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AME readies for new school year

Anna Maria Elementary students will be required to have all of the items listed for their grade levels by the first day of school. Islander Photo: Courtesy AME PTO

Ready, set, go! It’s back to school time in Manatee County. Anna Maria Elementary School is kicking off the 2015-16 school year with a back-to-school night for parents and students. Festivities will take place 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at …

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BB mayor hijacks, controls budget plans

It’s time for  revenue and spending talks for the county and municipal governments on Anna Maria Island. That goes for all but Bradenton Beach, where Mayor Jack Clarke appears to have acted alone in setting the city’s tentative millage rate …

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Another accusation of wrongdoing alleged in Bradenton Beach

It’s summertime, but the living isn’t easy at city hall. Dissension never really went away after the May 19 mayoral recall election in Bradenton Beach. It just shifted. The issues that created division among city officials — and city hall-watchers …

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Private negotiations on BB pier lease questioned

Bradenton Beach Commissioner Janie Robertson wonders whether the city’s negotiations with Anna Maria Oyster Bar owner John Horne were conducted legally. If Robertson is right and the negotiations — which were supposed to result in the commission’s approval of an …

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BB treasurer resigns, budget talk delayed

Bradenton Beach city treasurer Sheila Dalton, center, testifies May 4 in the trial that resulted in Roland Pena’s eviction from the city-owned restaurant on the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Islander Photo: Ed Scott

Bradenton Beach Mayor Jack Clarke called the city’s Aug. 11 budget workshop to order and the clerk read the roll. All the commissioners were seated at the dais. But Clarke refused to entertain a motion to adopt the agenda. He …

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WMFR makes pancakes, silly business

  WMFR Marshal Jim Davis oversees the pancake griddle assignments delegated to Battalion Chief Rich Losek, Capt. Ryan Moore and Firefighter Bryan Gaskell Aug. 15 during a community breakfast at the center. The next breakfast will be Sept. 19 at …

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Holmes Beach man serves jail time for drugs, shoplifting

A Holmes Beach man found guilty in two cases served 45 days in the Manatee County jail. William Ariss Brown, 30, was sentenced in May by 12th Circuit Judge Diana Moreland after pleading no contest to charges of possessing heroin …

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2nd DCA pushed — again — to rule on tree house

The tree house at 103 29th St., Holmes Beach, deemed illegal on the beachfront by the city and the 12th Circuit Court, will again be the subject to a hearing by 2nd District Court of Appeal. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

The Holmes Beach tree house owners may have gone out on a limb requesting another hearing before the 2nd District Court of Appeal. The 2nd DCA already declined to hear the case — twice. A third attempt to sway the …

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Holmes Beach considers eliminating future duplexes

During an Aug. 11 work session, Holmes Beach commissioners switched their talks from limiting bedrooms in duplexes to halting construction of future duplexes. Commissioner Jean Peelen said the city of Anna Maria enacted a similar ordinance, prohibiting the building of …

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Great 100th birthday, 5 great generations

    Helen Florence Nutting is the guest of honor at the Seafood Shack Aug. 1 for the celebration of her 100th birthday with her five generations of family, including, from left, granddaughter Karen, great-grandson Joey with great-great-grandson Joseph, Nutting …

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