Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival a hit — again
Joselin Presswood, 7, who is selecting a welk from the "touch tank," spent as much time as she could Sunday at the Cortez festival touching marine critters and listening to young marine expert (lifetime Cortezian) Matthew Ibasfalean, age 12.
Anchorage in news again in Bradenton Beach By Paul Roat. Islander Reporter
The on-again, off-again anchorage issue in Anna Maria Sound off Bradenton Beach appears to be on - again.
BIEO bashes charter By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Members of the Barrier Island Elected Officials at their Feb. 17 meeting remained united in their opposition to the proposed Manatee County charter and vowed to educate the public on their belief that the charter will give the county control over city land-use and development issues.
Family stays on Island after fire By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Islanders and Islander newspaper readers have opened up their hearts and wallets to a family of seven that lost their apartment and nearly everything else in a Bradenton Beach fire Feb. 10 ( The Islander , Feb. 16).
Turtle director takes long-distance jab at Sandbar plan
Although traveling south on a trawler to South America, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch Director Suzi Fox sent an e-mail to Anna Maria Building Official Kevin Donohue that she has concerns with the site plan currently being considered by the city's planning and zoning board for the Sandbar restaurant.