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Monday, February 18th, 2013

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE FILE CABINET: FOUR-drawer, $25. 941-778-4793. NEW WINDOW: VINYL, single-hung, opaque, 24x36-inch. Rating H-R60, $100. 908-914-1182. WINDSHIELD COVER AND four tire covers for class C motor home, new, $70. 941-932-5595. ANNA MARIA ISLAND pine needle baskets with shell centers, priced from $20-$40. Call 941-778-8330. SIX-PIECE CRYSTAL salad bowl set, $25, large wool blanket with ...

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Fishing – 02-13-2013

Winter anglers should target sheepshead, black drum   Sheepshead are beginning to make a good showing around docks, rocks and reefs in the surrounding waters of Anna Maria Island. These fish are still pre-spawn, so expect to catch a lot of small males as well as some oversized females. From my experience in ...

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Island real estate transactions – 02-13-2013

4804 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 2,175 sfla / 2,990 sfur 6bed/4½bath/2car pool home built in 2012 on a 50x90 lot was sold 01/18/13, 4804 Gulf LLC to Golino for $700,000; list $749,000. 208 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,443 sfla / 1,503 sfur 3bed/2bath pool home built in 1959 on ...

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Calendar – 02-13-2013

Wednesday, Feb. 13 Today is Ash Wednesday. 11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.         2 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library lecture and travel series presents mystery novelist H. Terrell Griffin, Island Library, 5701 Marina ...

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Obituaries – 02-13-2013

Fleta (Beisner) Boyd Fleta (Beisner) Boyd, formerly of Holmes Beach and Bradenton, died Jan. 18 in Rhode Island. She was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Willisville, Ill. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in music education and taught piano for many years on Anna Maria Island. Later she ...

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Sports – 02-13-2013

Island NFL league plays on, KRC championship pared to 2   It was another great week for Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football. LPAC Cardinals continues to lead the 8-10 division after rolling past previously undefeated Coastal Orthopedic Bears by a 47-12 score. Coastal remains in second place with a ...

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Islander takes up Everglades python hunt

Jeff Fabb, of Animal Planet shows participants at the Python Challenge the power of a 15-foot Burmese python and why hunters should use caution during the first-ever Everglades python hunt. Islander Photo: Michael Jaworski

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Island police blotter – 02-13-2013

Anna Maria         • Jan. 28, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, disturbance. Two neighbors were reportedly arguing. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy advised the men that the nature of their argument was a civil matter and should be taken up with their landlord. • Feb. 3, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna ...

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Islander takes in Everglades python hunt

It is estimated that there are 30,000-150,000 Burmese pythons adapting and living very well in the Florida Everglades. The largest capture of a python to date was a 17-foot female carrying 80 eggs. A few weeks ago, I attended the kickoff to the 2013 Python Challenge in the Everglades. For years, these ...

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

AM takes ‘time out,’ halts all building permits

After learning at their Feb. 6 meeting from building official Bob Welch that there are 15 building projects “in the pipeline,” which would qualify under an order for an administrative moratorium for building permits, Anna Maria commissioners voted 3-2 to halt the issuance of all building permits until a moratorium ...


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