Capt. Kurt Lathrop of the West Manatee Fire & Rescue District posts a notice at the Waterfront Restaurant in Anna Maria asking for anyone with information on the March 18 fire at the property to call him at 741-3900. Anyone providing information will be kept anonymous, Lathrop said. A reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Click on image to enlarge
Anna Maria restaurant fire deemed arson By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Investigators of the West Manatee Fire & Rescue District and the State Fire Marshall's Office now say that the March 18 fire at the Waterfront Restaurant in Anna Maria was an act of arson.
Holmes Beach nixes new turtle ordinance By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners unanimously rejected a proposed new turtle lighting ordinance at their April 6 workshop, calling the ordinance excessive and not in the best interests of city residents.
Tidemark seeks court approval for further credit By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Embattled Tidemark Partners LLC, developers of the Tidemark hotel and condominium project in Holmes Beach, has asked the federal bankruptcy court in Tampa to approve a $130,000 loan from Southstar Development Partners of Coral Gables to allow the company to continue operating for the next three months.