The U.S. Air Force Reserve Band, directed by Major N. Alan Clark, commander and conductor, preformed a free concert at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Friday evening - and it was standing-room only for a performance of classical overtures, John Philip Sousa marches, Broadway show tunes and popular music favorites. The band is based at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia and travels around the globe to more than 500 concerts a year. Click on image to enlarge
Island Marine owner won't budge on price, despite flawed appraisal By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
A potential purchase by the City of Anna Maria of the Island Marine property on Pine Avenue fell flat last week after property owner Jeff Van Hoose refused to budge from his $2.5 million asking price.
Tidemark files for bankruptcy protection By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Tidemark Partners filed for Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy protection last week, likely ending any chance the company - at least in its current form - can develop its planned 40-unit marina/condo/hotel at the site of the former Pete Reynard's/Marina Bay Restaurant in Holmes Beach. The company had received site plan approval from the Holmes Beach City Commission for construction of the project in August 2001.