Tag Archives: 01-12-2011

Hurricane season fizzles to an end

A slow hurricane season that produces well under the predicted number and severity of storms is a reason to celebrate, but even the most experienced Floridians can sometimes get complacent when living in an area that is lucky enough to …

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Siege and celebration

Siege and celebration Anna Maria Island Privateers find Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby hiding under the desk in his city hall office Jan. 3. The mayor was taken hostage until the city and its citizens met a series of demands …

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2nd suit challenges PAR plan

Anna Maria residents Robert and Nicola Hunt filed a lawsuit Dec. 17 in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court seeking to overturn the city’s approval of a Pine Avenue Restoration LLC site plan for 308 Pine Ave. PAR is a company …

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2011 to bring sand to Coquina Beach

Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie said sand renourishment will take place at Coquina Beach in 2011, where beachgoers, lifeguards and turtle watch volunteers have witnessed serious erosion in recent years. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

A major waterfront project in Bradenton Beach is nearing completion and another major project will begin later this year in the city. Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie conveyed to Bradenton Beach city commissioners Jan. 6 that the marine rescue headquarters …

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Bradenton Beach sex offender leaves town

A convicted sex offender lived in Bradenton Beach for more than three years has moved off Anna Maria Island. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement website reported the convicted sex offender had lived in the 100 block of Ninth Street …

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Police nab 2 burglary suspects

Bozarth

Watchful neighbors noticed a ladder against a duplex Jan. 5 and triggered a law enforcement response that resulted in the arrest of two alleged burglars. Shawn David Bozarth, 22, identified as homeless, and Ian Michael Beck, 21, of Bradenton, face …

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BBPD wants ‘blown-kiss’ case in U.S. court

The Bradenton Beach Police Department and Chief Sam Speciale filed notice Jan. 4 seeking to move a complaint against the department from local court to U.S. district court. The suit, filed by a Tampa attorney over an incident at Coquina …

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Waterfront perch

A bald eagle perches on a dock near Sunrise Lane in Holmes Beach. The bird of prey — and the national symbol — was once facing extinction, but is no longer on the endangered or threatened species lists and can …

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Sports – 01-12-2011

Football action returns to Center roster NFL Flag Football is back in action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center and it’s the biggest sports season ever. There are more than 250 participants on 33 teams in five age divisions …

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Island real estate transactions – 01-12-2011

408 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 3,884 sfla / 5,151 sfla 5bed/4bath/2car duplex with pool built in 2002 on a 104×145 lot was sold 12/10/10, Pelham to Rozdolsky for $1,150,000; list $1,499,000. 510 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 1,136 …

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