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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Obituaries – 12-28-2011

George A. Morgan George A. Morgan, 61, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Dec. 18. He was born Sept. 5, 1950. Mr. Morgan was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in Viet Nam. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach. He worked as ...

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Fishing – 12-28-2011

Shiners, shrimp, artificials get the bite going   Fishers using live bait and artificials are being rewarded with consistent hookups in Anna Maria Sound and the surrounding waters. Redfish are staging on shallow grass flats adjacent to mangrove edges to sun themselves in the late morning and early afternoon. On charters this week, ...

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Island real estate transactions – 12-28-2011

        2516 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, a vacant Gulffront lot was sold 12/07/11, 9 Solutions LLC to Tampa Bayshore Trust LLC for $805,000.  It is unknown if this was an arms length transaction. 2516 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, a vacant Gulffront lot was sold 12/07/11, 9 Solutions to AM lot 3 ...

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Island police blotter – 12-28-2011

Anna Maria
 • Dec. 15, 800 block of North Shore Drive, information. A woman visiting her aunt and uncle told a deputy that she believed some prescription drugs, including Fentanyl and Hydrocodone patches, were missing. • Dec. 16, 800 block of North Shore Drive, information. A man reported an alarm sounding in ...

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Islander Calendar – 12-28-2011

Ongoing: • Saturdays through March 18, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-7853. • Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. • ...

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Sports – 12-28-2011

Looks a lot like golf week on AMI   There was a lot of golf during the week leading up to Christmas at the Key Royale Club. The action got started Dec. 18 with the men playing an 18-hole individual-low-net match. Earl Richie carded a 7-under-par 57 to take first place, while ...

Monday, December 26th, 2011

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE COMPUTER 2.0 GHz with newly loaded Windows XP-PRO, $50. 941-756-6728 GULBRANSEN UPRIGHT PIANO: Good condition, all keys work.  Call 941-779-2131. HEALTHRIDER ROWING-TYPE exerciser. Like new, original cost $500, sell for $100. 914-778-5216. EGG SINKERS: 8 ounce, $1.30, 6 ounce, $1. Minimum order 25. 941-778-5327. JVC 36-INCH TV: Remote, glass door cabinet, works ...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Kids cheer Santa’s arrival at Sandbar

Jubilant kids, hands waving in the air, smiles on their faces, ran to the shore, all shouting, “Santa!”         Santa’s sleigh had broken down in the Gulf of Mexico waters, but a rescue was in progress, according to the loud speaker at the Sandbar Restaurant pavilion in Anna Maria just before ...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Ward 3 applicants sought

Bradenton Beach city commissioners will begin the new year still minus a colleague on the dais. Since Nov. 8, the date of the general election, the city has lacked a Ward 3 commissioner. That’s because no one filed to run for the office vacated by Janie Robertson, who, due to term-limit ...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Arraignment delayed in cyber-sex case

Arraignment again was delayed for a 64-year-old Holmes Beach man accused of using Facebook to solicit a child for unlawful sexual conduct. Ronald Littlehale was scheduled to answer allegations of sexually-related crimes in DeSoto County on Dec. 12, a court date delayed from Nov. 29. On Dec. 12, the arraignment was ...


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