Cub Scout Pack No. 7, consisting of Weeblo and Bear scouts, visited The Islander newspaper office to learn about the process of creating a weekly newspaper and to enjoy refreshments. Pictured with the scouts are Cub Scout Master Robert Hicks, Assistant Cub Scout Master Alison Stripling and Bear Cub Leader Dennis Miller. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Bean convicted of second-degree murder in Foreman death By Paul Roat. Islander Reporter
After three days of testimony, it took jurors only 20 minutes to determine that Kim Bean killed Carol Foreman in her Bradenton Beach home last February.
Dealing with a problem that began when the first Model-T Ford crossed
the old wooden bridge to the Island in the 1920s and looked for a parking
space in Anna Maria, Anna Maria city commissioners once again debated
the decades-old parking problem at their Jan. 13 worksession.
The Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board Jan. 24 rescheduled its initial
site plan review of the Anna Maria Island Community Center remodeling
project to Feb. 28 after determining it did not yet have a review of
the plan by an outside planning consultant.
Deal for Leverock's, Perico marina off for now, says McClash By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The ticking time bomb of more development on Perico Island got its fuse
lit last week when Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash told Holmes
Beach city commissioners that he understood a deal was in the works to
purchase both Leverock's and the Perico Harbor Marina for a possible
L.A. Times article has chamber phones ringing By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
A story in the Jan. 16 issue of the Los Angeles Times on the
front page of the travel section about vacationing on Anna Maria Island
has prompted more than 200 telephone calls to the Anna Maria Island Chamber
Bradenton Beach pier concession needs concessions By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach city commissioners met in special session Jan. 11 to
hear a report from Commissioner Bill Shearon on why so few restaurant
operations decided to bid on the concession for the city pier, although
a number of bid packets were taken. Only one bid was submitted and that
was rejected by the commission.
McLean-Coloney vs. Holmes Beach lawsuit begins Feb. 1 By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Oral arguments in the long-awaited court case of Holmes Beach property
owners Ruth McLean and Barbara Coloney against Holmes Beach and its board
of adjustment are scheduled to begin Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 5, in the
Manatee County Circuit Court.
Former deli owner pleads not guilty to drug charges - arraignment Feb. 4 By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The former operator of the Beach City Market & Grille in Bradenton
Beach has entered a plea of not guilty to three of the four felony charges
against him following his Jan. 6 arrest by Manatee County Sheriff’s