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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

AME celebrates Peace Day

Anna Maria Island Elementary School celebrates Peace Day and remembers Sept. 11, 2001, at a Sept. 21 celebration at the school. Students learned zero is a number, too, from Todd Persinger, center, as “Zero the Hero.” The character struggles to find value as a number and tries to change, but ...

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Island real estate transactions – 09-26-2012

749 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a vacant 60x125 Gulffront lot was sold 08/30/12, Alexander to Walker for $875,000: list $975,000. 802 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 961 sfla/1,424 sfur 2bed/2bath bayfront home built in 1975 on a 56x97 lot was sold 09/05/12, Lawrence to Brinson for $650,000. 516 74th St., ...

Monday, September 24th, 2012

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE NEW ELECTRIC HOSPITAL bed with extras for sale, $400. 941-792-3980. BURGUNDY LEATHER MATCH recliner, $50, La-Z-Boy twin sleeper sofa, $50. 941-778-4588. SCOTTS DROP FERTILIZER spreader, $5. Fish tank with artificial sea life on sewing machine base, $50. 941-778-6766. DEWALT SAWZ-ALL Skilsaw circular saw, almost new, $100 for both. Janet, 770-286-5644. TWIN BEDS: ...

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Lomita chef David Viens who confessed to cooking wife’s body will not testify at trial

A Lomita chef who confessed to killing his wife and boiling her body for four days to dispose of her remains announced Wednesday that he will not take the witness stand to testify at his murder trial. Asked by Judge Rand Rubin if he did not plan to testify, David Viens, ...

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

HB attorney to answer candidate, FEMA questions

Holmes Beach commission candidate Judy Holmes Titsworth should be getting answers soon from city attorney Patricia Petruff on her questions about past building department practices. Commission Chair David Zaccagnino directed Petruff to respond to Titsworth following a request to do so by Commissioner Jean Peelen at the Sept. 11 commission meeting. Titsworth ...

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Lomita chef Viens confessed on tape to cooking his wife’s body

A Lomita chef accused of killing his wife whose body has never been found told detectives that he slowly cooked his her for four days in a 55-gallon drum, boiling her body in water and discarding her remains in his restaurant's grease pit, according to a taped confession played in ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Former HB resident’s LA murder trial begins

The murder trial began Sept. 12 for former Holmes Beach resident David Viens, 48, in Los Angeles. Viens is facing second degree murder after testimony in a preliminary hearing in April in which several witnesses said Viens admitted to them he killed his wife, Dawn Viens. He attended the trial in a ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Anna Maria proposes tax increase, 2.05 millage

Anna Maria city commissioners agreed at their Sept. 11 budget hearing to a 2.05 ad valorem millage rate for the 2012-13 fiscal year budget, an increase of 1.41 percent from the rollback rate of 2.0214 mills. The rollback rate is the millage rate needed to produce the same amount of income ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Anna Maria City Pier tenant claims parking lot rights

The city of Anna Maria appears headed into a disagreement with its city pier tenant Mario Schoenfelder over parking at the pier — and a proposed parking lot fence. In a Sept. 5 letter to Mayor Mike Selby, Schoenfelder claims that after reading the minutes of the Aug. 15 commission meeting, ...


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