The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010

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Super-Sandtastic

Team Sandtastic works on a super-sized sand sculpture in Bradenton Beach on the south side of the BeachHouse Restaurant. The project, an annual tradition and part of Keep Manatee Beautiful’s Sandblast celebration, began Nov. 17 and took three days to …

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KMB holds ‘blast on beach

Kids with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee County compete in Sandblast 2010.

Bradenton Beach hosted an outdoor gallery Nov. 20 with the arrival of Sandblast 2010, the annual sand-sculpture contest organized by Keep Manatee Beautiful. The BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, served as the main sponsor of the event, which …

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Friday attorney ordered to pay Walker

A state administrative law judge has ruled that an attorney representing Richard Friday of Anna Maria must pay Steven Walker $2,000. Friday and Walker are adjacent property owners near Anna Maria’s Park Avenue beach access and both have legal actions …

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Court denies Stoltzfus delay

The Florida 2nd District Court of Appeal Nov. 19 denied a motion by ex-Anna Maria Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus requesting more time to file a brief in his appeal to the DCA. The brief would be a response to the DCA’s …

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Discovery viewers to discover AMI

Discovery Channel viewers will discover Anna Maria Island in February. A crew filmed at a number of Anna Maria Island locations earlier this month, including retailers on Bradenton Beach’s Bridge Street. The crew turned its cameras on the Bridge Street …

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Official oath

Islander Photos: Lisa Neff

Bob Bartelt, Janet Vosburgh and Ed Straight take their oaths of office from city clerk Nora Idso Nov. 15 at city hall. On Nov. 2, Straight and incumbent Vosburgh were elected to the city commission and incumbent Bartelt was elected …

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County taxes discounted until Dec. 8

The Manatee County Tax Collector’s Office this month mailed 157,634 annual tax bills and notices to property owners. The office is encouraging property owners who did not receive tax bills to print a copy from www.taxcollector.com. Taypayers also can make …

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Water, sewer rates to rise

Manatee County water customers will see rates rise with the arrival of the new year. The county board of commissioners, meeting Nov. 9 in Bradenton, raised the water and sewer rates effective Jan. 15, 2011. “We can’t do business without …

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HB officeholders take oaths

Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger, center, with Commissioners Sandy Haas-Martens and John Monetti. The three officeholders took their oaths Nov. 15. They were re-elected to two-year terms Nov. 2. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff

Newly elected but incumbent city officers Rich Bohnenberger, Sandy Haas-Martens and John Monetti took their oaths of office Nov. 15. The early morning session at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, was followed by a brief organizational meeting. Bohnenberger …

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