Trike'd out Andrew Seeger, age 2 and 1/2, was a winner in the Anna Maria Island Historical Society's Heritage Day bike parade with his elaborately decorated and palm tree-adorned tricycle. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson
Stormwater fee approved for Anna Maria By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
After months of wrangling, Anna Maria city commissioners at a March 3 special meeting gave approval to an annual stormwater assessment fee of $80 per environmental resource unit for property owners. Commissioners also considered a fee as low as $52 and as high as $96.
Island tourist season had slow start, but boom is here By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
While many Islanders might think the daily traffic pattern on Gulf Drive is higher than normal for a winter season, tourism to Anna Maria Island actually got off to a slower than usual start in January.
Nightmare continues for Cafe on the Beach By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
A two-month remodeling project for the Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach has turned into a seven-month nightmare for operators of the popular facility along with the many visitors and locals who frequent the establishment.