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Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Fishing – 08-24-2011

Wading key to fishing flats in warm waters   Inshore fishing is following similar patterns of the weeks past. Summer heat dictates the best times to fish: early morning, late evening and at night. Hopefully you took advantage of the overcast days we had recently to venture out to the flats. The slightly ...

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Islander Calendar – 08-24-2011

Wednesday, Aug. 24         5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business-card exchange at Whitney Bank, 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.         5 to 8 p.m. — “Women on Wine” gathering at the Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2123.   FRIDAY ...

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE HAND PAINTED TABLES by local artist, $100. Antique vanity, $100, tons of other stuff, call to look, 941-586-3909. COMPUTER: 1.7 GHz processor, Windows XP-PRO, $55. 941-756-6728. GOLF BAG PULL cart, $25. Cart closes in half for compact storage. 941-778-3228. WALL MOUNT 19-inch TV, will hold DVD, too, $15. 941-795-8359. BABY STROLLER: ...

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011

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Monday, August 15th, 2011

Grand winner

Penny Frick of Bradenton is the grand-prize winner in the newspaper’s Top Notch contest. In the nomination round, she won front-page placement of her photo and an Islander newspaper “More-Than-A-Mullet wrapper” T-shirt. As the grand-prize winner, she receives $100 from the newspaper, a bevy of other prizes from Islander advertisers ...

Monday, August 15th, 2011

August delivers doggone dog days

Islanders don’t need to follow a calendar or listen to the weather report to know when they are slogging through the dog days of summer. They can read the signs: Cottages and condos get closed up tight, with air-conditioners running 24/7. Iced tea turns to warm tea. Dogs pant. Cats sleep. ...

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Anna Maria approves 6-lot, $2.8m purchase

After months of wrangling over whether to buy six vacant lots across from the city pier north parking lot, Anna Maria commissioners voted 3-2 on Aug. 11 to authorize Mayor Mike Selby to enter into a $2.8 million purchase agreement with Blackhawk Bank of Iowa, which has the property in ...

Monday, August 15th, 2011

BB commission OKs police budget

Dozens of people, dispatched by a series of emergency calls, crowded into the Bradenton Beach commission chambers Aug. 9 to rally behind their police department and Chief Sam Speciale. In advance of the budget meeting, word had circulated that city commissioners might vote to pursue a contract with the Manatee County ...

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Civic Sales

Island musician Mike Sales is set to be named “Official singer of Bradenton Beach” when the mayor and city commission meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Sales performs at a number of venues on Anna Maria Island, including volunteering to lead a ...

Monday, August 15th, 2011

County commission reviews legislative priorities

Manatee County commissioners are working on their 2012 legislative priorities months ahead of schedule because the next Florida legislative session begins earlier than usual. The session is set to begin Jan. 10, 2012, and end March 9, 2012. Legislative committee meetings will begin as early as September, according to county information outreach ...


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