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  1. Karate takes center court, KRC travels to PlantationRead the original story

    May 8, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Grandmaster Kevin Bergquist and Sensei Omar Schwanzer along with all their students pose prior to the start of the Gladiator Dojo Kid's Karate Championship May 6 at The Center of Anna Maria Island. Fiona McCarthy breaks three pro-force boards with her elbow during the Gladiator Dojo Kid's Karate Championship held May 6 at The Center of Anna Maria Island.

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  2. Holmes Beach post office will close June 30Read the original story

    May 2, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    The Holmes Beach Post Office and the Lucky Shoppe, 5354 Gulf Drive, will close June 30 and along with the closing will go the post office boxes rented to businesses and residents. Islander Photo: Jennifer Sheppard The post office and the Lucky Shoppe in the S&S Plaza at 5354 Gulf Drive will close June 30. "The business is going out of business," Holmes Beach Mayor Bob Johnson announced at the April 13 commission meeting.

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  3. Six Bert Harris claims hit Holmes Beach in one dayRead the original story

    May 2, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Six such claims were served on the city April 27, alleging $2,425,000 in damages as a result of two city ordinances adopted in 2015 and 2016 that introduced, among other restrictions, a maximum six-person occupancy for short-term rentals. The six Bert J. Harris Private Property Rights Protection Act claims all came from Aaron Thomas of the law firm Najmy Thompson, PL, of Bradenton.

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  4. Center plans city funding approval to alleviate year-end gapRead the original story

    May 2, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Center of Anna Maria Island staff and supporters arrive at Anna Maria City Hall April 27. The center board met April 26, a day after the April 25 Holmes Beach city meeting and a day before the April 27 Anna Maria city meeting where officials discussed funding options for the center. Islander Photo: Bianca BenedA The Center of Anna Maria Island hopes funding from Holmes Beach and Anna Maria will decrease the nonprofit's growing deficit before its fiscal year ends June 30. However, even maximum city funding is unlikely to cover the majority of the year's $190,000 deficit for the center.

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  5. Future AMI bridge aesthetics undergo final reviewRead the original story

    May 2, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Members of the Anna Maria Island Aesthetics Advisory Committee meet April 26 to review how they will present their recommendations for the Anna Maria Island Bridge in a public meeting. Islander Photo: Bianca BenedA Design recommendations for a new Anna Maria Island Bridge are complete, but when it will be built remains to be seen.

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  6. Anna Maria finalizes last of more than 112 Bert Harris offersRead the original story

    May 2, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy announced April 27 at a city commission meeting that city attorney Becky Vose had successfully drafted initial offers for all 112 Bert Harris claims received in response to its vacation rental ordinance. The Bert Harris Jr. Private Property Protection Act of 1995 allows property owners to seek relief if they can prove a government action lowered the value of their property.

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  7. Center to host youth karate championshipRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    A youth karate championship will take place 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Sensei Omar Schwanzer, who has been teaching youth karate since 2013 and women's self-defense since 2014, will present the tournament.

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  8. WMFR prepares for upcoming fiscal budgetRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    West Manatee Fire Rescue firefighter Zachary Benshoff displays his promotion certificate while standing with Chief Tom Sousa April 20. Benshoff was promoted from third- to second-class firefighter. Islander Photo: Bianca Benedi West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners issued a recommendation April 20 on how to move forward with preliminary planning for their 2017-18 fiscal year budget.

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  9. Holmes Beach 'hostage-taker' pleads to misdemeanorsRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Squads were staged at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in May 2016 during a police response to hostages being held in the 500 block of 68th Street. Islander File Photo The man who held some 40 police at bay for four hours outside a Key Royale home nearly a year ago pleaded no contest April 10 to two misdemeanors - exhibition of a firearm and assault.

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  10. Holmes Beach police arrest 2 on drug chargesRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Two people from Hillsborough County were arrested April 17 after police found them sleeping in a vehicle in the Manatee Public Beach parking lot in possession of eight hypodermic needles, two glass pipes and 6.7 grams of Spice, a synthetic drug. According to Holmes Beach police reports, HBPD Officer Alan Bores observed Scrocco in the driver's seat with keys in the ignition and the vehicle running and Terwilliger passed out in the passenger seat.

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  11. Chicks hatch in a Holmes BeachRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    A female snowy plover sits next to her chick April 20 on the beach near 81st Street in Holmes Beach. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers have been watching a mating pair and another male on the beach in that area.

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  12. Amendments gut state vacation rental billRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Amendments made to Senate Bill 188 effectively gutted the state's ability to prevent municipalities from regulating vacation rentals, according to state Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, who filed the bill. The bill prohibited local ordinances from regulating or restricting vacation rentals and would have stripped local governments of vacation rental regulations adopted after June 2011.

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  13. Holes on the beach pose danger to walkers, sea turtlesRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Mark Taylor, beach cleanup tractor driver with the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department, takes a break April 18 from raking the shoreline near 65th Street in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes.

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  14. Island police blotter - 04-26-2017Read the original story

    Apr 24, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    April 2, Bayfront Park, 316 North Bay Blvd., trespass. A man and woman sleeping on a beach were trespassed upon an affidavit signed by the director of the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources.

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  15. Adult football league: And then there were 4Read the original story

    Apr 24, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    First-round playoff action in the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island produced no surprises as the fifth, sixth and seventh seeds were eliminated during playoff action April 20. A champion will be crowned Thursday, April 27, when semifinal action narrows the field to two teams that will battle for the season's bragging rights in the championship game that kicks off at 8:30 p.m. Beach to Bay Construction edged Mason Martin Construction 30-25 behind the all-around play of quarterback Tim Shauhnessy. Shaughnessy threw for 80 yards and three touchdown passes, while also running for 36 yards and catching a 60-yard touchdown pass from Caleb Roberts.

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  16. Obituaries - 04-26-2017Read the original story

    Apr 24, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Duane R. Benedict, 82, Holmes Beach, died April 21. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he moved to Holmes Beach in 1997 from Gahanna, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and active in the Boy Scouts in his youth.

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  17. Inshore, nearshore anglers hook up fish aplentyRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Glenn Hoffert of Washington, D.C., shows off the 36-inch snook he caught - and "promptly revived and released" - while on an April 17 charter with Capt. Aaron Lowman.

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  18. No-contest plea leads to DUI probationRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    A Georgia man was sentenced to 12 months probation in connection with an arrest a year ago for driving impaired in Holmes Beach. Twelfth Circuit Judge Charles Sniffin April 10 ordered Thomas B. Cannon, 29, of Savanah, Georgia, to complete a DUI program, receive evaluation and treatment, if necessary, and attend a victim impact panel.

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  19. A Glorious MorningRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    A crowd gathers at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach on Easter Sunday, April 16, for the annual sunrise service organized by the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island. Representatives from the island churches are involved in the celebration that takes as the sun rises in the east.

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  20. Grassy Point re-opens April 19Read the original story

    Apr 18, 2017 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Holmes Beach city officials will officially reopen Grassy Point Preserve, including new walkways leading to a scenic overlook of Anna Maria Sound, to the public at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19. Everyone is welcome. Islander Photo: Jack Elka Grassy Point Preserve is scheduled for a private, invitation-only opening 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, followed by a public grand opening to which everyone is welcome at 12:30 p.m. The soft-opening will include a ribbon-cutting and welcome by Holmes Beach Mayor Bob Johnson and a tour of the preserve, which located east of the 3200 block of East Bay Drive, fronting Anna Maria Sound.

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