Category Archives: 02-13-2013

Fishing – 02-13-2013

Winter anglers should target sheepshead, black drum   Sheepshead are beginning to make a good showing around docks, rocks and reefs in the surrounding waters of Anna Maria Island. These fish are still pre-spawn, so expect to catch a lot of small males as well as some oversized females. From my experience in the past […]

Island real estate transactions – 02-13-2013

4804 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 2,175 sfla / 2,990 sfur 6bed/4½bath/2car pool home built in 2012 on a 50×90 lot was sold 01/18/13, 4804 Gulf LLC to Golino for $700,000; list $749,000. 208 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,443 sfla / 1,503 sfur 3bed/2bath pool home built in 1959 on a 75×105 lot was […]

Calendar – 02-13-2013

Wednesday, Feb. 13 Today is Ash Wednesday. 11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.         2 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library lecture and travel series presents mystery novelist H. Terrell Griffin, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes […]

Sports – 02-13-2013

Island NFL league plays on, KRC championship pared to 2   It was another great week for Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football. LPAC Cardinals continues to lead the 8-10 division after rolling past previously undefeated Coastal Orthopedic Bears by a 47-12 score. Coastal remains in second place with a 5-2 record, but […]

Obituaries – 02-13-2013

Fleta (Beisner) Boyd Fleta (Beisner) Boyd, formerly of Holmes Beach and Bradenton, died Jan. 18 in Rhode Island. She was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Willisville, Ill. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in music education and taught piano for many years on Anna Maria Island. Later she received her master’s […]

Island police blotter – 02-13-2013

Anna Maria         • Jan. 28, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, disturbance. Two neighbors were reportedly arguing. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy advised the men that the nature of their argument was a civil matter and should be taken up with their landlord. • Feb. 3, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier, […]

Islander takes in Everglades python hunt

It is estimated that there are 30,000-150,000 Burmese pythons adapting and living very well in the Florida Everglades. The largest capture of a python to date was a 17-foot female carrying 80 eggs. A few weeks ago, I attended the kickoff to the 2013 Python Challenge in the Everglades. For years, these supersized reptiles have […]

AM takes ‘time out,’ halts all building permits

After learning at their Feb. 6 meeting from building official Bob Welch that there are 15 building projects “in the pipeline,” which would qualify under an order for an administrative moratorium for building permits, Anna Maria commissioners voted 3-2 to halt the issuance of all building permits until a moratorium ordinance is enacted. Commissioner Chuck […]