Archive for July, 2011

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

HBPD makes arrest in embezzlement

The Holmes Beach Police Department announced July 27 the arrest of a former employee at the Key Royale Club. Holly Elaine Connelly is accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the private golf club in Holmes Beach. Connelly voluntarily surrendered the morning of July 27 on a warrant and ...

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Monday, July 25th, 2011

Flight pattern

Penny Frick of Bradenton is this week’s winner in the newspaper’s Top Notch contest, winning front-page placement of the photo and an Islander newspaper “More-Than-A-Mullet wrapper” T-shirt. Her entry depicts a gull flying toward the shore with the Anna Maria City Pier in the background. Frick’s photograph will go into ...

Monday, July 25th, 2011

MCSO excavates Anna Maria beach for clues, body

With his team nearing the end of four days of excavation work on an Anna Maria beach, Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube vowed July 22, “We’re not done yet.” The sheriff said the MCSO would continue this week to search for clues in the disappearance of Sabine Musil-Buehler, the co-owner of ...

Monday, July 25th, 2011


Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers routinely can be found at sea turtle nest excavations in July, when nests begin hatching. But last week’s excavation was a rarity for AMITW, which served as a consultant to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, whose detectives oversaw a search of the ...

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Farm team takes on beach duty, crime-scene search

David Livingston can make his heavy-duty John Deere loader dance, walk and, of course, dig. Livingston, along with Dale Hancock and Mark Stanton, were reassigned last week from their work at the Manatee County jail farm to the Anna Maria shore. There, on the beach, the men drove two farm tractors and ...

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Pier boardwalk, entry, parking lot near completion

Despite the Florida Department of Transportation’s optimistic July 13 press release that the north portion of the boardwalk at the Anna Maria City Pier would be open last week, it didn’t happen. Anna Maria public works director George McKay, who is overseeing the project for the city while the DOT has ...

Monday, July 25th, 2011

City to save for Bridge Street pier rebuild

Bradenton Beach commissioners, while budgeting for 2011-12, also are budgeting for a major capital improvements project — the reconstruction of the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Commissioner Janie Robertson won the full commission’s support for her recommendation that 92 percent of the newest round of community redevelopment agency money be earmarked for ...

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Retiree rescues man found in pool

Holmes Beach resident Dr. Saul Ladd rescued a man from his pool July 14. The incident occurred on a Thursday afternoon at Ladd’s residence in the 600 block of Foxworth Lane in Holmes Beach. “I was about to go out to play golf,” Ladd said. He looked out to his pool and saw ...

Monday, July 25th, 2011

NOAA surveying on crab rule

A federal agency is collecting public comment on a proposed rule to repeal the fishery management plan for stone crab in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published the rule in the Federal Register July 20, opening a public comment period that continues through Aug. 19. The rule ...

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