Category Archives: 06-29-2011

Sports – 06-29-2011

Adult coed flag football season under way There were a couple of blowouts and one really close game that highlighted adult coed flag football action on June 23. Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins put up 49 points in a 49-20 victory over Slim’s Place Patriots while Sato Real Estate Browns edged Integrity Sound Redskins by […]

FWC surveys on shark fishing changes

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s public forum in Sarasota June 23 drew a number of anglers and fishing guides, many of whom disagreed with an FWC proposal to add great hammerheads and tiger sharks to the banned fishing list. FWC division of fisheries management analyst Aaron Podey opened the forum by saying the […]

Hand to hand

Anti-drilling demonstrators — about 40 — gather June 25 on the beach near 52nd Street in Holmes Beach for Hands Across the Sand, a global event to promote clean energy alternatives to oil exploration, extraction and consumption. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff Holmes Beach resident Pete Gross, right, who coordinated Hands Across the Sand at 52nd […]

Council seeks to ban horses on causeway

Bradenton City Council’s move to ban horseback riding along the Palma Sola Causeway has some galloping mad and others perplexed. Only a few causeway regulars surveyed last week endorsed the recent 4-1 council vote for city attorney Bill Lisch to draft an ordinance prohibiting horses on the causeway, a main route from Bradenton to Anna […]

Court renders Stoltzfus moot

The Florida 2nd District Court of Appeal on June 22 dismissed the case filed by former Anna Maria Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus to appeal his recall from office. The recall was brought by the Recall Stoltzfus Committee formed by Robert Carter in May 2010. In a brief order, the court said the appeal was “dismissed as […]

Island police blotter – 06-29-2011

Anna Maria • June 23, north beach, vandalism. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch reported to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office a series of incidents causing disturbances in a shorebird nesting ground. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach • June 22, Coquina Beach, medical emergency. Manatee County Marine Rescue and Emergency Medical Services […]

Obituaries – 06-29-2011

Richard Wayne Baker Richard Wayne Baker, 73, of Bradenton, died June 22. He was born in Atwood, Ill., and moved to Bradenton in 1976 from Tuscola, Ill. Mr. Baker was a sergeant in the Illinois National Guard and an accountant for A. Paradise Realty in Holmes Beach. Services will be private. Brown & Sons Funeral […]

Island real estate transactions – 06-29-2011

407 74th St., Unit B, Bay Breeze, Holmes Beach, a 2,098 sfla / 3,459 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2005 was sold 06/03/11, Rudek to Aktiebolag for $504,000; list $590,000. 712 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,562 sfla / 2,572 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1983 on a 70×116 lot […]

Fishing – 06-29-2011

Summertime fishing in full swing If you haven’t noticed, summer is here. With temperatures reaching the upper 90s you may want to plan your fishing adventures a little differently. This is especially important if you pan to fish from shore or on the shallow grass flats from your boat. Remember, the Florida heat not only […]

Islander Calendar – 06-29-2011

Wednesday, June 29 5:30 p.m. — “T-shirt surgery” craft workshop for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Friday, July 1 7:30 a.m. to noon — Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch garage sale at 214 69th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-5638. 4:30 to 7 p.m. — The Anna Maria […]