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Thursday, January 27th, 2011

HBPD releases photo of home invasion suspects

The Holmes Beach Police Department released a photograph today of the two women suspected of breaking into a home Jan. 25, restraining the occupant and stealing jewelry, cash and a vehicle. A news release from HBPD described the suspects as female — one shorter, with possible facial piercings on the lower ...

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

HBPD seeks suspects in home invasion

The Holmes Beach Police Department is searching for two women suspected of breaking into a home earlier today restraining the occupant and stealing jewelry, cash and a car. A news release from HBPD described the suspects as female — one shorter, with possible facial piercings on the lower lip, and one ...

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011

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Monday, January 24th, 2011

Hooray! It’s a soiree

Rhea Chiles, wife of the late Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles, accepts an award from the Rev. Kenneth Gill of the Longboat Island Chapel. In celebration of the new Aging in Paradise Resource Center of the Longboat Island Chapel, a fundraiser named “Hooray! It’s a Soiree” was held at the Harbourside ...

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Wine lesson by Weiss

Susan Timmons, co-owner of Beach Bistro with husband Sean Murphy, introduced the cause, a fundraiser for the All Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Aldo Castaneda Foundation. Michael Weiss, co-author of “Exploring Wine” and “WineWise” and professor and chair of Wine Studies at the Culinary Institute of America, introduced the subjects ...

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Experts: AM cell phone problem has solution

New technology may be able to solve problems Anna Maria residents have with their cell phones. Dropped calls, lack of a signals and roaming charges are a few of the hurdles an Anna Maria cell-phone user faces daily. Many cell phones in the city can’t receive a signal when indoors or ...

Monday, January 24th, 2011

MLS: Island sales up, prices down in 2010

Sales of Island homes rose 35 percent for the year from Nov. 30, 2009 to Nov. 30, 2010, according to the My Florida Multiple Listing Service. John van Zandt of Island Real Estate on Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, said the latest MLS information he received via the Manatee Board of Realtors ...

Monday, January 24th, 2011

City seeking trash bids

Bradenton Beach commissioners are collecting bids as they consider whether to hire out trash collection or maintain a city-staffed service. The move to seek bids — made Jan. 20 — comes with growing concern about the cost of operating a city solid-waste collection program. Commissioners and Mayor Bob Bartelt are concerned ...

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Man pleads not guilty to theft

A 62-year-old Holmes Beach man accused of stealing underwear from a neighboring home pleaded not guilty to a burglary charge. Ernest A. Kendler was arrested after law enforcement officers searched his residence and found pairs of women’s panties identified as belonging to a 23-year-old neighbor who reported them stolen in November, ...

Monday, January 24th, 2011

WMFR seeks remodeled Holmes Beach station

West Manatee Fire Rescue District commissioners voted Jan. 20 to remodel Station No. 1 on Holmes Beach, now that WMFR has moved into its remodeled $1.5 million headquarters on Third Avenue North in Bradenton. Six prospective contractors attended a pre-submittal meeting Jan. 19 for the estimated $150,000-$200,000 project, WMFR Chief Andy ...

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