Tag Archives: 04-23-2014

Island road watch April 21-28

The Florida Department of Transportation was scheduled to begin work April 21 on a three-month project on State Road 64/Manatee Avenue West from the Perico Bay Club to Palma Sola Boulevard. Crews will be resurfacing the roadway, making sidewalk and …

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Shipwreck to become underwater preserve

Designated underwater archaeological preserves are marked and site maps and information are made available in area dive shops and on the Museums in the Sea website, museumsinthesea.com. The sites are protected by Florida law and, in the case of the Narcissus, also by federal law.

Just off the northern end of Egmont Key on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico sits an 82-foot Civil War-era screw steamer, an underwater graveyard for the sailors aboard since it sank 146 years ago. The USS Narcissus, named …

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Calendar – 04-23-2014

Wednesday, April 23 Noon — Anna Maria Garden Club meeting, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607. 8 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Thursday, April 24 8:01 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Friday, April …

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Real Estate – 04-23-2014

Real estate on vacation

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Island police blotter – 04-23-2014

Anna Maria • April 14, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, battery. A 56-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly slapped a woman in a wheelchair during an argument over love bugs. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Deputy observed the couple …

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Obituaries – 04-23-2014

Joshua Robert Matice Joshua Robert Matice, 42, died April 7. He was born April 8, 1972, in St. Johns, Mich. He first came to Anna Maria Island in time to start second-grade at Anna Maria Elementary School. He participated in …

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Fishing – 04-23-2014

Kyle Feehan of Holmes Beach, left, and Ilan Adichithara, visiting from Chicago, worked a frenzy of trout on Ilan’s seventh birthday. Ilan is holding his catch. The Feehans and friends caught their dinner on live whitebait cast in the sand holes while drifting over the Key Royale flats.

Pick your days to avoid the boating traffic craze   If you haven’t noticed, the surrounding waters of Anna Maria Island are becoming more popular for boaters as the season rolls on. Drive by any of the local boat ramps …

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Easter sunrise, good news

The Rev. Stephen King of the Harvey Memorial Community Church delivers the Easter sermon, “Good News,” to the congregation at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Jack Elka Click here for more Easter sunrise pics, And Click …

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Sports – 04-23-2014

Key Royale golf news   The men got out on the links at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach April 14 for a pair of golf matches. The morning saw a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match. The team of Charlie Knopp, …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ITEMS FOR SALE DINING TABLE: ROUND, bronze and iron, glass-top, four matching padded chairs. Cash, you pick up, like new, $550. 941-756-0888. DECK/PATIO FURNITURE: Glass-top table, four chairs with cushions. Steel construction, 2014 model, never used. 941-778-4060. TABLES: END AND …

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