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Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Obituaries – 01-01-2014

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Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Island police blotter – 01-01-2014

Anna Maria         • No new reports. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach         • Dec. 23, 1900 block of Gulf Drive N., DUI. A Bradenton Beach Police Department officer and a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a call about a man slumped over the steering wheel of his ...

Monday, December 30th, 2013

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014

ITEMS FOR SALE SOFA: CONTEMPORARY, $100, swivel rocker chair, $35, two small tables $30. 540-529-1835. COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100, 1-year old above-ground pool, accessories, 15-18 foot, $100. 941-778-3920. 9 CUBIC FOOT chest freezer for sale, Holmes Beach, $65. 941-778-1620. FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three ...

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Beach renourishment begins with hiccup

The long-awaited renourishment of Anna Maria Island beaches from 79th Street in Holmes Beach to Coquina Beach began Monday, Dec. 16, but there was an immediate, if temporary, problem. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock of Chicago, the contractor charged with renourishing the beach, placed some equipment on the beach in front ...

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Long Bar opposition rallies, developer cancels hearing

Opposition to the development of Long Bar Pointe on Sarasota Bay saw success in reduced environmental impact, but there is a difference between winning a battle and winning a war. The first battle was won in August, when the Manatee County Board of Commissioners narrowly voted to deny a text amendment ...

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Bradenton Beach fast tracks hiring new city clerk

Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon got a nod from Manatee County for assistance on an internal audit of the city’s policies and procedures. In a letter to county officials dated Dec. 16, Shearon said an internal audit would help the city make recommendations “to address time-sensitive issues, in addition to provide ...

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer took some time out this holiday season to ring the Salvation Army bell at Publix, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Tokajer spent a couple of hours mixing charity work and sharing holiday greetings with shoppers Dec. 12. Islander Courtesy Photo

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

HB ponders complexity of noise ordinance

From nightlife to city-sponsored events to a neighbor’s air conditioner and pool pump, Holmes Beach city officials acknowledge the long road ahead for a noise ordinance that can satisfy the majority of citizens. The terminology of “being a good neighbor” surfaces often in such discussions, but it is sometimes a challenge ...

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Christmas dream for Anna Maria Island

A few nights ago, I fell asleep dreaming about what to get everyone for Christmas. I didn’t dream of sugar plum fairies or candy canes while nestled in bed, I dreamed about what I should give the three island cities. For Anna Maria, I dreamed of giving the city one large parking ...

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Rod & Reel Pier remains closed, work continues

Rod & Reel Pier fans might be singing “Blue Christmas.” But sometimes Santa just can’t deliver on time.     The 1947-built pier at 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, didn’t reopen as hoped in time for Christmas, but manager Dave Cochran said repairs to the facility are moving ahead “as fast ...


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