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Monday, February 21st, 2011

Islanders ‘howl’ along with Sales’ music

Nashville was where Mike Sales thought he would find his musical groove when he struck out on his own after touring for six years with his cover band, Crashparty. While he didn’t burn up the town with his musical talent, he did cultivate a strong business acumen. But feeling stuck in a ...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Island wedding festival Feb. 26-27

The fourth annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Island Wedding Festival begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, and appears headed toward another success if advance reservations are any indication. Organizer Deb Wing of the chamber said last week she had received about 200 advance reservations and expected walk-ins this ...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

MCSO alleges BB woman exposed breasts at school

A Bradenton Beach woman was arrested Feb. 14 for allegedly exposing her breasts at Bayshore High School in Bradenton. Laura Campanello, 43, faces a second-degree misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, according to a report from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. If prosecuted and convicted, she could be sentenced to as much ...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Valentine promises

The couples came to the beach Feb. 14 “promising to love and cherish” at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe-Islander newspaper annual Promise Day event. They enjoyed a commitment ceremony conducted by the Rev. Ron Joseph on the beach where each couple received a rose, followed by music, dancing, prizes, ...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Boaters rescued off Egmont Key

Multiple emergency teams responded Feb. 14 to a distress call from boaters off Egmont Key, north of Anna Maria Island in Tampa Bay. A man, a woman and a dog were rescued from the disabled fishing boat, according to a spokesperson with the U.S. Coast Guard. There were no injuries, but the ...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Island police blotter – 02-23-2011

Anna Maria • Feb. 14, 500 block of Pine Avenue, petit theft. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report from Roser Memorial Community Church, where someone took cash from a donation box in the chapel. Bradenton Beach • No new reports. Cortez • Feb. 11, 3500 block of Mariner’s Cove Drive, identity ...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Sports – 02-23-2011

Flag football: And then there was one One undefeated team remains in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Football League. With Duffy’s Tavern Bucs 32-19 loss to MartiniVille Bears Feb. 17, Walter & Associates Steelers in the 10-12 age division is the lone undefeated team in the leagues ranging from ...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Island real estate transactions – 02-23-2011

534 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,296 sfla / 2,261 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1969 on a 85x145 lot was sold 01/11/11, Buky to Gress for $1,050,000. 103 Seagrape Lane, Anna Maria, a 1,221 sfla / 1,647 sfur Gulffront home built in 1951 on a 90x98 lot was sold ...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Obituaries – 02-23-2011

David Hammond McCormack David Hammond McCormack, 80, Bradenton, died Feb. 17. There are no local services planned. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mr. McCormack is survived by his wife of 28 years, Barbara; four sons; four ...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Fishing – 02-23-2011

Fishing, weather get better by the day With water temps on the rise, be prepared to encounter a variety of species while fishing the local waters of Anna Maria Island. Schools of juvenile white bait are beginning to show on the grass flats and beaches. As these bait schools arrive, there’s a ...


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