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Monday, November 15th, 2010

These are a few of our favorite things

Friends are, of course, No. 1 on our list of things to be thankful for every year. Friends who share great recipes are No. 2. For these friends and recipes, the holidays are a time for sharing. Here is the eggnog recipe given to Janet Aubry of Anna Maria by her friend ...

Monday, November 15th, 2010

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

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Monday, November 15th, 2010

ArtsHOP drums down

The artsHOP weekend event officially came to a close with sunset and a drum circle countdown led by Scott Blum at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Selby, commissioners take Anna Maria oath

A capacity crowd of about 60 people gathered in the chambers at Anna Maria City Hall Nov. 9 to watch city clerk Alice Baird administer the oath of office to newly elected Mayor Michael Selby. Baird also gave the oath of office to incumbent Commissioners Jo Ann Mattick and Chuck Webb, ...

Monday, November 15th, 2010

With oil spill gone, real estate should thrive

Real estate sales on Anna Maria Island tumbled like a circus act while the Deep Horizon oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans was bubbling to the surface. With concerns about oil reaching Anna Maria Island gone, many real estate agents now anticipate a good number of ...

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Island tourism slows but future bright

After Anna Maria Island tourism numbers increased seven of the past nine months, occupancy of Island accommodations fell slightly in October. Still, industry officials say it was just a minor hiccup: All signs point to a solid winter season. Overall occupancy of Island accommodation units fell 7.6 percent in October when ...

Monday, November 15th, 2010

30-day limit for cottage

A 30-day window is open for someone to step forward and offer to save or salvage the city-owned Monroe Cottage in Bradenton Beach. The Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency — which consists of the city commission and mayor — voted Nov. 9 for the removal of the 60-year-old cottage, but also ...

Monday, November 15th, 2010

City considers outsourcing trash pickup

Bradenton Beach commissioners may dump the city-operated trash collection service due to concerns about increased costs associated with maintaining its garbage trucks. The commission, meeting Nov. 10 at city hall, voted unanimously to proceed with issuing a request for proposals from solid-waste companies for trash and yard waste collection. Mayor Bob Bartelt ...

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Defendant not guilty in AM home invasion

A jury last week found defendant Michael Gambuzza not guilty of the April 2008 home invasion and robbery at the residence of former Anna Maria City Commissioner Linda Cramer. At the time, Cramer resided with Joe Pandolf and was alone at his Crescent Drive house in Anna Maria. According to the ...

Monday, November 15th, 2010

No charges in Tampa clinic case

Authorities will not pursue any charges against an Anna Maria doctor arrested earlier this year under Tampa’s new pain clinic ordinance. Tampa police arrested five people in late October for allegedly operating an unlicensed pain clinic, which would be in violation of a new city law. Among those arrested was Anna ...


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