Category Archives: 10-03-2012

Islander Calendar – 10-03-2012

Thursday, Oct. 4 8 p.m. — Opening night for “Postmortem,” Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-6018.   Saturday, Oct. 6 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Cultural Connections ArtsHop Chair-Painting Party, Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1716. • 11 a.m.-1 p.m., “Like Moonlight on Low Tide” book signing, […]

Island police blotter – 10-03-2012

Anna Maria • Sept. 13, 200 block of South Bay Boulevard, burglary. A complainant reported someone had broken into the residence and stole items valued at $60. • Sept. 24, 200 block of Willow Avenue, theft. Three pieces of patio furniture were reported stolen from the backyard of a residence. According to the Manatee County […]

Obituaries – 10-03-2012

Cory C. Cronan Cory C. Cronan, 43, of Anna Maria, died Sept. 18. He was born Sept. 13, 1969, and raised in Ballston Lake, N.Y. Mr. Cronan served in the U.S. Army National Guard 1991-97. He was an avid golfer and and attended Professional Golfers Career College 2005-06. He was employed by several island restaurants […]


Murder defendant David Viens wheels himself into court on the first day of his trial in Los Angeles on charges of killing his wife, Dawn Viens. He learned last week of the jury’s guilty verdict. Sentencing will be in November. Defense attorney Fred McCurry is at left. Photo Courtesy Sean Hiller/Daily Breeze, Torrance, Calif.

Sports – 10-03-2012

Islander qualifies for ironman world championship   Anna Maria Island resident Sandy Menely recently qualified in Texas for the 34th annual 2012 Ironman World Championship, which will begin Oct. 13 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Make no mistake, competing in an ironman competition is not for the casual workout warrior. According to the event website, the world […]

Fishing – 10-03-2012

Island anglers see fall species in arrival patterns   Signs of fall are all around us. There are cooler morning and evening temperatures — welcome relief — and Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle, bonito and blue runners are beginning their fall migration. Although we are in the very early stages of the migration, good numbers of […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE GAS PATIO GRILL: Compact design, great for small areas, $85. 941-778-3228. BICYCLE SEATS: One Mongoose, one Roadmaster, one Avocet. Never used, $5 each. 941-761-1415. TWIN BED, MATTRESSES, box spring, nearly new, $100. Solar panels, pool, excellent, $39. 941-778-3920. SOFA, $75, LOVESEAT, $50, pastel tropical-look, great condition. Floral loveseat, $50. 941-730-0444. COMPUTER: GATEWAY 2.4GHz, […]