Beverly O'Brien of Anna Maria walks three mornings a week on the beach. Jan. 3 proved no exception, but O'Brien wore a lot more clothes than usual - jeans, a warm outer shell and a fleece jacket. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
Cold snap hits Island By Lisa Neff. Islander Reporter
Islanders experienced sympathy pains with northern friends and family as daytime temperatures last week plummeted to the high 30s.
An 11-year-old girl from New England vacationing in the City of Anna Maria with her parents during the Christmas break suffered a head injury when she fell while skateboarding along a city sidewalk Dec. 24. The girl was flown by Bayflite to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, but it was later determined she was not seriously injured in the accident. According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office report of the incident, the girl was not wearing a helmet at the time of the mishap. Islander Photo: Toni Lyons
Island Bridge renovation ready for February start By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The start of the $9.14 million renovation of the Anna Maria Island Bridge has been delayed until Feb. 4, a month later than the Florida Department of Transportation had originally indicated when it announced the project last year.
Bradenton Beach cop arrests woman on robbery charge By Mike Quinn. NewsManatee.com Publisher. Special to The Islander
Bradenton Beach Police Sgt. J. Gill located and arrested Kellie Evers, 39, of the 3600 block of 51st Street Court, Bradenton, after Evers attempted to rob a friend of Gill's outside Clancy's Bar, Bradenton, on Dec. 31.