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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Give me a chance says new HB top cop

Citizens expressed outrage over Mayor Carmel Monti’s March 28 announcement he was recommending the city hire Longboat Key Police Capt. Bill Tokajer over Holmes Beach Police Department’s 26-year veteran Dale Stephenson. Tokajer, who officially started work April 10, said he understands the community’s apprehension, but called on people to give him ...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

HBPD collecting prescription drugs for disposal

The Holmes Beach Police Department continues to partner with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back program. The campaign has multiple goals — to curb the theft or abuse of drugs and keep dangerous drugs out of the environment. People with expired and unneeded prescription drugs can drop ...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

BB man arrested on a sexual battery charge

A 40-year-old Bradenton Beach man was arrested on felony sexual battery with a weapon and aggravated battery April 12 in the 400 block of Second Street North. According to the probable cause affidavit, Terry Moroz and the victim argued the previous night. Moroz awoke in the early morning hours of April ...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Manatee County resort tax collections reach record high

February bed tax collections by the Manatee County Tax Collector’s resort tax division were $1.11 million, a record for February said Sue Sinquefield, director of the resort tax office. The resort tax, often called the bed tax, is the 5 percent charged by Manatee County on accommodation rentals of six months ...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, April. 17, 2013

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Fishing – 04-17-2013

Getting into the swing of AMI spring fishing   The springtime bite is finally settling in around Anna Maria Island. Water temps are on the rise, which is triggering baitfish to move onto the flats. Hungry snook, redfish and spotted seatrout are staging up on shallow flats during strong tides. Now’s a good ...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Island police blotter – 04-17-2013

Anna Maria         • April 2, 200 block of Periwinkle Plaza, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a father and adult son arguing. The son said his father was upset and insulted him because he could not find work. While on scene, the deputy confiscated marijuana stems ...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Sports – 04-17-2013

KRC finale, spring-summer sport leagues under way   The Anna Maria Island Community Center has myriad sporting opportunities available for adults looking to have some fun and stay active. Basketball on Tuesdays, kickball on Wednesdays and soccer on Thursday evenings are three offerings that got started this past week. Soccer topped the adult ...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Island real estate transactions – 04-17-2013

116 Pelican Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,474 sfla / 2,007 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront home built in 1970 on a 91x100 lot was sold 03/22/13, Anderson to Pagano for $575,000; list $589,000. 4104 Sixth Ave., Unit 4, 6th Avenue Condos, Holmes Beach, a 2,576 sfla / 2,626 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car condo with private ...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Calendar – 04-17-2013

  Wednesday, April 17 Noon – Anna Maria Garden Club “high tea” meeting and induction of club officers, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.   Thursday, April 18 10:15 a.m. — Friends of the Island Library book club meets to discuss “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth ...


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