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Monday, December 31st, 2012

Beachgoers enjoy sandman

The McPherson brothers, Cody, 9, and Colton, 5, of Bradenton, create a sandy snowman on Christmas Day on the beach in Anna Maria. The boys said tourists enjoyed taking pictures with their beach creation. Islander Photo: Courtesy Laura McPherson

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Fishing – 01-02-2013

Cold fronts bring tough times for anglers   Back-to-back cold fronts have made fishing around Anna Maria Island tough to nail down. With water temps falling, fish we normally target are beginning to fall into their winter pattern. It’s time to switch to live baits such as shrimp and crabs. Redfish, sheepshead, black ...

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Obituaries – 01-02-2013

Randall Lloyd Bare Randall Lloyd Bare, 77, of Bradenton, died Dec. 27. According to a family member, he was a wonderful family man and will be missed greatly. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Mr. Bare is survived by his wife, Rose Quin-Bare; sisters-in-laws Lorraine Mazza, Roberta Ramirez, Carol Frasca ...

Monday, December 31st, 2012

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2012

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Sunday, December 30th, 2012

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

‘Get in the game’ winner

This week's NFL "Get in the Game" Islander newspaper football contest winner is William K. Smith, Anna Maria.

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Island fills up for holidays

As the late Bing Crosby would croon, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” At least for Anna Maria Island it is — without the snow. As more and more out-of-state vehicles show up on island streets and people flock to local restaurants and beaches, that’s what an island Christmas looks ...

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Hearing set in libel suit against HB commissioner

Attorneys for John F. Agnelli Jr. are pushing forward on the libel lawsuit filed against Holmes Beach Commissioner Chair Jean Peelen, setting a court hearing in February on Peelen’s motion to dismiss. “The motion is essentially a stalling tactic,” said Agnelli attorney Peter Mackey of Mackey Law Group, P.A., of Bradenton. ...

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Edible garden partnership enriches AME curriculum

Eight years and running, Anna Maria Elementary School has taught sustainable food production and healthy eating in a partnership with the community in its edible garden program for fourth-graders.         Beach Bistro funds the Earthboxes, soil and seeds.         AME fourth-grade classes — with help from master gardener and volunteer Christine Callahan ...

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Community center had 2012 deficit

Auditors for the Anna Maria Island Community Center told the center’s board of directors at their Dec. 10 meeting that the center ran a deficit in 2012. At the same time, however, auditor Eric Troyer gave the accounting by the center a clean audit, the highest rating he could give. Board of ...


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