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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Obituaries – 10-19-2011

Jennifer Henson (Chapman) Murdoch Jennifer Henson (Chapman) Murdoch, 47, of Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 12 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept.15,1964, in Fort Wayne, Ind. She moved to Anna Maria Island after graduating Angola (Indiana) High School in 1982. Her interests included protecting animals, the environment and ...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Island real estate transactions – 10-19-2011

On vacation

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Island police blotter – 10-19-2011

Anna Maria
 • Oct. 8, 200 block of Periwinkle Plaza, death investigation. The MCSO and other first-responders were dispatched to a home where a man was found unresponsive in a hot tub. • Oct. 9, 9700 block of Gulf Drive, petit theft. The MCSO took a report about a stolen bike, which ...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

C.J.’s heroes honored

Connor Bystrom, Katie Mattas, Kiera Dunn, Max Gazzo, Oceanna Beard and Lee White look on as their friend, Charles “C.J.” Wickersham arrives to the commission chambers at Holmes Beach City Hall.

Monday, October 17th, 2011

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE DAY SPA/SALON equipment for sale. Stand dryer, manicure table, microderm machine, permanent makeup machine and electric treatment bed. Call for information, 941-746-8448. DINING TABLE WITH four chairs. Cushion bottoms. Medium oak, extra leaf included. $100. Call Zan, 813-503-9364. COMPUTER: DELL Optiplex GX240 Windows XP, $90. 941-756-6728. FURNITURE AND FRANCISCAN china. Request ...

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Friends of shark attack victim honored for their help

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - The city of Anna Maria honored the people Wednesday night who helped save their friend. Three weeks ago, 21-year-old C.J. Wickersham was spearfishing off the Anna Maria Island coast when a 10-foot-long bull shark bit him on the leg. Two of his friends jumped to the rescue, ...

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Man reveals giant scar after vicious shark attack

Shark bite: NBC Today Oct. 13, 2011

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

A hero’s welcome Oct. 12

Three Anna Maria Island cities, the town of Longboat Key, Islanders and The Islander will unite Wednesday, Oct. 12, to recognize six young men and women who saved their longtime friend from a life-threatening shark bite Sept. 24. C.J. Wickersham’s heroes — Oceanna Beard, Connor Bystrom, Kiera Dunn, Max Gazzo, Katie ...

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Wickersham on mend on LBK

As fish tales go, Charles “C.J.” Wickersham says with a grin that he’s “got a pretty good one.” Wickersham, 21, of Longboat Key, was spearfishing with friends about 6 miles off the coast of Anna Maria Island Sept. 24, when he became the fifth recorded shark-bite victim in Manatee County waters. Eight ...

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Anglers advised: Don’t dump bait while in water

A fisherman bitten in the leg by a shark in the channel off Anna Maria Island’s Bean Point Oct. 2 was standing in waist-deep water when he dumped his bait into the water. Javier Perez, 38, of Kenneth City, was visiting the area with his family and had been fishing from ...


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