The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has approved an application by Stephen Walker to build a residence seaward of the coastal construction control line on beachfront property he owns on Beach Avenue in Anna Maria.
New fishing license rules will be applied statewide on Aug. 1, but they should not impact anglers on the Historic Bridge Street Pier — except that their numbers on the pier might increase when the new rules go into effect.
Severe thunderstorms passed over Anna Maria Island Wednesday, July 1, causing a power outage with 3,893 customers losing electricity, according to a Florida Power & Light spokesperson. Power to most Island locations was restored shortly after noon, the spokesperson said.
With the Anna Maria City Commission scheduled to hold a shade meeting July 9 over a lawsuit regarding the now-defunct Villa Rosa project, the mayor is wondering if the property will ever come out of bankruptcy and developed into a viable part of the community.
Becky Cosgrove of Bradenton is the Week 3 winner in the newspaper's six-week-long Top Notch contest, winning front-page placement of the photo and an Islander newspaper "More-Than-A-Mullet wrapper" T-shirt. The entry ? a stop-action image of Allison, Cassidy and Jeff Cosgrove leaping into a freshwater crater lake in Granada, Nicaragua? will go into a pool of weekly winners eligible for the grand prize of $100 from the newspaper and a bevy of gift certificates and other prizes from Islander advertisers. Got something on your photo card that you think captures a Kodak-like moment?
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