Category Archives: 02-01-2012

Fishing – 02-01-2012

Beach fishing, right rig, prosperous results   Beach fishing on Anna Maria Island is proving prosperous for anglers targeting migratory species, such as pompano, jack crevalle and blue runners. Using a pompano jig with the addition of a pink stinger rig is resulting in frequent double hookups of all of the species mentioned. Pompano in […]

Island real estate transactions – 02-01-2012

703 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 962 sfla / 1,631 sfur 2bed/1½bath Gulffront home built in 1969 on a 58,984 sq ft lot was sold 01/09/12, Lockwood Holdings Inc. to Hiller Cypress LLC for $2,200,000; list $2,490,000. 60 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 4,172 sfla / 4,694 sfur 4bed/3bath canalfront home built in […]

Obituaries – 02-01-2012

Rev. John Clawson Bonser The Rev. John Clawson Bonser, 73, of Bradenton, died Jan. 29. He was born May 15, 1938. He attended the University of Tennessee and graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1959. He received both a Bachelor of Divinity degree and a Master of Sacred Theology degree from the Lutheran Theological […]

Island police blotter – 02-01-2012

Anna Maria • Jan. 26, 407 Magnolia Ave., trespass. A person was issued a trespass warning for walking on the field at the Anna Maria Island Community Center during a football game. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach • Jan. 25, 2513 Gulf Drive, theft. A complainant from the Circle K reported […]

Sports – 02-01-2012

NFL Flag Football plays on, KRC looks for champ   NFL flag football action continues Monday-Saturday at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. At this point in the season, it appears the 8-9 division is a dogfight between Beach Bistro Vikings and Waterfront Restaurant Raiders, though the Vikings did recently blank the Raiders. The 10-12 […]

Islander Calendar – 02-01-2012

Wednesday, Feb. 1 9 a.m. — Plein air painters group of the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island meet at the Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Einstein Circle discussion on “Income Disparity in the U.S.” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 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 […]