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Archive for January, 2013

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Choice to reject museum offer ‘wasn’t vindictive’

Board members of the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage say there was nothing personal in rejecting an offer from the Florida Maritime Museum to host FISH educational exhibits during the Feb. 16-17 Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. The decision to reject the offer forced Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court R.B. “Chips” ...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Fire chief to Holmes Beach: Consider sprinklers in R-2

West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price recommended sprinklers last week to protect against fire hazards in Holmes Beach duplexes.         At a Jan. 10 city commission meeting, Price told commissioners worried about the safety of those living in more than 1,000 units across the city to consider an ordinance requiring ...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Holmes Beach primed to adopt R-2 zone LAR ordinance

A living-area ratio limit is on the threshold of regulating future building in the Holmes Beach rental district. It was set for a city commission vote Jan. 22 following a final reading at a public hearing — after press time for The Islander. The hearing will be at 7 p.m. at ...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Holmes Beach flip-flops on one-pool rule

Holmes Beach city commissioners, a majority of whom had been leaning toward imposing a one-pool-per-lot rule in the duplex district, changed their minds Jan. 17 and decided to leave well enough alone.         They recently took aim at prohibiting two pools on one duplex lot in their list of objectives before ...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Holmes Beach man arrested on heroin charge

A 28-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested Jan. 17 for possession of heroin. According to the probable cause affidavit, Kristopher Smith was parked in the 7300 block of Cortez Road in Bradenton. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office was called regarding a suspicious vehicle because Smith was allegedly parked for more than ...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Island police blotter – 01-23-2013

Anna Maria • Jan. 12, 800 block of North Shore Drive, petit theft. Two bicycles were left unlocked in the driveway. Sometime during the night, unknown persons stole the bicycles. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach • No new reports. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez • No new reports. Cortez is policed ...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Island real estate transactions – 01-23-2013

103 Palmetto Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,930 sfla / 3,206 sfur 2bed/1½bath/2car Gulffront pool home built in 1950 on a 115x100 lot was sold 12/28/02, Moschini to Anna Maria Ventures LLC for $1,750,000; list $1,995,000. 509 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,676 sfla / 3,319 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car canalfront pool home built ...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Fishing – 01-23-2013

Catches vary day by day for AMI anglers If you were lucky enough to fish before the mild cold front we had at the end of the past week, you may have caught a variety of species around Anna Maria Island. With temperatures in the 80s and light winds, fishing around ...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Calendar – 01-23-2013

Wednesday, Jan. 23 6:05 p.m. — The official sunset time.   Thursday, Jan. 24 7:21 a.m. — The official sunrise time.   Friday, Jan. 25 5-7 p.m. — Community dinner — pork and sauerkraut —Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-3580. 5-7 p.m. — Forks and Corks wine-tasting and celebration, Harry’s Continental ...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Obituaries – 01-23-2013

Lisa Kaye (Smith) Gunn Lisa K. (Smith) Gunn, 50, of Myakka City and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Jan. 8. She was born Feb. 3, 1962, and raised in Bradenton. She lived in Myakka City since 2001. She was a cheerleader and graduated from Southeast High School. She served four years ...


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