Archive for May, 2012

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Officials celebrate Coquina Beach concession reopening

“You should have seen it before the renovation” was a common theme amongst speakers at the May 23 grand reopening ceremony of the Coquina Beach concession stand. United Park Services Inc. took over concession operations in July 2010 and, after a short time working in the old facility, moved concession operations ...

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Storm Avanegers Hurricane Guide 2012

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Monday, May 28th, 2012

Island police blotter – 05-30-2012

Anna Maria • May 13, 500 block of Bayview Place, noise. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a noise complaint and arrived to hear loud music and talking from the pool area. The city’s noise ordinance was explained and a warning issued. The deputy reported the occupants to be ...

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Sports – 05-30-2012

Youth basketball seeds set for playoffs The regular season of the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s youth basketball season has come to an end, but the games are not over. Opening-round playoff contests are set in two of the center league divisions, the 8-10 and 11-13 age groups. The championship game matchup ...

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Island real estate transactions – 05-30-2012

118 Maple Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,990 sfla / 2,420 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car duplex built in 1946 on a 79x100 lot was sold 04/26/12, Kerr to Hasler for $605,000; list $678,000. 521 Loquat Drive, Anna Maria, a 3,246 sfla / 4,260 sfur 3bed/3½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1981 on a 75x102 ...

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Obituaries – 05-30-2012

Willem Bartelsman Willem Bartelsman, founder of the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra, died May 25 in Amsterdam. He was born in Den Haag, Denmark, April 1, 1924, the son of conductor and composer Jan Christopher Bartelsman, and within a talented musical family. Bartelsman first came to the United States in 1958 ...

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Fishing – 05-30-2012

Silver king, tarpon, sabalo - name game No matter the name, silver king, tarpon or sabalo, it’s the name of the game every year as we head into hurricane season. As we settle what is shaping up to be a successful tarpon season for Anna Maria Island and Tampa Bay waters, it’s ...

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Islander Calendar – 05-30-2012

Saturday, June 2 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Island Blood Drive to benefit Anna Maria Island Privateers, Wildlife Inc. and Anna Maria Island Community Center, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-753-1577. Sunday, June 3 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Island Blood Drive to benefit Anna Maria Island ...

Monday, May 28th, 2012

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE MOTION SENSOR SECURITY lights. Battery powered. No wiring. Bright LEDs. $12-$50. Power failure three-unit kit, $75. New, weatherproof. Call for demo. Jeff's Security Lights, 941-794-1469. LIKE NEW IKEA white contemporary armoire, glass and chrome entertainment table, $100 each. Home, 941-778-1989, cell, 941-773-9829. RECLINING CHAIR: TAN color, like new, $93, wet ...

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Tarpon Recapture Program

Watch and learn how to participate in the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study. You'll get a step-by-step look at how to take a tarpon DNA sample and submit it to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Researchers from the FWC and Mote Marine Laboratory use these samples to identify ...

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