Category Archives: 12-05-2012

Island police blotter – 12-05-2012

Anna Maria • Nov. 23, 500 block of Spring Avenue, Baker Act. A house cleaner found a man unresponsive and called 911. EMS and law enforcement responded. According to the report, the man had taken an unknown number of anti-depressants and prescription sleeping pills. He was transported to the hospital, where the investigating officer initiated […]

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., until the family moved to St. Paul. There he graduated from Cretin High School in […]

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 with Santa while Dad, offstage, captures the moment at Lester Fun Day.   Savanah Gittens […]

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.  Click here for more Fun Day photos

Sports – 12-05-2012

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 the area boasts several nice parks fantastic for family camping. If you have never been […]

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 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.   Thursday, Dec. 6 2 p.m. — Knitting clinic, […]

Fishing – 12-05-2012

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 find concentrations of backwater species waiting to move back on the grass flats to feed. […]

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, $75, cheaper than renting. 941-896-5775. FUTON: LIGHT COLORED, hardwood, excellent condition, $100. Wood coffee table, […]