Monday, July 22, 2019

Community News

Multi-use trail extension being pursued

Officials pursue multi-use trail extension

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria’s city officials want to fill in the city's share of the gap that still exists between Anna Maria’s multi-use...
Dog park supporters get answers

Dog park supporters get answers

HOLMES BEACH – Dog park users are feeling a bit better about the future of their pooches’ beloved outdoor space after hearing plans for...
Waste Management gets first crack at solid waste contract

Waste Management gets first crack at solid waste contract

ANNA MARIA – Residents may see their trash and recycling bills goes down, but vacation rental owners and Anna Maria business owners may see...
Commissioner shares thoughts on 2019 legislative session

Commissioner shares thoughts on 2019 legislative session

ANNA MARIA – On Sunday, May 12, Anna Maria Commissioner Carol Carter provided an email recap of the Florida Legislature’s recently-concluded 2019 legislative session. “We...
Golf tournament honors a beloved friend

Golf tournament honors a beloved friend

CORTEZ – The life and legacy of Nancy Franklin will be celebrated with the inaugural Nancy Franklin Flippin’ Mullet Open Charity Golf Tournament on...
Tree house case back in court

Tree house case back in court

BRADENTON – The beachfront tree house at Angelinos Sea Lodge is back in the city of Holmes Beach’s crosshairs as the case goes back...
Magistrate rules in city’s favor on noise citation

Magistrate rules in city’s favor on noise citation

ANNA MARIA – In addition to her unregistered Airbnb ruling, Special Magistrate Karla Owens ruled in favor of the city Anna Maria on three...
McDaniel joins Center team

McDaniel joins Center team

After months of searching, the team at The Center of Anna Maria Island has a new director of development. In a May 3 press release,...
Vickers sentencing set

Vickers sentencing set

BRADENTON – David Vickers’ future will be announced on May 20 after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder and neglect of a...
Dog park users disappointed with lack of progress

Dog park users disappointed with lack of progress

HOLMES BEACH – Little visible movement has been made on the city’s plans to relocated and improve the dog park, and it’s leaving users...
City prevails in preliminary Sunshine hearing

City prevails in preliminary Sunshine hearing

BRADENTON – Twelfth Circuit Court Judge Edward Nicholas has ruled in favor of the city of Bradenton Beach, denying three legal actions sought by...
Commissioner proposes unique solution to noise

Commissioner proposes unique solution to noise

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioner Kim Rash wants city leaders to follow the letter of the law, particularly where it involves the enforcement of the...
Aeration plans take shape for Spring Lake

Aeration plans take shape for Spring Lake

HOLMES BEACH – Relief is coming to the residents located around Spring Lake in the form of an aeration system for the ailing body...
Dog park renamed in Laurie Crawford’s honor

Dog park renamed in Laurie Crawford’s honor

BRADENTON – The dog park at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton is now the Laurie Crawford Dog Park. Opened in 2000 as the Happy Tails...
Four chosen for chamber scholarships

Four chosen for chamber scholarships

The four members of the Anna Maria Island Scholarship Committee - Bev Lesnick, Wendy Webb, Mike Southwick and Amy Tobin - distributed scholarships to...