Category Archives: 02-06-2013

Fishing – 02-06-2013

Change of weather provides anglers variety of results   In between cold fronts, Anna Maria fishers are enjoying calm winds and calmer water, which in turn results in some great fishing. A variety of species are being caught by shore fishers and boaters. On the beaches, shore fishers are using pompano rigs to target a […]

Calendar – 02-06-2013

Wednesday, Feb. 6 6:16 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Thursday, Feb. 7         2 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library lecture and travel series presents Jennifer Bennett, a volunteer lecturer for Southeastern Guide Dogs, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-34217.   Friday, Feb. 8 2 p.m. — Alzheimer’s support group […]

Island real estate transactions – 02-06-2013

610 Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach, a 2,081 sfla / 2,609 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1970 on a 95×115 lot was sold 01/18/13, Rivellini to Purcell for $617,500. 1096 Gulf Drive N., Unit 205, Coquina Beach Club, Bradenton Beach, a 1,096 sfla 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1985 was sold 01/17/13, […]

Obituaries – 02-06-2013

Ronald Spurgeon Grogan Ronald Spurgeon Grogan, 75, of Cortez, died Jan. 28. He was born Feb. 18, 1937, in Lashmeet, W.Va., and moved to Cortez in 1998 from Milwaukee. Mr. Grogan served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Palma Sola Bay Baptist Church. He was manager of veterans’ […]

Sports – 02-06-2013

AMICC football league plays through Super Bowl   It was a busy week for football players in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football youth league with more than 20 games played last week. A big buildup to the real, much-awaited Super Bowl cliffhanger that saw the Ravens triumph over the SF 49ers. […]

AME readers bond with therapy dogs

Second-grader Kiera Johnston reads to golden Labrador retriever, Daisy, as encouraged by Shirley Jaffee of Longboat Key, in the Anna Maria Island Elementary media center, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Volunteers from Therapy Dogs Inc. give their time and dogs to the school program on Monday mornings. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Island police blotter – 02-06-2013

Anna Maria         • Jan. 22, 200 block of Lakeview Drive, motor vehicle theft. Unknown persons stole a motor scooter valued at $250. • Jan. 23, 400 block of North Bay Boulevard, criminal mischief. A man reported someone had broken out the taillights of his girlfriend’s vehicle sometime during the night while it was parked […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb. 06, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE TWO GARAGE DOOR openers: Complete, nearly new, $79/each or best offer. 941-778-3920. DISHWASHER WHITE. $65. Call 941-713-4048. FOR SALE. QUEEN mattress and box springs with set of sheets. Serta. $50. 941-685-2847. LUGGAGE SIGNATURE COLLECTION: Floral print, 20-inch roll-on with matching carry-on, $25. Call Marion, 941-761-1415. FULL SIZE MEMORY foam bed and all accessories, […]