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Real Estate – 05-25-2016

810 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 4,008 sfla / 4,902 sfur 4bed/4½bath/3car bayfront pool home built in 2015 on a 11,369 sq ft lot was sold 05/02/15, Gryboski to Thompson for $2,700,000; list $3,195,000. 119 81st St., Holmes Beach, …

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Island police blotter – 05-25-2016

Anna Maria No reports available. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach       May 14, Cortez Beach, 700 Gulf Drive S., lewd and lascivious. An unknown male approached a female on the beach and took a “selfie” with …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ITEMS FOR SALE SLEEPER SOFA: RATTAN, beach colors, like new, $100, coffee table, $25. 941-778-6364. BRITA FAUCET FILTRATION system and two filters. New. $25. 941-778-5073. BUNK BED: NEW, never used. Rails, ladder, etc., $600. 941-779-1934. ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, $1,000. See …

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Locals upset by plans for chain doughnut-ice cream store

“I think if they allow this to come in, it will end the island as we know it,” said Chet Zarzycki, owner of Holy Cow Ice Cream, 3234 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Zarzycki responded to the news a Dunkin’ …

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Holmes Beach pumps hit 3 times by skimmers

A suspect in the Holmes Beach Citgo skimmer fraud, approximately 20-25 years old. Islander Photo: Courtesy HBPD

Three credit card readers — devices installed by cyberspace criminals looking to steal personal information — were found last week at a Holmes Beach gas station. Holmes Beach Police Department Detective Sgt. Brian Hall reported finding three illegal credit card …

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Red tide remains

The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists along Manatee, Pinellas, Sarasota and Charlotte counties in Southwest Florida. K. brevis was observed at background to very low concentrations in Manatee; background to very low concentrations in Pinellas; background to low …

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AM city pier tenant proposes funding

Fishers and visitors May 10 at the Anna Maria City Pier. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

The Anna Maria City Pier tenant is changing his tune. City Pier Restaurant owner Mario Schoenfelder previously told the city he had no intention of helping with rehabilitation work on the city pier. Now he’s offering to chip in. On …

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AM parking rules: Good, bad, somewhere in between?

A sign on Gulf Drive notifies motorists driving into Anna Maria May 5 of one of the city’s parking regulations. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

Parking is a big concern in Anna Maria. When Mayor Dan Murphy was elected in November 2014, he said he would do everything he could to make sure the city does not resort to permit parking to solve its problems. …

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AMCP tenant steps up

The Anna Maria City Pier tenant is changing his tune. And he’s setting his terms. City Pier Restaurant owner Mario Schoenfelder previously told Anna Maria officials he had no intention of helping pay for rehabilitation of the city pier. Now …

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