Holmes Beach: Zaccagnino win zings Maloney By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Political newcomer David Zaccagnino scored a political upset in the
race for the three Holmes Beach city commission seats up for election
yesterday, leading all four candidates with 742 votes, while longtime
Commissioner Don Maloney was defeated in his bid for a fifth consecutive
City defeats English in code battle By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The first time Anna Maria took 78-year-old Dorothy English of 776 N. Shore Drive to the code enforcement board for a fence-height violation, it took more than two-and-a-half hours of deliberations and discussions for the board to reach a 2-2 tie vote.
The Island's only known one-way streets are in Anna Maria along the connecting streets of Tuna, Cypress and Spruce along North Shore Drive. Motorists are advised of the change, which was approved by the Anna Maria City Commission several months ago. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Costs, timetable offered for Bradenton Beach City Pier reconstruction By Paul Roat. Islander Reporter
Costs are in and schedules tentatively set for repairs to the Bradenton Beach City Pier restaurant, damaged in Sept. 2004 by Hurricane Frances.
Holmes Beach beautification committee makes plans By Diana Bogan. Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Committee has begun making plans for the season. Members are interested in continuing efforts to provide educational information to the public regarding landscaping and the Island environment.
Stone crabs disappointing so far By Jim Hanson. Islander Reporter
Three weeks into the stone crab season, there is disappointment along the waterfront with catches lower than expected and even the storm everyone hoped would stir the crabs into the traps - well, "All it did was scatter the traps."
Go free! Go free!
Three turtles were released from the Mote Marine Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital Friday, one of which was rescued from the north end of Anna Maria Island after becoming disoriented and suffering from the effects of red tide. "Beanie," a sub-adult Kemp's ridley turtle, was brought to Mote Aug. 6. Another Kemp's was found in the surf off Casey Key Aug. 1, also suffering from red tide-induced problems and also a suspected shark bite on a flipper, and a loggerhead turtle captured near Boca Grande was also treated for red tide and released. All three turtles sped out into the Gulf of Mexico after their release. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
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