Tag Archives: 01-05-2011

The Geyers, 2010 Islanders of the Year

The Geyers, Pat and Ed, with their five daughters — “the girls” — and other family.

You may know her as mayor or commissioner, or maybe Mom, but for many years, hundreds, if not thousands of Islanders grew to love her as Miss Duffy. Patricia A. Geyer, proprietress of Duffy’s Tavern, died May 1, 2010, at …

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Siege and celebration

Anna Maria Island Privateers find Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby hiding under the desk in his city hall office Jan. 3. The mayor was taken hostage until the city and its citizens met a series of demands — cash, a …

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Islanders honored, remembered

The Islander takes pride in recognizing members of the Anna Maria Island community for their unselfish contributions and genuine concern for making this slice of paradise an even better place to live. Since the newspaper started up in 1992, a …

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Perico residents might avoid high insurance premiums

Ray and Marion Sherman of the Perico Bay Club were shocked when they opened a recent letter from Universal Casualty, their homeowner’s insurance company, that said their insurance had been canceled because they failed to respond to a renewal notice …

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New Year’s Eve extravaganza

A crowd gathers on the shore in Bradenton Beach for the fireworks show that blasted in the 2011. The celebrating began Dec. 31 with parties at many Island clubs and restaurants, including the BeachHouse, sponsor of the fireworks. Islander Photos: …

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Anna Maria Sunshine meeting Jan. 10

After the events of 2010 pertaining to public records and e-mails, Anna Maria officials may want to mark Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. in calendars as a meeting not to be missed. That’s when city attorney Jim Dye will hold …

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Fishing – 01-05-2011

Andrew and son Andrew Procter of Holmes Beach caught his 10-pound gag grouper while fishing their favorite spot offshore before gag grouper season closed in federal waters Dec. 31. Islander Photo: Steve Ward

Cold-water fishing productive Fishers around Anna Maria Island last week managed to produce good numbers of fish despite cold-water temperatures. Due to rough seas, most boaters remained in the backwater bays and canals. Redfish, black drum and sheepshead topped the …

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Island real estate transactions – 01-05-2011

on vacation this week

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Island police blotter – 01-05-2011

Anna Maria • No new reports. Bradenton Beach • No new reports. Cortez • Dec. 27, 3600 block of 15th Street West, Cortez, domestic disturbance. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a …

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Sports – 01-05-2011

Holmes Beach resident Ellen Jones crosses the finish line in the Palm Beaches Marathon in West Palm Beach. Jones appeared in The Islander twice in 2010, and inspired readers with her achievements in running and in life and, for that, she is featured as The Islander’s sports story of the year. Islander Photo: Courtesy Chuck Jones

Looking back: The year 2010 in sports It’s hard to believe that another year has passed, much less another year of Island sports. This year is my 18th year writing sports for The Islander. I was a witness to many …

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