Tag Archives: 04-27-2011

MCSO: Center investigation over

​The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is “done” with its investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by former Anna Maria Island Community Center staff member Andy Jonatzke. MCSO spokesperson Dave Bristow said no further action will be taken. ​The MCSO Child Potection …

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Easter Egg Roll

Kids roll eggs toward the finish line in one of numerous races April 23 at an Easter party presented by Pine Avenue Restoration, the Sandbar Restaurant and other local businesses.

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Celebrating Easter April 24

Celebrating Easter April 24 and its 47th year of sunrise services, the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island brings six Island churches, pastors and thousands of worshippers to the Manatee Public Beach for music, song and sermon. Islander Photos: Bonner …

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Center director, board take fire from residents

More than 50 members of the Island community attended a meeting with board members of the Anna Maria Island Community Center April 21 to discuss alleged incidents between a center employee and female teens at the center. Moderator Ed Moss of Crosspointe Fellowship listens to board member Monica Simpson. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Anna Maria Island Community Center executive director Pierrette Kelly received the brunt of the accusations at a hastily called meeting between concerned parents and board members April 21. Several people at the meeting called for her resignation. The meeting was …

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HBPD holds voluntary prescription drug collection

The Holmes Beach Police Department is participating in the Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative Saturday, April 30. The event is a joint effort by law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous prescription drugs from homes. Lt. Dale Stephenson urged the …

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Anna Maria boardwalk meeting May 3

The Florida Department of Transportation will conduct a public meeting on the construction of the Anna Maria boardwalk from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The boardwalk will be built along …

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BB dunes work completed

A new wooden walkover is complete at the west end of Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

Contractors, with two weeks to spare before turtle-nesting season, completed two dunes protection projects in Bradenton Beach. One project, at Third Street South, involved realigning the beach access with the street end, as well as the placement of bollards to …

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BB commission OKs telecom ordinance

The unanimous “yes” rang loud and clear April 21, when Bradenton Beach commissioners approved the first reading of a new telecommunications ordinance. The commissioners will consider a second reading of the ordinance during their next meeting — 7 p.m. May …

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Island traffic advisories

The Florida Department of Transportation will have several projects ongoing on Island bridges beginning April 28, and concluding May 12. The DOT will have three intermittent lane closure periods on the Longboat Pass Bridge (State Road 789) in the next …

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Mediation set in Nally v. Anna Maria

A mediation hearing in the lawsuit filed by William and Barbara Nally against Anna Maria was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. April 26 at the Bradenton law office of Lewis, Longman and Walker. Dennis Stotts, a senior attorney with the firm, …

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