Category Archives: 04-04-2012

Newly nourished beach ‘exceeds permit’

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has ruled Anna Maria filled the beach at the city pier with more sand than allowed by its permit during the February Bimini Bay dredging project and has ordered the city to remove the excess sand. In a March 23 meeting with Mayor Mike Selby and public works supervisor […]

AME will host Kindergarten Roundup April 12

Parents can register their child for kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year during the Manatee County School District’s annual “Kindergarten Roundups” at elementary schools across the county. Anna Maria Elementary principal David Marshall announced this week the AME roundup will be 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, April 12. Kindergarten for the 2012-13 school year is available […]

BB P&Z to review ELRA-city dune agreement

The Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at city hall to review the joint development agreement officially executed March 21 between the city and ELRA. The corporation owns the BeachHouse Restaurant across Gulf Drive from city hall. Commissioners unanimously agreed March 1 to enter […]

Bridge Street valet parking service stymied

A valet parking service proposed by Bridge Street Bistro was designed to alleviate parking issues on Bridge Street, but the project rolled to a stop last week. At the March 15 Bradenton Beach City Commission meeting, commissioners listened to a proposal from Bridge Street Bistro planner Bruce Franklin to initiate a valet parking service. The […]

Island celebrates Easter week, Kiwanis sunrise

Easter will be celebrated Islandwide, including special events and sermons during Holy Week through Easter Sunday, April 8.         “Love Wins” will be the sermon by the Rev. Rosemary Backer of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at the nondenominational Easter sunrise service 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8, at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. […]

HB commissioners seek re-election, mayor unsure

Two Holmes Beach commissioners, John Monetti and Sandy Haas-Martens, following the March 27 city commission meeting, declared their intent to run for re-election in November — more than seven months before the general election.         Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said he was undecided, adding he still needs to discuss the matter with his wife.         None […]

HB considers Internet cafes, outdoor dining, rentals

Holmes Beach city commissioners at a work session March 27 considered a ban on Internet cafes, new outdoor dining rules, and a transient housing law — and also instructed their attorney to prepare ordinances on all three for action at a future meeting.         City commissioners first reviewed new restaurant restrictions for outdoor dining, and […]

Sarasota woman uses kids, excuses for alleged crime

A 30-year-old Sarasota woman has been charged with felony theft after being observed stealing the property of beachgoers on Coquina Beach. Paige Steele was arrested March 24 and further charges may be pending after she allegedly told Holmes Beach police investigators that the stolen items found in her possession were gifted by beachgoers to her […]

Roadwatch, April 4-11

The Manatee County Utilities Department has started replacing sewer lines along North Shore Drive and adjoining streets in Anna Maria. An MCUD press release said the work is between Cypress Avenue and Palm Avenue on North Shore Drive, but should not impact traffic in the area for any extended periods. On April 2, the Florida […]

WMFR Academy attendees graduate

West Manatee Fire Rescue’s first Citizen Fire Academy graduated 17 attendees at its conclusion, the March 27 session at the WMFR administration offices, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.         The academy offered six sessions, including tours and demonstrations relating to fire administration and organization; fire prevention; operations; emergency management; EMS and communications; specialty teams; and […]