Tag Archives: 09-03-2014

Buried clothing may link to Musil-Buehler murder mystery

Spectrum Underground Inc. workers install a sewer line at the south end of Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is analyzing women’s clothing dug up by the crew’s backhoe. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

In Anna Maria, it’s the small things that draw attention. In fact, underwear uncovered by sewer workers near Galati Marine has sparked new suspicion in the disappearance and murder of Sabine Musil-Buehler. The articles of clothing, after all, were found …

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Governor campaigns in Bradenton Beach

Gov. Rick Scott, left, visits with Jana Espy and husband Bill Espy of Bradenton at their table on the outdoor deck at the BeacHhouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Scott stopped at the restaurant for lunch on his motorcoach tour for his campaign for another four-year term in office. Scott will be on the Nov. 4 ballot with democratic opponent and former governor Charlie Christ. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes

Florida’s governor made his first visit to Anna Maria Island a busman’s holiday of sorts. Republican Gov. Rick Scott joined those flocking Sept. 1 to the beaches for the Labor Day weekend as he kicked off a two-week motorcoach campaign …

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Anna Maria business owner: sign regs ‘not fair’

The main sign for the commercial building that houses five businesses at 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, advertises only the owner’s storage business. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

When Laura Shely relocated her Tide and Moon Jewelry store from Holmes Beach to Anna Maria in 2010, she said she was told by Anna Maria officials that she could have a sandwich board sign — a free-standing A-frame sign …

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DOT shows options, calls for comment on Cortez Bridge future

Retired Minnesota Department of Transportation official Bob Jaworski, center, reviews the “high-bridge” option for replacement of the Cortez Bridge at the Florida Department of Transportation’s Aug. 28 comment meeting in Holmes Beach. With Jaworski are DOT staff Jim Jacobson, left, and Boon Chong. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

One important date emerged from the Florida Department of Transportation’s public comment meeting on the future of the Cortez Bridge. By 2050, the bridge must be replaced with a new structure, regardless of how much rehabilitation and repair is done …

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Chilly chief challenge

  Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer is showered with ice water by HBPD Officers Brian Copeman and Josh Fleischer — for the ALS ice-bucket challenge. Tokajer nominated Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Paul …

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Winds favor Mainsail development, city OKs lodge site plan

The future site of Mainsail Lodge on Marina Drive in Holmes Beach contains rebar markers for underground pilings and utilities that were put in by the previous developer and boats line the marina slips. The site contained a residential duplex and a once thriving island landmark, Pete Reynard’s Yacht Club Restaurant. Islander File Photo.

The vacant field of rebar and overgrown grass in downtown Holmes Beach may soon see activity. After nearly two years of on-again, off-again discussion, the site plan for Mainsail Lodge near the intersection of Gulf and Marina drives was approved …

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Man flees police, assaults K-9 deputy

It’s all part of the job for Rocky. Enforcers of the law know when they step on duty they are putting themselves in harm’s way. There’s no exception for Rocky, Manatee County Sheriff’s K-9 unit. At about 10:20 p.m. Aug. …

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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 continue to observe a large bloom of red tide in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. The release said the bloom is …

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Calendar – 09-03-2014

On the big screen South Florida Museum will screen the documentary “Shut Up and Sing” at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. The museum is at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. For more information, call SFM at 941-746-4131. Islander Courtesy Photo …

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Governor campaigns in Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon, second from left, and his partner Tjet Martin welcome Gov. Rick Scott, R, to Anna Maria Island. Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti looks on. Islander Photos: Laurie Hayes.  Click Here for more

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