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 …

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Sports – 07-10-2013

Gillian Cassidy spikes the ball during tournament action at Siesta Key in June. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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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 …

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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 …

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Fishing – 07-10-2013

Seth Walters, 13, of Longboat Key, caught his first tarpon — a king-size fish at 158 pounds — fishing with his dad and grandfather while on a charter trip with Capt. Warren Girle.

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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