Fishing – 04-17-2013

Capt. Logan Bystrom assists Dennis Crelling with showing off a 50-pound kingfish Crelling caught off of Anna Maria Island on a recent charter.

Getting into the swing of AMI spring fishing   The springtime bite is finally settling in around Anna Maria Island. Water temps are on the rise, which is triggering baitfish to move onto the flats. Hungry snook, redfish and spotted …

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Island police blotter – 04-17-2013

Anna Maria         • April 2, 200 block of Periwinkle Plaza, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a father and adult son arguing. The son said his father was upset and insulted him because he could …

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Sports – 04-17-2013

Erma McMullen and Brenda Sollevid take the prize on “Doe Day” April 9 at Key Royale Club.

KRC finale, spring-summer sport leagues under way   The Anna Maria Island Community Center has myriad sporting opportunities available for adults looking to have some fun and stay active. Basketball on Tuesdays, kickball on Wednesdays and soccer on Thursday evenings …

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Island real estate transactions – 04-17-2013

116 Pelican Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,474 sfla / 2,007 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront home built in 1970 on a 91×100 lot was sold 03/22/13, Anderson to Pagano for $575,000; list $589,000. 4104 Sixth Ave., Unit 4, 6th Avenue Condos, Holmes …

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Calendar – 04-17-2013

  Wednesday, April 17 Noon – Anna Maria Garden Club “high tea” meeting and induction of club officers, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.   Thursday, April 18 10:15 a.m. — Friends of the Island …

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Spring fishing: Kings, bait arrive

Capt. Logan Bystrom assists Dennis Crelling with showing off a 50-pound kingfish Crelling caught off of Anna Maria Island on a recent charter.

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Obituaries – 04-17-2013

Margaret ‘Marge’ Dean Margaret “Marge” Dean, 100, Anna Maria, died April 6. She was born Margaret Freund Feb. 28, 1913, in St. Germain, Wis., the fourth in a family of 12 children. She and her late husband, Forest Dean, built …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April. 17, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE CELL PHONES: TWO LG flip phones, chargers, $30, leather jacket, medium, new, $100, men’s pants, 40×29, 10 pair, $50. 941-932-5595. TWO HP 901 COLOR cartridges, one new, one barely used, $12.50, plastic 5-gallon gas can, $12. 941-778-5665. FOUR BEIGE …

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