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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

5 hours 15 min ago
ITEMS FOR SALE COMPUTER: DELL DUAL core, refurbished, $80, 941-756-6728. SIX OAK OFFICE chairs: Antiques, perfect for eclectic dining set. The Islander newspaper, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE` Individuals may place one free ad with up …

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Volunteers flock to protect shorebirds

16 hours 59 min ago
Anna Maria Island’s nesting shorebirds had their own security force over Memorial Day weekend. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring combined forces with the Manatee County Audubon Society to keep nesting birds safe during the busy holiday weekend. …

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Voters turnout to oust mayor in Bradenton Beach

17 hours 1 min ago
Bill Shearon has been recalled from the office of mayor in Bradenton Beach. Jack Clarke is mayor-elect. With balloting completed May 19 at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., and vote by mail results tallied, the Manatee County …

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Burgers or bouillabaisse: What menu suits the pier by the Pines?

17 hours 1 min ago
What type of restaurant would you like to see at the Historic Bridge Street Pier? Should the menu be gourmet or beachy? Will it offer chicken Marsala or chicken fingers? And to what degree should the Bradenton Beach Commission affect …

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No ‘call’ from mayor-elect to fill Ward 1 vacancy

17 hours 2 min ago
During his first commission meeting May 21 as mayor-elect, Jack Clarke said he will nominate his successor for the Ward 1 commission seat without first advertising the position. The seat, he said, “is an appointment based on the nomination of …

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Island chamber hires new president ‘within’

17 hours 3 min ago
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has tapped Deborah Wing to step up to president. Wing, who has served as vice president for the chamber for four years, was selected from a field of more than 60 applicants and …

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County action increases lifeguards

17 hours 4 min ago
More eyes will be on beachgoers in the near future. A budget shift aimed at hiring three additional lifeguards for Coquina Gulfside Park and Manatee Public Beach was approved in May by the Manatee County Board of Commissioners. Manatee County …

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Manatee County practices for hurricane season

17 hours 5 min ago
County leaders spring into action as “Hurricane Gibson” strikes Manatee County. The improvised Category 4 storm named Gibson, after the late Marion County Sheriff’s Office emergency management employee Brian Gibson, was a part of the county’s annual disaster response training …

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Seagrape trimmers appear to flaunt laws

17 hours 6 min ago
A wider lens on the seagrape tree-trimming that improved water views for a rental property a stone’s throw from Manatee Public Beach reveals a few previously unseen angles. The two men identified by Holmes Beach Police Department in connection with …

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Former Holmes Beach commissioner cleared of ethics violations

17 hours 7 min ago
A recent decision from the Florida Commission on Ethics has cleared former Holmes Beach Commissioner David Zaccagnino of alleged ethics violations. The FCE decided in a closed session April 17, released to the public April 22, that there was no …

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Jack Clarke has won the recall election

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 6:02pm
Jack Clarke has won the recall election in what is an unofficial count by the supervisor of elections. The count was 182 votes to remove the mayor, versus 174 to retain the mayor. The vote results in winner take all …

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Holmes Beach to spiff-up neglected veterans memorial

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:16am
Those who were lost seem to have been forgotten. Outside Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, nestled between the entrance to the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park and a rusty bike rack, is a gray sign with black letters. …

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Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor seeks ‘pathway to healing and unity’

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:15am
Jack Clarke has resigned from his office as commissioner and his position as vice mayor to run for mayor of Bradenton Beach effective with the May 19 election. He is running against Mayor Bill Shearon in the mayoral recall election. …

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Anna Maria combats parking pains with boots in the sand

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:14am
Got a parking ticket in Anna Maria? Just ignore it. For Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy, an answer like that is unacceptable. Murphy presented a plan for tougher enforcement of parking regulations to city commissioners at a special meeting and …

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AMI turtle talks move to Annie Silver

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:13am
Check your watch. It’s turtle time. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring will hold its weekly Tuesday Turtle Talks at 11 a.m. beginning in June at the Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. The …

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AMI Moose renovation drags, taxes administrator

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:12am
Ernie Casali stood in a large unfinished room April 29 at the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge No. 2188, pondering the construction project begun in 2014. These days the project is like an overweight tool belt, dragging Casali down. Part …

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Cast-n-Cage ordered from Bradenton Beach pier May 31

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:11am
Bradenton Beach officials announced May 12 they gave Cast-n-Cage Restaurant owner Roland Pena through May 31 to vacate the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judge Doug Henderson ruled for the city May 7, evicting Pena for failure to …

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Cortez fishers clean up ‘Kitchen,’ net boatloads of trash

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:10am
A bright pink roseate spoonbill flew overhead. Capt. Nate Meschelle, at the helm, turned to the boat of volunteers. “Hey, look! It’s a flamingo!” he said. The boat of locals erupted in laughter. Meschelle was one of a handful of …

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Trial postponed in Holmes Beach stabbing case

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:09am
November is now on the calendar for the trial of a man accused of a 2014 stabbing in Holmes Beach. Andrew Helderman, 25, in Manatee County jail on $166,500 bond, is set to stand trial on counts of attempted murder, …

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Holmes Beach commission questions 1 pool per lot

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:08am
It appears residents’ voices have been heard in Holmes Beach. Holmes Beach commissioners held a second reading May 12 of a moratorium that denies permits requesting more than one pool be built on one lot, and feedback from residents has …

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