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Archive for July, 2012

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Obituaries – 07-25-2012

Evangline Koch Evangline “Vange” Koch, 97, died July 17. She was born March 21, 1915, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Mrs. Koch taught arts and crafts, sewing and millinery in the Chicago Park District for 23 years. She moved with her husband, Ralph Byron, in 1972 to Bradenton and enjoyed an active retirement for more ...

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Fishing – 07-25-2012

Anglers avoiding sun, heat, get the bite With temperatures reaching the mid 90s during the day, Anna Maria Island fishers need to change techniques to beat the heat. By fishing early in the morning or late in the evening, you still can find the bite without dealing with the grueling midday sun. ...

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Islander Calendar – 07-25-2012

Saturday, July 28 3-7 p.m., “Help Rescue Santa’s Sleigh,” Anna Maria Island Privateers, Santa on location, Christmas in July, Fish Hole Miniature Golf, 115 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-238-8974. 5-9 p.m., Bridge Street Night Market, Bradenton Beach, including BSM-sponsored booth for MoonRacer No Kill Animal Rescue. Information: 215-906-0668. 6-9 p.m., “Help Rescue ...

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE NIKON BINOCULARS: 9x25. Excellent condition, $65 with Nikon case. 941-778-3228. SHOP TOOLS: BAND saw, $100, three workbenches, $35 and paint sprayer, Shop Smith. 941-778-1716. QUEEN-SIZE BEDDING set, palm tree pattern. Excellent condition, $30. 941-778-4036. TAN BOOT FOR Chrysler Sebring 2000 convertible, $50. 941-778-1716. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. ANTIQUE COPPER ...

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Former Privateer claims ownership of Santa’s sleigh

It seems ownership of Santa’s sleigh, the one used by the Anna Maria Island Privateers in the Christmas parade and other holiday events, is in dispute. Rumors that circulated among Privateer members for some time suggested former Privateer Rick Maddox, a longtime resident of Cortez and former Holmes Beach chief of ...

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Faux cell tower birds fly into controversy

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the installation of a faux bird on the Holmes Beach cell tower July 11. Workers for Crown Castle Inc., the owner/operator of the cell tower, install faux birds — fake birds — on tower beams to scare off other birds. Atop the Holmes ...

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Commission opts for park plan for Bay-Pine lots

Anna Maria commissioners settled on a preliminary park design for the city-owned lots at the east end of Pine Avenue that former Commissioner Gene Aubry presented several months ago. The issue, as it always seems to be in Anna Maria, is parking. Commissioners July 12 agreed native trees and plants should surround ...

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Aubry interested in AM commission appointment

Former Anna Maria Commissioner Gene Aubry has expressed interest in being appointed to a commission vacancy that will exist following the city election in November. The vacancy will be created when the new commission elects a chair. According to the city charter, the commission chair becomes mayor if no candidates qualified to ...

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Anna Maria puts hold on older home teardowns

Developers thinking of turning a quick buck by tearing down one of Anna Maria’s older, ground-level homes to build a lucrative vacation rental might want to reconsider. Anna Maria commissioners at their July 12 meeting agreed to have building official Bob Welch halt administrative approval of permits to tear down homes ...

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Sea turtles nests begin hatching cycle

According to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox, sea turtle nests have begun to hatch amidst a busy — continuing — nesting season. One nest in the section between Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, and 66th Street, Holmes Beach, and another nest in the section between ...


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