Tag Archives: 02-23-2011

Bridge bumper

A rear-end collision that resulted in an SUV jumping the curb onto the sidewalk at about 5:45 p.m. Sunday on the Anna Maria Island Bridge caused traffic to back up in all directions for more than 2 1/2 hours. There …

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Cortez fish

A sea of folks focused on seafood, sunshine, music and crafts at the weekend Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, all wrapped this year around the FISH Preserve, Florida Maritime Museum and the Banyas’ commercial property. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy A handpainted …

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City plans to replace pier in 2 years

City officials are preparing for a major renovation of the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

When engineers examined the Historic Bridge Street Pier several years ago, they informed city officials that the structure east of the restaurant must be replaced within five years. The clock has tick-tocked through three years already, Bradenton Beach city commissioners …

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Committee readies for pier celebration

Planning for the May 13-14 Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration is on schedule, with the pier committee now meeting twice monthly until the event. After hearing reports of the planned activities at the committee’s Feb. 14 meeting, committee chair …

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Beach renourishment to begin

Coquina Beach, much narrower than it was just last year, is due for sand renourishment this spring. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

A countdown is under way for Coquina Beach, where a county-directed project to add sand to the shoreline will begin March 1. Manatee County natural resources director Charlie Hunsicker briefed Bradenton Beach commissioners Feb. 17 on the renourishment project. He …

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Islanders ‘howl’ along with Sales’ music

Mike Sales CD cover is designed by Emerson Quillin.

Nashville was where Mike Sales thought he would find his musical groove when he struck out on his own after touring for six years with his cover band, Crashparty. While he didn’t burn up the town with his musical talent, …

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Island wedding festival Feb. 26-27

The fourth annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Island Wedding Festival begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, and appears headed toward another success if advance reservations are any indication. Organizer Deb Wing of the chamber said last week …

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MCSO alleges BB woman exposed breasts at school

Campanello

A Bradenton Beach woman was arrested Feb. 14 for allegedly exposing her breasts at Bayshore High School in Bradenton. Laura Campanello, 43, faces a second-degree misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, according to a report from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. …

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Valentine promises

The couples came to the beach Feb. 14 “promising to love and cherish” at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe-Islander newspaper annual Promise Day event. They enjoyed a commitment ceremony conducted by the Rev. Ron Joseph on the beach where …

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Boaters rescued off Egmont Key

Multiple emergency teams responded Feb. 14 to a distress call from boaters off Egmont Key, north of Anna Maria Island in Tampa Bay. A man, a woman and a dog were rescued from the disabled fishing boat, according to a …

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