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Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Former Bradenton Beach clerk alleges discrimination

Relying on the city’s public records attorney, Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon won’t release a U.S. Equal Employment Commission notice of discrimination against the city.             Former city clerk Gia Lancaster, 47, filed a complaint of discrimination, and notice of the charge was served on the city, according to Shearon.             An ...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

GPS burglar’s probation revoked

A 26-year-old Holmes Beach man spent 29 days in Manatee County jail for a GPS car burglary after his probation was revoked by the 12th Judicial Circuit Court. Judge Charles E. Roberts ordered Erik D. Hall to serve a 30-day sentence in jail, with credit for time served, for violating a ...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Stabbing suspect competent, denied bond reduction

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judge John F. Lakin ruled a Holmes Beach stabbing suspect is competent to stand trial and his bond will not change. Andrew James Helderman, 24, allegedly stabbed his female roommate and fought off a male roommate at their Clark Drive residence before Holmes Beach Police Department officers arrived ...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Holmes Beach official fears influx of unlicensed rentals

There’s been a lot of talk about the “vacation problem” on the island, including one that doesn’t yet exist. In Holmes Beach, code enforcement officer David Forbes sent an email Nov. 24 to commissioners stating he began investigating listings on the website airbnb.com at the direction of Holmes Beach Police Chief ...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Parking ban on Holmes Beach agenda

Holmes Beach commissioners have a full agenda planned for their final work session of the year. The work load includes the traffic committee’s presentation of its plan to ban street and right-of-way parking in all residential neighborhoods in the city. Ironically, committee chair Carol Soustek, newly appointed to the city commission, will ...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Fishing – 12-10-2014

December anglers should keep bait options open to hook up   A lot of fishers are using shrimp as bait due to cold water temps, but keep your options open. On cold, windy days, shrimp are the perfect bait, but we also get warm sunny days in Florida in the wintertime. If ...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Real Estate – 12-10-2014

207 73rd St., Holmes Beach, a 2,038 sfla / 2,229 sfur 4bed/3bath pool home built in 1967 on a 7,971 sq ft lot was sold 11/13/14, Toehold Capital on 45th Street LLC to Hoschak Properties LLC for $980,000; list $1,079,000. 120 Oak Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,429 sfla / 1,579 sfur ...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Calendar – 12-10-2014

To view the calendar in the Islander "flip-book" edition, please, click the link on the main page. If you are not a subscriber, you will be guided to a sign-up page.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Docked indefinitely

The Anna Maria Island Privateers’ boat-float, the Skullywag, has been docked indefinitely. The “ship” was involved in a crash Dec. 6 after the Privateers’ participation in a Christmas parade in Sarasota. The group will carry on with plans for its Christmas parade on Anna Maria Island Saturday, Dec. 13. However, ...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

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