Category Archives: 02-23-2011

Valentine promises

The couples came to the beach Feb. 14 “promising to love and cherish” at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe-Islander newspaper annual Promise Day event. They enjoyed a commitment ceremony conducted by the Rev. Ron Joseph on the beach where each couple received a rose, followed by music, dancing, prizes, a champagne toast and wedding […]

Boaters rescued off Egmont Key

Multiple emergency teams responded Feb. 14 to a distress call from boaters off Egmont Key, north of Anna Maria Island in Tampa Bay. A man, a woman and a dog were rescued from the disabled fishing boat, according to a spokesperson with the U.S. Coast Guard. There were no injuries, but the woman told rescuers […]

Island police blotter – 02-23-2011

Anna Maria • Feb. 14, 500 block of Pine Avenue, petit theft. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report from Roser Memorial Community Church, where someone took cash from a donation box in the chapel. Bradenton Beach • No new reports. Cortez • Feb. 11, 3500 block of Mariner’s Cove Drive, identity theft. […]

Sports – 02-23-2011

Flag football: And then there was one One undefeated team remains in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Football League. With Duffy’s Tavern Bucs 32-19 loss to MartiniVille Bears Feb. 17, Walter & Associates Steelers in the 10-12 age division is the lone undefeated team in the leagues ranging from age 5 to adults. […]

Island real estate transactions – 02-23-2011

534 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,296 sfla / 2,261 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1969 on a 85×145 lot was sold 01/11/11, Buky to Gress for $1,050,000. 103 Seagrape Lane, Anna Maria, a 1,221 sfla / 1,647 sfur Gulffront home built in 1951 on a 90×98 lot was sold 01/25/11, Horvat to Retzlaff […]

Obituaries – 02-23-2011

David Hammond McCormack David Hammond McCormack, 80, Bradenton, died Feb. 17. There are no local services planned. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mr. McCormack is survived by his wife of 28 years, Barbara; four sons; four daughters; two […]

Fishing – 02-23-2011

Fishing, weather get better by the day With water temps on the rise, be prepared to encounter a variety of species while fishing the local waters of Anna Maria Island. Schools of juvenile white bait are beginning to show on the grass flats and beaches. As these bait schools arrive, there’s a good chance you’ll […]

Islander Calendar – 02-23-2011

Wednesday, Feb. 23 5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at the Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki Hut, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies. 7 to 9 p.m. — Mike Sales and the Restless Natives CD release party at the Gulf Drive Cafe and […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE BIRD CAGES WITH stands, Quaker, cockatiel size or smaller, $35 each. 941-356-1456. CHINA SERVICE FOR eight, “Spring Bouquet”, with serving pieces, $25. 941-795-8359. PANASONIC DVD HOME theater system, $75. RCA TV, with remote, $25. 941-795-8359. CANNON PIXMA IP1500 computer printer, $50. New, never opened! Please, call 617-777-1888. BAMBOO CEILING LIGHT: Brown, 21 […]