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Holmes Beach parking plan draws county reaction

In Holmes Beach, 49th Street, one of the streets that would be included in the permit-parking ordinance restrictions, was empty of beachgoers and parked cars Feb. 3. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain

The Holmes Beach permit-parking plan may be drawing its last breath. The ordinance, which passed the commission with a 3-2 vote Jan. 26, was vetoed by Mayor Bob Johnson Jan. 28. It now has one last chance for approval. It …

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Holmes Beach considers vacating property

It’s not every day the city of Holmes Beach considers giving property away. Richard and Shelley Wheeler, owners of 302 34th St., a rental property, and 202 35th St., a four-unit rental property, have asked the city to vacate an …

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FDOT contractor causes water break at Sunbow Bay

Tony Hopkins, treasurer for the Sunbow Bay Condominium Association, points to where the water line was hit, causing the 8-hour water outage for hundreds of water customers. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

An excavator on a Florida Department of Transportation project broke a water line while digging on the west side of East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach, leaving customers there without water for eight hours and causing a two-day boil-water advisory. …

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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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