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Island police blotter – 07-27-2016

Anna Maria July 3, 100 block of Gull Drive, information. A man playing basketball in his bare feet complained to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy about receiving a parking ticket and alleged the officer’s vehicle ran over his foot. …

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Sports – 07-27-2016

Wash Family Construction’s Murat Akay heads the ball just over Eason Builder’s Shea Yates July 21 in the league championship game at the center. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Wash Family Construction crafts a win in center’s Ace Cup   Wash Family Construction rode some impressive skills from back-up goalie Rico Beissert and just enough offense to record a 4-1 victory over Eason Builders Group to win the Paul …

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Real Estate – 07-27-2016

813 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 2bed/3½bath 3,267 sfla / 10,092 sfur home built in 1972 on a 10,000 sq ft lot was sold 06/29/16, Laitala to Laitala for $1,350,000. This is not believed to be an arms-length transaction. …

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Obituaries – 07-27-2016

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

ITEMS FOR SALE COMPUTER: DELL DUAL core, refurbished, $80. 941-756-6728. TWO KOHLER TOILETS: Complete, nearly new. $59 each. 941-778-5542. WHITE STANDARD WASHER, $100, toaster oven, $25, and small white bookcase, $25. 941-704-2191. ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, $1,000. See at …

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Tipping… a virtue

Beach Bistro owners: Susan Timmins, Sean Murphy

Proprietor: Beach Bistro, Eat Here and soon to come, the Doctor’s Office. My Uncle George was the closest thing I had to a grandfather. George loved sniffing out pretensions and poking them in the eye. He drove his uptight neighbors …

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Planners move Peninsula Bay approval to county board

Whiting Preston takes notes July 14 at a hearing on his proposed 1,950-home Peninsula Bay development, west of 103rd Street West and north of Cortez Road.

Halting development may not be the answer to a growing traffic nightmare. With comments to that effect, the Manatee County Planning Commission set aside traffic, density and other concerns and voted 5-1 in favor of recommending Whiting Preston’s 358.5-acre Peninsula …

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Bert Harris Act suits approach $20M in Anna Maria

Since the beginning of July, more than $5 million in new Bert Harris Act claims have been filed against the city of Anna Maria, bringing the total value for 59 claims to $19,749,000. Florida’s Bert Harris Jr. Private Property Protection …

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Anna Maria prohibits formula businesses

Anna Maria city commissioners July 14 voted unanimously to implement a 60-day emergency moratorium on demolition or building permit requests for formula businesses — effective immediately. Commissioners discussed the need to control and regulate the encroachment of chain stores on …

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AMITW volunteers love what they do, do what they love

Fran Kramer, a volunteer for Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, explains the form and function of a sea turtle’s carapace to Elianah Duprey, 8, of Land O’ Lakes. Kramer spoke with Elianah July 12 at the weekly Turtle Talks program at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes

There is a gleam in volunteer Fran Kramer’s eyes as she speaks of her work with sea turtles. “I don’t really see this as work,” Kramer said. “I’m just honored to be a part of it.” Kramer is an Anna …

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