Tag Archives: 12-11-2013

Welcome to Christmas, Privateer-Style!

Santa Claus announces the Christmas season’s arrival as he waves to his adoring crowd in the Privateers annual Christmas Parade Dec. 7. Click here for more images

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Welcome to Christmas, Islander-Style!

The Anna Maria Island Privateers, along with their Christmas sleigh, Santa Claus and their float/boat Skullway, join the fun hosted Dec. 6 by The Islander and The Feast Restaurant at the Island Shopping Center in Holmes Beach. Nearly all the …

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Loads of holiday jollies at Family Fun Day

Students of Diane Partington’s Studio of Classical Ballet of Sarasota perform for guests of the center’s Family Fun Day Dec. 7. Dancers performed selections from the Nutcracker, which will be showing at the Sarasota Opera House Dec. 21-22. Click here …

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Welcome to Christmas, Privateer-Style!

The Anna Maria Island Privateers head up their Dec. 7 annual Christmas Parade aboard Skullywag. The parade began at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria, passing along Pine Avenue, and wound south to a party hosted by the Privateers at Coquina …

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Welcome to Christmas, Islander-Style!

The Anna Maria Island Privateers, along with their Christmas sleigh, Santa Claus and their float/boat Skullway, join the fun hosted Dec. 6 by The Islander and The Feast Restaurant at the Island Shopping Center in Holmes Beach. Nearly all the …

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Loads of holiday jollies at Family Fun Day

  Students of Diane Partington’s Studio of Classical Ballet of Sarasota perform for guests of the center’s Family Fun Day Dec. 7. Dancers performed selections from the Nutcracker, which will be showing at the Sarasota Opera House Dec. 21-22. Gingerbread …

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BAM: BB kicks off overhaul plan to fire administrative staff

Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry takes direction from Commissioner Jack Clarke and Mayor Bill Shearon on an idea to overhaul the city’s administration department. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon began his new policy of holding a work session prior to city meetings with a bang as the city began to overhaul its administration department. A plan put forth by Commissioner Jack Clarke and supported …

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AME collects aid for typhoon victims

Anna Maria Elementary School students are collecting donations to help children affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which wreaked havoc in the Philippines. The three-week effort involves collecting toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo, new sheets and blankets and instant dry noodles, as …

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Beach renourishment to begin Dec. 11

At the Moose Lodge 2188, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, in June 2012, heavy surf resulted in a loss of beach as Tropical Storm Debby churned offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Beach sand was sacrificed to Debby all along the island’s Gulf shore. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Rumors of the next beach renourishment project’s startup have been floating around the island for months. In fact, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox was told earlier this year to prepare to move sea …

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HB parks committee wants beach access involvement

The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification committee is getting back to business with its second meeting since its summer break. It also now now has two city commission liaisons — possibly. City commissioners voted on appointments to various committees and …

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