Top Stories this week on Anna Maria Island: Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Islanders sing anthem at McKechnie
Islanders Trina, left, and Holly Rizzo sing the national anthem at McKechnie Field March 22, before the Cincinnati Reds took on the Pittsburgh Pirates in a Major League Baseball spring-training game.
Anna Maria city commissioners at their March 26 meeting decided a controversial landscaping ordinance needed further scrutiny, especially after the ordinance was amended moments before the meeting began.
The Florida Department of Transportation’s third public hearing on a replacement for the Anna Maria Island Bridge attracted a somewhat sparse but vocal gathering March 26 at St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Two Bradenton Beach residents, after more than a year of wrestling with technicalities, made their case March 25 against a city building official’s decision to issue a certificate of occupancy for a neighboring property on Gulf Drive.