Category Archives: 01-12-2011

Waterfront perch

A bald eagle perches on a dock near Sunrise Lane in Holmes Beach. The bird of prey — and the national symbol — was once facing extinction, but is no longer on the endangered or threatened species lists and can be found throughout most of the continent. Audubon Society volunteers monitor a number of bald […]

Sports – 01-12-2011

Football action returns to Center roster NFL Flag Football is back in action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center and it’s the biggest sports season ever. There are more than 250 participants on 33 teams in five age divisions ranging from the an age 5-7 group up to the adult league, which boasts 11 […]

Island real estate transactions – 01-12-2011

408 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 3,884 sfla / 5,151 sfla 5bed/4bath/2car duplex with pool built in 2002 on a 104×145 lot was sold 12/10/10, Pelham to Rozdolsky for $1,150,000; list $1,499,000. 510 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 1,136 sfla / 2,062 sfur 3bed/1½bath/2car bayfront home built in 1962 on a 60×85 lot was […]

Island police blotter – 01-12-2011

Anna Maria • No new reports. Bradenton Beach • Jan. 5, 300 block of Bay Drive North, burglary. The Bradenton Beach Police Department responded to a reported break-in at a duplex. Two men were arrested and face burglary charges. Cortez • Jan. 1, 4400 block of 119th Street West, assault, criminal mischief. The Manatee County […]

Obituaries – 01-12-2011

Bette D. Gilford Bette D. Gilford, 84, of Bradenton Beach and formerly of Waterford, Mich., died Jan. 9. Mrs. Gilford retired from General Motors Co. and relocated to Anna Maria Island, where she enjoyed thebeach and perfected her golf game. A memorial service was held Jan. 16 at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral […]

Fishing – 01-12-2011

Grouper fishing within 9 miles proves prosperous Fishers in search of gag grouper didn’t have to travel far last week to find the bite. Remember, federal waters are closed for gags, which in turn gives one the chance to explore some of the local nearshore reefs and wrecks. The gag grouper bite seemed to occur […]

Islander Calendar – 01-12-2011

Islander Calendar Wednesday, Jan. 12 11:30 a.m. — The Off-Stage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-518-4431. Fee applies. Thursday, Jan. 13 6:30 p.m. — Smoke-free bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1915. Friday, Jan. 14 5 to […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE BIRD CAGES: ONE parrot size, one cockatiel size, $35 each. 941-356-1456. KITCHEN CABINETS: FULL set. Base and wall, solid wood, white, one year old, $400. 941-778-7315. COMMERCIAL DRAFTING TABLE: Mayline Ranger, 37×60, chair, lamps and slide rule, $300. 941-725-3948. COMPUTER: 2.4 GHz with newly loaded Windows XP-PRO, $100, 941-756-6728. ADULT THREE-WHEEL bike, $35. […]