HB rental focus groups make recommendations

the Holmes Beach City Commission rental focus groups now reporting — except an administrative/tax related group not yet formed — the city appears to be close to a seventh-inning stretch.         Group leaders — commissioners — shared their recommendations April 10 …

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Roadwatch, April 25-May 2

Installation of new sewer lines on North Shore Drive at Cypress Avenue in Anna Maria is under way and the project is expected to last several months, according to the Manatee County Utilities Department, which is overseeing the project. Traffic …

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City, scenic waves hash out protocol issues

Bradenton Beach Scenic Waves Partnership committee member Carl Parks previously raised concerns over the city’s joint development agreement with ELRA, the corporation that owns the BeachHouse Restaurant, to construct a dune system and create a parking area across from city …

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Obituaries – 04-25-2012

Cheryll Marie Arnold Cheryll Marie Arnold, 47, of Bradenton, died March 26. Miss Arnold attended Charles Leroy Lowman Special Education Center in North Hollywood, Calif., and on moving to Tecumseh, Ok., graduated in 1984 from Bethel High School. She took …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Island police blotter – 04-25-2012

Anna Maria • April 3, 402 Pine Ave., theft. A Crime Stoppers tip was provided to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office regarding some items stolen from the Anna Maria Historical Society. A deputy made contact with the museum director and …

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Islander Calendar – 04-25-2012

Friday, April 27     • 9 a.m. — Community Coffee Club hosted by Edward Jones Financial advisor Danny Wood, Olive Oil Outpost, 401 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-2499.   Saturday, April 28     • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — National …

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Sports – 04-25-2012

Nub Turner, Bob Lang, Al Carr and Mark Mixon combined to card a 130 for first-place honors during the 82nd semi-annual Stag Day at Key Royale Club, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy Laura Purcell

Islander qualifies for national surf contest, golf winners   Lifelong Islander Christian Daniels surfed in four separate divisions in the four-day Nike National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) East Coast Regional Championships held in New Smyrna Beach Inlet April 12-15. Daniels, …

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Fishing – 04-25-2012

Cole Dunkel-Burger, left, of Michigan caught this 28-inch spotted seatrout, held by Paxton Brown, on a recent charter with Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters.

Fish live bait, artificials for mixed bag results   Inshore fishing around our small Island remains consistent for redfish, trout and catch-and-release snook. Live bait tactics are proving to be effective for a mixed bag of inshore species on the …

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Bridging scrutiny

The Cortez Bridge State Road 684 linking Bradenton Beach to the mainland is under scrutiny by the Florida Department of Transportation following an engineer’s report in advance of a 2013-14 budgeted $4.4 million repair project to keep the bridge operational. …

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