Category Archives: 01-05-2011

The Geyers, 2010 Islanders of the Year

You may know her as mayor or commissioner, or maybe Mom, but for many years, hundreds, if not thousands of Islanders grew to love her as Miss Duffy. Patricia A. Geyer, proprietress of Duffy’s Tavern, died May 1, 2010, at age 79, but she will long be fondly remembered by many folks. She was remembered […]

Siege and celebration

Anna Maria Island Privateers find Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby hiding under the desk in his city hall office Jan. 3. The mayor was taken hostage until the city and its citizens met a series of demands — cash, a key to the city and a proclamation giving the krewe free reign during its 40th […]

Islanders honored, remembered

The Islander takes pride in recognizing members of the Anna Maria Island community for their unselfish contributions and genuine concern for making this slice of paradise an even better place to live. Since the newspaper started up in 1992, a reincarnation of a former publication that sadly sold to a national media group and eventually […]

Perico residents might avoid high insurance premiums

Ray and Marion Sherman of the Perico Bay Club were shocked when they opened a recent letter from Universal Casualty, their homeowner’s insurance company, that said their insurance had been canceled because they failed to respond to a renewal notice sent several months ago. Ray Sherman learned from a company representative that in the renewal […]

New Year’s Eve extravaganza

A crowd gathers on the shore in Bradenton Beach for the fireworks show that blasted in the 2011. The celebrating began Dec. 31 with parties at many Island clubs and restaurants, including the BeachHouse, sponsor of the fireworks. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff Fireworks explode over the beach near the BeachHouse restaurant with the arrival of […]

Anna Maria Sunshine meeting Jan. 10

After the events of 2010 pertaining to public records and e-mails, Anna Maria officials may want to mark Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. in calendars as a meeting not to be missed. That’s when city attorney Jim Dye will hold Anna Maria’s annual court-ordered Sunshine Law seminar. In addition to Mayor Mike Selby and Commissioner […]

Fishing – 01-05-2011

Cold-water fishing productive Fishers around Anna Maria Island last week managed to produce good numbers of fish despite cold-water temperatures. Due to rough seas, most boaters remained in the backwater bays and canals. Redfish, black drum and sheepshead topped the species list for the week, with a few reports of flounder, bluefish, gag grouper and […]