The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Feb. 02, 2011

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Walking the Island(er) plank

More than 80 memorial planks have been installed on the Anna Maria City Pier as part of The Islander’s fundraising efforts for the city pier centennial celebration May 13-14. The planks are engraved with personal messages. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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Walking the Island(er) plank

Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant staff members, from left, Amanda Phillips, Sue Shaw and Khrystine Noone examine The Islander newspaper’s personal message plank that was recently installed on the city pier. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

The first personal message planks sold by The Islander were installed on the Anna Maria City Pier last week, far in advance of the City Pier Centennial Celebration May 13-14. More planks will be put in place in the weeks …

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Parking U-turn in Anna Maria

Anna Maria commissioners have made a sharp turn in discussing parking options for Pine Avenue. At the commission’s Jan. 13 meeting, a majority of commissioners wanted to continue discussion of a parking plan that would include parking in the rights …

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Groups to share AM pier marker cost

A Florida Division of Historical Resources marker at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria noting the original Passage Key in Tampa Bay is the standard marker for a Florida historical site. The cast aluminum sign can have a narrative on both sides and sits atop a concrete post. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

The names of both the Anna Maria Island Historical Society and the Anna Maria Island Preservation Trust will appear at the bottom of a Florida Division of Historical Resources historical marker being presented to the city May 13 to commemorate …

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WMFR future is here

West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price stands in front of a sign noting the home of WMFR is at this former medical building at 6477 Third Ave. W., Bradenton and behind the WMFR fire station on 67th Street. WMFR’s …

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Cafe owner doing ‘right thing’ in ad scam

Joan Carter of J&J Graphics in Anna Maria filed a fraud complaint with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office last week against a woman named Jennifer Hill. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Gulf Drive Cafe owner Wendy Kokolis says she’s “trying to do the right thing” by offering a free ad in her upcoming to-go menu to any Island “scammed” in late 2010 by alleged advertising representative Jennifer Hill. Hill, who claimed …

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Anchorage registrants drift into Bradenton Beach

Sailors on extended stays in Bradenton Beach’s anchorage field are drifting into city hall to register their vessels under a new city policy. But navigation to city hall was slow last week. As of Jan. 26, the city clerk’s office …

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Holmes Beach film ordinance makes first cut

Following several takes on the subject at previous meetings, Holmes Beach commissioners unanimously agreed Jan. 25 to add a new commercial film production subsection to its land-development code. The addition was prompted by the Manatee County Commission’s adoption of an …

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Home-invasion suspects sought

The two women suspected of breaking into a home Jan. 27. A watchful resident took the photograph. Islander Photo: Courtesy Holmes Beach Police Department

Authorities recovered in Virginia a car stolen during a home invasion Jan. 25 in Holmes Beach. “We’ve located the vehicle … dumped off at an apartment complex in Roanoke,” Holmes Beach Police Department Det. Mike Leonard said Jan. 28. Authorities …

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