Archive for September, 2011

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Island real estate transactions – 09-28-2011

On vacation

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Fishing – 09-28-2011

AMI inshore, nearshore fishing pre-fall warm-up   Migratory species such as Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, jack crevalle and bluefish are dominating the inshore bite as the season shifts from summer to autumn. Whether you’re fishing the grass flats, beaches or passes, you have the opportunity to catch one of these high-activity fish. First thing to ...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Obituaries – 09-28-2011

Rebecca S. Wigton Rebecca S. Wigton, 53, of Holmes Beach, died Sept. 17.  She was born in Butler, Pa., and moved to Holmes Beach in 2003. Services were to be private. Memorial donations may be made to Florida Cancer Center or Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Arrangements were by ...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Sports – 09-28-2011

Youth soccer season takes over center field   The dress rehearsals for the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s youth soccer league are over and done. Let the games begin! That’s just what happened last week as the regular season of the AMICC recreational youth soccer league got under way. Though it’s still early, ...

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE MOEN LAVATORY POP-up, complete new in box, $8. Frank, 941-761-1415. FLY ROD: HEDDON 8.5 foot, Golden Mark 50 with reel and line, $75. Frank, 941-761-1415. TV: ORION, COLOR, 19-inch, $15, TV, nine-inch with swivel base, $10, 941-795-8359. MATCHING TWIN BEDS with frames, headboards, mattresses, box springs. New mattress pads. $100. Call ...

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

11-foot shark bites 21-year-old Longboat Key man

The Manatee County Sheriff’s office reports that at approximately 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, C.J. Wickersham, 21, of Longboat Key, suffered a shark bite to his left thigh while spearfishing in the Gulf of Mexico. He was with a group of five friends offshore of Anna Maria Island, including Connor Bystrom, ...

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Soccer jamboree kicks off fall games

Team Moveable Feast — Feast Restaurant sponsored — shows purple spirit for the judges of Spirit Week  fan competition at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Soccer League kickoff Jamboree Day Sept. 17. Youth soccer teams played mini games and enjoyed refreshments and food at the center to start off ...

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

HBPD investigates suicide, attempted homicide

The Holmes Beach Police Department Sept. 19 was investigating the apparent suicide of one person and the attempted homicide of another. The incident took place at about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in the 200 block of 83rd Street, according to HBPD Lt. Dale Stephenson. “We had an attempted homicide and a suicide,” ...

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

City may cut Australian pines

A plan by Anna Maria landscape consultant Mike Miller with the concurrence of public works director George McKay to remove six or seven Australian pines from city-owned Gulf Park between Willow and Cedar avenues has drawn fire from some tree supporters. David Rogerson of Gulf Drive in Anna Maria wrote in ...

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

BB denies Australian pine trim

Bradenton Beach commissioners, citing no pressing public safety issue, unanimously rejected a proposal to trim 19 Australian pines at Herb Dolan Park, the bayfront park on the city’s north end. The trees are near the intersection of 25th Street and Avenue A, where the city this year completed a new kayak ...

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