The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011

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Islander Calendar – 11-30-2011

Wednesday, Nov. 30         6 to 9 p.m. — Fundraiser to benefit student ambassador Raven Smith’s travel to Italy at 207 Peacock Lane, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-753-6594.   Thursday, Dec. 1 8 p.m. — Opening night of “Those Crazy Ladies …

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Fishing – 11-30-2011

Flint Besecker of Buffalo, N.Y., shows off his limit catch of gag grouper before the season closed. Besecker used live pinfish in about 50 feet of water offshore of Anna Maria Island on a trip with Capt. Larry McGuire to get the bite.

Use the right bait, get the bite going   Using the right bait can translate to a productive day of fishing. And area waters are still producing a variety of species. Offshore fishing remains consistent for red grouper and catch-and-release …

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Island real estate transactions – 11-30-2011

Featured sale: This condo at 1800 Gulf Dr. N., Unit 116, La Costa, Bradenton Beach sold in May of 2000 for $250,000 and in November 2011 for $315,000 an increase of $65,000 or 26% in 11years 11 months. The cost per square foot is $328.

5501 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a 2,184 sfla commercial shop with docks built in 1965 was sold 11/10/11, Catchers LC to Keyes Marina LLC for $2,850,000. 8319 Marina Ct., Holmes Beach, a 3,383 sfla / 4,209 sfur 4bed/3½bath/3car canalfront pool …

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Obituaries – 11-30-2011

Frank Mesa Almeda Frank Mesa Almeda, 89, died Nov. 26. Almeda was a U.S. Army veteran and a longtime resident of Anna Maria Island, where he was a leader of the informal Pier Regulars group. He is survived by his …

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Caution: Young artists at work

Students from Manatee School for the Arts SMAC! Program gather Nov. 26 at the Manatee Public Beach with other school art classes to paint exterior wall panels with student-designs. Lizzy Launderville and teacher April Gladden mix paint for their mural, …

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Sports – 11-30-2011

Terry Schaefer, Brenda Solleveld, Laura Purcell and Hoyt Miller combine on a plus-4 during Stableford golf action at Key Royale Club. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ed Havlik

Adult soccer playoffs, then Island Sippy Cup   The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s adult coed soccer league playoffs started Nov. 17 with four quarterfinal matches in the chase for the Island Sippy Cup championship. Though not quite as prestigious …

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Island police blotter – 11-30-2011

Anna Maria
 • No new reports.         Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach • Nov. 17, 100 block of 12th Street North, bb, warrant. The MCSO arrested a Bradenton Beach man on a warrant for alleged violation …

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Islander receives 10 FPA ad awards

The Islander newspaper recently received honors from the Florida Press Association, winning 10 awards for display advertising excellence in its circulation category and in open circulation. The Islander won first place in the group ad promotion category, open circulation division, …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE CHRISTMAS DISHES: 12 dinner, 12 salad, poinsettia, gold trim, $20. 941-795-8359. GO-FIT STABILITY ball, 65 cm maximum diameter, $5. 941-795-8359. MEN’S COAT: LONDON Fog limited edition, 40 regular, $20, 941-795-8359. QUEEN-SIZE BEDROOM set with new pillow-top mattress …

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