The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010

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Flu shots widely available

Flu shots have become widely available — and as easy to get as stepping up to the counter at the local drug store. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months old and older should …

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Aubry sworn in as Anna Maria commissioner

Gene Aubry takes the oath of office for Anna Maria commissioner at 9 a.m. Sept. 22, two days after the certification of the Sept. 7 election that recalled Harry Stoltzfus from the office in a 362-331 vote. Aubry will serve the 13-plus months remaining in Stoltzfus’ two-year term that began in November 2009. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Gene Aubry was sworn in as Anna Maria’s newest commissioner at 9 a.m. Sept. 22. Aubry won the Sept. 7 recall election by a 363-333 vote to fill the remainder of Harry Stoltzfus’ two-year term, which began when Stoltzfus was …

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Deadline looming for Stoltzfus response

Harry Stoltzfus, recalled from the office of commissioner in Anna Maria, has until Oct. 1 to file a response with the 2nd District Court of Appeal regarding its Sept. 16 decision that asked him to show cause why his appeal …

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Lower city tax rate set for Anna Maria homeowners

Homeowners in Anna Maria may have reason to celebrate a little when they receive their 2010-11 property tax bill from the Manatee County Tax Collectors Office. Commissioners at their Sept. 22 final hearing on the 2010-11 budget unanimously voted to …

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Drug take-back a success

Prescription drugs collected at the Holmes Beach Police Department Sept. 25 almost filled this 3-foot tall bin.

The Holmes Beach Police Department last week collaborated with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on the National Take-Back Initiative. HBPD’s Lt. Dale Stephenson said the take-back went better than he expected, with about 20 people going to HBPD Sept. 25 …

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Holmes Beach to honor ‘Ms. Duffy’

Patricia A. Geyer

The Holmes Beach City Commission on Oct. 5 will name and dedicate the Holmes Beach city commission chambers in honor of Patricia A. Geyer. There will be a meet-and-greet at 8:30 a.m., followed by a dedication at 9 a.m. at …

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‘Medium chance’ of tropical cyclone

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico this week and advising that there “is a medium chance” — 30 percent — of a tropical cyclone developing. The next system name would be Nicole. The NHC …

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Mechanical troubles sideline trolleys

Clang, clink, clunk went the trolleys. So riders likely will see more substitute buses being employed in the fare-free trolley service on Anna Maria Island. And maybe in a year, riders might see new trolleys in service on the Island, …

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Sunshine concern raised over dinner meeting

A Save Anna Maria officer is questioning whether Manatee County Commissioners Carol Whitmore and John Chappie violated Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Law at a Beach Bistro gathering Sept. 15. County Commissioner Joe McClash also raised concerns about the dinner meeting and questioned …

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