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Monday, April 18th, 2011

Easter services planned

The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will host its annual non-denominational sunrise service on Easter Sunday, April 24. The service will take place at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, beginning at 6:30 a.m. All Island churches, as members of All Island Denominations, also will participate in the service ...

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Back to the future in Holmes Beach

The city of Holmes Beach hosted its fourth annual Founder’s Day reception April 15 at city hall chambers. At the presentation, Mayor Rich Bohnenberger invited guests to share memories about the city’s history before recognizing some key members of the community. The vestibule contained a collection of photographs, articles and documents pertaining ...

Monday, April 18th, 2011

County, city resolve Kingfish lighting issues

Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger recently met with Manatee County administrator Ed Hunzeker to iron out a dispute over the county’s plan to install 11 40-foot light poles at Kingfish Boat Ramp. On March 9, at the city commission’s direction, Bohnenberger wrote Hunzeker to remind him that site-plan approval and a ...

Monday, April 18th, 2011

BBPD arrests 2 in vehicle burglaries

The Bradenton Beach Police Department arrested two people in connection with a series of break-ins to vehicles. BBPD arrested Kyle Dale of Bradenton Beach and Alyssa Trichter of Bradenton following reports of burglaries to vehicles April 12-14 on Gulf Drive and Avenue C, according to detective Lenard Diaz. Dale faces four counts ...

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Police break up beach, street parties

Police late April 9 broke up a large party involving an estimated 200 young people gathered around the 65th Street beach access and in nearby streets. When officers with the Holmes Beach Police Department arrived, the revelers fled, according to reports from both the HBPD and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, ...

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Island police blotter – 04-20-2011

Anna Maria • April 7, 700 block of North Shore Drive, complaint. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a woman’s complaint that a fisher in the Gulf of Mexico behind her property was trespassing and violating an alleged law against fishing in swim zones. The MCSO determined that the ...

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Sports – 04-20-2011

Mini ‘Masters’ held at Fish Hole The Fish Hole 18-hole adventure golf course on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach hosted its first “Master’s” mini-golf tournament April 10. Eighteen participants gave it their best in the 36-hole competition for the prized Green Jacket, which came complete with and Island logo. Tim Shaughnessy won ...

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Island real estate transactions – 04-20-2011

5311 Sunrise Lane, Holmes Beach, a 3,400 sfla / 5,337 sfur 4bed/4½bath/4car bayfront pool home built in 2010 on a 70x242 lot was sold 03/21/11, By the Shore Investments to AMI Beach Inn LLC for $1,700,000; list $1,899,000. 6804 Marina Drive, Unit A, Marina Vista, Holmes Beach, a 2,700 sfla / ...

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Obituaries – 04-20-2011

Joseph O. Elizarde Joseph O. Elizarde, 85, of Anna Maria, died March 14. He attended Jefferson High School in Tampa and then served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in the European theater. He was a firefighter in Miami for 27 years before retiring to Anna Maria Island. He worked ...

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Fishing – 04-20-2011

Hail to the king — kingfish that is No, I’m not talking Elvis. I’m talking about the king mackerel or kingfish. Kingfish have moved into local waters around Anna Maria Island, ravaging bait schools and entertaining fishers with drag-screaming action. Most fish reported have been in the 10- to 25-pound range ...


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