Tag Archives: 01-08-2014

Looking Back: Islanders cast ballots, elect officers

Anna Maria Island voters went to the polls Nov. 5, 2013, and it was one of the first election days in recent years with contested local races in each of the island cities. In Holmes Beach, five candidates ran for …

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Flashback 2013: The year in review

As 2013 draws to a close, The Islander looks back at a year of highs and lows, celebrations and tragedies, welcomes and farewells. This week: July through December. July • 27th Street dispute ends: Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy said …

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Obituaries – 01-08-2014

Rosemary S. Center Rosemary S. Center, 86, died Jan. 6. She was born in Chicago and moved to Anna Maria Island in 1979 from Los Angeles. She was married 61 years to the late Charles E. Center. A memorial service …

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Calendar – 01-08-2014

Wednesday, Jan. 8 2 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring lecture, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 5:52 p.m. — Official sunset time. 6 p.m. — ManaTweens Book Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina …

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Meet ‘everyman,’ Islander of the Year

Gene Aubry signs his book, “Born on the Island,” consisting of his drawings and sketches of the historical homes on Texas’ Galveston Island. His book sales benefit the Galveston Historical Society. Click here for more

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Island police blotter – 01-08-2014

Anna Maria       • Dec. 27, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier trolley stop, information. A trolley driver contacted the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office about a passenger who made threatening statements toward her before exiting the trolley near …

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Sports – 01-08-2014

New year brings new sports season to island center   Out with the old, in with the new — sports season that is. The beginning of a new year brings more than resolutions, it brings the start of another round …

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Real Estate – 01-08-2014

3716 Gulf Drive, Unit A, Le Marais, Holmes Beach, a 3,247 sfla / 4,461 sfur 3bed/3bath/2 half baths/1car Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 2003 was sold 12/17/13, McConnell to Macmillan for $2,622,000; list $2,999,900. 3501 Gulf Drive, Holmes …

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Fishing – 01-08-2014

The Gossard family of Lima, Ohio, had success fishing last week with Capt. Warren Girle. They caught pompano using a jig tipped with shrimp and Girle reports they had a great day on the water.

Goodbye warm weather, hello cold-weather gear   Get out your cold-weather gear if you want to go fishing. You need it. January has seen fit to blast us with the first prolonged cold weather of the winter. The new year …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

ITEMS FOR SALE HUMAN TOUCH POWER leather recliner, anti-gravity lounger, beige, new, $1,299. 941-792-5877. FOR SALE: 8-piece coastal dining set. Table, 66 x 44-inch plus 24-inch leaf, six padded captains chairs, as new! $900. 989-506-0707. MENS BIKE, $45, ladies rollerblades, size …

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