Tag Archives: 04-09-2014

Man falls, drowns while fishing from Key Royale dock

A 72-year-old Canadian man drowned April 3 after falling into Tampa Bay while fishing from a residential dock. Luciano Ranieri of Ontario fell from the dock of a home in the 700 block of Key Royale Drive. He was submerged …

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New BB noise ordinance causes confusion, complaints

Frank Padula plays accordion in the food court at the Red Barn Flea Market in Bradenton April 5 — at a fluctuating decibel level of 90-plus and minus any complaints. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Bradenton Beach folks are making some noise. Business owners are confused and residents have complained about a noise ordinance that was adopted March 20 by the Bradenton Beach City Commission. During public comment at the commission’s April 3 meeting, several …

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Shoreline groin replacements play pivotal role at Cortez Beach

Beach renourishment is not the only work to be done to enhance Anna Maria Island’s shoreline this year. The next beach improvement project should have benefits for the island ecology, as well as pedestrians and anglers. Manatee County Parks and …

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DOT schedules Cortez Bridge public meeting

The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting on the upcoming Cortez Bridge repair project 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. A DOT press release said the workshop is …

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Island observes Easter with sunrise service on the beach

The sunrise Easter service at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, begins at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 20. Islander File Photo

The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island’s 50th annual Easter Sunrise Service will take place at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 20, at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The annual service draws more than 1,000 people to the …

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Cortez group holds elections, talks business

Members of the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage held two elections March 31 — one for board members and one for officers. Members also reviewed plans for the preserve and discussed a financial report. FISH had six vacancies to fill …

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Citizen libel suit against HB commissioner settles for cash

The libel suit against Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen came to a conclusion March 25. John Agnelli filed the suit against Peelen in October 2012 following alleged defamatory claims Peelen made about Agnelli in an email newsletter that she distributed …

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Holmes Beach residents speak out on rezoning

Attendees take an oath in chambers at Holmes Beach City Hall before the April 2 public hearing on the proposed rezoning at 214 54th St. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

A Holmes Beach planning commission agenda April 2 brought an outspoken gallery, confusion and a continuance to the chambers at city hall. On gaveling the meeting open, Commission Chair Sue Normand and her fellow board members noted the confusion surrounding …

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Boater rescued by marine units

A boater was rescued March 29 after his sailboat capsized due to rough conditions south of Long Boat Key Pass. Around 3:20 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard off Cortez received a report of a person in the water and overturned …

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2 BBPD officers injured while making arrest

Police arrested a Bradenton woman March 29 after she allegedly bit one Bradenton Beach Police officer and caused another to break his hand while placing her in custody. Katlin Marie Pettigrew, 22, faces charges of resisting arrest with violence, disorderly …

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