Category Archives: 04-27-2011

Island traffic advisories

The Florida Department of Transportation will have several projects ongoing on Island bridges beginning April 28, and concluding May 12. The DOT will have three intermittent lane closure periods on the Longboat Pass Bridge (State Road 789) in the next two weeks, beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, April 29, and concluding at 5 a.m. April […]

Mediation set in Nally v. Anna Maria

A mediation hearing in the lawsuit filed by William and Barbara Nally against Anna Maria was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. April 26 at the Bradenton law office of Lewis, Longman and Walker. Dennis Stotts, a senior attorney with the firm, was named mediator. Also scheduled to be at the hearing are attorneys representing Pine Avenue […]

BBPD arrests Ga. fugitive

Bradenton Beach police arrested a Georgia woman on a warrant for aggravated stalking in her home state. Danya Renee Spell Wills, 32, of Lake Park, Ga., was taken into custody April 20 in the 300 block of Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach. A Bradenton Beach Police Department report stated Officers Tom Ferrara and Jay […]

Volunteers on watch, ready to walk

With Gulf of Mexico temperatures in the upper 70s, the crew that monitors sea turtle nesting on Anna Maria Island is on watch. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring held its annual orientation meeting April 19 at Holmes Beach City Hall, where the more than 70 volunteers involved in the non-profit program picked […]

Island police blotter – 04-27-2011

Anna Maria • April 16, 700 block of North Shore, theft. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office investigated a theft that occurred sometime between late March and early April. Someone stole a kayak paddle that was leaning against a seawall. Bradenton Beach • April 16, 100 block of Bridge Street, battery. The Bradenton Beach Police Department […]

Sports – 04-27-2011

Youth basketball season starts, awards season at KRC Key Royale golf news It was a busy week at the Key Royale Club. There were the usual rounds of leisure golf, plus a Stag Day competition and the 43rd annual club awards dinner April 17. Trophies and plaques were awarded by club president Craig Humphreys and […]

Island real estate transactions – 04-27-2011

643 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 5,100 sfla / 6,300 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car garage bayfront pool home built in 2005 on a 117×151 lot was sold 04/06/11, Sack to Culbertson for $2,000,000; list $2,390,000. 789 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,718 sfla / 2,698 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car Gulffront home built in 1983 on a 50×125 […]

Obituaries – 04-27-2011

Thelma Caveny Traylor Thelma Caveny Traylor, 88, of York, S.C., died April 21. She attended York schools and graduated from Kings College in Charlotte. She later worked at M. Lowenstein and Cannon Mills as a bookkeeper. Service and burial were in York. Mrs. Traylor is survived by daughters Margaret L. Caveny of Holmes Beach, Pat […]

Fishing – 04-27-2011

Spring offers variety for Island fishers Whether you want to stalk gator trout on the shallow grass flats or reel in keeper gag grouper on nearshore structures, now is the time to do it. Fishing around Anna Maria Island, whether inshore, nearshore or offshore is exploding with life offering a variety of species in one […]

Islander Calendar – 04-27-2011

Wednesday, April 27 11 a.m. — Einstein Circle discussion on “Is Marriage Optional?” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. 5 to 8 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business mixer hosted by SteamDesigns at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. […]