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Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Pier, business success stresses AM parking needs

Anna Maria commissioners, Mayor Mike Selby, city staff and experts spent nearly two years creating a parking plan for Pine Avenue that they hoped would satisfy the parking needs of everyone. That plan, however, was developed before the success was known following completion of the boardwalk at the city pier, the ...

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Business owner offers HB downtown remake

It’s about making Holmes Beach more walkable, and “eat, play and stay” — not just increased tourism. Amy Welch, Holmes Beach Merchants Association president and owner of Acqua Aveda hair salon, introduced a concept plan to remake the downtown commercial district April 10 to the Holmes Beach City Commission, and a ...

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

BB P&Z shoots down ELRA-city dune agreement

At its April 10 public hearing, the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board voted to recommend the city reject the proposed joint development agreement with ELRA, the corporation which owns the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. The JDA was entered into March 1 when city commissioners approved the ...

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Sea turtle group opposes ELRA project

A key selling point in the city of Bradenton Beach’s partnership with ELRA, the corporation headed by Ed Chiles and owner of the BeachHouse Restaurant, to construct a dune across from city hall has been enhancing sea-turtle nesting habitat. During the April 10 public hearing on the joint development agreement between ...

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Holmes Beach shares memories, honors partners

The city of Holmes Beach honored three community partners — and past city officials shared memories of days gone by — at the 62nd anniversary celebration of the city’s incorporation April 13.         “I guess I’m the founder of Founder’s Day,” Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said in welcoming approximately 50 people to ...

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Holmes Beach celebrates 62 years with party in park

  Jeff Asbury, former city alderman, now known as commissioner, shares memories of early days in the city at the mayor’s reception. The LaPensee Classic Car Show at CitiFest attracts onlookers and more than 120 vehicles to Birdie Tebbetts Field. Jack Elka plays keyboard for the crowd at the Billy Rice Band Saturday ...

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

DEP issues findings, fines for mangrove trimming

A large swathe of mangroves was illegally trimmed on the bayfront at 28th Street in Holmes Beach without a permit, violating the state statute that protects the shore-hugging trees. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued its findings in two letters, one April 4 to Roderick L. Parsons of Ripley, W.Va., ...

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Holmes Beach mayor announces bid for re-election

Saying April 10 he’s “no longer undecided” at a work session of the Holmes Beach City Commission, Mayor Rich Bohnenberger declared his intent to run for re-election in November.         Bohnenberger said last month he did not yet know whether he’d run. He has since received phone calls from supporters and ...

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

60-year-old arrested for battery

60-year-old woman Anna Maria woman has been arrested on felony domestic battery of a pregnant woman. According to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Irene Hernandez was arrested April 9 at 205 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, following a physical altercation with her pregnant 19-year-old daughter. Mother and daughter became engaged in ...


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