Tag Archives: 12-28-2011

Bradenton Beach mayor seeks ward 3 interest

Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy holds a picture of his family next to a map of the city following an interview at city hall. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Almost like they’re family, Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy can’t say enough about his pride in the city and the people he works with in his job as the city’s top administrator. He looks at the appointment of the next …

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Gatehouse seeks Ward 3 commission seat

Gatehouse ready for commission seat Richard Gatehouse is one of two residents of Ward 3 who expressed interest the vacant Ward 3 Bradenton Beach commission seat. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Richard Gatehouse, 60, a resident of the 100 block of Third Street North in Bradenton Beach, is seeking appointment to the vacant Ward 3 city commission seat. Gatehouse is a volunteer member of Bradenton Beach’s mooring field committee and the …

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Tillison seeks Ward 3 commission seat

Scooter ready for commission work Johnny “Scooter” Tillison points to the mooring field south of the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach while discussing issues facing the city Dec. 22.

“I’m not a politician,” says Johnny “Scooter” Tillison, 71, who hopes to gain the appointment to the vacant Ward 3 seat on the Bradenton Beach City Commission, “but I love this little Island. “There’s some things that need fixin’, the …

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Holmes Beach opens city course to golf carts

John, Connor and Julie Holmes of Granger, Ind., enjoy street-legal golf cart transportation from the beach to home while on vacation in Holmes Beach.

Golf cart drivers in Holmes Beach will motor with less of a handicap in the wake of an ordinance approved unanimously by commissioners Dec. 13 allowing golf carts on more city streets. The new law allows golf carts to be …

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Don’t forget resort tax this season

With the coming of the winter tourist season, the Manatee County Tax Collector’s resort tax collection unit has issued a notice reminding property owners renting a property for six months or less of its tax obligations. The 5 percent resort …

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Island road construction on hold

The Florida Department of Transportation announced that all construction activities on Anna Maria Island are suspended for the holiday season. Construction of the East Bay Drive sidewalk in Holmes Beach will resume Jan. 3, the DOT said in a press …

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Sandpiper Resort lands in dispute between cities

Kay Williams recently returned from Michigan to her residence in the Sandpiper Resort and is unfamiliar with the issues surrounding the property dispute between Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach on the north side of the mobile home park. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

The Sandpiper Resort in Bradenton Beach is caught between two cities regarding a solution to the 2008 quitclaim of 27th Street east of Gulf Drive along the mobile home park’s northern boundary with Holmes Beach. And the Bradenton Beach City …

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Fireworks signal new year

The BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach will host its 18th annual New Year’s Eve party for patrons of the beachfront restaurant, and the midnight fireworks show will again provide free entertainment to the crowd that assembles on …

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Flashback 2011: The year in review Part 1

The year began with frigid temperatures — for Florida, fireworks over the Gulf of Mexico and frenzy at Anna Maria city hall, where a band of 40 pirates kidnapped the mayor. The second half of the year, to be reviewed …

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Obituaries – 12-28-2011

George A. Morgan George A. Morgan, 61, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Dec. 18. He was born Sept. 5, 1950. Mr. Morgan was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in Viet Nam. He was …

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