Monday, June 17, 2019

Community News

Anna Maria Bert Harris

Bert Harris counteroffers made

ANNA MARIA – City commissioners recently approved three more Bert Harris claim settlement offers, including one for a beachfront home at 107 Elm St....
drowning Bradenton Beach

Liveaboard boater dies after water rescue

BRADENTON BEACH – Liveaboard boater and anchorage resident Brandon Nieuwkoop, 52, died the afternoon of Saturday, March 31 after being pulled from Anna Maria...
Easter sunrise service

Island churches celebrate Easter

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Easter is a busy time for the Island’s churches. With tourism at its peak, they are able to take in...
Pipeline project

Pipeline work slowing Gulf Drive traffic

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Construction work that is slowing traffic on Gulf Drive is due to the first phase of the Anna Maria Island...

County voters adopt one-mill school tax

MANATEE COUNTY – By a slim margin, Manatee County voters passed the proposed one-mill school tax in the county election that concluded this evening. As...
Shark dragging

Shark dragging hearing scheduled

TAMPA – Robert Benac, 28, Spencer Heintz, 23, and Michael Wenzel, 21, have been ordered to appear at a felony court hearing on Tuesday,...
Anna Maria Island traffic

Traffic woes plague Island drivers

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Everyone who’s driven on the Island during winter season months knows that a little extra time and a lot of...
Holmes Beach dog park entrance

Progress slows on dog park renovation

HOLMES BEACH – It’s been months in the making, but users still aren’t much closer to seeing improvements at the city’s dog park. Members of...
Holmes Beach Tampa Bay ferry boat

Ferry to Holmes Beach doesn’t float with commissioners

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners have a lot of misgivings about a proposal from Corey Hubbard with Tampa Bay Ferry to offer service to the...
Tour of Homes

Tour of Homes success for Center

ANNA MARIA – A perfectly sunny day dawned on Saturday, March 17, helping to make The Center of Anna Maria Island’s 25th annual Tour...
Mark Coarsey

Fishermen ask Floridians to cast vote against net ban

Updated March 27, 2018 The CRC did not select the net ban proposal in its last cut for the November ballot. CORTEZ – Nearly 25 years...
Anna Maria Pier rendering rear

State funds will assist with pier replacement

ANNA MARIA – The $88.7 million budget the Florida Legislature adopted on Sunday, March 11 includes $750,000 in state funds for the estimated $4.5...
Easter sunrise service

Easter sunrise service set at beach

The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will sponsor the 54th annual Easter sunrise service at Manatee County Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes...

School tax election underway

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Island voters will help determine whether the Manatee County School District is the beneficiary of a one-mill property tax increase. The...
Pier Rendering

Kebony decking selected for new pier

ANNA MARIA – Commissioners decided on the look and feel of the decking for the new Anna Maria City Pier today. On Tuesday, City Commissioners...