Category Archives: 05-02-2012

Sports – 05-02-2012

Three basketball teams chase perfection   Both youth basketball and baseball leagues are under way, as well as adult soccer at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Three basketball teams appear to be separating themselves from the pack and have forged undefeated records in the first three weeks of the […]

Fishing – 05-02-2012

Wait out bad weather, rewards come soon   With recent storms and a string of days with strong north winds, fishing around Anna Maria was, at best, sporadic. Large amounts of rainfall combined with a drop in water temperature have caused the fish we target to change feeding patterns. This can make them harder to […]

Island real estate transactions – 05-02-2012

        651 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,989 sfla / 3,213 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car canalfront home built in 1969 on a 109×159 lot was sold 03/30/12, Simmons to Tilelli for $880,000; list $995,000. 213 Elm Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,294 sfla / 3,637 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car pool home built in 2002 on a 79×110 lot was […]

Obituaries – 05-02-2012

Shirley Brown Van Winkle Shirley Brown Van Winkle, 69, of Stratham, N.H., Anna Maria Island and Antigny, France, died in Bradenton April 24, following a brief illness. She was born in Bryan, Texas. She graduated from Texas Christian University and received a master’s degree in English from Louisiana State University. She was an accomplished writer […]

Islander Calendar – 05-02-2012

Wednesday, May 2         • 5-7 p.m. — Family Science Night and Book Fair, Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5525, ext. 2040.   Thursday, May 3 • 11 a.m. — 61st National Day of Prayer, All Island Denominations, Holmes Beach gazebo, 59th Street and Flotilla Drive. • 2-4 p.m. — […]

Island police blotter – 05-02-2012

Anna Maria • April 22, 200 block of Archer Way, burglary to a vehicle. Unknown persons entered an unlocked vehicle with several items being reported stolen. • April 21, Gulf Drive/Palmetto Avenue, habitual traffic offender. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed and stopped a man for unlawfully passing another vehicle. According to the report, […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 02, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE TWO FOLDING BOOKCASES: One vertical, four shelves, one horizontal, three shelves. Both same style, solid wood. $35/each. 941-778-0364. SALE: LIVING ROOM set, $200, dining set, $100, entertainment center, $40, dressers, tables, lamp, dishes, much more. Call to see. 941-778-5412. Everything goes, make offers. FLOOR LAMP WITH adjustable arm and magnifying glass for handy craft/sewing […]

Saturday is Cinco de Mayo

Just when Island residents thought the winter-spring tourist season was over and Island traffic would return to some sense of normalcy, Cinco de Mayo — May 5 — is expected to bring about 25,000 people to Anna Maria Island to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. Law enforcement officials in all three Island cities said they would […]