Structural issues bring down Moose in Bradenton Beach

The statue of the moose is removed before a crowd of onlookers prior to demolition of a portion of the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, Oct. 27. Islander Photo: Janice Dingman

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Dr. Dave Band returns

The Dr. Dave Band plays with Dave “Dr. Dave” Ferguson, who gives his fiddle a workout during the band’s comeback performance after a two-year absence from the music circuit. The group closed Bayfest 2014 to the delight of a large …

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Popcorn pops, sangria sips, straw votes

Island residents attending The Islander’s Popcorn and Politics candidate forum Oct. 10 place votes in a straw poll. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes. Click here for more images

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Storytime becomes action time!

Beau Camup, 2, touches WMFR Firefighter John Stump’s gear. Click here for more images

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Contentious discussion continues

Bradenton Beach commissioners discuss Sept. 22 a plan from Vice Mayor Jack Clarke to have Mayor Bill Shearon forfeit his office. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Click here for more

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BB commissioner proposes to oust mayor

Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon listens as Commissioner Jack Clarke questions his authority during a workshop Sept. 22 at city hall. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes

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Topping off ceremony at 150 feet

The installation crew posts the American flag atop — 150 feet above the city — the new Bradenton Beach cell tower Sept. 11. Islander Photos: Jack Elka Click here for more images

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Bradenton Beach clerk shocks commission

New Bradenton Beach city clerk Gia Lancaster delivers an emotional appeal to the mayor and commissioners at their Sept. 4 meeting, prompting stunned looks from Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Janie Robertson. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes

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Governor campaigns in Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon, second from left, and his partner Tjet Martin welcome Gov. Rick Scott, R, to Anna Maria Island. Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti looks on. Islander Photos: Laurie Hayes.  Click Here for more

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BB pier tenants cite problems, seek rent relief

Prominent placement of a large construction sign at the entry to the parking lot for the Historic Bridge Street Pier is said by the pier concessionaire to be turning customers away from the restaurant and bait shop. Islander Photo: Charmaine …

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