Newspaper not giving up on bridge closure dates by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Islander newspaper editor and publisher Bonner Joy has not ended efforts to get the Florida Department of Transportation to change its closure plans for the Anna Maria Island Bridge rehabilitation project, despite several previous rejections by the DOT.
Island tourism continues upward trend by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island's tourism climb this year continued in July as the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau reported occupancy of Island accommodation units increased 1.4 percent from the same month in 2007.
A person or persons unknown posted this sign Aug. 28 at the 77th Street beach access in Holmes Beach. Chief Jay Moyles of Manatee County Marine Rescue said he's had no reports of any large sharks in the area, but he planned to advise lifeguards at Manatee Public Beach to be watchful. He was also planning to contact the Manatee County Sheriff?s Office helicopter for a report of any activity offshore in the 77th Street area during the next flyover. Islander Photos: Lisa Williams
City to host 'green' workshop by Lisa Neff. Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach commissioners this week will review plans for the city to host a workshop on promoting environmentally friendly business practices.
DOT working to get closure route ready by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The Florida Department of Transportation has been working on improvements to the Gulf Drive-Cortez Road intersection to ease the flow of traffic during the 45-day closure of the Anna Maria Island Bridge that starts Sept. 29.