Category Archives: 05-25-2011

City candidate qualifying ends:

Elections ‘on’ Holmes Beach has mayoral, commission challengers   Like a bell ringing to signal the end of the school day, qualifying for elections in the three Anna Maria Island municipalities came to a close at noon on June 20. And unlike some past elections, Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach have races for […]

Lodge has history ‘by the sea’

The Angler’ s Lodge on North Bay Boulevard that was moved to the Anna Maria Historic Green Village at 503 Pine Ave. in Anna Maria earlier this week started out as a private home, according to Anna Maria Island Preservation Trust director Sissy Quinn. Quinn said she met last week with Emma Service Williams, the […]

Lodge move slow going

Workers move the Angler’ s Lodge from North Bay Boulevard to a vacant lot across Lake LaVista inlet on May 23. The lodge will then be moved to the Anna Maria Historic Green Village on Pine Avenue where it will be restored and maintained by developers Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher. Islander Photo: Jack Elka

KRC members forced to face financial troubles

Members of Anna Maria Island’s only golf club, the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach, received notice last week from newly elected president Craig Humphreys that the club is in financial difficulty and it’s worse than he and the club’s board of directors originally believed. “Due to the recently discovered embezzlement and the resulting financial […]

Chamber borrows funds, awaiting county payment

Without the $40,900 the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau owes the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, chamber president Mary Ann Brockman said she might have to borrow against the chamber’s money market account to make future payroll. She’ll certainly have to borrow $3,000 for the three scholarships awarded annually to three deserving high […]

FDOT road advisories for AMI, area roads, Cortez Bridge

Motorists are advised to use caution when driving on Bay Boulevard near the city pier as the Florida Department of Transportation has begun construction of the boardwalk along the shoreline north of the pier. Motorists can expect temporary intermittent lane closures with a flagging operation during the course of construction. Access to the pier will […]

April home/condo sales skyrocket

Sales of single-family homes and condominiums on Anna Maria Island climbed 58.6 percent in April 2011 when compared with the number sold for the same month in 2010, according to the area’s real estate multiple listing service. John Van Zandt of Island Real Estate checked the figures for Anna Maria Island sales and found 46 […]

Segway pitch drives task force meet

Segways by the beach is the topic of an upcoming meeting of the Preserve Our Beautiful Beaches Task Force set for May 31 in Bradenton. The task force, made up of county and Island government staff, elected officials and Keep Manatee Beautiful, will meet at 3:30 p.m. that Tuesday at G.T. Bray Recreation Center, 5502 […]

Cortez store burglarized

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at the Sea Hagg collectibles shop, 12304 Cortez Road, Cortez. An MCSO report said the incident was reported on May 17 and took place sometime between 5:30 p.m. May 16 and noon the day of the report. The incident was classified as a burglary to an […]