NOAA surveying on crab rule

A federal agency is collecting public comment on a proposed rule to repeal the fishery management plan for stone crab in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published the rule in the Federal Register July 20, …

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Holmes Beach flag lowered for dispatcher

The American flag at Holmes Beach City Hall flew at half-staff July 21, due to the sudden death of Holmes Beach police dispatcher Dan Defee. Defee, 38, who died suddenly of an apparent aneurysm, had been with the department for …

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AMITW honors walker

Volunteer Carol Soustek reacts to learning she has received Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch’s top honor for 2011 — the Sadie Award

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring presents volunteer walker Carol Soustek with its top annual prize — the Sadie Award — during a banquet July 23 at the old fire house in Bradenton Beach. AMITW executive director Suzi …

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Bishop named to WMFR commission

Architect John Bishop of Palma Sola was selected by the West Manatee Fire Rescue District Commission to complete the remainder of John Rigney’s term. Rigney resigned in May after he moved out of the district. One of the requirements to …

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Island real estate transactions – 07-27-2011

612 Gladstone Lane, Holmes Beach, a 2,051 sfla / 3,128 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1973 on a 87×114 lot was sold 07/07/11, DHJLR-612 Properties LLC to Richardson for $545,000; list $595,000. 2905 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a …

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Sports – 07-27-2011

Emma Monuese, shown here distributing the ball, has been outstanding between the pipes for her Pink & Navy Boutique team during indoor soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

   Indoor soccer keeps kids cool, competitive     Indoor soccer action continues at the Anna Maria Island Community Center with three games Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.       Though Mr. Grout is clearly the top team in the 10-12 age …

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Island police blotter – 07-27-2011

Island police blotter Anna Maria
 • July 12, 200 block of Willow Avenue, assist. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office assisted an IRS agent in the seizure of four motorcycles from a residence. • July 15, 200 block of Bay Boulevard, …

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Obituaries – 07-27-2011

  Claude L. ‘Red’ Barron Claude L. “Red” Barron, 87, of Warren, Ohio, and a frequent visitor to Anna Maria Island, died July 7. He was born Oct. 16, 1923, in Andover, Ohio. Mr. Barron was a graduate and football …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July. 27, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE POOL STEPS, $65, Glidemaster elevated rower, $40, 941-778-2901. COPPER SHIP LANTERN lamps, two, $40, 941-778-2901. PAC-N-PLAY “Eddie Bauer” complete, like new, $65. 941-795-8359. VCR: MAGNAVOX, $10. Eureka, “The Boss” 16.0, bagless, $20. 941-795-8359. CLOCK: GE TELECHRON, CIRCA …

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Fishing – 07-27-2011

Capt. Mark Howard, left, and Ralph mills of Palmetto with the 32-inch redfish he landed on recent charter trip with his daughter Peggy Mills of Bradenton.

AMI fishing: As good as it gets in summer   Inshore and nearshore fishing still are producing good numbers of fish — provided you try to fish during the cooler parts of the day. Fishing pre-dawn until shortly after sunrise …

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