Archive for January, 2012

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Mullet catch success, cast offs

Over the past four to six weeks, local fishers saw a historic season for mullet — a fish sought after for its meat and, in the case of female mullet, its pouch of eggs. According to Karen Bell, of A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez, the amount of mullet brought in ...

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Over-size vehicles banned from Longboat bridge

The Florida Department of Transportation announced last week that during the current construction on the Longboat Pass Bridge/State Road 789, over-size vehicles are restricted from the bridge for several months. Due to work on the bridge, the contractor has had to temporarily reduce the width of the travel lanes on the ...

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

von Hahmann announces supervisor of elections bid

Citing her love for “hands on” work, former Manatee County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann filed for supervisor of elections after learning that longtime supervisor Bob Sweat would not seek another term. She gave Sweat high praise for what he has done for the office and acknowledged the position as “a lot ...

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Islander Calendar – 01-18-2012

Wednesday, Jan. 18         11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — “Let’s go to Prague: The city of art and music” presented by Jan Skalny at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.         Noon —Anna Maria Garden Club presentation on floral arranging at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 ...

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Obituaries – 01-18-2012

Charles ‘Chuck’ Lease Charles “Chuck” Lease, 68, of Dade City, died Jan. 9. He was born Feb. 1, 1943, in Oconto, Wis. Mr. Lease was a Protestant. He served in the U.S. National Guard. He earned a master's degree from the University of South Florida, and taught at Dade City Grammar School where he ...

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Island police blotter – 01-18-2012

Anna Maria • Jan. 6, 400 block of Pine Avenue, suspicious circumstances. A woman reportedly found her rear bedroom door unlocked. She told a deputy she was certain she locked the door before taking a shower. • Jan. 9, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard, theft. A front hub cap of a ...

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Fishing – 01-18-2012

Cold temps translate to hot fishing action   With wintertime fishing in full swing, Anna Maria fishers are catching a variety of nearshore and inshore species. Starting on the nearshore manmade reefs, fishers are finding multiple species, and plenty to take home for dinner. Catch-and-release gag grouper action is still consistent. A variety of ...

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Island real estate transactions – 01-18-2012

        6410 Gulf Drive, Unit 10, La Plage, Holmes Beach, a 2,132 sfla / 2,442 sfur Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 2003was sold 12/22/11, JJD Investment Properties Ltd. to Decurtis for $1,125,000. 3107 Ave. E, Unit C, Ave E by the Sea, Holmes Beach, a 2,400 sfla / 3,200 ...

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Sports – 01-18-2012

AMICC NFL Flag Football continues season chiller   In spite of some cool weather, the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League completed its second week and produced some stellar action in two of the three youth divisions. All the games in the 8-9 division were close, while the 13-16 ...


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