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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

ITEMS FOR SALE VISION FITNESS R2200/HRT exercise bicycle. Resistance/hydraulic adjustment. Excellent condition, non-smoker. $200 or best offer. 813-210-1020. FOR SALE: NICE recliner, $75, armoire, $100, kitchen table, chairs, $35. 941-538-8200. PORCH BLINDS, TWO, $23, small table, two plastic chairs, $12, …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ITEMS FOR SALE FOR SALE FROM the Old Buccaneer Inn. Two, solid hickory tables and eight chairs circa late fifties. Excellent condition. $800 per set. Call Hank, 941-752-4220. SEWING MACHING: BERNINA 240 and three tubs of sewing notions and tools …

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Court puts temp halt on AM rental regs

The Anna Maria short-term vacation rental ordinance had its first day in court. The lawsuit against the ordinance entered a new stage July 14 when attorneys representing a group of property owners filed an emergency motion for a temporary injunction …

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Lights draw sea turtle hatchlings to death on Gulf Drive

A red bucket holds loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings rescued from the 600 block of Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach. The hatchlings became disoriented, crawling across the street toward artificial lights instead of to the Gulf of Mexico. Islander Photo: Courtesy Kathy Doddridge

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring received a distress call July 12 after some newly hatched sea turtles crawled in the wrong direction, a path leading them across Gulf Drive. AMITW section coordinator Kathy Doddridge responded to the …

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Rehabilitated loggerhead crawls to Gulf at Coquina Beach

Staff from Clearwater Marine Aquarium lift a loggerhead sea turtle from a bin. The turtle, Volusia, rescued near Anna Maria Island in May, was released July 14 at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photos: Kristin Swain

After months in rehab, Volusia is back home in the Gulf of Mexico. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, along with Clearwater Marine Aquarium staff and more than 150 onlookers, said “au revoir” July 14 as the loggerhead …

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Vendor proposals offer medley of pier choices

Bradenton Beach could be saying “arrivederci” to the typical pier restaurant. City commissioners are considering proposals from five potential concessionaires for the next restaurant on the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Four ideas for replacing Roland Pena’s evicted Cast-n-Cage Restaurant focus …

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BIEO focuses on possible affects of Lake Flores development

The Barrier Island Elected Officials have decided to approach Manatee County as a unit to discuss the Lake Flores development. The development, located south of Cortez Road along 75th Street is a 1,322-acre mixed-use development proposed to have 6,500 residential …

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Center board invites community to town meeting

The Anna Maria Island Community Center is opening its doors for a town hall-style meeting. The meeting — in place of the monthly board of directors meeting — will take place Thursday, July 27, with refreshments being served at 6 …

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Holmes Beach identifies ‘horrifying’ budget shortfall

Holmes Beach Mayor Bob Johnson informed city commissioners July 14 that the city has a $651,457 shortfall in the general fund. The general fund is used by the city to pay its operating costs. “This is horrifying,” Commissioner Jean Peelen …

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Holmes Beach leans toward parking permits

Jayne Christenson, Holmes Beach congestion committee chair, refers to charts July 16 as she outlines the citizen committee’s parking proposals at a city commission work session. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

A pilot program to address parking woes in Holmes Beach is expected to go another round with city commissioners in September. Commissioners asked the city attorney at a July 16 work session to consult with Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill …

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