Tag Archives: 05-14-2014

Students pedal, firefighters help

Justin Kwiatkowski of All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg outfits fifth-grader Gabriel Moschini with a bike helmet.

A gang of bikers stormed the streets May 7 — Anna Maria Elementary student bikers led by West Manatee Fire Rescue firefighters and HBPD-AME school resource Officer Brian Copeman. The bike ride to AME was a safety campaign led by …

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Trio of Anna Maria officials says ‘maybe’

The three Anna Maria elected officials whose terms expire in November have one thing in common when it comes to running for office again. Mayor SueLynn and Commissioners Chuck Webb and Nancy Yetter said they were definitely a “maybe” when …

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Bradenton Beach officials tentative

Two Bradenton Beach commission seats are up for election Nov. 4. Will there be a challenger for the seats currently held by Ed Straight in Ward 2 and Jan Vosburgh in Ward 4, and will they run again? Vosburgh said …

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HB sees grab for mayor’s seat

A political game of musical chairs in Holmes Beach may result in a race for the seat vacated by the mayor. The race for popularity and votes could pit the all-time highest city vote-getter against a descendant of the city’s …

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Shorebirds hatch, island sea turtle nests on Mother’s Day

A snowy plover sits on its nest in Holmes Beach May 6. captured by Roy Wilson, a birdwatcher and photographer vacationing on Anna Maria Island from the United Kingdom, captured the photo. The nest hatched May 10.

The first sea turtle to lay it eggs on Anna Maria Island appropriately arrived on Mother’s Day. Suzi Fox, executive director of the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, said the first loggerhead nest was found early May …

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Bradenton Beach cell tower construction, funding set to begin

The Bradenton Beach public works facility at 400 Church Ave., will be home to a “flag poll” cell tower. Islander Photo: Merab-Michal Favorite

Dropped phone calls and poor reception could become a thing of the past in Bradenton Beach. At a May 1 meeting, Commissioner Ed Straight said construction of the Bradenton Beach cell tower near the city’s public works facility, 400 Church …

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MCSO searches Anna Maria homesite

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies with cadaver search dogs inspected a property May 8 at the south end of Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria, but lacked orders for a full scale search or dig. The residential property, adjacent to Galati Marine, …

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Holmes Beach rezone applicant files new plan, hearing May 21

A public hearing will be held over the rezoning and small plan amendment request for the property at 214 54th St., Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

A new application concerning a contentious rezoning issue at 214 54th St., Holmes Beach, was filed with the building department May 6. The application, requesting a small plan amendment and rezoning for the property, will be reviewed during a public …

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Holmes Beach mayor’s boat removed

A troublesome boat in a small residential canal sunk one too many times. A derelict vessel owned by Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti has been moved following the issuance of a written notice of violation from Holmes Beach code enforcement. …

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Barge readies for sandy pass dredge

The crew of the dredging barge Maya Caelyn, operated by Caveche Dredging and Earthworks of Pompano Beach, prepares for the startup of beach renourishment on Longboat Key this week. The barge and accompanying equipment are docked on the east side …

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