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Monday, March 28th, 2011

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Monday, March 28th, 2011

Feds consider boardwalk, pier for MPB

A Chicago snowbird has proposed the construction of a pier at Manatee Public Beach similar to the famed Navy Pier in his hometown. A merry-go-round is proposed but not a Ferris wheel. Islander Photo: Courtesy Navy Pier

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Feds consider boardwalk, pier for MPB

The U.S. Bureau of Amusements and Entertainment will inspect Manatee Public Beach April 1 to determine whether a $22 million grant might be available to build a carnivalesque boardwalk and long pier at the site. Federal officials recently announced that millions of dollars remain from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ...

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Anna Maria hearing April 6

Although Circuit Court Judge Peter Dubensky ordered mediation in the lawsuit brought by William and Barbara Nally against Anna Maria, a hearing on a Nally motion to dismiss Pine Avenue Restoration LLC’s affirmative defense as an intervenor is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. The Nallys sued Anna Maria in ...

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Legal challengers told density on Pine a ‘dead horse’

One Anna Maria commissioner told attorney Jeremy Anderson at the March 24 public hearing on a Pine Avenue Restoration LLC site-plan hearing for 210 Pine Ave. that his challenge to the city over density is a “dead horse” And city attorney Jim Dye took offense to claims by Anderson that he ...

Monday, March 28th, 2011

AMI Bridge work ending

The Florida Department of Transportation said the night-time maintenance project on the Anna Maria Island Bridge — State Road 64 — will end March 31 at 5 a.m. The three-day project went from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. March 28-30 and involved occasional nighttime lane closures with a flagging operation. Motorists are ...

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Island homestead exemptions decline

The number of homestead exemptions on the Island has dropped since 2003, according to the Manatee County Property Appraiser’s Office. In 2010, Anna Maria had 609 homesteaded properties, amounting to a decline of 6.3 percent from the 650 reported in 2003. Bradenton Beach had the largest decline among the three Island cities, ...

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Island census: declining numbers or flaws?

The late Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney said in 2005 that the last person to leave Anna Maria Island should “turn out the lights.” Maloney made the comment after learning that the number of registered voters in the three Island cities had declined 12.3 percent from 2000 to 2005, while ...

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Tree removal on hold

Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ed Straight played dual roles — commissioner and wildlife expert — when he recently surveyed a tree recommended for removal from the right of way at the Annie Silver Community Center. The public works department, responding to a neighbor’s concern, said a tree-removal company recommended taking out the ...

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Eco Day

Mike Sales and the Sales-etts, Barbara Bourjaily, Judi Manke, and Sharon Tollner, perform March 27 at the Beach to Bay Eco Day on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. The event hosted by the Bridge Street Merchants featured blues notes, green products and a rainbow menu. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy Artist Rhonda ...


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