Category Archives: 01-23-2013

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 city hall, 5801 Marina […]

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 lifting a building moratorium, […]

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 an hour. An MCSO […]

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. […]

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 115×100 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 in 2005 on a […]

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 the island was not […]

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 […]

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 in a U.S. […]

Sports – 01-23-2013

AMICC NFL flag football season continues for all ages   NFL Flag Football continues at the Anna Maria Island Community Center with games being played Monday through Friday evenings and some Saturdays. Though it’s early in the season, some teams already are jockeying for the top spot in the standings in each of the three […]