Category Archives: 01-02-2013

Beachgoers enjoy sandman

The McPherson brothers, Cody, 9, and Colton, 5, of Bradenton, create a sandy snowman on Christmas Day on the beach in Anna Maria. The boys said tourists enjoyed taking pictures with their beach creation. Islander Photo: Courtesy Laura McPherson

Fishing – 01-02-2013

Cold fronts bring tough times for anglers   Back-to-back cold fronts have made fishing around Anna Maria Island tough to nail down. With water temps falling, fish we normally target are beginning to fall into their winter pattern. It’s time to switch to live baits such as shrimp and crabs. Redfish, sheepshead, black drum and […]

Obituaries – 01-02-2013

Randall Lloyd Bare Randall Lloyd Bare, 77, of Bradenton, died Dec. 27. According to a family member, he was a wonderful family man and will be missed greatly. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Mr. Bare is survived by his wife, Rose Quin-Bare; sisters-in-laws Lorraine Mazza, Roberta Ramirez, Carol Frasca and […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE HENRY LINK: SEVEN-piece wicker bedroom outfit in bisque. King headboard, excellent condition. $900. 941-538-9934. MAYTAG WASHER AND dryer, stacked, excellent condition, $300, hide-a-bed, recliner, end tables, TV cabinet, make offer, two bedrooms furniture (two each: beds, bureaus, dressers, lamp tables, lamps. Make offer. 941-778-3556. COMPUTER DELL, Dual 1.5 GHz processors, refurbished desktop, $100, 941-756-6728. […]