Workers from Quinn Construction Co. Inc. of Palmetto were busy underneath the Anna Maria Island Bridge last week as part of the Florida Department of Transportation' $9.1 million rehab project for the bridge. Islander Photo: Jack Elka
Fire consumes Holmes Beach residence early April 17
The Holmes Beach residence of Pa and Kent Davis, former owners of the Siam Garden Resort in Anna Maria, was consumed by a fire that began shortly after 2 a.m. April 17.
Anna Maria City looks to redefine 'Center' by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
In an effort to allow the Anna Maria Island Community Center to continue to do what it’s been doing in the community for the past 48 years, Anna Maria city commissioners at their April 10 meeting proposed an ordinance to “legalize” the Center’s activities.
City eyes zero lot line in ROR by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The joint meeting of the Anna Maria City Commission and the city’s planning and zoning board April 10 was supposed to focus on the lone agenda item: a review of a draft ordinance that defines the terms “lot/structure” in policy 1.3.5 of the city’s already adopted comprehensive plan.
The invitation to the community for the James P. Kronus Auditorium dedication ceremony at Anna Maria Elementary School included a "loving" photo of the present student body at AME showing the school's affection for the former 25-year principal. The event, which takes place post-deadline for this week's newspaper at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, is open to all at the school, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Sarasota man arrested for attempted vehicle burglary Mike Quinn. NewsManatee.com
Bradenton Beach police say a man who allegedly lives on a boat 100 feet from shore in Sarasota Bay tried to get inside two vehicles in an attempt to find a place to sleep at about 11:30 p.m. April 9.
Deborah Sniadach, owner of The Fish Hole miniature golf course in Bradenton Breach, tests hole No. 1, the Hammerhead, on April 12. The 18-hole, par-43 course on Bridge Street had a soft opening to the public April 12 and a preview for city officials and others April 11. A grand opening is planned for later this spring when details are finalized for live music, parking and other accommodations. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
Case closed on Pier Cafe suit by Lisa Neff. Islander Reporter
A settlement between the city of Bradenton Beach and the operators of the now defunct Bradenton Beach Pier Cafe closed the book on the case.
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Trustee pursues adversarial claims against Byrne by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Failed Island real estate developer Richard Byrne may have moved to Chicago and allowed his company, GSR Development LLC, to disappear into the federal bankruptcy court system, but his creditors may yet have their day in court.
Holmes Beach police have investigated an incident April 1 involving a woman visiting from Michigan who said in a letter to Mayor Rich Bohnenberger that a female resident of the city “unlawfully” entered the apartment she was renting.