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The Doctor’s Office, accepting new patients soon

Concept drawing of the Doctor’s Office by Gene Aubry.

Identification may be necessary but insurance won’t be needed to visit Dr. Feel Good at the Doctor’s Office in Holmes Beach, a new craft cocktail bar that received the city’s stamp of approval. Holmes Beach commissioners met July 12 to …

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Holmes Beach church seeks city rescue, rezone

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, is pictured in 2014 — including nesting osprey — from on high by Jack Elka. The congregation hopes to sell two lots “to save the church.”

Holmes Beach commissioners are considering a request from leaders at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, to rezone church-owned property to residential. This would allow the property to be sold. The property currently is zoned PSP or public/semi-public. “We’re …

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Myakka City man cited for 0.02 violation

A 19-year-old man was stopped July 1 at 3:34 a.m. while driving in Holmes Beach and traveling into a bicycle lane. Ticketed for violating the .02 law against underage drinking and driving, Lorenzo Alvarez III of Myakka City was pulled …

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DUI driver arrested in fatal crash on Cortez Road West

Daniel Lord, cancer survivor and popular island-area waiter/chef, addresses attendees at the American Cancer Society’s 2014 Relay for Life at Coquina Beach. Lord was killed while bicycling on Cortez Road by an alleged drunk driver July 10. See obituary, page 23.

A cancer survivor died as a result of injuries sustained in a July 10 crash on Cortez Road West. Daniel Lord, 67, of Cortez, was bicycling across Cortez Road West east of 102nd Street West when a 2006 Jeep Grand …

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Correction

In the July 13 edition, The Islander reported a statement from Bradenton Beach Police Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz, who said a pedestrian would be ticketed for failing to cross in a crosswalk after a July 5 crash at Ninth Street …

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Police arrest Anna Maria developer for leaving crash

Shawn Kaleta, 38, of Holmes Beach, was arrested for leaving the scene of a chain-reaction crash with property damage on Manatee Avenue/Route 64 near Interstate 75. Kaleta was driving west on Manatee Avenue July 8 when his 2016 Tesla rear-ended …

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Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following alert for the area: Various locations along State Road 789: Crews are installing detectable warning mats at curb ramps. Use caution as intermittent sidewalk closures are expected. For the latest roadwatch information, …

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In-flight dinner

  Diane Erasmus of Bradenton wins the second week of The Islander’s Top Notch photo contest with her image of an osprey and its take-out dinner. She took the photograph July 4 in Flamingo Cay near Palma Sola Bay. For …

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Getting their kicks — Chicago to LA

  David Reid of Los Angeles and formerly Bradenton-Bradenton Beach, welcomes a group of Anna Maria Island-Bradenton Route 66 travelers: Patti Tibbetts, Julie Rothfeld, Trudi Diamant, Patty Virgilio, Jean Gurucharri and Janey Callahan Trinci, July 16 to The Shore in …

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Fishing – 07-20-2016

Jeff Martin of Tinley Park, Illinois, shows off the permit he caught June 12 on a live shrimp while fishing with Capt. Danny Stasny of Southernaire Fishing Charters.

Good news: ‘Hatch bait’ makes it happen on the water   Despite the scorching temperatures, fishing around Anna Maria is on the rise. The reason for this is the arrival of bait fish. Whether on the flats or out in …

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