Tag Archives: 06-01-2011

Beach serves as classroom in nesting season

Marianne Korosy and Suzi Fox survey the beach for nesting activity in Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff

Marianne Korosy and Suzi Fox watched the crow swoop down to the sand, grab something small and fly off. The something, they first feared and then quickly confirmed, was a black skimmer egg off the beach north of the Sandbar …

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Dive death reported

The U.S. Coast Guard on May 19 reported the death of a 52-year-old male scuba diver who was diving about 12 miles west of Anna Maria Island. Coast Guard officials in Cortez were notified around 6 p.m. that day that …

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Fire district rates going up — again

The West Manatee Fire Rescue District board voted — reluctantly — at its May 19 meeting to approve an increase in the annual assessment paid by district residents for fire service. But the board rejected WMFR Chief Andy Price’s request …

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Sports – 06-01-2011

Galati Yachts employee Mickey Hooke, 50, of Bradenton, posts the top 5K performance statewide for the Florida male 50-54 age group.

Run, dribble, toss, kick, tag in summer sports The May/June issue of Florida Running & Triathlon Magazine reports Galati Yachts employee Mickey Hooke, 50, of Bradenton, has posted the top 5K performance statewide for the Florida Male 50-54 age group …

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Island police blotter – 06-01-2011

Anna Maria • May 25, 200 block of Gladiolus, damaged property. A woman reported to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office that when she arrived home, she found her skylight broken. The possible cause was a falling fish. Anna Maria is …

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Island real estate transactions – 06-01-2011

838 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 3,422 sfla / 4,330 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car bayfront pool home built in 1956 on a 110×140 lot was sold 05/09/11, Kinerk to Butler for $1,050,000. 303 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 1,392 sfla …

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Obituaries – 06-01-2011

Michael J. Diemer Michael J. Diemer, 54, of Bradenton, died May 21. He was born in West Palm Beach and moved to Manatee County in 1979. He was a photo journalist for 25 years and then took up teaching. He …

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Fishing – 06-01-2011

Capt. Danny Stasny of Legend Charters releases Brian Davis’ first tarpon catch. Davis is visiting Anna Maria from Maryland.

Tarpon junkies flock to Anna Maria Island “What are all those boats doing out there?” When you see a big cluster of boats on the waters near Anna Maria Island in May, that’s a sure sign it’s tarpon season. Good …

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Islander Calendar – 06-01-2011

Wednesday, June 1 3 p.m. — After-Hours book club will discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s “The Poisonwood Bible” at the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208. Saturday, June 4 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Annual Island …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, June. 1, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE COMPUTER: 1.7 GHz with newly loaded Windows XP-PRO, $50. 941-756-6728. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $300, or $50-75 each. Antique burl-wood rocker and more. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ORIGINAL, LOCAL …

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