Category Archives: 01-25-2012

Sports – 01-25-2012

Hole-in-one for Holcomb at KRC, football continues   It was a busy week at the Key Royale Club with the regular weekly golf matches and the ongoing matches leading to the men’s championship. The club celebrated Jon Holcomb’s hole-in-one on the eighth hole Jan. 20. And while it it was Holcomb’s first hole-in-one at KRC, […]

Island youth rocks county fair concert

The star of local music sensation Jake Castro, 10, of Anna Maria Island, shines Jan. 13 with the Allstar Goodtime Band, including Jeff Cook, a founding member of superband Alabama. The band performed with Castro to standing ovations at the Manatee County Fair Jan. 13. Islander Photo: Courtesy Richie Castro “Click here” for more photos.

Fishing – 01-25-2012

Milder winter weather produces top-notch fishing   Inshore fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistent due to mild cold fronts and light winds. Flats fishers are catching good numbers of spotted seatrout in water 3-5 feet in depth. Redfish are congregating around rocks and docks, creating opportunities for fishers to cash in on some rod-bending […]

Island real estate transactions – 01-25-2012

104 Palmetto Ave., Anna Maria, a 3,173 sfla / 3,990 sfur 3bed/3bath Gulfront home built in 1975 on a 58×150 lot was sold 01/03/12, Martin Timber Company LP to Day for $1,460,000. 309 65th St., Unit B, Beach Escape, Holmes Beach, a 2,500 sfla / 3,242 sfur 4bed/3½bath/2car land condo built in 2007 was sold […]

Obituaries – 01-25-2012

James Arthur Coleman James Arthur Coleman of Bradenton died Jan. 13. He was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and lived in Massachusetts, Missouri and Michigan. He was a winter resident of Anna Maria Island. Mr. Coleman was in engineering and sales for more than 40 years with the Norton Co. of Worchester, Mass. He belonged […]

Islander Calendar – 01-25-2012

Friday, Jan. 27         5-10 p.m. — Music festival to benefit Bridge Street Merchants at Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-536-4257.   Saturday, Jan. 28         8-11 a.m. — Pancake breakfast at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. Fee applies. 8 a.m.-noon — Yard […]

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Jake Castro, 10, of Anna Maria Island, sings Jan. 13 with the headliner Jeff Cook and his Allstar Goodtime Band. Castro performed with Cook to standing ovations at the Manatee County Fair Jan. 13. Islander Photo: Courtesy Richie Castro   Jake Castro puts out the rhythm for Jeff Cook and the Allstar Goodtime Band at […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE SUNBEAM COFFEE MAKER, $5, Craftsman electric blower/vacuum, $20, roller blades, men’s 10, accessories, $60. 941-795-8359. LEATHER LOVE SEAT recliner. Dark green, great condition. $50. 941-792-9523. HOOVER FLOORMATE SPINSCRUB hard floor cleaner. Vacuums, scrubs, dries. Manual. Excellent condition. $75. Christina, 941-896-5303. FILE CABINET: LATERAL file, two-drawer, wood. 30×30, $50. 715-529-8965. LUGGAGE: VERDI, NEVER used. Black on […]