Officials celebrate Coquina Beach concession reopening

Coquina Beach concession operator Mark Enoch, of United Park Services, welcomes guests to the grand reopening of the renovated concession stand May 23, which was attended by several county commissioners and other county officials. Islander Photos: Mark Young

“You should have seen it before the renovation” was a common theme amongst speakers at the May 23 grand reopening ceremony of the Coquina Beach concession stand. United Park Services Inc. took over concession operations in July 2010 and, after …

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Storm Avanegers Hurricane Guide 2012

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Island police blotter – 05-30-2012

Anna Maria • May 13, 500 block of Bayview Place, noise. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a noise complaint and arrived to hear loud music and talking from the pool area. The city’s noise ordinance was explained …

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Sports – 05-30-2012

In Anna Maria Island Community Center basketball league Division 8-10 action last week, Gettel Toyota’s David Daigle drives on Beach Bistro defender Jack Groves. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Youth basketball seeds set for playoffs The regular season of the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s youth basketball season has come to an end, but the games are not over. Opening-round playoff contests are set in two of the center …

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Island real estate transactions – 05-30-2012

118 Maple Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,990 sfla / 2,420 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car duplex built in 1946 on a 79×100 lot was sold 04/26/12, Kerr to Hasler for $605,000; list $678,000. 521 Loquat Drive, Anna Maria, a 3,246 sfla / 4,260 …

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Obituaries – 05-30-2012

Willem Bartelsman Willem Bartelsman, founder of the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra, died May 25 in Amsterdam. He was born in Den Haag, Denmark, April 1, 1924, the son of conductor and composer Jan Christopher Bartelsman, and within …

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Fishing – 05-30-2012

Silver king, tarpon, sabalo – name game No matter the name, silver king, tarpon or sabalo, it’s the name of the game every year as we head into hurricane season. As we settle what is shaping up to be a …

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Islander Calendar – 05-30-2012

Saturday, June 2 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Island Blood Drive to benefit Anna Maria Island Privateers, Wildlife Inc. and Anna Maria Island Community Center, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-753-1577. Sunday, June 3 …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE MOTION SENSOR SECURITY lights. Battery powered. No wiring. Bright LEDs. $12-$50. Power failure three-unit kit, $75. New, weatherproof. Call for demo. Jeff’s Security Lights, 941-794-1469. LIKE NEW IKEA white contemporary armoire, glass and chrome entertainment table, $100 …

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