FDLE releases recommendations in Morris case

Kelly Osborn said her long journey isn’t over, but she has found some sense of peace after an Oct. 12 meeting with Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale. Osborn is the mother of Sheena …

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Island prepares for music festival — Bayfest

Anna Maria Island Chamber president Mary Ann Brockman holds up this year’s Bayfest brochure at chamber headquarters, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, where she is planning the Oct. 19-20 event in Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will soon see its festival organizing come to fruition in the free annual music, food, arts and crafts extravaganza called Bayfest — now in its 12th year.         “Bayfest is Bayfest,” said chamber …

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Charter could bind Selby to mayor’s seat

Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby, left, and city attorney Jim Dye look over charter language that may require Selby continue as mayor after the Nov. 6 election, although he chose not to run. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Anna Maria’s charter review committee is in a quandary. In fact, the entire structure of the city’s election system might be in a quandary, according to committee chair Howard Payne. And there’s no way to fix the problem until the …

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County to BB: Coquina ‘vendor now meets requirements’

Support continues for the Coquina Beach concession stand to serve beer and wine, according to the county. Islander Photo: Mark Young

The selling of beer and wine at the Coquina Beach Park Cafe took another step forward with a letter from Manatee County Parks and Recreation director Cindy Turner to Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy. The concession stand reopened in May …

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Contractor sues Peelen, calls for resignation

On the same day general contractor John Agnelli confronted Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen at a city meeting about statements she’d made in a recent newsletter, he filed a libel suit in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court. He named Peelen …

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Court to hear motions in HB v. BB 27th Street dispute

Utility lines were replaced and a new fence with gated entries was installed on the 27th Street right of way — the boundary between Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach at the Sandpiper mobile home park last winter. Sandpiper uses the right of way for overflow parking. Park residents hoped the gated entries would keep people from trespassing in the private park. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell:

The 12th Judicial Circuit Court is set to hear several motions next week — one on behalf of each party — in the ongoing litigation over the ownership of 27th Street in Bradenton Beach.         Holmes Beach filed a lawsuit …

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Holmes Beach commissioners dive into pool, parking changes

Holmes Beach City commissioners voted unanimously Oct. 9 to approve the first reading of amendments to the land development code affecting residential districts — one relating to pools and another on parking. Commissioners decided to implement the rules Nov. 1 …

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Holmes Beach man arrested on burglary charge

A 47-year-old Holmes Beach man faces two felony charges after being arrested Oct. 6 for allegedly burglarizing a vehicle. Roger Cliburn of 2710 Avenue C was seen by a witness breaking into a car in the 2900 block of Avenue …

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Island police blotter – 10-17-2012

Anna Maria • Oct. 2, 200 block of South Bay Boulevard, burglary. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy reported no signs of forced entry after responding to a burglary complaint. The complainant noted missing items, which were not listed in …

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Sports – 10-17-2012

As fall weather arrives, AMI sports thrive   The youth soccer league saw another great week of action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Edgewater Realty is taking control of the two-team 14-17 division with a 3-1-1 record, while …

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