Category Archives: 03-13-2013

Obituaries – 03-13-2013

Jeffrey Neal Blackwood Jeffrey Neal Blackwood, 53, of Ballston Spa, N.Y., and Bradenton Beach, died March 1. He was born May 19, 1959, in Ballston Spa. He first worked at the Ballston Journal, then at West Milton Nuclear Power Plant until he was transferred to Texas. He also worked at Stewart’s Corporation and, in 2008, […]

Roser Church celebrates century

Roser’s century of service celebrated More than 600 worshippers gather in a tent across from Roser Chapel, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, for a celebration and sermon by the Rev. Gary Batey, “A Century of Christian Community Service,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the chapel. More photos, page 20. Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann The Rev. […]

Sports – 03-13-2013

KRC golf rounds top week’s action, horseshoes, too   Along with regular weekly golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach, the men’s senior club championship and men’s handicap club championship matches are taking place. The men’s handicap club championship moved this past week into the third round. John Cassese, Dale Hudson, Vince […]

Fishing – 03-13-2013

Pre-spawn sheepshead still the focus for winter fishers   With recent cold fronts and strong winds, sheepshead remain the steady focus. Numbers are increasing around docks, piers and artificial reefs. These fish are schooling up to spawn, and it’s critical to find pre-spawn fish if you plan on catching the 4-6 pounders. Once these fish […]

Calendar – 03-13-2013

Wednesday, March 13 11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meeting and luncheon, the 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 Ellen Jaffe Jones, an author and healthy eating advocate, on “Eat Vegan,” Island […]

Island police blotter – 03-13-2013

Anna Maria         • Feb. 27, 9807 Gulf Drive, Ginny’s and Jane E’s, petit theft. A suspect was captured on video surveillance stealing merchandise. According to the report, the suspect also is involved in a prior shoplifting incident under investigation. • March 2, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Two Scoops Ice Cream, trespass. Two juveniles entered […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, March. 13, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE GARAGE DOOR OPENER: Complete brackets, etc. Craftsman, as new, $75. 941-778-3920. OG CLOCK: MANUFACTURED by Clarke Gilbert circa 1800s, needs work, $75. Bradenton. 941-201-4825. GE DRYER, OLIVE green, old but clean, runs great $50. Anna Maria, 804-928-8245. GARTH BROOKS LIMITED series. 6-CD set, booklet with songs, excellent condition. $50. 941-795-7598. COMPUTER: DELL […]