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Island police blotter – 04-27-2016

Anna Maria April 9, Galati Yacht Sales, 900 S. Bay Blvd., burglary. An unknown person entered a vessel without the owner’s consent and removed a cooler valued at $400. April 10, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, marijuana. A Manatee County …

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Real Estate – 04-27-2016

103 75th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,737 sfla / 3,548 sfur 4bed/4bath/1car pool home built in 1949 on a 8,494 sq ft lot was sold 03/31/16, Rully to Atlantic Coastal Properties LLC for $1,275,000; list $1,499,900. 612 Fern St., Anna …

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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

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Obituaries – 04-27-2016

Emily Theaman Gross Emily Theaman Gross, 67, of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 29 after a six-year battle with cancer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York. She loved the color purple, walking the beach for Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch …

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Fishing – 04-27-2016

Fishing friends Connor Bystrom of Holmes Beach, left, and C.J. Wickersham, Maz Gazzo and Matt Dwyer, all of Bradenton, show off a 75-pound sailfish caught by Gazzo April 24. It was caught and released about 20 miles offshore on 40-pound test line. Islander Photo: Bill Bystrom

Temperatures, fishing action heating up   Fishing around Anna Maria Island is definitely heating up as the balmy spring mornings fade and progress toward summer and its long hot days. Whether fishing the flats or venturing out into the Gulf …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Sports – 04-27-2016

Tourney champ Carol Codella, an agent with Wagner Realty, 3639 Cortez Road, Bradenton, recently won the first-place trophy in the Pinebook/Ironwood Championship tournament. After four rounds in a field of 62 women, Codella won with a four-day score of 152 — 16 strokes better than the field. Peg Downing was runner-up. Islander Courtesy Photo

Horseshoes, golf dominate sports for the week   The Key Royale Club men got out on the links for two rounds of golf April 18. The morning saw competition in a nine-hole better-ball-of-partners match. The team of Andy Barber and …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ITEMS FOR SALE TWIN BEDS: WHITE, includes frame, mattresses, headboard. Nice condition. $50. Need gone ASAP. Call 941-254-6631. COMPUTER: DELL DUAL core, refurbished, $80. 941-756-6728. ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, $1,000. See at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, …

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DEP: 1st come, 1st served is OK

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is OK with commercial vessels using the public day dock at the Historic Bridge Street Pier. The city of Bradenton Beach received the notice late April 18, after The Islander’s press time, relating the …

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AM pier tenant ‘not responsible’ for rehab…

At the T-end of the Anna Maria pier sits the City Pier Restaurant and bait shop. The pier is owned by the city and leased to Mario Schoenfelder, who is responsible for repairs to the structure. According to Schoenfelder, a …

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