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Top Stories this week on Anna Maria Island: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fireworks safety foremost on 4th

By Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter

The Fourth of July — it’s happily celebrated with bangs, booms and ahhhs across the nation on blankets, at beaches, as part of festivals, in parks and neighborhoods. Anna Maria Island, too, has shown off its pearl-white sand and stars …

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AMITW turtle makes her way back to the Gulf

By Kristin Swain, Islander Reporter

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring tagged a loggerhead sea turtle with a satellite-tracking device and sent her back to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The nesting sea turtle, named Amie for AMITW’s partner, Anna Maria …

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Police search for shorebird, sea turtle vandals

By Kristin Swain, Islander Reporter

Island law enforcement officers are looking for two people who June 27 vandalized a shorebird nesting area and five sea turtle nests. The vandals drove over five marked sea turtle nests, breaking stakes and possibly destroying sea turtle eggs. They …

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Prospective concessionaires tour Bradenton Beach pier

By Tal Reeve, Islander Reporter

Location. Location. Location. It’s one of the key ingredients to making a business successful. Some restaurateurs saw firsthand a prime location June 25 in Bradenton Beach to fulfill their restaurant dreams. City officials hosted a walk-through of the now vacant …

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Contractor sentenced to jail, restitution hearing continued

By Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter

A Bradenton contractor was sentenced to 364 days in jail — to be followed by 14 years probation — for taking money from the city of Holmes Beach for work he did not perform. Twelfth Circuit Judge Deno Economou found …

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Art gallery window crasher gets off

By Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter

A Bradenton man who drove an SUV through a Holmes Beach art gallery window will pay court costs for leaving the scene of accident after a February crash at the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island’s Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina …

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Man pleads to drug charges, sentenced to county jail

A Bradenton man originally charged with intent to sell marijuana pleaded no contest to the lesser charge of possession. Twelfth Circuit Judge Diana Moreland found Joseph Robert Flinn of Bradenton guilty June 25 and sentenced him to 360 days in …

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Tree house owners pursue court opinion

By Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter

The tree house in Holmes Beach lives for another day in the 2nd District Court of Appeal. A motion e-filed June 24 by the tree house owners’ attorney, David Levin of Sarasota, seeks the issuance of a written opinion and …

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Suspect in luring children re-arrested for drug possession

An Ellenton man arrested for attempting to lure children into his car in Holmes Beach was re-arrested June 18 while in the Manatee County jail. A warrant for his arrest on one count of possessing a controlled substance was served …

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Clerks clear up misunderstanding, commissioner apologizes

Bradenton Beach Commissioner Janie Robertson admits she erred last week when she made a claim that newly appointed Bradenton Beach city clerk Terri Sanclemente was fired from her city job in 2012. Robertson’s claim came after Mayor Jack Clarke promoted …

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Bradenton Beach deputy clerk resigns

By Tal Reeve, Islander Reporter

Bradenton Beach deputy clerk Audra Lanzaro resigned June 22. In her resignation letter, Lanzaro said the environment at city hall made it difficult to continue her employment. She wrote that she made the decision to leave in the best interests …

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HB dismisses another building department employee

The city of Holmes Beach needs a new permits clerk in the building department. Robyn Kinkopf, first hired by the city in 2011, was let go at the end of the June 19 work day. In an email, Kinkopf expressed …

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Perico Island developer struck another blow, vows to pursue

By Laurie Hayes, Special to The Islander

Plans by developer Pat Neal of Neal Communities to build a family compound on the northwest corner of Perico Island suffered a seemingly fatal blow last week when Judge Bram Canter of the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings recommended that …

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MPO discusses drawbridges, island water-taxi

By Tal Reeve, Islander Reporter

Ask any islander, getting on and off the island can be a real pain during peak traffic. At the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting June 22 at the Holiday Inn, 8009 15th St. E., Sarasota, board members passed a resolution …

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Boat tagged for removal in Bradenton Beach anchorage

By Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter

The allure of a seafaring life in the live-aboard community south of the Historic Bridge Street City Pier in Sarasota Bay is surely a mixed bag of troubles and pleasures. A derelict vessel — a 1987 Cabin Motor Boat belonging …

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Reporter travels to SF

  Participants in San Francisco’s Pride Parade carry an equality flag June 28 at Steuart and Market streets. The annual event came days after the U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark decision on marriage equality nationwide. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield …

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Top Notch digital photo contest kicks off with July 15 cover

Boom! July 4 holiday memories could be yours with a cover photo in The Islander, and if you’ve got a great snapshot, the coveted spot could be yours. The Islander Top Notch digital photo contest will begin in the July …

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Real Estate – 07-01-2015

By Jesse Brisson, Special to The Islander

604 Crestwood Lane, Holmes Beach, a 5,461 sfla / 7,372 sfur 4bed/5bath/3car bayfront pool home built in 1960 on a 14,751 sq ft lot was sold 06/12/15, Cibischino to Stella for $1,800,000. 711 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 2,025 sfla …

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