Friday, August 23, 2019

Community News

Holmes Beach planning policy change

Changes proposed for flood prevention policy

HOLMES BEACH – Planning commissioners are hoping members of the public will step up to voice their opinions before a vote is taken to...
Cortez Mural

New mural a welcome sign in Cortez

CORTEZ – Rose Lipke’s “Welcome to Historic Cortez Village” mural now graces the east wall of the Village Center plaza near the corner of...
Anna Maria Beach Survey

Survey stakes on Anna Maria beach explained

ANNA MARIA – The wooden survey stakes recently spotted along the beach north of the Sandbar restaurant pertain to storm erosion monitoring and not...
Randy White residency

Commissioner addresses residency issues

BRADENTON BEACH – City Commissioner Randy White’s status as a city resident was indirectly questioned during last week’s Charter Review Committee (CRC) meeting. City Attorney...
West Coast Surf Shop fire

Community events planned to help local business

Updated June 13, 2018 When the iconic West Coast Surf Shop suffered damage from an electrical fire April 15, community members began searching for ways...
Anna Maria bridge mudline

New details emerge for high-span bridge

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – There’s been a lot of talk from the Florida Department of Transportation about high-level bridges coming to the Island. The...
Sunshine Depositions

Sunshine lawsuit depositions continue

BRADENTON BEACH – Former Planning and Zoning Board member Patty Shay is now the third Sunshine lawsuit defendant deposed by attorney Robert Watrous. Shay was...
Carjacking Police Department

Alleged carjacker remains in jail

BRADENTON BEACH – Rick Jeffrey Rowland, 43, remained in jail Saturday afternoon after being arrested on felony charges of carjacking and exploitation of an...

Community celebrates the coast

CORTEZ – The Coastal Community Celebration at the Florida Maritime Museum Thursday evening drew more than 100 people to celebrate World Oceans Day (June...
Anna Maria Pier Demolition

Speeler and Associates selected to demolish Anna Maria City Pier

ANNA MARIA – The city now has a firm under contract to demolish the Anna Maria City Pier. On Wednesday, June 6, the Anna Maria...
Bridge Tender Inn fire

Bridge Tender Inn survives electrical fire

BRADENTON BEACH – An electrical fire left the Bridge Tender Inn closed for business Wednesday evening, but the damage was apparently limited to the...

Man arrested on carjacking, battery charges

Updated June 11, 2018 BRADENTON BEACH – A Bradenton Beach man was arrested Wednesday evening and charged with carjacking and battery on a disabled person...
Anna Maria City Pier demolition

Pier demolition team selected, rejected

ANNA MARIA – Sully’s Quality Projects was rejected as the City Pier demolition contractor less than a week after being named the city’s first...
snooks group shot

Snooks would have been proud

ANNA MARIA – It was a great beach day last Saturday with blue skies and gentle breezes, but a group of kids and their...
beach storm damage

County assesses beach storm damage

The beaches of Anna Maria Island are in good shape, despite the recent pounding from Subtropical Storm Alberto and last year’s Hurricane Irma. That’s...