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Archive for May, 2012

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Bradenton Beach P&Z gains two; loses fourth member

A fourth member of the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board has resigned on the heels of the May 17 city commission meeting. Longtime P&Z board member Jo Ann Meilner asked for apologies at the May 17 meeting for the way she and other P&Z board members were treated following their ...

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

OUCH!

A newly restored 1969 Aquasport flat back, owned by Alex Guitar, winds up wrecked on the shores of the Manatee Public Beach May 17. The boat was anchored south of Holmes Beach when last week’s storm rolled into the area, bringing the boat with it. There were no injuries involved. ...

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Longboat Key
 police chief killed in crash

Al Hogle, Longboat Key police chief, was killed May 14 in a motorcycle crash in North Carolina. According to Longboat Key Police Capt. Bill Tokajer, Hogle was riding with a group of friends in the mountains of North Carolina when the crash occurred. Capt. Tokajer said Hogle was a great man, a ...

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Roadwatch, May 23-30

Marina Drive between 59th and 62nd streets in Holmes Beach has been closed the past week for stormwater improvements, but should reopen this week, according to Bob Shaffer of the building department. Traffic was diverted onto 59th, 60th and 62nd streets to Holmes Boulevard and back onto Marina Drive. Installation of new ...

Monday, May 21st, 2012

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Monday, May 21st, 2012

Fishing – 05-23-2012

Love bugs signal angler affection: Tarpon season If you haven’t noticed, we’re starting to see the arrival of love bugs on Anna Maria Island, and you know what that means? Tarpon. For some reason, when the love bugs arrive, you can bet the annual migration of tarpon is close behind. Sightings of ...

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Island police blotter – 05-23-2012

Anna Maria • May 12, 100 Cedar Ave., petit theft. A complainant reported her father’s memorial bench was missing, telling a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy the last time it was seen was May 6. The bench was later located at the Willow Avenue beach access, a block north of its ...

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Sports – 05-23-2012

Dips continues to roll over competition in basketball league Tegan Purtill poured in 32 points to lead Dips Ice Cream to a 57-40 victory over Integrity Sound during Anna Maria Island Community Center Premier Division basketball action May 15. Purtill also contributed nine rebounds and four assists for Dips, which also ...

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Island real estate transactions – 05-23-2012

207 66th St., Palm Tree Villas, Holmes Beach, a mini resort with four 2bed/1bath, two 1bed/1bath and two studios with pool was sold 05/02/12, Sawe to PTV LLC for $2,050,000. 103 81st St., Holmes Beach, a 3,800 sfla / 4,752 sfur 7bed/5½bath pool home built in 2011 on a 64x80 lot ...

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Obituaries – 05-23-2012

Joanne (Cotte) Blourne Joanne (Cotte) Blourne, 75, of Bradenton, died May 10. She was born July 13, 1936 in Claremont, N.H. Mrs. Blourne came to Holmes  Beach in 1973 and worked at Webbs Drug Store, Eckerd and CVS/Pharmacy for 26 years as a cosmetician. Donations can be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative ...


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