Tag Archives: 08-22-2012

County schools to close Monday, preparation for TS Isaac urged

The Manatee County Commission met at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Emergency Operations Center to declare a state of local emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Isaac. The declaration allows the implementation of emergency plans and procedures. The Manatee …

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Tropical Storm Isaac update

As of 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24, Tropical Storm Isaac was moving northwest at 16 mph with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. The storm is expected to make landfall on the coast of Haiti later tonight. The center of …

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Top Notch grand prize winner

  The Top Notch photo contest winner for the fourth week, Penny Frick of Bradenton, is the top winner in the six-week contest with her photo of a searing sunset captured in May at Siesta Key Beach. Frick — a …

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Expect June boom for tourism

If resort tax collections are any indication — and they have been for the past 16 months — area tourism in June took a big jump from June 2011. The Manatee County Tax Collector’s resort tax division reported collections in …

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AM-MCSO in squabble about enforcement

Anna Maria commissioners and Mayor Mike Selby appear headed for a showdown with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office about the duties of deputies assigned to the MCSO-Anna Maria substation. At the commission’s Aug. 14 budget work session, Commissioner SueLynn said …

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MCSO to city: ‘We are not code enforcement’

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Dave Turner, head of the MCSO-Anna Maria substation, has responded to Mayor Mike Selby’s request for help with enforcing noise and disturbance problems by saying, “We are not code enforcement officers.” Turner wrote Selby and …

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County renews push for beer, wine sales at Coquina concession

As sunset approaches at the Coquina Beach concession stand, no one gathers to enjoy the view. Manatee County officials are making a second push for beer and wine sales at the stand to keep people at the beach longer. Islander Photo: Mark Young

The Coquina Beach concession stand reopened May 23 after months of renovations kept the facility closed, but it reopened as a dry cafe — to the disappointment of some. Despite the celebration, featuring a who’s who of county officials, beer …

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Local polls see light primary vote

After voting Aug. 14, Holmes Beach resident Bob Squier pauses by the “Vote Here” sign at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell

Voter turnout for the Aug. 14 primary election was higher than in 2008, but lower than the 2010 primaries. Voter turnout in 2008 was 16.25 percent, while 24 percent of voters turned out in 2010, according to Nancy Bignell, Manatee …

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Cries of crisis, denials in HB

Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen read a report she wrote into the record Aug. 14 before a packed city hall chambers, targeting builder Shawn Kaleta for invading the city eight years ago and transforming it into an out-of-state investor-driven rental …

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HB building official’s property plan approval delayed

Holmes Beach building inspector Bob Shaffer went to the podium Aug. 14 as the owner of commercial property looking to build offices and a warehouse on Avenue C, but city attorney Patricia Petruff directed a new procedure. According to Petruff, …

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