Tag Archives: 07-10-2013

14-year-old is victim of Anna Maria rip current

Three helicopters and numerous boats searched until 8:30 p.m. July 6 for the missing boy. The search resumed at 7:30 a.m. July 7, and the body of Dushay Nelson was found at about 9 a.m. near where he went missing by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office marine unit. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

A 14-year old boy visiting Anna Maria with his family from Winter Haven July 6, disappeared in the Gulf of Mexico during an afternoon visit to the beach and was found drowned around 9 a.m. July 7, south of the …

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Group of 12 swimmers rescued from Gulf of Mexico waters

Twelve young swimmers were pulled from the Gulf of Mexico by rescue teams July 4 near Sycamore Avenue in Anna Maria after they were unable to swim some 300 feet back to shore. West Manatee Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Brett …

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July 4 holiday runs head-on into post-holiday problems

Rain washes out beachgoers, adds to traffic jam Imagine everyone in the scene above — except Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer on the ATV — leaves the beach at once. That’s just what happened when thunderstorms swept across Anna Maria Island about 2 p.m. July 5, causing an exodus from beaches and outdoor activities. Holmes Beach police reported southbound motorists stacked up in Holmes Beach to Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Top, Edna Tiemann; bottom, Rick Catlin

Just when law enforcement thought a bang-up holiday, filled with fireworks on the beaches up and down the 7-mile length of Anna Maria Island had passed without major incident, by July 5 there were major traffic issues and a somber …

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Privateers lead July 4 parade

The Anna Maria Island Privateers lead their own July 4 parade from Bradenton Beach to Holmes Beach to Anna Maria. The Islander’s Toni Lyon pairs up with Lisa Williams of MoonRacer No Kill Rescue to throw the weekly newspaper and …

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Anna Maria Island Privateers 2013 Scholarship winners:

Ahoy! The Anna Maria Island Privateers celebrate July 4 with a parade and party, and the introduction of the 2013 scholarship recipients. The group held up the party long enough for a photo at the Manatee Public Beach.

Seniors Hilary Hathaway, Shipreck Scholarship Sajani Patel, Whitey Horton Scholarship   Juniors Ourania Lardas James ‘Jimmy’ Campbell Jacob Karguarer Brandi Ricker Leanne Browning Alexander ‘Xander’ Chawi   Sophomores Monica “Molly” McDonough Freshmen Tiana Smith, Sandpiper Scholarship Justin Puthusseril Myles Johnson …

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Islander’s legacy grows with Anna Maria landscaping donation

Island philanthropist Rex Hagen has agreed in principle to fund the landscaping for the city park approved by Anna Maria commissioners June 27. The park will take up the six lots at the corner of Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard …

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Stormy weather claims only 1 sea turtle nest

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring section coordinators Glenn and Claudia Wiseman confirm a July 4 sea turtle nest spotted by AMITW volunteers Glenn and Alice Schubert. Islander Photos: Mark Young

Consecutive days of heavy rain on the island had little impact on sea turtle nesting season, but possibly claimed one nest. According to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring education coordinator Glenn Wiseman, the nest thought to be …

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BB-HB-Sandpiper 27th Street dispute is finally over

It’s officially over. According to Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy, the documents with a judge’s signature dismissing the long-standing 27th Street dispute between Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach were delivered July 2 to the two city attorneys. “I have been …

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Shore returns to FISH, assumes board role

Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court R.B. “Chips” Shore returned to the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board in Cortez at a June meeting that was held without quorum. Shore was unable to attend the July 1 FISH meeting, but …

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July 4 fight on the beach sparks arrest

22-year-old Bradenton man was arrested for felony aggravated battery and the use of a deadly weapon July 4 after injuring two men with a glass bottle. According to the probable cause affidavit, Holmes Beach police responded to a fight at …

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