Tag Archives: 01-18-2012

Dolphin Dash for success

The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization put on a winning event with the Dolphin Dash 5k run/walk Jan. 14. For more photos, story and a complete list of winners in the various divisions, click here.

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ortiz, Kitterman win sixth annual Dolphin Dash

Olivia Ortiz and Canaan Kitterman were crowned overall winners at the Jan. 14 sixth annual AME-PTO Dolphin Dash 5K walk/run. Ortiz won the overall female division while Kitterman claimed the overall men’s division title. The event featured multiple age divisions …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Mayor proposes special master for code violations

Anna Maria commissioners agreed to have Mayor Mike Selby look into costs associated with hiring a special master to handle code enforcement violations and replace the current code enforcement board. The same idea was presented by former Mayor Fran Barford …

Continue reading

Tagged , | 2 Comments

Anna Maria tasting sunshine, HB invited

Newly elected or appointed officials in Anna Maria will get the city’s annual serving of Florida’s Sunshine Law at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. City attorney Jim Dye will head the annual …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

County begins 2015 beach renourishment planning

Flush with $550,000 from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Manatee County natural resources director Charlie Hunsicker said the planning and design phase of the 2015 Islandwide beach renourishment project is under way. The money will “get the ball rolling,” …

Continue reading

Tagged , | 1 Comment

A final note on Christmas 2011: Privateers deliver Christmas to family in need

Lacy Yerian, right, her two children and four nephews and nieces for whom she is the legal guardian, pose with the Anna Maria Island Privateers Santa Sleigh. Struggling after the death of her husband and a house fire that claimed all they had, the Privateers rescued Christmas for the entire family. Islander Photos: Courtesy Wayne “Wolverine” Collins

F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.” The truth of life is that heroes don’t always show up when they are needed, but heroes did arrive in time to lift the …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

BB cell tower presentation gets warm reception

Word is spreading — and not necessarily by cell calls — with regards to poor cell phone reception throughout areas of Anna Maria Island. “It’s about quality of life, public safety and necessity,” said Jimmy Eatrides, CEO of Alpha-Omega Communications …

Continue reading

Tagged , | 2 Comments

Ward 3 commission seat back on BB agenda

City attorney Ricinda Perry is expected to present her legal opinion about the controversial nomination of a city-contracted employee for the Ward 3 commission seat to the Bradenton Beach Commission at its 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, meeting. The commission’s …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Littlehale pleads not guilty

Ronald Littlehale, 64, of Holmes Beach, pleaded not guilty at his Jan. 10 arraignment in DeSoto County on 13 felony charges of soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct. A sting operation by the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office, together with …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Court sets March trial for porn case

A March 19 trial date has been set for a Bradenton Beach man charged with having sex with a 15-year-old, possessing and promoting child pornography and attempted bribery of a witness. Joseph Edmund Chiquet, who has pleaded not guilty to …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Join Our Mailing List


Sign up for breaking news notices and weekly news and classified reminders via your e-mail.

To advertise here, please
visit our rates page
or contact us at:
sales@islander.org
Phone: (941) 778-7978
Fax: (941) 778-9392