Tag Archives: 06-25-2014

Sea turtle saved by Coast Guard, treated by Mote

Seaman Jennifer Maynard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Gaub, Petty officer 2nd Class Wilson Sorrentini, Fireman Nicklas Becton, Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler Keil, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Jose Perez pose with Coast Guard officials pose with Mrs. Turt Lee, a loggerhead sea turtle they helped rescue.

Mrs. Turt Lee has a new lease on life. The 230-pound loggerhead turtle had suffered severe injuries from a boat strike when she was found June 15. However, she is now in stable condition thanks to the rescue efforts of …

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Contractor threatens $225K lawsuit over BB pier bids

contractor that lost out on the construction bid for the Historic Bridge Street Pier the first time around, may sue the city of Bradenton Beach. Pac Comm Inc., a Miami-based company with an office locally, has retained legal representation and …

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Island parking in crisis mode for July 4 holiday

Posters on trees at Coquina Beach on Memorial Day promoted a previously unannounced concert, Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale told members of the Barrier Island Elected Officials. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

“Oh where, oh where has my parking space gone?” might be the tune some visitors sing July 4 as they arrive on Anna Maria Island. Parking issues are nothing new for Anna Maria Island, Carol Soustek, chair of the Holmes …

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Eat Here Sarasota transitions to World of Beer

Sean Murphy, owner of Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach and its “little sister,” Eat Here restaurants in Holmes Beach and on Siesta Key.

Sean Murphy, owner of the Eat Here restaurant family and Beach Bistro, announced June 22 the transition of Eat Here’s downtown Sarasota location to World of Beer. “World of Beer contacted us with an unsolicited but very compelling offer,” Murphy …

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Center financial losses amount to $650,000-plus in 3 years

A poster designed by Nallely Mijares of Bradenton for The Islander helps promote donations to the center.

The financial situation at the Anna Maria Island Community Center is grim, but executive director Dawn Stiles and the center’s board of directors are taking dead aim at reversing the situation. An independent review of the center’s finances for 2011-13 …

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Fraud trial delayed for island real estate agent

A former Anna Maria Island real estate agent, accused of operating without a real estate license, could face federal charges pending the outcome of another investigation. Michael Carlton, 61, was scheduled for a jury trial June 16 on a charge …

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City candidate qualifying ends:

Elections ‘on’ Holmes Beach has mayoral, commission challengers   Like a bell ringing to signal the end of the school day, qualifying for elections in the three Anna Maria Island municipalities came to a close at noon on June 20. …

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Islander-county commisioner faces challenger

Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, R-at large, is being challenged in the November election by Democrat Terri Wonder. Whitmore is seeking her third term as county commissioner, while Wonder is seeking political office for the first time. Wonder is running …

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Two WMFR board incumbents face opposition

Two of the three incumbent members of the West Manatee Fire Rescue District board of directors up for re-election Nov. 4 will face opposition from a qualified candidate. Incumbent commissioner Larry Tyler faces a challenge by former Holmes Beach Commissioner Al Robinson, …

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Holmes Beach commissioner cleared of ethics violation

A libel suit and an ethics investigation has plagued a Holmes Beach commissioner for nearly two years. Commissioner Jean Peelen announced in an email to city commissioners that the Florida Commission on Ethics has cleared her of wrongdoing after investigating …

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