2013-14 budget hearings set for September

The island cities are finalizing budgets — and property tax rates — for 2013-14 this month. Hearings in Anna Maria will take place at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 and 6 p.m. Sept. 25. In …

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Boater arrested for reckless driving

A Bradenton Beach Police Department officer was on routine patrol at the end of Bridge Street when he observed a boat about 100 feet offshore going in circles in reverse. The officer observed a man lying down in the vessel …

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Man accused of felony burglary

A 26-year-old man was arrested Aug. 22 in the 100 block of 52nd Street by a Holmes Beach police officer and charged with two felonies after allegedly being caught entering an unlocked vehicle. According to the probable cause affidavit, Michael …

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Beachgoers chase off alleged thief

A man on the beach Aug. 27, near the 1100 block of Gulf Drive South in Bradenton Beach, saw an unknown man sitting in his girlfriend’s chair with his hand in her beach bag. The man confronted the suspect, who …

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Buzzy Holmes Beach bees produce hidden hive

Beekeeper Lynn Osborn holds a section of honeycomb swarming with bees and larvae — and oozing with honey —  from the nest found in Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy

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Fishing – 09-04-2013

Catch of the week Dave Pate of Anna Maria holds on for a photo of a sailfish caught Aug. 28 with Capt. Mark Howard.

Don’t forget why you’re out there angling   Maybe the first thing that comes to mind when out on the water with a rod and reel in hand is to catch fish, but there’s a little more to it than …

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Island police blotter – 09-04-2013

Anna Maria         • Aug. 23, 100 N. Bay Blvd., found property. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed two males diving underwater in the area of the humpback bridge. The deputy yelled from shore that a dive flag was …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

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Calendar – 09-04-2013

Wednesday, Sept. 4 6 p.m. — Mana-Tweens Book Club meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 6:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Center auditions for Murder Mystery theater, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. 7:48 …

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Real Estate – 09-04-2013

159 Crescent Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,567 sfla / 3,800 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car pool home built in 2007 on a 50×119 lot was sold 08/07/13, Laroche to Smith for $680,000; list $699,000. 622 Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,973 sfla / …

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