Tag Archives: 05-22-2013

Affaire art leaps from stage. reaps big buck$

Speed-painter Brian Oslen of Denver works his Art in Action theme for guests of the Anna Maria Island Community Center gala May 18. His four paintings sold for a total of $16,000 at the event. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy

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Lawyers, liquor and LAR discussions expected at AM meet

The owner of the Waterfront Restaurant, 111 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, plans to ask city commissioners to consider an amendment to the liquor ordinance allowing “responsible restaurants” to sell cocktails. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

The Waterfront Restaurant, 111 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, plans to propose a new liquor ordinance at the city commission’s May 23 meeting. Jason Suzor, owner of the Waterfront, emailed a number of customers asking they attend the May 23 …

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Fundraising phone call a scam

Holmes Beach Police Officer Brian Copeman is alerting the public that a phone call from someone claiming to be raising funds for the Anna Maria Elementary school is a scam. “I contacted the school principal, Dave Marshall, and he said …

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Aaargh! It’s Kid’s Day, mateys

The Anna Maria Island Privateers’ annual celebration of the school year coming to a close and the beginning of summer vacations for kids filled the pavilion and the beachfront at Anna Maria’s Bayfront Park. May 17. Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann …

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BB terminates Rotten Ralph’s pier lease, locks out restaurateur

Rotten Ralph’s Restaurant on the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier closed its doors May 17 after negotiations to settle back rent and an equipment trade with the city failed.

In a May 17 special meeting, Bradenton Beach commissioners unanimously voted to terminate the lease of Historic Bridge Street Pier concessionaire Dave Russell, operator of Rotten Ralph’s Restaurant on the pier for the past five years. Commissioners had granted a …

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Hometown hero

  U.S. Rep. Vern Buchannan, R-Longboat Key, right, presents Holmes Beach Police Officer Joshua Fleischer the Congressional Law Enforcement Preservation of Life Award. Fleischer received the award in a presentation of law enforcement awards by the congressman May 13 for …

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HB code officer resigns

Forbes

Holmes Beach code enforcement officer Dave Forbes has submitted his letter of resignation to Mayor Carmel Monti effective May 31. Forbes said his resignation was “to relocate to Ohio to assist in the caretaking of family members.” He added that …

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Swift action promised against HB short-term rentals

Holmes Beach Commission Chair Jean Peelen promised swift action would be taken against Anna Maria Vacations, a company using annamaria.com to advertise rental units for less than seven days in the R-2 and R-1 districts. Commissioners said they have been …

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Tentative code hearing set on HB treehouse HB prepares to hear alleged treehouse violations

The owners of Angelinos Sea Lodge, 2818 Ave. E., Holmes Beach, have been cited by Holmes Beach for building a treehouse outside the setbacks and for destroying a dune. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Richard Hazen and Linda Tran, owners of Angelinos Sea Lodge, 2818 Ave. E., Holmes Beach, have been cited by the city for violating the setback and removal of sea dunes with the construction of a treehouse, according to code enforcement …

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HBPD introduces new sergeants, new direction

Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer, center, introduces Sgt. Mike Pilato and Sgt. Vern McGowin to the city commission May 14 as the department’s newest promotions. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer introduced newly promoted Sgt. Mike Pilato and Sgt. Vern McGowin to the city commission May 14. McGowin began his law enforcement career in 1988 in Alabama before taking a job with the Palmetto Police …

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