Category Archives: 07-03-2013

Flying in formation

Terry Martsolf of Seminole won Week 2 of The Islander’s Top Notch photo contest with this image of five brown pelicans playing follow the leader in Holmes Beach. Martsolf wins an Islander t-shirt and the entry is entered into the newspaper’s grand-prize contest, which will be decided in August. Send Top Notch entries to

Island police blotter – 06-03-2013

Anna Maria • June 18, 800 block of North Shore Drive, suspicious incident. A complainant said his dog jumped the fence of his residence and approached a man walking his dog on the roadway. The complainant said the man pulled a knife and threatened to kill his dog. There were no witnesses and the Manatee […]

Sports – 07-03-2013

Summer sports start up, golf and horseshoes continue   A plethora of sports for kids and adults is on the horizon at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The adults can choose coed flag football — played Wednesday and Thursday evenings starting July 11 — or volleyball in the gym on Tuesday evenings starting July […]

Calendar – 07-03-2013

Wednesday, July 3 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens Book Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Pre-registration required. Information: 941-778-6341. 8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time. Nightfall — BeachHouse Restaurant’s 20th annual fireworks extravaganza, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2222.   Thursday, July 4 Today is Independence Day. 10 a.m. — Anna Maria Island […]

Fishing – 07-03-2013

The wait for anglers is over: gag grouper season opens By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Gag grouper season officially opened July 1. Now is the time to stock up on your bottom accessories — lead, hooks, heavy leader, swivels etc. — to target these bottom dwellers. Not only are gag grouper among the best […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July. 03, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE USED SOLAR PANELS for pool and household furniture, make offer, 302-275-6785. COMPUTER: 3GHz HT DELL refurbished, $90. 941-756-6728. GOOD STUFF: OLD, rare. Wicker couch, $150, maple highboy, $175, small maple desk, $50; maple twin bed, $35 each. 941-356-1456. COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, beautiful, color. $99. 941-778-3920. ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The Islander store, […]