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Archive for May, 2011

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Cortez store burglarized

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at the Sea Hagg collectibles shop, 12304 Cortez Road, Cortez. An MCSO report said the incident was reported on May 17 and took place sometime between 5:30 p.m. May 16 and noon the day of the report. The incident was classified as a ...

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Wagon theft witnessed

An observant witness helped lead the Holmes Beach Police Department to the identification of a suspect in the theft of a wagon stocked with children’s toys. The theft occurred May 10 in the 4600 block of the beach. From a rental property on 46th Street, a vacationing family walked to the Gulf ...

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Sports – 05-25-2011

Local grom makes waves in surfing world Lifelong Holmes Beach-resident Christian Daniels at the young age of 10 is making waves on Florida’s surfing scene. He recently completed his first season in the East Coast National Scholastic Surfing Association where he secured a second place overall finish in the southeast district. And ...

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

HB man arrested with burglary tools

A Holmes Beach man faces charges of trespass and possession of burglary tools. Michael Edward Wallen, 23, of Holmes Beach, was arrested at about 4 a.m. May 17 in the 500 block of Key Royale Drive. Wallen was inside a truck, lying across the front passenger seat when Holmes Beach Police Officer ...

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Scuba death reported

The U.S. Coast Guard public information office in St. Petersburg on May 19 reported the death of a 52-year-old male scuba diver who had been diving about 12 miles west of Anna Maria Island. Coast Guard officials in Cortez were notified around 6 p.m. that day that a diver from a ...

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Island police blotter – 05-25-2011

Anna Maria • May 13, 400 block of Magnolia Drive, arrest. Deputies from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Anna Maria substation arrested a man for burglary, grand theft and possession of burglary tools in connection with the theft of a pool motor and pump from a construction site on South Bay ...

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Island real estate transactions – 05-25-2011

8317 Marina Court, Holmes Beach, a 3,066 sfla / 6,286 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1984 on a 85x100 lot was sold 05/04/11, Peduzzi to Tankard for $818,000; list $979,000. 403 80th St., Unit B, Turtle Towers, Holmes Beach, a 2,477 sfla / 3,551 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car land condo with ...

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Obituaries – 05-25-2011

Brenda Huelsman Brenda Huelsman, 71, of Sarasota and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died May 17. She was born in Hamilton. She began a career in radio, working as copy writer, radio host in advertising sales. She stayed in radio after a move with her young family to Kalamazoo, Mich., in ...

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Fishing – 05-25-2011

Gear up for springtime trout fishing Due to strong west winds, Anna Maria Island fishers are targeting the backwater flats for spotted sea trout. The deeper grass flats of Sarasota and Palma Sola bays are holding good numbers of spotted sea trout. If you’ve noticed, most of the trout have been upper ...

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Islander Calendar – 05-25-2011

Wednesday, May 25 5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business-card exchange hosted by Wagner Realty, including announcement of 2011 recipients of chamber scholarships at 2217 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Thursday, May 26 5 p.m. — Old Salt Loop Tournament captain’s meeting at Galati Yacht ...


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