Tag Archives: 04-11-2012

Island Easter arrives, appears golden

Concluding the Easter Sunrise Service, Susan Kruse of the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island is joined on the altar by the Rev.’s Michael Mullen, Stephen King, Gary Batey, Ed Moss and Rosemary Backer, and Kiwanis president Claudette Welch and the audience of more than 1,500 people at the Manatee Public Beach in singing, “Christ the Lord is Risen Today.” Drew Thomas accompanies on keyboard.

If you showed up on Anna Maria Island Saturday, April 7, looking for a room for one or two nights, you might have had difficulty finding an accommodation. In fact, a number of business and accommodation owners said this Easter …

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CityFest unfolds at Holmes Beach City Hall, field, marina

More than 100 antique cars, such as the 1936 Cord Winchester shown here, will be featured among the April 14 CityFest events in Holmes Beach

A two-day lineup of music, food, arts, crafts and more is in store April 13-14 at Island CityFest Holmes Beach Founder’s Day Celebration, which again is sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. Special recognition of city founders …

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AM awaits DEP report on excess beach

There were plenty of sunlovers to enjoy the new beach at the Anna Maria City Pier created with sand dredged from Bimini Bay in February. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection last week said the city received more sand than authorized, but it appears to have eroded from its original size. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Investigators from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection are still working on finalizing the consequences for Anna Maria after determining the city had violated the terms of its Bimini Bay-Key Royale Canal dredging permit. That permit, an extension of the …

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Additional funds may save T-end of BB pier

A fisher of a different kind takes up a prime spot on the T-end of the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier. The T-end has come under scrutiny in an upcoming reconstruction project, but there may be funding to support maintaining it. Islander Photo: Mark Young

The Bradenton Beach City Pier Team officially shifted focus from routine pier matters to the proposed reconstruction and piling replacement project at its monthly meeting at city hall. “This is the initial meeting of what we will call the 2012 …

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Rental cottage, pool company face code board

Holmes Beach City Clerk Stacey Johnston posts notices on the outdoor bulletin board at city hall for upcoming city gatherings, including the April 19 code enforcement board meeting. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Barefoot Bungalows and Agnelli Pools & Construction will come before the city’s code enforcement board at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19, for building code violations in the city’s R-2 zone. The hearings will be held in the city hall chambers, …

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Rental focus updates on April 10 HB agenda

Recommendations from Holmes Beach commissioners heading up various rental focus groups may be discussed at their Tuesday, April 10, work session.         The work session is held immediately following the regular commission meeting that begins at 7 p.m.         Prior …

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Below-average hurricane season forecast

There’s good news in the weather forecast this summer for Anna Maria Island and Florida’s coastal areas. Scientists at Colorado State University have just released their annual predictions for the number of tropical storms that will form in the Atlantic, …

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Easter weekend emergencies

 Law enforcement and emergency rescue personnel gather at Cortez Beach April 6 in Bradenton Beach following a report of a missing 6-year-old girl. According to Manatee Marine Rescue Capt. Joe Westermann, the girl’s mother and grandmother had just been rescued …

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Shooting suspect pursued across Island

According to the Bradenton Beach Police Department, a 22-year-old Bradenton man attempted to use the Island as an escape route following a Bradenton shooting in the early morning hours of April 9. Jose Serrano allegedly shot another man in the …

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Roadwatch, April 11-18

The Manatee County Utilities Department has equipment and supplies on North Shore Drive and adjoining streets in Anna Maria for the installation of new sewer lines in the city. An MCUD press release said the work is not expected to …

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