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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

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Island police blotter – 12-17-2014

Anna Maria         Nov. 28, 500 block of Magnolia Avenue. A burglar gained entry to a residence by prying open a rear door and breaking the deadbolt. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.   Bradenton Beach Dec. 2, 2513 …

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Sports – 12-17-2014

Horseshoes, golf step up, center sports on winter break   While youth and adult sports at the Anna Maria Island go quiet for the winter holidays, golf and horseshoes round out the sports opportunities on AMI. The Key Royale Club …

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Real Estate – 12-17-2014

107 10th St N., Unit 107, South Beach Village, Bradenton Beach, a 2,020 sfla / 2,684 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car condo with private pool built in 2006 was sold 11/26/14, Hotel Homes Florida Vacation Rentals Inc. to Wallace for $600,000. 714 Gladiolus …

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Calendar – 12-17-2014

To view the calendar in the Islander “flip-book” edition, please, click the link on the main page. If you are not a subscriber, you will be guided to a sign-up page.

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Former islander victim of triple homicide

A former Holmes Beach woman died in a triple homicide Dec. 4 in Bradenton. Andres “Andy” Avalos Jr., 33, was arrested two days later by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, and, according to MCSO, confessed. Denise Potter, 46, was found …

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Cell tower permit settled, path to construction clear

Is there any cellphone user in Anna Maria who hasn’t had a call dropped or been forced to go outside to make or receive a cellphone call? Those people might want to start planning a celebration for late-March, according to …

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BB commissioners fails to approve charter review board

Bradenton Beach resident Tjet Martin comforts city attorney Ricinda Perry Dec. 4 after Perry appeared to faint during a commission meeting at city hall. Mayor Bill Shearon and Commissioner Jan Vosburgh look on. Islander Photo: Ed Scott

Bradenton Beach city commissioners changed the channel on Dec. 4. Two days after participating in a failed attempt to force Mayor Bill Shearon from office, they were faced with a medical drama. The meeting had progressed to a point where …

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Comments favor mayor at initial, halted forfeiture hearing

Sarasota attorney Robert Lincoln assures commissioners they are following procedure during the hearing to initiate forfeiture proceedings Dec. 2 against Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon. Islander Photo: Ed Scott

Four residents and a lawyer rose to speak publicly, the residents all in support of Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon during forfeiture proceedings Dec. 2 at city hall. “I’m asking you today to say, ‘Stop these proceedings’ that you started,” …

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Plan to oust BB mayor delayed

Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Jack Clarke, left, seeks support from commissioners on his yet unnamed allegations of misconduct against Mayor Bill Shearon, right. Islander Photo: Ed Scott

Both sides scored minor victories Dec. 2 in the ongoing dispute over Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon’s conduct in office. Shearon gained the upper hand when Commissioner Ed Straight said he would not support Vice Mayor Jack Clarke’s motion to …

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