Tag Archives: 01-02-2013

Rare birds arrive to AMI

The razorbills rare visit to Anna Maria is captured by AMI Outfitters owner/photographer Steve Traves.

There’s an estimated 500,000-700,000 razorbill breeding pairs in the world, but a Florida sighting of the penguin-looking sea bird is rare. Razorbills made an appearance at the Anna Maria City Pier beginning around Dec. 21. The razorbill looks a lot …

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New year terns 2013

Happy New Year from Joe Bird’s Astheworld Terns and everyone at The Islander newspaper.

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BB to clear last hurdle for gateway beautification

A sign welcomes visitors to Bradenton Beach at the intersection of Gulf Drive and Cortez Road, one of three gateways into the city, as well as onto a Florida Scenic Highway, but the area is not much to look at — for now. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Beautification plans for the city’s gateway at Cortez Road and Gulf Drive may soon be finalized, if one last hurdle is cleared, according to email communications from Bradenton Beach Commissioner Gay Breuler, Visitors entering the city from Cortez Road are …

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Holmes Beach building permits flood city, break record

Behind stacks of plans and applications, Holmes Beach building clerk Susan Lonzo works to control the influx of permits and other requests in the city’s building department Dec. 26, the last day to submit plans under the expected retroactive building moratorium.

The city of Holmes Beach issued the most building permits in its 62-year history as contractor applications flooded the city’s building department to meet a Dec. 26 deadline of a planned moratorium.         As the city commission, its planner and …

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HB mayor to look locally for permanent police chief

Interim Chief Dale Stephenson

Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti announced Dec. 26 he had switched from his prior plan to conduct a statewide search to a closer-to-home search for a permanent police chief for the department now headed by interim Chief Dale Stephenson.     …

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Center announces cornhole league

The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, is launching a cornhole league beginning this month. Cornhole is the trendy old name for the old-fashioned lawn game in which points are earned for tossing bags of corn …

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Island police blotter – 01-02-2013

Anna Maria • Dec. 18, 100 block of Crescent Drive, suspicious incident. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a possible burglary attempt. Upon arriving to the scene, he observed no suspicious activity. He made contact with the complainant, …

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Island real estate transactions – 01-02-2013

212 52nd St., Unit 6, Villas of Holmes Beach, Holmes Beach, a 2,656 sfla / 3,898 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car bayview condo with shared pool built in 2006 was sold 12/07/12, Odom to Schlossberg for $625,000; list $730,000. 310 66th St., Holmes …

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Sports – 01-02-2013

Mickey Hooke set 55 running records last year while competing in 37 races in 25 cities across Florida. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Kathy Johnson

Hooke runs to top of The Islander’s 2012 sports   Another year of Island sports is done, which results in the ranking of the top sports stories. It’s enjoyable to look back at all of the great sports moments reported …

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Calendar – 01-02-2013

Wednesday, Jan. 2 1 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meet with local author Diane Robertson, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-928-5302.   Thursday, Jan. 3 5-7 p.m. — Thursdays, Thirsty Thursdays specials and activities, Bridge Street, Bradenton …

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