Holmes Beach tree house declared ‘in violation’

hts the erosion control line in pink while a shaded red circle represents what the city alleges is an illegal tree house at Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Mark Young

“We’ve gone through hell for this long. Please, let us have it and stop this nonsense,” said an emotional Lynn Tran of her tree house at a July 30 Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board hearing. The hearing was held to …

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Protestors gather ahead of Long Bar Aug. 6 hearing

Ed Goff, right, of Save Our Shores, holds a packet containing 1,000 signatures opposing revised development plans for Long Bar Pointe during an Aug. 1 protest at the Manatee County Administration Building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Members of Save Our Manatee Coastline, Bay Life Preservers, ManaSota-88 and Save Our Shores gathered Aug. 1 at the Manatee County Administration Building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, to voice opposition to Long Bar Pointe, the proposed development on Sarasota …

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Holmes Beach readies to resume Mainsail mediation

Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti announced that mediation efforts between the city and the Mainsail development team will continue at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The announcement comes after a contentious July …

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Shark on the menu

It’s shark week on the Discovery cable channel this week. Fitting for the frenzy of shark programming, area fishing guide Capt. Chris Galati helped guide contractor Frank Agnelli and his crew Aug. 4 to an encounter with a bull shark. …

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AM-HB police consolidation cuts AM cost, coverage

A proposal by Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti to have the Holmes Beach Police Department assume law enforcement responsibilities for Anna Maria would lower Anna Maria’s annual budget by $150,000 for the contract’s first year. At the same time, police …

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Challengers line up for Bradenton Beach election

Bradenton Beach voters will witness the first contested city election since then-political newcomer Commissioner Jan Vosburgh defeated Michael Harrington in 2010. Former Commissioner Bill Shearon announced his candidacy for mayor in May and incumbent Mayor John Shaughnessy confirmed July 22 …

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Opposition continues to LBK groin project

Former Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash is continuing his call for an administrative hearing on Longboat Key’s plan to build three groins extending into the pass from Beer Can Island, or Greer Island as it also is known, on the …

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Sports – 08-07-2013

Mickey Hooke pushes hard the final 100 feet to a record-setting finish at Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy Albert Wieringa

Hooke runs up another record   Mickey Hooke, 52, of Bradenton, a former islander who remains on the staff at Galati Marine in Anna Maria, recently competed in two races in the Premier Beach Race Series in Pinellas County. The …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Aug. 07, 2013

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Top Notch grand prize

Terry Martsolf of Seminole wins the grand prize in The Islander’s annual Top Notch photo contest with her image of brown pelicans playing follow the leader in Holmes Beach. Martsolf wins $100 from the newspaper and a bevy of gifts …

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