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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:00pm
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. THREE BREAKFAST BAR stools. Like new. In Holmes Beach. $50 for all …

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Bradenton Beach denies pier rent extension

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:14am
‘I am at your mercy.’ Roland Pena to city commissioners Lacking a past-due rent payment, the Cast ’n’ Cage restaurant may soon have to shutter its doors. The Historic Bridge Street Pier restaurant and bait shop owner Roland Pena appeared …

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Bayfest brings on season of music, fun, art & cuisine

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:13am
The Dr. Dave Band plays with Dave “Dr. Dave” Ferguson, who gives his fiddle a workout during the band’s comeback performance after a two-year absence from the music circuit. The group closed Bayfest 2014 to the delight of a large …

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Moratorium tops AM agenda

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:12am
Anyone planning to attend the Anna Maria special commission meeting Wednesday, Oct. 22, might want to head to city hall early to ensure a seat. Builders and developers who have projects planned for Anna Maria, along with attorneys representing various …

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Quest to oust BB mayor plods on

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:11am
A month to the day after Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Jack Clarke first voiced his intention to begin forfeiture proceedings against Mayor Bill Shearon, the city commission has a plan for moving forward. The commission hammered out a resolution that …

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1 Passage Key case closed, investigation continues

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:10am
The Pasco County man whose wife died after an altercation in the waters off the northern tip of Anna Maria is no longer facing a domestic violence charge. Assistant State Attorney Brian Iten, who heads the felony division of the …

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Alleged Holmes Beach attacker attempts own defense

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:09am
A 24-year-old man allegedly found stabbing one of his roommates in a bathtub is attempting to direct his court case from his jail cell. Assistant Public Defender Franklin Roberts was assigned to the case of Andrew James Helderman shortly after …

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Candidate spending light in Anna Maria

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:08am
Anna Maria candidates for an elected office in the Nov. 4 election have been stockpiling funds in their respective treasuries, while little campaign spending has taken place. That began to change after Oct. 5, when candidates were allowed to post …

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Candidate spending disparate in Bradenton Beach

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:07am
With Commissioner Ed Straight running unopposed on Nov. 4, Bradenton Beach has only two candidates vying for the Ward 4 commission seat in the Nov. 4 municipal election. And their campaign coffers differ as dramatically as their views on how …

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Holmes Beach election races heat up

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:06am
Holmes Beach voters will choose from three candidates to fill two seats on the commission, and from two candidates to fill the position of mayor. Incumbent Commissioners Judy Titsworth and Marvin Grossman are vying for votes to win re-election Nov. …

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Popcorn pops, sangria sips, straw votes

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:11am
  Island residents attending The Islander’s Popcorn and Politics candidate forum Oct. 10 place votes in a straw poll. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes Holmes Beach candidate for mayor Bob Johnson talks to Holmes Beach Commissioner Marvin Grossman. Both were seeking …

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Anna Maria mayor’s pay hike spiked

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:10am
Candidates for mayor in the Nov. 4 Anna Maria election had better not plan on a pay raise. Despite the $10,000 annual increase to $19,600 for the mayor’s salary that commissioners approved 4-1 Sept. 24 in the final budget hearing, …

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More than mayor’s forfeiture on agenda in Bradenton Beach

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:09am
While the forfeiture proceedings against Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon are capturing headlines both on and off the island, city business continues. The planning and zoning board has released a draft of its recommended changes in the first three chapters …

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BB pier rebuild ahead of schedule, tenant woes

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:08am
September’s unusually heavy and persistent rainfall hampered the ongoing construction of the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. But the project remains ahead of schedule. “We experienced a three- to four-day delay due to the rain,” reported ZNS construction …

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Contractor fraud: plea agreement or trial

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:06am
The case of a contractor accused of scamming the city of Holmes Beach out of more than $90,000 for failing to install curbs as contracted is at a crossroads. Either a plea agreement or trial in 12th Circuit Judicial Court …

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Court to hear long-delayed porn case

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:06am
This time around it looks like a jury will soon be seated to hear the case of a Bradenton Beach man charged with having sex with a 15-year-old, possessing and promoting child pornography and attempted bribery of a witness. Joseph …

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Eat Here to host Lawrence fundraiser

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:05am
Eat Here restaurant in Holmes Beach will host a fundraiser for Democrat Henry Lawrence, who is challenging incumbent Republican Vern Buchanan in the Nov. 4 race for the 16th Congressional District. The fundraiser will be held 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. …

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Convicted sex predator in Holmes Beach

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:04am
A 34-year-old man convicted of being a sexual predator has reported a temporary address in the 500 block of Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement website states the man moved Sept. 9 from St. Cloud …

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Murder trial moved to February

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:03am
A jury trial of the alleged killer in the presumed death of Sabine Musil-Buehler is postponed until February. William J. Cumber was charged in 2012 with the second-degree murder of the Anna Maria resident and co-owner and operator of Haley’s …

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State monitoring for red tide

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:02am
Karenia brevis was detected in background to very low concentrations in four samples collected in and alongshore of Sarasota County, and in background concentrations in one sample collected alongshore of Charlotte County. Background to very low concentrations of the Florida …

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