Category Archives: 05-15-2013

Tourism report glows with rise of visitors, spending

Just about every Anna Maria Island resident could have told Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau director Elliott Falcione that tourism to the island was up in 2012. “We live here and we knew this past winter season was one of the busiest ever, probably the best ever,” said Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn. Falcione, however, […]

Obituaries – 05-15-2013

Charlotte P. Dann Charlotte P. Dann, 93, of Madison, Conn., and formerly of Holmes Beach and Poultney, Vt., died May 1 in Connecticut. She was born Dec. 23, 1919, in Fallsburg, N.Y., daughter of the late Emery and Edith Holmes Patmor. She was first in her family to attend college, graduating in 1940 from Syracuse […]

Real Estate – 05-15-2013

2700 Gulf Dr., N., Unit 105, Ocean Park Terrace, Holmes Beach, a 1,092 sfla / 1,204 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1982 was sold, 04/18/13, Weingartner to Childress for $565,000; list $599,000. 644 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a 2,130 sfla / 2,692 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1969 on […]

Hurrah, first sea turtle nest of 2013

Carol Soustek, left, AMITW volunteer beach walker, rejoices on learning the morning turtle crawl she found May 13 at 66th Street is indeed verified to be the first nest of the 2013 sea turtle nesting season. With her in front of the nest is section coordinator Debbie Basilius. The nest is projected to hatch around […]

Calendar – 05-15-2013

Wednesday, May 15 6 p.m. — A Mana-Tweens meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.   Thursday, May 16 10:15 a.m. — Friends of the Island Library book club meets to discuss “The Irresistible Henry House” by Lisa Grunwald, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. — Sea […]

Fishing – 05-15-2013

All fishing, all the time — plus tarpon show in Tampa Bay   Fishing around our little island is really getting serious. Trying to figure out what to target can be the hardest part of your day on the water? Take your pick. With water temps falling into a normal pattern of mid- to upper-70s […]

Island police blotter – 05-15-2013

Anna Maria • April 27, 100 block of Palm Avenue, petit theft. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy was on routine beach patrol when he was flagged down by a woman. The complainant reported a beach chair was stolen. She said the chair had little value. • May 7, 500 block of Spring Avenue, domestic disturbance. […]

Sports – 05-15-2013

Youth basketball takes shape, soccer tryouts announced   Youngsters are playing basketball in age divisions at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, and  the teams to beat are rising to the top in the standings. Though there are no unbeaten teams, favorites are becoming apparent. The 8-10 Division has pretty good parity, but Beach Bums […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May. 15, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE TWO-DRAWER LATERAL wood file credenza, computer stand, printer stand, swivel office chair, whirlygigs, bicycles, Expandacraft 12-foot boat. 941-243-3765. COFFEE TABLE: HARDWOOD, beautiful, $90. 941-778-3920. DRYER: KENMORE, WHITE. Good condition, $75, 30 wood pallets, $1 each. 941-779-9781. GAS PUSH MOWER, Briggs & Stratton, used one season, $75. 941-387-8485. PAIR COMFY OVERSTUFFED chairs, beach […]