Category Archives: 11-13-2013

Islander salutes veterans, military service

An estimated 125 people attended the eighth annual Islander Veterans Tribute Nov. 11 outdoors at Holmes Beach City Hall. By the end, there was hardly a dry eye in the crowd. The ceremony honored all veterans, particularly those who have been featured in The Islander’s Greatest Generation and Forgotten Generation columns. Bonner Joy, editor of […]

Islander Veterans Tribute

Military veterans gathered at Holmes Beach City Hall Nov. 11, for the annual Veteran’s Day celebration, sponsored by The Islander and the city of Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Mark Young Veterans visit with one another prior to the Nov. 11 start of the annual Veterans Day celebration at Holmes Beach City Hall. The event is […]

Symphony captures audience at Coquina Beach

A joint effort of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and Manatee County government, Symphony in the Sand, featuring the Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra, took place at Coquina Beach Nov. 8. The event began before sunset and culminated under the stars. More than 400 […]

Peelen retains city-appointed counsel in lawsuit

Attorney Jay Daigneault of Dunedin said he is still the attorney for Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen as the defendant in a civil suit brought against her by John Agnelli. Daigneault was retained by the Florida League of Cities to defend Peelen under the city’s liability policy with the FLC. Agnelli’s attorney, Peter Mackey, presented […]

BB commissioners finalize pier restaurant deal

In one of the final actions for Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy and Commissioners Ric Gatehouse and Gay Breuler Nov. 7, a new concessionaire for the Historic Bridge Street Pier was finalized. While the chosen operators have had the support of the full commission since winning out over another bidder, the vote to officially award […]

Bradenton Beach officials say ‘farewell’ from dais

An old Irish blessing says, “A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.” Perhaps its a fitting farewell for Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy, who presided over his final city commission meeting Nov. 7 after falling by 17 votes to Mayor-elect Bill Shearon in the […]

Beach renourishment update due Nov. 14

Manatee County Director of Natural Resources Charlie Hunsicker will update Anna Maria commissioners at their Nov. 14 meeting on the start of the 2014 beach renourishment project. Renourishment will start at the 79th Street beach in Holmes Beach and move south to Coquina Beach. He said Anna Maria’s beaches are not included in this project. […]

Chamber inducts new board

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce inducted new board members and officers at its annual awards dinner Nov. 4 at the Key Royale Club, Holmes Beach. Larry Chatt is the incoming chair of the board, while Karen LaPensee is the chair-elect and past chair. Lori Gyson is treasurer, Lois Gift is secretary. Board members […]

Rare Holmes Beach election recount takes place at SOE

was the first time any of the voters and candidates asked could recall a recount in an island election, but the Nov. 5 count in Holmes Beach was too close to call. At the end of the day, incumbent Commissioner Pat Morton clearly retained his seat with 753 votes, but fellow incumbents David Zaccagnino and […]

Obituaries – 11-13-2013

Lucille Ann Machak Lucille Ann Machak, 80, of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 2. She was born April 25, 1933, in Cleveland. Lucille was a dental assistant for eight years. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home of Bradenton is in charge of arrangements. Services will be private. Mrs. Machak is survived by her husband of 56 years, Steve; daughters […]