Island traffic advisories

The Florida Department of Transportation will have several projects ongoing on Island bridges beginning April 28, and concluding May 12. The DOT will have three intermittent lane closure periods on the Longboat Pass Bridge (State Road 789) in the next …

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Mediation set in Nally v. Anna Maria

A mediation hearing in the lawsuit filed by William and Barbara Nally against Anna Maria was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. April 26 at the Bradenton law office of Lewis, Longman and Walker. Dennis Stotts, a senior attorney with the firm, …

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BBPD arrests Ga. fugitive

Bradenton Beach police arrested a Georgia woman on a warrant for aggravated stalking in her home state. Danya Renee Spell Wills, 32, of Lake Park, Ga., was taken into custody April 20 in the 300 block of Gulf Drive North …

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Volunteers on watch, ready to walk

With Gulf of Mexico temperatures in the upper 70s, the crew that monitors sea turtle nesting on Anna Maria Island is on watch. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring held its annual orientation meeting April 19 at Holmes …

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Island police blotter – 04-27-2011

Anna Maria • April 16, 700 block of North Shore, theft. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office investigated a theft that occurred sometime between late March and early April. Someone stole a kayak paddle that was leaning against a seawall. Bradenton …

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Sports – 04-27-2011

Larry Pippel receives his award for playing the most rounds of golf at the April 17 Key Royale Club end-of-season awards dinner. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ed Havlik

Youth basketball season starts, awards season at KRC Key Royale golf news It was a busy week at the Key Royale Club. There were the usual rounds of leisure golf, plus a Stag Day competition and the 43rd annual club …

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Island real estate transactions – 04-27-2011

643 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 5,100 sfla / 6,300 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car garage bayfront pool home built in 2005 on a 117×151 lot was sold 04/06/11, Sack to Culbertson for $2,000,000; list $2,390,000. 789 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, …

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Obituaries – 04-27-2011

Thelma Caveny Traylor Thelma Caveny Traylor, 88, of York, S.C., died April 21. She attended York schools and graduated from Kings College in Charlotte. She later worked at M. Lowenstein and Cannon Mills as a bookkeeper. Service and burial were …

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Fishing – 04-27-2011

First mate Anthony Leverett holds up the monster cobia caught by Bud Northway while on a charter with Capt. Larry McGuire. The catch weighed 70 pounds and was caught on a Zara Spook magnum surface lure in about 125 feet of water off Anna Maria Island.

Spring offers variety for Island fishers Whether you want to stalk gator trout on the shallow grass flats or reel in keeper gag grouper on nearshore structures, now is the time to do it. Fishing around Anna Maria Island, whether …

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Islander Calendar – 04-27-2011

Wednesday, April 27 11 a.m. — Einstein Circle discussion on “Is Marriage Optional?” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. 5 to 8 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business mixer …

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