Tag Archives: 11-06-2013

Anna Maria’s Sellito named MCSO Deputy of the Month

MCSO Deputy Gary Sellito displays his September Deputy of the Month award for his effort at the Sept. 30 Rod & Reel Pier fire in Anna Maria. More, page 3. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Gary Sellito of the Anna Maria substation received the agency’s Deputy of the Month award for September for his actions at the Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, when a smoldering electrical fire …

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Rod & Reel Pier undergoes redo

Repairs to the Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, are underway. The pier and restaurant were damaged in an electrical fire Sept. 30. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Repairs to the Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, following the Sept. 30 fire in the restaurant apparently will result in a nearly new restaurant, according to manager Dave Cochran. The smoldering fire started inside the …

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Storm clouds, rain fail to dampen sandcastle contest at Coquina Beach

Stormy weather didn’t stop teams of competitors from building castles in the sand at Coquina Beach Nov. 2 adjacent to the Anna Maria Island Privateers Pirate Invasion festival. The castle enthusiasts took a break for rain and then returned to …

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Bill to repeal state rental restriction heads to Tallahassee

Island municipalities that find controls of vacation rentals limited by the state might be headed back to the driver’s seat. Under legislation proposed in late October by state Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, House Bill 883 would be repealed, allowing …

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Scott tells local officials he’ll ‘look into’ HB 883

Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with some Anna Maria Island, county and state officials for breakfast Oct. 28 in Bradenton, to hear about vacation rental problems and for island officials to seek his support. Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said she …

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Islander hosts Veterans Day ceremony

The Islander newspaper will host a ceremony honoring military veterans 8:30-9:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, a national holiday. An honor guard from the American Legion Kirby Stewart …

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Island police blotter – 11-06-2013

Anna Maria • Sept. 22, 8600 block of Gulf Drive, providing false information to a law enforcement officer. A man was stopped for a traffic violation. At the time, the suspect provided a false name to the deputy. The man …

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Sports – 11-06-2013

Island Pest Control defender Anna Gonzalez clears the ball as Jadon Law and Callen Achor apply pressure for LPAC during soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Center soccer playoffs begin   The playoffs, typically called the second season in the Anna Maria Island Community Center recreational soccer league, got started Nov. 4 with teams vying for a spot in the championships set to begin Nov. 15 …

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Privateers’ invasion meets stormy seas

The Privateer’s Ron “Candy Man” Fisher takes a stand in the center of the final battle at the Bradenton Beach Bridge Street-Gulf Drive roundabout, where Anna Maria Island Privateers and Hernando de Soto Conquistadors battled using swords, cannons and sound …

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Calendar – 11-06-2013

Wednesday, Nov. 6 1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers hold a conversation about Jack Fones, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. 5:43 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Thursday, Nov. 7 5:42 p.m. — Official sunset time. …

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