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Small fire slows April 25 Islander distribution

Fire destroyed about 20 bundles of newspapers delivered April 25 by the printer to The Islander’s office in Holmes Beach. About 1,000 newspapers were stacked on a pallet outside the office at 3218 E. Bay Drive, awaiting pickup by Islander …

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Groin work delays cause city, AMITW groans

People relax April 27 on Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach beyond a sign warning them of construction. Behind them, a crane rests on the central erosion control groin at 19th Street South. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

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Obituaries – 05-04-2016

Deena Jean Armstrong Deena Jean Armstrong, 61, of Palma Sola, died April 15. She was a long-time resident of Anna Maria Island. She owned and operated Dinghy Deena’s Dinghys at the Anna Maria Yacht Basin and Marina in the 1980s …

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Sports – 05-04-2016

Youth soccer kicks off at the center, Magic sets tryouts   The kids kicked off their spring soccer season at The Center of Anna Maria Island with games in four age divisions. The season will see games on weeknights throughout …

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Fishing – 05-04-2016

Ryan Esposito of Seminole shows off a nice black fin tuna caught offshore shortly after sunrise April 25 on a guided fishing trip with Capt. Jason Stock.

Wind consistent, but anglers report great catches   Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistent, although windy days are keeping most fishers in the backwaters of the bays and the Intracoastal Waterway. That said, reports from area fishing guides of …

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Island police blotter – 05-04-2016

Anna Maria April 11, 400 block of Magnolia Avenue, burglary. A man reported someone broke into his unoccupied home, but nothing was stolen. April 17, 800 block of North Shore Drive. A Sarasota couple was boating near Passage Key when …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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Real Estate – 05-04-2016

114 48th St., Unit A, Gulf Views on 48th Street, Holmes Beach, a 2,366 sfla / 4,281 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2013 was sold 04/08/16, Dorn to Charbonneau for $1,400,000; list $1,495,000. 810 North Shore Drive, …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

ITEMS FOR SALE STEEL HURRICANE SHUTTERS: Dade County certified. Some mounting hardware, free for the hauling. 941-778-2095. FOR SALE: 1.8 cubic foot refrigerator, black. Works great, $25. 941-779-0204. GLASS TOP PATIO table: 48-inch, $20, 6-foot Stanley fiberglass ladder, $15. 941-730-0444. …

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Circuit court, city hearings loom over tree house

Holmes Beach property owner Lynn Tran visits in the shade of her tree house with attorney Bruce Minnick. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

You’re welcome to attend, but stay tuned for time, day and date. A violation hearing before a city magistrate to determine the fate of a tree house in Holmes Beach is set for May 4 — but that date could …

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