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Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation issued these alerts for motorists driving in the area:         • SR 789/Gulf Drive from SR 684/Cortez Road West northbound to SR 64/Manatee Avenue West: Various locations will close 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Friday, …

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WMFR commissioners talk money

Money talks dominated the Aug. 13 West Manatee Fire Rescue commission meeting. WMFR Chief Tom Sousa kicked things off with a short discussion of the proposed budget for fiscal year 2015-16, which begins Oct. 1. Sousa estimates a $36,000 increase …

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Top Notch: Week 6 winner

Under the boardwalk Lynn Whiteford of Holmes Beach wins this week’s Top Notch judging with this image taken in April from under the Anna Maria City Pier in Anna Maria. The photograph wins Whiteford an Islander “More Than a Mullet …

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Sports – 08-19-2015

Deez Nutz defender David Daigle breaks up a pass intended for Jaiden Torres of the Buccaneers during flag football tournament action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Summer sports action centers on community center   The summer indoor soccer season at the Anna Maria Island Community Center came to a close last week with playoffs in three age divisions. The competition was tight in both the 11-13 …

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Fishing – 08-19-2015

Melanie Brooks and husband Earl Brooks of Indiana show off their results from an Aug. 10 charter fishing trip with Capt. Warren Girle. They hooked up with these nice mangrove snapper while using shiners for bait in the nearshore waters of Anna Maria Island.

Weather, fishing fall into typical August pattern   Inshore fishing around Anna Maria Island is following a typical August pattern. Fishing the nearshore reefs and wrecks is resulting in mangrove snapper, flounder and juvenile grouper. Migratory fish, such as Spanish …

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Real Estate – 08-19-2015

105 Cedar Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,643 sfla / 3,416 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1975 on a 50×110 lot was sold 07/31/15, Hooks Properties LLLP to Sanctuary Residential Investor LLC for $900,000. 200 81st St., Unit A, Palm Drive …

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Obituaries – 08-19-2015

Irene Lois Bacon Irene Lois Bacon died Aug. 5 in Bradenton. She was born Dec. 31, 1926, in Flint, Michigan. She graduated as a registered nurse from the U.S. Army Nurse Cadet program in 1947. She married John D. Bacon …

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Wildlife investigation turns up ‘person of interest’

A black skimmer chick issues a warning to stay away from the shoreline nesting area where three chicks were killed and turtle nests were damaged June 27 in a rampage on an ATV on the beachfront in Bradenton Beach and …

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Island police blotter – 08-19-2015

Anna Maria No new reports.         Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO Bradenton Beach         June 29, Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive, N., fraud. A Longboat Key detective reported a theft in Longboat Key related to a fraud in …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

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