Category Archives: 09-25-2013

Family cooks for reward to solve suspicious death

Four Mullins kids grew up loving the water, boating and life on Anna Maria Island in the 1960s and ’70s. Pat Mullins never lost his love of the water. But on Jan. 27, he left home on the Braden River in his 16-foot boat and never returned. In spite of an extensive search by law […]

Calendar – 09-25-2013

Seasonal planning         Does your organization rely on you to share its event announcements with The Islander? Then we’d like to hear from you now, as we prepare for the 2013-14 season. Send your 2013-14 events calendar — dates, times, locations and brief descriptions — to Please include a contact name, email address and […]

Fishing – 09-25-2013

 Don’t forget to plan for pesky afternoon thunderbumpers     In September, we experience afternoon thunderstorms on around Anna Maria Island on a regular basis. You can expect to see at least a 40 percent chance of afternoon showers five days a week. Granted, these small squalls may last up to an hour although usually […]

Sports – 09-25-2013

Center soccer spirit, season kick off, basketball too   The youth soccer league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center got started Sept. 21 with three games in two age divisions. The Feast opened up the action in the 11-13 age division in grand style, rolling past a short-handed LPAC squad by an 11-0 margin […]

Island police blotter – 09-25-2013

Anna Maria         • Sept. 9, 100 block of Crescent Drive, domestic battery. A man and woman were arguing and it turned physical when the man allegedly pushed the woman. According to the report, the woman grabbed a steak knife to defend herself and the man cut his finger during the struggle. Anna Maria is […]

AMI day-trippers take cause to the causeway

Charmian Miller, front left, of Ellenton, exchanges her “AMI Day Tripper” stickers Sept. 22 with Wayne “Wolverine” Collins of Bradenton — a member of the nonprofit Anna Maria Island Privateers, on Palma Sola Causeway. Miller and Debbie Pinkley, right of Collins, became island residents and friends in the late-1980s. The sticker came about when they […]

Real Estate – 09-25-2013

306 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,300 sfla / 3,500 sfur 5bed/4½/3car home built in 2013 on a 52×145 lot was sold 08/30/13, Poseidon Adventures on Spring Avenue LLC to Powell for $895,000; list $1,089,000. 208 66th St., Unit A, 66th Street Coastal Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 1,500 sfla / 2,000 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car land condo […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100, above-ground pool, ladder, accessories0, 15-18 foot, 1 year old, $100. 941-778-3920. TELEVISION: SANYO 32-inch high-definition LCD flat-screen. Three years old. $100. 941-932-0843. EUREKA COMMERCIAL VACUUM cleaner. Like new, $50. 941-778-6288. TWO PIRATE COSTUMES: High end, women, size 5, men’s, medium, both for $25. 941-778-4451. POOL MOTOR AND […]