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Buried clothing may link to Musil-Buehler murder mystery

10 hours 40 min ago
In Anna Maria, it’s the small things that draw attention. In fact, underwear uncovered by sewer workers near Galati Marine has sparked new suspicion in the disappearance and murder of Sabine Musil-Buehler. The articles of clothing, after all, were found …

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Governor campaigns in Bradenton Beach

10 hours 40 min ago
Florida’s governor made his first visit to Anna Maria Island a busman’s holiday of sorts. Republican Gov. Rick Scott joined those flocking Sept. 1 to the beaches for the Labor Day weekend as he kicked off a two-week motorcoach campaign …

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Anna Maria business owner: sign regs ‘not fair’

10 hours 41 min ago
When Laura Shely relocated her Tide and Moon Jewelry store from Holmes Beach to Anna Maria in 2010, she said she was told by Anna Maria officials that she could have a sandwich board sign — a free-standing A-frame sign …

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DOT shows options, calls for comment on Cortez Bridge future

10 hours 42 min ago
One important date emerged from the Florida Department of Transportation’s public comment meeting on the future of the Cortez Bridge. By 2050, the bridge must be replaced with a new structure, regardless of how much rehabilitation and repair is done …

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Chilly chief challenge

10 hours 43 min ago
  Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer is showered with ice water by HBPD Officers Brian Copeman and Josh Fleischer — for the ALS ice-bucket challenge. Tokajer nominated Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Paul …

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Winds favor Mainsail development, city OKs lodge site plan

10 hours 44 min ago
The vacant field of rebar and overgrown grass in downtown Holmes Beach may soon see activity. After nearly two years of on-again, off-again discussion, the site plan for Mainsail Lodge near the intersection of Gulf and Marina drives was approved …

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Man flees police, assaults K-9 deputy

10 hours 46 min ago
It’s all part of the job for Rocky. Enforcers of the law know when they step on duty they are putting themselves in harm’s way. There’s no exception for Rocky, Manatee County Sheriff’s K-9 unit. At about 10:20 p.m. Aug. …

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Mote watches red tide bloom

10 hours 47 min ago
Marine scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory, the University of South Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission continue to observe a large bloom of red tide in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. The release said the bloom is …

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Calendar – 09-03-2014

10 hours 47 min ago
On the big screen South Florida Museum will screen the documentary “Shut Up and Sing” at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. The museum is at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. For more information, call SFM at 941-746-4131. Islander Courtesy Photo …

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Governor campaigns in Bradenton Beach

10 hours 47 min ago
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon, second from left, and his partner Tjet Martin welcome Gov. Rick Scott, R, to Anna Maria Island. Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti looks on. Islander Photos: Laurie Hayes.  Click Here for more

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, sept. 3, 2014

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 4:00pm
ITEMS FOR SALE NEW: WHITE CUSTOM kitchen cabinets for sale, $1,200. Call Michelle, 941-809-3714. SOFA: 84-INCHES, neutral with cushions, purchased from Rooms To Go, one year old. $250. 941-705-2757. FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up …

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BB pier tenants cite problems, seek rent relief

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:08am
Hot, steamy meeting? It wasn’t just the air conditioning. The Bradenton Beach meeting Aug. 21 dragged out for more than three long, hot hours in a room where the AC couldn’t cope. Some people found it intolerable. Several audience members …

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Anna Maria mayor: Budget cuts would hurt city services

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:06am
Anna Maria commissioners appear caught between a rock and another rock. Commissioners at previous budget work sessions had considered using the property tax rollback rate of 1.8685 for the 2014-15 budget instead of the 2.05 rate used for the 2013-14 …

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Last-minute invite sparks city-PAR kerfuffle

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:05am
A few feathers were ruffled last week by a last-minute invitation to a private gathering in Anna Maria. Pine Avenue Restoration’s Mike Coleman emailed Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn late Aug. 15, asking her to join representatives of PAR, which was …

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New turtle-friendly lights

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:04am
New lights lining coastal roadways could make all the difference for sea turtle disorientations. A combined effort between Florida Power and Light, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Florida Department of Transportation could make that happen. The three …

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State prosecutor determined to get sex crimes case to trial

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:03am
Joseph Edmund Chiquet, who was arrested in July 2009 while residing in Bradenton Beach and charged with multiple counts of sex crimes involving a 15-year-old girl, has once again been declared competent to stand trial. A jury trial is slated …

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Cortez Bridge meeting set Aug. 28 in Holmes Beach

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:02am
The Florida Department of Transportation will host an open house 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, to display information and take public comments on the future of the Cortez Bridge. …

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WMFR approaching $6 million budget

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:01am
West Manatee Fire Rescue District commissioners held the first reading of the proposed 2014-15 budget Aug. 21. WMFR Chief Andy Price, who prepared the spending plan, proposed an operating budget of $5.9 million, with $4.96 million (84 percent) for wages …

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Fishing – 08-27-2014

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:00am
Back to school: Anglers fishing for reds   We are on the verge of finding schooling reds for yet another late summer season. Schools are containing 100-300 fish. Although only a couple of schools have been sighted, more will be …

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Real Estate – 08-27-2014

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:00am
627 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,939 sfla / 2,675 3bed/2½bath/2car canalfront home built in 1967 on a 98×151 lot was sold 07/31/14, Heil to Tucker for $1,025,000; list $1,150,000. 514 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,841 sfla / …

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