Archive for January, 2013

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Fishing – 01-30-2013

Beach casting proves prosperous for flounder, pompano   Beach fishing proved prosperous this past week. Beach fishers using artificials like Berkley Gulp shrimp are catching respectable numbers of flounder, especially around the passes, both to the north and south. When fishing the beaches with Gulp shrimp, try using light colors, such as ...

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Sports – 01-30-2013

Island tortilla-maker makes run for Disney border   Perry Pittman spends his days on Anna Maria Island running a popular Holmes Beach restaurant, Tortilla Bay Southwest Grille, hoping to always meet his customer’s expectations. But Perry has personal goals and accomplishments, too, including his first full 26.2-mile race — the 20th Annual Disney ...

Monday, January 28th, 2013

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE ELIPTICAL EXERCISER IMAGE 8.0: Good condition, $100. Holmes Beach. 941-778-3624. TENNIS RACKETS: ONE Prince, one Spalding, like new, $30 each, queen bedspread, beach print, $20. 941-737-9173. TWO GARAGE DOOR openers: Complete, nearly new, $80/each. 941-778-3920. YELLOW HUMMER KID bike, $60. 941-778-7978. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. ANTIQUE COPPER ...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

AM mayor calls times ‘critical’ for city

Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn is urging residents and property owners to attend the commission meeting Jan. 24, when commissioners will discuss ordinances that will tie delegated parking spaces at family residences with the number of bedrooms, and also examine living-area limits for residences. “It’s a critical meeting for our future,” the ...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

AMI fish kill spawns debate: red tide or not

Red tide is being blamed for a Jan. 16 fish kill on parts of the Anna Maria shoreline, but there is no official confirmation of the cause. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Kevin Baxter, FWC believes the kill is red tide-related. “Basically we have a lot of new ...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Mote reports ‘slight’ red tide

Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota issued a red tide report Jan. 18 and said it found only “slight respiratory irritation” among beachgoers tested at Coquina Beach. The report notes only mild irritation from red tide for people on Jan. 19, and no dead fish at Coquina. However, Coquina Beach may be the ...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Anna Maria checking ground-floor uses

Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said the city’s three certified code enforcement officers will be looking closely at ground- floor garages at three-story homes the next few weeks. She said the city has received several complaints that some property owners may have enclosed the ground-floor parking area without a permit, and may ...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Bradenton Beach’s Church Avenue becomes official

No one seems to remember when a Church Avenue sign at the intersection of Second Street North in Bradenton Beach was changed to Church Street. Church Avenue has three intersections, but the Second Street North intersection is the only one that reads Church Street. It’s been that way as long as ...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013


Comments attributed to Florida Maritime Museum director Karen Riley-Love in a story regarding the resignation of Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court R.B. “Chips” Shore from the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board of directors should have been attributed to FISH board member Karen Bell.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Court to appoint third doctor on competency in sex case

Yet another doctor will be asked for an opinion on whether a Bradenton Beach man alleged to have sex with a 15-year-old is fit to stand trial. Joseph Edmund Chiquet is in his third year in Manatee County jail awaiting trial on felony charges of having sex with a minor, child ...

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