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ame talent show shake it off

AME fifth-graders Brea Sauls, Jillian Loudermilk and Hailey Kagin perform a hip-hop dance Feb. 3 to the song “One Way” by Bizzle in the auditorium. The girls were the final act of 22 performances in the annual talent show. First-graders …

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AM City Pier survey results in

Derek Hearn of Bridge Design Associates surveys in July 2015 the understructure of the Anna Maria City Pier. Islander File Photo

A draft of the Anna Maria City Pier survey from July 2015 has reached city hall. The estimated cost for repairs is $1.4 million-$1.7 million for the indicated work on the pier its buildings as a result of the survey. …

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Former Bradenton Beach commissioner re-enters political arena

Former Bradenton Beach Commissioner Janie Robertson is making a comeback in the political arena. She claims in a Jan. 31 email to city officials that the “first result of the agenda resolution … is rearing its ugly head” and city …

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Holmes Beach approves, mayor vetoes permit parking plan

A typical beach-end street in Holmes Beach with beachgoers’ cars parked on the street. Islander File Photo

The Holmes Beach City Commission, in a second and final reading Jan. 26, adopted a permit-parking ordinance, but it’s not a done deal. The vote was 3-2, with Chair Judy Titsworth and Commissioner Pat Morton dissenting, which means there isn’t …

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Bridge Street pier concessionaire seeks clarity

John Maguire sells bait from his boat Jan. 29 alongside the day dock on the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Ed Scott

Which bait salesman is the better catch? Sherman Baldwin, Paradise Boat Tours captain and operator of Paradise Activity Center, a new recreational concierge business on the Historic Bridge Street Pier, has exclusive rights to sell bait on the pier. The …

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Anna Maria finalizes city planner contract

January began with a friendly tug of war between Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Both cities wanted city planner Alan Garrett — who worked part-time for both — to work full time. In the end, Garrett signed with Anna Maria. Mayor …

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Trees vandalized

  Remnants of an Australian pine tree, are pictured Jan. 23 across Gulf Drive from the Wicked Cantina Restaurant, 101 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach, by a concerned citizen. A Bradenton Beach code enforcement officer contacted Manatee County Jan. 26 …

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Community center puts positive spin on finances at quarterly meeting

Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy, right, addresses Kristen Lessig, The Center of Anna Maria Island executive director, Jan. 25 during the center “town hall” meeting. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain

The Center of Anna Maria Island may not be in the black, but staff is hopeful for the future. The center hosted a quarterly community meeting Jan. 25, drawing 24 people, not including staff and program leaders, to discuss how …

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‘Mariah Carey’ burglar declared incompetent

A burglary suspect who told a tale of co-owning a Holmes Beach home with singer-songwriter Mariah Carey was declared incompetent to proceed in court. Jason Lowell James, 36, of Bradenton, was declared incompetent Jan. 14 by 12th Circuit Judge Deno …

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Bradenton man sentenced to 12 months probation for DUI

Twelve months of probation was handed down to a 22-year-old who tested at twice the legal limit after being stopped by police in Holmes Beach. Christian E. Patterson, 22, of Bradenton, was pulled over for speeding and doing a wheelie …

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