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Builder arrested for battery, cocaine

A well-known Anna Maria Island builder was arrested Nov. 13 and faces charges of domestic battery, possessing cocaine and bringing the drug into the Manatee County jail. Richard Scott Eason, 29, of Holmes Beach, was arrested after an alleged altercation …

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The fish that got away

The fish that got away in Cortez was carried out of a walk-in freezer. The Manatee County Sheriffs’ Office reported $1,100 worth of stone crab claws and grouper was stolen from the A. P. Bell Fish Co., 4539 124th St. …

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Eyes on the road

Look for traffic — especially island-bound traffic on Manatee Avenue and Cortez Road — to get heavier Nov. 22, the start of check-in days for many who plan to celebrate Thanksgiving on Anna Maria Island and stay the week. In …

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Sex offender vacations in Bradenton Beach

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported that a convicted sex offender from Osceola County near Orlando temporarily moved to Bradenton Beach Nov. 7. The 66-year-old man listed his address in the 200 block of Gulf Drive South — a …

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Sports – 11-19-2014

Champions: Anna Maria Donuts Anna Maria Island Community Center Soccer League 8-10 Division winners are: Anthony Monetti, Thomas Heckler, Michael Pears, Noah Wampole, Lincoln Sauls, Fiona Turner Leathem, Francis Lawson, Breya Sauls, Sydney Leechford and Cassie Calvert and Coach Shawn Wampole. Islander Photo: Courtesy of AMICC

Center crowns champions in youth soccer league   Two champions were crowned Nov. 10 as the fall Anna Maria Island Community Center Youth Soccer League closed another season of kicks. The first championship game saw Anna Maria Donuts edge Miller …

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Fishing – 11-19-2014

John Bonner, Frank Beckman and Pete Salpietra, friends from Bradenton, show off the results of a Nov. 13 offshore trip with Capt. Warren Girle on Nov. 13. The cobia, along with snapper, were caught using live shiners.

Don’t miss your window of opportunity for good fishing   With last week’s cold front sweeping across Anna Maria Island, fishing patterns were all over the boards. Not for better, and not for worse, these changes help trigger some fish …

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Calendar – 11-12-2014

To view the calendar in the Islander “flip-book” edition, please, click the link on the main page. If you are not a subscriber, you will be guided to a sign-up page.

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Obituaries – 11-19-2014

Nancy Rae Carter Bennett       Nancy Rae Carter Bennett, 76, of Anna Maria, died Nov. 12. Mrs. Bennett was born in Akron, Ohio and moved to Anna Maria Island in 1972. She was retired from the Holmes Beach Police Department, …

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A tribute and taps

Tom Miller, with the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, plays taps at the close of The Islander’s annual tribute to military veterans. The event took place Nov. 11 adjacent to the Anna Maria Island veterans memorial plaque outside Holmes …

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Real Estate – 11-19-2014

225 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,293 sfla / 1,731 sfur 2bed/1bath canalfront home built in 1961 on a 11,100 sq ft lot was sold 10/30/14, Adams to Chames for $630,000. 6805 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,608 sfla / …

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