Monday, July 22, 2019

Community News

Bradenton Beach Parking Garage

Commissioners discuss parking garages, more

BRADENTON BEACH – City Commissioners want to prohibit parking garages citywide, but they don't feel amending the city charter is the way to do it. In...
assault jessies store Holmes Beach

Suspect arrested in Island assault case

HOLMES BEACH – Officers have a suspect in custody for the March 22 assault of a clerk at Jessie’s Island Store. Holmes Beach police officers...
Anna Maria Beach Use Dispute

Beach dispute predates new law

ANNA MARIA – When discussing a new state law taking effect July 1 regarding beach access and private property rights, Anna Maria commissioners heard...
eugene matthews sentencing

Matthews gets 65 years minimum

BRADENTON – Eugene Matthews will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the shooting death of Rebecca Rawson on Jan. 10,...
Traffic

Traffic snarls at Gulf Drive construction zones

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Along the Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach border, residents and visitors alike are finding themselves stuck in something reminiscent of winter season...
Kaleta noise lawsuit

Property owners file lawsuit, injunction against neighbors

HOLMES BEACH – Neighbors of vacation rental homes in this Island city are seeing one of their worst fears coming to pass. Owners of two...

Fire hits West Coast Surf Shop

Updated April 16, 2018 HOLMES BEACH – A fire caused an estimated quarter million dollars in damage to the iconic West Coast Surf Shop, 3902...
naval flare on fire

Combustible flare closes portion of beach

Updated April 13, 2018 ANNA MARIA - A naval flare that washed up on the beach on Wednesday, April 11, injuring a beachgoer, prompted city...
Deb Wing

Wing facing child abuse charge

HOLMES BEACH – Former Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce President Deborah Kay Wing is facing a charge of third degree felony child abuse...
Guthrie net camp

County supports Guthrie net camp

CORTEZ – The Manatee County Commission has voted to support Raymond Guthrie Jr. in his fight to keep the net camp structure he built...
Holmes Beach beach access

Beach access not a problem in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – City leaders don’t think a new Florida law regarding ownership of the beach will be an issue in Holmes Beach. That’s because...
Coquina Beach

New beach law has little effect on AMI

Updated April 6, 2018 TALLAHASSEE – A new Florida statute has some beachfront property owners around the state jumping at the prospect of keeping the...
Holmes Beach Right of Way

Alternate 57 stone used for right of way restoration

HOLMES BEACH – The 57 stone that Westra Construction is placing in Holmes Beach rights of way is not the same white, jagged lime...
Kebony selected as siding for Anna Maria's pier buildings

Kebony selected as siding for pier buildings

Updated April 4, 2018 ANNA MARIA – City Commissioners voted Tuesday, April 3 that the exteriors of the restaurant and bait shop/bar built at the...
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....