The audience knew the words by heart

Anna Maria Elementary fourth-graders fill the school stage with song and dance Nov. 14 as they perform “Rock Around the Fifties,” a musical tribute to the 1950s. Old favorites filled the school auditorium and students took advantage of the new, larger stage, recently completed with donations from the AME Parent-Teacher Organization. Islander Photos: Sandy Ambrogi

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CNOBB faces election complaints from ex-mayor …

Residents whose efforts saw success in the Nov. 7 election should be cheering. Three charter amendments placed on the ballot by Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach were approved by voters. However, the group is facing a new challenge. “Some members are concerned about future litigation as a result of our victories,” CNOBB chair Bill Vincent […]

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Owners hope highest court hears treehouse plea

Treehouse owners Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen are hoping for another day in court — the U.S. Supreme Court. Tran and Hazen built the two-story beachfront treehouse in 2011 at 103 29th St., where they reside and operate four vacation units known as Angelinos Sea Lodge. Their attorney, David M. Levin of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, […]

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AM chooses longevity for pier

“Our ancestors gave us a pier that lasted a hundred years. I think we should do the same for the next generation.” So said Commissioner Doug Copeland Oct. 17 regarding which path to pursue in rebuilding the landmark Anna Maria City Pier. And so they did. The Anna Maria City Commission voted unanimously Oct. 17 […]

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Giddy up!

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales eight-horse hitch and beer wagon circles the roundabout Oct. 14 on its way to Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. The horses traveled from St. Louis for the appearance on Bridge Street in celebration of Gold Coast Eagle Distributing of Sarasota winning the Anheuser-Busch “Red Jacket Award.” Gold Eagle delivered cases of […]

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Fate of Anna Maria pier restaurant looms after Irma’s wrath

Hurricane Irma spared the island. The Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria and the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach were nearly unscathed. But Irma didn’t spare the Anna Maria City Pier. Now the City Pier Restaurant is likely to be shut down for a year or more while the city undertakes repairs. […]

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