Tag Archives: 06-13-2012

Anna Maria homeowner, building official disagree

Anna Maria code enforcement officials sent Shawn Kaleta, the owner of this four-bedroom house at 804 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a notice to comply with city code after an inspection of the house revealed two unpermitted bedrooms on the ground level. The house is being marketed for sale with eight bedrooms. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Developer Shawn Kaleta, a resident of Anna Maria with a construction business in Holmes Beach, has been sent a letter by the code enforcement department that the house he owns at 804 N. Shore Drive is not in compliance with …

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AME rolls out last day of school year 2011-12

First-grader Ronnie Moore, bowls a strike with a giant bowling set June 7, the last full day of the 2011-12 school year. Four classes earned the giant bowling set as a prize for collecting the most box tops in a …

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Forced sea turtle nest relocation fuels BB argument

This sea turtle crawl alongside the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, was confirmed June 5 near the proposed dune/parking lot project set to begin in October. City staff previously disputed nesting activity in the area. The nest had to be relocated due to high water during midweek storms. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMITW

On the heels of a lawsuit filed by three Bradenton Beach citizens to stop the city’s joint development agreement with BeachHouse Restaurant owner Ed Chiles to develop a dune and parking lot across from city hall, a new argument has …

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Art league president defends league, financials

“They left. They chose to leave,” said Anna Maria Island Art League president Laura McGeary last week of former league board members.     “They all knew I was doing everything. The financials were seen every month,” McGeary said, defending herself …

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Anna Maria quandary: no one to run for mayor

For the first time in memory, no one is running for mayor of Anna Maria in the upcoming November election, leaving the city with a conflict for who will fill the mayor’s seat — and how. In fact, there won’t …

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2 BB commissioners unopposed for second terms

While there may be contested elections elsewhere in November, it appears to be all quiet on the Bradenton Beach front with two uncontested races for seats on the city commission. At the end of May, only Ward 4 Commissioner Jan …

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Political newcomer challenges HB mayor

Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger qualified early last week for his fourth consecutive run as the city’s top administrator, and the race was uncontested until minutes before the close of qualifying week.        Ten to 15 minutes before the qualifying …

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2 challengers seek to unseat 2 HB commissioners

Qualifying week ended June 8 in Holmes Beach, and all who announced they’d be running for a spot on the city commission in the Nov. 6 city election made it official.     City clerk Stacey Johnston reported Marvin Grossman was …

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3 WMFR seats, 3 district candidates run unopposed, Davis retires

Two incumbents and a newcomer face no opposition for seats on the West Manatee Fire Rescue Commission.        An unexpected retirement changed the Nov. 6 election landscape during qualifying week for the WMFR board of commissioners.        District 1 Commissioner …

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Role-model dad teaches life’s lessons

Eric Boso is a small town guy with a big heart. And, he’s been a dad or in the role of a dad — a great role model — to so very many.         He was born and raised just …

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