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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Islander pays tribute to vets

Vietnam veteran Dick Alvarez made sure people had their handkerchiefs and tissues ready at The Islander’s annual salute to veterans Nov. 11 at the Holmes Beach city hall. Everyone has his or her own definition of what constitutes a military veteran, but Alvarez, who resides in Holmes Beach and is the ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Bradenton Beach mayor sues over due process

Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon is now looking for the court to step in and stop commissioners from forcing him out of office. Shearon’s lawsuit, a writ of prohibition filed Nov. 12 with the 12th Judicial Circuit Court, asserts that a resolution adopted by the commission Oct. 28 — amending the ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Former Bradenton Beach clerk moves, violates court order

The former Bradenton Beach city clerk arrested Oct. 21 for allegedly battering a Bradenton police officer has moved from Manatee County. Gia Lancaster, fired by a unanimous city commission vote Oct. 23, wrote to 12th Judicial Circuit Judge John F. Lakin, requesting a hearing to modify her supervised release and to ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Anna Maria building moratorium may go forward

After nearly two months of a building moratorium, Anna Maria commissioners may be moving forward on new regulations. At a Nov. 13 work session on the moratorium, commissioners requested a draft ordinance on the moratorium from city attorney Jim Dye, as well as regulations for vacation rentals, for a hearing and ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Going, Going… Thanksgiving week selling fast

Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman was a bit startled when the Nov. 10 workday began. “We usually get calls about an accommodation for Thanksgiving week right about now,” she said. “Instead, we were flooded that Monday with people calling who already had a reservation, but wanted information ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Island restaurant duped by funny money

A fake $20 bill left one Holmes Beach restaurateur empty-handed. And a customer at another restaurant turned up with a fake $10 bill. Zoe Witcomb, co-owner of Tortilla Bay Southwest Grill, 5318 Marina Drive, accepted a fake $20 Nov. 8, but wasn’t aware it had no value until she attempted to ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Welcome to Holmes Beach: (Almost) no parking allowed

The Holmes Beach traffic committee is driving ahead with its plans to eliminate street parking in residential neighborhoods despite some roadblocks. The committee met Nov. 12 and discussed elements needed to draft an ordinance that would ban parking on all residential streets with the only exception being streets Key Royale. The committee ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Burglar hits Cortez dive shop, then gives himself up

A Bradenton man caught on camera taking equipment from a Cortez dive shop early Nov. 11 turned himself in to police two days later. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Nov. 14 that Richard J. Morris, 29, confessed to the burglary at Dive Florida, 8803 Cortez Road, Bradenton. According to ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Builder arrested for battery, cocaine

A well-known Anna Maria Island builder was arrested Nov. 13 and faces charges of domestic battery, possessing cocaine and bringing the drug into the Manatee County jail. Richard Scott Eason, 29, of Holmes Beach, was arrested after an alleged altercation with his live-in girlfriend while parked in his truck in their ...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The fish that got away

The fish that got away in Cortez was carried out of a walk-in freezer. The Manatee County Sheriffs’ Office reported $1,100 worth of stone crab claws and grouper was stolen from the A. P. Bell Fish Co., 4539 124th St. W., Cortez, and sold to a nearby restaurant. The thief even ...


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