Tag Archives: 12-19-2012

Santa visits Bridge Street and kids

Santa visits with a fan during the Dec. 15 Christmas on Bridge Street celebration in Bradenton Beach. Santa rode in on the Anna Maria Island Privateers sleigh and the Privateers joined this year’s festivities for the first time to raise …

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Island churches celebrate Christmas Eve

Roser Chapel stained-glass window.

Christmas will be celebrated islandwide and include candlelight services, masses and sermons Sunday through Tuesday, Dec. 23-25. St. Bernard Catholic Church         St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, will celebrate Mass at each service, including regular …

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New Cortez Bridge study to begin

The Florida Department of Transportation will begin a study for the replacement of the Cortez Bridge beginning in 2013, Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization executive director Mike Howe said in December. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

The Florida Department of Transportation will begin a study in January for a replacement of the Cortez Bridge. Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization executive director Mike Howe told members of the Island Transportation and Planning Organization Dec. 10 that the study …

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Plaintiffs to appeal watercraft wrongful death verdict

A not-guilty jury verdict in the three-year-old lawsuit waged by the family of a Deltona man who died in a watercraft accident near a staging area for an artificial reef project at Longboat Pass at south Coquina Beach appears headed …

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Holmes Beach commission seeks Mainsail update

There were more questions than answers for Holmes Beach commissioners Dec.11 on the future of the proposed Mainsail Anna Maria Lodge at the corner of Marina and Gulf drives.         Earlier in the day, Mainsail Lodging and Development president Joe …

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Objectors to HB moratorium rise, city limits terms

A crowd at a Holmes Beach meeting looks on Dec. 11 as commissioners consider a building moratorium for the Residential-2 zone district. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell

While Holmes Beach residents have been packing city meetings in the past year to complain about huge houses, investors moving residents out of the city’s housing stock and renter-related problems, at a Dec.11 meeting, it was the turn of new …

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City to honor police chief

Police Chief Jay Romine

The city commission of Holmes Beach was to hold a reception for retiring Police Chief Jay Romine after press time for The Islander, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.     Romine will retire Dec. …

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Osborn isn’t talking about FDLE request to cooperate

Kelly Osborn isn’t answering whether she will cooperate with a Florida Department Law Enforcement request to release requested evidence needed to conclude the investigation into her daughter’s 2009 death in Bradenton Beach. Sheena Morris, 22, was found dead in a …

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Holiday of Treasures celebrated on Pine

Guitarist Joe Bonfiglio plays holiday music at the Olive Oil Outpost, 401 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, during the p Dec.14 in businesses along Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive. Merchants held open house and offered snacks and refreshments to and estimated …

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Roser celebrates holiday fellowship in Bethlehem walk

Steve Gianiotes readies Lima the llama for the Bethlehem Walk in Anna Maria. Four generations in Hal Kesyer’s family, including 101-year-young Hal, BJ Love, Rosanne Tennyson and Emery Vulgan, gather before the Dec. 15 Bethlehem Walk with others from the …

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