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  1. Obituaries - 12-05-2018Read the original story

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Dolores M. Baker, 86, of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 28. She was born Jan. 15, 1932, in Franklin, Ohio, to Fred E. and Thelma M. Carr. In Franklin, Ohio, she ran a pizza house, Dorie's Pizza Queen.

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  2. 'Santa' on being SantaRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Roque "Santa" Pastorius, holds the gaze of a tot during the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce tree lighting celebration and Holmes Beach open house in 2016. Islander Photo: Sandy Ambrogi Stan "Santa" Weyman with his niece, Megan Moody, in the late 1990s.

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  3. The Privateers' parade thrills viewers from Anna Maria to Holmes Beach to Bradenton BeachRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    The Skullywag leads the Christmas armada west on Pine Avenue Dec. 8 for the 7-mile ride to Coquina Beach. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love Santa and Mrs. Claus bring up the rear of the parade in the Privateer sleigh, thrilling children of all ages.

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  4. BITS stalled on traffic improvements for Anna Maria IslandRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    The acronym is BITS, but it's a study to develop solutions for large and small transportation problems on the barrier islands in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The mayors of the three cities on Anna Maria Island participated, although now there's a new mayor in Holmes Beach to fill one seat on the study dais.

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  5. Holmes Beach man hits utility pole, arrested for DUI, drugsRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 4 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Noah Wash, 22, of Holmes Beach, was arrested Nov. 22 for possessing 0.025 grams of cocaine, and 0.045 grams of marijuana after his red Dodge Charger hit a wood utility pole and pulled down the lines. Holmes Beach police were dispatched at 3:25 a.m. to the 100 block of 30th Street, where they found the vehicle on the north side of the street smashed into the pole without occupants and with airbags deployed.

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  6. HB mayoral candidate counters federal investigationRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 4 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Holmes Beach mayoral candidate Josh Linney, at a supporter's home in the 7300 block of Gulf Drive, acknowledged his loss election night. Islander File Photo: Kathy Prucnell Joshua Linney lost his bid for Holmes Beach mayor to Judy Titsworth in November by a vote of nearly 80 percent, having been dogged by his military service representations and criminal activities during his campaign - and now afterward.

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  7. Manatee County tourist tax revenue falls in SeptemberRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 4 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    A vacancy sign on Anna Maria Island Nov. 29 - such signs were common after the red tide crisis began in August. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell This all created a perfect storm for sending tourist tax collections into a dive in Manatee County and on Anna Maria Island.

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  8. Red tide 'mortality event' strikes Gulf dolphinsRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 4 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    A photograph shows two young dolphins that the Mote Marine Laboratory Stranding Investigations Program recently recovered. The work is conducted by the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program under National Marine Fisheries Service Scientific Research Permit No.

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  9. 3rd generation Holmes takes helm in Holmes BeachRead the original story

    Monday Dec 3 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    City clerk Stacey Johnston, left, and new Holmes Beach Mayor Judy Titsworth embrace Nov. 29 after her swearing-in at Holmes Beach city hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Esformes "It's hard not to when you grow up here," Titsworth, newly elected mayor of Holmes Beach, said Nov. 29 of her time spent rescuing animals caught in fishing line in Sarasota Bay.

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  10. WMFR chief announces early retirementRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 27 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    He's a little more than four years into his six-year contract to lead West Manatee Fire Rescue and has served more than 13 years with WMFR. Sousa announced his plan to retire in October 2019 at the Nov. 13 WMFR commission meeting.

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  11. Holmes Beach to swear in mayor, commissionersRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 27 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Holmes Beach will hold a swearing-in ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive, for its mayor-elect and commissioners as well as the charter review committee members, followed by a commission meeting to appoint a new chair and vice chair of the board.

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  12. White pelicans arrive on holiday queueRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 27 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    American white pelicans fly, feed, flutter and float among others of their species Nov. 21 on the waters of Anna Maria Sound near Grassy Point Park in Holmes Beach. The white pelicans are winter visitors to Florida, migrating from Canada and the northwestern United States.

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  13. Island athlete claims another championship, daughter, tooRead the original story

    Monday Nov 26 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Islanders Kenny Nieding and Nicholas Yatros of the Firkins basketball team, helped captured first place in the middle school basketball league Nov. 17 at G.T. Bray Park. Other members of the team are Amir Parrinon, Michael Ligge, Reggie Cheaves, Brian Heavens, Alex Short and Coaches Lonnell Brown and Tag Spikes.

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  14. No easy solution for coyote influxRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 20 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    A coyote makes its way onto Gulf Drive from 71st Street in Holmes Beach in September. Islander File Photo: Toni Lyon Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer said in an interview Nov. 15 that as long as the coyotes do not become aggressive, no action will be taken to remove them.

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  15. Holmes Beach sends off mayor with applauseRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 20 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Mayor Bob Johnson displays a brass clock in a wooden box bearing the city seal Nov. 13, a gift from the Holmes Beach staff and city officials for his four years as mayor. Commissioners Pat Morton, left, Rick Hurst, Judy Titsworth, Carol Soustek and Jim Kihm, as well as city clerk Stacey Johnston, look on at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.

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  16. Story of mom, son swept to sea in Anna Maria goes nationalRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 20 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    West Manatee Fire Rescue Capt. Randy Moore and firefighters Cameron Frazier, Andrew Powers and Jay Johnson pause Nov. 14 on the emergency boat that was first on the scene to rescue Tara Myers and her 7-year-old son Brennan Saletta from the Gulf of Mexico.

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  17. Rash handily takes HB commission seat, Morton returnsRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Kim Rash and incumbent Pat Morton won the two open commission seats among three candidates Nov. 6, with Rash garnering 1,127 votes to Morton's 1,116. Don Purvis was the odd man out, with 887 votes.

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  18. Still no end to red tide intrusion on Manatee coastlineRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    A goliath grouper, about 4 1/2 feet long, lies on Whitney Beach on the north end of Longboat Key Nov. 6. Joey Dale, co-owner of The Feast restaurant in Holmes Beach, came across the fish on a morning walk near Beer Can Island at the north end of Longboat. Islander Photo: Courtesy Joey Dale On the sands of Whitney Beach on the northern tip of Longboat Key, Dale came upon a dead goliath grouper measuring about 4 1/2 feet long.

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  19. Anna Maria hopes to relocate coyotes, Holmes Beach, tooRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    A coyote rests Nov. 8 near a beachfront residence in the 4800 block in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy HBPD Officer Tom Fraser Mayor Dan Murphy said at a meeting Nov. 8 that public works manager Dean Jones is coordinating the relocation of coyotes from the city and is speaking with two trappers, each with different methods to trap and relocate wildlife.

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  20. Holmes Beach mayoral candidate makes clean sweep into officeRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Holmes Beach mayor-elect Judy Titsworth husband Steve and granddaughter Lily, celebrate an election victory Nov. 6 at the Blue Marlin restaurant in Bradenton Beach. Judy Titsworth, city commission chair and granddaughter of the city's namesake, won 79.27 percent of the vote.

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