Category Archives: 05-29-2013

Sports – 05-29-2013

Center sends basketball, soccer seasons into playoffs   The regular season of the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s youth basketball season is over and playoffs start June 3. Beach Bistro and Beach Bums finished with matching 5-3 records in the 8-10 division with Bistro winning the tiebreaker to earn top seed for the playoffs. Beach […]

Fishing – 05-29-2013

Anna Maria anglers catch tarpon fever   As I settle down to reread “The Tarpon Book” by Frank Sargent after a 12-hour day of tarpon fishing, I find myself flipping to the same pages I do every year. The pages about fishing tarpon in Tampa Bay and along the beach. There’s something about reading about […]

Island police blotter – 05-29-2013

Anna Maria • No new reports. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach • No new reports. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez • May 18, corner of 123rd Street Court West and 45th Avenue West, domestic. A female complainant said she was walking her dog when her boyfriend came up […]

Real Estate – 05-29-2013

789 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,718 sfla / 2,829 sfur 3bed/1½bath/1car Gulffront home built in 1983 on a 50×125 lot was sold 05/01/13, Brown to Rysal Enterprises LLC for $1,750,000; list $1,899,000. 509 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 2,898 sfla / 4,525 sfur 5bed/3bath/3car pool home built in 1991 on a 74×100 […]

Prepare for another season — hurricane season

The Gulf of Mexico surged all the way to the back door of the Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., during a brush with Tropical Storm Debby in June 2012. Flooding is a concern for property owners and the city governments on a barrier island. This week’s special Storm Avenger section provides tips […]

Obituaries – 05-29-2013

John P. ‘Jack’ Clark John P. “Jack” Clark, 85, of Bradenton, died May 16. He was born in Scranton, Pa., and moved to Bradenton in 1987 from Clark Summit, Pa. Mr. Clark was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired as a salesman for Endicott Johnson Shoe Company of Endicott, N.Y. He […]

Calendar – 05-29-2013

Wednesday, May 29 8:20 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Thursday, May 30 8:21 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Friday, May 31 8:21 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Saturday, June 1 Today is the first day of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Are you prepared? 8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May. 29, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood Top of Form Bottom of Form rocker, oak office chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FOR SALE: One legal two-drawer file. Various office supplies. Also selling antique wood office chairs, Haitian art, collectible art, some framed. Many local artists. Home […]