State of Tourism: locally strong despite economy

Walter Klages of Data Research Services updates the Manatee County Tourist Development Council on the State of Tourism for 2012. Islander Photo: Mark Young

“You have done exceptionally well despite the economy,” said Walter Klages of Data Research Services, who presented the State of Tourism to the Manatee County Tourist Development Council Dec. 10, at Bradenton Beach City Hall. “The reality of the economy …

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Fishing – 12-19-2012

Harrison King of Montana holds one of eight catch-and-release oversized redfish caught on a charter fishing trip with Capt. Warren Girle.

Warmer water, hot fishing action with shiners   With a slight warming trend, water temps are climbing into the upper 60s, which in turn is proving prosperous for flats fishers who are still using shiners. Although baiting shiners during cooler …

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Sports – 12-19-2012

Mickey Hooke shows off some of the hardware he won recently at the Florida State Senior Games in Lakeland. Islander Photo: Courtesy Kathy Johnson

Islanders take gold at FL State Senior games   Two runners with island ties took part in the Dec. 8 2012 Florida International Senior Games State Championships in Lakeland. Islander Erma McMullen grabbed a gold medal in the 5K Road …

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HO! HO! HO!

Santa greets some of the more than 120 children from Healthy Families of Manatee County, Head Start and Children’s Academy of Southwest Florida at the 19th annual Lawton Chiles Christmas for Kids Party at the Sandbar Restaurant. Santa arrived via …

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Island real estate transactions – 12-19-2012

642 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 4,252 sfla / 5,079 sfur 4bed/5½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 2009 on a 97×130 lot was sold 12/05/12, Sun Coast Property Group LLC to Lipskind for $1,100,000; list $1,189,000. 1900 Gulf Drive …

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Island police blotter – 12-19-2012

Anna Maria         • No new reports. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach         • Dec. 6, Cortez Road at Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported from Bradenton to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office that while …

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Islander Calendar – 12-19-2012

At sunset Dec. 22, the Local Group of Deep Sky Observers will set up telescopes for stargazers at Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy LGDSO   Wednesday, Dec. 19 Noon – Anna Maria Garden …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

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Obituaries – 12-19-2012

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE SET OF EIGHT crystal holiday gourmet coffee mugs, $15, Barracuda 63-inch pool worm/cleaner, $100. 941-737-9173. CANTON HOME THEATER speaker system. Four cubed surround sound speakers, one center channel speaker and subwoofer, $1,850, new, now, $475. FUTON: LIGHT …

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