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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

IRS scammers on uptick, dialing AMI

There’s a new wave of fraudulent telephone callers dialing up Manatee County residents. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning Nov. 20 about a recent uptick in the IRS phone scam reports. “We have had several people to call to report them — but not anyone who’s actually been scammed,” said ...

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

These are a few of our favorite things

Friends, of course, are No. 1 on our list of things to be thankful for every year. Especially friends who share great recipes. These recipes and Thanksgiving are for sharing. I’ve included the sage advice of a chef, a friend of more than 40-plus years whose father was a European chef, as ...

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

WMFR welcomes 2 new fire commissioners

With the Nov. 4 election, the West Manatee Fire and Rescue District gained two new members to its board, Al Robinson and George Harris. Robinson and Harris took the oath of office, administered by administrative assistant Mary Stephens at the Nov. 20 district commission meeting. The commission lost its chair and treasurer ...

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Island police blotter – 11-26-2014

Anna Maria       Nov. 2, 700 block of Jarcanda Road, burglary. A resident reported items stolen in a burglary that occurred sometime during the prior week. Nov. 7, 300 block of Iris Street, information. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched for a report of criminal mischief — that an unknown ...

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

BB bans candy-flavored tobacco

Bayshore High students Lydia Cummings, from left, Victoria Graham and Christopher Giles pose with the Bradenton Beach Commission and Police Chief Sam Speciale following passage of their proposal to ban sales of candy flavored tobacco products in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain. Click here for more

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Real Estate – 11-26-2014

3103 Ave. F, Holmes Beach, a vacant 10,000 sq ft lot was sold 11/07/14, KPI Holdings LLC to By the Shore Investments for $1,620,000. 8201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,552 sfla / 1,968 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car pool home built in 1953 on a 11,674 lot was sold 10/30/14, Hoppe to Gateson ...

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Fishing – 11-26-2014

For anglers, changing weather conditions equal varied catch   For yet another week, we are experiencing a wide variety of wind and weather. Days reaching high temps of 50 degrees are not uncommon, although days in the mid 80s also are occurring. And for anglers, finding consistency in weather and water temps may ...

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Obituaries – 11-26-2014

John Atkinson John Atkinson, 96, of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 24. He was born Nov. 3, 1918. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov 28, at the Key Royale Club clubhouse, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Arrangements were by Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, Bradenton.   Ralph Earl Brown Ralph Earl “Brownie” ...

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Sports – 11-26-2014

Playoffs underway in center’s adult basketball, soccer leagues   The gym at the Anna Maria Island Community Center is heating up. Duncan Real Estate scored a come-from-behind, 47-45 victory over Island Real Estate in the Nov. 18 opening game of playoffs in the adult basketball league at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna ...


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