Island police blotter – 03-20-2013

Anna Maria         • No new reports. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach         • March 8, 1890 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle and removed $120 and …

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Island real estate transactions – 03-20-2013

205 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,384 sfla / 1,754 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1968 on a 75×100 lot was sold 02/28/13, Sabow to Suncoast Gulf Properties LLC for $535,000; list $579,000. 220 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria, a …

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Fishing – 03-20-2013

Earl Jaffe from Illinois and Sean Armstrong are pleased with their redfish, caught on a fishing trip with Capt. Warren Girle.

Spring break offers little break in windy March weather   March has arrived bringing plenty of spring breakers, eager anglers and windy days. March on Anna Maria Island can be a great month for fishing — when the weather permits. …

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Calendar – 03-20-2013

Wednesday, March 20 Spring begins. Noon — The Anna Maria Garden Club gathers for a meeting at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607. 1-3 p.m. — The Anna Maria Garden Club holds its annual Penny …

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Obituaries – 03-20-2013

Jean Foster Jean Foster, 85, of Cortez, died March 11. she was born in Peoria, Ill. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Chicago and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree with a focus in geriatric social work from …

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Sports – 03-20-2013

Center culminates 8-week cornhole season with tourney   The Anna Maria Island Community Center hosted a first-ever season-ending cornhole tournament March 7 to culminate its eight-week schedule. Though only six teams participated, league organizer Jim Harrison said everyone had a …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, March. 20, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE BIG MAN RECLINER: 52-inches wide, burgundy plush fabric, $100 firm. Call 941-782-8338. VERTISSERIE PLUS UPRIGHT: Franklin Chef, used once, $38.  941-932-5595. COMPUTER EMACHINES: 3GHz HT, 
 refurbished, XP, $100. 941-756-6728
. TOW BAR FOR motor home, Blue Ox …

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Islanders love a parade — especially a St. Pat Parade!

Parade enthusiasts, including Pam McFortenberry, far right, goes wild with anticipation as the Beach Bistro St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off from Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive — right on time at 4 p.m. A bagpiper with the …

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