Sports – 01-22-2014

Flag football warms up community center gridiron   NFL flag football season at the Anna Maria Island Community Center is in full swing with games being played nearly every weeknight. Though it’s still early in the season, teams are trying …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

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Real Estate – 01-22-2014

100 Beach Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant Gulffront 106×498 lot was sold 12/30/13, Sarwalk Land Trust to 100 Beach LLC for 2,125,000; list $2,690,000. 101 Park Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant Gulffront 106×460 lot was sold 12/30/13, Calvin Land Trust …

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Island police blotter – 01-22-2014

Anna Maria • Jan. 6, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, information. A man confronted a driver of a bus parked in a residential area and an argument ensued. No physical contact was reported during the encounter. • Jan. 14, 200 …

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Fishing – 01-22-2014

James Mendelssohn of New York shows off his catch-and release 30-inch snook. Aaron Newton, left, of Florida is looking on. Mendelssohn hooked up his linesider on a live bait Jan. 5 in the Sarasota Bay waters while on a charter trip with Capt. Warren Girle.

Area experts weigh in on cold weather fishing techniques   Once again we’re being struck with multiple, back-to-back cold fronts. Dropping water temps and strong winds make fishing around Anna Maria Island challenging at best. If you’re attempting to fish …

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Obituaries – 01-22-2014

Robert E. ‘Bob’ Nied Robert E. “Bob” Nied, 97, of Bradenton, died Jan. 4. He was born Jan. 17, 1916, in Chicago to Harvey Nied and Ida Heitzman. Mr. Nied was a great family man and loving father, whose wisdom, …

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Beach renourishment on track, almost

Islander photographer Jack Elka gets an uncommon view Jan. 16 of the beachbuilders’ progress to the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Click here for more

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

ITEMS FOR SALE RATTAN-STYLE SOFA, $150, easy chair, $75, chandelier, $25, dining room table, $75. 941-387-1415. ZAP SKIMBOARD: 48×19-inch, $30, Drexel serving buffet, $80. 941-778-5202, 612-597-1646. PET CARRIER, SMALL-medium size animal, $25, free kumquats, U-pick. Call, 813-503-9364. DELL COMPUTER, $90, …

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