Tag Archives: News

Valrico woman fined for lewd act

A 27-year-old woman who took her bathing suit top off and exhibited herself at a Holmes Beach cafe was fined after pleading no contest in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court. Judge Douglas Henderson withheld adjudication for Jaclynn Glover of Valrico …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Bradenton man charged with vessel DUI

A boater who maneuvered into the path of law enforcement in pursuit of another vessel landed in jail for boating while under the influence. Gary Warner, 55, of Bradenton, was formally charged July 7 with vessel DUI by the 12th …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Cortez Beach project extended

The deadline for the Cortez Beach groin replacement project is extended 30 days at no extra cost to Manatee County. The new deadline for the finished groins is January 2016. Thomas Pierro, a director at CB&I Engineering of Tampa, the …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation issued these alerts for motorists driving in the area: • SR 64/Manatee Avenue at the Anna Maria Island Bridge: Crews are working on the bridge. Expect single-lane closures 9 p.m.-5 a.m. continuing into the fall. …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

AMITW excavates 1st turtle nest of season

AMITW volunteer Glenn Wiseman begins a sea turtle nest excavation, reaching into the nest to remove and count eggshells and any unhatched eggs. Islander Photos: Courtesy Birgit Kremer

The first sea turtle hatchlings of the season are off and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s now time for Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers to see what those hatchlings left behind. The excavation of …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

BB building department employee dismissed

Jill Brissette turned down other job offers to move back to Southwest Florida from Knoxville, Tennessee, and take a position in the Bradenton Beach building department. She moved to the area June 7, a day before her job began as the …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

5 offers come in for BB pier

John Maguire of Cortez offers bait shrimp for sale July 9 off a dinghy on the day dock at the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Islander Photo: Ed Scott

The original Anna Maria Oyster Bar opened on Anna Maria City Pier in 1996 and operated there until 1999. John Horne is president of the company that now has three restaurants by the same name in Manatee County, but none …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Moore’s Stone Crab in Longboat Key sold

Moore’s Stone Crab, 800 Broadway St., Longboat Key, is under new ownership. Islander Photo: Ed Scott

Moore’s Stone Crab, a staple on Longboat Key since 1967, has changed hands. The landmark restaurant on the north end was owned by the Moore family since opening in 1967. Moore-Hicks Limited Partnership sold the restaurant, on the waterfront at …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Holmes Beach loses motion in Bert Harris suit

The remodeling project at 626 Key Royale sits unfinished. The Holmes Beach building department issued a stop work order in December 2013. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

The city of Holmes Beach lost a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Key Royale homeowners who are fighting to be compensated for damages due to the city’s denial of a building permit. The city’s motion, filed by Jay …

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

HB files opposing response to appeal from tree house owners

Owners of the beachfront tree house constructed in 2011 at 103 29th St. in Holmes Beach are seeking another review from the 2nd District Court of Appeal. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

A tree house is often a childhood memory of lazy summer afternoons — but not in Holmes Beach. It’s the tree house that has withstood many arguments. And it’s teetering with the 2nd District Court of Appeal after the city …

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