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Fate unknown

The tree house has stood on the beachfront at 103 29th St. in Holmes Beach since 2011. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

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Judge rules for city, denies ballot on tree house

‘Honestly, I don’t know what’s next.’ — tree house owner Lynn Tran This could be the final challenge for the tree house. The city of Holmes Beach has won its effort to deny the tree house owners a vote of …

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DUI probation ends in violation

A 56-year-old Bradenton woman admitted to a probation violation for driving under the influence and was sentenced to time served. Debra Alix, who spent a day in jail after her arrest, pleaded no contest in April 2015 to driving impaired …

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Bradenton Beach works CRA funds into pier-dock solutions

A boat tour loads and unloads passengers July 5 at the public day dock at the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. Islander File Photo

Bradenton Beach city leaders are seeking a funding source for needed repairs at the Historic Bridge Street Pier. The city also is looking for solutions to allow safe pickups and departures for the public and docking at the pier. The …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

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Hatchling disorientation brings concerns to beach

Debbie Basilius, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring section 3 coordinator, excavates a sea turtle nest Aug. 17 that hatched and disoriented Aug. 14 on the beach fronting the Nautilus condominiums at 71st Street in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes

Watch out, here they come. It’s the time of year when sea turtle nests are hatching in bales on Anna Maria Island and there is one area in Holmes Beach that is causing distress for the team of turtle watchers …

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Sex offender settles near Cortez

A Florida Department of Law Enforcement bulletin announced a sex offender had moved to the Cortez area. A 62-year-old male offender registered a permanent address change to the 4500 block of 106th Street West, Bradenton, according to an Aug. 18 …

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MCSO makes arrests in Galati burglaries

Tyler Hollingshead, 23

With kudos to CrimeStoppers and an alert public, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office arrested the five suspects in the July 17 burglaries at Galati Yacht Sales in Anna Maria. MCSO arrested Tyler Hollingshead, 23, of Bradenton, Aug. 12 on three …

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BB voters to decide future makeup of commission

Two charter amendments are on the ballot for Bradenton Beach voters in the Aug. 30 primary. Voters have the opportunity to voice their opinions on two proposed charter amendments — one to remove term limits for elected officials and another …

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HB planners back formula business moratorium

Holmes Beach city commissioners may have voted to enact a moratorium banning formula businesses, but it was up to the planning commission to determine whether the ban could stick. The planning commission met Aug. 17 to determine whether the formula …

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