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CNOBB faces election complaints from ex-mayor …

Residents whose efforts saw success in the Nov. 7 election should be cheering. Three charter amendments placed on the ballot by Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach were approved by voters. However, the group is facing a new challenge. “Some members are concerned about future litigation as a result of our victories,” CNOBB chair Bill Vincent […]

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Owners hope highest court hears treehouse plea

Treehouse owners Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen are hoping for another day in court — the U.S. Supreme Court. Tran and Hazen built the two-story beachfront treehouse in 2011 at 103 29th St., where they reside and operate four vacation units known as Angelinos Sea Lodge. Their attorney, David M. Levin of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, […]

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Bradenton Beach accolades wind up in another brouhaha

It is customary in Bradenton Beach for the city commission to award volunteers certificates of appreciation for their service when they leave a board or committee. Apparently, timing is everything. At an Oct. 19 city commission meeting, an agenda item to award certificates to nine former members of city boards was amended to only include […]

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Giddy up!

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales eight-horse hitch and beer wagon circles the roundabout Oct. 14 on its way to Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. The horses traveled from St. Louis for the appearance on Bridge Street in celebration of Gold Coast Eagle Distributing of Sarasota winning the Anheuser-Busch “Red Jacket Award.” Gold Eagle delivered cases of […]

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Long haul for little loggerhead

A hatchling discovered Sept. 26 during a nest excavation in Holmes Beach crawls to the Gulf of Mexico, but appeared sluggish to observers. Anna Maria Island Turtle watch section 6 coordinator Annie Camp noticed the hatchling was still attached to its yolk sack and retrieved the tiny loggerhead for rehab. As of Oct. 1, nearly 25,000 hatchlings had made it to the Gulf of Mexico and 19 nests remained to hatch on Anna Maria Island. See more on sea turtles, page 22. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes

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Anna Maria Island and Cortez spared

The U.S. flag displayed at the Seafood Shack Marina, Bar and Grill was damaged by Hurricane Irma but the shack and the boats moored at its marina did well considering the high winds and even higher gusts experienced Sept. 10-11. Islander Photo: Michael Stahr

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Irma arrives, Anna Maria Island spared for most part

Anna Maria Island residents and emergency responders braced for evacuations before Hurricane Irma. And they began Sept. 8. The evacuation became mandatory for people in the A-zone, covering the entire island. Islanders were asked to head to safety on the mainland. Before leaving, residents ran to city halls for sandbags and re-entry passes as some […]