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Archive for May, 2013

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Sports – 05-29-2013

Center sends basketball, soccer seasons into playoffs   The regular season of the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s youth basketball season is over and playoffs start June 3. Beach Bistro and Beach Bums finished with matching 5-3 records in the 8-10 division with Bistro winning the tiebreaker to earn top seed for ...

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Fishing – 05-29-2013

Anna Maria anglers catch tarpon fever   As I settle down to reread “The Tarpon Book” by Frank Sargent after a 12-hour day of tarpon fishing, I find myself flipping to the same pages I do every year. The pages about fishing tarpon in Tampa Bay and along the beach. There’s something about ...

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Island police blotter – 05-29-2013

Anna Maria • No new reports. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach • No new reports. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez • May 18, corner of 123rd Street Court West and 45th Avenue West, domestic. A female complainant said she was walking her dog when her boyfriend came up behind her ...

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Real Estate – 05-29-2013

789 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,718 sfla / 2,829 sfur 3bed/1½bath/1car Gulffront home built in 1983 on a 50x125 lot was sold 05/01/13, Brown to Rysal Enterprises LLC for $1,750,000; list $1,899,000. 509 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 2,898 sfla / 4,525 sfur 5bed/3bath/3car pool home built in ...

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Prepare for another season — hurricane season

The Gulf of Mexico surged all the way to the back door of the Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., during a brush with Tropical Storm Debby in June 2012. Flooding is a concern for property owners and the city governments on a barrier island. This week’s special ...

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Obituaries – 05-29-2013

John P. ‘Jack’ Clark John P. “Jack” Clark, 85, of Bradenton, died May 16. He was born in Scranton, Pa., and moved to Bradenton in 1987 from Clark Summit, Pa. Mr. Clark was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired as a salesman for Endicott Johnson Shoe Company of ...

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Calendar – 05-29-2013

Wednesday, May 29 8:20 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Thursday, May 30 8:21 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Friday, May 31 8:21 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Saturday, June 1 Today is the first day of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Are you prepared? 8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting, Anna Maria Island ...

Monday, May 27th, 2013

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May. 29, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood Top of Form Bottom of Form rocker, oak office chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FOR SALE: One legal two-drawer file. Various office supplies. Also selling antique wood office chairs, Haitian art, collectible art, some framed. Many local artists. ...

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Affaire art leaps from stage. reaps big buck$

Speed-painter Brian Oslen of Denver works his Art in Action theme for guests of the Anna Maria Island Community Center gala May 18. His four paintings sold for a total of $16,000 at the event. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Lawyers, liquor and LAR discussions expected at AM meet

The Waterfront Restaurant, 111 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, plans to propose a new liquor ordinance at the city commission’s May 23 meeting. Jason Suzor, owner of the Waterfront, emailed a number of customers asking they attend the May 23 meeting to hear his proposal. In his email, Suzor said customers at ...


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