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Monday, July 18th, 2011

Islander Calendar – 07-20-2011

Wednesday, July 20         5:30 p.m. — “Your Dolphin Neighbors” teen presentation by Mote Marine Laboratory at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.   Thursday, July 21         10:15 a.m. — Friends of the Island Branch Library book club meets at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes ...

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Search for Musil-Buehler revived on Anna Maria beach

The Manatee County Sheriff’ s office is searching today on the beachfront at Willow Avenue, where July 9, some personal belongings of Sabine Musil-Buehler, missing since November 2008, were found. An MCSO deputy at the scene told the media that cadaver dogs searched yesterday and found nothing. The search lasted until ...

Monday, July 11th, 2011

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

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Monday, July 11th, 2011

Beachgoers: A boy and a bug

Heidi Pratt of Bradenton is this week’s winner in the newspaper’s Top Notch contest, winning front-page placement of the photo and an Islander newspaper “More-Than-A-Mullet wrapper” T-shirt. Pratt’s entry — an emotional, tightly framed candid of grandson Jack McMillian, 4, and a ladybug — was shot in April in Virginia ...

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Anna Maria gets down to budget basics

Anna Maria city treasurer Diane Percycoe told city commissioners at their July 7 preliminary budget work session that retaining the current millage rate of 1.7882 mils would generate $59,000 less ad valorem revenue for the 2011-12 budget than last year. The rollback rate — the millage rate needed to bring in ...

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Resort tax up 10 percent in June

Resort tax collections for June 2011 climbed by nearly 10 percent from the collections recorded in June 2010, according to the latest figures from the Manatee County Tax Collector’s Office. That’s generally good news for local tourism, said Mary Ann Brockman, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president. While not an official ...

Monday, July 11th, 2011

AMIP awards $25,150 in scholarships

The Anna Maria Island Privateers July 4 awarded $25,150 to local students attending college. The awards included: Dominic Cox, 1,250; Chelsea Sloan, $1,250; Kyle Messina, $1,250; Sarah Beth Scott, $1,250; Sarah Norris, $1,250; Kayla Kerns, $1,250; Chelsea Hodges, $2,000; Samantha Glodde, $1,250; Christopher Chawi, $3,000; Sajani Patel, $1,100; Hilary Hathaway, $1,100; ...

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Commission votes for WastePro contract

Bradenton Beach commissioners — hoping to waste not on truck repairs — unanimously approved an agreement hiring WastePro of Florida as the city’s trash-hauler. WastePro already has a contract with the city to remove recyclables. The commission voted unanimously for the first reading of an ordinance on a franchise agreement with WastePro ...

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Defense seeks trial delay

The defense attorney for a Bradenton Beach man facing a series of pornography charges and one count of witness tampering wants the trial delayed. Joseph Edmund Chiquet of Bradenton Beach was scheduled to go to trial later this month. He is accused of possessing and promoting child pornography in a case ...

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Candidate qualifying in August

Elections for Island offices take place in November, with qualifying as a candidate about a month away. In Anna Maria, three commission offices — seats currently held by John Quam, Gene Aubry and Dale Woodland — are up in November. In Bradenton Beach, the mayoral post held by Bob Bartelt and commission ...


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