Tag Archives: 11-23-2011

KMB hosts Sandblast 2011

Sandblast, in the final hour, at Manatee Public Beach. About two dozen teams competed in the annual classic benefiting Keep Manatee Beautiful. Islander Photo: Jackie Mutter

With rakes, spoons, garbage cans and other odd tools, about two dozen teams competed Nov. 19 in the annual Sandblast sand-sculpting contest held to benefit Keep Manatee Beautiful, an anti-litter, pro-green nonprofit. A change of venue took place for the …

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These are a few of our favorite things

Friends are, of course, No. 1 on our list of things to be thankful for every year. Friends who share great recipes are No. 2. For these friends and recipes, Thanksgiving is for sharing. Here is the eggnog recipe given …

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AM pardons Australian pines

Anna Maria resident Diane Caniff speaks at the commission’s Nov. 17 meeting in opposition to removing Australian pines from city-owned Gulf Park. Commissioners voted 4-1 not to remove the trees. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Despite reports from plant experts that Australian pines are an invasive species and a Florida Department of Environmental Protection directive that trees should be removed from public property whenever possible, those in Anna Maria’s park fronting the Gulf of Mexico …

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Barking dogs take bite from wallet

Gary McMullen of Cedar Avenue in Anna Maria learned that barking dogs can be expensive. At its Nov. 14 meeting, the city code enforcement board found McMullen had not complied with its May directive to control his dogs or face …

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BB commission OKs beach market

The Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, received conditional approval to host an open-air market on the premises. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

A proposal for a beach market won temporary approval from Bradenton Beach commissioners Nov. 17, following some haggling on conditions and debating on free enterprise. The commission voted 3-1 to approve a special event permit for the Gulf Drive Cafe …

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Solemnly swear

John Shaughnessy and Gay Breuler take their oath of office Nov. 14. Shaughnessy, a former commissioner, succeeded Bob Bartelt, and Breuler began her second two-year term on the city commission. A brief swearing-in ceremony was followed with a reception at …

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‘Free Ride’ films in village

Filming for “Free Ride,” a film starring and produced by Anna Paquin, took place in Cortez Nov. 14. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love

The “action” in Cortez Nov. 14 wasn’t just on the fish docks where stone crab claws and other catches were unloaded. Filming for “Free Ride” took place in Cortez that day. Filming also has taken place in Sarasota. “Free Ride” …

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BB woman pleads not guilty of abuse

Campanello

A Bradenton Beach woman recently pleaded not guilty to allegations she abused two children. The Bradenton Beach Police Department arrested Laura Campanello, 44, Oct. 16 in the 1800 block of Gulf Drive North. She faces two felony charges of child …

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Eagle aloft

A juvenile bald eagle rescued and rehabilitated by Wildlife Inc. of Bradenton Beach after the bird was struck by a car in east Bradenton was released Nov. 17. The bird was released at the Mixon Fruit Farm in east Bradenton, …

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BB man denied jail release

A Bradenton Beach man accused of stabbing another man and escaping from police custody is asking the court to dismiss his attorney. The man, Jacob Gennell of Bradenton Beach, recently lost his petition to have the charges dismissed in the …

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