Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Community News

Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival celebrates 35

CORTEZ – At the edge of the main parking lot at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival is a fringe of green, the edge of...
Bradenton Beach anchorage

Amended anchorage ordinance proposed

BRADENTON BEACH – City officials are working on an ordinance that would provide for greater enforcement of the navigable waters and unmanaged anchorage south...
Bryce Higgins and Laurie Higgins

Citizens’ efforts assist with arrest

ANNA MARIA – The computer skills of an Island teen and information circulated by some Island moms contributed to the arrest of 20-year-old Richard...
hurricane

Weatherman says be prepared

Mike Clay held the interest of the packed-house audience at the Friends of the Island Library’s Travel and Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 12. With...
Steve Masi

Police officer Steve Masi praised

BRADENTON BEACH – During last week’s Bradenton Beach Commission meeting, Mayor Bill Shearon asked Deputy Clerk Marie Montoya to read aloud an e-mail that...
Holmes Beach police

Road rage lowers speed limit

HOLMES BEACH — Drivers crossing the Anna Maria Island bridge may have noticed a recent speed limit change. The slowdown going in and out of...

Obituary: Judith van Beuzekom

Esther Judith van Beuzekom nee del Campo Hartman Judith van Beuzekom passed away peacefully in her apartment the morning of December 22, 2016. She was...
St. Augustine National Cemetery

Under Egmont 4: Egmont cemetery mysteries put to rest

BRADENTON – Mark Green stands at a grave marker at the Fogartyville cemetery, refers to an old, hand-drawn map and walks a few paces,...
Twister at Sunshine Skyway

Twister hits skyway bridge

TAMPA BAY – Sunday morning, Jeannie Bystrom, Ally Titsworth, Matt Dwyer and Ben Stasurak left Holmes Beach by boat, planning on spending the day...
Rob Whitehurst at St. Augustine National Cemetery

Under Egmont 3: Found

ST. AUGUSTINE – When Rob Whitehurst began looking for the grave of his great-great-grandfather, the Internet was new, with scant information, and research was...
Egmont Key cemetery

Under Egmont 2: Unearthing Egmont Key’s mysteries

EGMONT KEY - Underneath Egmont Key, there’s even more history than its century-and-a-half-old lighthouse, the ruins of its Spanish-American War fort and its 1905...
Narcissus anchor

Under Egmont 1: History’s mysteries persist at Egmont Key

EGMONT KEY – Underwater and underground at Egmont Key, mystery and history have intertwined since the mid-1800s. Just off the northern tip of Anna Maria...
Fishing in Cortez

The future – a memory?

CORTEZ – There is less fishing and more preservation in Cortez these days, but the success of an expanding museum complex and environmental preserve...
Cortez net camp - Cindy Lane | Sun

Climate change in Cortez

Last in a series of three CORTEZ – If the state would lift the 1995 ban on gill nets, hearts would leap and boats would...
Cortez mullet boat

The village that mullet built

Second in a series of three CORTEZ – The wind is screaming, the Gulf of Mexico is frosted with whitecaps, and it’s so cold the...