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Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Beach renourishment startup delayed to Dec. 17

A Dec. 11 start date for an Anna Maria Island beach renourishment project stretching south from Holmes Beach to Longboat Key Pass was pushed back to Dec. 17, according to Charlie Hunsicker, director of the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department. After making presentations in Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach ...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Anna Maria setback hearing takes on prosecutorial airs

Lay people can easily get hung up on words and intent in discussions of judicial matters. That appeared to be the case at the Anna Maria City Commission Dec. 12 meeting when property owner Joe Acebal applied for a 9-foot variance to the front-yard setback requirement for a newly constructed home ...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Anna Maria parking debate results in refunds

Mayor SueLynn reported to the commission Dec. 12 that both Pine Avenue Restoration LLC and Rex Hagen want to be refunded their donations for improvements to the vacant lots at the east end of Pine Avenue. Hagen donated $55,000, and PAR pledged up to $100,000. The refund requests came after the commission ...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Bradenton Beach seeks input on noise ordinance

In an unusual move, Bradenton Beach officials referred a non-related land development code matter to the planning and zoning board Dec. 11. City planner Alan Garrett acknowledged that the P&Z would not normally review noise ordinance revisions, but he said the city is taking extra steps to ensure the proposed updates ...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

HB tightens Mainsail agreement

Holmes Beach commissioners, at a Dec. 11 work session, made some minor tweaks to a settlement agreement between the city and the Mainsail Lodge development team. It was the second round of review for commissioners. The agreement stems from two rounds of mediation initiated by Mainsail attorney Robert Lincoln to avoid ...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

The mullet are running, grab your cast net

It’s harvest time. And like farmers heading into the fields for a day’s work, well before sunrise, mullet fishers are loading their cast nets and gear aboard boats and heading onto the water. In the fall, mullet group together and begin a migration pattern, intrinsic to their reproduction cycle, and a ...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Calendar – 12-18-2013

Fishing for volunteers Planning is underway for the 32nd annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, which takes place Feb. 15-16 in the historic commercial fishing village. To volunteer for the festival, call FISH at 941-254-4972. Islander File Photo   Wednesday, Dec. 18 Noon — The Anna Maria Garden Club Christmas program and luncheon, Roser Memorial ...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Island police blotter – 12-18-2013

Anna Maria         • Dec. 3, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier, lost property. A complainant reported he set his wallet down and went for coffee. When he returned, his wallet was missing. He said he was not sure if someone stole it or if he had misplaced it. • ...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Real Estate – 12-18-2013

105 Fourth St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 2,300 sfla / 3,564 sfur home built in 2013 on a 50x88 lot was sold 11/25/13, 105 4th LLC to Gulf View Beach House LLC for $1,006,000. 107 Park Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,643 sfla / 2,323 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car home built in 1957 on ...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Sports – 12-18-2013

Young ‘Magic’ soccer teams conjure competitive league play   Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization’s competitive soccer program, the Manatee Magic, is just past the midway point in its season in the United Soccer League. Magic boasts six teams, four of them in Division II, the exceptions being the U12 Magic girls in Division ...


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