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Beach parking, late rent lead Bradenton Beach discussion

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:13am
Parking west of Gulf Drive became a hot topic in Bradenton Beach. And late rent payments from the city pier restaurant operator also raised concerns. Roland and Tammy Pena, owners of the Historic Bridge Street Pier concessions, appeared before the …

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Going, going … Thanksgiving vacations selling fast

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:12am
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman was a bit startled when the Nov. 10 workday began. “We usually get calls about an accommodation for Thanksgiving week right about now,” she said. “Instead, we were flooded that …

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Bradenton Beach moves up mayor’s forfeiture

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:11am
Liken Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon to the Thanksgiving turkey staring at the chopping block. Shearon’s days at city hall could be numbered. Or not. During a recent interview with The Islander, Shearon said he is prepared to fight for …

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New Anna Maria mayor rolls up sleeves

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:10am
Newly elected Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy wasted no time after the Nov. 4 election. He rolled up his sleeves and lived up to his campaign promises to have programs in place immediately and get the city moving toward solutions. …

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Bradenton Beach commissioners renew oath of office

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:09am
Bradenton Beach Commissioners Ed Straight and Jan Vosburgh are on the dais for two more years. Both commissioners were re-elected Nov. 4, Vosburgh won the vote over challenger Tjet Martin, and Straight, lacking an opponent on the ballot, was automatically …

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Pill doctor sentenced to 3 years probation

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:08am
After pleading guilty to a class-C felony offense, a 79-year-old Anna Maria resident was sentenced to three years of probation for illegally dispensing oxycodone from a Bradenton clinic. Senior U.S. District Judge James S. Moody Jr. also sentenced John Allen …

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Car thief sentenced to county jail

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:07am
A homeless man from Illinois arrested for stealing a car with the keys in it was sentenced to one day less than one year after changing his plea. Represented by Assistant Public Defender Kristine Koo, David Allan Sweeney, 46, pleaded …

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Appeal taken from beach altercation case

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:06am
A homeless man found guilty for wielding a knife and making threats on Bridge Street is appealing his conviction. Earlier this fall, a jury found Terry W. Walker, 54, guilty on a charge of aggravated assault for threatening an employee …

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Neal-owned Perico Island permit protest gains ground

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:05am
It’s two steps forward and one step back for development on Perico Island. Three petitions have been accepted to review a permit issued by the Southwest Florida Water Management District for development on Perico Island. The petitions filed with the …

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3 homes robbed in 2 island cities

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:04am
Two armed robberies involving three people and three cities ended in the detention of a get-away vehicle — and a continuing investigation. A resident of a Perico Island apartment complex was robbed at gunpoint in a parking lot at 9:35 …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:00pm
ITEMS FOR SALE WASHER: STAINLESS-STEEL tub and dryer, pair, $350. Glass-top cocktail table, $65, four lanai chairs, $35. 941-778-6464. POOL LADDER: STAINLESS-steel with fiberglass steps. $75 or best offer. Call 941-778-2901. FOOSBALL/AIR HOCKEY table, $100. Gas pool heater, $100. 941-356-1456. …

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Mon, 11/24/2014 - 1:02pm
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Islander pays tribute to vets

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:12am
Vietnam veteran Dick Alvarez made sure people had their handkerchiefs and tissues ready at The Islander’s annual salute to veterans Nov. 11 at the Holmes Beach city hall. Everyone has his or her own definition of what constitutes a military …

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Bradenton Beach mayor sues over due process

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:11am
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon is now looking for the court to step in and stop commissioners from forcing him out of office. Shearon’s lawsuit, a writ of prohibition filed Nov. 12 with the 12th Judicial Circuit Court, asserts that …

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Former Bradenton Beach clerk moves, violates court order

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:10am
The former Bradenton Beach city clerk arrested Oct. 21 for allegedly battering a Bradenton police officer has moved from Manatee County. Gia Lancaster, fired by a unanimous city commission vote Oct. 23, wrote to 12th Judicial Circuit Judge John F. …

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Anna Maria building moratorium may go forward

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:09am
After nearly two months of a building moratorium, Anna Maria commissioners may be moving forward on new regulations. At a Nov. 13 work session on the moratorium, commissioners requested a draft ordinance on the moratorium from city attorney Jim Dye, …

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Going, Going… Thanksgiving week selling fast

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:08am
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman was a bit startled when the Nov. 10 workday began. “We usually get calls about an accommodation for Thanksgiving week right about now,” she said. “Instead, we were flooded that …

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Island restaurant duped by funny money

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:07am
A fake $20 bill left one Holmes Beach restaurateur empty-handed. And a customer at another restaurant turned up with a fake $10 bill. Zoe Witcomb, co-owner of Tortilla Bay Southwest Grill, 5318 Marina Drive, accepted a fake $20 Nov. 8, …

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Welcome to Holmes Beach: (Almost) no parking allowed

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am
The Holmes Beach traffic committee is driving ahead with its plans to eliminate street parking in residential neighborhoods despite some roadblocks. The committee met Nov. 12 and discussed elements needed to draft an ordinance that would ban parking on all …

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Burglar hits Cortez dive shop, then gives himself up

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:05am
A Bradenton man caught on camera taking equipment from a Cortez dive shop early Nov. 11 turned himself in to police two days later. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Nov. 14 that Richard J. Morris, 29, confessed …

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