Top Stories this week on Anna Maria Island: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The Anna Maria Island Privateers regularly remove litter from Marina Drive in Holmes Beach. On April 18, their cleanup coincided with the Great American Cleanup. Pictured are Jeanette Mika, left, Claude Mika, Cindy "Bubbles" Shealy and "Big John" Swagger. Insert: Divers Paul Banning, T. Rex and Wayne Grazzini head into the Gulf.
Florida Department of Transportation project manager Chris Piazza told representatives at the Manatee Council of Governments April 15 meeting that the DOT recommendation on a replacement for the Anna Maria Island Bridge is a 65-foot-high, fixed-span structure built on an alignment about 15 feet south of the present bridge.
Multiple sirens wailed and flashing lights cleared traffic April 16 as local police and West Manatee Fire Rescue District personnel raced to a call from a Bradenton Beach gas station and convenience store.