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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Eyes on the road

Look for traffic — especially island-bound traffic on Manatee Avenue and Cortez Road — to get heavier Nov. 22, the start of check-in days for many who plan to celebrate Thanksgiving on Anna Maria Island and stay the week. In other travel news, the Florida Department of Transportation issued the following ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Sex offender vacations in Bradenton Beach

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported that a convicted sex offender from Osceola County near Orlando temporarily moved to Bradenton Beach Nov. 7. The 66-year-old man listed his address in the 200 block of Gulf Drive South — a vacation accommodation — as temporary. In August 2005, the man was placed ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Sports – 11-19-2014

Center crowns champions in youth soccer league   Two champions were crowned Nov. 10 as the fall Anna Maria Island Community Center Youth Soccer League closed another season of kicks. The first championship game saw Anna Maria Donuts edge Miller Electric by a 2-1 score. As he has all fall, Anthony Monetti carried ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Fishing – 11-19-2014

Don’t miss your window of opportunity for good fishing   With last week’s cold front sweeping across Anna Maria Island, fishing patterns were all over the boards. Not for better, and not for worse, these changes help trigger some fish to head deeper into the bays, the Manatee River and the Intracoastal ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Calendar – 11-12-2014

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Obituaries – 11-19-2014

Nancy Rae Carter Bennett       Nancy Rae Carter Bennett, 76, of Anna Maria, died Nov. 12. Mrs. Bennett was born in Akron, Ohio and moved to Anna Maria Island in 1972. She was retired from the Holmes Beach Police Department, where she worked from 1986 to 1995 as a clerk. Prior ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

A tribute and taps

Tom Miller, with the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, plays taps at the close of The Islander’s annual tribute to military veterans. The event took place Nov. 11 adjacent to the Anna Maria Island veterans memorial plaque outside Holmes Beach City Hall.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Real Estate – 11-19-2014

225 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,293 sfla / 1,731 sfur 2bed/1bath canalfront home built in 1961 on a 11,100 sq ft lot was sold 10/30/14, Adams to Chames for $630,000. 6805 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,608 sfla / 2,010 sfur 2bed/2bath pool home built in 1968 on a 7,100 ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Island police blotter – 11-19-2014

Anna Maria Oct. 31, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, found property. A Florida license plate was found in the roadway. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office could not find the registered owner. Nov. 7, 400 block of Alamanda Road, suspicious activity. Pins were pulled out of a front door hinge, a possible ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

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