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 …

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HBPD releases photo of home invasion suspects

The two women suspected of breaking into a home Jan. 25. A watchful resident took the photograph. Islander Photo: Courtesy HBPD

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 …

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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 …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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City seeking trash bids

A crew with Bradenton Beach’s sanitation department hauls a Dumpster to garbage truck early Jan. 22. The city, facing the likelihood that two garbage trucks will soon need replacing, is analyzing the private vs. public costs of trash collection. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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 …

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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 …

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