Big silver king
Jeremy Kindel, of Chantilly, Va., caught and released this 100-pound-plus tarpon near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge April 4 while fishing with Capt. Kris Winkel of Tailing Tales Charters. Another silver king, of similar size, was also hooked but lost after two jumps.
Man linked to shooting Holmes Beach police officer arrested on other charges
Justin Garrett, 18, of Bradenton, was wanted for burglary and violation of probation when he was arrested Tuesday, April 17, shortly before 7 p.m. after fleeing a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy who had recognized him.
No 'pocket parks' for Anna Maria By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
In what some might say was a case of "preaching to the choir," Anna Maria residents at the April 11 city commission meeting ripped a proposal by Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick to purchase the property at 703 N. Shore Drive owned by Harry and Karen Lockwood through a Florida Communities Trust grant and convert it to a botanical garden and park.
Island braces for Cinco de Mayo after Easter shootings By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
With less than three weeks to the Cinco de Mayo Mexican holiday on Saturday, May 5, Island and Manatee County officials are scrambling to ensure the safety of beachgoers that day following the gang-related shootings on Easter Sunday - April 8 - at Coquina Beach.
Rejected buyer rips into GSR restructuring officer By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
To the surprise of no one involved with Island real estate and the collapse of bankrupt GSR Development LLC, none of the company's Island properties sold before the court-ordered March 16 deadline. But it wasn't for lack of offers.
Top Notch: First weekly winner also 2006 grand prize winner
The grand prize winner from among six weekly award-winning photos in the 2006 "Top Notch" Islander photo contest is 'Hermit' by Kim Klement of Bradenton. Her shot was the first winner on June 28 and was taken at Andros Island in the Bahamas in May. She can claim her grand prize, including $100 from The Islander, a dining certificate from Ooh La La! Bistro, a bottle of champagne from Anna Maria Island Liquor and Wine, dinner for two at a Chiles Group Restaurant and framing of the winning photo by Decor and More. Congratulations to all the winners - and be watching next week for our featured runnersup.
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