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Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

David Viens, former islander who killed wife and cooked her body in LA County, fires attorney, delays sentencing

A Lomita chef who killed his wife and cooked her body in his restaurant's kitchen fired his attorney today, delaying his sentencing to prison. (The Islander, Holmes Beach — David and Dawn Viens once resided in Holmes Beach and operated the Beach City Market and Grill in Bradenton Beach 2002-05 before ...

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

FEMA focus on superstorm Sandy delays BB day dock repairs

The Bradenton Beach day dock, adjacent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier, will remain closed to the public for now. The dock has been closed since before the June arrival of Tropical Storm Debby due to a design flaw in the dock hinges, which caused sections to separate over time. Debby’s high ...

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Vosburgh, Straight sworn in for new BB terms

Bradenton Beach Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Ed Straight were sworn into office Nov. 19 at Bradenton Beach City Hall in front of a gallery that included Manatee County Commissioners John Chappie and Carol Whitmore. The county commissioners were on hand to congratulate Vosburgh and Straight on their desire to continue to ...

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Groins, beach renourishment discussed at CBIEO meeting

A full spectrum of shore protection objectives was discussed at the Nov. 21 Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials, the first meeting held in several months. Manatee County Natural Resources Department director Charlie Hunsicker addressed Anna Maria Island officials and Manatee County commissioners gathered at Bradenton Beach City Hall. The broken groins ...

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Tie vote leaves AM commission vacancy

With Anna Maria commissioners deadlocked 2-2 on a replacement commissioner to take Mayor SueLynn’s seat on the dais, Commissioner Chuck Webb suggested a special election to settle the issue. At the commission’s Nov. 15 organizational meeting, planning and zoning board member Carl Pearman and former Commissioner Gene Aubry were both nominated ...

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

FISH, fishers work toward cooperation

Ten days after a Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage meeting in Cortez, FISH members and disgruntled fishers met Nov. 15 to discuss how each can help the other. The Nov. 5 FISH meeting brought some local commercial fishers to the table to express frustration over a perceived lack of FISH assistance ...

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Work sessions to consider building official, moratorium

Two Holmes Beach work sessions are scheduled in the next two weeks to consider the need to replace the recently retired building official and a possible building moratorium.         The city commission will hear an update on Mayor Carmel Monti’s building official selection at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.         Also at ...

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Commissioners appoint new chair, vice chair

Taking their cue from the voters who elected two new commissioners and a new mayor in Holmes Beach Nov. 6, the commission elected new leadership at its organizational meeting Nov. 19 in front a packed gallery.         The election swept newcomers Judy Titsworth and Marvin Grossman as commissioners and Carmel Monti ...

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Pier tenant says ‘no’ to water taxi

A proposal to bring a water taxi for visitors from downtown Bradenton to offload at the Anna Maria City Pier was rejected by pier leaseholder Mario Schoenfelder. In a letter to former Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby — received Nov. 15, Selby’s last day in office — Schoenfelder said he appreciated ...

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Fishing – 11-28-2012

Patience, persistence pay off   With frequent cold fronts and steady north winds, fishing around Anna Maria Island will require persistence along with a little luck. We’re in between our fall and winter patterns, which means you’ll need to get out on the water and do your homework. You may find that the ...


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