WMFR selects contractor for Station 2 remodel

WMFR Commissioner Scott Ricci, left, shakes hands with Greg Ross of Ross Built Construction Co., Holmes Beach, following a May 17 district board meeting where commissioners chose Ross to remodel Station 2. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

West Manatee Fire District commissioners May 17 selected Ross Built Construction Co. of Holmes Beach and Manuel Synalovski Associates of Fort Lauderdale as the design-build team for a $900,000 remodel project at Station 2. With a unanimous vote among the …

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Bradenton Beach P&Z gains two; loses fourth member

A fourth member of the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board has resigned on the heels of the May 17 city commission meeting. Longtime P&Z board member Jo Ann Meilner asked for apologies at the May 17 meeting for the …

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OUCH!

A newly restored 1969 Aquasport flat back, owned by Alex Guitar, winds up wrecked on the shores of the Manatee Public Beach May 17. The boat was anchored south of Holmes Beach when last week’s storm rolled into the area, …

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Longboat Key
 police chief killed in crash

Al Hogle, Longboat Key police chief

Al Hogle, Longboat Key police chief, was killed May 14 in a motorcycle crash in North Carolina. According to Longboat Key Police Capt. Bill Tokajer, Hogle was riding with a group of friends in the mountains of North Carolina when …

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Roadwatch, May 23-30

A crew is at work between 59th and 62nd streets on Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, repairing and installing stormwater improvements. The construction forced vehicles to detour around the work area, but the project is expected to finish some time this week, according to Holmes Beach officials. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Marina Drive between 59th and 62nd streets in Holmes Beach has been closed the past week for stormwater improvements, but should reopen this week, according to Bob Shaffer of the building department. Traffic was diverted onto 59th, 60th and 62nd …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Fishing – 05-23-2012

Michael Corbino and Michael Corbino Jr. hold their tarpon catch for a quick photo and release while on a recent trip with Capt. Warren Girle.

Love bugs signal angler affection: Tarpon season If you haven’t noticed, we’re starting to see the arrival of love bugs on Anna Maria Island, and you know what that means? Tarpon. For some reason, when the love bugs arrive, you …

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Island police blotter – 05-23-2012

Anna Maria • May 12, 100 Cedar Ave., petit theft. A complainant reported her father’s memorial bench was missing, telling a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy the last time it was seen was May 6. The bench was later located …

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Sports – 05-23-2012

Dips continues to roll over competition in basketball league Tegan Purtill poured in 32 points to lead Dips Ice Cream to a 57-40 victory over Integrity Sound during Anna Maria Island Community Center Premier Division basketball action May 15. Purtill …

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Island real estate transactions – 05-23-2012

207 66th St., Palm Tree Villas, Holmes Beach, a mini resort with four 2bed/1bath, two 1bed/1bath and two studios with pool was sold 05/02/12, Sawe to PTV LLC for $2,050,000. 103 81st St., Holmes Beach, a 3,800 sfla / 4,752 …

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