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Archive for December, 2010

Monday, December 20th, 2010

BB property owner fined

A Bradenton Beach property owner must pay a $3,104.64 fine for unpermitted roofing work on a structure. Special magistrate Harold Youmans ordered the fine and judged David A. Niewiek in violation of city ordinances regarding construction permits during a hearing Dec. 15 at Bradenton Beach City Hall. Niewiek and a trust own ...

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Robinson resumes HBPD challenge

“There is an elephant in the room no one wants to talk about,” Holmes Beach Commissioner Al Robinson said as the Dec. 14 commission work session wrapped up. Robinson handed out a follow-up statement to the commission regarding comments he made at a November work session on the city’s police department. ...

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Sand and celebration

Jacob Castro, a fourth-grader at Anna Maria Elementary School, performs “Feliz Navidad” at the Lawton Chiles Christmas Party Dec. 14 at the Sandbar Restaurant. Jacob entertained about 160 children, most of them students in Head Start and Healthy Family Manatee programs.

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Pitching in

Pam Leckie, chair of the Roser Food Pantry, accepts a $300 check from Ron Pepka and other players in the Anna Maria Horseshoe League, which holds casual but competitive games at the Anna Maria City Hall pits on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Leckie said the donation would go to the pantry ...

Monday, December 20th, 2010

TIFF grows up: 4 million registered, 4 states, 4 years

To Inform Families First is offering access to a registry Floridians can sign up with this holiday season that provides family and friends with a free gift — peace of mind. Through TIFF’s website, toinformfamiliesfirst.org, Floridians can register emergency contact information with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles ...

Monday, December 20th, 2010

That’s a wrap

The Women of the Moose host a holiday lunch for children Dec. 18 at the lodge in Bradenton Beach. The group served lunch, presented children with gifts, organized games and booked a visit from Santa Claus. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff Sara Kubik, 6, and sister Carly examine the contents of the ...

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Christmas prelude

Santa Claus, with his compass continuing to direct him far south of the North Pole this month, visits with Jacob Dewitty, 9, during the Bridge Street Merchants’ open house Dec. 18 in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff Mike Sales gets some help from the Anna Maria Island Privateers on “Jingle ...

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Island police blotter – 12-22-2010

Anna Maria • Dec. 14, 100 block of Pine Avenue, found property. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report from a retired U.S. Navy officer who found an unexploded marine locator — a flare — on the beach that MCSO suspects was used for Coast Guard training. The item ...

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Sports – 12-22-2010

The Fish Hole makes strides Magic League The U10 Fish Hole Magic League boy’s soccer team coached by this writer and boasting members from sons of several former Island Football Club players has come to the halfway point of its season. The team, which is sponsored by The Fish Hole adventure golf ...

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Island real estate transactions – 12-22-2010

528 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 3,636 sfla / 5,478 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 2006 on a 103x120 lot was sold 12/01/10, Gravley to Duncan for $1,800,000. 623 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,791 sfla / 2,928 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1969 on a 100x115 ...


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