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Real Estate – 01-21-2015

536 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,370 sfla / 3,621 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car bayfront pool home built in 1994 on a 13,068 sq ft lot was sold 12/19/14, Rauschl to Parrish for $1,300,000; list $1,450,000. 216 Oak St., Anna Maria, a …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

ITEMS FOR SALE TORQUEDO ELECTRIC MOTOR: Equivalent to a 4-hp gas motor, slightly used, $850. Call John, 865-660-5660. TWO ASIAN REAL bamboo and glass shelves 38L X 18W X 7H and one matching corner shelf. Beautiful craftsmanship. 813-362-5881. PIER 1 …

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Bradenton runner breaks AME dash record

Michael Lamb crosses the finish line in record time during the annual Anna Maria Elementary-Parent Teacher Organization Dolphin Dash 5k run Jan. 10 at AME, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Kristin Swain

Ready. Set. Dash. Spectators cheered as Bradenton resident Michael Lamb set a new Dolphin Dash 5k record Jan. 10 with a 16:20 course time. The 180 participants in the Anna Maria Elementary-Parent Teacher Organization 5k run raced across Gulf Drive …

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New Anna Maria mayor dismisses 20-year city attorney

City attorney Jim Dye attends a December 2014 meeting where he advised the commission he had no conflict on the issue. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

After more than 20 years as a chartered officer of the city, Anna Maria fired Jim Dye less than two minutes into the Jan. 8 meeting, the first of the new year. The decision to remove Dye was presented by …

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Moratorium slows Anna Maria real estate sales

The real estate outlook is all about perception. Some Anna Maria Island real estate agents say they are hopeful for an end to Anna Maria’s construction moratorium and the city’s effort to enact legislation governing vacation homes. Jesse Brisson of …

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Bradenton Beach to cell tower builders: No service, no sale

Doug Monilaw, top left, and Angelo Suszynski of ADS Contracting of Brandon stand Jan. 7 on the elevated platform of the Bradenton Beach cell tower while building official Steve Gilbert, bottom left, and city planner Alan Garrett converse below. Islander Photo: Ed Scott

Bradenton Beach commissioners took the call, then left a stern message. Commissioners cast a unanimous vote Jan. 8 that effectively denied a request from Bradenton-based Florida Tower Partners to allow the company to sell the Bradenton Beach cell tower to …

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Injunction seeks to halt city plans for beachfront parking lot

The plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the city of Bradenton Beach asked the 12th Circuit Court to issue a temporary injunction preventing the city from completing work to convert a small beachfront park on Gulf Drive to a four-car parking …

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HB fraud case against contractor moves toward trial

The case of a contractor accused of bilking Holmes Beach out of more than $90,000 by failing to install new curbs as contracted is set to go before a jury in January. Chris Richard Arnold of Bradenton was arrested in …

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New judge may continue Musil-Buehler murder trial

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judge Diana L. Moreland presides over a management conference in the second-degree murder case of William J. Cumber, who is accused of killing Anna Maria Island resident Sabine Musil-Buehler in 2008. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

A continuance may postpone the long-awaited Feb. 23 trial set for the man accused of killing Sabine Musil-Buehler. William J. Cumber, now 45, is charged with the second-degree murder of Musil-Buehler, who disappeared Nov. 4, 2008, and is presumed dead. …

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Court lifts former Bradenton Beach clerk supervision

A former city clerk of Bradenton Beach is no longer required to report to court personnel while she awaits her day in court for allegedly striking a police officer. At a Jan. 2 hearing, Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judge Mark D. …

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