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Monday, April 18th, 2011

Islander Calendar – 04-20-2011

Wednesday, April 20 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — The Moral Instinct lecture by Alan Grindal at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. Thursday, April 21 6 to 8 p.m. — Dining for Women giving circle and potluck dinner at the Sandpiper Resort Clubhouse, ...

Monday, April 18th, 2011

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April. 20, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE COCKATIEL BIRD CAGE: Like new with floor stand, $35. 941-356-1456. MATTRESS: LATEX SPRING air. New, $1,500. $100 or best offer. 941-778-3920. FOR SALE: FUTON $50, white drop-leaf table, $25, nine-drawer white dresser, $20. 810-955-2287. COMPUTER HP Pavilion CD-RW and newly loaded Windows XP-PRO, $45. 941-756-6728. FUTON: BLACK FRAME, $50, nine-drawer white ...

Monday, April 11th, 2011

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Monday, April 11th, 2011

Beach building

With renourishment vessels in the distance, beachgoers carry on with their day and a Great Lakes Dock and Dredge crew moves sand pumped to north Coquina Beach by miles of pipe that reach to a quality sand borrow in Tampa Bay. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Beach building brings beachgoers

Paul Hackney spread out his towel, pitched an umbrella and leaned back against the big renourishment pipe to bask in the April 6 sunshine. The “glug, glug, glug” of the sand and water coursing through the pipe — from distant Tampa Bay to the renourishment site on north Coquina Beach — ...

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Renourishment phase 2 seeks bids

With the $6 million project to renourish Coquina Beach and a .6 mile portion of Anna Maria beach under way, bid packets were mailed to about 15 companies for the second phase of nourishment expected to start this summer. Rick Spadoni of Coastal Planning & Engineering, Manatee County’s contracted marine engineer, ...

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Cell tower could ‘burn the mortgage’

The Anna Maria Island Community Center may have a way to honor its “burn the mortgage” slogan and generate some much-needed revenue for the center. Allowing a cell tower on the property could generate as much as $72,000 in annual revenue, if not more, and the center could receive a payment ...

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Bridge Street walkover work begins

Construction began earlier this month at the Bridge Street beach access in Bradenton Beach, where a crew is putting up a walkover to protect the dune. The work will be completed before May 1, the official start of the sea-turtle nesting season, according to city officials. Meanwhile, city officials continue to await ...

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Center staffer suspended pending internal investigation

The Anna Maria Island Community Center suspended a 30-year-old male staff member April 1 on learning the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office had received a complaint of alleged sexual activity by the male with a 17-year old female who participates in center activities. The information was included in a complaint made by ...

Monday, April 11th, 2011

BBeach man arrested again

A Bradenton Beach man set to stand trial later this year for allegedly stabbing a man and then escaping from police is facing a new criminal charge. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested Jacob Gennell, 20, in Palmetto on April 1 for alleged possession of a firearm/ammunition while under a ...


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