‘What Does Peace Feel Like?’ Find out Sept. 23.

Students in Toni Lashway’s first-grade class at Anna Maria Elementary pose Sept. 9 with posters they made for the school’s Peace Day celebration, set for 8:45 a.m. Sept. 23. The posters are based on concepts in the book, “What Does …

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Flag dedication provides time to remember

Dozens gather Sept. 11 at the foot of the Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, as Old Glory is raised on a new flagpole installed as a gift to the city by Anna Maria Oyster Bar. AMOB …

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Beach walker finds body early Sunday near surf

Bradenton Beach police and a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy tape of the scene where the body of a 42-year-old Bradenton Beach man is found the morning of Sept. 4.

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Waterline Resort now Marriott

Construction at the Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club, 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, now part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, is ongoing. A February 2017 opening is planned for the full-service hotel. Islander Photo: Jack Elka

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Fate unknown

The tree house has stood on the beachfront at 103 29th St. in Holmes Beach since 2011. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

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Man who lept from bridge to recover hat dies

Manatee County Marine Rescue Chief Joe Westerman pulls a sled holding a rescuer and drowning victim Andy Lewis Milton Sr. to shore Aug. 10 in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Chris-Ann Silver Esformes

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Law enforcement fights drug traffickers

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office shows evidence from a recent drug bust, which included heroin. Photo: Courtesy MCSO

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DOT plans preview for Cortez Bridge alternatives

A Florida Department of Transportation construction crew works on the support structure under the Cortez Bridge in 2014, part of a bottom-up rehab project that finished in 2015. Islander File Photo

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WMFR ready to roll from new Station 1

A fire truck waits outside at the new West Manatee Fire Rescue Station 1 July 23 at 407 67th St. W., Bradenton, as crews begin moving in. The station will be dedicated to retired Fire Marshal Robert “Bob” Kline, during …

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Planners move Peninsula Bay approval to county board

The proposed Peninsula Bay development wraps around Sunny Shores and is east of Harbor Landings Estate north of Cortez Road West in Cortez. It abuts Palma Sola Bay to the north. Islander Courtesy Graphic

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