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Red tide bloom remains in northeast Gulf

An offshore bloom of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, remains in northeast Gulf of Mexico. Satellite images from the University of South Florida show a surface bloom extending between Dixie and Pinellas counties, about 15 miles offshore between …

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Bradenton Beach cell tower to rise Thursday

Bring your binoculars. The 150-foot-tall Bradenton Beach cell tower is slated for installation Thursday, Sept. 11, according to Kevin Barile of Florida Tower Partners LLC, which is developing the cell tower site. There will be quite a bit of activity …

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Abatement approved for Bradenton Beach pier tenants

Bradenton Beach City Pier contractor Duncan Seawall continues the rehab of the pier Sept. 4, including removal of the cupola-shelter and decking and the installation of new pilings. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes

The abate debate is over. The Bradenton Beach city commission decided at its meeting Sept. 4 to shave $1,135 off the monthly rent for the proprietors of the Cast-N-Cage restaurant, Rusty Anchor bait and tackle shop and the Pelican Perch …

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Center board fills up, while 2 new members quickly resign

Anna Maria Island residents and former residents have responded to the June request by Anna Maria Island Community Center executive director Dawn Stiles and board of directors chair Scott Rudacille for volunteers to fill vacancies on the board. The new …

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Woman medevaced following boat injury

The U.S. Coast Station in Cortez is located at 4530 124th St. W., Cortez, and responds to water related emergencies and law enforcement issues.

A common boating mishap — running aground on a sandbar — resulted in a serious injury for a 74-year-old woman Sept. 2. The U.S. Coast Guard Station at Cortez was contacted at about 1:48 p.m. Sept. 2 by Coast Guard …

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Coast Guard-Station Cortez rescues 3 boaters over Labor Day

Boaters off the coast of Anna Maria Island found themselves in a precarious situation over the Labor Day weekend. The U.S. Coast Guard-Station Cortez received a call around 4 p.m. Aug. 31 that a vessel 7 miles offshore containing three …

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Sheriff’s deputy plans chill challenge for ALS

Sgt. Paul Davis, head of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office- Anna Maria substation, is asking the community for donations to help him undertake the Ice Bucket Challenge to support the ALS Association. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Want to dump some ice-cold water on your local sheriff’s deputy? Here’s your chance. Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Paul Davis, the officer in charge of MCSO-Anna Maria substation, has accepted a challenge from Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer …

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HB facing potential Harris Act lawsuit

The home at 626 Key Royale sits mid-way through a renovation. The work was brought to a halt by former building official Tom O’Brien in May. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

The city of Holmes Beach may find itself on another court docket, alongside Mayor Carmel Monti and former superintendent of public works Tom O’Brien. A certified letter received at city hall Sept. 2 from David P. Johnson, of David P. …

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Home security camera catches Holmes Beach crooks in action

Crooks caught in the act

Let’s go to the video. Three crooks were caught in the act on a neighbor’s security camera Aug. 29 while burglarizing a home in the 8000 block of Marina Isles in Holmes Beach. The camera recorded three suspects pulling up …

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HB restaurant theft may result in employee charges

An arrest, and charges, may come soon for a former employee of a Holmes Beach restaurant. As Wolfgang Jahn, owner of Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus, 3246 E. Bay Drive, is learning, justice can be slow coming. He filed a report in …

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