Tag Archives: 11-02-2011

Islander’s ‘Greatest’ spokesman died Oct. 28

Ralph Bassett of Perico Island as a U.S. Marine during World War II. Bassett later served in the Korean War and was wounded twice. Islander Photo: Courtesy the Bassett family

World War II and Korean War veteran Ralph Bassett of Perico Island died early Oct. 28 at his home. His wife and family were with him and he died peacefully, according to his son, Scott Bassett of Bradenton. Ralph Bassett …

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BBPD arrests 2 for neglect

A Cortez couple was arrested Oct. 23 for neglect of child. The arrests followed an altercation on the Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St. Police said the incident involved several people, alcohol and an infant in a baby stroller. …

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Island road advisories, Nov. 2-9

Work crews from Superior Asphalt are at the intersection of Manatee Avenue and Perico Harbor Boulevard removing old asphalt, widening turn lanes and adding landscaping. Most of the work is being done at night and motorists should use caution when in the area. The project is expected to finish by January 2012. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Construction on State Road 64/Manatee Avenue, from east of the old Perico Harbor Marina to Bristol Bay Drive will continue this week. The Florida Department of Transportation project budgeted at $3 million involves removal of old asphalt and resurfacing, new …

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King tides no trouble on AMI

At high tide on Oct. 26 near the Anna Maria City Pier. King tides were forecasted for several days last week, but did not cause any problems on Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

The king tides forecast last week for the Atlantic and Gulf coast caused no problems on Anna Maria Island. The highest tides — occurring in the afternoon on Oct. 25, Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 — did not produce backed …

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Time changes Nov. 6

Most of the nation falls back at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, when daylight saving time ends. Time-keepers in all but two states — Arizona and Hawaii — will set clocks back an hour. DST is a concept that has …

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Fishing – 11-02-2011

Spotted sea trout season closes, but fish await   It’s time to focus on something other than spotted sea trout if you’re planning on bringing home dinner. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rules, the harvest of spotted …

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Stag club

The team of Dale Hudson, Carl Voyles, Gary Silke and Ed Havlik combine for 1-over-par 129 and first place in the 55th Stag Day at the Key Royale Club. Islander Photos: Courtesy Ed Havlik

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Sports – 11-02-2011

Weather chills, youth soccer heats up at AMICC   Gettel Toyota in Division III and Autoway Ford in Division I maintained unbeaten records, though in differing fashion in Anna Maria Island Community Center soccer league action. Gettel, the only team …

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Obituaries – 11-02-2011

Carroll Ralph Bassett Carroll Ralph Bassett, 83, of Perico Island, died Oct. 28. He was born and raised in Johnston, Iowa. Mr. Bassett served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War. He was wounded …

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Island police blotter – 11-02-2011

Anna Maria
 • Oct. 22, 100 block of Spring Ave., petit theft. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office took a report that someone stole a bicycle from the front porch of a residence. • Oct. 22, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, …

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