Category Archives: 09-05-2012

Most beach lost to Debby revived by Isaac

Tropical Storm Isaac appears to have done a good deed for Anna Maria Island. Sand on Anna Maria Island beaches is now “about 99 percent of what is was before Tropical Storm Debby,” said Charlie Hunsicker, Manatee County Natural Resources Department director. TS Debby made a glancing blow on Anna Maria Island in late June. […]

Cortez loses member of ‘Forgotten Generation’

Calvin Edison Bell, 82, died Aug. 31. He was born Nov. 14, 1929, in Cortez Village to Aaron Parx Bell and Jessie Blanche Fulford Bell. Mr. Bell was part owner of A.P. Bell Fish Company and a proud commercial fisherman. He also was an avid collector of all things nautical. Most of his years were […]

Partying to blame for DUI bridesmaid arrest

A 27-year-old Bradenton woman allegedly blamed being a bridesmaid for the reason she had been drinking alcohol, which subsequently led to her arrest for driving under the influence. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer Aug. 24 observed Lesley Falcone driving 65 mph in a 45-mph zone while crossing the Anna Maria Island Bridge on Manatee […]

2 arrested after purse-snatching attempt

Two men were booked into the Manatee County jail on felony grand theft charges after a failed purse snatching in Holmes Beach. Mathew Foster, 24, of Parrish, and Ian Beck, 22, of Bradenton, were arrested Aug. 25 near the 100 block of 45th Street. According to the arrest report, Foster tried to steal a purse […]

Quick thinking halts domestic violence

William K. Young, 21, of Bradenton, was booked into the Manatee County jail Aug. 26 on a charge of felony domestic battery with strangulation. It was quick thinking by Young’s victim that possibly staved off a more severe situation. According to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office probable cause affidavit, Young and his girlfriend were at […]

County to settle $3M – 19M

Beachgoers were out in force at the Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach, on Sunday, Sept. 2, as Mother Nature produced a gorgeous Labor Day weekend. Manatee County could get as much as a $19 million settlement as a result of the BP oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, to […]

Islander Calendar – 09-05-2012

Thursday, Sept. 6  • 6 p.m., Captain’s meeting, Galati Yacht Sales Labor Day Billfish Tournament, Galati Yachts, 900 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-0755.   Friday, Sept. 7         • 6 a.m., fishing begins, Galati Yacht Sales Labor Day Billfish Tournament, Galati Yachts, 900 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: […]

Wet ’n’ wild winner

Terrier ‘Ace’ gives a curious glance as he makes a dive into the pool for a tennis ball and John M. Lafferty makes a fun photo for owner Lanette Lafferty Stong to earn The Islander Top Notch pet photo prize.

Obituaries – 09-05-2012

Alice S. Deam Alice S. Deam, 86, of Bradenton, died Sept. 2. She was born Dec. 12, 1925. She came to Anna Maria Island in 1960 with her husband, John H. Deam, M.D., who started his practice that year in October and retired in the late 1980s. The Deam family lived on Anna Maria Island […]

Island real estate transactions – 09-05-2012

3302 Gulf Drive, Unit 201, Sunset Cove, Holmes Beach, a 2,108 sfla / 2,547 sfur 3bed/2bath Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 2000 was sold 08/13/12, JP Sales Company to Jackson Florida Properties LLC for $1,460,000; list $1,625,000. 238 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,959 sfla / 2,873 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car bayfront home built […]