The crew at Duffy's Tavern awaits the arrival of Madelyn Ann Davenport, the newest addition to the family. Standing from left are sisters Patti Reid, Pam Geyer and Polli Stroup. Seated from left are mom-to-be Peggi Davenport, Patti's daughter Emmy Lou and her daughter Leah Hall, and, last but not least, mom, grandmother, great-grandmother Pat "Miss Duffy" Geyer. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan Click on image to enlarge
Duffy's crew await baby Madelyn, Mother's Day By Diana Bogan. Islander Reporter
If you had told Peggi Davenport she'd be having a baby the same year she turns 40, she wouldn't have believed you. But at press time, Peggi is enduring the long wait first-time mothers experience when pregnancy lingers past the due date.
Poverty is Island's forbidden subject By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Amid the $1 million canalfront homes and $500,000 condominiums of Anna Maria Island, amid the upscale developments and booming real estate market, amid the luxury automobiles and sleek yachts and boats that abound here, a young, divorced mother of two young children struggles to make ends meet.
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Barreda resigns By Paul Roat. Islander Reporter
Citing increased workloads from both his business and his commission duties, Ward 3 Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Peter Barreda has resigned his post. May 6 will be his last day as an elected official in the city.
Tree, landscape ordinance work session tonight By Diana Bogan. Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Committee will be holding a work session at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, to discuss potential changes to the city's landscape ordinance and tree removal permitting process.
Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria, the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach and the Mar Vista restaurant on Longboat Key, has tripled the reward offered by the Manatee County Crimestoppers to $3,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who set fire to the Waterfront Restaurant March 18.