Category Archives: 07-20-2011

BBPD makes domestic battery arrest

Bradenton Beach Police Department officers arrested a Bradenton man July 13 for allegedly choking a woman. The man, Gregory Hermes, faces a charge of felony domestic battery by strangulation and two charges of battery. The BBPD incident report identified the woman as Hermes’ ex-girlfriend. The incident occurred in a residence in the 100 block of […]

Grenade found in sound

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office destroyed a live grenade found July 11 in about 4 feet of water off the bay shore in Anna Maria. The grenade still contained a pin, but was so corroded that it likely could not have detonated, said MCSO spokesman Dave Bristow. The MCSO, in a police report, classified the […]

Office chair donated, taken

Susan Thomas wants the woman she observed taking a leather office chair donated to her store Giving Back in Holmes Beach to feel bad about her deed and give it back. Thomas said she dropped by her store July 17 and immediately noticed someone had left “a nice leather office chair” at her front door […]

Island real estate transactions – 07-20-2011

        634 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 3,100 sfla / 4,000 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 2011 on a 95×116 lot was sold 06/30/11, Murphy Property Group LLC to Tucker for $1,100,000; list $1,125,000. 883 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,371 sfla / 4,853 sfur 3bed/2bath bayfront home built in 1983 […]

Second named storm in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Bret, the second named storm of the 2011, was swirling in the Atlantic July 18. The storm was off the Bahamas and forecast to steer away from the U.S. East Coast. A tropical storm warning was issued early July 18 for the Bahamas. The storm was expected to strengthen as it churned in […]

Sports – 07-20-2011

Former Islander named a MLB All-Star   Former Island resident Chris Perez recently represented his Cleveland Indians baseball team at the Major League baseball 2011 All-Star game in Phoenix July 4-6. Chris, whose dad Tim Perez lives in Holmes Beach, is in his fourth year in the majors and third year with the Indians. Last […]

Island police blotter – 07-20-2011

Anna Maria
 • July 9, Willow Avenue beach access, found property. The MCSO responded to a resident’s discovery of property in a woodsy area along the beach. The MCSO confirmed that the items belonged to missing Haley’s Motel co-owner Sabine Musil-Buehler. • July 11, 800 block of North Shore Drive, found property. The MCSO responded […]

Obituaries – 07-20-2011

Aaron Alan Boyd Aaron Alan Boyd, 33, died July 8. He was born March 1, 1978. Mr. Boyd grew up on Anna Maria Island, attending Anna Maria Elementary, King Middle and Manatee High schools and Manatee Community College. While a student at Anna Maria Elementary, he was awarded for an essay he wrote on Sutter […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July. 20, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, collectibles.  View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and […]

Fishing – 07-20-2011

Inshore, offshore fishing results rise despite high temps   Inshore fishing around the grass flats and beaches of Anna Maria Island is still producing good numbers of spotted sea trout despite rising water temps. Early mornings and shallower water are the best to target trout. As the day goes on, move on to deeper flats […]