Category Archives: 03-07-2012

HB commission says ‘no’ to moratorium

Despite an impassioned plea from one commissioner and numerous residents to consider “a pause” in duplex construction in the city of Holmes Beach, three commissioners at a Feb. 28 work session weighed in against the measure.         While Anna Maria city commissioners had voted a week earlier to take steps toward a moratorium to address […]

HB man arrested for Sarasota bank robberies

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 the Bank of America, 3175 Fruitville Road and approached the bank teller with a black […]

Roadwatch, March 7-13

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 to finish the project by late spring, the DOT said in the release. Over-size vehicles […]

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 turned it out over the Gulf of Mexico waters. What he saw next surprised the […]

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 St., Unit B, 63rd Street Coastal Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 1,650 sfla / 1,850 sfur […]

Fishing – 03-07-2012

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 — just in case. Sheepshead are swarming the local piers as well as any structure […]

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 pane on the second-floor balcony. The deputy reported the window appeared hit by a sledgehammer, […]

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 is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include niece Zita Gavin.   Bonnie M. Jones Bonnie […]

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 Market and Bake Sale, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.         8 a.m. — Manatee […]

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 that didn’t hold true in several matchups. Playoffs continue to the March 24 Super Bowl, […]