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Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May. 25, 2011

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Monday, May 16th, 2011

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Monday, May 16th, 2011

HBPD guards manatee herd from crowd

Thirteen manatees swim in shallow water along the Holmes Beach shore May 7. The Holmes Beach Police Department, Mote Marine and Florida Fish and Wildlife officials responded because people were swimming with the endangered mammals. Islander Photo: Courtesy Rose Mary Patterson

Monday, May 16th, 2011

HBPD guards manatee herd from crowd

Holmes Beach police stood guard May 8 to keep curious onlookers at bay while a herd of manatees frolicked in the shallow water off 79th Street. Spring brings the mating season for the manatee, an endangered species under both federal and Florida law. And mating activity can bring people, creating a potentially ...

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Anna Maria City Pier stars in centennial celebration

Parade, festival, parties, fireworks mark 100-year anniversary Anna Maria celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Anna Maria City Pier with a two-day celebration that was two years in the making. The centennial began with a parade and ceremony May 13, that featured the unveiling of a historic marker at the entrance to ...

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Lodge heads to new home

Everything is in place for a two-day move May 23-24 of the Angler’s Lodge in Anna Maria from its current location at the corner of North Bay Boulevard and the Lake LaVista inlet to the Anna Maria Historic Green Village at 503 Pine Ave. Dan Gagne of Gagne Construction, who is ...

Monday, May 16th, 2011

BB telecom ordinance adopted

Bradenton Beach commissioners adopted a telecommunications ordinance May 5 setting restrictions for new facilities — towers, antennas and other equipment. The ordinance allows only for a cell tower on government property, and that could only happen after an applicant met a long list of criteria. The unanimous vote after the final reading ...

Monday, May 16th, 2011

‘Crime scene’ review sought

The attorney defending a Holmes Beach man accused of stealing underwear from a neighbor’s home recently filed a motion to examine the alleged crime scene. Defense attorney Mark Lipinski also asked a judge to order the release of reports completed by Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent Terry Thomas. Ernest Kendler ...

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Islander to get 14 press awards

The Florida Press Association recently named The Islander newspaper as a winner in 14 categories of its annual better weekly newspaper awards contest for 2010. The FPA released only a random list of winners, with the first, second, third and honorable mention awards to be announced July 1 at the FPA’s ...

Monday, May 16th, 2011

HB approves stormwater, public works bids

Holmes Beach city commissioners unanimously voted at their May 10 meeting for Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger to execute two capital improvement contracts. The first contract is for construction of a new maintenance building for the city’s public works department. The city received nine bids and staff selected Tri-Tech Construction as the ...


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