Category Archives: 04-27-2011

MCSO: Center investigation over

​The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is “done” with its investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by former Anna Maria Island Community Center staff member Andy Jonatzke. MCSO spokesperson Dave Bristow said no further action will be taken. ​The MCSO Child Potection Investigation Division investigated allegations that Jonatzke had sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl at the […]

Celebrating Easter April 24

Celebrating Easter April 24 and its 47th year of sunrise services, the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island brings six Island churches, pastors and thousands of worshippers to the Manatee Public Beach for music, song and sermon. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy The Rev. Stephen King of Harvey Memorial Community Church preaches “The Good News” at […]

Center director, board take fire from residents

Anna Maria Island Community Center executive director Pierrette Kelly received the brunt of the accusations at a hastily called meeting between concerned parents and board members April 21. Several people at the meeting called for her resignation. The meeting was called by the board with only a day’s notice to discuss center policies and procedures […]

HBPD holds voluntary prescription drug collection

The Holmes Beach Police Department is participating in the Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative Saturday, April 30. The event is a joint effort by law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous prescription drugs from homes. Lt. Dale Stephenson urged the public to voluntarily surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutically controlled substances and other medications to […]

Anna Maria boardwalk meeting May 3

The Florida Department of Transportation will conduct a public meeting on the construction of the Anna Maria boardwalk from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The boardwalk will be built along the shore of Tampa Bay at the Anna Maria City Pier. DOT spokesperson Lauren Hatchell […]

BB dunes work completed

Contractors, with two weeks to spare before turtle-nesting season, completed two dunes protection projects in Bradenton Beach. One project, at Third Street South, involved realigning the beach access with the street end, as well as the placement of bollards to protect the dunes. The location is used for emergency vehicle access to the beach and […]

BB commission OKs telecom ordinance

The unanimous “yes” rang loud and clear April 21, when Bradenton Beach commissioners approved the first reading of a new telecommunications ordinance. The commissioners will consider a second reading of the ordinance during their next meeting — 7 p.m. May 5 at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. The ordinance was about a year in […]