Obituaries – 02-29-2012

There are no deaths to report this week.

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Fishing – 02-29-2012

Spencer Simon shows off a trophy flounder he caught using a sand perch for bait in about 45 feet of water offshore of Anna Maria Island. The party also caught a limit of large amberjacks farther out with Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me the Fish Charters.

Winter fishing tip: Find shelter, find the bite   Fishing inshore around Anna Maria Island remains consistently good, although with recent cold fronts and windy days, patience may be needed to find the bite. On windy days, the best fishing …

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Island police blotter – 02-29-2012

Anna Maria • Feb. 18, 300 block of Poinsettia Road, disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a disturbance call and made contact with a male resident. According to the report, the man became upset when his friend …

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Sports – 02-29-2012

The Anna Maria horseshoe regulars, including, from left, John Crawford, Bob Lee, Herb Puryear, Sam Samuels, Gene Bobeldyk, John Johnson, Jerry Disbrow, Bruce Munro, Jay Disbrow and Bob Mason, took home awards from last week’s Gulf Coast Senior Games.

KRC lauds new champion, NFL heads to playoffs   Lex Halakan defeated Tim Friesen one-up in the 18-hole match-playfinal for all the marbles Feb. 22. Halakan made his mark, winning the Key Royal Club men’s championships. The two players battled …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

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Shark (Dr. Seuss) attack

Harmless sharks ham it up for the camera Feb. 21 as they prepare to go on stage in the second-grade play “Go Fish” at the AME auditorium. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love

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Islander Calendar – 02-29-2012

Wednesday, Feb. 29         11 a.m. — Einstein Circle discussion on “Things We Can’t Live Without: Recent Inventions” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.   Thursday, Mar. 1 5 p.m. — Save …

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Island real estate transactions – 02-29-2012

This home at 111 Peppertree Lane, Anna Maria, sold in 1989 for $159,000 and in January 2012 for $538,000. The cost per square foot is $320. Islander Photo: Jesse Brisson

2808 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a 2,130 sfla / 3,197 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car Gulffront home built in 2009 on a 50×100 lot was sold 01/31/12, Haber to Rumpke for $2,100,000; list $2,649,000. 247 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,405 sfla / …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

  ITEMS FOR SALE QUEEN-SIZE BEDDING ensemble, palm tree print, like new, $40 each. 941-778-4036. TWO BLINDS: IN faux wood. Call for sizes, $15/each. 941-778-7449. ELEGANT BEACH WEDDING centerpiece handcrafted and sea-inspired, $60. Fabulous silver and aqua candle centerpiece, $99. 727-290-6755. PINE DINING …

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