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Monday, December 15th, 2014

Holmes Beach permit-parking plan steered to commission

Holmes Beach Commission Chair Judy Titsworth says there’s just one word to sum up the parking situation in residential neighborhoods: Sad. “Never did I think in my 50 years living here we’d need permit parking, but it’s changed. I understand what you’re all going through. People are different now and it’s ...

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Follow the fish: Cortez mullet run is on

Boat ramps in Cortez and on Anna Maria Island are packed as fishers from around the state are coming to fish in the annual mullet run. In the fall, as temperatures drop, mullet group together and begin a migration pattern tied to their reproduction cycle. As the mullet move in large ...

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Motorist arrested for DUI

A motorist driving erratically in Bradenton Beach was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and ticketed for failing to maintain a single lane. Anthony Dionise, 54, of Grand Haven, Michigan, was stopped Nov. 26 at 700 Gulf Drive North by the Bradenton Beach Police Department. An officer had ...

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Warrant arrest nets alleged mugger

A 21-year-old accused in the June beating of an Anna Maria man was arrested on a Dec. 1 bench warrant. Cameron Bowen Ellsworth, 21, was arrested Dec. 3 at a Lakeview Place apartment in Anna Maria on a third-degree felony charge in connection with the attack of a man who’d been ...

Monday, December 15th, 2014

DUI charged to speeding motorist

A 36-year-old Bradenton man who allegedly sped east using all three lanes on Cortez Road West was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped Adam Gomez Nov. 30 at 10100 Cortez Road W. He determined Gomez smelled strongly of alcohol, had slurred speech, glassy ...

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Suspect in luring children arrested, bonds out

A 22-year-old man arrested in Holmes Beach for attempting to lure children into his car has posted bond, and awaits his first court appearance. Driving a light-colored sedan the morning of Dec. 13, the man allegedly drove by two girls three times as they played in the 2800 block of Avenue ...

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Longboat Key sets example for AMI-ULI study

Anna Maria Island officials need not look far for expectations of the Urban Land Institute study to be conducted in February. Longboat Key participated in a study in October 2013 and Vice-Mayor Jack Duncan said the money was well spent. Duncan said the concept is simple and, while the ULI probably will ...

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Ho, Ho, Ho, matey!

The Anna Maria Island Privateers — left by a crash on U.S. 41 on Dec. 6 without their trademark boat/float — found a ride for their Dec. 13 parade from the DeSoto crewe and the Christmas parade went off without a hitch. The Privateers were in the lead of the ...

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Fishing – 12-17-2014

Holiday season brings pompano to area waters   With the Christmas season approaching, another season is doing the same. Yes, that’s right — it’s time to start stalking the shoreline for pompano. The beaches of Anna Maria Island are a great place to start searching. Despite the spring beach renourishment changing our local ...

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Obituaries – 12-17-2014

The Rev. James W. ‘Tripp’ Battle III       Rev. James W. “Tripp” Battle III, 31, of Bradenton, died Dec. 4. The Rev. Battle was born Jan. 25, 1983, in Bradenton. He was a graduate of Bayshore High School. He went on to attend and graduate from Baptist College of Florida. In 2009, the ...


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