Saturday, August 17, 2019

Community News

Wildlife Inc.

Local non-profits bank on generosity

BRADENTON BEACH – The groups that serve dogs, cats, horses and other animals attracted most of the donations among the 400-plus not-for-profits registered with...
Guthrie net camp

Guthrie denies DEP allegations

CORTEZ – Raymond Guthrie Jr. denies all but one of the 21 allegations in the state’s order to tear down the net camp he...
Center summer camp

Center finances hold steady in March

ANNA MARIA – Finances at The Center of Anna Maria Island continue to improve, but the nonprofit still has a long way to go...
Holmes Beach noise

Commissioners to revisit noise ordinance

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners aren’t sure how they’re going to amend the city’s noise ordinance to help residents with ongoing issues, but they all...
Anna Maria customary use property

Commission jettisons customary use ordinance

ANNA MARIA – City officials have abandoned the pursuit of a customary use ordinance as a means of ensuring continued public access to state-owned...
Anna Maria pool hero

Older brother prevents pool tragedy

ANNA MARIA – Seven-and-a-half-year-old New Hampshire resident Nick Costa was recognized last week for an act that helped save the life of his four-year-old...
New Cortez bridge

FDOT chooses tall bridge for Cortez

BRADENTON BEACH – The other shoe has dropped. After more than 25 years of local resistance to replacing the two drawbridges from the mainland to...
Bradenton Beach Parking Garage

Commissioners discuss parking garages, more

BRADENTON BEACH – City Commissioners want to prohibit parking garages citywide, but they don't feel amending the city charter is the way to do it. In...
assault jessies store Holmes Beach

Suspect arrested in Island assault case

HOLMES BEACH – Officers have a suspect in custody for the March 22 assault of a clerk at Jessie’s Island Store. Holmes Beach police officers...
Anna Maria Beach Use Dispute

Beach dispute predates new law

ANNA MARIA – When discussing a new state law taking effect July 1 regarding beach access and private property rights, Anna Maria commissioners heard...
eugene matthews sentencing

Matthews gets 65 years minimum

BRADENTON – Eugene Matthews will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the shooting death of Rebecca Rawson on Jan. 10,...
Traffic

Traffic snarls at Gulf Drive construction zones

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Along the Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach border, residents and visitors alike are finding themselves stuck in something reminiscent of winter season...
Kaleta noise lawsuit

Property owners file lawsuit, injunction against neighbors

HOLMES BEACH – Neighbors of vacation rental homes in this Island city are seeing one of their worst fears coming to pass. Owners of two...

Fire hits West Coast Surf Shop

Updated April 16, 2018 HOLMES BEACH – A fire caused an estimated quarter million dollars in damage to the iconic West Coast Surf Shop, 3902...
naval flare on fire

Combustible flare closes portion of beach

Updated April 13, 2018 ANNA MARIA - A naval flare that washed up on the beach on Wednesday, April 11, injuring a beachgoer, prompted city...