Category Archives: 08-31-2011

Parasailer drowned

The medical examiner determined last week that the death of a South Carolina parasailer June 27 was accidental, caused by drowning. District 12 Medical Examiner Dr. Russell Vega released Aug. 26 his findings in the investigation into the death of David Richard Sieradzki, 31, an IT expert from Fountain Inn, S.C., who died June 27. […]

Juveniles burglarize home for beer

A group of juveniles entered an Anna Maria home Aug. 21 to raid the refrigerator of beer, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report. The incident occurred in the 200 block of Fir Avenue. A resident said she arrived home to find that a group of youngsters had entered through an unlocked front door, […]

Man confesses to car burglaries

A 42-year-old man being held in the Sarasota County jail is a suspect in a series of car burglaries, including several in Holmes Beach and on Longboat Key. Richard Iannuzzi was taken into custody by St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputies in early August on an outstanding contempt-of-court warrant from Sarasota County. When he was arrested, […]

Islander Calendar – 08-31-2011

Saturday, Sept. 3         8 a.m. — Kiwanis Club at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: xxxxxxxxxx.   Wednesday, Sept. 7         11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business lunch at The Feast Restaurant, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.   […]

Fishing – 08-31-2011

The right stuff: rig up right, get the bite   Inshore fishers willing to get out before the sun rises are being rewarded with good top-water action on spotted sea trout and redfish. Experienced fishers know the shallower grass flats around mangrove islands are the ticket for the big trout. Make sure the tide has […]

Obituaries – 08-31-2011

Bella Duran Bella Duran, 92, died Aug. 21 in Jacksonville. She was a native to the Tampa area, most recently residing in Holmes Beach. Mrs. Duran enjoyed traveling and exploring the world to discover new places. A memorial service was held Aug. 27 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home and Cemetery, Tampa. Memorial donations may […]

Island police blotter – 08-31-2011

Anna Maria
 • Aug. 19, 600 block of Gladiolus Street, burglary. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office filed a report that someone forcibly entered a home and took items valued at a total of $2,500. • Aug. 20, 400 block of Pine Avenue, disturbance. The MCSO responded to an apartment where two people were arguing. • […]

Sports – 08-31-2011

Camp signals start of fall youth soccer season   Anna Maria Island Community Center provided an opportunity for players ages 4-11 in its fall recreational soccer league to brush up on their skills with a pre-season camp Aug. 24-26. Players received instruction in basic game skills during the three-day camp. Though the camp turnout was […]