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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Fall Fest brings frightful fun to AME

Anna Maria Elementary kindergarteners step off in the lead of the costume parade from the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, ushered on Gulf Drive by members of the Holmes Beach Police Department to the elementary school. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield Click here for more pics

Monday, October 28th, 2013

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

A Toast to Tony Jacklin: Friend, patron, icon, dancer

We cheered as golf icon and Bradenton resident Tony Jacklin strutted his stuff on the BBC One’s “Strictly Come Dancing,” and though he was the first contestant voted off during the fall season opener, we give him an A for effort! Jacklin is a longtime friend of Beach Bistro/Eat Here restaurateur Sean Murphy. Eight years ...

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Island homesteads in slow — not rapid — decline

Some island elected officials have expressed alarm that Anna Maria Island is losing permanent residents at a rapid rate. While the 2010 census reported a decline in the island’s permanent population, figures from the Manatee County Property Appraiser’s Office show the drop in homesteaded properties the past 15 years on the ...

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Bradenton Beach cell tower gets bad reception

It was as close to standing room only as the Bradenton Beach City Hall chambers can get for an Oct. 18 public hearing on a proposed cellular communications tower. Public comment was unanimously opposed to both the construction of a cell tower and the location near the city’s public works facility, ...

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Bradenton Beach presses on in lawsuit defense

Bradenton Beach commissioners won’t be deterred. They are pressing on against a lawsuit filed in June 2012 to halt development on the beach across from city hall. The suit targets a joint development agreement between the city and Ed Chiles’ BeachHouse Restaurant corporation, ELRA Inc., but neither Chiles nor ELRA are ...

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

MCAT: Island-mainland shuttle study underway

Bradenton Beach Scenic Waves Partnership Committee members, who met Oct. 7 for the first time since May, took advantage of having representatives present from the Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County Transit Authority to discuss an islandwide concern: traffic congestion. But discussion was all Scenic Waves members could do. The ...

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Contractor pleads not guilty in HB fraud case

A contractor has pleaded not guilty to a first-degree felony charge that he schemed to defraud Holmes Beach City government out of more than $50,000. Chris Richard Arnold, 61, of Bradenton, entered his plea at the Manatee Judicial Center in Bradenton Oct. 7. He was arrested last month on a warrant executed ...

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

BB man guilty of battery on police officer

A Bradenton Beach man has pleaded no contest to battery on a law enforcement officer. Zachary A. Gennell, 20, was placed on probation for a year and sentenced to 75 hours of service work, as well as ordered to take an anger management class. He also was required to be evaluated ...

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Seffner man pleads no contest to theft

A Sefner man arrested in Holmes Beach in May and charged with theft has pleaded no contest. Karlos Macias, 28, represented by an assistant public defender, entered his plea Oct. 3 and was judged guilty. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail with credit for time served and placed on ...


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