Tag Archives: 02-05-2014

Dredge fence moved, confrontation smoothed

Lynn Tran, owner of Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., Holmes Beach, and a controversial tree house on the beachfront, confronts beachwalkers. The Moser family of Sarasota is ordered by Tran off a walking path — an area Tran claimed she owned along with some newly planted sea oats — at the same time dredge workers were relocating the orange fence to allow passage at Angelinos. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

A frustrated beachwalker called the newspaper Feb. 1. An annoyed tree house owner called foul. The parents of three young children called it appalling. Law enforcement called it off, while the dredge workers created a compromise. The Holmes Beach Police …

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Great Lakes Dredge may halt or renegotiate renourishment

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock beach renourishment workers and their accompanying equipment reach 28th Street in Holmes Beach Jan. 31 on their march south to Fifth Street South in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Change has to be expected when dealing with shifting sands on the beach. Plans in the past week for the Anna Maria Island beach renourishment project were shifting just like the sandy shore. Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources director …

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Homestead numbers decline slightly, not rapidly as thought

Was Anna Maria Island founded on tourism? Or is it a residential paradise? A popular belief among some island residents is property owners — particularly longtime residents — are selling their homesteads to investors and leaving the island. And developers …

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Cortez Bridge $10m rehab, 10-year lifeline to start in April

The Florida Department of Transportation will commence a $10 million maintenance project on the Cortez Bridge in April to keep the bridge that links Bradenton Beach at the south end of Anna Maria Island to Cortez and the mainland functional for another 10 years. Islander Photo: Jack Elka

The Florida Department of Transportation said it will hold a meeting this spring to update people on the status of its project development and engineering study for the Cortez Bridge. The DOT has not set a date for the meeting. …

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City reviews agreement, Mainsail Lodge loses wind, again

Holmes Beach city commissioners agreed to postpone a vote on a settlement agreement for the Mainsail Lodge project at their Jan. 28 meeting. The commissioners wanted to wait until the West Manatee Fire Rescue District could review the plans to …

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Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend

A 20-year-old woman faces a felony aggravated battery charge after allegedly stabbing her 60-year-old boyfriend multiple times in the stomach with two steak knives. The Colorado couple was staying in the 100 block of 73rd Street when the victim allegedly …

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Pill under seat leads to felony charge

A 22-year-old Holmes Beach man faces a felony possession charge after a Jan. 28 traffic stop in the 2300 block of 11th Street West, in Bradenton. A Bradenton Police Department officer observed Brandon Gengler of Holmes Beach driving in the …

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HB man faces felony charge for vehicle burglary

A 25-year-old Holmes Beach man remained in custody after allegedly burglarizing a vehicle Jan. 28. A Bradenton Beach woman in the 2500 block of Avenue B heard the sound of a car door closing in the vicinity of her driveway, …

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Islander team addition

Merab-Michal Favorite

Meet the newest member of The Islander team: Merab-Michal Favorite. A native of Snead Island — on the north side of the Manatee River — Favorite is an author and fifth-generation Manatee County native with a passion for local history …

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Sports – 02-05-2014

Playing Jan. 25 for the Bark & Company Realty Ravens in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League, Leo Tilelli breaks up a pass play intended for Sandbar Colts receiver Michael Latimer. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Flag football continues   It was another busy week of NFL flag football action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. There were no big moves in the league standings, though the ranks of the undefeated started thinning. Beach Bistro …

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