Category Archives: 03-21-2012

A beach for city pierA beach for city pier

The recent dredging of the Bimini Bay-Key Royale channel by the West Coast Inland Navigation District pumped enough material to the designated shoreline by the Anna Maria City Pier to create a beach estimated to be about 500 feet wide that extends into Tampa Bay 100-150 feet. A few beachgoers last week discovered the location, […]

DEP issues 2 warnings for cutting mangroves

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued warning letters Feb. 29 to two property owners on 28th Street in Holmes Beach for trimming mangroves without a permit. The mangrove alteration, which topped approximately 5 feet from the 12- to 16-foot tall trees, and the possible violation of Florida law protecting the trees, occurred in an […]

Parking, traffic and civility plague business

“You gave me a great opener,” said Birget Sesterhenn, of the Island Florist, before telling Holmes Beach city commissioners March 13 of parking and traffic problems that have “severely affected” her business in the Island Shopping Center, 5312 Marina Drive.         Referencing earlier comments made by Commission Chair David Zaccagnino on civility at the meeting, […]

And the winner is….

Penny Reinholz, left, Kay Beverly and Anne Horne congratulate Harold Bergstrom on winning the prize quilt raffle at the March 17 Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of Homes. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Teein off to help stop hunger

golfer Sam Snead once said, “If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they’d starve to death.” It’s not common to equate golf and hunger, but such was the case March 13 at the Key Royale Club golf course, Holmes Beach, where the women of Key […]

Roadwatch, March 21-28

Anna Maria pipeline work begins this week The Manatee County Utilities Department will be installing new sewer pipes along North Shore Drive in Anna Maria beginning this week. The project is between Cypress Avenue and Palm Avenue, a MCUD press release said, but should not impact traffic in the area for any extended periods. Any […]

Island real estate transactions – 03-21-2012

232 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, a 4,238 sfla / 4,395 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car bayfront duplex with shared pool built in 1992 on a 43×159 lot was sold 02/17/12, Merriman to Groves for $750,000; list $799,000. 107 Tern Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,131 sfla / 2,439 sfur 4bed/3bath/1car canalfront home built in 1960 on a 75×100 […]

Sports – 03-21-2012

Super Bowl matchups, champions on the links   The NFL Flag Football League Super Bowl matchups are complete — two teams in each age division are set to face off March 24 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The action gets started first in the 13-16 division as Walter & Associates Bears and Integrity […]