Capt. Jason Stock shows off a nice sailfish he caught Oct. 27 while slow-trolling for kingfish. He estimated the weight at 80-100 pounds.
The house at 313 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, is costumed for Halloween. Resident Debbie White decorates with graves, cobbed webs and a glowing witch along with eerie shadows and spies in her windows. “The response is incredible,” White said. “People stop by a million times a day and take pictures.” Islander Photo: Jack Elka
Community members wait Oct. 11 in Holmes Beach City Hall to learn the outcome of a rezone request for Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain
Attorney Fred Moore addresses commissioners Oct. 6 on behalf of the city regarding the settlement for Bradenton Beach Marina v. Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes
John and Diane Heuman of Greeley, Colorado, and Christina and Jimmie Robbs of Loveland, Colorado, visit the shoreline Sept. 29 at Coquina Beach, in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes
Students march to the flag circle on the AME campus Sept. 23 following the drum corps from Manatee High School. The permanent peace circle stands on the school grounds with flags from around the world, where students, teachers, caregivers and community members came together to celebrate the day with poetry readings, speeches and songs. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love
Students in Toni Lashway’s first-grade class at Anna Maria Elementary pose Sept. 9 with posters they made for the school’s Peace Day celebration, set for 8:45 a.m. Sept. 23. The posters are based on concepts in the book, “What Does Peace Feel Like?” by Vladimir Radunsky. The public is invited to the outdoor event around the peace pole at the school, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Sandy Ambrogi
Dozens gather Sept. 11 at the foot of the Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, as Old Glory is raised on a new flagpole installed as a gift to the city by Anna Maria Oyster Bar. AMOB owner John Horne said he was surprised no flagpole existed at the pier and thought the anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedies was appropriate for the dedication. Islander Photo: Jack Elka
Bradenton Beach police and a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy tape of the scene where the body of a 42-year-old Bradenton Beach man is found the morning of Sept. 4.
Construction at the Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club, 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, now part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, is ongoing. A February 2017 opening is planned for the full-service hotel. Islander Photo: Jack Elka