Tag Archives: 06-29-2011

Islanders play Marauder ball

Anna Maria Island Community Center baseball players score game balls from players at the Marauders game June 25. The tickets for the game were provided by the center to all kids who played spring ball. Pictured are Tyler Brewer, Julius …

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Anna Maria speculates on uses for yet-purchased lots

It may not have been No. 1 on the agenda, but it topped the conversation for Anna Maria commissioners at their June 23 meeting. The discussion was on how or whether to buy six vacant lots at Pine Avenue and …

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Center child-protection policies near completion

Anna Maria Island Community Center board member Scott Rudacille told board members at their June 27 meeting that new policies on child protection being drafted by his committee are almost ready for the board’s review. “We can have something to …

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BB commission mulls budget options

Faced with several crumbling seawalls holding back Sarasota Bay, Bradenton Beach commissioners June 23 began scouring the city’s preliminary 2011-12 budget for possible cuts. The commission and Mayor Bob Bartelt met with city clerk Nora Idso and other staff at …

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Skimmer breeding ground vandalized

Skimmers and a chick on the beach in Anna Maria north of the Sandbar Restaurant. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMITW

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring members early June 22 celebrated the arrival of hatchlings — fluffy little black skimmer chicks seen nestled under the breasts of parents. Early June 23, AMITW executive director Suzi Fox stood outside …

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Woman found in Coquina waters

A woman was found unresponsive in the water off Coquina Beach at about 11:30 a.m. June 22. An Island vacationer walking on the beach saw something floating in the water and ventured out. She found a woman on a floatation …

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Prosecution proceeds with neglect case

State prosecutors will proceed with a child neglect case against a Bradenton Beach mom arrested by police in November 2010. The prosecution previously dropped a felony child-neglect charge against the woman’s former boyfriend. Both Phaedra Christina Brace and Lance Aaron …

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AMIndependence weekend

Scheduled celebrations for the long July 4 weekend include: • July 1, 4:30 p.m., the Anna Maria Island Privateers seize Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., and hold Mayor Bob Bartelt for ransom. • July 2, dusk, the …

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Sports – 06-29-2011

Tyler’s Ice Cream Steelers’ quarterback, Chuck McCracken, tries to elude a Martiniville Saints defender during adult coed flag football action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Adult coed flag football season under way There were a couple of blowouts and one really close game that highlighted adult coed flag football action on June 23. Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins put up 49 points in a 49-20 …

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FWC surveys on shark fishing changes

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s public forum in Sarasota June 23 drew a number of anglers and fishing guides, many of whom disagreed with an FWC proposal to add great hammerheads and tiger sharks to the banned fishing …

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