Tag Archives: 06-26-2013

Mainsail-HB round 1 mediation brings progress

Holmes Beach Commissioner Judy Titsworth and Mainsail investor Ed Chiles take part in the June 21 mediation process between the city and the Mainsail development team at CrossPointe Fellowship. Islander Photos: Mark Young

Progress appeared to be made in the June 21 mediation efforts between the city of Holmes Beach and the Mainsail Lodging and Development team at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The two sides met as part of an …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

2 fireworks shows planned for Anna Maria Island

The BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, will host a fireworks show July 3, the eve of Independence Day. The Sandbar, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, will host a fireworks show July 4. Islander File Photo

The Sandbar and BeachHouse restaurants again will host fireworks to celebrate the July 4 holiday. The BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, will hold its 20th annual Fireworks Extravaganza July 3. The restaurant will host a VIP party …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

BB commissioner weds, says no to another term

Bradenton Beach Commissioner Gay Breuler made a brief announcement at a June 16 department head meeting that she will not seek another term in November. The commissioner was married June 16 and said, “My priorities are different now, and I …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Hunt for BB pier restaurateur to be ‘lengthy process’

Restaurant tables overlooking Sarasota Bay at the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier await the bustle of new operators and customers as the city seeks a new tenant. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said the request for proposal process to have a new tenant in place at the Historic Bridge Street Pier restaurant will be a lengthy one. Commissioners and four potential tenants met at the site of …

Continue reading

Tagged , | 1 Comment

Island officials call for public input on traffic

Nothing was off the table at a June 19 Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting at Holmes Beach City Hall when the topic came to relieving traffic congestion on the island. From toll booths to the creation of party …

Continue reading

Tagged , | 6 Comments

Crosspointe hopes to bring community to unity

The pastor of Crosspointe Fellowship reached out beyond a church committee to community organizations and leaders in search of ideas to bring islanders together for an event to inspire unity. Unity was the theme, but nothing was off the table …

Continue reading

Tagged , | 1 Comment

Half-cent sales tax fails at the polls

The proposed half-cent sales tax that would have helped pay for indigent health care while possibly relieving property owners’ burden with an estimated 26 percent property tax decrease died in a June 18 referendum. According to the Manatee County Supervisor …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

HB tree house owners face added violations

Two days after Holmes Beach commissioners approved a petition for Richard Hazen and Lyn Tran to pursue public support for a special ordinance to keep a tree house at 103 29th Street on June 11, the city amended its April …

Continue reading

Tagged , | 6 Comments

BB man arrested for burglarizing relative’s home

A 28-year-old Bradenton Beach resident was arrested by Holmes Beach Police Department officers June 17 for allegedly burglarizing a relative’s Holmes Beach home June 11. According to the probable cause affidavit, John Wallace was arrested for felony grand theft and …

Continue reading

Tagged , | 1 Comment

Local mom takes TIFF across state lines

A screenshot of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website at www.flhsmv.gov where people can register emergency contacts.

What began with tragic loss has resulted in salvation and triumph for Christine Olson. Olson is a long-time employee at the Rod & Reel Pier, where she has served many meals over the years. She often gives patrons a purple …

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