Category Archives: 02-13-2013

Bradenton Beach signals cell tower feud not yet over

A Jan. 17 signal from the Bradenton Beach dais indicated the long-standing feud with Center for Municipal Solutions’ Lawrence “Rusty” Monroe over cell tower application reviews was coming to an end. But whatever flag of truce was expected to be raised was quickly lowered at a Feb. 7 city commission meeting when city attorney Ricinda […]

Attorney makes ‘massive’ Anna Maria records request

Attorney Rich Rumrell of Rumrell Law, Rumrell, Bate & McCleod, P.A., St. Augustine, sent Anna Maria city clerk Alice Baird a public records request Feb. 5 that Baird said is “more massive than the (Commissioner Harry) Stoltzfus requests” of 2010. Rumrell attended the Jan. 31 city meeting at which commissioners passed an administrative moratorium on […]

BB pier reconstruction project takes step forward

The Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier reconstruction project saw a significant step forward Feb. 7 after months of delays. The project consists of replacing 151 pilings and the wood decking. Planning for the project began about a year ago, but passing tropical storms and failed negotiations with the engineer of record stalled the project. […]

Cortez festival arrives Feb. 16-17

An estimated 25,000 people are expected to converge on the historic village of Cortez the weekend of Feb. 16-17 for the annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. According to Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage festival chair Linda Molto, details are finalized, festival signs are going up and everything is in place to begin welcoming festivalgoers. “Everything […]

HB chief sets meeting on traffic laws

A traffic safety meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Holmes Beach City Hall chambers, 5801 Marina Drive.         Holmes Beach Interim Police Chief Dale Stephenson will talk about traffic laws and ways to promote safe city streets.         The meeting will include frequently asked questions, he said, such as […]

BBPD death investigation back on track

The investigation into the New Year’s Day 2009 death of Sheena Morris, 22, in Bradenton Beach is moving forward following the cooperation of Kelly Osborn, the mother of Morris. Osborn’s public campaign to have law enforcement look further into her daughter’s death at the BridgeWalk Resort in Bradenton Beach was successful, but it was interrupted […]

Former islander found dead in river

Patrick Lee Mullins, 52, left a note for his wife Jan. 27 that he was taking his boat out to test the engine. His untethered boat was found near Egmont Key the next day and a search by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office marine and aviation units, U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

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