Publix manager retires; employees cry foul

Publix, where shopping may be a pleasure, but trying to stop shoplifting can be hazardous to your career. Following a story about Publix store manager Mark Bryant stopping a Cuban sandwich thief, Bryant announced his retirement after serving the company for 40 years. Islander Photo: Mark Young

The details of Publix store manager Mark Bryant and Publix employees tackling and sitting on a Cuban sandwich thief made national news. Within days of The Islander reporting the May 26 incident, Bryant — a 40-year Publix employee — retired …

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Roadwatch, June 20-27

The Manatee County Utilities Department is continuing preparation for new sewer line installation along North Shore Drive, Anna Maria. The project is expected to take several months to complete, a MCUD press release said. The Florida Department of Transportation said …

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Sports – 06-20-2012

Island Cup champions Don Meilner & Son Construction: Tim Tidesco, Stephen Perry, Nate Talucci, Rich Bell, Paul Heyward, Amy Talucci, Matt Plummer, Dave Greene and Lindsey Weaver pose with the Island Cup, completing a 10-1 season. Islander Photo: Courtesy Troy Shonk

Adult soccer, basketball crown championships   The Anna Maria Island Community Center adult basketball and soccer leagues saw seasons come to a close last week and each crowned a champion. The soccer season ended June 14, while basketball finished June …

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First ‘Top Notch’ deadline July 1 for cover spot

Top Notch past winner by Carolyne Norwood.

If you’ve got a great snapshot, we’ve got a contest you could win. The Islander Top Notch photo contest will began publishing weekly winning photos July 11. Six weekly winning pictures will be featured on the cover of The Islander, …

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Obituaries – 06-20-2012

Wesley J. ‘Mike’ Cantrall Wesley J. “Mike” Cantrall, 73, of Holmes Beach, died June 8. He was born in Carlinville, Ill., and moved to Holmes Beach in 2009 from Round Hill, Va., where he lived from 1974-2009. Mr. Cantrall was …

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Island real estate transactions – 06-20-2012

8325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,848 sfla / 2,517 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1977 on a 94×100 lot was sold 05/30/12, Warrener to Adrian for $740,000; list $749,000. 5300 Gulf Drive, Unit 205, Martinique North, Holmes Beach, …

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Fishing – 06-20-2012

Harrison King of Anna Maria and Montana brings home a red snapper and dolphin caught last week while fishing in 80 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico off Anna Maria Island with Capt. Warren Girle.

AMI’s summertime fishing patterns develop   As we fall into an early summertime fishing pattern, Anna Maria anglers are experiencing good action in the early mornings and late in the evening. This is the time of year to start fishing …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Island police blotter – 06-20-2012

Anna Maria • June 5, 300 N. Bay Blvd., assist. An employee at the Anna Maria Pier Restaurant contacted the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office in regards to people in the water, who appeared to be in distress. The report stated …

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Roser Memorial Community Church Vacation Bible

School students, from left, Hailey Kagin, Scarlet Reo, Evan Talucci and Elek Brisson add school supplies to donation boxes June 13. The theme this year was “flight” and students were encouraged to bring school supplies to be carried by Agape …

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