Category Archives: 01-26-2011

Authorities find stolen auto

Authorities recovered in Virginia a car stolen during a home invasion Jan. 25 in Holmes Beach. “We’ve located the vehicle … dumped off at an apartment complex in Roanoke,” Holmes Beach Police Department Det. Mike Leonard said Jan. 28. Authorities continued to search for the two women who broke into a residence in the 4900 […]

HBPD releases photo of home invasion suspects

The Holmes Beach Police Department released a photograph today of the two women suspected of breaking into a home Jan. 25, restraining the occupant and stealing jewelry, cash and a vehicle. A news release from HBPD described the suspects as female — one shorter, with possible facial piercings on the lower lip, and one taller […]

HBPD seeks suspects in home invasion

The Holmes Beach Police Department is searching for two women suspected of breaking into a home earlier today restraining the occupant and stealing jewelry, cash and a car. A news release from HBPD described the suspects as female — one shorter, with possible facial piercings on the lower lip, and one taller with longer hair. […]

Hooray! It’s a soiree

Rhea Chiles, wife of the late Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles, accepts an award from the Rev. Kenneth Gill of the Longboat Island Chapel. In celebration of the new Aging in Paradise Resource Center of the Longboat Island Chapel, a fundraiser named “Hooray! It’s a Soiree” was held at the Harbourside dining room at the Longboat […]

Wine lesson by Weiss

Susan Timmons, co-owner of Beach Bistro with husband Sean Murphy, introduced the cause, a fundraiser for the All Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Aldo Castaneda Foundation. Michael Weiss, co-author of “Exploring Wine” and “WineWise” and professor and chair of Wine Studies at the Culinary Institute of America, introduced the subjects of a wine-tasting luncheon at […]

Experts: AM cell phone problem has solution

New technology may be able to solve problems Anna Maria residents have with their cell phones. Dropped calls, lack of a signals and roaming charges are a few of the hurdles an Anna Maria cell-phone user faces daily. Many cell phones in the city can’t receive a signal when indoors or near the north end. […]

MLS: Island sales up, prices down in 2010

Sales of Island homes rose 35 percent for the year from Nov. 30, 2009 to Nov. 30, 2010, according to the My Florida Multiple Listing Service. John van Zandt of Island Real Estate on Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, said the latest MLS information he received via the Manatee Board of Realtors shows “a strong performance […]

City seeking trash bids

Bradenton Beach commissioners are collecting bids as they consider whether to hire out trash collection or maintain a city-staffed service. The move to seek bids — made Jan. 20 — comes with growing concern about the cost of operating a city solid-waste collection program. Commissioners and Mayor Bob Bartelt are concerned that both sanitation trucks […]

Man pleads not guilty to theft

A 62-year-old Holmes Beach man accused of stealing underwear from a neighboring home pleaded not guilty to a burglary charge. Ernest A. Kendler was arrested after law enforcement officers searched his residence and found pairs of women’s panties identified as belonging to a 23-year-old neighbor who reported them stolen in November, according to a police […]