Historical society drops plan to move Spahn house

The Anna Maria Island Historical Society has decided not to proceed with raising funds to preserve Spruce Street house in Anna Maria built as a winter home in the 1950s by baseball Hall-of-Famer Warren Spahn. AMIHS board president Maureen McCormick …

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Correction

An Oct. 16 story in The Islander identified an alleged burglar as an Holmes Beach man residing in Bradenton Beach. While the incident occurred in Holmes Beach, the suspect, identified as Roger Cliburn, 47, resides on 17th Avenue in Bradenton …

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Cortez woman arrested for drug paraphernalia at rehab

A 31-year-old Cortez woman was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia Dec. 13 while at a Bradenton rehabilitation center, and more charges could be pending. Stephanie Lund, of the 4200 block of 126th Street West in Cortez, was attending …

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Newly elected fire district commissioners switch chairs

New West Manatee Fire Rescue Commissioner Larry Jennis and returning Commissioner Randy Cooper take their oath of office Dec. 20 to fill four-year terms on the commission. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell

The gavel soon will pass from West Manatee Fire Rescue Commissioner Randy Cooper to fellow Commissioner David Bishop.     By unanimous voice vote, the commission selected Bishop to chair the commission that provides oversight for the 18-square-mile district with 44,828 …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE CANTON HOME THEATER speaker system. Four cubed surround sound speakers, one center channel speaker and subwoofer, $1,850, new, now, $475. 941-799-1169. BICYCLES: HIS AND hers, Sears ”Free Spirit” 1970s, very good condition, $150/pair. 813-240-6529. TWO YELLOW HUMMER kid …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

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Islander Calendar – 12-26-2012

3, 2, 1 … Happy new year! The BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., celebrates the arrival of 2013 with a public fireworks display and a restaurant party. The light show takes place at midnight on New Year’s Eve on …

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Home for holidays

Former Anna Maria resident and artist Mark Alonso, left, and wife Miren, second from left, now residing in Michigan, visit the Where’s Woody art show at The Islander newspaper Dec. 22. They visited for the holidays — Thanksgiving to Christmas …

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Sports – 12-26-2012

Kevin Cassidy is on holiday.

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Fishing – 12-26-2012

Stephen Thomas of Anna Maria speared this 60-pound amberjack for grilling at home while freediving at a depth of 40 feet about 7 miles offshore of Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Richard “Dad” Thomas

Warmer days bring heat to fishing   Since we’ve had warm temperatures and light winds offshore, fishers are working as much as possible before winter weather sets in. The first official day of winter was Dec. 21. Reports of keeper-size …

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