Category Archives: 07-10-2013

Sons and shorebirds

Lisa Isenberg of Durango, Colo., wins this week’s Top Notch judging with an image of shorebirds and three sons taking off on a local beach. Isenberg regularly visits the area, staying with family in Sleepy Lagoon on Longboat Key. She wins an Islander “More Than a Mullet” T-shirt and entry in the newspaper’s grand-prize Top […]

Sports – 07-10-2013

Beach volleyball eludes AMI, explodes across the nation   Ever since William Morgan, an instructor at the YMCA in Holyoke, Mass., invented volleyball in 1895 as a game that would demand less physical contact than basketball, it’s grown in popularity. So much so that it is now considered the second most-popular sport in the world. […]

Real Estate – 07-10-2013

333 Tarpon St., Anna Maria, a 4bed/4bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 2012 on a 72×110 lot was sold 05/30/13, Martin to Murray Family Partnership for $1,820,000; list $1,999,000. 520 Bayview Place, Anna Maria, a 3,897 sfla / 7,082 sfur 4bed/3½bath/4car canalfront pool home built in 1987 on a 120×110 lot was sold 05/30/13, Slavin […]

Island police blotter – 06-10-2013

Anna Maria         • June 27, 200 block of Chilson Avenue, information. A complainant reported she received a postcard informing her she won $100 in gas. She called the number and was told she would need to pay a $3.99 processing fee with her credit card. She refused and was told that the contest was […]

14-year-old is victim of Anna Maria rip current

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s marine patrol unit is joined by kayakers in the search July 6 for the missing 14-year-old boy in the Gulf of Mexico waters near the Willow Avenue beach access, while other swimmers appear oblivious to the perils of rip currents. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Calendar – 07-10-2013

Wednesday, July 10 5:30 p.m. — Teen crafts, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Thursday, July 11 10 a.m. — Visit with “The Chalk Lady” Denise Kowal, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Friday, July […]

Fishing – 07-10-2013

Rain, rain go away — I really want to fish today   Well, we are back in our summertime patterns of extreme heat throughout the day combined with a reprieve of afternoon-evening showers. With temps in the 90s in the day and 70s at night, it’s advantageous to fish early or late. You also want […]

Obituaries – 07-10-2013

Mandy L. Baker Mandy L. Baker, 71, of Bradenton, died June 21. She was born April 22, 1942, in Lebanon, Pa. She graduated from Hershey High School and attended Hershey Junior College, Manatee Junior College and American Bankers Association. She retired in 2007 from a banking career in Sarasota and Bradenton and Harrisburg, Pa. She […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July. 10, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE THREE LIGHT COLORED rugs, 9x 4.5 feet, $35, Proform treadmill, $90. 941-779-9781. COTS: ADULT SIZE. Good condition with storage bags, $30 each, cash. 941-792-0008, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, beautiful, color. $99. 941-778-3920. ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. […]