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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Lannon visitation, funeral
Visitation for Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon, who died June 1, will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, at Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton.
A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Sts. Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, 2850 75th St. W., Bradenton.
The Mass will be followed by a procession to Manasota Memorial Park, 1221 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton.
Immediately following the burial, the family and the HBPD will welcome guests to a reception at the Elks Lodge No. 1511, 2511 75th St. W., Bradenton.
Island loses a great resource: Officer Lannon By Diana Bogan. Islander Reporter
If the soft rain and gray clouds weren't enough to dampen Island spirits Friday, June 1, the news of Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon's passing put many in a somber mood.
Variance requests denied in Bradenton Beach By Paul Roat
A spa that nudged into the setback zone at a resort in Bradenton Beach was recommended to be moved by city officials last week. Final decision on the matter will be made by the city commission at a later date.
The American flag flies at half-staff June 1 outside Holmes Beach City Hall in honor of Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon and former Holmes Beach Mayor Charlotte Long. Both distinguished citizens of Holmes Beach died June 1. Flags were lowered elsewhere on the Island, including Anna Maria Elementary School. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
Sex offender decides against Island residence By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Convicted sex offender George Pyke has apparently decided against returning to his Anna Maria residence at 776 N. Shore Drive.