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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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Real Estate – 02-10-2016

202 81st St., Palm Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,390 sfla / 1,800 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2015 was sold 01/20/16, Gulf Coast Development and Services LLC to Hopkins for $842,500; list $899,000. 108 Magnolia Ave., Anna …

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Sports – 02-10-2016

Zack Stewart of Team Heidi Johnston ReMax eludes the pass rush by Eason Builders’ Mikey Bowes during 8-10 division flag football action at The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

4 teams chase perfection in youth football league   It was another exciting week of youth flag football at The Center of Anna Mari, where four teams are separating from the pack in the league’s three age divisions. Team Mannino …

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ame talent show shake it off

Kindergarteners Ella Dilley, Savanna Coba, Taylor June Morey, Maya Suzor and Emma Stinehelfer perform Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” for family and friends gathered in the Anna Maria Elementary School auditorium Feb. 3. for the annual talent show. Click here …

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Island police blotter – 02-10-2016

Anna Maria Jan. 31, Slim’s Place, 9701 Gulf Drive, fraud. A homeless 61-year-old man was arrested for defrauding an innkeeper after ordering a pizza, eating it and leaving without paying. When the server confronted the man outside about the unpaid …

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Fishing – 02-10-2016

Jim Malfese, the Rod & Reel Pier’s bait salesman and fishing aficionado, holds a permit, caught on a shrimp-tipped jig, while on a busman’s holiday in February with charter Capt. Danny Stasny aboard his Southernaire Fishing Charters.

Winter fishers plea: No mas El Nino, por favor   Thanks go to the climatic El Nino for our consistently inconsistent weather. However, the fishing around Anna Maria Island is holding true for February — as long as you can …

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Obituaries – 02-10-2016

Kim Deissler Meirowitz Kim Deissler Meirowitz, 55, of Bradenton and formerly of  Holmes Beach and Long Island, New York, died on Jan. 23. A celebration of life was held in Holmes Beach. A memorial will be held in New York …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

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