Tag Archives: 06-20-2012

Holmes Beach man arrested for shooting, beating bird to death

Laurie Pardee

A 75-year-old Holmes Beach man faces felony cruelty to an animal charge after what police say was a deadly attack on a great heron. Laurie Pardee, 671 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, was arrested June 16 after allegedly shooting the …

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Anna Maria seeks harmony for residents, vacationers

The Anna Maria City Commission, spearheaded by Commissioner SueLynn, is trying to establish guidelines for vacation renters and rental agents to maintain peace and quiet for residents and vacationers. But there are always a few renters and rental agents who …

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BB commissioners prepare for fall budget process

Whispers about raising taxes for Bradenton Beach homeowners — and staff pay raises — abounded as Bradenton Beach commissioners spent the first preliminary budget meeting June 11 discussing how little of the tax pie city residents see from their tax …

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Anna Maria election: No ballot, unclear path

Voters in Anna Maria won’t cast ballots for city commissioners or mayor in November, and yet the city faces a number of choices — all to be decided at the dais. Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby has issued a letter …

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HB mayoral challenger attends first HB meeting

Political newcomer Carmel Monti entered the race for mayor of Holmes Beach this month. He will face off with incumbent Mayor Rich Bohnenberger in the Nov. 6 city election. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Carmel Monti may be new to politics — challenging Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger in the Nov. 6 city election — but he’s not new to ‘kaizen,’ a Japanese word meaning “the relentless pursuit of perfection.”         “I have a …

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No injuries in Holmes Beach boat, boathouse fire

Smoke billows from a boat fire at 5601 Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach around 10:45 a.m. June 11. The fire destroyed the boathouse and damaged the 24-foot Grady-White boat docked there. The flames did only minor damage to the house and no one was injured. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Liz and Bob Lang of 5801 Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach, escaped injury June 11, when a fire on their 24-foot boat docked at their seawall caused two explosions and an estimated $200,000 in damage to the vessel and boathouse. The …

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Trouble spills over into Holmes Beach dog park

Shealyn Goggin and her pug, Farley, and Rachel Cate of Bradenton Beach, relax June 14 on the rear bench in the newly completed shelter — along the baseball field outfield fence at the Holmes Beach dog park, 62nd Street and Flotilla Drive. The shelter was the apparent target last week of some softball players hitting balls over the fence at Birdie Tebbetts Field. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Softballs were flying over the outfield fence at Birdie Tebbetts Field June 13, hitting the tin roof of the newly erected shelter and startling dogs and their owners in the dog park.     “If the shelter had not been there, …

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Holmes Beach commissioners vote for FAR limits

The duplex units at 203 69th St. are “per se violations” of the city’s building code, according to Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen. She told fellow commissioners June 12 that the homes include first-floor living areas and are being marketed for stays less than a week in violation of the seven-day minimum in the Residential-2 zoning district.

    Holmes Beach city commissioners June 12 took a step closer to implementing floor-area ratio requirements in Holmes Beach.     Three of five commissioners agreed that FARs should become part of the city’s land development code.     On a motion …

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Moose plans major renovation

Moose Lodge 2188, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, has permits pending to undergo an estimated $300,000 renovation. Islander Photos: Mark Young

While many civic organizations across the country struggle with membership goals, Moose Lodge No. 2188, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, does not have the same problem. According to Moose governor Ron Luckerman, membership for the Island’s lodge is 6,000 …

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HB man arrested for child abuse

Johnston

When a female juvenile was asked to put on her bathing suit, and didn’t, David Johnston, 44, is alleged to have attacked her using a plastic bucket. According to the police report, Johnston hit the girl in the face with …

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