Category Archives: 07-17-2013

Paddling pup

John M. Lafferty of Holmes Beach wins this week’s Top Notch judging with an image of Aces diving for a football in an island pool. Lafferty wins an Islander “More Than a Mullet Wrapper” T-shirt and entry in the newspaper’s grand-prize Top Notch contest.

Obituaries – 07-17-2013

Barry Gould Barry Gould, 61, of Holmes Beach, died July 12. He was born in in Limerick, Maine, the son of the late Roscoe and Doris Benson Gould. He was married Aug. 27, 1988, to Dantia. Mr. Gould was originally from Maine, and spent many years working in the cable television industry in New England […]

Fishing – 07-17-2013

A little floundering never hurt anyone   Flounder are the highlight catch this week, and rock piles or reefs you come across in the area are holding these tasty flat fish. Simply anchor up around the structure of your choice and fish the sandy areas around that structure. Try live shiners, pinfish or grunts as […]

Real Estate – 07-17-2013

107 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,880 sfla / 4,740 sfur 5bed/3bath/2car home built in 1971 on a 50×110 lot was sold 06/14/13, Gilbertson to Cotter for $780,000; list $825,000. 652 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 3.050 sfla / 4,368 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car pool home with dock built in 1968 on a 145×125 lot was […]

Island police blotter – 07-17-2013

Anna Maria         • July 4, 10002 Gulf Drive, Bortell’s Lounge, trespass warning. An unruly customer was refusing to pay his bill. As he was attempting to leave without paying, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived and the man went back inside to pay his tab. The man was trespassed and warned not to […]

Sports – 07-17-2013

AMICC’s kids kick off ‘cool’ indoor soccer season   The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s summer indoor soccer season kicked off July 10 with games played in the cool, air-conditioned gym in the youth divisions for ages 5-7, 8-10 and 11-13. The ball got going with a 7-2 victory for LPAC over Air & Energy […]

Calendar – 07-17-2013

Wednesday, July 17 2 p.m. — “Cooking with Herbs” seminar with the Manatee County Extension Service, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 6 p.m. — Mana-Tweens Culture Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 8:28 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Thursday, July 18 10 a.m. — Pirates and […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July. 17, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE LARGE WIRE NEWSPAPER basket for a bicycle, $18. Call 813-503-9364. BOAT DECK CHAIRS: Three aluminum, excellent condition, $75 each, firm. 941-779-0204. WICKER FIVE-DRAWER chest with glass top, like new, $50, car-top carrier, $40. 941-730-0444. ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. […]