Tag Archives: Featured Image

Top Notch: Week 1 winner

Dolphin’s dive Kyle Feehan of Holmes Beach wins this week’s Top Notch judging with this image of a dolphin leaping from Anna Maria Sound. Feehan took the photograph in April while on a boat near the Anna Maria City Pier. …

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Shark bait

An unidentified man holds what remains of a tarpon — considered a favorite meal for sharks — July 2 on Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach. Around 10:30 a.m. beachgoers noticed thrashing and blood in the nearshore waters before the tarpon …

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Fireworks safety foremost on 4th

Legal fireworks

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Long-contested tree house complaint may see conclusion

Lynn Tran, owner of Angelinos Sea Lodge and the beachfront tree house with Richard Hazen, orders people walking in a limited area roped off due to beach renourishment activity in February 2014 not to walk on her property. Islander File …

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Christmas comes early for AMI Privateers

Anna Maria Island Privateers president-elect Bill “Sparkles” Rosencrantz presents Warren Klaus with a commemorative plaque June 14 as a thank-you for the new Christmas sleigh Klaus designed and built for the organization. Klaus and other volunteers built the sleigh over …

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Former mayor returns to Bradenton Beach dais

John Shaughnessy is sworn in as Bradenton Beach Ward 1 commissioner June 4 by city clerk Terri Sanclemente, right, with wife June looking on and city attorney Ricinda Perry in the background at her desk. Islander Photos: Ed Scott

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Boat ramp brawls erupt over Memorial Day holiday

Gulf Drive along Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach turns into a parking lot the afternoon of May 24 as beachgoers and boaters attempt to head home after a short rain. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain Click here to read more  

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Putting the ‘fun’ in fundraiser

Teacher Kelly Crawford’s first-graders celebrate Red Nose Day May 21, wearing red noses provided by student Isabella Clements’ grandmother, Carol. The Red Nose Day Fund is a charitable organization that helps feed and educate children living in poverty. Islander Photo: …

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Holmes Beach to spiff-up neglected veterans memorial

A veterans’ memorial outside Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, stands surrounded by dead and dying plants. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve. Read More Here

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Bradenton Beach wins pier restaurant eviction case

An illuminated sign on the Historic Bridge Street Pier welcomes visitors, but troubles have plagued the city’s restaurant tenants. Islander Photo: Ed Scott

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