Ex-city commissioner beaten, robbed at Anna Maria home
If you think it can’t happen here, it can.
Former Anna Maria City Commissioner Linda Cramer was beaten and robbed shortly after 4 p.m. April 17 by two unidentified men at the home she resides in on Crescent Drive, across from the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
No recession for Island's winter tourist season by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
While many major media outlets continue to announce rather grim economic news, including the dreaded “recession” word, Anna Maria Island the past winter season appears to have escaped any recession fears, at least in terms of visitors and their spending.
The closing of the humpback bridge on 127th Street in Cortez has been delayed for up to 30 days, according a sign on the bridge posted by the Florida Department of Transportation. The bridge was to have closed April 7 for between 90 and 120 days to allow a contractor to raise its height by 2.5 feet and perform some long overdue repairs. The project is being funded by the Bradenton Boat Club on Cortez Road with the approval of the DOT and the Manatee County Public Works Department. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Sex doesn't sell in Holmes Beach by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Sex may sell on Madison Avenue and there’s “Sex and the City,” a popular rerun on TV, but sex in Holmes Beach apparently doesn’t sell very well.
The Florida Press Association last week announced the random list of winners of its 2007 Better Weekly Newspaper contest for excellence in journalism with The Islander newspaper honored in eight categories.