Thursday, April 18, 2019

Community News

Celebrating Island history

Celebrating Island history

Members of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society welcomed the public to celebrate the history of the Island's early settlers at the annual Heritage...
Wenzel to serve jail time and lose fishing privileges

Wenzel to serve jail time, lose fishing privileges

TAMPA – Michael Wenzel, 22, will serve 10 days in a Hillsborough County jail for his role in the much-publicized shark dragging incident that...
Local vacation rental regulations under fire again

Local vacation rental regulations under fire again

ANNA MARIA – City officials in Anna Maria are already following proposed state legislation that pertains to vacation rentals. Vacation rentals are among the many...
How to report noise in Holmes Beach

How to report noise in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – Excessive noise in residential areas is once again a hot topic of conversation in the Island’s largest city. With the high tourist...
WMFR board members plan for the future

WMFR board members plan for the future

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners had a full agenda for their February board meeting. The group met Feb. 19 at the administration building...
Mayor provides pier construction update

Mayor provides pier construction update

ANNA MARIA – On Friday afternoon, Mayor Dan Murphy provided Manatee County Senior Administrative Specialist Monica Luff with an update on the construction of...
Sunshine Law trial delayed until July

Sunshine Law trial delayed until July

BRADENTON BEACH – The trial for the Sunshine Law lawsuit filed against six former city advisory board members has been rescheduled for July 15....
Dog park construction on hold

Dog park construction on hold

HOLMES BEACH – A new large dog park is on the way, but construction isn’t scheduled to begin any time soon. City Engineer Lynn Burnett...
Mayor calls out residents for noise complaints

Mayor calls out residents for noise complaints

HOLMES BEACH – In a surprise move, Mayor Judy Titsworth not only publicly named two residents who called her to report noise issues but...
Cortez net camp tangled in lawsuits

Cortez net camp tangled in lawsuits

CORTEZ – Junior Guthrie’s net camp is safe – for now. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) won a summary judgment against Raymond Guthrie...
Mayor and former city employee discuss recent firing

Mayor and former city employee discuss recent firing

ANNA MARIA – City officials and former Code and Parking Enforcement Officer and administrative assistant Angela Albrecht hold differing views on the events that...
Charter review includes city manager discussion

Charter review includes city manager discussion

ANNA MARIA – The Charter Review Committee met with city commissioners and Mayor Dan Murphy last week to discuss potential changes to the city...
Bridge Street options discussed

Bridge Street options discussed

BRADENTON BEACH – There isn’t much community support for closing Bridge Street to vehicular traffic, but some rare and limited public support exists for...
One Particular Harbour marina opens to the public

One Particular Harbour marina opens

The new marina at One Particular Harbour Margaritaville will have a grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. The opening of the...
New Anna Maria City Pier taking shape

New Anna Maria City Pier taking shape

ANNA MARIA – The first pilings for the new Anna Maria City Pier are in place and partially driven as of Saturday. The pilings eventually will...