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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

ITEMS FOR SALE WASHER: STAINLESS-STEEL tub and dryer, pair, $350. Glass-top cocktail table, $65, four lanai chairs, $35. 941-778-6464. POOL LADDER: STAINLESS-steel with fiberglass steps. $75 or best offer. Call 941-778-2901. FOOSBALL/AIR HOCKEY table, $100. Gas pool heater, $100. 941-356-1456. …

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Islander pays tribute to vets

Vietnam veteran Dick Alvarez made sure people had their handkerchiefs and tissues ready at The Islander’s annual salute to veterans Nov. 11 at the Holmes Beach city hall. Everyone has his or her own definition of what constitutes a military …

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Bradenton Beach mayor sues over due process

Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon fighting for his office at city hall. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes

Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon is now looking for the court to step in and stop commissioners from forcing him out of office. Shearon’s lawsuit, a writ of prohibition filed Nov. 12 with the 12th Judicial Circuit Court, asserts that …

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Former Bradenton Beach clerk moves, violates court order

The former Bradenton Beach city clerk arrested Oct. 21 for allegedly battering a Bradenton police officer has moved from Manatee County. Gia Lancaster, fired by a unanimous city commission vote Oct. 23, wrote to 12th Judicial Circuit Judge John F. …

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Anna Maria building moratorium may go forward

This house at 423 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, is the subject of a lawsuit filed against the city Nov. 7 regarding the city’s Sept. 22 moratorium on issuing or accepting building permits. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

After nearly two months of a building moratorium, Anna Maria commissioners may be moving forward on new regulations. At a Nov. 13 work session on the moratorium, commissioners requested a draft ordinance on the moratorium from city attorney Jim Dye, …

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Going, Going… Thanksgiving week selling fast

Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman was a bit startled when the Nov. 10 workday began. “We usually get calls about an accommodation for Thanksgiving week right about now,” she said. “Instead, we were flooded that …

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Island restaurant duped by funny money

Zoe Witcomb, owner of Tortilla Bay Southwest Grill, 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, shows the counterfeit $20 accepted at her restaurant Nov. 8. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

A fake $20 bill left one Holmes Beach restaurateur empty-handed. And a customer at another restaurant turned up with a fake $10 bill. Zoe Witcomb, co-owner of Tortilla Bay Southwest Grill, 5318 Marina Drive, accepted a fake $20 Nov. 8, …

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Welcome to Holmes Beach: (Almost) no parking allowed

The Holmes Beach traffic committee is driving ahead with its plans to eliminate street parking in residential neighborhoods despite some roadblocks. The committee met Nov. 12 and discussed elements needed to draft an ordinance that would ban parking on all …

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Burglar hits Cortez dive shop, then gives himself up

Troy Sorenson, owner of Dive Florida, 8803 Cortez Road, Bradenton, stands at the front counter of his shop Nov. 14 after recovering most of the dive equipment stolen in a burglary three days earlier. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

A Bradenton man caught on camera taking equipment from a Cortez dive shop early Nov. 11 turned himself in to police two days later. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Nov. 14 that Richard J. Morris, 29, confessed …

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