Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Community News

Vacation rental bills progressing

TALLAHASSEE – Two bills filed by Florida legislators during the 2020 legislative session seek to strip local governments of their ability to regulate vacation...
Charlie Hunsicker

Beach renourishment delayed until April

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – The beach renourishment project originally slated to begin in February has been pushed back to April, according to Charlie Hunsicker,...
Officials lukewarm on new evidence

Attorney General to investigate Morris case

BRADENTON BEACH – The Florida Attorney General's Office of Statewide Prosecution has agreed to investigate the apparent hanging death of Sheena Morris in 2009...
Carter and York named Citizens of the Year

Carter and York named Citizens of the Year

ANNA MARIA – Bob Carter and Dick York are the city of Anna Maria’s Citizens of the Year for 2019. Carter and York were selected...
Pups and owners celebrate dog park opening

Pups and owners celebrate dog park opening

HOLMES BEACH – The construction crews are out and the dogs are in at the new and improved dog park in Holmes Beach, renamed...
Heron nest halts construction

Heron nest halts construction

HOLMES BEACH – Construction workers received a surprise Jan. 13. As they were pulling the branches from an Australian pine at a residential construction...
Mayor hands out 2019 city awards

Mayor hands out 2019 city awards

HOLMES BEACH – Mayor Judy Titsworth stepped up Jan. 14 to hand out some very special city awards to members of the community. First up,...
Water line broken during undergrounding work

Water line broken during undergrounding work

BRADENTON BEACH – The Wilco construction crew doing the boring for burying the Bridge Street utility lines accidentally broke a water line Saturday afternoon...
Carolyne Norwood was Anna Maria’s preeminent historian

Carolyne Norwood was Anna Maria’s preeminent historian

ANNA MARIA – Carolyne Norwood played a vital role in preserving the history of Anna Maria Island. She also made a lot of friends...
Carolyne Norwood – dedicated to Island history

Carolyne Norwood – dedicated to Island history

Contributed by Pat Copeland | Special to The Sun ANNA MARIA – Carolyne Norwood has been the heart and soul of the Anna Maria Island...
Bill Robinson honored at preserve

Bill Robinson honored at preserve

To commemorate the life of Bill Robinson, the Robinson family organized a candlelight walk at Robinson Preserve on Monday evening. Robinson was the owner...
City takes home three wins in court

City takes home three wins in court

BRADENTON – After a brief recess, Manatee County Circuit Court Judge Edward Nicholas submitted a ruling Jan. 8 in three Bert Harris cases brought...
Treehouse owners start new year in court

Treehouse owners start new year in court

BRADENTON – The case of the city of Holmes Beach versus beachfront treehouse owners Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen is back in Manatee County...
Commission rejects Schoenfelder's pier lease offer

Commission rejects Schoenfelder’s pier lease offer

ANNA MARIA – The Anna Maria City Commission has rejected Mario Schoenfelder’s final offer to lease the restaurant and bait shop buildings at the...
Pier lease offer to be discussed Friday

Pier lease offer to be discussed Friday

ANNA MARIA – On Friday, Jan. 10, Mayor Dan Murphy and the Anna Maria City Commission will discuss Mario Schoenfelder’s final offer to lease...