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Archive for March, 2013

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Island police blotter – 03-20-2013

Anna Maria         • No new reports. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach         • March 8, 1890 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle and removed $120 and a debit card from his wallet.         Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez • No ...

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Island real estate transactions – 03-20-2013

205 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,384 sfla / 1,754 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1968 on a 75x100 lot was sold 02/28/13, Sabow to Suncoast Gulf Properties LLC for $535,000; list $579,000. 220 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,719 sfla / 2,143 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1957 ...

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Fishing – 03-20-2013

Spring break offers little break in windy March weather   March has arrived bringing plenty of spring breakers, eager anglers and windy days. March on Anna Maria Island can be a great month for fishing — when the weather permits. Windy days and winter’s remaining cold fronts can sometimes put a damper on ...

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Calendar – 03-20-2013

Wednesday, March 20 Spring begins. Noon — The Anna Maria Garden Club gathers for a meeting at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607. 1-3 p.m. — The Anna Maria Garden Club holds its annual Penny Flower Show at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: ...

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Obituaries – 03-20-2013

Jean Foster Jean Foster, 85, of Cortez, died March 11. she was born in Peoria, Ill. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Chicago and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree with a focus in geriatric social work from the University of Minnesota. She married Gramer Foster in 1947. She worked as ...

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Sports – 03-20-2013

Center culminates 8-week cornhole season with tourney   The Anna Maria Island Community Center hosted a first-ever season-ending cornhole tournament March 7 to culminate its eight-week schedule. Though only six teams participated, league organizer Jim Harrison said everyone had a good time and the players are looking forward to next season. Team Harrison, ...

Monday, March 18th, 2013

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, March. 20, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE BIG MAN RECLINER: 52-inches wide, burgundy plush fabric, $100 firm. Call 941-782-8338. VERTISSERIE PLUS UPRIGHT: Franklin Chef, used once, $38.  941-932-5595. COMPUTER EMACHINES: 3GHz HT, 
 refurbished, XP, $100. 941-756-6728
. TOW BAR FOR motor home, Blue Ox Aventa 2, 10,000 pounds, $395. 941-932-5595. LA-Z-BOY: Like new, tan color, suede-like material, $99, ottoman, $25. ...

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Islanders love a parade — especially a St. Pat Parade!

Parade enthusiasts, including Pam McFortenberry, far right, goes wild with anticipation as the Beach Bistro St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off from Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive — right on time at 4 p.m. A bagpiper with the City of Sarasota Pipe Band. Shriners entertain the St. Patrick’s Day parade ...

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

AM moratorium exemptions outlined

Anna Maria building official Bob Welch, working last week with city attorney Jim Dye, determined guidelines for construction projects to be exempt from an in-process building moratorium. The city commission at its Feb. 28 meeting agreed to allow certain projects to proceed, but said Welch and Dye must agree on what’s  ...

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Employee winner

Anna Maria Island Elementary School custodian Todd Persinger, left, is congratulated March 8 by principal David Marshall on being named Manatee County School District Support Employee of the Year. Persinger received a $5,000 savings account at Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, game tickets and a trip to Pittsburgh for a ...


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