Category Archives: 06-13-2012

Island cities, Sandpiper mum on 27th Street lawsuit

The border dispute between Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach over 27th Street has almost nobody talking, but nonetheless, it’s become an all-Island affair. Holmes Beach filed suit against its neighbor May 24, asking the 12th Judicial Circuit Court to void Bradenton Beach’s 2008 quitclaim deed to Sandpiper Resort Co-op Inc. and declare the street — […]

Holmes Beach man arrested for burglary

A 24-year-old Holmes Beach man faces a felony burglary charge after attempting to steal “a bunch of game tokens” from a vehicle, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by the Holmes Beach Police Department. Erik Hall, 510 67th St., Holmes Beach, was arrested at the location of the alleged crime at 4109 Gulf Drive, […]

Roadwatch, June 13-20

The east and west-bound lanes of the Cortez Bridge — State Road 684/Cortez Road — will be intermittently closed 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Wednesday, June 13-14, while the Florida Department of Transportation conducts routine bridge maintenance, a DOT press release said. A flagging operation will be in place midnight-5 a.m.Thursday, June 14, on the Longboat Pass […]

Explosion, fire rock neighborhood

A boat explosion followed by a fire in the boathouse & a plume of black smoke June 11 behind the home of Liz & Bob Lang, 5601 Flotilla Dr, Holmes Beach, destroyed the boat, boathouse & Liz Lang’s art studio. The fire sent good Samaritans — boaters Steve & Dawn Garvuso, a police officer & […]

Fishing – 06-13-2012

Full moon enhances fishing opportunities   Settling into their summertime patterns, Anna Maria fishers have a variety of species to target with success. Whether offshore, nearshore or inshore, last week’s full moon tides proved prosperous in all venues. With the red snapper fishery opening June 1, anglers are making the 20-mile trip offshore to target […]

Island police blotter – 06-13-2012

Anna Maria     • June 6, Manatee Avenue/Village Green Parkway, DUI. A 36-year-old Anna Maria man was arrested for driving while intoxicated. According to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report, a deputy stopped David Williams, 306A N. Shore Drive, at approximately 1 a.m. when the deputy spotted Williams driving a vehicle without headlights. The report […]

Sports – 06-13-2012

Undefeated, Dips also claims ‘double triple’ play   The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s youth basketball league came to a close June 9 with “championship Saturday” and three teams were crowned champions. Dips Ice Cream completed an undefeated season in the Premier Division with a 66-55 victory over Anna Maria Oyster Bar that wasn’t as […]

Islander Calendar – 06-13-2012

Saturday, June 16 • 5-9 p.m. — Bridge Street Night Market, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.   Off Island Sunday, June 17         • 1:40 p.m. — To Inform Families First, Tampa Bay Rays Father’s Day game fundraiser, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-1869.   Ongoing: • Through XXXX June, “Fishing for […]

Obituaries – 06-13-2012

Clara Franks Clara Franks, 92, of Bradenton, died June 2. She was born in Bethlehem, Pa., and raised in Elizabeth, N.J. She moved to Longboat Key in 1952. She and husband Walter Franks built their first home and started a business on the key, Frank’s Electric Center. Mrs. Franks was the office manager and bookkeeper. […]