Tag Archives: 08-15-2012

Sheriff, school district races, party nominations decided

Island voters headed to the polls Aug. 14 to mark ballots for partisan candidates in county, state and federal races. The following results are for Manatee County’s 113 reporting precincts. In a universal primary contest, winner take all, voters re-elected …

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DEP: Remove or modify tree house

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has threatened to remove the tree house at Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., Holmes Beach, has 30 days to remove a tree house or submit a modified design and location for the structure that was built on the beachfront without permits — or the state will remove …

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Anna Maria rejects center’s cell tower plea

Anna Maria commissioners rebuffed a request by the Anna Maria Island Community Center to sublet its lease with the city and allow a portion of the property to accommodate a cell tower. At the Aug. 9 city meeting, Greg Ross, …

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North Shore rental complies with Anna Maria code

This vacation rental at 804 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, was cited by building official Bob Welch in June for having illegal ground-floor living space. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

After a re-inspection of a vacation rental at 804 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, owned by developer Shawn Kaleta, building official Bob Welch was satisfied the use of the ground level complies with city code. According to the Federal Emergency …

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AME PTO steps up for school opening

A new sign on the marquis announces an Aug. 16 Anna Maria Elementary School Open House and Parent Teacher Organization Supply Sale at the school.

No need to stand in lines. No need to fight the back-to-school shoppers. No need to drive to Bradenton to shop. It’s the one and only chance to cross it all off your list without enduring the hassle of shopping …

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Lights on Gulf Drive still an obstacle for hatchlings

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox, left, and section coordinator Lee Zerkel remove stakes marking a loggerhead nest at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. The sea turtles hatched Aug. 5. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Against the odds, a loggerhead nest hatched Aug. 5 at the south end of the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring volunteers weren’t sure if the sea turtle nest survived …

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New branding won’t change Island brand

Plans to rebrand Manatee County as a tourist destination and change the name of the convention center from the Manatee Convention Center to the Bradenton Area Convention Center will be discussed at the 9 a.m. Aug. 20 meeting of the …

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Privateers respond to suit over Santa’s sleigh

The Anna Maria Island Privateers is defending its ownership of Santa’s sleigh against a lawsuit filed in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court. In the Privateers’ response Aug. 6, the nonprofit’s Sarasota attorney, Amy K. Kenyon, denied the allegations in the …

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FDLE yes, FBI no to 2009 Morris death review

Friends and family of the late Sheena Morris, the Tampa woman who died at the BridgeWalk Resort in Bradenton Beach on New Year’s Day of 2009, wants the Federal Bureau of Investigation to take over the case. Morris’s mother, Kelly …

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2 arrested for felony gun theft

Two Holmes Beach men were booked into the Manatee County jail Aug. 3 on charges of felony theft of a firearm after allegedly stealing a 9 mm handgun from Mackinlay’s roommate. According to a probable cause affidavit, Erik Hall, 24, …

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