HB man arrested for Sarasota bank robberies

Sarasota police say Danny H. Nemeth, 44, of Holmes Beach, is identified in surveillance video as the man who robbed the Bank of America in Sarasota March 2. Islander Photos Courtesy SPD

44-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested for robbing a Sarasota bank March 2, and also has admitted to a second robbery, according to the Sarasota Police Department. Police say Danny H. Nemeth, of 112 31st St., Holmes Beach, walked into …

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Roadwatch, March 7-13

Florida Department of Transportation work crews are performing routine maintenance to the Anna Maria Island Bridge this week and the north pedestrian lane is closed to traffic. The DOT expects the maintenance to be completed by March 31, and no lane closures are planned. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

The Florida Department of Transportation repair project to the Longboat Pass Bridge/State Road 789 continues, and lane closures will occur between 10 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, a DOT press release said. Contractor Quinn Construction Co. Inc. is working 24/7 …

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Hundreds of sea turtles spotted offshore

A sighting just offshore of Anna Maria Island is an indication that sea turtle nesting season is not far away. Eric Cairns, manager of the Cedar Cove Resort, 2710 Gulf Drive, was flying his helicopter over the resort, when he …

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Island real estate transactions – 03-07-2012

        315 52nd St., Unit A, 62nd Street Coastal Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 1,600 sfla / 1,800 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car land condo with pool built in 2011 was sold 02/10/12, AMI Assets LLC to Litchfield for $542,000; list $539,000. 307 63rd …

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Fishing – 03-07-2012

Pat DeCastro and son-in-law Gary Lisbon, visiting from Colorado, caught these 26- and 27-inch redfish on a recent fishing trip with Capt. Warren Girle in Sarasota Bay.

Warm water brings bait choices to nearby waters   With water temperatures rising, shiners are arriving on the flats around Anna Maria Island. Now you have the choice to use shiners or shrimp. Personally, I like to have both handy …

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Island police blotter – 03-07-2012

Anna Maria • Feb. 18, 700 block of North Shore Drive, criminal mischief. While on beach patrol, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy was flagged down by a renter at the listed address. The complainant reported a broken exterior window …

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Obituaries – 03-07-2012

Helen Harvey Helen Harvey, 104, of Holmes Beach, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 27. Mass was celebrated March 3 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. Burial was to be at St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Lehman, Pa. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home …

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Islander Calendar – 03-07-2012

8 Islander Calendar Wednesday, March 7         6 p.m. — Lenten Soup Supper and Study of the Prodigal Son, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., 941-778-0414.   Saturday, March 10 8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves …

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Sports – 03-07-2012

Football playoffs start, KRC women’s champ named   The Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League started its second season, aka the playoffs, March 3. Earning the higher seed during the regular season should be an advantage, but …

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HBPD ‘officer of year’ loves work, community, kids

HBPD Officer Brian Copeman holds the mascot for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education class he teaches at Anna Maria Elementary School. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

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