Category Archives: 10-17-2012

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 Morris, 25, found dead in a Bradenton Beach BridgeWalk Resort motel room on New Year’s […]

Island prepares for music festival — Bayfest

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 president Mary Ann Brockman. “It’s a place to have some good honest fun.”         Like […]

Charter could bind Selby to mayor’s seat

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 November 2013 election because voters must approve any change to the charter. The quandary is […]

County to BB: Coquina ‘vendor now meets requirements’

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 after months of renovations, but a request from the cafe’s operator, United Parks Service, to […]

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 as the defendant.         At the Oct. 9 city commission meeting, attended by more than […]

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

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 in May asking the court to declare as public a portion of the street adjacent […]

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 — but the measure still needs to be approved on final reading, which is expected […]

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 E, according to a probable cause affidavit. The witness told Holmes Beach police that he […]

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 the report. • Sept. 24, 500 block of Spring Avenue, criminal mischief. A complainant reported […]

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 West Coast Air Conditioning sits at 1-3-1. Steam Designs continues to chase the elusive perfect […]