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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

ITEMS FOR SALE ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, $1,000. See at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. FOUR OAK OFFICE chairs: Antiques, perfect for eclectic dining set. The Islander newspaper, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. GE dryer, excellent condition. $71. 941-778-5542. FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad […]

Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation posted the following advisory for the week of July 31: • State Road 789/Gulf Drive from State Road 64/Manatee Avenue to State Road 684/Cortez Road: Manatee County is installing new force mains and water mains. For additional information about the project, go online to amipipereplacement.com. For the latest road watch […]

TS Emily brings hard rain

Tropical Storm Emily dimmed the break of dawn July 31, bringing heavy rain but little wind to Anna Maria Island. The storm formed in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida and was flooding island streets by the time many islanders awoke to a Monday morning. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said TS […]

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Sea turtle lays 3rd nest on AMI

A screenshot from the internet July 27 shows the path taken by sea turtle Eliza Ann in the Gulf of Mexico, including a visit to lay her third nest on Anna Maria Island. According to AMITW executive director Suzi Fox, a man spotted the turtle and its tracking device as it deposited its eggs at about 11:30 p.m. July 25, on the beach near 79th Street in Holmes Beach. The loggerhead has been wearing a satellite tracking device since June 20, when it nested and then was tagged by AMITW and the Sea Turtle Conservancy, as part of the 10th annual Tour de Turtles. The tagged turtles compete in a “marathon” to see which turtle swims the farthest during a three-month survey. To track Eliza Ann, visit conserveturtles.org/trackingmap/?id=171.

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Police chase ends in arrest

A Bradenton woman who apparently told her husband she wanted to end her life was arrested after a near head-on collision with a police officer’s vehicle at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Amanda Young, 42, was arrested at 9:12 p.m. July 17 by Bradenton Beach police. Bradenton police initially reported Young’s vehicle to Longboat Key […]

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Week 3 winner, Eagle’s landing

Penny Frick of Bradenton wins the third week of The Islander’s Top Notch photo contest with this image of an eagle bringing a fish to eaglets in the nest. Frick, a repeat winner in year’s past, took the photograph in April. “We are so fortunate to be able to see these magnificent birds nesting in our area during the winter months,” she wrote to The Islander. For the winning photo, Frick receives an Islander “More than a mullet wrapper” T-shirt. She’s also a finalist in the contest, which offers a grand prize of $100 from The Islander and an assortment of gift certificates from participating advertisers.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

ITEMS FOR SALE JAZZY BATTERY-OPERATED power chair, just like new, $600 or best offer. 941-778-2694. ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, $1,000. See at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. FOUR OAK OFFICE chairs: Antiques, perfect for eclectic dining set. The Islander newspaper, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE […]

Island police blotter – 08-02-2017

Anna Maria No reports. Anna Maria is policed by MCSO. Bradenton Beach July 21, Summer Sands condominium, 1007 Gulf Drive N., criminal mischief. Damage overnight to pool equipment and other items was reported. A condo resident told Bradenton Beach police an unknown person threw 12 lounge chairs into the pool and one chair into the […]