Archive for 2013

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Island police blotter – 12-18-2013

Anna Maria         • Dec. 3, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier, lost property. A complainant reported he set his wallet down and went for coffee. When he returned, his wallet was missing. He said he was not sure if someone stole it or if he had misplaced it. • ...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Real Estate – 12-18-2013

105 Fourth St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 2,300 sfla / 3,564 sfur home built in 2013 on a 50x88 lot was sold 11/25/13, 105 4th LLC to Gulf View Beach House LLC for $1,006,000. 107 Park Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,643 sfla / 2,323 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car home built in 1957 on ...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Sports – 12-18-2013

Young ‘Magic’ soccer teams conjure competitive league play   Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization’s competitive soccer program, the Manatee Magic, is just past the midway point in its season in the United Soccer League. Magic boasts six teams, four of them in Division II, the exceptions being the U12 Magic girls in Division ...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Sirens signal Santa’s arrival at Sandbar

Santa Claus arrives at noon Dec. 10 on a fire truck for the 20th annual Lawton Chiles Christmas Party for Kids at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Click here for more pics

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Fishing – 12-18-2013

Fishing for migratory species stays hot as temps stay warm   With temperatures remaining mostly warm in December, fishing is following suit. Water temps are back into the low 70s, which is a welcome sight. Migratory fish such as ladyfish, Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle and bluefish are lingering in the bays and ...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Obituaries – 12-18-2013

Margery A. Rothfuss Margery A. Rothfuss, 72, of Bradenton, died Dec. 8. She was born July 30, 1941, in Minneapolis. Mrs. Rothfuss moved to Anna Maria Island in 1961 and prior to her retirement she was a 22-year employee of Manatee County. Visitation and a celebration of life service were held Dec. 14 ...

Monday, December 16th, 2013

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE DEWALT MODEL 745 10-inch contractor table saw, lightly used, complete, $225. 941-778-2346. LARGE NEWSPAPER BASKET for a bicycle. $10, pet crate for small/medium animal, $25.  813-503-9364. FOR SALE: TEN crystal holiday coffee mugs with etched winter scene. Very pretty. $15. Call 941-737-9173. SHARP FLAT SCREEN TV, 16-inch, $50, Metal Mulisha jacket, medium, $35, ...

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Welcome to Christmas, Privateer-Style!

Santa Claus announces the Christmas season’s arrival as he waves to his adoring crowd in the Privateers annual Christmas Parade Dec. 7. Click here for more images

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Welcome to Christmas, Islander-Style!

The Anna Maria Island Privateers, along with their Christmas sleigh, Santa Claus and their float/boat Skullway, join the fun hosted Dec. 6 by The Islander and The Feast Restaurant at the Island Shopping Center in Holmes Beach. Nearly all the shops, including the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, where ...

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Loads of holiday jollies at Family Fun Day

Students of Diane Partington’s Studio of Classical Ballet of Sarasota perform for guests of the center’s Family Fun Day Dec. 7. Dancers performed selections from the Nutcracker, which will be showing at the Sarasota Opera House Dec. 21-22. Click here for more images

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