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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

No contest plea made in HB theft case

A woman accused of ripping off a Holmes Beach couple away from home on a European vacation pleaded no contest Dec. 15 to charges that she stole the couple’s car and possession. Catherine Theresa O’Malley, 49, was arrested earlier this year on charges of grand theft, a second-degree felony, and grand ...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Beware Holmes Beach: Privateers run this town

Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger was given “fair warning” at a Dec. 13 city meeting.         “Privateers run this town,” Tim “Hammer” Thompson told the commission, wielding a hammer and pointing to the mayor. “Our demands will be met or you will pay!”         The Anna Maria Island Privateer decreed that the ...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

HB votes to settle 27th Street border dispute

To settle the recent dispute between the bordering cities of Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach over public access the Sandpiper Resort mobile home park, Holmes Beach commissioners voted Dec. 13 to seek a settlement that would restore access to a 30-foot-wide length 27th Street. In 2008, the city of Bradenton Beach ...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Citizen solutions flow at HB meeting

        Holmes Beach commissioners heard a multitude of suggestions Dec. 13 from residents and business people regarding complaints related to the city’s short-term rental policies and duplex construction.         Attended by more than 100 residents, about 20 property managers, real estate professionals and others spoke before a packed chamber in what ...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Mullet run takes off

Mullet season has begun and fishers are casting nets in hopes of bringing in plentiful loads of the fish — a bounty for Christmas. Karen Bell of A.P. Bell Fish Co. said that interest in mullet is especially great this season because of last year's low yield. “We have buyers from Italy, ...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Island road advisories

The Florida Department of Transportation announced it has begun repairs to the Longboat Key Pass Bridge on State Road 789 from north of Northshore Road on Longboat Key to south Coquina Park in Bradenton Beach. Work this week will include repairs under the bridge with no impact to traffic, the DOT ...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Tourism continues upward trend

While October is considered a transition month in the Island tourism industry, it’s difficult to make that assertion when recent tourism figures show visitor arrivals in the Bradenton area for October 2011 were up 12 percent from the same month last year. Research Data Services Inc., the Tampa company that compiles ...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

DEP issues warning for alleged tree hut violation

The state agency that regulates coastal construction issued a warning and violation report Dec. 9 to the owner of Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., Holmes Beach, for erecting a “roofed elevated wood frame deck seaward of the CCCL without a permit.”         The report from the Florida Department of Environmental ...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Churches celebrate Christmas

Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, will host two Christmas Eve programs in the sanctuary — a celebrational candlelight service with music and prayer at 5:30 p.m. and a traditional candlelight service at 9 p.m. Christmas Eve is Saturday, Dec. 24. Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will ...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Island real estate transactions – 12-21-2011

2516 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, a 171x155 vacant lot was sold 11/30/11, BBHB LLC to 9Solutions LLC for $2,640,000. 6424 Gulf Drive, Unit 7, La Plage, Holmes Beach, a 2,132 sfla / 2,442 sfur Gulfront condo with shared pool built in 2003 was sold 11/22/11, Ruckdeschel to Richardson for $1,100,000; list ...


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