Eagle aloft

A juvenile bald eagle rescued and rehabilitated by Wildlife Inc. of Bradenton Beach after the bird was struck by a car in east Bradenton was released Nov. 17. The bird was released at the Mixon Fruit Farm in east Bradenton, …

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BB man denied jail release

A Bradenton Beach man accused of stabbing another man and escaping from police custody is asking the court to dismiss his attorney. The man, Jacob Gennell of Bradenton Beach, recently lost his petition to have the charges dismissed in the …

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HB officials ponder tree hut construction

A new tree hut at Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., Holmes Beach, prompts city officials to look for state permitting direction. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Heads were shaking at Holmes Beach City Hall last week over reports of a nearly completed Robinson Crusoe-style tree house on the south part of Holmes Beach near Avenue E. Bob Shaffer, city building inspector, explained that Richard Hazen, co-owner …

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A dream job in paradise

Prucnell

I began in the newspaper business in what seems like a different world before the Internet during the 1970s and ’80s — first as a journalism major at Ohio University, the school’s paper and magazine, the community newspaper in Athens, …

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Recovered body identified

Authorities identified the deceased man found Nov. 12 floating in the water near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The dead man is Bang Quoc Luon, 35, of Pinellas Park. Boaters found Luon on the Saturday afternoon. His body was transported by …

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Island road advisories, Nov. 23-30

A flagging operation was in place on East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach last week as crews began road improvements between Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive. The flagging operation on East Bay Drive is expected to continue through Nov. 23, and motorists are advised to use caution in the area. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Construction of a new sidewalk from Gulf Drive to State Road 789/East Bay Drive and from 31st Street to State Road 64/Manatee Avenue will continue this week, except for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. The Florida Department of Transportation said motorists …

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Thankful Island ready for busy holiday

Edna Sinnott, chair of the community Thanksgiving dinner at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

Thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the Anna Maria Island winter tourist season. Judging by the influx of advance reservations at a number of Island accommodations, it should be a busy and thankful week, owners and managers in the tourism …

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Fishing – 11-23-2011

Gregg Balance and family caught mangrove snapper, gag grouper and red grouper while on charter with Capt. Warren Girle.

Gag grouper season closed but plenty of fish to target Offshore fishing minus the gag grouper bite — west of Anna Maria Island — remains good. With a seasonal closure that began Nov. 16, gag grouper are now off the …

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KMB hosts Sandblast 2011

Team Sandtastic crafts a holiday-themed sand sculpture at Manatee Public Beach, just south of the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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Island police blotter – 11-23-2011

Anna Maria
 • Nov. 11, 100 South Bay, theft. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office took a report from a woman who said someone stole medication from her baby bag while she was on the Anna Maria City Pier.         Anna …

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