Category Archives: 04-04-2012

Islander Calendar – 04-04-2012

Thursday, April 5         • 2-4 p.m.—Friends of the Library knit and crochet gathering, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information, 941-586-1378.   Saturday, April 7         • 9:30-11:30 a.m.—Crosspointe Fellowship’s Women’s Refined Enlightened Accepted Loved Ministry coffee, speaker Luann Collins, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: call 941-778-0719. • 9 a.m.-noon—Easter Egg […]

Bad beach

Looking south from the Anna Maria City Pier, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection says the amount of sand pumped to the shore at the pier during the recent Bimini Bay dredging project exceeds the permit limits. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Obituaries – 04-04-2012

Florence Elizabeth Gelderman Florence Elizabeth Gelderman, 93, of Holmes Beach and formerly of Stamford, Ct., died March 27. She was born Nov. 2, 1918, in Bronx, N.Y. She attended Cathedral High School and graduated from Albany State Teacher’s College (now SUNY). She worked at Mineola High School on Long Island. Mrs. Gelderman became active in […]

Island real estate transactions – 04-04-2012

626 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach, a 2,565 sfla / 3,059 sfur 4bed/2½bath/2car canalfront home built in 1966 on a 95×115 lot was sold 03/12/12, Calderon to Mathews for $619,000; list $649,000. 508 75th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,702 sfla / 2,475 sfur 2bed/2½bath/1car canalfront pool home built in 1957 on a 90×133 lot was sold […]

Fishing – 04-04-2012

Get the smoker ready, it’s kingfish time   Kingfish action remains consistent for a second straight week. Fishers looking for rod-bending action around nearshore structure are being rewarded with numerous hookups on fish in the 8- to 10-pound range. Bigger catches are mixed in, so be patient. On my recent charter, Serzj Karrip of Fremont, […]

Sports – 04-04-2012

Landkammer wins KRC match-play championship   Kris Landkammer defeated Sue Hookem 3 and 2 March 30 to win the Key Royale Club women’s handicap match-play championship. Landkammer advanced to the finals courtesy of a 1-up victory over Brenda Soleveld, while Hookem edged Mary Selby 2 and 1 in semifinal action. On March 28, 70 plus […]

Island police blotter – 04-04-2012

Anna Maria • March 21, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, petit theft. A female complainant discovered a check had been stolen from the middle of her checkbook when a second complainant informed her it also had happened to her. Both checks were cashed for $475. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports a suspect was identified. […]