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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

6 hours 15 min ago
ITEMS FOR SALE NEW: WHITE CUSTOM kitchen cabinets for sale, $1,200. Call Michelle, 941-809-3714. SOFA TABLE: $65, glass and brass end table, $35, dell printer, $35.  941-778-5647. SHARK STEAM CLEANING system, five pads, excellent shape, warranty. Originally $155, now $78. …

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Anna Maria spending reaches all-time high

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:09am
There’s nothing like having money to spend, and Anna Maria commissioners plan to spend a record $3.47 million in the city’s 2014-15 budget.     Commissioners approved the first reading of the 2014-15 budget Sept. 10 and set the ad valorem …

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Bradenton Beach gives first nod to mayor’s 2014-15 budget

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:08am
The first reading of the Bradenton Beach budget Sept. 10, like most of the recent city meetings, was not without controversy. The gavel fell in the mayor’s hand to open the first of two budget hearings, one for the Community …

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Holmes Beach millage rate, budget process challenged

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:07am
It’s a bit of too little, too late in the Holmes Beach budget discussion. Commissioners and residents discussed the city spending increases at the first reading of two ordinances, one to set the millage and the other to approve the …

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Topping off ceremony at 150 feet

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:06am
The installation crew posts the American flag atop — 150 feet above the city — the new Bradenton Beach cell tower Sept. 11. Islander Photos: Jack Elka The Bradenton Beach cell tower was brought on a large flatbed truck to …

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Dunking for good cause

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:05am
  Sgt. Paul Davis, head of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office-Anna Maria substation, takes on the ALS challenge Sept. 12 at the Anna Maria City Pier. Dumping the ice water on Davis are Brian Seymour, left, and Paul Foster. Islander …

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Master’s certificate

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:04am
  Helen Raimbeau, board director of the Florida Association of City Clerks, Sept. 10 presents a certificate to Holmes Beach City Clerk Stacey Johnston. Johnston earned the designation of master municipal clerk from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks in …

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Case of contractor defrauding city moves forward

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:03am
A man arrested in September 2013 for allegedly scamming the city of Holmes Beach on a contract for hire valued at more than $215,500 is set for a pre-trial conference Oct. 9. City attorney Patricia Petruff notified commissioners Sept. 11 …

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Case against HB man charged with harassing a blind man moves forward

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:02am
A Holmes Beach man, arrested in Palmetto July 2 after allegedly harassing a homeless man with a metal pipe, is set to stand trail in mid-October. Zachary Vincent Facheris, 18, faces attempted robbery with a weapon, a second felony. Facheris …

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Island road work for Sept. 15-21

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:01am
The eastbound sidewalk on the Cortez Bridge remains closed while a Florida Department of Transportation maintenance and repair project is ongoing. The westbound sidewalk is open for pedestrians and cyclists. The eastbound lane will be closed occasionally at night for …

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Obituaries – 09-17-2014

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:00am
Samuel F McDowell Samuel F. McDowell, 78, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria, died Aug. 26. He was born Sept. 1, 1935. Mr. McDowell was a longtime board member and volunteer for the Island Players theater in Anna Maria, …

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Real Estate – 09-17-2014

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:00am
3007 Avenue F, Units 1 & 2, Pelican Perch, Holmes Beach, a 2,200 sfla 4bed/4bath Gulffront condo built in 1980 was sold 08/22/14, Johnson to Sechrist for $1,400,000; list $1,499,900. 518 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,250 sfla 2bed/2bath/1car canalfront …

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Sports – 09-17-2014

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:00am
Summer volleyball title ‘signed,’ Super Bowl delayed, hole-in-one hitter   The Anna Maria Island Community Center Adult Volleyball League closed its summer season Sept. 9 with championship night at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Florida Discount Signs signed …

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Topping off ceremony at 150 feet

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:00am
The installation crew posts the American flag atop — 150 feet above the city — the new Bradenton Beach cell tower Sept. 11. Islander Photos: Jack Elka Click here for more images

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

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Calendar – 09-17-2014

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:00am
Make plans to volunteer. The International Coastal Cleanup will take place Saturday, Oct. 4, throughout Manatee County and elsewhere. Keep Manatee Beautiful organizers the local activities. Islander File Photo   Wednesday, Sept. 17 7:15 a.m. — Official sunrise. 2 p.m. …

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Fishing – 09-17-2014

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:00am
Fishing remains hot for redfish, snook, snapper, seatrout   Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains consistent, especially for redfish. Schooling reds are being reported from Miguel Bay to the north, all the way to the southern reaches of Sarasota Bay. …

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Island police blotter – 09-17-2014

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:00am
Anna Maria Sept. 10, 100 block of North Bay Drive, possession of controlled substance. Juveniles were arrested for alleged possession of cannabis and taken to the Manatee County Juvenile Assessment Center. Their parents were notified. Sept. 7, 800 block of …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:00pm
ITEMS FOR SALE NEW: WHITE CUSTOM kitchen cabinets for sale, $1,200. Call Michelle, 941-809-3714. SEALY PILLOWTOP KING mattress, $100, king box spring $100, matching headboard/mirror, $100. 941-545-0480. APARTMENT-SIZE STOVE: Good condition, $75. Call 941-778-2901. COMPUTER: DELL dual core, refurbished, $100. …

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Tears, anger, frustration darken BB city meeting

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:54am
Drama captivated the Sept. 4 meeting of the Bradenton Beach City Commission. As per usual, the meeting started off with an opportunity for public comment, and Gulf Drive South property owner Patrick Shomo approached the podium and shared concerns about …

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