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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Fishing – 04-24-2013

Anglers see springtime fishing heat up as temps rise   Inshore fishing around Anna Maria Island is starting to fall into its normal springtime pattern. With water temps moving into the upper 70s, the variety of species inhabiting the flats are getting motivated to feed on whatever crosses their path. Live shiners are ...

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Calendar – 04-24-2013

Wednesday, April 24 8:01 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Thursday, April 25 8:01 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Friday, April 26 9:30 a.m. — National Arbor Day celebration, Keep Manatee Beautiful and the Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Committee plant a Southern red cedar near 77th Street and Marina Drive. Information: 941-795-8272. 10 a.m. — National ...

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Island real estate transactions – 04-24-2013

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Sports – 04-24-2013

Adult sports takeover spring season at community center   Adult spring soccer and basketball are in a third week of games and both leagues appear to have parity — only one team is unbeaten in basketball while three teams are sitting perfect in soccer. The Sun sits atop the basketball league with a ...

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April. 24, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE APPLIANCES FOR SALE: Refrigerator, range, washer, dryer. Cash and removal 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. 620 Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach. WINDOWS: ALUMINUM SASH, nearly new. Four 37 x 36 inch, seven 49.5 x 36 inches, $100, wood coffee table, $90. 941-778-3920. QUEEN MATTRESS: ONE year old, like new in ...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Public comment sought for AM park proposal

Anna Maria commissioners asked for more public input on a proposed park, consisting of live oak trees, a grass lawn and 15 parking spaces at the corner of Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard North. Commissioner Gene Aubry presented his plan, noting that resident Rex Hagen, who previously had asked to remain ...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Hope remains to keep Rotten Ralph’s at BB pier

Despite a 4-1 vote April 4 by Bradenton Beach commissioners to terminate the lease of Rotten Ralph’s, hope remains to keep the doors open to keep the doors open at the restaurant. The restaurant is located on the Historic Bridge Street Pier and, it’s owner says, has suffered financially since June ...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

DOT calls for Cortez Bridge meeting

The Florida Department of Transportation will host the first in a series of public meetings about the Cortez Bridge 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 6101 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. The meeting is part of the project development and environmental study required before any bridge project ...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

HB commissioner calls out mayor’s proposals

It was a two-round battle April 9 between Holmes Beach Commissioner David Zaccagnino and Commission Chair Jean Peelen. Round two came at the end of the meeting when Peelen admonished Zaccagnino for his March 28 criticism of Mayor Carmel Monti’s choice for a new police of chief. Zaccagnino criticized other commissioners for ...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

2 Holmes Beach commissioners square off over police chief

What was supposed to be an informal celebratory swearing in ceremony for new Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer turned hostile at an April 9 city commission meeting. Tokajer was hired March 28, during a hastily organized special meeting where commissioners voted 4-1 to accept Mayor Carmel Monti’s recommendation to hire ...


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