Waterfront perch

A bald eagle perches on a dock near Sunrise Lane in Holmes Beach. The bird of prey — and the national symbol — was once facing extinction, but is no longer on the endangered or threatened species lists and can …

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Sports – 01-12-2011

Football action returns to Center roster NFL Flag Football is back in action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center and it’s the biggest sports season ever. There are more than 250 participants on 33 teams in five age divisions …

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Island real estate transactions – 01-12-2011

408 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 3,884 sfla / 5,151 sfla 5bed/4bath/2car duplex with pool built in 2002 on a 104×145 lot was sold 12/10/10, Pelham to Rozdolsky for $1,150,000; list $1,499,000. 510 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 1,136 …

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Island police blotter – 01-12-2011

Anna Maria • No new reports. Bradenton Beach • Jan. 5, 300 block of Bay Drive North, burglary. The Bradenton Beach Police Department responded to a reported break-in at a duplex. Two men were arrested and face burglary charges. Cortez …

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Obituaries – 01-12-2011

Bette D. Gilford Bette D. Gilford, 84, of Bradenton Beach and formerly of Waterford, Mich., died Jan. 9. Mrs. Gilford retired from General Motors Co. and relocated to Anna Maria Island, where she enjoyed thebeach and perfected her golf game. …

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Fishing – 01-12-2011

Chris, Jesse and Jake Alexander of Ormand Beach pose with three of the 18 redfish caught on a recent charter with Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Charters. Jake had the “High Hook” with a keeper at 26 3/4 inches.

Grouper fishing within 9 miles proves prosperous Fishers in search of gag grouper didn’t have to travel far last week to find the bite. Remember, federal waters are closed for gags, which in turn gives one the chance to explore …

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Islander Calendar – 01-12-2011

Islander Calendar Wednesday, Jan. 12 11:30 a.m. — The Off-Stage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-518-4431. Fee applies. Thursday, Jan. 13 6:30 p.m. — Smoke-free bingo at Annie …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE BIRD CAGES: ONE parrot size, one cockatiel size, $35 each. 941-356-1456. KITCHEN CABINETS: FULL set. Base and wall, solid wood, white, one year old, $400. 941-778-7315. COMMERCIAL DRAFTING TABLE: Mayline Ranger, 37×60, chair, lamps and slide rule, …

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