Memorial Day became a celebration for living World War II vets who danced and dined at the Kirby Stewart American Legion Post 24, commemorating the dedication of the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. Left to right, Toni Quinn, Peg Millard, Sheila Cassidy and Justin Case are seen here recreating some good times of the era of the Andrews Sisters and the Benny Goodman band. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose Click on image to enlarge
Almost parking in Anna Maria, Cramer: Yes, no, maybe By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Well, it was over for about 10 minutes.
After 27 years of debate on a parking plan for this city so divided on the issue, the Anna Maria City Commission in a 3-2 vote May 27 finally approved the compromise Plan X parking solution authored by Commission Chairperson John Quam, and asked City Attorney Jim Dye to draw up the accompanying ordinance. Plan X would govern only parking and signage within the designated beach access zone.
Wounded dolphin beached in Holmes Beach, dies By Jim Hanson. Islander Reporter
Visitors, police and Islanders gave it their desperate best, but a dolphin was too severely wounded to survive. It died in their arms.
The spotted black dolphin was seen to be in trouble in Gulf waters just off 33rd Street, Holmes Beach, Sunday, May 30, and Leslie Fry and Robert Oliver struggled to keep it afloat until help arrived.
Holmes Beach looks at 'pay now, payback later' for Key Royale Bridge By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Faced with continued funding delays for a new Key Royale Bridge by the Florida Department of Transportation, Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore and the city commission are looking at a state program that would allow the city to pay for a new bridge now, then get reimbursed in a future DOT budget.
Islanders take, find hope in Honduras By Rick Curd. Special to The Islander
Despite 38 years' practice holding my emotions in check in the poker-faced world of big business, tears blurred the scene through the viewfinder of my camera as I snapped a picture of my wife Nancy kissing the newest member of our "family," Wilmer Alejandro.
Brasota wants Tidemark now By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Brasota Mortgage Corporation has objected to the federal bankruptcy court request by Tidemark Developers LLC of Holmes Beach that it be given an additional 45 days to file a bankruptcy reorganization plan. Tidemark wants an extension until July 15, and if necessary, Sept. 15 to file the plan.