Skyway disaster remembered

Mayday, mayday The Summit Venture, left, with Skyway roadbed on the bow, and a crushed piling on the right. A small boat in the center assists in the search for survivors, and the tug holds the ship at bay. Islander Photo: Gene Page III

May 9, 1980, dawned but barely on Tampa Bay. A heavy fog dropped visibility to only a few yards, and a fast-moving squall was heading toward the mouth of the bay when harbor pilot Capt. John Lerro and Bruce Atkins, …

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Calendar – 05-08-2013

Wednesday, May 8 2 p.m. — Estate planning program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.   Thursday, May 9 8 p.m. — The Island Players’ opening of “37 Postcards” which continues through May 19, Island Players theater, …

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Fishing – 05-08-2013

Islanders Mike Brinson, left, Curtis Hightower and Matt Brinson weigh in at the 20th annual Madeira Beach King of the Beach Old Salts tournament April 27, where they finished in fourth place overall, third in the calcutta, and brought home $10,220 in prize money. They fished about 14 miles offshore of Anna Maria Island in 50 feet of water and Matt Brinson caught the winning kingfish — a smoker. Some 476 boats were entered, and the catches went directly into a freezer truck bound for homeless shelters.

Fishing action for migratory species, sharks heat up   Look for migratory fish around nearshore structure and close to the beaches this week. If you can find the bait schools, expect to encounter kings and Spanish mackerel, as well as …

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Island police blotter – 05-08-2013

Anna Maria         • No new reports. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach         • May 3, 700 block Gulf Drive South, domestic disturbance. A man woke up to find his prescription pills missing and began arguing …

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Sports – 05-08-2013

Beach to Bay Construction’s Julius Peteriet eyes a pitch during youth baseball action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Serrano returns walk-off favor to Paradise Bagels   Of two youth divisions playing baseball at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, the 8-10 age group’s season opened April 26 and ended with an inside-the-park home run for Tyler Brewer with …

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Obituaries – 05-08-2013

Capt. Julian Manuel Fernandez Capt. Julian Manuel Fernandez, of Anna Maria and formerly of Miami and Tampa, died April 26. He was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Arvada, Colo., and grew up in Tampa, the son of the late Jose …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, May. 8, 2013

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Real Estate – 05-08-2013

519 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,818 sfla / 2,162 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront home built in 1971 on a 93×117 lot was sold 04/12/13, Jenkins to McCain for $515,000; list $549,000. 218 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 1,096 sfla / …

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Books R Fun

Sophia Belsito, grade 4, previews a book for sale at the Anna Maria Elementary School book fair held in the school media center, where new books were displayed for purchase. The May 1 event also featured science night in the auditorium, …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May. 8, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE COFFEE TABLE: HARDWOOD, beautiful, $90. 941-778-3920. HOME AND OFFICE furniture, fine art prints and canvasses, rare tabletop wood sculptures, electric and fat-tire bicycles, Expandacraft pontoon kayak/paddleboard, Teardrop Microlite travel trailer, whirlygigs. 941-243-3765. CASIO KEYBOARD CTK-551, 100 songbook, …

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