Tag Archives: 01-09-2013

Bringing in 2013

Donning hats, blowers and streamers, diners at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, N., Bradenton Beach, bring in 2013 in style. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell Dancing is popular Dec. 31 at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, N., Bradenton Beach. …

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County compiles $68.6M wish list

People enjoy the amenities at Robinson Preserve, including a walk-bike path and fishing. Topping the county’s wish list is $4.45 million for improvements to 150 acres recently added to the preserve in northwest Bradenton. Islander File Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Manatee County commissioners on Jan. 3 agreed to submit a $68.6 million claim to the Texas court hearing the lawsuit brought by the five Gulf coast states against BP Oil Co. for the April 20, 2010, oil spill in the …

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BB car theft ends with Sarasota shooting

An auto theft that occurred in Bradenton Beach Jan. 3 led to a 34-year-old Bradenton woman in a chase with Sarasota police. She was shot in the leg during the pursuit and resulting crash. The incident began at a Sarasota …

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Man loses way, resulting in house, car fire

Following a Dec. 15 fire at a home in the 600 block of Dundee Lane in Holmes Beach, personnel from a towing company prepare to remove a 2008 Lexus that caused damage to the residence in the Key Royale neighborhood. Islander Courtesy Photo

What was originally reported as a car fire that spread into a home on the 600 block of Dundee Lane also turned out to be a case of a man who couldn’t find his way home and crashed into a …

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Obituaries – 01-09-2013

Joseph P. Droukas Joseph P. Droukas, 64, died Dec. 29, 2012. He was born July 22, 1948, in the Bronx of New York City, N.Y., the son of Sam and Anna (Michilli) Droukas. He graduated from Eastchester High School and …

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2012 Islander of the Year

Pam Leckie brought the Roser Food Pantry from a closet in 2009 to a larger, more efficient and beneficial facility at Roser Memorial Community Church. It serves a much-needed purpose in the island community with excellence.

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Fishing – 01-09-2013

Parker Ford of Oregon shows off the catch he made while on a family charter with Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters.

New year’s virtues — patience, persistence pay off   Well, its time to start a new year of fishing around Anna Maria Island. Both inshore and offshore are producing fish, although being at the right spot at the right time …

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Island police blotter – 01-09-2013

Anna Maria         • Dec. 23, 500 block of Kumquat Drive, domestic battery. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a verbal argument that turned physical between a man and woman. According to the report, the woman initiated physical …

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Sports – 01-09-2013

Longtime Key Royale Club member Col. Bob Elliott celebrated his 98th birthday Jan. 2 with some of his fellow club members. Elliott, who runs many of the club’s golf tournaments, still hits the links a few times a week. Islander Photo: Courtesy Wendy Sabatino

Adult flag football season kicks off new year, season   The Anna Maria Island Community Center adult coed NFL Flag Football League kicked off its 2013 season Jan. 3 with four games. Teams in the league will play an eight-week …

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Calendar – 01-09-2013

Wednesday, Jan. 9 Noon — Off Stage Ladies meeting and luncheon, Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant, 800 Broadway St., Longboat Key. Information: 941-799-2181.   Thursday, Jan. 10 2 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library lecture and travel series presents Chuck …

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