Category Archives: 03-02-2011

No-kill policy works for humane society

Humane Society of Manatee County’s board of directors recruited Denise Deisler two years ago for the specific purpose of transitioning the organization to a no-kill facility. Deisler had successfully transitioned the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Richmond, Va., from a high euthanasia rate to a no-kill facility. Deisler is quick to […]

Easy as pie

The folks at the Pines Trailer Park in Bradenton Beach put on a yard sale Feb. 26 that included loads of pies and a luncheon in the clubhouse. Linda Maerker and Mary Ann Kohl prepared pie slices for sale in the clubhouse kitchen, where lunch was cooking on the stove. Kohl made two strawberry pies […]

Woman pleads not guilty in school incident

A Bradenton Beach woman arrested for allegedly exposing her breasts at Bayshore High School has pleaded not guilty. Laura Campanello, 43, faces a second-degree misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. If prosecuted and convicted, she could be sentenced to as many as 60 days in jail. Campanello, through attorney Mark Lipinski, also is seeking to subpoena […]

Cortez man arrested for alleged threat

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Cortez man for allegedly making threatening phone calls to a relative. The man, William Troy Spidle, 50, of Cortez, was arrested Feb. 24 after a deputy allegedly overheard a telephone call between Spidle and the female relation. A report said the deputy was at the relative’s home listening […]

LA police suspect Viens is dead

Authorities suspect a former Anna Maria Island woman who disappeared in October 2009 is dead after finding blood splatter in her bedroom. Dawn Marie Viens, who would be 40, disappeared from Lomita, Calif., on Oct. 18, 2009. Recently investigators found blood in the home she had shared with husband David Viens. After that discovery, and […]

County OKs Start grant

The Manatee County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 22 approved a $10,000 grant to Solutions to Avoid Red Tide Inc. START, which was founded in 1996, plans to use the money for education and outreach, including beach signs, fact cards, brochures and public service announcements. The nonprofit’s role is to secure funding for scientific research […]

Island police blotter – 03-02-2011

Anna Maria • Feb. 19, 10005 Gulf Drive, lost property. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office received a report from an Illinois man of a lost wallet containing credit cards and cash. • Feb. 19, 200 block of Elm Avenue, petit theft. The MCSO reported the theft of a garbage can from the curb of a […]

Sports – 03-02-2011

AMICC NFL teams lock top spots, playoffs loom The regular season of the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League is down to the final week of regular-season action. After a week off for spring break, playoffs will get started March 16. Beach Bums Seahawks are 10-1 in the 8-9 division and are […]

Island real estate transactions – 03-02-2011

244 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 1,050 sfla / 1,642 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car home built in 1968 on a 75×101 lot was sold 02/09/11, Bordenave to Patten for $410,000; list $444,900. 4002 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,504 sfla / 2,894 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car pool home built in 200 on a 65×100 lot was sold 02/03/11, Downey […]

Obituaries – 03-02-2011

H. Larkin Osborn H. Larkin Osborn, 95, of Holmes Beach and Shelby, Mich., died Feb. 23 in Hart, Mich.  He was born Nov. 15, 1915 in Wichita, Kan. Mr. Osborn attended Wichita High School East, Friends University and Northwestern University.  He served in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps in the Philippines and New Guinea during […]