Category Archives: 12-25-2013

Merchants make merry on Bridge Street

Christmas on Bridge Street Dec. 14 included a holiday bazaar, face painting and live holiday music performances. A visit from Santa also was on the schedule. The market housed Santa’s sleigh and a Christmas tree and a good crowd. The festival ran until 10 p.m., with a lighted boat parade passing by the city pier […]

Fishing – 12-25-2013

 Can’t beat the weater, nothing beats the fishing   With unseasonably high temps occurring at the end of December, fishing remains consistent around Anna Maria Island and its surrounding waters. Dock fishing with live shrimp is a typical wintertime pattern for these parts in December, although there are still shiners on the flats to open […]

Obituaries – 12-25-2013

Steven Glen Fleming Steven Glen Fleming, 60, of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 14. He was born Dec. 22, 1952, in Davenport, Iowa, to Dorothy and the late Jack Fleming. After years of travel throughout the Southwest, Mr. Fleming settled in Florida in 1992, and moved to Holmes Beach in 1993. Mr. Fleming will be missed […]

Real Estate – 12-25-2013

796 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,520 sfla / 4,106 sfur 3bed/3½bath/4car home built in 1999 on a 50×100 lot was sold 12/03/13, Bank of the Ozarks to Badr for $845,000; list $899,000. 110 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,430 sfla / 2,557 sfur 3bed/2bath/4car home built in 1983 on a 50×100 lot was […]

Sports – 12-25-2013

Pickleball standouts, standbys fill weekly sports card   Twelve members of the Anna Maria Island Community Center Pickleball Club competed in the Florida International Senior Games and State Championships Dec. 13-15 in Estero. The group brought home a total of 10 gold and silver medals. Pickleball is a combination of ping-pong, tennis and badminton and […]

Calendar – 12-25-2013

Social and service The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets most Saturdays at 8 a.m. at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, for breakfast and a meeting. Information: 941-778-1383. Islander File Photo   Wednesday, Dec. 25 Today is Christmas. 5:42 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Thursday, Dec. 26 […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE DEWALT MODEL 745 10-inch contractor table saw, lightly used, complete, $225. 941-778-2346. COMPUTER: DUAL 1.8GHz HT DELL, refurbished $60. 941-756-6728. SECTIONAL SOFA: ATTRACTIVE like new, camel-color material, $500. Available Dec. 28. Cortez. Call 613-864-3398. SOFA: CONTEMPORARY, $100, swivel rocker chair, $35, two small tables $30. 540-520-1835. COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100, […]