Tag Archives: 03-23-2011

‘Fab’ appearance by model on the beach

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‘Fab’ appearance by model on the beach

Fabio Lanzoni, international model and actor, much recognized for a series of romance novel cover photos, visited Anna Maria Island over the past weekend. He attended a fundraiser party at the Gulf Drive Cafe Tiki Hut and dined with five …

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Village to house Angler’s Lodge

The Angler’s Lodge north of the humpback bridge on Bay Boulevard, built around 1915, will soon have a new home at the Anna Maria Historic Green Village on Pine Avenue. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Anna Maria developers Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher recently revised their plans at the Anna Maria Historic Green Village on Pine Avenue to include a place for the Angler’s Lodge, village manager Katie Wight said. The lodge, now at 115 …

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Trolley funding safe — for now

The Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce board of directors learned March 16 that the Longboat Key Trolley operated by the Manatee County Area Transit and the Sarasota County Area Transit is in jeopardy of being dropped for lack of use. …

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Despite life-saving effort, woman found in Gulf dies

Emergency workers tend to a 74-year-old woman who suffered cardiac arrest March 15 on the beach in the 3400 block of Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. The woman, who was found lying in the Gulf, later died at Blake Medical Center. Manatee County public safety spokesman Larry Leinhauser said the efforts of West Manatee Fire Rescue, county marine rescue and EMS were to be commended, as well as a doctor vacationing from Canada. The doctor performed CPR until emergency personnel arrived. Islander Photo: Courtesy Kathy Caserta

A 74-year-old woman died March 15 after going into full cardiac arrest in the Gulf of Mexico just off the shore in Holmes Beach. Before Manatee County and West Manatee Fire Rescue personnel arrived, other beachgoers tended to the woman, …

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County to pursue preserve property

Manatee County commissioners authorized the county administrator to enter negotiations that could lead to creation of another northwest Bradenton preserve — a Robinson II. The county commission, which addressed the possible land-acquisition during a meeting March 15, also has an …

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Commission lobbying for renourishment funds

Manatee County commissioners are lobbying state officials to continue Florida’s commitment for renourishment projects. The county board drafted a letter to the legislative delegation urging support for beach renourishment at the state level. Gov. Rick Scott, in his proposed fiscal …

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AMI Bridge work starts March 28

The Florida Department of Transportation is advising motorists of an upcoming night maintenance project on State Road 64 at the Anna Maria Island Bridge. The DOT said it would conduct a maintenance project on the AMI Bridge for three nights …

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Preserving Perico

Manatee County workers were busy last week on the south side of Perico Island across from Harbour Isle constructing the Neal Preserve entrance and parking lot. Developer Pat Neal arranged a sale to the county in 2005 for less than …

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Slim’s giraffe statue stolen

An elephant trudged up Gulf Drive March 13. People noticed. A camel followed. People noticed the animal, an attraction in the annual Beach Bistro St. Patrick’s Parade on the Island. What the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office wants to know is …

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