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Archive for April, 2013

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Preparing for Cinco de Mayo

Chef Craig Chaskey provides seniors a tasty cooking lesson and lunch April 27 at the Annie Silver Community Center in Bradenton Beach. The menu featured guacamole, tacos and cinnamon flauta. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Calendar – 05-01-2013

Wednesday, May 1 Today nesting season for sea turtles officially begins. Lights out on the beaches. 1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. 6 p.m. — Mana-Tweens Book Club, open to ages 8-12, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.   Thursday, May 2 11 ...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Sports – 05-01-2013

Youth basketball, baseball seasons take off at AMICC   The Anna Maria Island Community Center youth basketball season got underway last week in the gym. Most games are being played weeknights with some games also being played on Saturdays. Beach Bums sits atop the Division II standings with a 2-0 record after one ...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Island police blotter – 05-01-2013

Anna Maria         • April 19, 200 block of Magnolia Avenue, possession of marijuana. While on patrol, a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy observed two juveniles riding their bikes at 2:30 a.m. The deputy was suspicious due to the time and stopped the two juveniles, who appeared visibly nervous, according to the ...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Obituaries – 05-01-2013

Dr. John H. Deam Dr. John H. Deam, 87, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died April 21. He was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Reading, Pa. He attended Birdsboro High School, Albright College and Thomas Jefferson University-Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He served two years in the U.S. Navy ...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Fishing – 05-01-2013

Springtime fishing resulting in great catches   Fishing around Anna Maria Island is getting better and better as we settle into a springtime pattern. With warm, calm days, accessibility to just about every type of fishing is attainable. Whether you’re fishing from the shore, off a pier or beach or running 30 ...

Monday, April 29th, 2013

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May. 1, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE WINDOWS: ALUMINUM SASH, nearly new. Four 37 x 36 inch, seven 49.5 x 36 inches, $100, wood coffee table, $90. 941-778-3920. GENERATORS: TROYBILT AND Coleman 5,000 watts, $299 each or $500 both, 941-778-7264. WROUGHT IRON ICE cream parlor table and four chairs, $75. 941-778-6288. WHIRLPOOL DRYER: VERY good condition, barely used, ...

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

5-year-old boy found dead

The weekend search for a young boy that went missing April 20 after wandering away from a family gathering and taking a jump into the dangerous waters of Longboat Pass at Coquina Beach has ended. Lomontea Taylor, 5, was found dead April 22. Taylor is believed to have been caught in a ...

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

$15m beach renourishment may begin in August

The planned $15 million beach renourishment of Anna Maria Island between 78th Street in Holmes Beach and Fifth Avenue South in Bradenton Beach should begin by late August, said Manatee County Natural Resources director Charlie Hunsicker. Hunsicker said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which supervises all beach renourishment, recently received ...

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

BIEO hears beach plans, strategy to repeal state rental law

Manatee County Natural Resources Department director Charlie Hunsicker updated officials at an April 17 Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting that this year’s beach renourishment project has received additional funds. Hunsicker said the county was notified April 15 that the $6 million project will include another $9 million from the U.S. Army ...


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