finished first in the Grandmasters division, setting a new Grandmasters course record and winning the 2012 ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Manatees mingle on Anna Maria shore

A chance meeting Aug. 28 with an aggregation of manatees near Anna Maria Bayfront Park made for a “natural” photo opportunity for Hagan Powers, 10, of Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy Sandy Rich

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Island police blotter – 09-19-2012

Anna Maria         • No new reports. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach         • Sept. 7, 1600 Gulf Drive S., suspected vehicle burglary. While on routine patrol a Bradenton Beach Police Department officer spotted a vehicle at Coquina Beach suspected to be involved in several vehicle burglaries in the area. ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Fishing – 09-19-2012

Flats, structure, reefs — great fishing action to be found   Flats fishers this past week are reporting good action on the grass in southern Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay. Using live shiners for bait, fishers caught good numbers of redfish as well as spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook. If you’re looking for ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Island real estate transactions – 09-19-2012

8401 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, a 3,376 sfla/5,407 sfur 4bed/3½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 2006 on a 94x100 lot was sold 08/21/12, Fairchild to RJH Family Holdings LLC for $1,365,000; list $1,499,000. 865 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 900 sfla/1,248 sfur 2bed/1bath bayfront home built in 1950 on a ...

Monday, September 17th, 2012

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE NEW ELECTRIC HOSPITAL bed with extras for sale, $400. 941-792-3980. BURGUNDY LEATHER MATCH recliner, $50, La-Z-Boy twin sleeper sofa, $50. 941-778-4588. SCOTTS DROP FERTILIZER spreader, $5. Fish tank with artificial sea life on sewing machine base, $50. 941-778-6766. DEWALT SAWZ-ALL Skilsaw circular saw, almost new, $100 for both. Janet, 770-286-5644. TWIN BEDS: ...

Friday, September 14th, 2012

City of Holmes Beach Year End Report

The fiscal year ends September 30, 2012. I am pleased to report that our City is closing out the year under budget and without debt and for the first time in our City history we have five consecutive years without a tax increase. We have a healthy reserve fund and ...

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