Category Archives: 08-21-2013

Flawed petition to retain tree house moves forward

While the Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board July 30 found a tree house built at Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., to be in violation for building without a permit and building seaward of the erosion control line, the issue continues due to a petition filed by the owners and the process the city must […]

Summer twist: Lemon Aid

Jackson Cutler, 9, left, and brother Nicolas Cutler, 6, of Anna Maria spend Aug. 16 — one of their few remaining days of summer vacation — at the Anna Maria City Pier selling lemonade. The “Lemon Aid” project came about through friends with Arts for the Earth-Dogs For The Earth of Holmes Beach when the […]

Attempted burglary at city pier nets felony charge

A 23-year-old Bradenton man was arrested Aug. 11 after attempting to enter the freezer at the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd. According to the probable cause affidavit, John Sprameli was observed by a witness trying to enter the freezer. The freezer alarm was activated and Sprameli fled the scene with two other […]

Photogenic pets and pals

The Islander concludes its annual Top Notch contest with awards for pet photography. Pet winners can claim an Islander “More Than a Mullet Wrapper” T-shirt at newspaper, 5604 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.   Rochelle Bowers wins for her photograph, which she titled “Sailor Scooby Bowers.” She says the pup likes to go kayaking with pop […]

Sports – 08-21-2013

Champs crowned in AMICC indoor youth soccer league   The list of awards won by Beach Bistro and Eat Here sports teams for restaurant owner Sean Murphy grew longer Aug. 16 as both teams won the championship games in their respective age division in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s summer indoor soccer league. Beach […]

Fishing – 08-21-2013

Anglers: Get a little structure in your life   Inshore fishing around Anna Maria Island is shaping up for the month, especially around structures. Just about any structure you can find is holding mangrove snapper. Whether you’re fishing bridges, piers, artificial reefs or wrecks, now is the time to catch your limit of this tasty, […]

Fresh off the bus

Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer greets the first busload of students arriving Aug. 19 for the first day of class in the new school year at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Calendar – 08-21-2013

Making plans… Getting ready for the 2013-14 season? The Islander encourages publicists for local groups and events to send 2013-14 calendars to   Wednesday, Aug. 21 6 p.m. — Mana-Tweens craft session, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 8:03 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Thursday, Aug. 22 8:02 p.m. — […]