Category Archives: 01-09-2013

Bringing in 2013

Donning hats, blowers and streamers, diners at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, N., Bradenton Beach, bring in 2013 in style. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell Dancing is popular Dec. 31 at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, N., Bradenton Beach. The restaurant put on its 19th annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza with a private indoor […]

County compiles $68.6M wish list

Manatee County commissioners on Jan. 3 agreed to submit a $68.6 million claim to the Texas court hearing the lawsuit brought by the five Gulf coast states against BP Oil Co. for the April 20, 2010, oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico near the mouth of the Mississippi River. But county officials say […]

BB car theft ends with Sarasota shooting

An auto theft that occurred in Bradenton Beach Jan. 3 led to a 34-year-old Bradenton woman in a chase with Sarasota police. She was shot in the leg during the pursuit and resulting crash. The incident began at a Sarasota Walmart, when the victim of the auto theft ran into a friend who was accompanied […]

Man loses way, resulting in house, car fire

What was originally reported as a car fire that spread into a home on the 600 block of Dundee Lane also turned out to be a case of a man who couldn’t find his way home and crashed into a garage on a street near his home.         “The car that caught fire was not […]

Obituaries – 01-09-2013

Joseph P. Droukas Joseph P. Droukas, 64, died Dec. 29, 2012. He was born July 22, 1948, in the Bronx of New York City, N.Y., the son of Sam and Anna (Michilli) Droukas. He graduated from Eastchester High School and spent several years at Belknap College. Mr. Droukas  spent many years in the music industry, […]

2012 Islander of the Year

Pam Leckie brought the Roser Food Pantry from a closet in 2009 to a larger, more efficient and beneficial facility at Roser Memorial Community Church. It serves a much-needed purpose in the island community with excellence.

Fishing – 01-09-2013

New year’s virtues — patience, persistence pay off   Well, its time to start a new year of fishing around Anna Maria Island. Both inshore and offshore are producing fish, although being at the right spot at the right time is imperative. This time of year, fishing becomes challenging due to cold-water temperatures, wind, fog, […]

Island police blotter – 01-09-2013

Anna Maria         • Dec. 23, 500 block of Kumquat Drive, domestic battery. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a verbal argument that turned physical between a man and woman. According to the report, the woman initiated physical contact when she threw a table, punched and scratched the man. • Dec. 25, 800 […]

Sports – 01-09-2013

Adult flag football season kicks off new year, season   The Anna Maria Island Community Center adult coed NFL Flag Football League kicked off its 2013 season Jan. 3 with four games. Teams in the league will play an eight-week season followed by playoffs and the crowning of a Super Bowl champ. The first game […]