Category Archives: 01-16-2013

Fishing – 01-16-2013

Water temps warm: anglers change tactics to get action   With the temperature in the past week around Anna Maria Island rising into the mid 80s, the water temp went up about 5 degrees, leaving fishers caught between winter techniques and switching to spring maneuvers. Most are fishing the winter pattern, using live shrimp around […]

Sports – 01-16-2013

Another season: NFL youth football program kicks off   The Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football season for kids kicked off with a bevy of teams competing in four age divisions at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The 5-7 year olds are in a development program, in which no scores or […]

Obituaries – 01-16-2013

William Blake Bierbaum William Blake Bierbaum, 49, of Palmetto, died Jan. 8. He was born Oct. 9, 1963, in McComb, Miss. He moved to Manatee County in 1986 and worked locally and throughout the Southeastern United States in the produce industry, most recently for Publix. The family received friends Jan. 12 at Shannon Funeral Home […]

Island police blotter – 01-16-2013

Anna Maria • Dec. 25, 200 block of Magnolia Drive, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived to hear a couple arguing. The deputy made contact with the male, who said he was arguing with his wife, but would not harm her. The deputy confirmed nothing physical had occurred by interviewing the wife, […]

Calendar – 01-16-2013

The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club celebrates the second inauguration of President Barack Obama at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th W., Cortez, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. For more information, call 941-794-2571. Islander Courtesy Photo   Wednesday, Jan. 16 Noon — Anna Maria Garden Club meeting with speaker Jim Boyer, president of the Tampa […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE MAGNETIC HEMALYKE BEADS. Various sizes and colors. $100, firm for the lot. 941-761-1153. QUEEN-SIZE BEDSPREAD: Tropical pattern, yellow, white, blue, $15, upright Dirt Devil vacuum, $24. 941-737-9173. DINING ROOM TABLE: 3 x 4-foot, light wood top, black aluminum frame, four chairs, $40. 941-730-0444. SOFA BED: TWO-tone beige, $25, 26-inch Sony TV, $20, […]

Holmes Beach looks to change future building

With the controversial Holmes Beach building moratorium imposed, it allows up to six months for the city commission to enact changes in the Residential-2 zone. And, there’s already a smorgasbord of proposed changes on the plates of city commissioners, officials, the planner and attorney, including:         • A living-area ratio ordinance expected to impose a […]