Category Archives: 05-08-2013

Skyway disaster remembered

May 9, 1980, dawned but barely on Tampa Bay. A heavy fog dropped visibility to only a few yards, and a fast-moving squall was heading toward the mouth of the bay when harbor pilot Capt. John Lerro and Bruce Atkins, co-pilot trainee, boarded the Summit Venture in the Gulf of Mexico to guide the ship […]

Calendar – 05-08-2013

Wednesday, May 8 2 p.m. — Estate planning program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.   Thursday, May 9 8 p.m. — The Island Players’ opening of “37 Postcards” which continues through May 19, Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.   Friday, May 10 2 p.m. — Alzheimer’s […]

Island police blotter – 05-08-2013

Anna Maria         • No new reports. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach         • May 3, 700 block Gulf Drive South, domestic disturbance. A man woke up to find his prescription pills missing and began arguing with his father about the missing pills. The argument lasted for some time and carried […]

Fishing – 05-08-2013

Fishing action for migratory species, sharks heat up   Look for migratory fish around nearshore structure and close to the beaches this week. If you can find the bait schools, expect to encounter kings and Spanish mackerel, as well as bonito, jack crevalle and numerous species of shark. For the macks and jacks, live shiners […]

Sports – 05-08-2013

Serrano returns walk-off favor to Paradise Bagels   Of two youth divisions playing baseball at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, the 8-10 age group’s season opened April 26 and ended with an inside-the-park home run for Tyler Brewer with Tony Rappold on base, giving Paradise Bagels a walk-off victory. Fast forward to May 3 […]

Obituaries – 05-08-2013

Capt. Julian Manuel Fernandez Capt. Julian Manuel Fernandez, of Anna Maria and formerly of Miami and Tampa, died April 26. He was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Arvada, Colo., and grew up in Tampa, the son of the late Jose and Nicolasa Fernandez. Capt. Fernandez loved Anna Maria, where he had been visiting since an […]

Real Estate – 05-08-2013

519 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,818 sfla / 2,162 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront home built in 1971 on a 93×117 lot was sold 04/12/13, Jenkins to McCain for $515,000; list $549,000. 218 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 1,096 sfla / 1,672 sfur 2bed/2bath pool home built in 1967 on a 75×100 lot was sold 04/12/13, […]

Books R Fun

Sophia Belsito, grade 4, previews a book for sale at the Anna Maria Elementary School book fair held in the school media center, where new books were displayed for purchase. The May 1 event also featured science night in the auditorium, games for kids and art displays in the school hallways. Islander Photos: Bella Love

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May. 8, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE COFFEE TABLE: HARDWOOD, beautiful, $90. 941-778-3920. HOME AND OFFICE furniture, fine art prints and canvasses, rare tabletop wood sculptures, electric and fat-tire bicycles, Expandacraft pontoon kayak/paddleboard, Teardrop Microlite travel trailer, whirlygigs. 941-243-3765. CASIO KEYBOARD CTK-551, 100 songbook, $100 with stand.  Needs new adapter. 941-518-4730. BARRACUDA 63 POOL worm, $40, tennis rackets, Spalding and […]