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Volunteers, guests benefit from Roser Thanksgiving offering

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:18am
After the original building at Roser Memorial Community Church was dedicated to the congregation by John M. Roser in 1913, it became a gathering place for the community. To that end, the church will host the 13th annual Roser Community …

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Marina owner sues over Bradenton Beach pier lease process

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:17am
Mike Bazzy said he wants the city of Bradenton Beach to meet the needs of its boating community. An attorney for Bazzy and his father, Allan Bazzy, owners of Bradenton Beach Marina, filed a lawsuit in 12th Judicial Circuit Court …

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Island artist ‘Woody’ dies, leaves prolific legacy

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:16am
Paul “Woody” Candish, 69, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria, died Nov. 16. He was born in Washington, D.C., on Valentine’s Day and raised at Sparrows Point, Maryland, at Fort Henry. “Woody Candish was a man who embraced many …

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Anna Maria citizen honored

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:15am
    Margaret Jenkins, the 2015 Anna Maria Citizen of the Year, is presented Nov. 19 with a cane by former-Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford. The city honored Jenkins for her contributions and involvement over the years. In addition to …

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Anna Maria compromises, adopts new VRO regulations.

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:14am
With a unanimous vote Nov. 19, the city of Anna Maria took a gentler route to its restrictions on short-term vacation rentals. The new ordinance was created as the result of court-ordered mediation to mend the divide between the city …

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Center board members absorb $35k October deficit

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:13am
The Center of Anna Maria Island’s board of directors is a generous group. The board settled on a one-time fix to alleviate the center’s October budget stress. Treasurer Jim Froeschle reported at the Nov. 16 board meeting that funding fell …

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Large-scale developments threaten to close in on Cortez, Anna Maria Island

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:12am
Lake Flores. Aqua By The Bay. Peninsula Bay.         Three developments — with a potential of 11,500 homes, marinas, boat docks, millions of acres in commercial space and miles of roads and other impervious surfaces — are knocking on the …

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Man gets time served in Bradenton Beach police chase

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:11am
A Bradenton man pleaded no contest to charges levied against him after grabbing a woman and leading police on a chase across the Cortez Bridge in August. Douglas Bloomer, 48, was adjudicated guilty Nov. 10 on three counts — battery, …

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Woman pleads no contest to burglary

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:10am
A 29-year-old Holmes Beach woman pleaded no contest Nov. 9 to a Bradenton burglary. Skyler Whitney Chaney broke a window to gain entry to a residence in the 1700 block of 31st Avenue East on Feb. 28 and took $120 …

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Suspect pleads no contest to stalking

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:09am
A 36-year-old man pleaded no contest Nov. 9 to attempted stalking in a 2014 case involving social media messages. Jessie Jones of Bradenton was seen outside the victim’s Holmes Beach workplace after allegedly sending threatening Facebook messages in violation of …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:00pm
ITEMS FOR SALE ANNA MARIA ISLAND, A Tour Through Paradise. New souvenir book. If you love AMI, you’ll love this book. Sold at many Island locations or call Gene, 941-705-2757. FOUR GOOD QUALITY upholstered dining chairs, silver-finished iron with ceramic …

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Veterans celebrated in Holmes Beach

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:14am
“I would like to thank our veterans wholeheartedly,” Chair Judy Titsworth said to begin the Nov. 10 Holmes Beach commission meeting. Commissioners honored U.S. Armed Forces veterans who work for the city with a proclamation for Veterans Day. Recognized veterans …

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Anna Maria commissioners prepare to serve

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:13am
A little more than a week after Election Day and the Anna Maria Commission was moving forward. Commissioners Dale Woodland, Carol Carter and Doug Copeland were sworn back into office at the Nov. 12 commission meeting at city hall. The …

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Campaign war chests no guarantee of victory on Anna Maria Island

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:12am
For Ralph Cole, it may have helped, but receiving and spending more cash than his opponent did not guarantee success for Mayor Jack Clarke in the Bradenton Beach city election. He lost the race in a tiebreaker. From Sept. 12-Oct. …

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I protest

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:11am
David Warren Marshall protests Nov. 16 the upcoming tree removal project and renovations to Historic Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach by tying himself to a tree. “I’m here for the birds and the bees and to save the tree,” said …

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New officials set to take off in Bradenton Beach

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:10am
The race for office is over, but three government officials in Bradenton Beach are on their marks, ready to start their terms and lead the city of Bradenton Beach forward — past a divisive election. Mayor Bill Shearon, Ward 1 …

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Marina owner to seek injunction for Bradenton Beach pier lease

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:09am
An attorney for Bradenton Beach Marina owner Allan Bazzy sent a letter to city attorney Ricinda Perry asking the city to prohibit vendors from occupying two retail units on the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Bazzy reinforced his intention Nov. 10 …

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AMOB leases space for retail, concierge service on pier

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:08am
Anna Maria Oyster Bar president John Horne announced a partnership with three retail operations on the Historic Bridge Street Pier. One will manage a concierge service. Others will operate a jewelry store and a small shop. People will be able …

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Former city clerk pleads no contest to striking cop

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:07am
Former Bradenton Beach city clerk Gia Lancaster pleaded no contest to opposing an officer more than a year after her run-in with the Bradenton Police Department. On Nov. 9, as part of a plea deal, 12th Circuit Court Judge Mark …

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State fire marshal closes unsolved 2008 motel arson fire

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:06am
After a quick review, the state fire marshal came up empty-handed on an arson charge in the 2008 Haley’s Motel fire —a blaze that burned into the night sky Nov. 16, 2008, less than two weeks after co-owner Sabine Musil-Buehler …

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