Manatees mingle on Anna Maria shore

A chance meeting Aug. 28 with an aggregation of manatees near Anna Maria Bayfront Park made for a “natural” photo opportunity for Hagan Powers, 10, of Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy Sandy Rich

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Island police blotter – 09-19-2012

Anna Maria         • No new reports. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach         • Sept. 7, 1600 Gulf Drive S., suspected vehicle burglary. While on routine patrol a Bradenton Beach Police Department officer spotted a vehicle …

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Fishing – 09-19-2012

Fred Coomley shows off a firetruck red grouper he caught on a sardine in about 120 feet of water offshore of Anna Maria Island while fishing with Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me the Fish Charters.

Flats, structure, reefs — great fishing action to be found   Flats fishers this past week are reporting good action on the grass in southern Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay. Using live shiners for bait, fishers caught good numbers of …

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Island real estate transactions – 09-19-2012

8401 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, a 3,376 sfla/5,407 sfur 4bed/3½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 2006 on a 94×100 lot was sold 08/21/12, Fairchild to RJH Family Holdings LLC for $1,365,000; list $1,499,000. 865 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE NEW ELECTRIC HOSPITAL bed with extras for sale, $400. 941-792-3980. BURGUNDY LEATHER MATCH recliner, $50, La-Z-Boy twin sleeper sofa, $50. 941-778-4588. SCOTTS DROP FERTILIZER spreader, $5. Fish tank with artificial sea life on sewing machine base, $50. …

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