Category Archives: 09-12-2012

Moose members chase suspected purse-snatcher

A 27-year-old Bradenton man picked the wrong place to perpetrate a crime Aug. 31 when he snatched a wallet from a Moose Lodge member. Bryan Fossa of 4424 56th Ave., Bradenton, faces a felony robbery by sudden snatching charge. The victim was at the beach in front of the Moose Lodge No. 2188, 100 Gulf […]

Cocaine found after fight at Ducks tavern

Two men and a woman, all from Bradenton, were arrested Sept. 5 on misdemeanor battery charges after fighting in the parking lot of D.Coy Ducks Tavern, 5410 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Troy Lantz, 41, of 4707 Coral Blvd., Bradenton, also faces a charge of felony possession of cocaine. Lantz, a 45-year-old man and a 44-year-old […]

Stolen tag leads to felony arrest

David Loyde, 43, of 615 22nd Lane E., Bradenton, faces a felony driving while license suspended charge after being stopped Sept. 3 by a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy in Anna Maria. According to the MCSO report, the deputy on patrol did a routine license plate check on Loyde’s vehicle and learned the license plate […]

No magic for these players

A business that rented five personal watercrafts to vacationers staying at a rental home in the 700 block of North Shore Drive was given a warning by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office for allowing the watercrafts to be stored on the beach. No tickets or citations were given to the renters — members of the […]

Football pass leads to felony assault

An overthrown football led to a felony aggravated battery charge against a 40-year-old Bradenton man, Sept. 2, at 2318 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Derek Ware of 3014 Southern Parkway, Bradenton, was at the beach with his girlfriend. The couple was enjoying the day while sitting on a bench. Nearby, a group of friends were […]

Rip current advisory for Florida beaches

The Florida Division of Emergency Management has issued a rip current advisory for all Florida coastal waters. The advisory said the effects of all the recent hurricanes and storms around Florida caused most of the rip tides, and former Hurricane Isaac is expected to swing back across the state this week and create more rip […]

Obituaries – 09-12-2012

Jack Cedar Jack Cedar, 97, of Bradenton, died Aug. 18. He moved to the area 40 years ago from Detroit. Mr. Cedar was owner of Orion Automotive Corporation in Michigan and owned Cedar Cove Motel in Holmes Beach. He was a founder of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. Memorial donations may be made […]

Islander Calendar – 09-12-2012

Thursday, Sept. 13 • 10 a.m.-noon, Coffee with Commissioner Jean Peelen, Paradise Cafe, 3210 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-896-5827. • Noon, St. Bernard Catholic Church Council of Catholic Women luncheon, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769. • 6-8 p.m., Bridge Street Merchant’s Thirsty Thursdays-Fish Hole Miniature Golf 50/50 Blackjack Tournament, The […]

AM homes face scrutiny

The house at 211 Willow, Anna Maria, is listed as a vacation rental, but the advertisement for the property lists downstairs activities and living, a violation of Anna Maria code. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Sports – 09-12-2012

Center’s fall youth, adult sports seasons gear up   The start of the fall sports season at the Anna Maria Island Community Center is right around the corner, where coaches for the youth soccer league have been practicing hard in anticipation of their first live action on Sept. 22 with the rousing warmup for fans […]