Category Archives: Featured Image

Colin crashes beach, sends high surf to Anna Maria Island

A man on the beach in a poncho takes photos June 6 of waves crashing ashore at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. In the hours surrounding the 12:45 p.m. high tide, waves reached halfway up the sand to the concession area in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

Kiosk promotes turtle safety

Holmes Beach code enforcement officer JT Thomas points to a new kiosk at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. The display is on loan from the Sea Turtle Conservancy to demonstrate Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-approved lighting. Suzi Fox, executive director of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, said, “The STC […]

36th anniversary of the Skyway disaster 2016

A Florida Highway Patrol officer helps secure the yellow Buick stopped at the edge of the mangled Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Driver Richard Hornbuckle of St. Petersburg stopped just shy of disaster, as he and his three passengers walked away from the car. Islander Photo: Paul Roat

High bridge replacement plan spurs Save Anna Maria opposition

Save Anna Maria president Ursula Stemm speaks to a gathering of 30 people March 26 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. SAM secretary/treasurer Nancy Deal walks alongside a table with literature from Suncoast Waterkeeper. SAM and Suncoast are nonprofits that share a goal to save the seashore. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell