Debby delivers deluge to AMI

A boat broke its mooring June 24 in the wake of Tropical Storm Debby, smashing it on the rocks next to the Historic Bridge Street Pier, Bradenton Beach. The boat sank and spilled its contents. Look below for story and …

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Fishing – 06-27-2012

Kaitlyn and Emma Munford visiting Anna Maria Island from California bring home dinner for the family — a nice catch of redfish while on a trip with Capt. Warren Girle.

Summertime fishing is hot all around Island   Summer arrived June 21, and with the warm weather, fishing the grass flats east of Anna Maria Island and throughout Sarasota Bay is resulting in good action for spotted seatrout, redfish and …

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Islander Calendar – 06-27-2012

Friday, June 29         • 5-10 p.m. — Save Our Ship Concert to benefit Anna Maria Island Privateers, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive. Information: 941-536-4257   Monday, July 2         • Shortly after dusk — Fourth annual Boom …

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Island police blotter – 06-27-2012

Anna Maria         • June 4, 700 block of North Shore Drive, DUI with property damage. Michael Frieler, 21, was involved in a minor traffic accident when he backed his vehicle into a parked car. It was determined during the …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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Island real estate transactions – 06-27-2012

  302 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,716 sfla / 2,300 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1960 on a 100×100 lot sold 05/25/12, Kerr to 302 67th LLC for $410,000. 303 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,852 sfla / …

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Obituaries – 06-27-2012

William M. Church William M. Church, 87, of Holmes Beach, died June 19. Arrangements were by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home. Survivors include wife Verdella; son William; daughter Verdella; sister Elizabeth; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.   Michael E. Culhane Michael E. …

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Sports – 06-27-2012

Conal Cassidy defends against Tori Walter during the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s basketball league 8-10 division all-star game June 18. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

All-star games wind up youth basketball season   Due to Anna Maria Island Community Center scheduling conflicts for the gym, youth basketball league all-star games were delayed until June 18, but that didn’t diminish the enthusiasm when players were announced …

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TS Debby drenches Island; threatens sea turtles

Street flooding in Holmes Beach during Tropical Storm Debby was severe enough for the Holmes Beach Police Department to shut down Marina Drive over the night. Police opened the road in the morning after flooding subsided to a save driving depth.

Tropical Storm Debby meandered northeast through the Gulf of Mexico the night of June 23 and parked itself approximately 190 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. The storm’s most severe weather was to its southwest and, from …

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Mosquito-control helicopter sprays Island for pests

For the first time in possibly 15 years, the Manatee Mosquito Control District performed a fly-over of Anna Maria Island in an effort to eradicate, or at least control, the annoying insects. The mosquito population of the Island has increased …

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