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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Lack of support kills BB gateway project

Bradenton Beach Commissioner Gay Breuler expressed disappointment after a March 7 capital improvement projects meeting that effectively killed her effort to beautify the city’s gateway. Breuler was authorized via consensus to pursue the landscaping project in September 2012. She was authorized to use $2,600 from the Scenic Waves Partnership Committee budget ...

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

BB police officer recovering from head-on crash

Bradenton Beach Police Officer Erik Hill’s prognosis is significantly better than initially suspected following his March 3 head-on vehicle collision with a North Carolina fugitive. Amanda Varner, 24, led police on a brief pursuit along Holmes Boulevard in Holmes Beach, after her tag revealed she was driving a car stolen out ...

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

New city position created, appointed by Holmes Beach mayor

Holmes Beach volunteer and native islander, Mary Buonagura, was hired by Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti to a newly created city position as a human resource specialist.         In a press release, Monti said he hired Buonagura to update job descriptions, policy and procedure manuals, create performance evaluations, reinstate grievance procedures ...

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

HB commish poised to approve chickens

Holmes Beach appears ready to allow chickens into the city.         An ordinance to allow residents to raise egg-laying hens within the city’s limits is on the March 12 commission agenda for final approval.         A 4-1 vote last month approved the new rule on chickens on first reading.         Commissioners in favor ...

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Cortez man arrested for passing counterfeit cash

A 20-year-old Cortez man was charged Feb. 28 with two counts of felony counterfeit and misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine. According to the probable cause affidavit, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy was contacted by a Winn-Dixie employee at 3500 53rd Ave. W., Bradenton, regarding a man who attempted to pass a ...

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Island real estate transactions – 03-13-2013

  A sale address was incorrectly listed in the March 6 edition of The Islander. The sale at 537 68th St. should have been for 537 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,261 sfla / 2,744 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1972 on a 100x114 lot was sold 02/12/13, Tucker to ...

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Roser Church celebrates century

Roser’s century of service celebrated Click Here for Images

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Obituaries – 03-13-2013

Jeffrey Neal Blackwood Jeffrey Neal Blackwood, 53, of Ballston Spa, N.Y., and Bradenton Beach, died March 1. He was born May 19, 1959, in Ballston Spa. He first worked at the Ballston Journal, then at West Milton Nuclear Power Plant until he was transferred to Texas. He also worked at Stewart’s Corporation ...

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Roser Church celebrates century

Roser’s century of service celebrated More than 600 worshippers gather in a tent across from Roser Chapel, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, for a celebration and sermon by the Rev. Gary Batey, “A Century of Christian Community Service,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the chapel. More photos, page 20. Islander Photos: ...

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Sports – 03-13-2013

KRC golf rounds top week’s action, horseshoes, too   Along with regular weekly golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach, the men’s senior club championship and men’s handicap club championship matches are taking place. The men’s handicap club championship moved this past week into the third round. John Cassese, Dale ...


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