Fishing – 01-16-2013

A goliath grouper was caught and released by Chuck Bismark of Bradenton, left. Anthony Leverett helps show the 130-pound fish caught on a sardine in about 125 feet of water offshore of Anna Maria Island while fishing with Capt. Larry McGuire.

Water temps warm: anglers change tactics to get action   With the temperature in the past week around Anna Maria Island rising into the mid 80s, the water temp went up about 5 degrees, leaving fishers caught between winter techniques …

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Sports – 01-16-2013

Another season: NFL youth football program kicks off   The Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football season for kids kicked off with a bevy of teams competing in four age divisions at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna …

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Obituaries – 01-16-2013

William Blake Bierbaum William Blake Bierbaum, 49, of Palmetto, died Jan. 8. He was born Oct. 9, 1963, in McComb, Miss. He moved to Manatee County in 1986 and worked locally and throughout the Southeastern United States in the produce …

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Island police blotter – 01-16-2013

Anna Maria • Dec. 25, 200 block of Magnolia Drive, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived to hear a couple arguing. The deputy made contact with the male, who said he was arguing with his wife, but …

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Calendar – 01-16-2013

The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club celebrates the second inauguration of President Barack Obama at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th W., Cortez, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. For more information, call 941-794-2571. Islander Courtesy Photo   Wednesday, Jan. 16 …

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Ready, set … they’re off!

The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization Dolphin Dash 5k run gets its start Jan. 12 at the school, 4700 Gulf Drive.

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE MAGNETIC HEMALYKE BEADS. Various sizes and colors. $100, firm for the lot. 941-761-1153. QUEEN-SIZE BEDSPREAD: Tropical pattern, yellow, white, blue, $15, upright Dirt Devil vacuum, $24. 941-737-9173. DINING ROOM TABLE: 3 x 4-foot, light wood top, black …

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Holmes Beach looks to change future building

With the controversial Holmes Beach building moratorium imposed, it allows up to six months for the city commission to enact changes in the Residential-2 zone. And, there’s already a smorgasbord of proposed changes on the plates of city commissioners, officials, …

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