Tag Archives: 08-27-2014

BB pier tenants cite problems, seek rent relief

A crane is employed by Duncan Seawall in its work to rehab the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier. The restaurant tenant told commissioners Aug. 20 that construction is hurting his business. Islander Photo: Charmaine Engelsman

Hot, steamy meeting? It wasn’t just the air conditioning. The Bradenton Beach meeting Aug. 21 dragged out for more than three long, hot hours in a room where the AC couldn’t cope. Some people found it intolerable. Several audience members …

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Anna Maria mayor: Budget cuts would hurt city services

Anna Maria commissioners appear caught between a rock and another rock. Commissioners at previous budget work sessions had considered using the property tax rollback rate of 1.8685 for the 2014-15 budget instead of the 2.05 rate used for the 2013-14 …

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Last-minute invite sparks city-PAR kerfuffle

A few feathers were ruffled last week by a last-minute invitation to a private gathering in Anna Maria. Pine Avenue Restoration’s Mike Coleman emailed Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn late Aug. 15, asking her to join representatives of PAR, which was …

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New turtle-friendly lights

A high-pressure sodium bulb was swapped for an LED bulb, and the fixtures were switched to shielded fixtures.

New lights lining coastal roadways could make all the difference for sea turtle disorientations. A combined effort between Florida Power and Light, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Florida Department of Transportation could make that happen. The three …

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State prosecutor determined to get sex crimes case to trial

Joseph Edmund Chiquet, who was arrested in July 2009 while residing in Bradenton Beach and charged with multiple counts of sex crimes involving a 15-year-old girl, has once again been declared competent to stand trial. A jury trial is slated …

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Cortez Bridge meeting set Aug. 28 in Holmes Beach

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

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WMFR approaching $6 million budget

West Manatee Fire Rescue District commissioners held the first reading of the proposed 2014-15 budget Aug. 21. WMFR Chief Andy Price, who prepared the spending plan, proposed an operating budget of $5.9 million, with $4.96 million (84 percent) for wages …

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Fishing – 08-27-2014

Ann Moore of Palma Sola in Bradenton shows off her first-ever gag grouper, caught Aug. 16 while fishing with Capt. Warren Girle.

Back to school: Anglers fishing for reds   We are on the verge of finding schooling reds for yet another late summer season. Schools are containing 100-300 fish. Although only a couple of schools have been sighted, more will be …

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Real Estate – 08-27-2014

627 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,939 sfla / 2,675 3bed/2½bath/2car canalfront home built in 1967 on a 98×151 lot was sold 07/31/14, Heil to Tucker for $1,025,000; list $1,150,000. 514 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,841 sfla / …

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Calendar – 08-27-2014

Save the date: The Anna Maria Island Privateers are making plans for the annual Invasion Festival, which will take place Nov. 1-2 in Bradenton Beach. The nonprofit group hosted the inaugural festival last fall, which featured a marketplace, a ball, …

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