Tag Archives: 04-30-2014

Sandwich (boards) get the bite in Anna Maria

No more sandwiches for you, Anna Maria. Anna Maria commissioners at their April 25 meeting removed almost any opportunity for a sandwich board sign from city businesses. Commissioners voted 3-1 not to extend the May 1 deadline that allowed outdoor …

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Bradenton Beach pier renovation to cost $1.2M-plus

City clerk Jamie Anderson opens sealed construction bids for the renovation of the Historic Bridge Street Pier during the April 21 public meeting at the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. W., Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Merab-Michal Favorite

Bradenton Beach city officials finally saw a step forward in the long — more than two-year — process to renovate the city pier. The good news? The project is fully funded. Proposals are in for the Historic Bridge Street Pier …

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BBPD dismisses security breach

An alleged security breach at Bradenton Beach City Hall was investigated, but the Bradenton Beach Police Department found no evidence to prompt charges. The BBPD was investigating a report of unauthorized sharing of city files after ELRA Inc. attorney Robert …

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Holmes Beach commissioner jump starts paid-parking talks

Talk of paid parking is moving south from Anna Maria into Holmes Beach. Holmes Beach Commissioner David Zaccagnino presented a plan April 22 he dubbed “Commissioner Zaccagnino Preservation and Parking Control Plan” for discussion. “I’ve had it. We’ve asked for …

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Man charged with grand theft auto

A Bradenton man was arrested April 24 during a traffic stop for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle, according to the Bradenton Beach Police Department. David Allan Sweeney, 45, faces charges of grand theft auto, resisting arrest and driving with a …

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MCSO: Woman stole $100K-plus from marina

A Myakka woman was arrested April 23 for allegedly stealing more than $100,000 from a business where she worked for more than 10 years. Kristine Louise McWilliams, 46, faces charges of grand theft over $100,000 and scheming to defraud over …

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Island road watch

Workers for Ajax Paving of Sarasota prepare a sidewalk on State Road 64/Manatee Avenue West April 22. A three-month repair project is taking place on Manatee Avenue from Perico Bay Club to Palma Sola Boulevard. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

The Florida Department of Transportation is conducting a three-month repair project on State Road 64/Manatee Avenue West from Perico Bay Club to Palma Sola Boulevard. A flagging operation to keep vehicles moving will be in place in the event of …

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Manatee County TDC says ‘yes’ to future aid for island tourism

The Anna Maria City Pier has repeatedly been ranked Manatee County’s No. 1 visitor attraction, although such surveys are no longer conducted. The city and Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Elliott Falcione have discussed a pier improvement study. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

On the heels of what some Anna Maria Island accommodation owners say was the best winter visitor season ever, Manatee County Tourist Development Council members have agreed to work with island officials on some of their tourism concerns. Traffic is …

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Key Royale drivers tee up protest: Beep

A truck and trailer cross the speed cushion April 27 on Key Royale Drive as Mayor Carmel Monti puts gas in his vehicle in his driveway. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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