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Fireworks safety foremost on 4th

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:17am
The Fourth of July — it’s happily celebrated with bangs, booms and ahhhs across the nation on blankets, at beaches, as part of festivals, in parks and neighborhoods. Anna Maria Island, too, has shown off its pearl-white sand and stars …

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AMITW turtle makes her way back to the Gulf

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:16am
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring tagged a loggerhead sea turtle with a satellite-tracking device and sent her back to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The nesting sea turtle, named Amie for AMITW’s partner, Anna Maria …

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Police search for shorebird, sea turtle vandals

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:15am
Island law enforcement officers are looking for two people who June 27 vandalized a shorebird nesting area and five sea turtle nests. The vandals drove over five marked sea turtle nests, breaking stakes and possibly destroying sea turtle eggs. They …

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Prospective concessionaires tour Bradenton Beach pier

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:14am
Location. Location. Location. It’s one of the key ingredients to making a business successful. Some restaurateurs saw firsthand a prime location June 25 in Bradenton Beach to fulfill their restaurant dreams. City officials hosted a walk-through of the now vacant …

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Contractor sentenced to jail, restitution hearing continued

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:13am
A Bradenton contractor was sentenced to 364 days in jail — to be followed by 14 years probation — for taking money from the city of Holmes Beach for work he did not perform. Twelfth Circuit Judge Deno Economou found …

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Art gallery window crasher gets off

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:12am
A Bradenton man who drove an SUV through a Holmes Beach art gallery window will pay court costs for leaving the scene of accident after a February crash at the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island’s Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina …

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Man pleads to drug charges, sentenced to county jail

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:11am
A Bradenton man originally charged with intent to sell marijuana pleaded no contest to the lesser charge of possession. Twelfth Circuit Judge Diana Moreland found Joseph Robert Flinn of Bradenton guilty June 25 and sentenced him to 360 days in …

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Tree house owners pursue court opinion

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:10am
The tree house in Holmes Beach lives for another day in the 2nd District Court of Appeal. A motion e-filed June 24 by the tree house owners’ attorney, David Levin of Sarasota, seeks the issuance of a written opinion and …

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Suspect in luring children re-arrested for drug possession

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:09am
An Ellenton man arrested for attempting to lure children into his car in Holmes Beach was re-arrested June 18 while in the Manatee County jail. A warrant for his arrest on one count of possessing a controlled substance was served …

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Clerks clear up misunderstanding, commissioner apologizes

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:08am
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Janie Robertson admits she erred last week when she made a claim that newly appointed Bradenton Beach city clerk Terri Sanclemente was fired from her city job in 2012. Robertson’s claim came after Mayor Jack Clarke promoted …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:00pm
ITEMS FOR SALE COMPUTER: DELL DUAL core, refurbished, $80, 941-756-6728. LAZ-Y-BOY: TAN, nice looking, $49, black leather desk chair, $25, brass chandelier, $25. 941-779-9781. COMBINING HOUSEHOLDS: LOCATED 2 miles from beach. Almost new furnishings for sale including wall hangings and …

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Fireworks safety foremost on 4th

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:00am
Legal fireworks

State appeals court upholds lower court decision, denies tree house

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:16am
An appellate court declined to hear the storybook case of the Holmes Beach owners who’ve fought for years to keep their Swiss Family Robinson-like tree house from the wrecking ball. With a request to the 2nd District Court of Appeals …

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Restaurant puts shorebirds over holiday profit

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:15am
The Beachhouse Restaurant canceled its July 3 fireworks display. The decision came June 15 after discussions between restaurant owner Ed Chiles, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox, Bradenton Beach Mayor Jack Clarke and Manatee …

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Anna Maria park stagnates in indecision

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:14am
Sometimes history, like the valiant live oak, refuses to die. After the Anna Maria City Commission approved moving forward May 7 with plans to improve the Anna Maria City Pier Park at the corner of Pine Avenue and North Bay …

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Turtle Tuesday Talk draws eager-to-learn crowd

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:13am
More than 30 people filled the Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach, June 16 for the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring Turtle Tuesday Talk. The program focused on providing attendees with basic information …

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AT&T likely not on Bradenton Beach tower until 2018

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:12am
Cellphone reception in Bradenton Beach improved for some users a couple of months ago when Verizon installed its equipment on the cell tower near the Cortez Bridge. But AT&T won’t put out a signal in Bradenton Beach or Anna Maria …

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In Bradenton Beach, new mayor’s actions bristle predecessor

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:11am
After losing the May 19 recall election to Jack Clarke, former Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon stepped out of the spotlight to observe Clarke’s approach at the city’s helm. Clarke took the oath of office June 1. On June 4, …

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Bradenton Beach pier lease proposals due July 9

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:10am
What makes a business click? Mark Enoch calls it “the beach model.” Enoch’s company, United Park Services, has four concessions: the Coquina Beach Cafe in Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at Manatee Beach in Holmes Beach, plus facilities …

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County commissioner must respond to election probe

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:09am
Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie raised and spent $78,134.57 to get re-elected in 2012. He was unopposed as a candidate in both the primary and the general election. Despite having a walkover, Chappie paid tens of thousands of dollars in …

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