Tropical conditions stir up Gulf waters, weekend weather

9 a.m. Saturday, June 23

National Hurricane Center forecasters are giving a tropical storm system in the Gulf of Mexico a “90 percent chance” of forming a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Debby. The question then remains as to which direction the storm will head, …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Animal advocates demonstrate

Animal-rights advocates Paula Demilly and Alisa Foxworthy demonstrate June 16 along with a crowd of about 800 at a rally outside the Manatee County administration building in downtown Bradenton, where the county board held a public hearing on the proposed …

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Pet Rally

Animal-rights advocates Paula Demilly and Alisa Foxworthy demonstrate June 16 along with a crowd of about 800 at a rally outside the Manatee County administration building in downtown Bradenton, where the county board held a public hearing on the proposed …

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Privateers threaten city hall siege

The long July 4 weekend will begin with a rowdy capture and conclude with a big bang. Plans for the weekend include a siege at Bradenton Beach City Hall, a parade and three fireworks displays. The Chiles Group will present …

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North-end traffic advisory issued

Pier work proceeds Little remains of the old gateway to the Anna Maria City Pier. Crews have dismantled the shelters formerly landside at the entrance and will soon build new ones on each side of the pier, as well as a new sign. Contractor Woodruff & Sons expects the northernmost boardwalk to be completed in July. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

The Florida Department of Transportation is advising motorists in Anna Maria to exercise caution when driving near the Pine Avenue-Bay Boulevard intersection, where construction crews are continuing work on an 800-foot-long boardwalk along the shore near the city pier. The …

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Island chamber still waiting on county payment

Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce board members learned at their June 15 meeting that the chamber still had not been paid $40,000 owed by Manatee County for the chamber’s service as a tourist information center from November 2010 through …

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TDC rejects wedding fest request

The Manatee County Tourist Development Council June 20 rejected a request from the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce for $10,000 for the 2012 wedding festival. Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Elliott Falcione said the time had …

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BB commission reviews boater registration reg

Bradenton Beach commissioners last week delayed a decision on whether to eliminate an annual registration for extended boater stays in the city-patrolled waters south of the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

The city commission isn’t ready to bail on a resolution they adopted last fall creating a registration for boaters in the Bradenton Beach Mooring Field south of the Bridge Street pier. But the commission may repeal the ordinance if they …

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Open house Friday

Open House

Shawn Kaleta, owner of Beach to Bay Living in Holmes Beach, third from left, awaits the opening of a model home in his Coastal Cottages line of builder designs at 315 62nd St. in Holmes Beach. Kaleta said he and …

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