Heron-atics

Joe Zambito of Anna Maria wins this week’s Top Notch judging with his photograph — taken with a Canon Rebel XT — of two herons above his neighbor’s house. He wins an Islander “More Than a Mullet Wrapper” T-shirt and …

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Island police blotter – 07-24-2013

Anna Maria         • July 5, 400 block of Spring Avenue, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a domestic disturbance and made contact with a woman, who said she had been arguing with her live-in boyfriend. …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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Sports – 07-24-2013

Island Dental Spa player Ben Bugless after his final indoor soccer game at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Ben and his family, who vacation here from Scotland, became friends with Chris and Kelly Joseph and their sons, Dylan and Ryan, who are active in center sports. Ben scored four goals in his final game and is now back in Scotland. Father Dave, a professional soccer coach at home, wanted to thank everyone for allowing his son to participate in sports while on the island. Islander Photo: Courtesy Dave Bugless

Summer soccer: A kick in the gym for kids   Week two of games in the indoor soccer league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center saw LPAC on top in the 8-10 division standings with a 3-0-1 record, Beach …

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Calendar – 07-24-2013

Making plans… Getting ready for the 2013-14 season? The Islander encourages publicists for local groups to send 2013-14 calendars to calendar@islander.org.   Regular season baseball continues through August with the Bradenton Marauders playing at McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., …

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Obituaries – 07-24-2013

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Fishing – 07-24-2013

All in a days work at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria, this frequent visitor from the United Kingdom known only by his first name, Dean, last week reeled in a 300-pound nurse shark and worked it to the beach for a safe release. The nurse shark is a sluggish bottom-feeder that is mostly harmless to humans. They have strong jaws with thousands of tiny, serrated teeth, and bite defensively if stepped on or bothered.

Wise anglers work small hatch bait into big catches   If you’re catching live shiners for bait around Anna Maria Island, you’ve probably noticed most of the bait being caught is in the 2-inch range. We refer to this as …

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Real Estate – 07-24-2013

797 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 3,684 sfla / 4,955 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car Gulfront home built in 1988 on a 50×550 lot was sold 07/03/13, JSV Community Properties Inc. to Reynolds for $2,300,000; list $2,450,000. 799 N. Shore Drive, Anna …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July. 24, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE SEALY POSTUREPEDIC TWIN bed: Excellent condition, $40. 941-254-4562. ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW: 14-inch, 17-inch electric hedge trimmer,  both excellent condition, $35 each. 941-776-0876. BUFFET CABINET, $40, Sony WEGA TV, $100 HD/LCD 48-inch flat screen, mahogany desk, 70×34-inch, $40. 941-321-8222. …

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Manatee County expands on nature

Design of the Mosaic Center for Nature, Exploration, Science and Technology at Robinson Preserve will be based on the nature-based classrooms built in the trees at Twin Lakes camp in Rutledge, Ga.

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