Tag Archives: 06-06-2012

Dog run improvements continue

Improvements to the new dog run have been snowballing in the month after the city of Holmes Beach put up a fence on the outfield perimeter of Birdie Tebbetts Field to create an area exclusively for people wanting to exercise …

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Publix puts press on Cuban sandwich thief

This Publix Cuban sandwich looks delicious, but is it worth going to jail? Apparently one man thought so when he attempted to leave Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, without paying, setting off a physical confrontation between the suspect and store employees. Islander Photo: Mark Young

A Cuban sandwich, finished hot in a sandwich press at restaurants, convenience stores and Publix Super Markets is a popular item. But a pressed sandwich thief? Such was the case for a Cuban sandwich thief who was detained — pressed …

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Anna Maria has chicken roost

  Approximately eight roosters and hens recently appeared at the Anna Maria Island Historical Park at 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Building official Bob Welch said someone apparently dropped the birds off during the middle of the night and also …

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Anna Maria election candidates remain unclear

The Anna Maria political scene got a bit cloudier June 1, when political newcomer Billy Malfese, who previously said he would run for office, announced he would not seek a political office in the Nov. 6 city election. Two commission …

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Guild member looks to back up league festival plans

Anna Maria Island Art League president Laura McGeary waits May 29 at the league gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, for artists to collect their work. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Amid troubles leading to the closure of the Anna Maria Island Art League, another Holmes Beach art organization is signaling its willingness to take on the annual league-sponsored Winterfest.     City officials report the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island …

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BB commissioners downsize P&Z board to 5 members

Daniel Debaun is sworn in to serve on the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board by code enforcement officer Gail Garneau just before a May 29 joint meeting of the city commission and P&Z to review the city’s land development codes. Islander Photo: Mark Young

At a May 1 joint meeting between Bradenton Beach commissioners and planning and zoning board members, a consensus was given to maintain the P&Z board at seven members. At a May 29 joint meeting, commissioners changed their decision. “As you …

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Mother Nature gives boaters a lesson

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies and onlookers watch an overturned craft in the Gulf of Mexico early Memorial Day, May 28, near the Sandbar Restaurant, Anna Maria. This boat and others anchored near shore, broke their anchors, resulting in damages. No one was harmed. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Several folks received a surprise from Mother Nature and the arrival of winds and high surf from Tropical Storm Beryl around 7 a.m. Memorial Day, May 28, when the boats they had anchored just offshore of the Sandbar Restaurant, Anna …

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Applicants abound for top center job

Kelly

The task of replacing Anna Maria Island Community Center executive director Pierrette Kelly is not going to be easy, said Andy Price, chair of the committee that will review applications and conduct interviews with selected candidates.     “We have 46 …

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Manatee County will introduce new flood maps

Preliminary maps showing revised flood zones in Manatee County will be shared with the public at a public viewing 4-7 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the Manatee High School cafeteria, 902 33rd St. Court W. A Manatee County government press …

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Holmes Beach employees work in DROP

While Holmes Beach treasurer Rick Ashley will be the next city employee to leave under a state program that incentivizes planned retirements, he likely won’t be the last.         Ashley is expected to retire from 38 years of public employment …

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