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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Demand for public ballot succeeds, results announced Monday

By 10 a.m. Monday, all involved parties in the special election had filed either motions or responses demanding the immediate release of the voting results from the Sept. 7 election on the recall of Anna Maria Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus. At 1:52 p.m., the notice came from the Second District Court of ...

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Budget hearing attracts little interest

Anna Maria taxpayers appear pleased with the city’s proposed $2.1 million budget for 2010-11, and with the city commission’s decision to retain the current 1.7882 ad valorem tax rate.Only one member of the public, planning and zoning board member and mayoral candidate Sandy Mattick, showed ...

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Lean and mean budget reviewed Sept. 14

The first Holmes Beach hearing on the proposed 2010-11 budget was to be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Mayor Rich Bohnenberger called the budget, in which there is no proposed tax increase and a 9.64 percent reduction in ...

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

BB commission acts on budget

Bradenton Beach commissioners voted last week to move forward with a $2.66 million spending plan for 2010-11 and likely will adopt the budget this week. The commission, meeting Sept. 7 at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., also unanimously adopted a resolution setting the proposed millage rate ...

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Viens’ disappearance becomes homicide case

The disappearance of a former Anna Maria Island woman nearly a year ago is now being investigated as a homicide. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department began searching for ex-Islander Dawn Marie Viens, 37, of Lomita, Calif., after she was reported missing Oct. 18, 2009. The case, for close ...

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Bradenton Beach couple avoids scam

The excitement, Nancy Eastman said, lasted about 5 minutes. Then the Bradenton Beach resident began to suspect the prize award — a $3,980 check she received — was a fake. Island residents should make sure they are not victims of a scam. The Eastmans, who make a living by ...

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Obituaries

Arthur Stanley Bussey Arthur Stanley Bussey,95, Holmes Beach, died Sept. 8. He was born in Turner County, Ga. Mr. Bussey came to Holmes Beach in 1972 from the nation’s capital, where he had been an architect in the Department of the Navy. He was ...

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Island real estate transactions

528 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 4,014 sfla / 9,061 sfur 4bed/3½bath/4car bayfront pool home built in 2008 on a 105x112 lot was sold 08/25/10, Walding to Overstreet for $1,450,000; list $1,850,000. 512 Bayview Place, Anna Maria, a 1,512 sfla / 2,273 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car ...

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Calling all high school athletes

The 2010 school year is back in session, which means the beginning of another year of high school sports. Fall sports include volleyball for girls, cross-country, golf, swimming and diving for both boys and girls and, of course, the king of high school sports, football. Winter ...

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Area anglers see schools of red

Some staggering news of redfish has come in from various captains, with reports of 50-redfish days in local bays and beach waters. In the late summer, redfish begin schooling up and moving inshore. Various CAL shads and MirrOlures or MirrOdines have been doing the ...


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