Category Archives: 06-05-2013

Traffic stop leads to felony arrest

A 28-year-old Seffner man and a 27-year-old Sarasota woman remain behind bars for grand theft and violation of probation following a Holmes Beach traffic stop. According to the probable cause affidavit, Karlos Macias and Angel Scheller were seen May 23 stealing an industrial landscape blower valued at $600 from the 500 block of Kumquat Lane, […]

Truck strikes utility pole, causes HB-AM power outage

The West Manatee Fire District responded to a vehicle accident May 30 at about 10 p.m. According to a WMFR press release, the fire department, Holmes Beach Police Department and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash, where firefighters found a pickup truck, which was determined to be traveling at a high rate of […]

Jessie’s temporarily out of action

Jessie’s Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, suffered a small electrical fire about 10:30 a.m. May 28 that temporarily closed the business. West Manatee Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Rich Jasinski said it appeared a delivery truck at the store hooked a power line, causing it to be pulled from the electrical box on the […]

Calendar – 06-05-2013

Wednesday, June 5 1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 6 p.m. — Mana-Tweens book club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.   Thursday, June 6         2 p.m. — Knitting club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.   Friday, […]

Real Estate – 06-05-2013

  121 46th St., Unit A, Dos Pinas Coladas, Holmes Beach, a 2,569 sfla / 3,381 sfur 6bed/4½bath/2car land condo built in 2009 was sold 05/13/13, SMK Anna Maria Investments LLC to Chalfant for $975,000; list $998,000. 706 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria, a 932 sfla / 1,360 sfur 2bed/2bath canalfront home built in 1968 on […]

Obituaries – 06-05-2013

Louise Bell Shuman Louise Bell Shuman, 54, of Bradenton, died May 15. She was born Dec. 29, 1958, in Bradenton. She was a graduate of Manatee High School, Manatee Community College and the University of South Florida where she earned both a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in education. She was an […]

Sports – 06-05-2013

Seedings set for adult soccer playoffs   The regular season is in the books and the second season of playoffs are set to start in the Anna Maria Island Community Center adult soccer league. Island Pest Control grabbed the top seed with a 7-1 record and will face No. 8 seed Pink & Navy Boutique […]

Fishing – 06-05-2013

Despite winds, fishing action remains hot   Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains productive despite strong winds from the east this past weekend. Tarpon are moving steadily along the beaches waiting to be swarmed, while some 20 boats or more at a time are looking in the same general areas for a hookup. Don’t expect […]