Thank you for visiting The Islander Newspaper Online.

We are currently updating our website to provide you better service and function.
If you would like to access the new site, please, click here: The Islander Newspaper

Sorry for any inconvenience. Our new site and service will resume shortly.

Web Master

The Award Winning & Best News on Anna Maria Island, FL Since 1992

"The Award Winning & Best News on Anna Maria Island, FL Since 1992"

Wednesday, Aug, 20, 2014
Florida Press Assn. Award-Winning Web Site
Home Latest News Weather Sports Real Estate Classifieds Island Guide Islander Store

 SECTIONS

 • 

Main News

 • 

Classifieds

 • 

Opinions

 • 

Streetlife

 • 

Calendar

 • 

Fishing

 • 

Sports

 • 

Real Estate

 • 

Obituaries

 • 

Weather

 Features

 • 

Cortez Cook Off: The Results

 • 

Anna Maria Island Bridge FDOT replacement bridge

 • 

National Hurricane Center (Atlantic)

 • 

Advanced Search

 • 

I love AMI

 • 

Mystery Story

 • 

Fishing Laws

 Classifieds

 • 

Classifieds Page

 • 

Place An AD

 • 

Items for Sale

 • 

Garage Sale

 • 

Estate Sale

 • 

Announcments

 • 

Lost & Found

 • 

Pets

 • 

Transportation

 • 

Boats & Boating

 • 

Fishing

 • 

Kids 4 Hire

 • 

Help Wanted

 • 

Health Care

 • 

Services

 • 

Lawn & Garden

 • 

Landscaping

 • 

Home Improvement

 • 

Business Opportunities

 • 

Rentals

 • 

Real Estate

 Weather

 • 

Today's Forecast

 • 

10 Day Forecast

 • 

Today's Tides

 • 

Emergency e-mail

 • 

Storm Watch

 Archive

 • 

News Archive

 • 

2009 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2008 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2007 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2006 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2005 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2004 Top Notch Gallery

 Useful Links

 • 

Island Links

 • 

i.wed

 • 

Islander Store

 • 

About this Site

 Contact Us

 • 

Islander Store

 • 

Subscribe

 • 

About Us

 • 

e-mail us

Story Tools

Date of Issue: August 02, 2007

Exciting skimboard contest on tap on Gulf

sport pic
There will be plenty of slick moves like this at summerís annual Skimboard Bash, which will take place on Aug. 26 on the Gulf of Mexico at the BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach.

Summer’s annual gathering of narly dudes and cool chicks is just around the corner — the Skimboard Bash will again be held on the Gulf of Mexico on Aug. 26 at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach.

The contest, including wild music and surfer commentary, which donates a portion of the proceeds for red tide research, costs $30 for amateur boarders to enter and $60 for professionals. There will be several age/gender divisions starting with the age-8-and-under “minis” and going up in age to the 22-and-over senior division. Each entrant receives a competition T-shirt, gift bag, lunch and a raffle ticket for prize drawings.

The number of entries for each age/gender division will be capped, so be sure to sign up before the Aug. 22 deadline. Participants may register after the Aug. 22 deadline if there are openings in their division, but a $10 late fee will be added to the entry fee. Entry forms can be picked up at the West Coast Surf Shop, 3902 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three boarders in each division and prizes will be awarded to the top four in each division.

For more information, call the surf shop, 941-778-1001.

 

Horseshoe news

There were no undefeated teams in the July 21 horseshoe games, though three teams managed 2-1 records and battled it out for the day’s bragging rights. The team of Jay Disbrow and Ron Slagh defeated Tom Rhodes and Bill Bartlett 23-6 to advance to the finals. Awaiting them in the finals was the team of Tom Skoloda and Lee Butts, who had edged out Hank Huyghe and Debbie Rhodes 21-19.

The finals were a bit anticlimactic, as Disbrow and Slagh rolled to a 21-12 victory over Skoloda and Butts.

The July 25 horseshoe games saw Jay Disbrow and Sam Samuels jump out to a 13-3 lead, only to watch as Ron Pepka and Bill Bartlett battled back to tie the match at 15-15. Disbrow and Samuels righted the ship and went on to win by a 21-17 score.

 

Youth soccer camp signups under way

The Anna Maria Island Community Center will again host a soccer camp for new and returning players to “kick off” its soccer league season. Players will be put through the paces to refresh already-learned skills and returning players and new players can expect to learn some new skills.

The camp runs Aug. 22-24 from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

Registration for the Center’s recreational youth soccer league for boys and girls is ongoing for players, who must be at least 4 years of age and no older than 16 by Aug. 24 in order to participate.

Players who are age 4 must attend the preseason soccer camp and successfully pass an evaluation by the athletic director in order to play.

Cost for playing soccer at the center for members is $70 with each additional sibling costing $65. Non-member fees are $80 for first child and $75 for each additional child. Each player receives a uniform of a jersey and matching socks. Players are responsible for their own black shorts and shin guards. Shin guards are required to play and are on sale at the Center for $5.

Players must be registered for league play by Aug. 24, either at the Center trailer behind St. Bernard Catholic Church or at the Aug. 16 Anna Maria Elementary School open house.

For more information, contact athletic director Andy Jonatzke at the Center at 941-778-1908.

 

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men played a nine-hole, low-net-of-partners tournament on July 23. The team of Al Morgan and Vince Mercadante combined for a 4-under-par 60, which was two shots better than the second place team of Carl Wencher and Pieter Thomassen. Third place went to Larry Fowler and Peter Proxy with a score of 63.

Have your say:

No comments for this page. Feel free to be the first

Username:

Contact:

(email or url)

Subject:

Your View:

Please enter the security code below:

security  

Get breaking news

Follow the Islander on TwitterBecome a fan of The Islander on Facebook

Sign up to receive breaking news alerts via e-mail. We'll send you a notice when the news and classifieds appear online every week, before the print edition hits the streets.

Click here for Gulf oil spill updates related to Anna Maria Island.

Historic Anna Maria City Pier Plank Walk

Put your name, your message, your memorial on the Historic Anna Maria City Pier prior to the Pier Centennial Celebration! And join the fun!

CLICK HERE for Stoltzfus e-mails and related court documents.


FREE Island
Vacation Guide:
get it here

Cortez Cookoff

Click here for 2010 Cortez Cookoff Winner and recipes

To advertise here, please
visit our rates page
or contact us at:
sales@islander.org
Phone: (941) 778-7978
Fax: (941) 778-9392

Back to top of Page

Home | Weather | Real Estate | Classifieds | Archives | Contact | Island Links
Islander Store | Subscribe About this site | Classifieds Page | Place an Ad
For Sale | Garage Sales | Announcements | Lost & Found | Pets | Transportation
Boats & Boating | Fishing | Kids for Hire | Help Wanted | Health Care | Services
Lawn & Garden | Landscaping | Home Improvement | Business Opportunities | Rentals | Real Estate

Our Privacy and Copyright Statements © 1992 - 2009, The Islander