Category Archives: 01-30-2013

Bradenton man arrested on multiple sex-related charges

A 31-year-old Bradenton man was arrested Jan. 17 on a variety of sex-related charges after being netted in a sting operation. Timothy Jasonis allegedly held an Internet conversation with an adult in which Jasonis was to purchase a juvenile from the girl’s “guardian” for the purpose of sexual intercourse. According to the probable cause affidavit, […]

Woman crashes into trolley, arrested

A 42-year-old Parrish woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after crashing into a trolley in Bradenton Beach Jan. 19, but it wasn’t her first crash of the day. According to a probable cause affidavit, Michele Stresing was stopped in traffic on Gulf Drive when she put her vehicle in reverse and collided with a […]

Convicted sex offender moves to Bradenton Beach

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has reported that a convicted sex offender has moved to the 2500 block of Avenue C in Bradenton Beach. The convicted sex offender listed the Bradenton Beach address as permanent, according to the FDLE website. According to the FDLE, the 30-year-old man was convicted in Manatee County in February […]

WMFR hopes for improved insurance rating

West Manatee Fire Rescue District’s insurance rating may be on the rise — with a lower number.         “It sounded pretty promising,” WMFR Fire Chief Andy Price said about a recent phone call from a long-time International Standards Organization assessor. WMFR is challenging a recent ISO rating, and seeking a “3” rating. “We’re pretty excited […]

Obituaries – 01-30-2013

Ruth Ann Niewyk Ruth Ann Niewyk, 70, of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 20. She moved to Anna Maria Island from Fort Wayne, Ind. in 2010. She was a teacher and educator. A celebration of life was held at Jan. 22 at Brown and Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton. Memorial donations may […]

Island real estate transactions – 01-30-2013

516 83rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,710 sfla / 2,362 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car bayfront home built in 1971 on a 81×129 lot was sold 12/31/12, Chipain to Loiselle for $940,000; list $995,000. 529 Bayview Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,808 sfla / 3,571 sfur 3bed/3bath pool home built in 1976 on a 100×100 lot was sold 01/08/13, […]

Island police blotter – 01-30-2013

Anna Maria • Jan. 15, 400 block of Magnolia Avenue, vehicle burglary. Unknown persons broke the driver’s side window and stole a purse from the front seat. An iPod, cash and other items valued at $385 were in the purse, which was later found, although emptied of its contents. • Jan. 17, 500 block of […]

Turtle travel time

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox loads a Kemp’s ridley juvenile sea turtle Jan. 23 for a ride to Dunedin to be released. “Marsha” was struck by a boat and injured in Collier County during nesting season. More, page 7.  Islander Photo: Mark Young

Calendar – 01-30-2013

Wednesday, Jan. 30 2 p.m. — Basics of Alzheimer’s disease, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.   Thursday, Jan. 31 9 a.m.-5 p.m. — Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island presents Mark Polomchak leading a watercolor workshop, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-6694.   Friday, Feb. 1 […]