Category Archives: 12-1-2010

AID celebrates

All Island Denominations celebrated on Thanksgiving eve with a service at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Pictured are, front, from left, the Rev. Dee Ann de Montmollin of Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, the Rev. Jean Woady Louis of St. Bernard Catholic Church, the Rev. Rosemary Backer of Gloria Dei […]

Island tree canopy near national standard

Manatee County is just percentage points from meeting a national standard for forest coverage, according to a study released by the county. The county worked with Keep Manatee Beautiful, ESciences and several other government agencies on its first study of its urban tree canopy. The five-year analysis, funded with a $10,000 grant from the Florida […]

Holiday rush begins

Santa Claus is coming to town — more than once this month. “That’s so that children who haven’t decided what they want at the Holmes Beach Holiday Open House have time to decide by the Bridge Street celebration in Bradenton Beach,” the jolly old elf said. A glance at Anna Maria Island’s holiday calendar: • […]

Fishing – 12-1-2010

‘Got to stop wishing, got to go fishing …’ “Down to rock bottom again.” If Jimmy Buffett could have fished our local waters this past week, that line from “A Pirate Looks at Forty” would have had a different meaning. Whether you target bottom dwellers such as flounder and grouper or migratory fish such as […]

Sports – 12-1-2010

Adult soccer playoffs on horizon There’s still a little soccer left to be played in the league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The seedings are set for the Island Cup to get under way Thursday, Dec. 2. Ross Built gets things started when it takes on Sarasota Veterinary Emergency Hospital in the Empty […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010

ITEMS FOR SALE RICE COOKER: STEAMER, Rival. Six-cup with manual, $5. 941-795-8359. SHELF UNIT: ATTACHES TO wall, sliding doors, walnut finish, 66 x 72. Free! 941-779-0005 or 518-260-7948. CASTING ROD: BERKLEY Bionix, $10. Call Frank, 941-761-1415. FISHING REEL: PENN #85. Saltwater, $15. Call Frank, 941-761-1415. FISHING REEL: PENN Senator, 4/0. Fair condition, $15. Call Frank, […]

Island police blotter – 12-1-2010

Anna Maria • 100 block of Crescent Drive, burglary. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in to a home where about $100 in damage was reported. Bradenton Beach • Nov. 2, 400 block of Second St., domestic dispute. Bradenton Beach Police Department responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in which a […]

Island real estate transactions – 12-1-2010

101 81st St., Holmes Beach, a 3,714 sfla / 5,581 sfur 4bed/4½bath/4car Gulfront pool home built in 2009 on a 80×103 lot was sold 11/10/10, MacDonald to Blowfish Island LLC for $2,350,000; list $3,150,000. 308 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,587 sfla / 2,437 sfur 3bed/2bath pool home built in 1994 on a 52×145 lot […]

Obituaries – 12-1-2010

Patricia Ruth Johnson Patricia Ruth Johnson, 89, died Nov. 21. She was born in Yonkers, N.Y., and moved to Bradenton in 1987. Mrs. Johnson tutored at Anna Maria Elementary School for many years. She was a member of the choir at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach. There was to be no […]

Islander Calendar – 12-1-2010

Wednesday, Dec. 1 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking lunch at The Feast, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies. 1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meet at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631. Thursday, Dec. 2 8 p.m. — Opening […]