Tag Archives: 12-11-2013

MADD, HBPD urge celebrants to chose designated drivers

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Florida and the Holmes Beach Police Department urge adults to plan for a non-drinking designated driver. The push comes with the arrival of the holiday season. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve in 2011, 931 people …

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Rod & Reel Christmas wish: reopen pier Dec. 25

Rod & Reel Pier manager Dave Cochran, right, discusses rebuilding the restaurant and bait shop with workers. The pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, has been closed since a Sept. 30 kitchen fire. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Rod & Reel Pier manager Dave Cochran has a Christmas wish. It’s that the restaurant and bait shop, closed since Sept. 30 due to an electrical fire, could reopen by Dec. 25 to give staff and faithful patrons of the …

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Island police blotter – 12-11-2013

Anna Maria         • Nov. 26, 500 block of Bayview Place, illegal dumping. A boat moored in Bimini Bay broke loose during gusty winds and drifted before becoming stuck. The owner was notified and told to have the vessel removed. …

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Calendar – 12-11-2013

Greetings from Florida The South Florida Museum screens “The Birdcage” at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, as part of the museum’s ongoing “Greetings from Florida” film series. The museum is at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. For more information, call …

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Obituaries – 12-11-2013

John F. Driscoll John F. Driscoll, 80, of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 29. He was born in Binghamton, N.Y. He received an engineer degree from State University of New York, Binghamton, and began work at Universal Instrument, becoming manager of …

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Sports – 12-11-2013

Mike Pritchett takes on the par 3 third hole at the Key Royale Club golf course with a 145-yard hole-in-one during a nine-hole scramble match Dec. 5. Islander Photo: Courtesy Gary Duncan

Old standbys — golf, horseshoes — fill weekly sports card   Topping another busy week of golf at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach is a hole-in-one by Mike Pritchett during a nine-hole scramble Dec. 5. Pritchett aced the …

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Fishing – 12-11-2013

Capt. Anthony Leverett, working as first mate on a charter trip with Capt. Larry McGuire, shows off a rare catch, a tiger shark. Leverett died Dec. 2, leaving a wife and five children, ages 4-12. The Islander and CrossPointe Fellowship are helping the family with Christmas donations, funeral expenses and a college fund. For information, call The Islander at 941-778-7978 or CrossPointe at 941-778-0719.

Mild temperatures, calm seas — great time for fishing   December has blessed us with mild temperatures and calm seas, but you still may want to try fishing some wintertime patterns. Dock fishing with live shrimp and fishing local canals …

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Real Estate – 12-11-2013

812 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,802 sfla / 4,310 sfur 5bed/3½bath/2car home built in 2007 on a 65×100 lot was sold 11/15/13, Selby to Rysal Enterprises LLC for $1,600,000; list $1,777,700. 103 30th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,809 …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE BEDROOM SET, KING, pink, seven pieces, $400, glass dining table, four chairs, tropical, $200. 941-778-6158. DEWALT MODEL 745 10-inch contractor table, lightly used, complete, $225. 941-778-2346. OAK COMPUTER CART: $35, tan sofa bed, $70. 941-778-6364. CHRISTMAS VINTAGE ORNAMENTS, Noel …

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