Category Archives: 04-18-2012

Roadwatch, April 18-25

Hawkins Construction Co. has begun installation of new sewer pipes in Anna Maria on North Shore Drive at Cypress Avenue. A Manatee County Utilities Department press release said the work is not expected to impact traffic in the project area, which is between Cypress and Palm avenues on North Shore Drive. The Florida Department of […]

Witness says ex-Holmes Beach resident killed wife

A Los Angeles County judge has ordered former Holmes Beach resident David Viens, 48, to stand trial for second degree murder after hearing testimony in a preliminary hearing April 11 in which several witnesses said Viens admitted to them he killed his wife, Dawn Viens. Viens, 48, a former Holmes Beach resident who along with […]

Islander Calendar – 04-18-2012

Wednesday, April 18    • 6-8:30 p.m. — Second Annual Art Island Style, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908.   Thursday, April 19    • 2-4 p.m. — Friends of the Library knit and crochet gathering, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-792-4652. • […]

Fishing – 04-18-2012

Springtime fishing inshore, on beaches red hot   Inshore fishing — and the weather — remains consistently good for the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island. Numerous spotted seatrout are being reported by flats fishers using either live bait or artificials. Fishing lush grass flats with good water flow is producing trout up to 26 inches. […]

Obituaries – 04-18-2012

Cheryl L. (Rankin) Dwinnells Cheryl L. (Rankin) Dwinnells, 45, of Bradenton died April 10. She moved to Holmes Beach with her family at age 4 from Toledo, Ohio. She attended Anna Maria Elementary School and graduated from Bayshore High School in 1984. She studied at Manatee Community College. She was a bartender for 12 years […]

Island police blotter – 04-18-2012

Anna Maria • April 7, 300 block of Palm Avenue, burglary/vandalism. According to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office incident report, an unknown person entered a duplex under construction. The suspect defecated and stuffed a hand towel in the toilet, causing it to overflow. Water damage occurred to several walls. • April 7, 100 block of […]

Island real estate transactions – 04-18-2012

107 Elm Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant Gulffront 50×110 lot was sold 03/30/12, Hanson to Hanson for $2.4 million. 307 66th St., Unit A, 66th Street Coastal Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 3,000 sfla / 4,500 sfur 6bed/4½bath/2car land condo built in 2012 was sold 03/19/12, 66th Street Coastal Cottages LLC to Florida Gulf Coast Vacation […]

All in the family!

Luke Bowes, a kindergartener in Melanie Moran’s class at Anna Maria Elementary School welcomes brother Mikey Bowes to school, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, April 12, for Kindergarten Roundup. Mikey registered to enter kindergarten in the fall. Dad Nathan Bowes, on hand at the roundup, also attended AME as a youngster.

Sports – 04-18-2012

Indoor basketball, golf, horseshoes round out sports action   Another season of youth basketball play got under way April 14 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. League games are scheduled Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, for 13 teams spread across three age divisions. The season concludes […]