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Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Sports – 12-31-2014

Island sports flashback: January-June   My how the time flies. Another year, another year in review of the sports happenings on and around Anna Maria Island. In past years, I’ve compiled my top 10 as a review of the year, but I’ve decided this year to review the happenings, month-by-month, and then choose ...

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Island police blotter – 12-31-2014

Anna Maria No reports. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach No reports. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez         Dec. 6, 4000 block of 129th Court W., domestic battery. A couple’s argument in a parking lot turned physical when a man hit the woman’s vehicle and then the woman. U.S. Coast Guard ...

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Fishing – 12-31-2014

Change up: Switch fishing locations to hook up in 2015   It’s almost January — the start of a new year. With it comes the cold northeast winds brought on by frequent cold fronts arriving from the north. Those of us who just can’t stay off the water know that not every day ...

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

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Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Happy holiday for Silver Center adventurers

Members of the Senior Adventures browse the secret Santa raffle gifts during the annual holiday party at Annie Silver Community Center in Bradenton Beach.

Monday, December 29th, 2014

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

ITEMS FOR SALE FOLD UP PLAYPEN: Excellent condition. Measures 2.5x3.5-feet. $25. 941-704-5543. MEN’S PING GOLF clubs with TaylorMade driver, bag and pull cart, $60. 941-778-5216. CLUB CAR GOLF cart: H8 volt system, almost new batteries, many extras. Excellent condition, $1,800 or make offer. 941-778-5216. WROUGHT-IRON CEILING pot rack, $20, plate rack, hanging, holds three ...

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

ITEMS FOR SALE AMI LOCKETS, $35. They make great Christmas gifts! 941-778-6288. WET SUIT: 3/8-inch heavy duty, hood, booties, gloves, fits 125-145 lbs., $35. 941-778-0250. FOR SALE: HOLIDAY-etched crystal coffee mugs, set of 8, $10. Holiday cocktail and wine glasses, $1.50 each. Call 941-737-9173. TWO QUEEN MATTRESSES, $99, rotary lawn mower, $18, all-in-one printer, ...

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Shipwreck: Repairs stalled on Skullywag

The Skullywag, the Anna Maria Island Privateers’ float-ship, may be looking at Davey Jones’ locker, but it is not there yet. The 60-foot parade float is parked at an auto body shop in Bradenton following a Dec. 6 wreck. The Skullywag was struck on the port side by a pickup truck ...

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Anna Maria pushes rental licenses

Yes, there is agreement. While Anna Maria commissioners continue to consider what should be in an ordinance regulating vacation rentals, the content is undecided. But commissioners agree the ordinance must include a licensing program for vacation rentals. Of primary importance to the commission is whether the city’s residential zoning ordinance adopted in ...

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Booked: a merry island Christmas

Many Anna Maria Island accommodation owners and managers say their properties are at or near capacity for the Christmas-New Year’s holiday. Anyone looking for an island vacation that week should act quickly. “It’s a normal Christmas,” said Sue Brinson of Anna Maria Island Accommodations, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. “We always expect ...

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