Category Archives: 03-28-2012

Stingray victim thanks Samaritan

Registered nurse Glenna Miller figures she was just in the right place in Bradenton Beach at the right time around 5 p.m. Thursday, March 15. She and husband Phillip were walking on the beach near the Gulf Drive Cafe when she heard some screaming, “I’ve been bitten.” She turned to see a young man running […]

And the winner is …

Guests at a March 23 art event — a paint out by artist Bob Brown before his opening for Appreciating Abstract at the Studio and Gulf and Pine in Anna Maria —were participants in a drawing to win the work Brown created before them. The winner with Brown, left, is Lois “Mama Lo” Finley of […]

Fishing – 03-28-2012

Kings of the beach arrive with spring   If you haven’t yet heard, the spring kingfish run is in full swing. Numerous kingfish are being caught as close as a half mile off the beach all the way out to 7 miles. Most fish are in the 10- to 15-pound range although fish in the […]

Islander Calendar – 03-28-2012

Tuesday, March 27 • 6 a.m.—“36-Hour Challenge,” Anna Maria Island Community Center 36-Hour Challenge call drive for donations. Computers and refreshments available through 2 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, at 408 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908, ext. 9203.   Wednesday, March 28     • 1-3 p.m.—Mike Grecian hands-on art workshop at Crosspointe Church, 8605 Gulf […]

Island real estate transactions – 03-28-2012

804 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 5,462 sfla / 7,645 sfur 5bed/4bath/2car home built in 1994 on a 100×100 lot was sold 03/02/12, Edwards to Kaleta for $1,100,000; list $1,299,000. 304 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a 2,015 sfla / 2,055 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1969 on a 75×100 lot was sold 03/01/12, […]

Island police blotter – 03-28-2012

Anna Maria • March 15, 400 block of Alamanda Road, disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a 911 call in regards to two groups of people arguing over a traffic incident. The deputy made contact with people yelling and cursing at one another, “and accusing each other of reckless driving,” the report […]

Sports – 03-28-2012

NFL Super Bowl, more golf champs crowned   Super Bowl winners in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League were crowned March 24 in three exciting games, each decided by sixpoints or less. Walter & Associates Bears came from behind to defeat Integrity Sound Redskins 31-28 to win the 13-16 division title. […]

Obituaries – 03-28-2012

Harriet Ronan Carlson Harriet Ronan Carlson, 88, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria and Highland Park, Ill., died March 17. She was born Aug. 3, 1923. Mrs. Carlson worked 28 years for Highland Park Hospital. In 1985, she retired with husband Don to Anna Maria, where she became an active member of Roser Memorial […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE HAYWORD RS75OCA POOL pump, new, never used, with owner’s manual, $250 or best offer. 941-812-6324. COMPUTER: 2.8GHz Dell Dimension 2400 with newly loaded Windows XP, $100. 941-756-6728. LAWN MOWER: CRAFTSMAN 21-inch 6.5-hp gas mower, $70. 941-405-4123. NORITAKE “LINROSE” CHINA: 1940-50 era. $95, cat tunnel play tube, $6. Old crocheted tablecloth, $45. 941-565-0836. LA-Z-BOY […]