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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Bradenton Beach pier startup celebrated

It was clear sailing for Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon and former Mayor John Shaughnessy Aug. 12 for the official kick off of renovations to the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Ed Straight, Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, public works director Tom Woodward and some members of ...

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Cortez Bridge meeting set Aug. 28

The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting an open house 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, to take display information and take public comments on the future of the Cortez Bridge. A press release said the public meeting is part of ...

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Utility theft stirs up discussion among Holmes Beach officials

An alleged incident of utility theft at a Holmes Beach property has prompted discussion among city commissioners. Commissioner Jean Peelen introduced the subject at an Aug. 12 commission meeting. “There are two lines of inquiry I want to follow here. I understand there’s nothing in our code that dictates how builders get ...

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Hurricane Charley remembered

Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm with 145-mph winds, made landfall 10 years ago on Aug. 13, 2004, near Punta Gorda, about 60 miles south of Anna Maria Island. Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn, who was mayor at that time, remembers that the storm’s path was predicted to make landfall at the ...

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Third elderly abuse charge filed against caregiver

An Anna Maria woman, already accused of abusing two elderly persons in her care, was re-arrested Aug. 12 and charged with battery of a victim over the age of 65. Joan Franklin, 68, of Hammock Lane, already faces two charges filed earlier this year, one for the abuse of a 95-year-old ...

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Mote watches red tide bloom

Marine scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory, the University of South Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are monitoring a bloom of red tide in the northeast Gulf of Mexico that is slowly drifting to the south-southeast, a Mote press release said. The release said the bloom is about ...

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Island road work for Aug. 20-27

The Florida Department of Transportation maintenance and repair project of the Cortez Bridge is ongoing. The south sidewalk remains closed to pedestrians and cyclists. The eastbound lane will be closed occasionally at night for repairs and a flagging operation for traffic will take place as needed. Night repairs are from 9 ...

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Real Estate – 08-20-2014

230 Oak Ave., Anna Maria, a 3,731 sfla / 7,971 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 2013 on a 11,100 sq ft lot was sold 08/01/14 Landkammer to Riedel for $1,800,000. 832 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria a 1,799 sfla / 2,980 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car bayfront home built in 1970 on ...

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Calendar – 08-20-2014

South Florida Museum’s “Music and Movies” program at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, features a screening of “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is,” 201 10th St. W. Bradenton. Islander Photo: Courtesy Warner Bros.   Wednesday, Aug. 20 7:01 a.m. — Official sunrise. 6 p.m. — Mana-Tweens Craft Club meets, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, ...

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Island police blotter – 08-20-2014

Anna Maria
 • Aug. 6, 300 block of Pine Avenue, suspicious incident. An unknown male was seen riding a bicycle without lights, leaving the area in a hurry. The area was checked and a dark green bike was found in the back yard of a home in the 300 block of ...


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