Islander salutes veterans, military service

An estimated 125 people attended the eighth annual Islander Veterans Tribute Nov. 11 outdoors at Holmes Beach City Hall. By the end, there was hardly a dry eye in the crowd. The ceremony honored all veterans, particularly those who have …

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Islander Veterans Tribute

Military veterans gathered at Holmes Beach City Hall Nov. 11, for the annual Veteran’s Day celebration, sponsored by The Islander and the city of Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Mark Young Veterans visit with one another prior to the Nov. 11 …

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Symphony captures audience at Coquina Beach

A joint effort of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and Manatee County government, Symphony in the Sand, featuring the Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra, took place at Coquina Beach …

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Peelen retains city-appointed counsel in lawsuit

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Attorney Jay Daigneault of Dunedin said he is still the attorney for Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen as the defendant in a civil suit brought against her by John Agnelli. Daigneault was retained by the Florida League of Cities to …

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BB commissioners finalize pier restaurant deal

In one of the final actions for Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy and Commissioners Ric Gatehouse and Gay Breuler Nov. 7, a new concessionaire for the Historic Bridge Street Pier was finalized. While the chosen operators have had the support …

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Bradenton Beach officials say ‘farewell’ from dais

Bradenton Beach Commissioner Gay Breuler smiles at a packed gallery during the Nov. 7 city commission meeting, her final meeting as commissioner. Breuler decided not to run for re-election after recently getting married. Islander Photos: Mark Young

An old Irish blessing says, “A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.” Perhaps its a fitting farewell for Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy, who presided over his final city …

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Beach renourishment update due Nov. 14

Manatee County Director of Natural Resources Charlie Hunsicker will update Anna Maria commissioners at their Nov. 14 meeting on the start of the 2014 beach renourishment project. Renourishment will start at the 79th Street beach in Holmes Beach and move …

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Chamber inducts new board

At the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Nov. 4 at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach, winners of the 2013 chamber awards for business success were announced. Winners are Darrin and Dawn Wash, left, of Wash Construction Medium Business of the Year; Joe and Petra Praetor of Just 4 Fun, Small Business of the Year; and Stewart Moon Jr. and Trudy Moon of Air & Energy, Large Business of the Year. Islander Photo: Dara Caudill

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce inducted new board members and officers at its annual awards dinner Nov. 4 at the Key Royale Club, Holmes Beach. Larry Chatt is the incoming chair of the board, while Karen LaPensee is …

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Rare Holmes Beach election recount takes place at SOE

Manatee County Deputy Supervisor of Elections Scott Farrington, left, explains the ballot recount procedures to Holmes Beach election canvassing board members, from left, Jaynie Christianson, Stacey Johnston and Lori Hill. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

was the first time any of the voters and candidates asked could recall a recount in an island election, but the Nov. 5 count in Holmes Beach was too close to call. At the end of the day, incumbent Commissioner …

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Obituaries – 11-13-2013

Lucille Ann Machak Lucille Ann Machak, 80, of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 2. She was born April 25, 1933, in Cleveland. Lucille was a dental assistant for eight years. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home of Bradenton is in charge of arrangements. Services …

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