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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

HOW puts kayaks to work in vow to help vets

Holmes Beach resident Chris LeGore is the assistant coordinator for the Bradenton/Sarasota chapter of Heroes on the Water and is one of the four founders of the area chapter. Locally and nationally, HOW helps veterans overcome their physical or emotional problems by providing a peaceful kayak tour, along with fishing in ...

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Island roadwatch

The Florida Department of Transportation has announced it will conduct a routine maintenance project at the Longboat Pass Bridge, spanning the Intracoastal Waterway at Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key, 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, and Thursday, Feb. 21. A flagging operation will be in place to facilitate possible lane ...

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Fifty-seven-year-old woman arrested on felony theft charge

A 57-year-old Texas woman was arrested Feb. 9 on a felony grand theft charge after allegedly stealing merchandise from Irene’s Resort Wear, 5308 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. According to the probable cause affidavit, Danielle Blake entered the store, browsed and then placed a bracelet valued at $82 into her purse. The store ...

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Island police blotter – 02-20-2013

Anna Maria         • Feb. 9 400 block of Magnolia Avenue, domestic disturbance. While driving in Anna Maria, a woman driver and a younger male in the back seat began to argue. The woman drove from Anna Maria to the Holmes Beach Police Department with the intention of having the younger ...

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Fishing – 02-20-2013

Fishing between weather fronts proves prosperous   Following the typical pattern for winter, island fishers are getting out between the cold fronts. Between fronts, the weather has been stellar. Eighty degrees and light winds make for some good Florida fishing in February. On the other hand, during the fronts, temperatures are plummeting into ...

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Calendar – 02-20-2013

Wednesday, Feb. 20 10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Arts and crafts show to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 352-344-0657. Noon – Anna Maria Garden Club meeting, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607. 6 p.m. — Arts and crafts for tweens at the ...

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Island real estate transactions – 02-20-2013

520 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,970 sfla / 3,242 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car canalfront home built in 1965 on a 87x118 lot was sold 01/25/13, Vande Vrede to Beard for $580,000; list $645,000. 515 42nd St., Unit A, 42nd Street Coastal Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 1,590 sfla / 1,883 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car condo ...

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Obituaries – 02-20-2013

Ella Calagna Ella Calagna of Bradenton and formerly of Bradenton Beach died Feb. 5. She was born in Bronx, N.Y. She married John Calagna and moved to Bradenton Beach in 1973. The couple recently celebrated 53 years of marriage. Mrs. Calagna was a homemaker. Her passion was her family, friends, cooking and shopping. ...

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Sports – 02-20-2013

KRC champ crowned, playoffs loom in center football   Facing a three-shot deficit with four holes to play, John Holcomb won the last four holes of his Feb. 12 match against Ron Pritchard to earn a 1-up win in the 2013 Key Royale Club Men’s Championship. In regular golf action, the men played ...


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