Key Royale neighbors miffed over derelict boat, fuel spill
Apr11

Key Royale neighbors miffed over derelict boat, fuel spill

On an island surrounded by water, it seems someone would be responsible for regulating and removing derelict or problem boats from the waterways. But in a case of “shooting across the bow,” it’s really not so easy, as Key Royale residents discovered after attempts to get a decaying vessel removed from a privately owned slip […]

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Wild dolphin show
Apr11

Wild dolphin show

A dolphin racing toward the shore jumped from the shallow water at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria and Carl Conn of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, had his Nikon Coolpix with a zoom lens ready. “I was surprised to see it come into 2-3 feet of water,” he said. Conn has spent winters on Anna Maria Island for […]

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Neal wins decision on Harbor Sound
Apr11

Neal wins decision on Harbor Sound

The 5th District Court of Appeal upheld a state wetlands permit for an enclave of homes on Perico Island for developer Pat Neal of Neal Communities. The March 21 decision takes the developer a step closer to constructing Harbor Sound on 3.46 acres fronting on Anna Maria Sound, including the destruction of 1.05 acres of […]

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BB restaurant owner jailed for noise-making
Apr11

BB restaurant owner jailed for noise-making

“Excessive and petty” is how Freckled Fin owner Scott Lubore described his arrest for a noise ordinance violation at his Bradenton Beach bar-restaurant at 101 Bridge St. Lubore, 48, was arrested April 5 — and taken to the Manatee County jail — after BBPD Officer Steven Masi heard loud music at 8:40 p.m. while on […]

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Grassy Point Preserve’s path to bayfront opens April 19
Apr11

Grassy Point Preserve’s path to bayfront opens April 19

It’s official: The reopening of Grassy Point Preserve in Holmes Beach is set. Commissioners approved at their March 28 meeting a private opening of Grassy Point from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19. The opening for the public will follow at 12:30 p.m. The early opening provides city officials an opportunity to thank special people […]

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Anna Maria agrees to offer 9 Bert Harris settlements
Apr11

Anna Maria agrees to offer 9 Bert Harris settlements

The Anna Maria city commission voted April 6 to approve nine more Bert Harris settlement offers. The offers — if accepted — would grant owners occupancy of between eight and 14 people with the stipulation that all bedrooms are at least 100 square feet. An exception was made for property at 501 S. Bay Blvd. […]

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