The Islander Wish Book 2016
Nov22

The Islander Wish Book 2016

Please, make a wish come true The holidays are the time to take an extra moment to give someone a smile or send a greeting … pause to give a quiet hug or words of praise.

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Hate graffiti mars Holmes Beach sites

An ugly U.S. election spilled into the streets of Holmes Beach with a flurry of hateful graffiti. Vandals wrote on three power poles, two trolley stop benches and two street signs on Gulf Drive between 66th and 70th streets, according to a HBPD report of criminal damage Nov. 11-12 to city property. Proclaiming “For KKK […]

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Bert Harris claims approach $30 million in Anna Maria

Anna Maria received 12 additional Bert Harris claims Nov. 16-18 to add to the pile of 74 claims. Two new claims were submitted Nov. 16. One alleges $240,000 in lost value on behalf of owners Christopher and Catherine Hackney for their four-bedroom house at 157 Crescent Drive. Before adoption of the vacation rental ordinance, the […]

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Bradenton Beach appoints two CRA business representatives

It’s deja vu all over again for the Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. Bradenton Beach is again expanding its community redevelopment agency to include two representatives — and both are business owners — restaurateurs — in the district. Ed Chiles of Anna Maria, owner of the Beach House Restaurant, and John Horne of Bradenton, principal […]

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Beach erosion control project finally ends

It’s been a long time coming, but the erosion control project to replace three groins in Bradenton Beach is completed. Construction ended on the central groin Nov. 16. Work on the three groins, located on the Gulf of Mexico between Sixth and 13th streets south, began in March 2015. Several delays plagued the project, including […]

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Holmes Beach woman ordered to probation, house arrest

A 37-year-old Holmes Beach woman arrested twice in 2015 for driving under the influence of alcohol was sentenced to 12-months probation. With a Sept. 26 probation order in two cases, 12th Circuit Judge Robert Farrance sentenced Michol Bugel to 30 days of house arrest, a six-month driver’s license suspension and portable alcohol monitor, contract and […]

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