Category Archives: 07-24-2013


Joe Zambito of Anna Maria wins this week’s Top Notch judging with his photograph — taken with a Canon Rebel XT — of two herons above his neighbor’s house. He wins an Islander “More Than a Mullet Wrapper” T-shirt and entry in the newspaper’s grand-prize Top Notch contest. One week remains to enter. For more […]

Island police blotter – 07-24-2013

Anna Maria         • July 5, 400 block of Spring Avenue, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a domestic disturbance and made contact with a woman, who said she had been arguing with her live-in boyfriend. The male was not on scene when the deputy arrived. • July 18, 100 S. […]

Sports – 07-24-2013

Summer soccer: A kick in the gym for kids   Week two of games in the indoor soccer league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center saw LPAC on top in the 8-10 division standings with a 3-0-1 record, Beach Bistro at 0-1-2 and Air & Energy following at 0-2-1. Beach Bistro and LPAC battled […]

Calendar – 07-24-2013

Making plans… Getting ready for the 2013-14 season? The Islander encourages publicists for local groups to send 2013-14 calendars to   Regular season baseball continues through August with the Bradenton Marauders playing at McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. For more information, call 941-747-3031. Islander File Photo   Wednesday, July 24 2 p.m. […]

Fishing – 07-24-2013

Wise anglers work small hatch bait into big catches   If you’re catching live shiners for bait around Anna Maria Island, you’ve probably noticed most of the bait being caught is in the 2-inch range. We refer to this as hatch bait. Don’t be discouraged about the small size, as this small bait still gets […]

Real Estate – 07-24-2013

797 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 3,684 sfla / 4,955 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car Gulfront home built in 1988 on a 50×550 lot was sold 07/03/13, JSV Community Properties Inc. to Reynolds for $2,300,000; list $2,450,000. 799 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,340 sfla / 3,136 sfur 2bed/3bath Gulffront home built in 1987 on a […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July. 24, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE SEALY POSTUREPEDIC TWIN bed: Excellent condition, $40. 941-254-4562. ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW: 14-inch, 17-inch electric hedge trimmer,  both excellent condition, $35 each. 941-776-0876. BUFFET CABINET, $40, Sony WEGA TV, $100 HD/LCD 48-inch flat screen, mahogany desk, 70×34-inch, $40. 941-321-8222. CRAIN 555 MULTI undercut saw, $50, Makita drywall screwdriver, $30, Echo 1500 gas hedge trimmer, […]