Category Archives: 06-20-2012

Publix manager retires; employees cry foul

The details of Publix store manager Mark Bryant and Publix employees tackling and sitting on a Cuban sandwich thief made national news. Within days of The Islander reporting the May 26 incident, Bryant — a 40-year Publix employee — retired without providing any notice to his employees at the Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes […]

Roadwatch, June 20-27

The Manatee County Utilities Department is continuing preparation for new sewer line installation along North Shore Drive, Anna Maria. The project is expected to take several months to complete, a MCUD press release said. The Florida Department of Transportation said this week no DOT road or bridge projects are planned on Anna Maria Island.

Sports – 06-20-2012

Adult soccer, basketball crown championships   The Anna Maria Island Community Center adult basketball and soccer leagues saw seasons come to a close last week and each crowned a champion. The soccer season ended June 14, while basketball finished June 15. Gator Man Pools lived up to its No. 1 basketball league seed, defeating a […]

First ‘Top Notch’ deadline July 1 for cover spot

If you’ve got a great snapshot, we’ve got a contest you could win. The Islander Top Notch photo contest will began publishing weekly winning photos July 11. Six weekly winning pictures will be featured on the cover of The Islander, and one photo will be a grand prize winner of $100 cash prize from The […]

Obituaries – 06-20-2012

Wesley J. ‘Mike’ Cantrall Wesley J. “Mike” Cantrall, 73, of Holmes Beach, died June 8. He was born in Carlinville, Ill., and moved to Holmes Beach in 2009 from Round Hill, Va., where he lived from 1974-2009. Mr. Cantrall was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, he was a member of […]

Island real estate transactions – 06-20-2012

8325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,848 sfla / 2,517 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1977 on a 94×100 lot was sold 05/30/12, Warrener to Adrian for $740,000; list $749,000. 5300 Gulf Drive, Unit 205, Martinique North, Holmes Beach, a 1,516 sfla 3bed/2bath Gulffront condo with shraed pool built in 1971 was sold 05/23/12, […]

Fishing – 06-20-2012

AMI’s summertime fishing patterns develop   As we fall into an early summertime fishing pattern, Anna Maria anglers are experiencing good action in the early mornings and late in the evening. This is the time of year to start fishing low light conditions. For one, the fish are biting better at these times and it’s […]

Island police blotter – 06-20-2012

Anna Maria • June 5, 300 N. Bay Blvd., assist. An employee at the Anna Maria Pier Restaurant contacted the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office in regards to people in the water, who appeared to be in distress. The report stated that one person was approximately 100 yards offshore and the second was approximately 200 yards […]

Roser Memorial Community Church Vacation Bible

School students, from left, Hailey Kagin, Scarlet Reo, Evan Talucci and Elek Brisson add school supplies to donation boxes June 13. The theme this year was “flight” and students were encouraged to bring school supplies to be carried by Agape Flights to hundreds of students in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas. Roser continues […]