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Archive for April, 2013

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Drowning tragedy: Reminder to heed warning, danger signs

It was a frantic three-day search for 6-year-old Lomontea Taylor, but it was only hours after the boy went missing at Coquina Beach that authorities knew the search had turned from rescue to recovery. Lomontea went missing on the evening of April 20 when he and his siblings slipped into the ...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Parking ‘yes,’ restrooms ‘no’ for future Pine Avenue park

By a 3-2 vote, Anna Maria commissioners at their April 25 meeting approved a park and parking plan for the vacant land owned by the city at the east end of Pine Avenue, but they rejected providing public restrooms at the park. The original plan proposed by Commissioner Gene Aubry called ...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

AM commissioner quells critic, park plan moves forward

At the April 25 Anna Maria Commission meeting, Commissioner Gene Aubry responded to a letter he received in mid-April that was critical of his design — presented April 11 — to add live oak trees, parking and public restrooms to the city’s vacant land at Pine Avenue and North Bay ...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Island retail sales soar during ‘greatest ever’ season

A record number of visitors to Anna Maria Island during the February-April period this year helped retail sales follow their accommodation cousins to seasonal success. As direct spending by visitors to the island the past three months totaled just under $300,000, according to the latest Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau ...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Cortez fans voting for village in online contest

More than 1,500 fans of Cortez have kept the fishing village in the running in the “ultimate fishing town” contest sponsored by worldfishingnetwork.com. The online voting was to continue to Friday, May 3. Fans can vote repeatedly for their favorite fishing town. Cortez, on April 29, about a week after the voting began, ...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Chamber helps BACVB with its partners

An ad campaign in Europe by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has worked so well that the six-member Schull family from Germany decided, at the last minute, to come to Anna Maria Island in April for a week’s stay. The BACVB is promoting European visitors for October through December, ...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Holmes Beach responds to Mainsail developer’s petition

The city of Holmes Beach responded at its April 23 commission meeting to an April 18 filing of a petition for relief by attorney Robert Lincoln representing the Mainsail development team. The petition outlines the history of the Mainsail development project at 5325 Marina Drive and seeks relief from the commission’s ...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Holmes Beach police officer’s heroic actions to be recognized

There is another side to law enforcement. As first responders, law enforcement officers are trained to save lives and it is that training that saved the life of a Holmes Beach man Nov. 8, 2012. “We were dispatched to a possible overdose,” said Holmes Beach Police Officer Joshua Fleischer, who responded to the call ...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

HB won’t budge on treehouse removal

Lynn Tran addressed Holmes Beach commissioners April 23 in an attempt to open a dialogue over the city’s April 5 notice of violation issued for a treehouse built at her home and lodging facility, Angelino’s Sea Lodge, at 103 29th St., Holmes Beach. The structure was built around an Australian pine ...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Island real estate transactions – 05-01-2013

793 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, 3,102 sfla / 6,900 sfur 5bed/3bath/1car Gulfront home built in 1981 on a 50x457 lot was sold 04/08/13, Radtke to J Telander Holdings Ab for $2,200,000; list $2,459,000. 306 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, a 1,773 sfla / 1,983 sfur 4bed/3bath Gulffront duplex built in ...


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