Category Archives: 04-03-2013

Island police blotter – 04-03-2013

Anna Maria         • March 24, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a complaint of an argument. The deputy arrived and observed the argument had ended. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach         • No new reports.         Bradenton Beach is policed by […]

Blue skies, Easter sunrise

Claudette Welsh and singer Daniel Anzaldo, accompanied by Drew Thomas, as well as the pastors from all six island churches participate in the Easter sunrise program. Kiwanis hosted 1,000s of guests at the 49th annual sunrise service at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The six island churches also shared the offering, […]

Fishing – 04-03-2013

Successful fishing tactics to employ while awaiting warm up   Brrrrrr! Someone needs to remind Mother Nature that it’s April in Florida. We’ve had enough cold fronts and windy days to remind us why we are in the Sunshine State. It’s time for the return of those warm, calm days and fish biting like crazy. […]

Sports – 04-03-2013

Spring comes to AMI with golf, horseshoe championships   The annual Anna Maria Island horseshoe pitching tournament was held March 18 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Class A horseshoe pitching winners were Rod Bussey, Sam Samuels and Leo Hutton. Bussey slid past Samuels 21-19 to grab the top spot. Bussey threw 61 […]

Obituaries – 04-03-2013

Elizabeth Tristam ‘Tristy’ Barford Elizabeth Tristam “Tristy” Barford, 41, of Temple Terrace, died in a car crash March 24 in Tampa. She was born in St. Petersburg and raised in Temple Terrace. Ms. Barford was a 1989 graduate of Tampa Bay Vo-Tech High School and attended Lamar College in Colorado. She was a sales professional […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April. 03, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE DOOR: FRENCH ENTRY, fiberglass, pre-hung, 60×80 inches, stained glass, excellent condition. New, $2,200. $450. 941-720-7519. DINING ROOM SET: Queen Anne-style, four chairs cherry, oval. Extends to 72 inches, great condition, $150. 941-720-7519. MENS PANTS: 40 x 29 inches. Five pairs for $28. 941-932-5595. ELECTRIC STAPLE GUN, excellent condition, $18, rivet gun, $7. Call 941-795-1947. […]