Tag Archives: 02-19-2014

Internationally known highwire act to perform at chamber’s Cityfest

Fans of all ages, introducing the one and only Flying Wallendas in their first-ever performance on a high wire on Anna Maria Island. The group will be performing its famous highwire act for the first time at Cityfest in Holmes …

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Paul Roat, Islander editor-photographer dies

Paul Roat at the beach in the late 1970s.

Paul M. Roat, 56, a longtime area newsman of Sarasota and formerly of Bradenton Beach, died Saturday, Feb. 15. He was a lifelong resident of the area who served as a valued source of historical perspective during his tenure as …

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New sign ordinance confuses some AM business owners

Menu signs such as this one at Rudy’s, 9806 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, are allowed, building official Bob Welch said.

Anna Maria’s newest sign ordinance, passed Jan. 9, says A-frame signs may no longer be displayed at businesses. “The owners get one sign for their business, but it can’t be an A-frame sign,” said city building official Bob Welch. A …

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Bradenton Beach channel dredging inches closer to reality

A long-awaited channel-dredging project, extending south from the Cortez Bridge along the coastline of Sarasota Bay in Bradenton Beach, could become a reality. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Dredging the channel along the Sarasota Bay coastline of Bradenton Beach is a subject that comes up every few months with not a lot of solid news, other than the project will eventually happen. For residents with docks that jut …

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HBPD chief fights ‘possible loss of information, life’

Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer told commissioners Feb. 11 that changing his department’s dispatch service to a central dispatch system could cause critical delays in dispatch time, resulting in “possible loss of information and life.” Tokajer presented Mayor Carmel …

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String of lies lands man in jail

A U.S. Coast Guard patrol on board their vessel observed a boat cruising in Sarasota Bay Feb. 8 near the 2000 block of Gulf Drive South in Bradenton Beach. The boat was operating without navigational lights and was stopped. Coast …

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Sex offender lists Cortez Bridge for address

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has listed convicted sex offender as a “transient (boater) offshore by the Cortez Bridge.” According to the FDLE website, the offender, 53, was found guilty in 1989 in Ohio of attempted statutory rape. He …

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Calendar – 02-19-2014

Wednesday, Feb. 19 10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Coquina Beach Arts and Crafts Fest, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Also takes place Thursday, Feb. 20. Information: 352-344-0657. Noon: Anna Maria Garden Club meeting, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. …

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Real Estate – 02-19-2014

203 Spruce Ave., Anna Maria, a 696 sfla / 832 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1952 on a 63×138 lot was sold 01/22/14, Spahn to Stern for $1,450,000; list $1,495,000. 214 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 3,189 sfla / 4,647 …

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Internationally known highwire act to perform at chamber’s Cityfest

The Flying Wallendas

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