Visitor dies from Gulf Drive crash

Tragedy struck in Holmes Beach. An 80-year-old Canadian woman died after she and her husband were struck on their way to the beach by an SUV Jan. 24 in the 5600 block of Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. Marion Timmins died at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, where EMS had transported the couple. Her husband, […]

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Anna Maria commissioner to step down

One of Anna Maria’s city commissioners is stepping down, leaving four officials to temporarily legislate city affairs. Commissioner Nancy Yetter will step down in February. Yetter said she is closing a sale on her home and moving to Tampa. She expects the Feb. 8 city meeting will be her last, prematurely ending her third two-year […]

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Pool slides prohibited, setbacks restored in Bradenton Beach

Marco! Polo! Efforts to reduce noise problems that emanate from swimming pools at vacation rentals and affect residents in Bradenton Beach have led to some code changes. At a Jan. 23 special meeting, commissioners and the mayor held the final hearing and vote on an ordinance amending the land development code to regulate swimming pool […]

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Wintertime fishing proves productive inshore, offshore

Fishing around Anna Maria Island continues to follow a wintertime pattern for yet another week. Spring doesn’t arrive until March 20. And as water temperatures both in the bays and in the Gulf of Mexico are striving to reach the upper 50s, fishing may require a little patience. On the calm days, when the waves […]

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Real Estate – 01-31-2018

106 Tern Drive, Anna Maria, a 3,649 sfla / 5,953 sfur 4bed/4½bath/3car canalfront pool home built in 2015 on a 7,500 sq ft lot was sold 12/20/17, Gulfside Development LLC to Johnson for $2,300,000; list $2,395,000. 220 N. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, a 3,083 sfla 4bed/4½bath/2car bayfront pool home built in 2017 on a 10,000 […]

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Obituaries – 01-31-2018

Jean McLean (Perry) Aldrich Jean McLean (Perry) Aldrich, 84, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria, died Jan. 18. She was born July 4, 1933, in Palmetto, and was a descendant of pioneering families who settled there in the late 1870s and early 1880s. Both the McLean and Jones families were involved in farming, citrus […]

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