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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Island tourism continues uptick, caution sounded

Tourism to the Bradenton area increased 11.6 percent in May 2012 compared with the same month last year, reported Walter Klages, head of Research Data Services, the firm hired by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to follow tourism and prepare its monthly and quarterly reports. Speaking at the June ...

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

County eyes major beach renourishment

Manatee County natural resources director Charlie Hunsicker is planning what he calls the “central beach” renourishment project for Anna Maria Island starting in 2014 or early 2015. Hunsicker told the Manatee County Tourism Development Council at its June 18 meeting that the project would encompass much of the middle portion of ...

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Law enforcement says ‘no’ to illegal fireworks

Anyone planning a private fireworks display or even setting off a few firecrackers in Anna Maria and along the beaches July 4 should heed a warning from Sgt. Dave Turner of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office-Anna Maria substation.     “Anything that makes a bang is a fireworks and will be confiscated,” ...

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

HB v. BB: Lawsuit errs on Sandpiper name

On behalf of Sandpiper Resort Co-op, local attorney Charles H. Webb filed a motion June 15 to nullify the effect of a recent lawsuit served on Sandpiper Co-op Resort Inc. in Bradenton Beach.         Holmes Beach filed suit in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court against the Sandpiper — the nonprofit association ...

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

AM election makes New York news

Anna Maria has certainly received its share of publicity of late, particularly in tourism and wedding magazines, on websites and in newspaper articles. The city probably got publicity it didn’t want or need June 17 when the New York Daily News ran a story about the lack of a candidate for ...

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Police seek information on burglary suspects

Holmes Beach police are seeking the identity of three suspects in connection to separate vehicle burglaries where checks and credit cards were stolen. A Hispanic male was captured on video at a bank in Valrico, Fla., attempting to cash a stolen check by using a stolen driver’s license, and attempting to ...

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Key Royale man arrested for shooting, beating bird

A 75-year-old Holmes Beach man faces felony cruelty to an animal charge after what police say was a deadly attack on a great white heron. Laurie Pardee, 671 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, was arrested June 16 after allegedly shooting the heron with a .22 caliber handgun from his porch. According to ...

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

First ‘Top Notch’ deadline July 6 for cover spot

If you’ve got a great snapshot, we’ve got a contest you could win. The Islander Top Notch photo contest will begin publishing weekly winning photos July 11. Six weekly winning pictures will be featured on the cover of The Islander, and one photo will be a grand prize winner of $100 ...

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE BODY BY VI 90-Day Health Challenge kits for sale: www.ashleymatelau.bodybyvi.com or call 941-962-5637. Transform your body now! EUREKA UPRIGHT VACUUM: Used, not abused, $15, two antique solid metal floor lamps $10 each. 941-778-6766. PATIO TABLE, CHAIRS, umbrella stand, $50, Flat-screen monitor, speakers, keyboard, $75, Hooked On Phonics pre-K learning system, ...

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Tropical conditions stir up Gulf waters, weekend weather

National Hurricane Center forecasters are giving a tropical storm system in the Gulf of Mexico a “90 percent chance” of forming a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Debby. The question then remains as to which direction the storm will head, toward Florida or Texas? The path is uncertain. The National Weater Service ...


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