Tag Archives: 04-02-2014

Public invited to crow supper

  The Anna Maria public was invited to observe a special “Crow Supper” April 1 under the limbs of the flourishing live oak trees on city property opposite the city pier. According to event planner Mike Miller, the supper was …

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Bradenton Beach accepting bids for city pier renovation

Contractors have until April 21 to bid on the reconstruction of the Historic Bridge Street Pier in order to be prepared for a construction start date in June. Islander Photo: Merab-Michal Favorite

Contractors: Sharpen your pencils. The city of Bradenton Beach is accepting bids from contractors for renovation of the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Contractors have until 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, to submit sealed bids to city hall, 107 Gulf Drive …

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ELRA opposes city’s motions to dismiss, substitute parties

Owners of the BeachHouse Restaurant have opposed a motion to list Bradenton Beach as the defendant in a lawsuit filed against the mayor, saying the mayor bears all the responsibility of alleged wrongdoing. Robert Lincoln, the attorney representing BeachHouse corporate …

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Jeep crashes at brink of bridge

A Jeep rests at the brink of the Anna Maria Island Bridge March 24 after jumping the sidewalk divider and crashing the railing. Islander Photo: Courtesy HBPD Officer Josh Fleischer

A Jeep hung precariously over the edge of the State Road 64/Manatee Avenue bridge in a light rain March 24 after the driver lost control and skidded part way through the railing, overhanging the bay some 40-feet below. The Jeep …

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On the water

The Hatcher boys: Sam and Nathaniel conclude a day of fishing. Islander Courtesy Photo

The powerhouse sibling fishing duo of 7-year-old Sam Hatcher  and brother Nathaniel, 5, had an exciting day on the water recently. Under the expert tutelage of Native Fishing charters Capt. Noel Shaw, the boys, along with their dad and granddad, …

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Holmes Beach dips into nature preserve funding

Holmes Beach public works is getting a new toy. During a March 25 commission meeting, city commissioners unanimously approved an unbudgeted purchase of a backhoe, a Bobcat Skid-Steer Loader. The new equipment comes with a price tag of $37,812.95. The …

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Holmes Beach planners to hold re-zoning hearing

The Holmes Beach Planning Commission will hold a public hearing 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, to consider a rezoning issue. The property in question at 214 54th St. is on the corner of 54th Street and Holmes Boulevard. It is …

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Woman arrested for child neglect

A Tennessee woman was arrested March 24 after she allegedly left her two daughters alone in an apartment while she went to the store to buy cigarettes. Amanda Mathews Fuller, 41, faces two counts of child neglect after leaving the …

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Milkshake argument prompts arrest

An Anna Maria man was arrested March 22 after he allegedly battered a woman over a milkshake. Monte Veon, 71, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, faces a battery charge after he pushed a woman who tried to prevent him from …

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Sports – 04-02-2014

Wil Myers, who batted .293 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI in half a season in winning the 2013 rookie-of-the-year award will be with the Rays from opening day, giving Rays fans hope for a World Series title. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

MLB: Local teams have eyes on World Series   With opening day for the 2014 Major League Baseball season upon us, it got me thinking about Lou Fiorentino, a long-time Anna Maria Island Little League coach and baseball afficiando. He …

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