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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 …

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Follow the fish: Cortez mullet run is on

Mullet fill the hull of a trailered boat at Coquina Beach Dec. 9, on their way to the A. P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez. The fish were netted by a father-son team from Jacksonville that headed to Cortez to sell their day’s catch. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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Fishing – 12-17-2014

Dawson Oakley and Jessica LeGrand deliver their catch — a 5.5-6 foot blacktip shark — back to the Gulf of Mexico. The anglers were working the shoreline in Bradenton Beach at 25th Street around 8 p.m. Dec 12 when they hooked up with the big fish. Islander Courtesy Photo

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 …

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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 …

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