Library to reopen with ceremony

The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will open to the public after a 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, ribbon-cutting ceremony. On hand to celebrate will be members of the Manatee County Board of Commissioners, the Friends of the Library, staff and vendors. The library underwent a $230,000 remodel project this summer. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell

Director of Manatee County Neighborhood Services Cheri Coryea last week sent out some 100 invitations for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, to celebrate the reopening of the Island Branch Library — and county commissioners have all …

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Fired Holmes Beach building inspector moves on

Holmes Beach building inspector Bob Shaffer was fired last month, but he’s back at work as president of a commercial and residential service company.         The Florida Secretary of State Division of Business Services lists Shaffer’s company as MyRepairServices Inc., …

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Holmes Beach planner says newer homes ‘out of character’

Asked by Holmes Beach city commissioners in August to begin a comprehensive study to support future possible living- area-to-lot-size restrictions, the city’s contracted planner, Bill Brisson — senior planner with LaRue Planning & Management Services — reported Sept. 25 that …

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Holmes Beach to dedicate tree to planner

The city of Holmes Beach will dedicate a tree and bench in honor of the late Michael Snyder, a former planning commission member, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Third and Manatee Avenues.         City officials, wife Melissa Snyder, …

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Sheriff’s office investigates lewd acts in preserve

Four cases of lewd acts in Robinson Preserve, 9900 block of 17th Avenue West, Bradenton, are being investigated by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, according to a press release from Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube. According to Steube, a man …

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Sports – 10-10-2012

Chamber bragging rights Val Cablish, Homer Cablish, David Berube and Jim Gentile of CC&B Marketing each won a $150 gift certificate to the Beach Bistro for their first place win in the Sept. 21 Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce golf tournament played at Bradenton Country Club. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMICofC

Youth, adult soccer, MLB connection, horseshoes   Youth soccer continues at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, with games played nightly Monday-Friday — a good way to enjoy the cooler evening weather. There’s a good …

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Fishing – 10-10-2012

Kevin Overstreet of Tampa and friends enjoyed a day fishing with captains Mike Kasten and Chris Galati of the Galati fishing team on the Miss Anna Maria. Galati said they noted the kingfish are here, as they hooked up with gag grouper and mango snappers to 9 pounds in the Gulf of Mexico waters. Islander Photo: Courtesy Chris Galati

Fishing peaks with more common, cooler weather   As fall shifts into forward, fishing around Anna Maria Island doesn’t cool off, it gets hotter — and the weather brings a variety of species to target. Local fishing is ready to …

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Islander Calendar – 10-10-2012

Friday, Oct. 12         • 5 p.m. — Oktoberfest Quilters Bazaar, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813. • 5:30 p.m. — Oktoberfest, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.   Saturday, …

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Obituaries – 10-10-2012

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