Holmes Beach resident Barbara Hines is concerned about the quality of food that could soon be served at Cafe on the Beach.
With a Manatee County decision pending May 11 on approval of a contract to United Parks Service of St. Petersburg, Hines and two friends decided April 26 to head to Fort DeSoto State Park in Pinellas County where UPS is the concessionaire.
The lawyer and former Indiana judge was less than impressed.
The Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office has notified Anna Maria city clerk Alice Baird that voting in all future elections in the city will no longer be conducted at city hall, but at the Roser Memorial Community Church on Pine Avenue.
Bicycles, scooters and kayaks will not be part of the United Parks Services plan for Manatee Public Beach, according to UPS’s Mark Enoch.
A committee of three county employees recommended UPS to operate the concessions at Coquina and Manatee beaches, and the negotiated contract will be a topic for the Manatee County Board of Commissioners beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, on the first floor of the County Administration Center in downtown Bradenton.
Chris Pate of Holmes Beach won the grand prize in The Islander's annual Top Notch contest with his photograph of a wave-skater at White Avenue beach. Pate won $100 from the newspaper, plus gifts from Islander advertisers, including a $50 gift certificate from the Chiles Restaurants Group, a $50 certificate for Hair's to You Salon, a $25 certificate from Mister Roberts Resortwear, a $10 certificate for Minnie's Beach Cafe and the framing of the winning photo by Karly Carlson Custom Framing. The weekly winners received Islander "more-than-a-mullet wrapper" T-shirts and front-page placement of their photos. Next week, The Islander's honorable mentions in the popular contest.
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