MCSO investigates abuse complaint

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an allegation of sexual battery against a minor child in Anna Maria. The MCSO incident report states that the MCSO and Florida Child Protective Service investigators responded to a call to the Florida …

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Drug store theft reported

The Holmes Beach Police Department on Jan. 25 was investigating a possible theft of merchandise at Walgreens, 3248 E. Bay Drive. An HBPD officer reported that at about 8 p.m. the store manager observed two women enter and exit the …

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Island police blotter – 02-02-2011

Anna Maria • Jan. 25, 300 block of Poinsettia Road, child abuse. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and Child Protective Services are investigating an allegation that a juvenile committed sexual battery against another child. Bradenton Beach • Jan. 12, Bridge …

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Sports – 02-02-2011

The team of Bob Soos, left, Laura Purcell and Chuck Tincate along with Dale Johnson, not pictured, take honors in the modified Stableford golf match at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach Jan. 25. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ed Havlik

Flag football going strong NFL Flag Football is going strong at the Anna Maria Island Community Center in Anna Maria. But Beach Bistro in the 13-16 age division and Duffy’s Tavern in the adult division are the only flag football …

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Island real estate transactions – 02-02-2011

5808 Gulf Dr., Unit 109, Waters Edge, Holmes Beach, a 1,048 sfla / 1,202 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo with shared pool was sold 01/12/11, Friday to Burkart for $500,000; list $699,900. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, …

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Islander Calendar – 02-02-2011

Wednesday, Feb. 2 3 p.m. — Tingley Memorial Library After Hours Book Club will discuss John Grisham’s “Skipping Christmas” at 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208. Friday, Feb. 4 3 to 5 p.m. — Preview of the Island …

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Obituaries – 02-02-2011

Sealand Whitney Landon III Sheldon Whitney Landon III, 85, died at his home at the Lodge at Otter Creek on Jan. 23. He was born in Newark, N.J., April 13, 1925. He grew up in West Orange, N.J., and attended …

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Fishing – 02-02-2011

Brenden Burrows with a 26-inch redfish caught on a CAL Shad while fishing with Capt. Ray Markham of the Flat Back II out of Terra Ceia.

Rat reds invade bay waters If you haven’t noticed, the redfish bite this winter is extraordinary. Reports of fishers catching up to 30 redfish a day are common. What’s interesting about this phenomenon is most of these fish are undersized. …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb. 02, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE CHINA: SERVING FOR eight, “Spring Bouquet”, with serving pieces, $30. 941-795-8359. DELL COMPUTER: 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 with newly loaded Windows XP, $100, 941-756-6728. FREE: EXERCISE BIKE. 941-778-8530, ask for Phil. PHONE, ANSWERING, COPIER, works, $15. 941-794-2392. …

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