State senator explains vote on beach privatization bill

It’s an old adage: Be sure you have read and understand the information above before you sign on the dotted line. Some legislators were not so careful and are admitting they had no idea of the ramifications of HB631, which passed in March. The bill will go into effect July 1. The Possession of Real Property Act — signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott March 23 — allows for landowners to privatize the beach on their property seaward to the...

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Legal team still chasing perfection on center soccer field

After four weeks of action in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, Legler & Flynn Law is clinging to first place and a 4-0 unbeaten season. Sato Real Estate and Lancaster Design are right on their heels with matching 3-1 records, while Moss Builders and Slim’s Place are tied for fourth place at 1-2-1. Acqua Aveda dropped to sixth place and a 1-3 record, while Mar/Kis Insurance remained in last place at...

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Obituaries – 05-02-2018
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Obituaries – 05-02-2018

Charles George Liddle Charles George Liddle, 82, doctor of veterinary medicine, died on Anna Maria Island. He was born in Detroit. He earned his doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University and master’s degree in radiation biology from the University of Rochester. He also served in the public health service. He and wife Beverly celebrated 57 years of marriage. Dr. Liddle loved music and played in the Michigan...

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Endless fishing possibilities await anglers in May

As we move into May, fishing around Anna Maria Island presents endless possibilities. With water temps still hovering in the mid-70s, inshore fishing is proving to be excellent. Spotted seatrout seem to be dominating the bite. Fishing the lush grass flats of Sarasota Bay is proving to be most productive for these ever famous flats species. Limits of slot size trout are attainable on most days with numerous fish 18-20 inches. Larger...

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Island real estate transactions – 05-02-2018

Nothing to report

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Streetlife – 05-02-2018

Anna Maria April 15, 500 block of Blue Heron, open door. Responding to a burglar alarm, a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy found an open door and determined no break-in occurred. The deputy secured the home. Anna Maria is policed by MCSO. Bradenton Beach April 19, 2400 block of Avenue B, disorderly intoxication. Bradenton Beach police responded to an intoxicated woman trying to gain entry to a residence as the owner, who didn’t know...

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