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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

BB man denied jail release

A Bradenton Beach man accused of stabbing another man and escaping from police custody is asking the court to dismiss his attorney. The man, Jacob Gennell of Bradenton Beach, recently lost his petition to have the charges dismissed in the case. Bradenton Beach police arrested Gennell for allegedly stabbing a man Dec. ...

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

HB officials ponder tree hut construction

Heads were shaking at Holmes Beach City Hall last week over reports of a nearly completed Robinson Crusoe-style tree house on the south part of Holmes Beach near Avenue E. Bob Shaffer, city building inspector, explained that Richard Hazen, co-owner of Angelinos Sea Lodge, contacted him last spring, and asked whether ...

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

A dream job in paradise

I began in the newspaper business in what seems like a different world before the Internet during the 1970s and ’80s — first as a journalism major at Ohio University, the school’s paper and magazine, the community newspaper in Athens, Ohio, and then at The Cleveland Press. My first full-time ...

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Recovered body identified

Authorities identified the deceased man found Nov. 12 floating in the water near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The dead man is Bang Quoc Luon, 35, of Pinellas Park. Boaters found Luon on the Saturday afternoon. His body was transported by boat to the Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach, where he ...

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Island road advisories, Nov. 23-30

Construction of a new sidewalk from Gulf Drive to State Road 789/East Bay Drive and from 31st Street to State Road 64/Manatee Avenue will continue this week, except for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. The Florida Department of Transportation said motorists could expect occasional lane closures on East Bay Drive and Manatee ...

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Thankful Island ready for busy holiday

Thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the Anna Maria Island winter tourist season. Judging by the influx of advance reservations at a number of Island accommodations, it should be a busy and thankful week, owners and managers in the tourism industry predicted. At the Cedar Cove Resort in Holmes Beach, owner Eric ...

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Fishing – 11-23-2011

Gag grouper season closed but plenty of fish to target Offshore fishing minus the gag grouper bite — west of Anna Maria Island — remains good. With a seasonal closure that began Nov. 16, gag grouper are now off the menu for offshore fishers. Catch-and-release action of gags remains good, although most ...

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

KMB hosts Sandblast 2011

Team Sandtastic crafts a holiday-themed sand sculpture at Manatee Public Beach, just south of the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Island police blotter – 11-23-2011

Anna Maria
 • Nov. 11, 100 South Bay, theft. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office took a report from a woman who said someone stole medication from her baby bag while she was on the Anna Maria City Pier.         Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach • Nov. 12, 600 block of ...

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Islander Calendar – 11-23-2011

Wednesday, Nov. 23   Thursday, Nov. 24         10 a.m. — Service of Thanksgiving at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.         2 p.m. — Thanksgiving dinner at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.   Friday, Nov. 25         11 a.m. — Dodgeball tournament at the Anna ...


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