Anna Maria faces challenges in Irma recovery

Irma blew hard in Anna Maria — leaving most of the city without power for days and damaging the 1911-built city pier. Anna Maria commissioners met Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 to review recovery after Hurricane Irma and set the city on schedule. Commissioners held an emergency meeting Sept. 13 to extend the local state […]

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Relief surges in Bradenton Beach following Irma’s passage

“This is the first time I’ve ever evacuated for a storm,” Paul Paradis, a homeowner in Bradenton Beach and third generation Floridian, said Sept. 11 following Hurricane Irma’s glancing blow to Anna Maria Island the night before. Paradis owns a cottage across Gulf Drive from Cortez Beach. “This time was scary,” Paradis said. “I was […]

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Holmes Beach focus post-Irma: Restoring power

The management team from Hurricane Hanks in Holmes Beach was hanging outdoors Sept. 12, munching lunch on a sunny mid-afternoon. They weren’t working. They were waiting. Waiting for Florida Power & Light Co. to plug their business into the electric grid. The casual Holmes Beach pub, 5346 Gulf Drive, was without power two days post-Hurricane […]

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Treehouse facing demolition, appeal to high court readied

Will the treehouse owners in Holmes Beach remove the structure? The week of Sept. 11, the owners, Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen, faced another city deadline to remove the beachfront structure in a large Australian pine at their home and four-unit resort at 103 29th St. And it comes after their attorney David Levin of […]

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Thunderstorm, snook, old fisher: My night at AMCP

It was nearing 6 o’clock in the evening as I steered the boat toward the Mainsail Marina. My clients sat in front of me, talking about how many fish they had caught and enjoying the warm air that was blowing over the hull as we traveled at 20 mph over the flat. It was fall […]

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Real Estate – 09-20-2017

242 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,989 sfla / 2,910 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car canalfront pool home built in 1973 on a 11,985 sq ft lot was sold 08/18/17, Campisi to Lepore for $1,620,000; list $1,695,000. 109 Oak Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,760 sfla / 5,040 sfur 5bed/3bath pool home built in 1999 on a 5,000 sq […]

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