Friday, February 22, 2019

Community News

Holmes Beach building department

Building department responds to community

HOLMES BEACH - The city's building department staff is reaching out, hoping to improve communication between the department and the community. About a dozen people showed...
Kaleta Settlement

Kaleta to receive $1 million settlement

ANNA MARIA – Developer Shawn Kaleta and his Beach to Bay construction company will receive a $1 million payment according to settlement terms negotiated...
Guthrie net camp

Guthrie ordered to remove building in bay

CORTEZ – Raymond “Junior” Guthrie Jr. plans to contest the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)’s final order issued on Friday, Nov. 17 requiring...
CNOBB dissolving

CNOBB coming to an end

BRADENTON BEACH – Despite voter approval of its three citizens initiatives on the November ballot, the Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach (CNOBB) is dissolving...
CNOBB amendments

Elections alter Bradenton Beach’s political landscape

BRADENTON BEACH – The Nov. 7 elections reshaped the Bradenton Beach City Commission and changed how future commission races will be run. City voters elected...
Katie O'Connor

Some Island students lose bus rides

HOLMES BEACH – Nine Anna Maria Elementary School (AME) students who live on the mainland and ride a school bus were recently given letters...
Anna Maria Veterans Day parade

Old Soldiers and Sailors parade honors vets

ANNA MARIA - The inaugural Old Soldiers and Sailors Veterans Day parade delighted cheering crowds lining Pine Avenue on Friday, Nov. 10. A bagpiper and...

Veterans Day in Cortez

The Cortez Cultural Center celebrated Veterans Day on Saturday with a flag-raising ceremony, a prayer for all veterans, living and dead, and an all-American...
Anna Maria Pier Planks

Pier plank plan pending

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy is working on a plan to reuse the engraved wooden planks on the Anna Maria City Pier. The planks...
Latvala cancels parade appearance

Latvala cancels parade appearance

ANNA MARIA – Amidst accusations of sexual harassment, Florida Sen. Jack Latvala has bowed out of the city of Anna Maria’s “Old Soldiers &...
Tom Vaught at Veterans Park, Bradentonvideo

Vaught’s Vietnam

Each year, the Anna Maria Island Sun features a local veteran for Veteran’s Day. We have introduced many Island and Cortez veterans of World...
John Metz

Metz defense challenges Sunshine Law

BRADENTON BEACH – Lawsuit defendant John Metz and his attorney, Thomas Shults, claim the Florida Sunshine Law is unconstitutional. “Mr. Metz feels the entire Sunshine...
Gloria Dei tenting

Termite tenting a harrowing task

HOLMES BEACH - The tent over the sweeping roofline of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church has been removed and so have the termites, hopefully. Earlier...
skate park closed

Skate park improvements underway

HOLMES BEACH - After being closed for several months, work is getting underway to reopen the gates of the Holmes Beach Skate Park. While commissioners...
Aqua lawsuit

Aqua by the Bay approval challenged

BRADENTON – The battle over the Aqua by the Bay development is not over. On Thursday, Nov. 2, attorney Ralf Brookes filed a legal challenge...