Sports – 06-29-2011

Tyler’s Ice Cream Steelers’ quarterback, Chuck McCracken, tries to elude a Martiniville Saints defender during adult coed flag football action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Adult coed flag football season under way There were a couple of blowouts and one really close game that highlighted adult coed flag football action on June 23. Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins put up 49 points in a 49-20 …

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FWC surveys on shark fishing changes

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s public forum in Sarasota June 23 drew a number of anglers and fishing guides, many of whom disagreed with an FWC proposal to add great hammerheads and tiger sharks to the banned fishing …

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Hand to hand

Anti-drilling demonstrators — about 40 — gather June 25 on the beach near 52nd Street in Holmes Beach for Hands Across the Sand, a global event to promote clean energy alternatives to oil exploration, extraction and consumption. Islander Photos: Lisa …

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Council seeks to ban horses on causeway

Horse-surfing in Palma Sola Bay with Great World Adventures’ BeachHorses operation. The Bradenton City Council wants to prohibit horses on the causeway. Islander Photo: Courtesy BeachHorses.com

Bradenton City Council’s move to ban horseback riding along the Palma Sola Causeway has some galloping mad and others perplexed. Only a few causeway regulars surveyed last week endorsed the recent 4-1 council vote for city attorney Bill Lisch to …

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Court renders Stoltzfus moot

Harry Stoltzfus lost his September 2010 campaign to halt the recall election and keep his seat on the Anna Maria city commission.

The Florida 2nd District Court of Appeal on June 22 dismissed the case filed by former Anna Maria Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus to appeal his recall from office. The recall was brought by the Recall Stoltzfus Committee formed by Robert Carter …

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Island police blotter – 06-29-2011

Anna Maria • June 23, north beach, vandalism. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch reported to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office a series of incidents causing disturbances in a shorebird nesting ground. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach …

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Obituaries – 06-29-2011

Richard Wayne Baker Richard Wayne Baker, 73, of Bradenton, died June 22. He was born in Atwood, Ill., and moved to Bradenton in 1976 from Tuscola, Ill. Mr. Baker was a sergeant in the Illinois National Guard and an accountant …

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Island real estate transactions – 06-29-2011

407 74th St., Unit B, Bay Breeze, Holmes Beach, a 2,098 sfla / 3,459 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2005 was sold 06/03/11, Rudek to Aktiebolag for $504,000; list $590,000. 712 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a …

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Fishing – 06-29-2011

Island Discount Tackle Employees, Steve Oldham and Capt. Danny Stasny get a day off from the shop to reel in a few tarpon. They caught this 140-pound silver king on a shiner off the beach.

Summertime fishing in full swing If you haven’t noticed, summer is here. With temperatures reaching the upper 90s you may want to plan your fishing adventures a little differently. This is especially important if you pan to fish from shore …

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Islander Calendar – 06-29-2011

Wednesday, June 29 5:30 p.m. — “T-shirt surgery” craft workshop for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Friday, July 1 7:30 a.m. to noon — Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch garage sale at …

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