Tag Archives: 07-09-2014

All-American July 4 Parade on AMI

  The Anna Maria Island Privateers show their colors in their annual July 4 parade. Gabrielle Gilbert is all-American girl. The American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 leads the parade. Holmes Beach Commissioner David Zaccagnino shows civic pride. Dogs for …

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AM planners give nod to cell tower plan

Calling all Anna Maria residents with a cellphone: The days of dropped calls and no bars for service are numbered. If all goes according to schedule, a proposed cell tower could provide signals by Jan. 28, 2015. That’s according to …

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Sea turtle walks and talks popular among visitors

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers Claudia and Glenn Wiseman show an egg from a sea turtle nest at Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach. The Wisemans led a tour on the beach July 2. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield

As sea turtle nesting season peaks, the curious are invited to see a nest firsthand and learn how volunteers mark the spot. Longtime Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers Glenn and Claudia Wiseman conduct tours for anyone …

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BB clerk resigns on threat of criminal charges

Temporary clerk Tammy Johnson attends the July 3 city meeting, where commissioners agreed to a contract with former deputy clerk Terri Sanclemente for city clerk services for six months. Islander Photo: Merab-Michal Favorite

Just weeks after Bradenton Beach commissioners fired six-month city clerk Jamie Anderson, pro tem clerk Tammy Johnson has resigned. She resigned July 3. The notice was prompted by allegations from city attorney Ricinda Perry that Johnson violated public records laws. …

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Complaint lodged against mayor: operating lodge without license

Mayor Bill Shearon and partner Tjet Martin reside at Linger Longer, a beachfront vacation accommodation with three rental units. Islander Courtesy Photo

According to a recent complaint to the city, Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon and his partner Tjet Martin may be operating their vacation resort without all the needed licensing. Robert Lincoln, attorney representing ELRA Inc., Ed Chiles’ BeacHhouse Restaurant corporate …

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New center budget cuts $100,000-plus from expenses

Anna Maria Island Community Center executive director Dawn Stiles presented her 2014-15 budget to the board of directors July 1. She cut spending by $101,738. The total expenses for 2014-15 are $937,138 compared with $1,038,876 for 2013-14. The center’s fiscal …

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Convicted sex offender moves to Cortez

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported June 27 a convicted sex offender has moved to Cortez. According to the FDLE website on convicted sex offenders, the man’s residence is in the 12000 block of 45th Avenue West. The website …

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HB traffic committee plans halt to residential street parking

Westbound motorists on Manatee Avenue approaching the traffic signal at Gulf Drive over the July 4 holiday were greeted with information on a sign prepared by the public works department announcing “additional parking at Hancock Bank.” Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Parking options could diminish for island visitors if the Holmes Beach Traffic and Congestion Committee has its way. The committee members discussed further restricting parking in residential areas at their June 30 meeting. The committee is seeking to relieve tension …

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2 arrested on burglary charges

Two people were arrested June 26 after they allegedly broke into three vehicles and tried to unlock the front door of an occupied home in Holmes Beach. Lee Taylor Bergeron, 18, homeless, faces charges of attempted unarmed burglary of an …

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Local ‘dry water’ campaign nets arrest

Local participation in a national event designed to crack down on boating under the influence netted one arrest. Seven other boaters received citations for safety violations during Operation Dry Water, which was conducted nationwide June 27-29. During the weekend, law …

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