Miss Sara's ballerinas, Sara Wolfe, Kyla Nipper, Julie Ware, Madison Driscoll and Emma Terry, will perform their dance recital at the Anna Maria Island Community Center at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, followed by refreshments and a teen talent show. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMICC/Sandee Pruett Click image to enlarge
Blood drive: 278 donors, $23,500 for Island charities By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
A total of 278 donors volunteered their blood at three locations in the Islandwide blood drive over the weekend, bringing just shy of $23,500 to four Island organizations from an anonymous benefactor.
Bringing home the bacon By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Islander reporter Rick Catlin looks over the Florida Press Association 2004 Better Weekly Newspaper Awards tabloid and The Islander's three awards. Catlin earned a first-place award for his humorous column, "The night before an Island Christmas," and an honorable mention in the category for in-depth news reporting. The newspaper also captured a third-place award for its 2004 hurricane section. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
A tractor trailer discovered that a set of telephone lines in the 2500 block of Gulf Drive wasn't quite high enough for his rig last week. According to Bradenton Beach Police Det. Sgt. Lenard Diaz, truck-driver Walker Tillert had permits to navigate through 14-foot-high utility lines, but Verizon wires were only 13 feet above the road. Utilities were shortly restored, Diaz added. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson
Fund for Anna Maria fire victims
A fund for Islanders and the mainland public to assist Anna Maria fire victims Jennifer and Warren Ratcliff has been opened at Wachovia Bank, Jennifer Ratcliff said.
No surprise, Anna Maria parking issue turns contentious Cramer: 'I shouldn't be here' By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
To the surprise of absolutely no one in Anna Maria who has listened to the innumerable parking plans proposed for the city the past 45 years - none of which have ever come to fruition - parking Plan C that the city commission is considering has hit a "road block."