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Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Anna Maria Island beaches receiving clean awards

The Concession Clean Beaches Coalition has certified Anna Maria Island beaches — from Bradenton Beach to Anna Maria — as “Blue Wave” beaches. A ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Coquina Beach near the concession stand. Coalition founder Walter McLeod will deliver five “Blue Wave” flags the Bradenton ...

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Community center board names new director

The Anna Maria Island Community Center board of directors has named Dawn Stiles of Portland, Maine, as the center’s new executive director. Stiles officially joined the staff Nov. 12, but only for orientation and only for a week. She will then spend time between work here and in Maine, completing her ...

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Anna Maria election Nov. 15

While the nation and Island cities held elections Nov. 6, Anna Maria’s elections won’t be until the city commission’s organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. The delay is because no one qualified to run for mayor. The city charter says a new commission meets as soon as possible following the ...

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Heavy turnout of Island voters

Voter turnout on Anna Maria Island was particularly heavy. especially in Holmes Beach where voting was up 68.6 percent from 2011, according to the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections website. In the 2011 Holmes Beach election 2,649 votes were cast for city commissioners, while the figure jumped to 4,465 in 2012. ...

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

100 years celebrated

Katie Burgess, 7, a student at Anna Maria Elementary School enjoys her visit to the Cortez Rural Graded School centennial celebration. The event featured art, craft and food vendors, music and plenty of activities for kids. She experiments with a Native American pump drill, used for drilling holes and starting ...

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

New commission meets Nov. 20

The first regular meeting of the Holmes Beach City Commission to include new office holders from the Nov. 6 election — with a work session immediately following —  will be held at 7 p.m., Nov. 20, in city hall chambers, 5801 Marina Drive.         City clerk Stacey Johnston announced the meeting ...

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Holmes Beach clears a path in 27th Street suit

The first major ruling in Holmes Beach’s lawsuit against Bradenton Beach and Sandpiper Resort Co-op over 27th Street gave something to both sides. Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court Diana Moreland entered an order Nov. 1 allowing the suit to continue — but also agreed with Bradenton Beach’s motion that questioned whether Holmes ...

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Island real estate transactions – 11-14-2012

On Vacation.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Fishing – 11-14-2012

Spanish mackerel action remains hot for pier anglers   Despite chilly morning weather and some windy days in the past week, Spanish mackerel were still swarming bait schools around both the Rod & Reel and the Anna Maria City Pier. For non-stop rod-bending action, try fishing the piers early in the morning during ...

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Obituaries – 11-14-2012

James G ‘Jim’ Davis James G. "Jim" Davis of Holmes Beach died Nov. 3. He was a native of Atlanta. Mr. Davis attended Boys High School and Georgia Tech before entering the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet in 1942, graduating as a pilot in class 43-F. He served as ...


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