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Monday, April 30th, 2012

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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Monday, April 30th, 2012

Saturday is Cinco de Mayo

Just when Island residents thought the winter-spring tourist season was over and Island traffic would return to some sense of normalcy, Cinco de Mayo — May 5 — is expected to bring about 25,000 people to Anna Maria Island to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. Law enforcement officials in all three Island ...

Monday, April 30th, 2012

AMI celebrates National Arbor Day

It all started 140 years ago in Nebraska when it was suggested to put aside one day of the year to plant new trees. Since then, Arbor Day has expanded across the country and the world as a celebration and understanding of how important natural resources are in enhancing people’s lives, ...

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Coquina Cafe opens, celebration planned this month

Without much fanfare, the Coquina Cafe at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach opened April 7, but a grand reopening celebration is planned sometime this month. According to Manatee County Parks and Recreation programs and policies coordinator Mike Whelan, the Bradenton Beach concession is operational, but the public announcement of the opening ...

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Take back rakes in drugs

Holmes Beach Police Officer Vern McGowan holds one of four boxes collected by noon Saturday, April 28, in the 10 a.m.-2 p.m. drug Take Back Day. The department already had collected three large and one smaller box of unwanted or expired drugs for proper disposal as its part in National ...

Monday, April 30th, 2012

HB commissioners hear new rental complaints

Commissioner Jean Peelen read into the record April 24 at the Holmes Beach commission work session an e-mail advertisement for a “monster house” on 66th Street.     The ad states: “South Seas is a brand new luxury island tropical home with six bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms and is only ...

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Search ongoing for missing paddleboarder

According to the city of Tampa website April 30, at press time for The Islander, the search in the Gulf of Mexico for a missing paddleboarder was ongoing. According to information released by the Tampa Police Department, Jeffrey Comer, 50, was last seen loading his paddleboard onto his vehicle by a ...

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Roadwatch, May 2-9

Installation of new sewer lines on North Shore Drive at Cypress Avenue in Anna Maria has begun and the project is expected to last several months, according to the Manatee County Utilities Department. Traffic on North Shore Drive should not be affected by the work, a MCUD press release said, but ...

Monday, April 30th, 2012

WMFR plans Station 2 remodel

West Manatee Fire Rescue Station 2 was built in 1987 as an all-volunteer station in the days when neighbors helped neighbors, and the firefighters who gave freely of their time lived in the district.          The times, of course, have changed. WMFR has transitioned to a full-time force of 33 officers ...

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Cortez Bridge is “structurally deficient,” DOT says

A Florida Department of Transportation engineer’s report on the Cortez Bridge on State Road 684 sounds bleak. The DOT report by Jim Jacobsen presented to Manatee County Commissioners last year says the bridge is “structurally deficient,” with a sufficiency rating of 21.7. But the bridge rating would have to fall to four ...

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