Category Archives: 08-01-2012

Alleged bird killer back in police custody

Laurie Pardee, 75, of 671 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, was taken back into custody by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies July 25 for failure to answer a court summons. Pardee was scheduled to be arraigned July 13 for a June 16 animal cruelty charge. Pardee was charged after witnesses reported he had shot, beaten […]

Holmes Beach auto theft leads to pursuit

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Officer received a “be on the lookout” call from the Holmes Beach Police Department July 29 following a report of a stolen vehicle. MCSO deputies spotted the truck driving east on Cortez Road, near 75th Street West, Bradenton. Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop near the 5900 block, but the […]

Islander Calendar – 08-01-2012

Friday, Aug. 3         • 3 p.m., Summertime Soup cooking class, Annie Silver Community Center, 103rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-962-8835.   Ongoing         • Through Aug. 31, Maro Lorimer’s abstract acrylic exhibit, The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906. • Through Aug. 11, Marty Tupin’s […]

Fishing – 08-01-2012

Summer fishing remains hot all around AMI   The August mercury isn’t the only thing soaring and searing on Anna Maria Island this week. Flats action for redfish, trout and catch-and-release snook is hot, too. On my charters this past week, we found good number of all three species by fishing the early morning outgoing […]

Island police blotter – 08-01-2012

Anna Maria         • July 18, 100 block of Tuna Street, burglary to a vehicle. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a vehicle burglary call. The complainant reported someone had “ransacked the vehicle,” but nothing was stolen. • July 19, 700 block of Holly Road, burglary to a vehicle. A MCSO deputy responded […]

Obituaries – 08-01-2012

Robert ‘Bob’ Ebel Robert “Bob” Ebel, 85, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died July 26. Mr. Ebel retired to Anna Maria in 1982 as a former administrator, math teacher and sports coach at Oak Park-River Forest High School in the west suburbs of Chicago. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during […]

Sports – 08-01-2012

Glassy, small waves help youths perfect surfing   For three weeks in July, aspiring young surfers were flocking to the south end of the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach to participate in surf camps sponsored by West Coast Surf Shop. Brandi Brady Gomez runs the camp, and along with a crew of […]

Island real estate transactions – 08-01-2012

6700 Gulf Drive, Unit 13, Gulf Place, Holmes Beach, a 1,513 sfla / 1,702 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1976 was sold 07/11/12, Ryan to Albrecht for $505,000. 226 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 1,708 sfla / 2,140 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car home built in 1979 on a 87×100 lot was sold 07/10/12, Hendrickson […]

Finale for Connelly

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies escort Holly Connelly from the courtroom after her sentence was handed down July 27 by the 12th Circuit Judicial Court. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell