Category Archives: 02-22-2012

Spreading sands

Work crews from Florida Dock & Dredge spread sand dredged from Bimini Bay, then pumped north to renourish the Tampa Bay shoreline by the Anna Maria City Pier. The pumping operation was to move north, between the pier and the Lake LaVista Inlet, once job wraps up on the south side of the pier. The […]

FEMA awards fire agencies $800,000

Thanks to the grant-writing skills of West Manatee Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Brett Pollock, the Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded an $800,000 grant this month to improve Manatee County fire-rescue communications. “Brett Pollock should be congratulated on this,” said WMFR Commission Chair Randy Cooper at the district’s Feb. 16 meeting. “I’m really impressed with his […]

Island real estate transactions – 02-22-2012

104 Sunset Ln., Holmes Beach, a 2,577 sfla / 4,237 sfur 3bed/3bath Gulffront home built in 1992 on a 80×326 lot was sold 01/27/12, Rybak to Mikles for $1,800,000; list $1,950,000. 1112 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, a 1,464 sfla / 1,709 sfur 3bed/2bath Gulffront home built in 1995 on a 50×100 lot was sold […]

Sunset promise

The Islander Promise Day group of some 45 couples and friends walk to the shore to share the final rays of daylight on Valentine’s Day 2012. The event was co-sponsored by Anna Maria Island Café on the Beach. Islander Photos: Jack Elka

Obituaries – 02-22-2012

Patrice Conner Patrice Conner, 55, of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 8. Service was Feb. 16 in Tampa. Garden of Memories Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Mrs. Conner is survived by husband Jeffrey; sister Linda and husband David […]

Island police blotter – 02-22-2012

Anna Maria • Feb 4, 200 block of Elm Avenue, disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy, while on patrol, heard a car horn blaring and stopped to investigate. According to the report, a tenant was upset that another renter was moving into the residence before she moved out. After contacting the rental agency, the […]

Sports – 02-22-2012

Colts remain undefeated in AMICC NFL 10-12 division action   Mr. Bone’s BBQ Colts showed why it’s the team to beat in the 10-12 division with a convincing 44-29 victory Feb. 18 over the Sand Dollar Steelers, which fielded only five players. Substitues may not have figured in this game, as Mr. Bones’ Rory Houston […]

Islander Calendar – 02-22-2012

Wednesday, Feb. 22 11 a.m. — Einstein Circle discussion on “Why We Worked: The needs that jobs have fulfilled throughout history” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.   Saturday, Feb. 25 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. — White Elephant Sale at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, […]

Fishing – 02-22-2012

Sheepshead bite heats up to spite warm weather   The beginning of the big winter sheepshead bite is on target. Good numbers of the convict fish are showing at the Rod & Reel Pier and the Anna Maria City Pier, in addition to all wrecks and nearshore reefs in Tampa Bay and just off the […]