Category Archives: 06-27-2012

Island tourism continues uptick, caution sounded

Tourism to the Bradenton area increased 11.6 percent in May 2012 compared with the same month last year, reported Walter Klages, head of Research Data Services, the firm hired by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to follow tourism and prepare its monthly and quarterly reports. Speaking at the June 18 Manatee County Tourism […]

County eyes major beach renourishment

Manatee County natural resources director Charlie Hunsicker is planning what he calls the “central beach” renourishment project for Anna Maria Island starting in 2014 or early 2015. Hunsicker told the Manatee County Tourism Development Council at its June 18 meeting that the project would encompass much of the middle portion of the Island’s beaches, along […]

Law enforcement says ‘no’ to illegal fireworks

Anyone planning a private fireworks display or even setting off a few firecrackers in Anna Maria and along the beaches July 4 should heed a warning from Sgt. Dave Turner of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office-Anna Maria substation.     “Anything that makes a bang is a fireworks and will be confiscated,” Turner said.     He […]

HB v. BB: Lawsuit errs on Sandpiper name

On behalf of Sandpiper Resort Co-op, local attorney Charles H. Webb filed a motion June 15 to nullify the effect of a recent lawsuit served on Sandpiper Co-op Resort Inc. in Bradenton Beach.         Holmes Beach filed suit in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court against the Sandpiper — the nonprofit association representing 120 owners in […]

Police seek information on burglary suspects

Holmes Beach police are seeking the identity of three suspects in connection to separate vehicle burglaries where checks and credit cards were stolen. A Hispanic male was captured on video at a bank in Valrico, Fla., attempting to cash a stolen check by using a stolen driver’s license, and attempting to look like the victim. […]

Key Royale man arrested for shooting, beating bird

A 75-year-old Holmes Beach man faces felony cruelty to an animal charge after what police say was a deadly attack on a great white heron. Laurie Pardee, 671 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, was arrested June 16 after allegedly shooting the heron with a .22 caliber handgun from his porch. According to police, Pardee shot […]

First ‘Top Notch’ deadline July 6 for cover spot

If you’ve got a great snapshot, we’ve got a contest you could win. The Islander Top Notch photo contest will begin publishing weekly winning photos July 11. Six weekly winning pictures will be featured on the cover of The Islander, and one photo will be a grand prize winner of $100 cash prize from The […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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