Tag Archives: 10-09-2013

Community unites to help R&R pier staff

WMFR firefighters are assisted by Longboat Key and Cedar Hammock fire districts in bringing the Rod & Reel Pier Sept. 30 smoldering electrical fire under control. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

In the wake of the Sept. 30 electrical fire at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria, island churches have stepped up to offer aid and assistance to the 30 pier employees who may be without jobs for several …

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Captain Morgan artist joins Invasion Weekend

Don Maitz has authorized use of his artwork, “Starboard Gunner,” for commemorative T-shirts at the Pirate Invasion. Islander Image: Courtesy Don Maitz

The Anna Maria Island Privateers recruited American artist Don Maitz to help with the November weekend when the nonprofit invades and captures the island. Maitz is perhaps best known for his “Captain” character promoting Captain Morgan rum. He works in commercial, …

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Bradenton Beach pier project inches — slowly — forward

The familiar sight of Historic Bridge Street Pier closures will continue through a delayed renovation project. Islander File Photo: Mark Young

“I’m not sure when I will get confirmation, but it is looking fantastic. I’m so excited that I can’t sleep at night.” — Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy There’s been a lot of bad news when it comes to the …

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Future BB pier restaurant tenants plan family fare

Family serving families. That’s the idea of the new operators of the Historic Bridge Street Pier restaurant, pending lease negotiations. The family includes, Shannon Kemper, left, Genevieve Kemper, Tammy Kemper-Pena, finance partner Ina Conant, Roland Pena, Ali Kemper and Rusty Roberts. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Lease negotiations continue between the city of Bradenton Beach and the tenants of the Historic Bridge Street Pier restaurant, but there is excitement in the air for Roland Pena and his family. While the lease is being finalized, the menus …

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Cagnina home, vacant lots sold

Anna Maria developer Shawn Kaleta recently purchased the former Cagnina family house at 207 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, and the four adjacent vacant lots behind Ginny’s and Jane E’s at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive. The seller was Marie …

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Bradenton Beach woman faces child abuse charge

A 50-year-old Bradenton Beach woman faces a charge of felony child abuse. According to the probable cause affidavit, Bradenton Beach Police Department Officer Eric Hill responded to a Sept. 28 domestic battery call in the 100 block of Seventh Street …

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Man pleads not guilty in BB boating incident

A man accused of fleeing an officer and recklessly operating his boat in Bradenton Beach has pleaded not guilty and demanded a jury trial. A preliminary hearing for George Mark McElroy was scheduled for Oct. 11. A probable cause affidavit …

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Sexual battery case closed

A Bradenton Beach man arrested in April for alleged sexual battery with a weapon against a victim 12 or older and aggravated assault will not be prosecuted. Records at the Manatee County Judicial Center show that formal charges will not …

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Woman accused of Gulf Drive Cafe theft pleads not guilty

A woman accused of stealing from a Bradenton Beach restaurant has pleaded not guilty and demanded a jury trial. Dana Lynn Powell of Bradenton was arrested in July and is accused of using a special code at the Gulf Drive …

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Holmes Beach congestion committee sets goals, pursues action

“No Parking” areas at the Manatee Public Beach could be designated for passenger drop-off to enhance traffic flow. Islander Photo: Mark Young

From purchasing property for a fee-based parking lot to reconfiguring parking and traffic flow at the Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach congestion committee members are kicking ideas into high gear. The committee previously focused on the use of off-site parking …

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