Tag Archives: 03-30-2011

Facing reality

Small wonder so many officials are in disbelief. It’s unthinkable, unbelievable that Anna Maria Island has lost so many residents. The recent census results are causing a rip current of concern. Whether you measure by homestead exemptions (homeowners mostly living …

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Suspect in HB theft jailed in Sarasota

A suspect in the rip-off of a Holmes Beach couple was in a Sarasota County jail, as of Islander press time. Catherine Theresa O’Malley, 48, was arrested shortly after midnight Feb. 25 near the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and U.S. …

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Giraffe wanders back

An 8-foot-tall statue of a giraffe is back home at Slim’s Place in Anna Maria following a prank that led to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report of grand theft. The statue had been reported missing March 14 and believed …

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Island police blotter – 03-30-2011

Anna Maria • March 18, 800 block of North Shore Drive, petit theft. The renter of a vacation home reported that a pair of kayak paddles stored outside were taken. The paddles were valued at $75. • March 18, 100 …

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Sports – 03-30-2011

Austin Ferrer eludes Hunter Parrish during 13-16 division NFL Flag Football Super Bowl action March 26 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Ferrer leads Bears past Raiders in 13-16 Super Bowl The Beach Bistro Bears jumped all over Bassett, Vita, Vining & Herman Group Raiders early and often on the way to an easy 33-16 victory in the Anna Maria Island Community …

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Island real estate transactions – 03-30-2011

609 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,641 sfla / 3,049 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 2069 on a 90×115 lot was sold 03/11/11,  Safety Harbor Assets LLC to Davis for $484,000. 4607 Second Ave., Holmes Beach, half of …

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Obituaries – 03-30-2011

Ella E. Fullin Ella E. Fullin, 92, of Anna Maria and formerly of Bridgeport, Conn., died March 18. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 30 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Marion …

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Fishing – 03-30-2011

Chris Braun, left, caught this amberjack using a pinfish in approximately 200 feet of water, while fishing with Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me the Fish Charters. Eric Smithman and Alex Braun assist Chris with his 75-pound monster catch. All are from Bradenton.

Springtime, time to prepare for silver kings Well, it’s almost time to start the quest for tarpon. Sightings have been reported, although targetable numbers of tarpon have not yet arrived to Tampa Bay. So dig out the tarpon rods and …

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Islander Calendar – 03-30-2011

Wednesday, March 30 11 a.m. — Einstein Circle discussion on “What is Left of the American Dream?” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. Thursday, March 31 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. — …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, March. 30, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE COLLECTIBLE COCA COLA cookie jar, $5. Burger King, McDonalds toys, 20 pieces $2. 941-795-8734. REAL CHIQUITA BANANA plants: 3-5 feet high. Four plants for $25. 941-778-0192. PLANTS: SIX LARGE ‘cardinals guard’ $30. 941-778-0256. COMPUTER: DELL, REFURBISHED with newly loaded …

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