Tag Archives: 06-01-2011

Mosquito landing

John Gardner, chief pilot of Manatee County’s mosquito control helicopters, landed on the athletic field behind Anna Maria Elementary School May 20 for a second-grade science lesson. Students learned how to identify mosquito larvae, about the capabilities of the helicopter …

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Charity blood drive planned

Juice up and roll up a sleeve. The annual Island Blood Drive is set for Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to …

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Substitute donor sought for blood drive

WANTED: Substitute blood donor. First-time donors encouraged to step up, sit back and give. Dave McKeever thought about placing such an ad in a newspaper because for the first time in years he is ineligible to donate in the Island …

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FDOT road, noise advisory

The Florida Department of Transportation is requesting motorists drive with care on Bay Boulevard near the Anna Maria boardwalk project. Islander Photo: Courtesy David A. Bouchard

The Florida Department of Transportation is advising people living near the boardwalk construction site near the Anna Maria City Pier that the contractor will be driving poles into the ground between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Tuesday, May 31, …

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BB mayor: seawall fix a must

The Sixth Street South seawall in Bradenton Beach must be rebuilt, according to city officials and an engineering consultant. The project could cost $25,000. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt says a city seawall on the bay side of Sixth Street South must be rebuilt in the next year. The capital improvement project could mean that the city commission will consider raising the city’s millage …

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Commission approves trolley ad plan

An older Island Trolley with advertising awaits riders at the Anna Maria City Pier. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

Manatee County commissioners approved an agreement for the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce to again sell ads on the Island Trolley to generate revenue for the fare-free service. The trolley operates the north-south length of Anna Maria Island 365 …

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FPL trimming Island trees

Florida Power & Light Co. will have tree-trimming crews on Anna Maria Island during the summer months, cutting and trimming tree branches and vegetation that might interfere with power lines. A press release from FPL’s vegetation management division said the …

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HB commission says no to fine reduction

Since developer Robert Byrne abandoned his property at 518 Key Royale Drive in Holmes Beach some three to four years ago, it has become an eyesore and an encumbrance to city staff and commissioners who hope to find a solution …

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Traffic stop leads to drug-related arrest

A routine traffic stop in Holmes Beach May 18 resulted in the arrest of a 33-year-old woman on a drug paraphernalia charge. The incident occurred at about 7 p.m., when a patrol officer identified a red Chevy SUV with an …

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Falling fish shatters skylight

A friend stopped by Elaine and Gary Deffenbaugh’s home May 25 to find a fish on the dining room table, but not a fish being served for dinner. The Deffenbaughs, who lives in the 200 block of Gladiolus in Anna …

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