Cortez search ends in arrest, arraignment

A three-hour search Dec. 19 involving law enforcement units and a helicopter from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and support from Bradenton and Palmetto police departments began in the area of a mobile home park on 115th Street Court West …

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Healthy, ‘happy’ loggerhead returns to open water

A group from Florida Aquarium, assisted by Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, carries Ms. Turtle, a 200-pound loggerhead sea turtle rescued in August from Sanibel Island, to the Gulf of Mexico Dec. 28 in Anna Maria. The turtle was in distress, loaded with barnacles and missing a right front flipper when found. It was released healthy. Islander Photo: Courtesy Suzi Fox

It was a little early for her to go home, but the movement of a red tide to the north combined with a cooler weather pattern left little option. According to Suzi Fox, executive director of Anna Maria Island Turtle …

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Flashback 2011: The year in review Part 2

The last half of 2011 featured tragedy and triumph for local residents and wildlife. From new public servants to the passing of community heroes, it was a year to remember. JULY         Parasail death: The June 27 death of David …

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Privateers take HB mayor for ransom.

Anna Maria Island Privateers capture Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger at city hall Dec. 30, despite the mayor’s best efforts to hide in a closet near the staff break room. Bohnenberger was chained to the mast of the Skullywag and …

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Sports – 01-04-2012

Cleveland Indians All-Star pitcher Chris Perez, wife Melanie and son Maxwell take in the sights and sounds during the Major League Baseball All-Star game’s red carpet ride through downtown Phoenix. Islander Photo: Deb Bell

2011 sports roundup   Another year of Island sports got the buzzer, which means  another top-10 sports stories for Islander readers. There’s no scientific formula used to decide which sports stories make the list, but a lot of thought does …

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Islander Calendar – 01-04-2012

Wednesday, Jan. 4         10 a.m. — First-of-the-season homemade settler’s bread goes on sale at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0492.         11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber …

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Island police blotter – 01-04-2012

Anna Maria
 • Dec. 21, 100 block of Pelican Avenue, information. A resident reported hearing yelling behind his home from across the canal. • Dec. 22, 200 block of Willow Avenue, theft. A fishing pole left by a dock was …

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Fishing – 01-04-2012

A one-day fishing trip in Peninsula de Osa, Costa Rica, included 17 blue marlin to the boat, 30 in the spread. Capt. Scott Moore of Holmes Beach caught a 240-pound striped marlin. Cannons Marina owner David Miller of Longboat Key caught a 400-pound black marlin for the grand slam. Pictured, left to right, are Michael Drake, Moore, Brenton Cloud, Miller and mates Fernando and David McGuinness.

Cold fronts affect fish, fishers change tactics   Inshore fishing around Anna Maria Island remains good, although, due to recent cold fronts, the fish are beginning wintertime patterns. Remember, when fishing in colder weather, the fish may seem lethargic or …

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Obituaries – 01-04-2012

Alvin H. “Bud” Edgren Alvin H. “Bud” Edgren, 80, died Christmas Day at home in Holmes Beach. He was born in Oak Park, Ill., March 24, 1931, and lived in the Chicago area most of his life until moving to …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

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