Dolphin Dash winners

  The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization Dolphin Dash 5k run gets its start Jan. 12 at the school, 4700 Gulf Drive. AME first-grader Juliet Greene finishes strong in the Dolphin Dash 1-mile walk/run. Two races on the …

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Anna Maria stop work order halts ‘improvement’ project

Anna Maria building official Bob Welch placed a stop work order at this duplex at 300 N. Shore Drive Jan. 8, after finding issues with the construction project. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Remodeling of an L-shaped duplex at 300 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, by Beach to Bay Construction was halted Jan. 8 by building official Bob Welch after he found several issues with the construction project. Mayor SueLynn said the site …

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BB Scenic Waves stalled

The Bridge Street-Bay Drive roundabout will be re-landscaped starting at noon Friday, Jan. 18, as part of the Florida Arbor Day celebration. And the Bridge Street-Gulf Drive roundabout in Bradenton Beach will likely receive new landscaping as part of the April National Arbor Day celebration. Islander Photo: Mark Young

The Bradenton Beach Scenic Waves Partnership Committee is scheduled to hold its annual election of officers in March, but nominations at a Jan. 7 meeting at city hall stalled due to a lack of commitment to serve. The committee, the …

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Musil Buehler’s accused murderer set for first hearing

The trial of William J. Cumber is expected to be scheduled by the 12th Judicial Circuit Court at a Jan. 16 case management hearing. Cumber is accused of the second-degree murder of Holmes Beach resident Sabine Musil-Buehler. Musil-Buehler had lived …

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Holmes Beach, KMB to observe Arbor Day

Ingrid McClellan, executive director of Keep Manatee Beautiful, provides the city of Holmes Beach with Florida plant books at the Jan. 2 parks and beautification committee meeting. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

    Holmes Beach will observe Florida Arbor Day at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the trolley stop at 77th Street and Marina Drive.     At the ceremony, community leaders will dedicate a green buttonwood tree, which is expected to …

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County to assist HB building department

Lacking staff in the Holmes Beach building department — particularly someone qualified to sign permits — the city has turned to Manatee County for assistance. Interim building inspector Tom O’Brien applied Jan. 2 for a Florida provisional building code administrator’s …

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Holmes Beach enacts R-2 building moratorium

Future development in the Residential-2 district, including duplexes similar to these on 74th Street, is the target of elimination while the city commission prepares ordinances during the moratorium on demolitions, new construction and substantial improvements. Islander File Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Holmes Beach city commissioners — who have debated, studied and set the foundation for a building moratorium in the Residential-2 district for the past year — some even before they took office, made it official Jan. 8. The moratorium is …

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DEP: Treehouse owner can apply for construction permit

The Angelinos Sea Lodge treehouse — constructed without permits — no longer has a deadline for removal but has new orders for compliance. The beachfront treehouse is at 103 29th St. in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

The owners of Angelinos Sea Lodge — previously ordered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to remove or modify the property’s beachfront treehouse — will now be allowed to apply for a permit for the structure they began seaward …

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Island road watch

The Florida Department of Transportation was scheduled to begin maintenance Jan. 13 and continue weekdays 8 p.m.-5 a.m. on the Anna Maria Island Bridge, Cortez Bridge and Longboat Pass Bridge, a DOT press release said. The project involves stripping and …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2012

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