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Anna Maria suggests pedestrians ‘Stop, Wait, Wave’

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:12am
Pedestrians crossing Gulf Drive at Spring Avenue in Anna Maria are being greeted with a sign on the pavement on both sides of the crosswalk that says, “Stop, Wait, Wave.” Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said the stencil idea is for …

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AMI turtle watch reaches peak of hatching season

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:11am
Sea turtle nests on Anna Maria Island are in full hatching mode. “This week has been the busiest week so far. We’ve had over 30 nests hatch out,” said Suzi Fox, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive …

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Bradenton Beach pier startup celebrated

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:10am
It was clear sailing for Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon and former Mayor John Shaughnessy Aug. 12 for the official kick off of renovations to the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Ed Straight, Bradenton Beach Police Chief …

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Watch it grow!

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:09am
  Work on the cell phone tower foundation in Bradenton Beach is ongoing Aug. 15. The tower will support carriers AT&T and Verizon. Islander Photo: Charmaine Engelsman

Chappie Park dedication celebrates namesake, natural Florida

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:08am
Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie has seen some changes in his community since he moved to Bradenton Beach more than 30 years ago. One welcome change is taking place on a little patch of beachfront where, thanks to Chappie and …

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Bradenton Beach pier startup celebrated

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:07am
It was clear sailing for Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon and former Mayor John Shaughnessy Aug. 12 for the official kick off of renovations to the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Ed Straight, Bradenton Beach Police Chief …

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Cortez Bridge meeting set Aug. 28

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:06am
The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting an open house 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, to take display information and take public comments on the future of the Cortez …

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Utility theft stirs up discussion among Holmes Beach officials

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:05am
An alleged incident of utility theft at a Holmes Beach property has prompted discussion among city commissioners. Commissioner Jean Peelen introduced the subject at an Aug. 12 commission meeting. “There are two lines of inquiry I want to follow here. …

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Hurricane Charley remembered

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:04am
Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm with 145-mph winds, made landfall 10 years ago on Aug. 13, 2004, near Punta Gorda, about 60 miles south of Anna Maria Island. Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn, who was mayor at that time, remembers …

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Third elderly abuse charge filed against caregiver

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:03am
An Anna Maria woman, already accused of abusing two elderly persons in her care, was re-arrested Aug. 12 and charged with battery of a victim over the age of 65. Joan Franklin, 68, of Hammock Lane, already faces two charges …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:00pm
ITEMS FOR SALE TWO RATTAN CHAIRS: 1940s natural cane finish, $75. 941-565-0836. COMPUTER: DELL Dual core, refurbished, $100. 941-756-6728. NEW: WHITE CUSTOM kitchen cabinets for sale, $1,200. Call Michelle, 941-809-3714. FOR SALE: COLLECTOR Halls teapots, $50 each. Call 941-737-9173. FREEBIE …

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Birds, nudists edge for space at Passage Key

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:08am
Those passing by Passage Key on their watercrafts get more than a view of shore birds at this wildlife refuge. Passage Key is a nationally designated wildlife refuge managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. And it’s a popular …

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Turtle watch seeks help with new permit restrictions, lights

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:07am
It’s tough being a newborn sea turtle. While hatchlings battle with more visible light on the beaches, officials battle state permit conditions, both a result of beach renourishment. Suzi Fox, executive director of the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and …

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Dedication planned for Bradenton Beach nature park

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:06am
  Mike Miller of Perfect Island Landscaping began work Aug. 7 on his plans for a nature park and education center at John R. Chappie Gulfside Park, 1402 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. The crew is removing Australian pines and …

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New Bradenton Beach city clerk ensconced

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:05am
Following the Pledge of Allegiance at the Aug. 7 commission meeting, the first order of business was to move agenda item seven to the top of the meeting. The item was the presentation of the mayor’s choice for city clerk, …

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Construction companies can be unwelcome neighbors

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:04am
The importance of being a good neighbor apparently was lost to a construction crew renovating a home on 65th Street in Holmes Beach. Dorothy Pon arrived July 24 to her rental property on 65th Street — adjacent to the ongoing …

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Holmes Beach committee plans reduce beach-area parking

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:03am
The Holmes Beach traffic committee’s plan to ban street and right-of-way parking in residential neighborhoods is made of sand, said committee member Ursula Stemm. Committee members discussed the proposed ban and the committee’s next steps at an Aug. 6 meeting. …

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Robot, researchers on red-tide patrol

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:02am
Waldo and Bass went diving. The underwater robots — Mote Marine Laboratory employs Waldo and Bass works for the University of South Florida — were deployed earlier this month to monitor a bloom of red tide off the west coast …

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Top Notch honorable mentions

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:01am
Announcing the honorable mentions in The Islander’s annual Top Notch photography. Look for the top entries in the pet photography contest in the Aug. 20 issue. Taylor Hopkins of Warren, Ohio, earns an honorable mention in The Islander’s annual Top …

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Island police blotter – 08-13-2014

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:00am
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