Tag Archives: 10-30-2013

P&P draws straw poll voters

Voters from each island city drew a good crowd.

The Islander’s annual Popcorn and Politics event for candidates and voters from each island city drew a good crowd Oct. 25, to the newspaper’s new offices at 5406B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Also attending were members of the Manatee County …

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Anna Maria voters face a tough decision:

Four good candidates are seeking to serve the city and there are only three seats to fill. Commissioner Dale Woodland has served the city well, and while it may seem he comes to a point from a long distance, he …

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HB shade meeting sparks Sunshine investigation

The tree house at of Angelino’s Sea Lodge in Holmes Beach continues to sprout controversy. Islander File Photo

You might say a controversial tree house cast an ominous shadow at Holmes Beach City Hall. Or the sun don’t shine under that tree. Or more trouble grows …. But you get it. David Levin, a Sarasota attorney representing Richard …

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$1M matchup: Bradenton Beach meets TDC

Concrete supports at the Historic Bridge Street Pier are cracked and show the wear of saltwater. Islander Photo: Mark Young

  ‘This pier is a symbol of our city. It’s the first thing people see coming over the bridge. It’s important to all of us.’ — Mayor John Shaughnessy   Bravo TV host Patti Stanger matches single millionaires with their …

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Bradenton Beach cooks up final pier restaurant lease

Boaters docking at the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier’s floating dock will have a short walk to a new pier restaurant, which is planned for a January opening. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Ordering! Perhaps by January, workers will be hired by new operators and pier diners will be ordering from a new menu on Bradenton Beach’s historic pier. Bradenton Beach commissioners voted 4-0 at an Oct. 24 special city commission meeting to …

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Property owner wants free fence from Anna Maria

Barbara Nally, owner of a vacation rental at 110 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, is asking the city to pay for a privacy fence between the home and a yet-to-be-completed walkway carrying pedestrians to the Sandbar Restaurant and a public beach …

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AM commission reverses, rejects filing court action

Vacation property owners and managers in Anna Maria can call off their attack dogs. There won’t be a legal battle over vacation rentals after all. In a 3-2 vote at the Oct. 24 meeting, commissioners reversed a September decision to …

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Island sea turtle volunteers sing finale on high note

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox conducts a hatched egg count on the final nest of a record-breaking sea turtle season. Islander Photo: Mark Young

It’s almost as if the sea turtle population in the Gulf of Mexico is singing its finale for a long, successful concert season. While sea turtle nesting season doesn’t officially end until Oct. 31, the final recorded nest of the …

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40-year repair shop must make way

Judi Rickerson and her son Aaron at Island Auto Repair, 5608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, are looking to relocate the business. The site has been owned by the Grooms family for more than 40 years. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Barry Grooms says he has concerns abut the volume of misinformation circulating about his commercial property in Holmes Beach and the termination of his tenant’s lease on Jan. 2. He also says he “feels bad” that Island Auto Repair will …

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Pirates and all, set clocks back Nov. 3

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3,

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, just as the clock is winding down on the Anna Maria Island Privateers inaugural pirate invasion — a three-day affair that starts Nov. 1. For most of the United States, …

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