Scott and Diana Blackwell stand in front of all that remains of their screen-printing business in Waveland, Miss. Islander Photo: Courtesy Loren Ryan. More photos can be found in the Katrina Storm Story
'Looking at death's door' - Island native and wife survive Hurricane Katrina" By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Island native Scott Blackwell and his wife Diana stared death in the face — and lived.
City to ponder fate of Pine Avenue development - again By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Nearly two years after first buying property at 303 Pine Ave. in Anna Maria with dreams of turning the vacant lot into their piece of paradise, Robert and Nicky Hunt should be facing the last obstacle in their odyssey tomorrow night at 6 p.m. in a special city commission meeting.
Consolidation talks scheduled for Sept. 15 in Bradenton Beach
Language that could allow voters to decide on consolidating all three cities on Anna Maria Island will be discussed and a decision on whether or not to place the matter before Bradenton Beach voters this fall should be determined by city commissioners Sept. 15.
Robertson announced Ward 3 candidacy in Bradenton Beach
Janie Robertson has announced her intention to file for the Ward 3 city commission seat in Bradenton Beach. Qualifying for that position, as well as Ward 1 and the mayor post, is from Noon Sept. 19 through noon Sept. 23.