Tag Archives: 01-25-2012

Bradenton Beach celebrates Florida Arbor Day

Bradenton Beach, Florida Forest Service and Keep Manatee Beautiful officials, as well as local business owners help plant a pair of Spanish Stoppers outside of the U.S. Post Office on Bridge Street. The trees were planted to celebrate Florida Arbor Day.

Arbor Day will be 140 years old when it is celebrated nationally April 27, but communities across the country celebrate the day at different times of the year. Jan. 20 was Florida Arbor Day and Anna Maria Island communities celebrated …

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Gatehouse gets BB Ward 3 seat

The Bradenton Beach commission is now a full, five-member board, following a 3-1 vote to appoint Richard Gatehouse as the Ward 3 commissioner at the Jan. 19 city commission meeting. Gatehouse’s nomination stalled at the Jan. 12 commission meeting when …

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City hears bark, bark, bark of dog owners

J.D. and Reece, owned by Socko Pearson and Renee Ferguson, get acquainted at Birdie Tebbetts Field. Islander Photo: Caroline Sparks

He claimed he was a lawyer from Illinois, and he had come to practice baseball with his son. He told some 30 people with animals at the field to leave. And they left. Holmes Beach resident and dog park user …

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Center board talks cell tower, finances, ‘Affaire’

The Anna Maria Island Community Center board agreed at its Jan. 16 meeting it is ready to move forward on a cell tower for the center. Board members voted to execute a contract, with a so-far-undisclosed developer, and hope to …

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HB fisher serves jail time, appeals conviction

John Yates, right, and friend, Luther Sasser, commercial fishermen, at Star Fish Company next to the dock at A.P. Bell Fish House in Cortez, talk about the case that has led Yates from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico to a federal courtroom.

John L. Yates, 60, a Holmes Beach commercial fisherman working out of Cortez, was released from jail Jan. 4. Yates served 30 days following a federal jury trial, judgment and sentencing on charges that he destroyed fish in an effort …

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BSM agrees to sponsor HB concert — after the fact

The first in what is planned as monthly festivals at the Holmes Beach city field will likely be sponsored by a Bradenton Beach merchants group after all. As of press time, the Jan. 27 event is pending a state liquor …

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Island roadwatch, Jan. 25-Feb. 1

A Florida Department of Transportation restriction on over-size vehicles using the Longboat Pass Bridge/State Road 789 remains. DOT officials expect the ban to last for several months. Due to construction on the bridge, the contractor reduced the width of the …

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Landmark Island ‘anvil’ to close May 1

The exterior of the Sterling Anvil jewelry store, 5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, has a small notice posted on the front door stating it will cease business May 1. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

The Sterling Anvil jewelry store at 5508 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach is probably the Island’s oldest jewelry store, having opened its doors in 1971. It’s also quite likely that during the past 40 years, owners Mary Norman and Roxanne …

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Island police blotter – 01-25-2012

Anna Maria • Jan. 10, 400 block of Pine Avenue, information. A complainant asked deputies to evict a person from a duplex. The woman residing at the unit claimed she was there at the invitation of the property owner. • …

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Sports – 01-25-2012

Paul Kammerlen, Pam Alvord and Eunice and Tom Warda took first place in the Jan. 20 coed scramble golf match at the Key Royale Club, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Ed Havlik

Hole-in-one for Holcomb at KRC, football continues   It was a busy week at the Key Royale Club with the regular weekly golf matches and the ongoing matches leading to the men’s championship. The club celebrated Jon Holcomb’s hole-in-one on …

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