Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program educational public outreach coordinator Brie Willett gives Anna Maria Elementary School students a close look at the shell of a horseshoe crab left among the mangroves at Joan M. Durante Park on Longboat Key. AME third-graders spent the morning in the park learning about the ecosystem. Click on image to enlarge
Bell options old Sigma property By Jim Hanson. Islander Reporter
Saying he's too busy to fight through the kind of opposition he has encountered in Cortez, Piero Rivolta has given Karen Bell a 60-day option to buy the former Sigma property.
Sandbar denied 'vacation' again By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Sandbar restaurant owner Ed Chiles seems to be caught in the middle.
On the one hand, he's being sued to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide suitable and adequate handicap-accessible parking at the Sandbar restaurant on Spring Avenue in Anna Maria.
Knight in shining armor for Tidemark? By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The latest "partner" to step into the embattled Tidemark hotel/condominium/marina project in Holmes Beach could well be the "knight in shining armor" needed to save the $20 million project from extinction.