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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Sunset promise

The Islander Promise Day group of some 45 couples and friends walk to the shore to share the final rays of daylight on Valentine’s Day 2012. The event was co-sponsored by Anna Maria Island Café on the Beach. Islander Photos: Jack Elka             The Islander and Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe host ...

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

AME father-daughter dance a hit

Anna Maria Elementary School principal David Marshall doesn’t yet have a viral hit on YouTube or a hit song on iTunes, but he has hit a homerun with his idea to host a father-daughter dance for the young female students at the school. And don’t worry, a mother-son dance is yet ...

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Tourism up 6.7 percent in 2011

Tourism to the Bradenton area increased 6.7 percent in 2011 compared with 2010, according to figures released Feb. 13 by Research Data Services Inc. of Tampa. The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau retains RDS to report monthly, quarterly and annual visitor information to the BACVB. The reports typically are provided ...

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Island beach renourishment in federal budget

The good news for Anna Maria Island’s planned 2014-15 islandwide beach renourishment project is that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has placed the project in its section of the federal budget, said Charlie Hunsicker, director of Manatee County’s natural resources department. Additionally, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has placed ...

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

BB store clerk charged with child abuse

According to an arrest report filed by the Bradenton Beach police department, Barbara ann Szabo, 59, 206 archer Way, anna maria, was arrested feb. 11 and booked into the manatee county jail. Szabo posted a $2,500 bond and was released  the following day. according to the report, a juvenile male was ...

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Softball fun for charity at Birdie Tebbetts Field

Twister’s 8-and-under teammates Cassie Leal, front, Lyndsay Yingling, left, Ashley Lyerla, Alexandra Texidor-Abel, Joceyln Leal and Allie Jacobsen, pose with Marty the Marauder of the Bradenton Marauders before the Feb. 18 Pros vs. Girls softball game at Birdie Tebbetts Field, 62nd Street and Flotilla Drive. The event was a benefit ...

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Dog walker reports mangroves cut in Holmes Beach

A woman who walks her dog twice every day noticed a marked difference in scenery on one of her walks last month to the bayfront end of 28th Street, and reported it to Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen at one of her coffee-with-commissioner events in January. “I saw a yard guy ...

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Mayor reports on state of city

Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger earlier this month issued his annual report for the city’s fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2011.         “Our residents should be pleased to know that for the first time in the 62-year history of our city, we have had no tax increase in four consecutive years,” ...

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Roadwatch, Feb. 15-22

The Florida Department of Transportation continues to ban oversize vehicles on the Longboat Pass Bridge/State Road 789 during ongoing construction. A DOT press release stated the contractor required the travel lanes to be reduced in width from 12 feet to 10 feet, resulting in the ban. Work crews this week will conduct ...

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Spreading sands

Work crews from Florida Dock & Dredge spread sand dredged from Bimini Bay, then pumped north to renourish the Tampa Bay shoreline by the Anna Maria City Pier. The pumping operation was to move north, between the pier and the Lake LaVista Inlet, once job wraps up on the south ...


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