Category Archives: 02-27-2013

Wildlife rehab cares for abused vulture

A turkey vulture is expected to recover from an unusual case of apparent animal abuse, as it rehabilitates at Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center Inc., in Bradenton Beach. Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Ed Straight and his wife Gail have run the organization at their home for 26 years and Straight said, in all that time, […]

Boil water notice issued

Manatee County announced last week it will install a valve and shut water off the morning of Feb. 26 for customers in Holmes Beach from Gulf Drive to Avenue E and from 31st Street to 28th Street. James Faulkner of the county utilities distribution section said customers are advised that once service is restored, all […]

WMFR receives improved insurance rating

Property owners in West Manatee Fire Rescue District should be in line for lower homeowner insurance rates.         About once every 10 years, the International Standards Organization ranks communities from 1-10, with 1 being perfect. WMFR challenged a recent 4 rating after undergoing an ISO evaluation in early 2012.         “We did get confirmation that […]

Island police blotter – 02-27-2013

Anna Maria         • Feb. 15, 100 block of Maple Avenue, information. An elderly couple was walking on the beach when the man stopped to use the restroom. The woman said she was returning home, but she did not. The man called the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office to report her missing, saying she has dementia […]

All hail the chief

Retired Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine is recognized with a standing ovation by more than 250 invited guests at his retirement party Feb. 22 at the Stoneybrook Golf Club. Romine was roasted, toasted and honored by family, fellow law enforcement, and officials from all over the state. He resigned his 19-year tenure as chief […]

Island real estate transactions – 02-27-2013

417 Clark Drive, Unit B, Isla Vista, Holmes Beach, a 2,400 sfla / 3,807 sfur 3bed/2½bath/4car land condo with pool built in 2008 was sold 02/01/13, Siam Garden Resort Group LLC to Deneke Inc. for $650,000; list $679,000. 2700 Gulf Drive, Unit 204, Ocean Park Terrace, Holmes Beach, a 1,350 sfla / 1,539 sfur 3bed/2bath […]

Fishing – 02-27-2013

Weather heats up like spring, fishing pattern, too   Following the past week’s cold front, Anna Maria Island fishers were getting back on the water, targeting a number of inshore species. As temperatures approached daytime highs of 80 degrees, conditions were favorable for fishing just off the beaches and piers, as well as the lush […]

Calendar – 02-27-2013

Wednesday, Feb. 27 Noon — Anna Maria Island Historical Society members luncheon, the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-0492.   Thursday, Feb. 28 6 p.m. — Forum on eating vegan, Sandpiper Resort Coop community center, 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0556.   Friday, March 1 2-4 p.m. — […]

Obituaries – 02-27-2013

Dan Toler Southern rock guitar legend ‘Dangerous’ Dan Toler, 65, former member of the Allman Brothers and Dickey Betts & Great Southern and the Toler Brothers bands, once a resident of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 25 near his hometown of Sarasota, Fla. Toler was diagnosed in 2011 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, commonly known […]