Tag Archives: 01-01-2014

Visitor reports sticky, tar-like substance on new beach

Montserrat Zuckerman, visiting Anna Maria Island from Massachusetts, says she walked through a sticky, tar-like substance Dec. 23 near the beach renourishment project at 63rd Avenue in Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Rick Catlin

If there’s an oil spill along Anna Maria Island beaches near where the beach renourishment equipment is, experts and engineers with Great Lakes Dredge and Dock can’t find it. But Montserrat Zuckerman, a visitor from Massachusetts, said she was walking …

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Holiday tourists too close to nourishment

Toronto residents Stephanie and Phil Perry and children visit the beach Dec. 24 during renourishment activities. Workers were on the beach in front of the family’s condo accommodations during their holiday. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

Bulldozers, floodlights and construction workers lined the beach Christmas Eve, turning the white sand in Holmes Beach into a construction site. Stephanie and Phil Perry and their children, visiting from Toronto, were surprised to find a renourishment project obscuring their …

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BB pier bait shop opens, restaurant on Feb. 1 track

It’s been awhile since people have congregated at the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., but, with a bait shop now in operation, several fishers have been trying their luck in recent days. Islander Photo: Mark Young

With the Rusty Anchor Bait and Tackle shop in full operation on the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier, more anglers on the pier are welcome. It’s a welcome sight as well for the city, following more than 18 months …

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Holmes Beach commissioner launches free AMI app

Traffic congestion and parking could certainly be considered among the top two items talked about in 2013. Parking plans and easing traffic have been on all three island city agendas, especially in the latter part of the year, and Holmes …

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Flashback 2013: The year in review

Compiled from The Islander archives As 2013 draws to a close, The Islander looks back at a year of highs and lows, celebrations and tragedies, welcomes and farewells. This week: January through June. Next week: July through December.   January …

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Fishing – 01-01-2014

Back at the dock, Michael and David Hull, 15-year-old twins from Ontario, show off their double catch of black drum. They used shrimp for bait with Capt. Warren Girle on Dec. 24 in the bay waters — out of the wind — where they found success.

Ringing in new year, angling for mild temps, great fishing   There is no better way to welcome in the new year than to celebrate the mild winter temperatures Florida offers. Anna Maria residents as well as visitors to the …

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Visitor reports sticky, tar-like substance on new beach

Beachgoers in Holmes Beach on Dec. 25 share the shoreline with Great Lakes Dredge and Dock’s equipment from about 60th Street to 79th Street in Holmes Beach. Work was halted for Christmas.

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Real Estate – 01-01-2014

103 Seagrape Lane, Anna Maria, a 1,221 sfla / 1,647 sfur 2bed/1bath/1car Gulffront home built in 1951 on a 98×09 lot was sold 12/09/13, Retzlaff to Lisa and Marc Biales LLC for $1,387,000; list $1,479,000. 110 72nd St., Holmes Beach, …

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Calendar – 01-01-2014

Social and service The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets most Saturdays at 8 a.m. at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, for breakfast and a meeting. Information: 941-778-1383. Islander File Photo   Wednesday, …

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Sports – 01-01-2014

Mickey Hooke races to No. 1 in Islander sports.

Looking back: The Islander’s best in sports for 2013   Happy new year to all and good riddance to the outgoing one. It was a tough one for me, personally, so I’m looking forward to 2014, but first I have …

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