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Archive for October, 2011

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

HB man requests trial

A Holmes Beach man accused of raiding a neighbor’s dresser for panties has a new attorney and is demanding a jury trial, which could take place in December. Ernest Kendler, who faces a second-degree felony charge of burglary of an occupied dwelling, had been scheduled to appear in court Oct. 11 ...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Islander serves popcorn, politics

The Islander’s Popcorn & Politics forum takes place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive. The event provides an opportunity for candidates and voters to converse about Island issues before the Nov. 8 election in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. The event, which The Islander is ...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Holmes Beach toughens stance on rentals

Holmes Beach’s mayor has decided to get tough on owners of single-family homes that have become vacation rentals and violate city codes. Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said he’s had numerous complaints the past six months about loud parties after 10 p.m. at some locations and trash left at the curb on non-pickup ...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Flea market application heads to commission

Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger has forwarded a permit application for a weekly Holmes Beach flea market at 5313 Gulf Drive to the city commission for consideration. The application by Nancy Ambrose, who formerly managed the Bridge Street Merchants’ seasonal markets, is asking for a special event permit for each Sunday ...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

HBPD investigates Eat Here burglary

The Holmes Beach Police Department is investigating a break-in Oct. 9 or Oct. 10 at Eat Here, 5315 Gulf Drive. The break-in occurred between 11 p.m. Oct. 9 and 5:50 a.m. Oct. 10, according to an incident report from the HBPD. An employee of neighboring Island Fitness, after noticing broken glass at ...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Mote monitoring Sarasota County for red tide

Mote Marine Laboratory reported Oct. 14 that its underwater robot detected localized patches of the Florida red tide algae, Karenia brevis in waters offshore of Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island. The robot was launched by Mote scientists Oct. 12 from a boat offshore of Venice to patrol for red tide. Scientists ...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Stone crab season begins, mullet on horizon

The first stone crabs of the season were brought aboard the boats Oct. 15. By most accounts from the commercial docks in Cortez, the yield was well below desirable. Karen Bell, of A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez, said that two boats went out and, together, brought up less than 140 ...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Fishing – 10-19-2011

Gear up for fall weather, migratory species   If you’re into catching aggressive, hard-fighting fish on light tackle, now is the time to satisfy your fervor. With fall weather, there’s an abundance of migratory species inhabiting our coastal waters. Spanish and king mackerel are appearing in good numbers within a couple of miles ...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Islander Calendar – 10-19-2011

Wednesday, Oct. 19         11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Einstein Circle discussion “Soothing the Soul: Relaxation, meditation and guided imagery” at the Studio and Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.         Noon — Betty Yanger of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society will speak to the Anna ...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Sports – 10-19-2011

Youth soccer perfectionists whittled to one   Only one team — Division III Gettel Toyota — retains a perfect record in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s recreational soccer league following last week’s action. The winless Spinnakers Vacation Cottages battled Division I leader Autoway Ford to a 2-2 tie Oct. 12, dropping their ...


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