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Veteran recognized in Bradenton Beach

In Bradenton Beach, one military veteran’s daughter took the extra step to celebrate her father’s service. On the evening of Nov. 10, Debbie Bacon had staff from the Bradenton company Flamingos at Large decorate John Bacon’s front yard with U.S. flags and a sign identifying him as a World War II Navy veteran. When he […]

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Military veterans honored, islanders pay respects

Dawn welcomed an appropriately somber, gray day Nov. 10 at Holmes Beach City Hall. Nearly 100 people attended a 35-minute morning Veterans Salute in observance of Veterans Day at Memorial Park, 5801 Marina Drive. The salute, presented by The Islander and the city of Holmes Beach, was highlighted by a flag presentation featuring five military […]

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Developer settles Anna Maria lawsuit for $1 million

Shawn Kaleta and the city of Anna Maria have reached a $1 million settlement. The parties signed off on an agreement and Florida Municipal Insurance Trust delivered a $1 million check Nov. 10 to Kaleta’s law firm, Najmy Thompson PA. “We are pleased with the settlement, not mainly for its dollar amount,” wrote Louis Najmy, […]

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Bradenton man arrested for drugs at Coquina

Bradenton Beach Officer Alex Hurt noticed an unoccupied pickup truck parked after hours Oct. 28 at Coquina Park and stopped to investigate. He arrested Julian Z. Herrera, 21, of Bradenton, for possessing cocaine after speaking to the driver and passengers, who returned to the vehicle at about 2 a.m. from the beach. Asked for identification, […]

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