Category Archives: 04-25-2012

HB rental focus groups make recommendations

the Holmes Beach City Commission rental focus groups now reporting — except an administrative/tax related group not yet formed — the city appears to be close to a seventh-inning stretch.         Group leaders — commissioners — shared their recommendations April 10 on the rental debate that’s been ongoing in Holmes Beach since late last year.         […]

Roadwatch, April 25-May 2

Installation of new sewer lines on North Shore Drive at Cypress Avenue in Anna Maria is under way and the project is expected to last several months, according to the Manatee County Utilities Department, which is overseeing the project. Traffic on North Shore Drive should not be affected by the work, the MCUD said. Work […]

City, scenic waves hash out protocol issues

Bradenton Beach Scenic Waves Partnership committee member Carl Parks previously raised concerns over the city’s joint development agreement with ELRA, the corporation that owns the BeachHouse Restaurant, to construct a dune system and create a parking area across from city hall. At its previous scenic waves meeting, Parks said the city should have first sent […]

Obituaries – 04-25-2012

Cheryll Marie Arnold Cheryll Marie Arnold, 47, of Bradenton, died March 26. Miss Arnold attended Charles Leroy Lowman Special Education Center in North Hollywood, Calif., and on moving to Tecumseh, Ok., graduated in 1984 from Bethel High School. She took classes at St. Gregory’s University, Oklahoma, and participated in a power wheelchair in several Special […]

Island police blotter – 04-25-2012

Anna Maria • April 3, 402 Pine Ave., theft. A Crime Stoppers tip was provided to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office regarding some items stolen from the Anna Maria Historical Society. A deputy made contact with the museum director and provided her with a list of items to check. After a search for the items, […]

Islander Calendar – 04-25-2012

Friday, April 27     • 9 a.m. — Community Coffee Club hosted by Edward Jones Financial advisor Danny Wood, Olive Oil Outpost, 401 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-2499.   Saturday, April 28     • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Holmes Beach Police Department, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5804. […]

Sports – 04-25-2012

Islander qualifies for national surf contest, golf winners   Lifelong Islander Christian Daniels surfed in four separate divisions in the four-day Nike National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) East Coast Regional Championships held in New Smyrna Beach Inlet April 12-15. Daniels, 10 and a fifth-grader at Anna Maria Elementary, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Explorer […]

Fishing – 04-25-2012

Fish live bait, artificials for mixed bag results   Inshore fishing around our small Island remains consistent for redfish, trout and catch-and-release snook. Live bait tactics are proving to be effective for a mixed bag of inshore species on the grass flats. Chumming with live shiners attracts fish to the boat. Next cast a shiner […]

Bridging scrutiny

The Cortez Bridge State Road 684 linking Bradenton Beach to the mainland is under scrutiny by the Florida Department of Transportation following an engineer’s report in advance of a 2013-14 budgeted $4.4 million repair project to keep the bridge operational. Islander File Photo