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Man arrested for robbing blind man

A Holmes Beach man was arrested in Palmetto July 2 after he allegedly harassed a homeless man with a metal pipe. Zachary Vincent Facheris, 18, 400 block of Clark Drive, faces a charge of armed robbery. Around 1:30 a.m., a …

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Zephyrhills woman arrested for drug possession

A Zephyrhills woman was arrested June 29 after a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy allegedly found cocaine and Dilaudid in her car. Amandia Hester Sharbono, 31, faces charges of possession of cocaine, possession of Dilaudid and possession of drug paraphernalia. …

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Fishing – 07-09-2014

Capt. Danny Stasny holds a respectable-size tarpon for a quick photo with angler Jason Shoclzley of Erie, Colorado, on a July 1 charter fishing trip. Schoclzley’s daughter Maya peers over his shoulder.

Someone turn on the air conditioning — please. As we move into the second week of July, the challenge is to find fish and a breeze to cool off on the water. And as the water temps climb, catching fish …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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All-American July 4 Parade on AMI

The Anna Maria Island Privateers show their colors in their annual July 4 parade. Click here for more …

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Real Estate – 07-09-2014

535 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,612 sfla / 4,018 sfur 2bed/2bath canalfront pool home built in 1972 on a 13,939 sq ft lot was sold 06/12/14, Hogan to 535 70th Street LLC for $1,100,000. 205 69th St., Holmes Beach, …

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Calendar – 07-09-2014

Wednesday, July 9 6:39 a.m. — Official sunrise. 10 a.m. — Memory screening, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 8:30 p.m. — Official sunset.   Thursday, July 10 6:39 a.m. — Official sunrise. 10 a.m. — Senior …

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Obituaries – 07-09-2014

Melanie Fretwell Melanie Fretwell, 71, of Holmes Beach, died June 25. She was born in West Germany and was the only member of her family to emigrate to the United States. While living in Manhattan Beach, California, she met James …

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Island police blotter – 07-09-2014

Anna Maria
 • June 20, 700 block of North Shore Drive, incident investigation. MSCO was dispatched to a residence for a pool emergency. On arrival, the mother said the baby had fallen in the pool, but she rescued the infant …

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Sports – 07-09-2014

AMICC adult basketball playoffs underway   The playoffs for the adult basketball league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center got underway July 1 with two games pairing the fourth through sixth seeds at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna …

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