Manatee County Sheriff's Office Sgt. John Kenney, who has been in charge of the Anna Maria substation, celebrates at his retirement party with Mady Iseman, Nancy Colcord and Mayor Fran Barford June 17. Kenney's official retirement date is June 30, but he'll be returning to the Island occasionally as a member of the MCSO's volunteer reserves. One duty coming up soon will include policing on July 4. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
Anna Maria’s planning and zoning board at its June 16 meeting was deadlocked on approving a recommendation to the city commission on an ordinance allowing owners of non-conforming residences the right to expand or re-roof.
Former Anna Maria City Commissioner Linda Cramer said she is prepared for the Aug. 10 trial of two men accused of home invasion, robbery and false imprisonment at her Anna Maria residence in April 2008.
A worker with Florida Power & Light works on connecting lines to a new pole on west Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach as Holmes Beach Police Department officers control traffic June 19. The new pole replaced one that fell across Manatee Avenue, but without causing injury or property damage, according to HBPD. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy