Tag Archives: 01-29-2014

Island police blotter – 01-29-2014

Anna Maria         • Jan. 13, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, burglary. An unknown person entered a construction site and stole a spool of copper wire, as well as about 25 feet of installed copper wiring. The value of …

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Obituaries – 01-29-2014

Marion (Fagan) Hinton Marion (Fagan) Hinton, 89, of Bath, Ontario, Canada, and Holmes Beach, died Jan. 23. Between summers at Long Lake and winters in Anna Maria at Westbay Point and Moorings from 1980 to 2010 , Mrs. Hinton made …

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Real Estate – 01-29-2014

806 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 2,070 sfla / 4,606 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1998 on a 64×107 lot was sold 01/08/14, Dicostanzo to Chiles for $800,000. 517 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,219 sfla / 5,391 sfur a …

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Calendar – 01-29-2014

Wednesday, Jan. 29 6:09 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Thursday, Jan. 30     • Florida photographer Clyde Butcher exhibit opens at Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. 6:10 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Friday, …

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Sports – 01-29-2014

LPAC Cardinals receiver Andrew Proctor goes up to catch a long pass from quarterback Joey Stewart during NFL flag football action Jan. 25 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Contenders emerge in flag football, horseshoes, golf, too   After two weeks of action, some favorites have emerged in each of the three age divisions of the NFL Flag Football League organized by the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Games …

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Fishing – 01-29-2014

Rick Allair of Ontario, Canada, shows off a nice amberjack caught Jan. 13 using a butterfly jig in about 120 feet of water offshore of Anna Maria Island. Allair and his party caught their limit of AJs and some gag grouper, which were released, on their trip with Capt. Larry McGuire.

January’s polar chill creates challenges on the water   Once again, January is sending us multiple cold fronts in a week’s time. Consistently cold weather in Florida can make fishing challenging, so be prepared to do some hunting to find …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

ITEMS FOR SALE JIGSAW PUZZLES FOR sale or trade. Call 941-778-5562. ADULT TRICYCLE: THREE wheels, brand new, still in the box! $260. 941-524-1025. COMPUTER: DUAL 1.8GHz HT DELL, refurbished, $60. 941-756-6728. PIER 1 END tables, $40, coffee table, $80, beachy …

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MCSO searches for abandoned boat’s owner

  A 27-foot Sea Ray cruiser is beached on the shore at Bean Point, Anna Maria, and has been there since Jan. 19, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Paul Davis said. The MCSO Marine Unit is attempting to find the …

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Anna Maria commissioners OK cell tower lease

Within the year, Anna Maria visitors and residents may have improved cellphone service in the city. If the cell tower comes to fruition, it will have taken Anna Maria 12 years to contract and construct a cell tower. Discussion on …

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BB variance in limbo zone

Marie Petersen, left, representing the Sandpiper Resort Co-op Inc., and variance applicant Douglas LeFevre appear before a special magistrate in Bradenton Beach Jan. 22 for a hearing on the height of LeFevre’s proposed home. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

It might soon be a case of a diner asking for dessert before delving into the entree. A Bradenton Beach homeowner is seeking a height variance that may soon be allowed in the city’s two mobile home park zoning districts. …

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