Category Archives: 07-20-2011

The search for Sabine continues on the beach

Back on the beach. The search for the remains of missing motel-owner Sabine Musil-Buehler resumed early Friday near Willow Avenue in Anna Maria. Investigators said the search would be halted over the weekend, but may resume next week if necessary. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

The search for Sabine Musil-Buehler is delayed …

The search at Anna Maria’s Willow Avenue beach for the remains of Sabine Musil-Buehler was delayed this morning as investigators with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office met with an agent for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The MCSO wants to search in sea oats near the access and DEP must authorize damages to the […]

Search for Sabine resumes on Anna Maria beach …

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office returned to the Willow Avenue beach at 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, to search for the remains of Sabine Musil-Buehler, missing since November 2008 and presumed dead. Homicide Detective John Kenney said he hoped for a find today. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

MCSO gets break in Musil-Buehler case

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office investigators returned to the beach July 12-13 and July 15 to search for the remains of missing motel owner Sabine Musil-Buehler, who is presumed dead. The search — which involved cadaver dogs and MCSO crime-scene technicians and cadets outfitted with shovels, probes and machetes — was prompted by the discovery of […]

Rising stars

Natalia Rizzo of Holmes Beach is this week’s winner in the newspaper’s Top Notch contest, winning front-page placement of the photo and an Islander newspaper “More-Than-A-Mullet wrapper” T-shirt. Her entry — of Nieko Randazzo, Juan Martinez and Holly Rizzo getting some air — was shot at “Casa Rizzo” during the Manatee Players cast party for […]

Anna Maria seeks appraisal for six lots

Anna Maria commissioners voted two weeks ago to proceed with purchasing six lots across from the city pier’s north parking lot from Blackhawk Bank of Iowa, but commissioners decided at their July 14 work session to first obtain an appraisal. Commission Chair Chuck Webb was opposed to paying any price other than the fair market […]

North pier boardwalk, parking lot to open this week

The north boardwalk, parking lot and trolley shelters at the Anna Maria City Pier were expected to open this week, a Florida Department of Transportation press release said. Construction of the $857,000 project began in mid-May, with contractor Woodruff & Sons Inc. of Bradenton concentrating on completion of the north parking lot, the north portion […]

Boaters rescued near Tidy Island

A search and rescue team with the U.S. Coast Guard pulled four boaters from Sarasota Bay near Tidy Island on July 10. The Coast Guard’s dispatch in St. Petersburg received an emergency call at about 8:30 p.m. from a man who said his boat had capsized near the small island. The man said he swam […]

HB golf cart regulations need enforcement

Operators of golf carts in Holmes Beach must be made aware that they have to conform to traffic laws and city ordinances, Mary Buonaugera told city commissioners at their July 12 meeting. Buonaugera said she lives in the Jones Beach subdivision, which is between 43rd and 52nd streets, and she’s been observing golf-cart operations there […]