Category Archives: 06-26-2013


Mack-daddy John Lafferty is the first winner in the newspaper’s six-week Top Notch contest, earning front-page placement of the photo and an Islander newspaper “More-Than-A-Mullet wrapper” T-shirt. Lafferty’s entry — a fun shot of Chris Dayo and the trout he caught — is just the fun sort of snapshot moment that attracts the judge’s eye. […]

HB-Mainsail debate continues

Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti, city attorney Patricia Petruff and Commissioner Judy Titsworth face the Mainsail development team of attorney Robert Lincoln, Joe Collier, Ed Chiles and Brian Check at the June 21 mediation. The two sides are working toward a resolution through special magistrate Steven Seibert, at the head of the table. Islander Photo: […]

Fishing – 06-26-2013

Beat the clock, beat the heat to get a hook up   With water temps in Tampa Bay and the surrounding waters reaching the mid-80s, it’s time to fish early and late in day. Midday fishing in the heat is not only uncomfortable for us, but also for the fish. You likely will find your […]

Island police blotter – 06-26-2013

Anna Maria • June 11, 700 block of Holly Drive. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a domestic disturbance and found a mother arguing with her juvenile son. No physical contact occurred. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach • June 17, 100 block of Fourth Street, domestic battery. A 44-year-old […]

Obituaries – 06-26-2013

Dale Elizabeth Ruiz De Villa-Herbst Dale Elizabeth Ruiz De Villa-Herbst died June 17. She was born Nov. 30, 1946, to Col. Donald and Dawn Herbst.  She was a resident of Kansas City, Mo., and Anna Maria Island. Her love for classical music influenced all around her. The family enjoyed her crochet projects, all of which […]

Sports – 06-26-2013

Island Pest Control wins Island Cup, adult soccer title   Island Pest Control defeated Wash Family Construction 3-2 June 20 to take the championship in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s adult soccer league and win the Island Cup. The coed teams battled to a scoreless first half, though Island Pest Control had better scoring […]

Calendar – 06-26-2013

Wednesday, June 26 8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Thursday, June 27 10 a.m. — A talk about mosquitoes in Manatee County with Amber Marciano, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Friday, June 28 8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Saturday, June 29 […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, June. 26, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE CLOCK COLLECTORS ATTENTION: GE Telechron model #7ha141. Collectible clock, the Airlux, post war (1945-1949), $25. 941-761-1415. CORVETTE OWNERS: WOLF car cover, like new, $50. Holmes beach. 304-633-3635. FOR SALE: TRAMPOLINE exerciser, $20, clown hobo lamp, colorful, $20. Cash. 941-792-0008, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, […]