Category Archives: 12-26-2012

Historical society drops plan to move Spahn house

The Anna Maria Island Historical Society has decided not to proceed with raising funds to preserve Spruce Street house in Anna Maria built as a winter home in the 1950s by baseball Hall-of-Famer Warren Spahn. AMIHS board president Maureen McCormick notified the city along with donors and supporters of the decision in a letter. The […]


An Oct. 16 story in The Islander identified an alleged burglar as an Holmes Beach man residing in Bradenton Beach. While the incident occurred in Holmes Beach, the suspect, identified as Roger Cliburn, 47, resides on 17th Avenue in Bradenton and not in the 2700 block of Avenue C, as reported.

Cortez woman arrested for drug paraphernalia at rehab

A 31-year-old Cortez woman was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia Dec. 13 while at a Bradenton rehabilitation center, and more charges could be pending. Stephanie Lund, of the 4200 block of 126th Street West in Cortez, was attending the rehab facility when she went across the street to a convenience store, according to […]

Newly elected fire district commissioners switch chairs

The gavel soon will pass from West Manatee Fire Rescue Commissioner Randy Cooper to fellow Commissioner David Bishop.     By unanimous voice vote, the commission selected Bishop to chair the commission that provides oversight for the 18-square-mile district with 44,828 residents, including Anna Maria Island.     An architect and life-long district resident who’s served on […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE CANTON HOME THEATER speaker system. Four cubed surround sound speakers, one center channel speaker and subwoofer, $1,850, new, now, $475. 941-799-1169. BICYCLES: HIS AND hers, Sears “Free Spirit” 1970s, very good condition, $150/pair. 813-240-6529. TWO YELLOW HUMMER kid bikes, $60/each or two for $100. 941-778-7978. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. […]

Islander Calendar – 12-26-2012

3, 2, 1 … Happy new year! The BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., celebrates the arrival of 2013 with a public fireworks display and a restaurant party. The light show takes place at midnight on New Year’s Eve on the Gulf of Mexico shore in the 200 block of Gulf Drive North. Islander File […]

Home for holidays

Former Anna Maria resident and artist Mark Alonso, left, and wife Miren, second from left, now residing in Michigan, visit the Where’s Woody art show at The Islander newspaper Dec. 22. They visited for the holidays — Thanksgiving to Christmas — along with lots of family, kids and grandkids. They are pictured with daughter Ginny […]

Fishing – 12-26-2012

Warmer days bring heat to fishing   Since we’ve had warm temperatures and light winds offshore, fishers are working as much as possible before winter weather sets in. The first official day of winter was Dec. 21. Reports of keeper-size red grouper are coming in from as close as 10 miles off shore. For bait, […]