Category Archives: 07-18-2012

The Top Notch photo contest winner for the second week is

Terry Martsolf of Seminole for this snapshot of three youngsters scurrying out of the water in Holmes Beach. Martsolf wins an Islander “More than a Mullet Wrapper” T-shirt and the photo goes into a pool of weekly winners vying for the grand prize. For entry information, see page 5.

Obituaries – 07-18-2012

Edwin Reinhard van Beuzekom Edwin Reinhard van Beuzekom, 85, of Orlando and formerly of Perico Island and Holmes Beach, died July 8. He was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Batavia (now Jakarta), Indonesia. Batavia was then a Dutch colony and his father was a civil engineer working for the Dutch government. When the Japanese invaded Indonesia, his family was […]

Island police blotter – 07-18-2012

Anna Maria         • July 4, 301 N. Bay Blvd., information. While patrolling Bayfront Park, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Deputy came across smoldering embers next to a large tree. The deputy extinguished the embers and questioned parkgoers for information. Witnesses described two Hispanic males who had been in the area, but no suspects were located. […]

Islander Calendar – 07-18-2012

Friday, July 20 • 11 a.m., Senior Adventures, “Cracker Cowboy Poet” storyteller Hank Mattson, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-962-8835.   Saturday, July 21         • 3:30-8 p.m., Art in the Courtyard, local artists’ indoor-outdoor sale to benefit Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes […]

Island real estate transactions – 07-18-2012

3109 Avenue F, Unit B, Beach View, Holmes Beach, a 34,64 sfla 3bed/3bath condo with shared pool built in 2010 was sold 06/11/12, Robinson to Mehlinger for $780,000; list $799,000. 2600 Gulf Drive, Unit 27, Anna Maria Island Club, Bradenton Beach, a 1,179 sfla / 1,339 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo with shared pool built in […]

Sports – 07-18-2012

Indoor soccer action stays cool in center gym   The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s summer indoor soccer league completed a second week of action with some spirited games. Eat Here grabbed control of the league’s 11-13 age division with a 3-0 record with the Waterfront Restaurant second on a 1-1 record, followed by Air […]

Fishing – 07-18-2012

Instead of waiting, try wading to get a bite   We’re approaching a new moon July 23, which will provide exaggerated low tides in the evenings. It will be the optimum time to fish the outgoing tides in the backwater for catch-and-release snook, redfish and spotted seatrout. During the evening low tides, your best bet […]

Merry Christmas in July — NOT

With the summer version of the winter holiday just a week away, the  nonprofit Anna Maria Island Privateers, sponsors of the annual Christmas Parade and Party for kids among other events, got news July 11 of a lawsuit filed in county court by former member Rick Maddox. The suit alleges the Privateers were lent a […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE NOTE/POSTCARD SPINNER floor rack for sale, horizontal slots, holds many. Great shape, $50. 941-779-9888. NOOK COLOR, USED once, leather case, $25, Barnes & Noble gift card and guidebook, $125. BJ, 941-778-3013. WEIDER HOME GYM: two-bench, $75, bookcase, 6 x 5 x 16.5, $75, gas grill, porcelain grate, $20. 941-224-1053. LIGHTED QUEEN HEADBOARD, nightstands, […]