Tag Archives: 04-04-2012

Newly nourished beach ‘exceeds permit’

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has ruled Anna Maria filled the beach at the city pier with more sand than allowed by its permit during the February Bimini Bay dredging project and has ordered the city to remove the …

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AME will host Kindergarten Roundup April 12

Parents can register their child for kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year during the Manatee County School District’s annual “Kindergarten Roundups” at elementary schools across the county. Anna Maria Elementary principal David Marshall announced this week the AME roundup will …

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BB P&Z to review ELRA-city dune agreement

ELRA city dune

The Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at city hall to review the joint development agreement officially executed March 21 between the city and ELRA. The corporation owns the …

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Bridge Street valet parking service stymied

A vehicle — possibly looking for parking — turns off of the roundabout on Gulf Drive onto Bridge Street, where finding a slot is no easy task. A proposal to initiate a valet parking service for Bridge Street hit a snag just days before it was to get a trial run to determine its effectiveness. Islander Photo: Mark Young

A valet parking service proposed by Bridge Street Bistro was designed to alleviate parking issues on Bridge Street, but the project rolled to a stop last week. At the March 15 Bradenton Beach City Commission meeting, commissioners listened to a …

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Island celebrates Easter week, Kiwanis sunrise

Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosts the annual Easter sunrise service at the Manatee Public Beach.

Easter will be celebrated Islandwide, including special events and sermons during Holy Week through Easter Sunday, April 8.         “Love Wins” will be the sermon by the Rev. Rosemary Backer of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at the nondenominational Easter sunrise …

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HB commissioners seek re-election, mayor unsure

Two Holmes Beach commissioners, John Monetti and Sandy Haas-Martens, following the March 27 city commission meeting, declared their intent to run for re-election in November — more than seven months before the general election.         Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said he …

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HB considers Internet cafes, outdoor dining, rentals

Two merchants at the Island Shopping Center last month complained about increased traffic and stress on parking behind their stores on Holmes Boulevard where they face the former Martini Bistro-Fins Bar, now Lobstahs restaurant. The shop owners claim the restaurant lacks needed parking. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Holmes Beach city commissioners at a work session March 27 considered a ban on Internet cafes, new outdoor dining rules, and a transient housing law — and also instructed their attorney to prepare ordinances on all three for action at …

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Sarasota woman uses kids, excuses for alleged crime

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A 30-year-old Sarasota woman has been charged with felony theft after being observed stealing the property of beachgoers on Coquina Beach. Paige Steele was arrested March 24 and further charges may be pending after she allegedly told Holmes Beach police …

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Roadwatch, April 4-11

Manatee County Utilities Department crews will be working along Anna Maria’s North Shore Drive and adjoining streets for the next two months. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

The Manatee County Utilities Department has started replacing sewer lines along North Shore Drive and adjoining streets in Anna Maria. An MCUD press release said the work is between Cypress Avenue and Palm Avenue on North Shore Drive, but should …

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WMFR Academy attendees graduate

The March 27 West Manatee Fire Rescue Citizen Fire Academy class of graduates, standing from left, are Larry Jennis, Budmon Davis, Lawrence Newman, Csaba Nemeth, Bud Collins, P.B. Daugherty, Steve Litschauer, Jerry Hottinger, WMFR Commissioner Scott Ricci and John Magee. Seated, from left, Alba Vosburgh, Elizabeth Collins, Mimi Tran, Patti Kuhn, Carol Davis and Laura Morel. Not pictured, Michael Pepper. Islander Courtesy Photo

West Manatee Fire Rescue’s first Citizen Fire Academy graduated 17 attendees at its conclusion, the March 27 session at the WMFR administration offices, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.         The academy offered six sessions, including tours and demonstrations relating to …

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