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Archive for January, 2011

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Public option parking under discussion

Anna Maria residents should brace for more meetings with Pine Avenue parking as the main topic of discussion. City commissioners at their Jan. 13 meeting appeared ready to move closer to a solution. They informally agreed 3-2 to move forward with a parking plan for Pine Avenue that will include an ...

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Anna Maria lawsuits awaiting answers

Numerous lawsuits, legal actions and official complaints filed against the City of Anna Maria remain in the courts awaiting rulings. Hearings in one legal case were scheduled for Dec. 21 and Dec. 22. Nally vs. City of Anna Maria A hearing in the William and Barbara Nally lawsuit against Anna Maria was ...

Monday, January 17th, 2011

100-year pier celebration coming together

With four months left until the Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration, celebration committee chair Sissy Quinn had a number of concerns alleviated at the committee’s Jan. 10 meeting. Two concerns were laid to rest when Sandbar Restaurant owner Ed Chiles, organizer of the May 14 inaugural food festival, said he ...

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Bling and boosters

The Anna Maria Island Privateers are working to raise at least $40,000 for charitable work in 2011, which is the nonprofit’s 40th year. To reach that goal, AMIP is seeking sponsors for its events, including the thieves markets at Coquina Beach, Snooks Adams Kids Day, the July 4 parade and ...

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Anchorage plans include yacht club

Boaters are proposing a yacht club to help oversee Bradenton Beach’s anchorage field south of the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Meanwhile, city officials continue to meet with boaters, county officials and U.S. Coast Guard representatives as they prepare for stepped up patrol and governance in the field. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam ...

Monday, January 17th, 2011

State may change status for species

Florida may remove the “threatened status” for several birds seen on Anna Maria Island. There are 21 birds on Florida’s list of most vulnerable species. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission appointed a task force to review information and data and determine whether any species should be removed from the “threatened” ...

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Road closure planned

The Holmes Beach Police Department announced the closure of a section of Marina Drive from Thursday, Jan. 20, through the weekend. HBPD Lt. Dale Stephenson said Marina from 67th Street to 68th Street will be closed, probably until Monday, Jan. 24, while a crew replaces piping under the road surface. Stephenson said ...

Monday, January 17th, 2011

HB man arrested for panty theft

A 62-year-old Holmes Beach man is facing a burglary charge for allegedly stealing underwear from a neighboring home. Law enforcement officers, executing a warrant Jan. 10, searched Ernest A. Kendler’s residence and found two pairs of women’s panties identified as belonging to a 23-year-old neighbor who reported them stolen in November. ...

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Island police blotter – 01-19-2011

Anna Maria • No new reports. Bradenton Beach • Jan. 10, 600 block of Gulf Drive North, habitual driving on suspended license. A Bradenton Beach Police Department arrested a Bradenton man seen driving at a high rate of speeding and veering outside of his traffic lane. A records check led to the man’s ...

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Sports – 01-19-2011

Tennis, golf, horseshoes top Island sports news More than 100 people turned out for the first annual Aces for Education at the Cedars Tennis Resort on Jan. 15 to benefit the Manatee Education Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that provides funding for innovative programs and enhanced educational opportunities for teachers and students ...


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