Tag Archives: 08-20-2014

Anna Maria suggests pedestrians ‘Stop, Wait, Wave’

Rick Percycoe, left, and John Pouris of the Anna Maria public works department inspect the just-completed “Stop, Wait, Wave” stencil Aug. 12, a message to help pedestrians who use the crosswalk at Gulf Drive and Spring Avenue. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Pedestrians crossing Gulf Drive at Spring Avenue in Anna Maria are being greeted with a sign on the pavement on both sides of the crosswalk that says, “Stop, Wait, Wave.” Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said the stencil idea is for …

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AMI turtle watch reaches peak of hatching season

Sea turtle nests on Anna Maria Island are in full hatching mode. “This week has been the busiest week so far. We’ve had over 30 nests hatch out,” said Suzi Fox, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive …

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Watch it grow!

  Work on the cell phone tower foundation in Bradenton Beach is ongoing Aug. 15. The tower will support carriers AT&T and Verizon. Islander Photo: Charmaine Engelsman

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Chappie Park dedication celebrates namesake, natural Florida

The city of Bradenton Beach feted its former commissioner and mayor, now Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie, center left with shovel, at the park named in his honor in October 2011, where plans are proceeding for an educational nature park. Islander Photo: Charmaine Engelsman

Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie has seen some changes in his community since he moved to Bradenton Beach more than 30 years ago. One welcome change is taking place on a little patch of beachfront where, thanks to Chappie and …

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Bradenton Beach pier startup celebrated

Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon, left, shakes hands with former Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy at the closing of the Historic Bridge Street Pier for renovations. Attending the startup are Bradenton Beach Commissioner Jan Vosburgh, left, Police Chief Sam Speciale, public works director Tom Woodard and Commissioner Ed Straight. Islander Photo: Charmaine Engelsman

It was clear sailing for Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon and former Mayor John Shaughnessy Aug. 12 for the official kick off of renovations to the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Ed Straight, Bradenton Beach Police Chief …

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Cortez Bridge meeting set Aug. 28

The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting an open house 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, to take display information and take public comments on the future of the Cortez …

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Utility theft stirs up discussion among Holmes Beach officials

An alleged incident of utility theft at a Holmes Beach property has prompted discussion among city commissioners. Commissioner Jean Peelen introduced the subject at an Aug. 12 commission meeting. “There are two lines of inquiry I want to follow here. …

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Hurricane Charley remembered

Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm with 145-mph winds, made landfall 10 years ago on Aug. 13, 2004, near Punta Gorda, about 60 miles south of Anna Maria Island. Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn, who was mayor at that time, remembers …

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Third elderly abuse charge filed against caregiver

An Anna Maria woman, already accused of abusing two elderly persons in her care, was re-arrested Aug. 12 and charged with battery of a victim over the age of 65. Joan Franklin, 68, of Hammock Lane, already faces two charges …

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Mote watches red tide bloom

Marine scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory, the University of South Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are monitoring a bloom of red tide in the northeast Gulf of Mexico that is slowly drifting to the south-southeast, a …

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