Obituaries – 12-05-2012

John A. Bacich John A. Bacich, 93, of Anna Maria and Minneapolis died Nov. 25 in Minneapolis. He was born in Duluth, Minn., to George and Victoria Bacich, the youngest of five children. He spent his childhood in Oliver, Wis., …

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Fun Day photos

Vincent Joel Gollamudi, 4 months, meets Santa.   The line to see Santa on stage is long at the Anna Maria Island Community Center during the Dec. 1 Lester Holiday Fun Day.   Addison, Kiera, Gavin and Kendall Johnston pose …

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Real family fun at Lester Fun Day

Norma Buchanan rounds up six granddaughters — third generation Anna Maria Elementary students Madison, Lauren, Jade and Reagan Buchanan and Zoey and Lyla Smith — all modeling the work of “Tony the balloon Guy” at Fun Day. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann.  …

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Sports – 12-05-2012

Kevin Cassidy, Neil Fellowes, Tommy Fellowes and Conal Cassidy around the campfire circle at Fort De Soto Park. Islander Photo: Courtesy Lance Bieker

Change in weather signals start of camping season   The cooler weather that signals the beginning of our winter also kicks off camping season. This writer and several dads typically take our kids camping around Thanksgiving and Christmas — and …

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Islander Calendar – 12-05-2012

Wednesday, Dec. 5 11:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon, Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. 1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meet, Island Branch Library, 5701 …

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Fishing – 12-05-2012

The Phelps family of England shows off their catch of redfish from a recent trip with Capt. Danny Stasny.

Cooler weather prompts changes in bait choice   The combination of full moon tides and a break in the cold weather, this week looks prosperous for backwater fishers. Extreme low tides in the morning hours are a great time to …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 5 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE BIKE: MEN’S BEACH cruiser brand, nice, simple. 941-518-6024. FOR SALE: 48-inch oak table with 17-inch leaf, $150, six wicker chairs and two matching bar stools, $45 each. One 36-inch long matching credenza, $100, 941-795-5864. TWO BIKES: MENS/womens, …

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