Tag Archives: 03-05-2014

Beach renourishment phase No. 1 near completion

The view from the top balcony of Linger Longer resort, 302 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, shows workers pumping and smoothing sand March 1 close to the targeted completion of the project at Fifth Street South. From Fifth Street, sand will be contoured to the beach to approximately 13th Street South — the end. Islander Photo: Tjet Martin

Rain, rain — and cold fronts — go away. If all goes well and a storm with no name doesn’t strike Anna Maria Island this week, beach renourishment from 79th Street south to 13th Street South should be completed. The …

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Sandbar site plan approved — finally — despite objections

The Nally home borders the Sandbar Restaurant on the east side, where the restaurant plans to provide a pedestrian walkway and landscaping. Islander File Photo: Rick Catlin

For Anna Maria residents who regularly attend city commission meetings, it might seem like a Sandbar Restaurant site plan has been an agenda item for years. That’s not far from the truth. The first site plan to solve some of …

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Bradenton Beach officials review charter responsibilities

Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry outlines the roles of city officials on a flip chart at the Feb. 26 special meeting. Islander Photos: Mark Young

Strong mayor or strong-arm mayor? That is the question. City officials conducted a rare review of their responsibilities at a Feb. 26 special meeting on the heels of a lawsuit filed by ELRA Inc., the corporate entity for Ed Chiles’ …

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HB charter committee sets timeline for progress

Review HB charter online To access and read the Holmes Beach City Charter online, go to www.municode.com, or search for Holmes Beach municode. The charter, codes and ordinances are free to view, although there is a fee for a printed copy. The charter committee welcomes input at the meetings, or by email to cityclerk@holmesbeachfl.org.

School is back in session for the Holmes Beach Charter Review Committee, and homework is due March 19. Committee chair Bob Johnson distributed an outlined plan of action to committee members and handed out discussion sheets for homework Feb. 26 …

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HB commission discourages prolonged events at city field

Dogs play in the outfield of Birdie Tebbetts Field in Holmes Beach, now partly designated a dog park. Islander Photo: Merab-Michal Favorite

Pay to play? Holmes Beach has entered a discussion on raising fees for use of the vacant land that once served as an airplane landing strip. Holmes Beach commissioners Feb. 27 began discussing raising fees for events held at city …

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Mainsail Lodge steps to plate, city gives nod

How does Holmes Beach spell relief? Planners for the vacant land in the older commercial area at Marina and Gulf drives came to the plate with concessions that made their development more palatable. And the developers and others at the …

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2-county chase ends on the island

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A relentless law enforcement pursuit of a risky driver resulted in an arrest Feb. 21. A 31-year-old Bradenton man was observed by a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy operating a motorcycle in Bradenton in a dangerous manner. The deputy attempted …

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Traffic stop nets Colorado fugitive, charge added

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A 25-year-old Bradenton man formerly from Colorado was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance after being stopped for speeding Feb. 24. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy was conducting speed enforcement operations in the 11900 block of Cortez …

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Sports – 03-05-2014

Madeline and Luke Valadie meet at the finish line of the Feb. 23 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic in Tampa. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Kyra Valadie

Island youths compete, place in Gasparilla half marathon   Lifetime island youths Madeline Valadie and Luke Valadie are running fast into success. They both competed and placed in the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic half-marathon Feb. 23 in Tampa. Madeline, a …

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Fishing – 03-05-2014

Toni Lyon of Holmes Beach reeled this whopper 23-inch seatrout to her dock on 56th street in Holmes Beach Feb. 18. Lyon is ad director for The Islander. Islander Photo: Kyle Feehan

A little snooky never hurt anybody   Snook season is officially open in our local waters. Remember, the slot on snook is 28-33 inches and you can keep one fish per day if you have a snook stamp. The open …

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