Alonso: Citation violates free speech by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Mark Alonso of Anna Maria may have lost his November bid for a city commission seat, but he’s become something of a Tampa Bay celebrity the past few weeks over his refusal to remove some signs from his bicycles.
Beach study to examine bayside sand by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Residents of Anna Maria’s bayside living south of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s marker that separates the Gulf of Mexico from inland waters will not be included in the planned Manatee County beach renourishment project in 2011-12.
MPO to consider bridge review committee by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The Sarasota-Bradenton Metropolitan Planning Organization has been asked to study a recommendation from the Florida Department of Transportation to appoint a bridge review committee to examine any proposed architectural designs for a replacement to the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Island had busy holiday week by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Many Island accommodation owners and managers experienced a merry week between the Christmas and New Year holidays as rooms were gobbled up faster than a holiday turkey at a Weight Watchers convention.
The BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach, ushers in the new year with a bang - lots of them. The restaurant hosted a public fireworks display on the beach at midnight. Islander Photo: Dara Caudill of www.islandphotography.org
St. Bernard priest under investigation by Lisa Neff. Islander Reporter
A St. Bernard Catholic Church priest has come under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct in Fort Myers 15 years ago.