Category Archives: 08-24-2011

Island police blotter – 08-21-2013

Anna Maria         • Aug. 3, 500 block of Alamanda Road, suspicious incident. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed a vehicle driving slowing through the neighborhood and stopping in front of rental units. The deputy made contact with the driver, who said he was looking for a friend’s house on Longboat Key. After being […]

Ame first day

AME teacher Maureen Loveland leads her new kindergarten class into the classroom on the first day of the 2011-12 school year.  

Chief, mayor resolve issues

NFL owners and players settled their differences in time for the football season to begin as scheduled. Bradenton Beach’s most prominent Packers fan and Bears fan — the mayor and police chief, respectively — also recently resolved some issues in time to enjoy NFL play. “I wanted to drop you a line to see if […]

Island tourism continues upward trend

Visits to the Anna Maria Island/Longboat Key area showed no sign of decline in June, as tourism rose 6.5 percent that month compared with June 2010, according to the latest Research Data Services monthly tourism report for the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. The RDS reported 47,500 visitors came to the area in June, […]

Ex-bookkeeper pleads not guilty

A former bookkeeper has pleaded not guilty to defrauding the Key Royale Club of $387,000. Holly Elaine Connelly, 29, was arrested in July and charged with one count of scheming to defraud in excess of $50,000. She has remained at the Manatee County jail since her arrest, with her bond set at $50,000. A bond […]

Anna Maria commission election could be crowded

By the end of the qualifying period Aug. 26, there might be a crowded list of candidates for Anna Maria’s November election. Three planning and zoning board members have picked up qualifying packets. Former Mayor SueLynn said she would run for a commission seat and has a packet. Lois Finley picked up two packets for […]

BB mayor undecided about re-election bid

Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt remains undecided as to whether he will seek re-election Nov. 8. Bartelt was the Ward 4 commissioner in June 2010 when he was appointed mayor to replace Michael Pierce, who resigned mid-term. Bartelt was then elected to the office last fall to serve until the next election, set for this […]

HB commission candidates on hold

No election packets had been given out by the Holmes Beach city clerk’s office as of 4 p.m. Aug. 19, although all three incumbents have said they will seek re-election. Three commission seats are up for election on Nov. 8. Incumbent Commissioners Al Robinson, Pat Morton and David Zaccagnino all have said previously they will […]

Election 2011

• Noon, Aug. 26: Qualifying for three commission seats began Aug. 15 for three city commission seats in Anna Maria. The period will close at noon Aug. 26 in Anna Maria. • Noon, Aug. 29-noon Sept. 2: Qualifying for three commission seats in Holmes Beach. • Noon, Aug. 29-noon, Sept. 2: Qualifying takes place for two […]