Category Archives: 05-25-2011

Wagon theft witnessed

An observant witness helped lead the Holmes Beach Police Department to the identification of a suspect in the theft of a wagon stocked with children’s toys. The theft occurred May 10 in the 4600 block of the beach. From a rental property on 46th Street, a vacationing family walked to the Gulf shore with a […]

Sports – 05-25-2011

Local grom makes waves in surfing world Lifelong Holmes Beach-resident Christian Daniels at the young age of 10 is making waves on Florida’s surfing scene. He recently completed his first season in the East Coast National Scholastic Surfing Association where he secured a second place overall finish in the southeast district. And he’s ripping up […]

HB man arrested with burglary tools

A Holmes Beach man faces charges of trespass and possession of burglary tools. Michael Edward Wallen, 23, of Holmes Beach, was arrested at about 4 a.m. May 17 in the 500 block of Key Royale Drive. Wallen was inside a truck, lying across the front passenger seat when Holmes Beach Police Officer Brian Hall noticed […]

Scuba death reported

The U.S. Coast Guard public information office in St. Petersburg on May 19 reported the death of a 52-year-old male scuba diver who had been diving about 12 miles west of Anna Maria Island. Coast Guard officials in Cortez were notified around 6 p.m. that day that a diver from a 23-foot Carolina Skiff anchored […]

Island police blotter – 05-25-2011

Anna Maria • May 13, 400 block of Magnolia Drive, arrest. Deputies from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Anna Maria substation arrested a man for burglary, grand theft and possession of burglary tools in connection with the theft of a pool motor and pump from a construction site on South Bay Boulevard. Deputies were able […]

Island real estate transactions – 05-25-2011

8317 Marina Court, Holmes Beach, a 3,066 sfla / 6,286 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1984 on a 85×100 lot was sold 05/04/11, Peduzzi to Tankard for $818,000; list $979,000. 403 80th St., Unit B, Turtle Towers, Holmes Beach, a 2,477 sfla / 3,551 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2010 […]

Obituaries – 05-25-2011

Brenda Huelsman Brenda Huelsman, 71, of Sarasota and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died May 17. She was born in Hamilton. She began a career in radio, working as copy writer, radio host in advertising sales. She stayed in radio after a move with her young family to Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1965, where she raised […]

Fishing – 05-25-2011

Gear up for springtime trout fishing Due to strong west winds, Anna Maria Island fishers are targeting the backwater flats for spotted sea trout. The deeper grass flats of Sarasota and Palma Sola bays are holding good numbers of spotted sea trout. If you’ve noticed, most of the trout have been upper slot-sized fish, too. […]

Islander Calendar – 05-25-2011

Wednesday, May 25 5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business-card exchange hosted by Wagner Realty, including announcement of 2011 recipients of chamber scholarships at 2217 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Thursday, May 26 5 p.m. — Old Salt Loop Tournament captain’s meeting at Galati Yacht Sales, 900 S. […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May. 25, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE SOFA, LOVE SEAT: Mauve, burgundy, and green floral pattern on beige background. Six months new. $995. 941-778-6175. FREE: MURRAY PATIO pool table. Very good condition. Heavy, requires truck to haul it home. Call 732-539-7808. COMPUTER: DELL REFURBISHED with newly loaded Windows XP-PRO, $35. 941-756-6728. GROOVE PERCUSSION FIVE-piece drum set, $50, burgundy recliner chair, leather ottoman, $35. Call 941-586-3909. LARGE […]