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BB pier restaurant fails timely payment

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:36am
Cast-n-Cage restaurant owner Roland Pena is late paying the March rent for his business on the city-owned Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon said March 2 that the March rent was unpaid. It remained …

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Pier opening draws diverse crowd to BB

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:15am
On Anna Maria Island, having a great place to fish is a good reason to throw a party. Old friends joined together and new friendships were made Feb. 27 as Bradenton Beach officially dedicated the Historic Bridge Street Pier, after …

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Anna Maria mayor narrows choice for city attorney

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:14am
It wasn’t easy, but Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy has made his decision. After two days of interviews and help from four panelists, Murphy whittled out a candidate. Becky Vose, of Vose Law Firm in Winter Park, is the mayor’s …

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BB pier tenant asks to put off rent increase

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:13am
Owner Roland Pena wants Bradenton Beach to wait until November to enact a 3 percent increase the city pier facilities he leases, including the Cast-n-Cage Restaurant. In question is whether the Pena should pay an increase from $5,500 per month …

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Safety concerns close north Coquina boat ramp

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:12am
Manatee County officials closed the Coquina Beach North Boat Ramp Feb. 19 as a safety precaution. The ramp will sit idle until a $1 million renovation project commences in December. And the ramp could stay closed to the public until …

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Second elderly abuse case dropped

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:11am
An Anna Maria home health provider is no longer facing any charges. Assistant State Attorney Lisa Chittaro filed court documents dropping the second of two elderly abuse prosecutions against Jo-An Franklin Feb. 24. The case was set to go to …

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Cortez fisher, HB resident wins case in U.S. Supreme Court

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:10am
The highest court in the land ruled in favor of Capt. John L. Yates of Holmes Beach. In a Feb. 25 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court determined a law aimed at corporate fraud should not be applied broadly — and …

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Holmes Beach calls for 2nd moratorium

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:09am
A little over a month into a building moratorium in Holmes Beach, a second halt has been enacted. The administrative moratorium, which became effective immediately, prohibits the issuance of permits on pools closer than 10 feet to a property line. …

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Volunteer coordinator spins pet adoption web

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:08am
Samantha Wolfe came to Manatee County Animal Services last summer after a nationwide search for a volunteer coordinator. Talk to any animal advocate. She’s a godsend. Filled with enthusiasm, Wolfe is a pet lover and a certified vet assistant. She …

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TNR program sees results, reductions in feral population

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:07am
Wild or feral cats live in dumpsters, alleys and under bushes throughout the United States — the number is estimated to be in the tens of millions. To reduce the outdoor cat population in Manatee County without senseless killing, the …

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Man arrested for assault

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:06am
A man who allegedly chased a woman with a metal object at a Bradenton Beach dock was arrested for a felony assault. Robert C. Case, 32, of Bradenton, was arrested at about 5 a.m. Feb. 25 on the aggravated assault …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2015

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:00pm
ITEMS FOR SALE FOUR 30-INCH sliding louver doors and four 24-inch doors, $25 each, one 36-inch bifold door, $15. 941-893-0039. HUFFY LADIES BICYCLE: 24-inch wheels, as new. Ridden twice, $60 or best offer. 941-779-1009. COMPUTER: DELL DUAL core, refurbished, $80, …

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Mayor proposes ‘global settlement’ of lawsuits

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:51am
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon will propose at the commission’s March 5 meeting a “global settlement” of four lawsuits that have been raising tension at city hall, one for nearly three years. Tjet Martin and Jo Anne Meilner v. City …

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Anna Maria slows trip to courthouse on rental issue

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:14am
A decision to send the Anna Maria zoning code to court may be slowing down. Mayor Dan Murphy spoke at the Feb. 19 commission work session at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, about ramifications of sending the zoning …

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Anna Maria breaks ground for cell tower

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:13am
Improved cell service in Anna Maria is coming. Representatives from the city of Anna Maria and Florida Tower Partners gathered Feb. 20 for a groundbreaking at the tower site at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. With a spade in one …

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Dedication of Bradenton Beach pier set for Feb. 27

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:12am
The public is invited to the grand opening and dedication of the Historic Bridge Street Pier at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. The city pier, extending from 200 Bridge St. in Bradenton Beach over the waters of Sarasota Bay, has …

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Bradenton Beach P&Z recommends rooftop dining at Moose

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:11am
It’s two steps forward, one step back for the Moose in Bradenton Beach. The city planning and zoning board voted Feb. 18 to recommend to the city commission that it approve a rezone petition and special exception for the Loyal …

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Florida Supreme Court denies review of net ban decision

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:10am
They say fishers are a tenacious group. Mark Coarsey, president of the Manatee County Fishing for Freedom group, said the news came Feb. 16 that the Florida Supreme Court would not review a case he hoped would overturn the 1995 …

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Prosecutor to seek death penalty for triple murder

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:09am
The 12th Judicial Circuit State Attorney will pursue the death penalty against Andres “Andy” Avalos for the Dec. 4, 2014, triple homicide in Bradenton. In a Feb. 18 letter to Avalos’ attorney, Assistant State Attorney Art Brown advised that “the …

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Trial set for Holmes Beach man

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:08am
A Holmes Beach general contractor accused of choking and restraining his girlfriend may be headed to trial at the end of June. Richard Scott Eason, 29, was arrested in November after the alleged attack on the woman in their driveway …

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