Tag Archives: 01-19-2011

AME dash draws 253 runners

The first-place runner Jonathan Hufty of Bradenton crosses the finish line at the Dolphin Dash 5k run.

The Anna Maria Elementary School’s fifth annual Dolphin Dash drew its largest number of runners ever with 253 participating in the Jan. 15 school fundraising event. Race organizer Becky Walter said a large number of students, alumni and teachers participated …

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Public option parking under discussion

Anna Maria residents should brace for more meetings with Pine Avenue parking as the main topic of discussion. City commissioners at their Jan. 13 meeting appeared ready to move closer to a solution. They informally agreed 3-2 to move forward …

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Anna Maria lawsuits awaiting answers

Numerous lawsuits, legal actions and official complaints filed against the City of Anna Maria remain in the courts awaiting rulings. Hearings in one legal case were scheduled for Dec. 21 and Dec. 22. Nally vs. City of Anna Maria A …

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100-year pier celebration coming together

With four months left until the Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration, celebration committee chair Sissy Quinn had a number of concerns alleviated at the committee’s Jan. 10 meeting. Two concerns were laid to rest when Sandbar Restaurant owner Ed …

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Bling and boosters

The Anna Maria Island Privateers are working to raise at least $40,000 for charitable work in 2011, which is the nonprofit’s 40th year. To reach that goal, AMIP is seeking sponsors for its events, including the thieves markets at Coquina …

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Anchorage plans include yacht club

Boaters are proposing a yacht club to help oversee Bradenton Beach’s anchorage field south of the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Meanwhile, city officials continue to meet with boaters, county officials and U.S. Coast Guard representatives as they prepare for stepped …

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State may change status for species

A snowy egret on Gulf shore in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

Florida may remove the “threatened status” for several birds seen on Anna Maria Island. There are 21 birds on Florida’s list of most vulnerable species. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission appointed a task force to review information and …

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Road closure planned

The Holmes Beach Police Department announced the closure of a section of Marina Drive from Thursday, Jan. 20, through the weekend. HBPD Lt. Dale Stephenson said Marina from 67th Street to 68th Street will be closed, probably until Monday, Jan. …

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HB man arrested for panty theft

Kendler

A 62-year-old Holmes Beach man is facing a burglary charge for allegedly stealing underwear from a neighboring home. Law enforcement officers, executing a warrant Jan. 10, searched Ernest A. Kendler’s residence and found two pairs of women’s panties identified as …

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Island police blotter – 01-19-2011

Anna Maria • No new reports. Bradenton Beach • Jan. 10, 600 block of Gulf Drive North, habitual driving on suspended license. A Bradenton Beach Police Department arrested a Bradenton man seen driving at a high rate of speeding and …

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