Tag Archives: 01-15-2014

Runners turn out to for dolphin dash

The Anna Maria Elementary School campus was crowded Jan. 11 at 8 a.m., but school wasn’t in session on Saturday morning. Runners were taking their mark for the annual Dolphin Dash benefiting the elementary school. According to event supervisor Jesse …

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Foul weather again disappoints, slows beach builders

Some beach renourishment activity took place near 66th Street in Holmes Beach Jan. 7, despite high winds, rough surf and cold temperatures.

Cold, windy, choppy conditions sometimes disappoint boaters and beachgoers in the winter months. In a bit of an understatement, Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources director Charlie Hunsicker said weather was slowing the beach renourishment project. Avoiding the strong northerly …

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Attorney: ‘Ship has sailed’ to halt BB cell tower

Florida Tower Partners representative Kevin Barile, attorney Mary Solik and CEO of Alpha Omega Communications Jimmy Eatrides discuss strategy at a cell tower presentation in an attempt to alleviate citizen concerns. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Talking is out. The cell tower is in. Since January 2012, the city of Bradenton Beach has hosted multiple public meetings on the construction of a cell tower. Public meetings, planning and zoning board hearings, presentations and city commission discussions …

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Developers submit fractured Long Bar Pointe site plan

Sometimes in a football game, things may not be going so well on downs and the offense is forced to punt — a maneuver to get out of a sticky situation. Long Bar Pointe developers, who lost their attempt in …

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Weather interferes with Rod & Reel repairs

Rod & Reel Pier and Restaurant manager Dave Cochran, with back to camera, talks with a worker from Bimini Bay Construction about repairs to the restaurant that has been closed since a Sept. 30 fire. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

High winds and cold temperatures recently delayed not just beach renourishment efforts, but repairs to the Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, said manager Dave Cochran. The Rod & Reel has been closed since a Sept. …

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AME runners make a dash

Participants in the 1-mile fun run start off strong following the whistle marking the beginning of the race. Click here for more Pics

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Fishing – 01-15-2014

Capt. Mike Kasten of the Miss Anna Maria charter boat shows off a 70-pound cobia caught about 40 miles offshore of Anna Maria Island Dec. 10. Islander Courtesy Photo

Pick your days, dodge cold fronts for prosperous fishing   As we settle into January, you’ll see that fishing between the cold fronts can be prosperous. With an average water temp in the mid 60s for January, our water has …

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Real Estate – 01-15-2014

95 52nd St., Holmes Beach, a 2,988 sfla / 4,721 sfur 3bed/3½bath/2car Gulffront home built in 2003 on a 90×140 lot was sold 12/19/13, Kreps to Swanson for $3,100,000; list $3,250,000. 4410 Second Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,942 sfla / …

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Obituaries – 01-15-2014

Rosemary S. Center Rosemary S. Center, 86, died Jan. 6. She was born in Chicago and moved to Anna Maria Island in 1979 from Los Angeles. She was married 61 years to the late Charles E. Center. A memorial service …

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Sports – 01-15-2014

A young Beach Bistro Buccaneer player shows off his team colors Jan. 11 during Spirit Day, kicking off the NFL youth flag football league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photos: Courtesy AMICC

Winter sports take over fields, gym at AM center   It was a busy week of winter sports for kids and adult players at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The outdoor fields came alive for the kick off of …

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