Category Archives: 09-26-2012

HB man arrested for probation violation

Donald Schofield, 84, 618 Gladstone Lane, Holmes Beach was arrested Sept. 13 for violating his probation/community control terms. Schofield was arrested in December 2010 for felony domestic battery. After several successful continuances filed on his behalf, Schofield was found guilty in March 2012. He was sentenced to two years of community control followed by three […]

Privateers celebrate second annual island grog fest

Arrrgh! Drink up the grog me hearties or be you a scurvy bilge rat. While not necessarily the greeting for guests to the Anna Maria Island Privateers second annual Grog Fest, it was a pirates day Sept. 22 at the Drift In, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. While the Privateers sometimes put on an intimidating […]

LA murder trial: Gruesome confession, closing drama

David Viens, a former Holmes Beach resident and island restaurant owner is on trial in Los Angeles for murdering his wife, Dawn Viens. According to reporter Larry Altman, who has covered the Viens case for the Daily Breeze since Dawn Viens’ 2009 disappearance and murder was first suspected, the drama in the trial last week […]

Welcome sign again vandalized

The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island welcome sign at Kingfish Boat Ramp on Manatee Avenue was damaged for a second time in less than two months, according to club president Lynn Zemmer. The manatee’s fin and dolphin’s flipper were reported broken Sept. 17. It also was damaged in August. Zemmer blamed the damage on […]

Fishing – 09-26-2012

Area waters start cool down, fishing remains hot   As water temperatures gradually get cooler, expect the action for migratory species to heat up. Good numbers of Spanish mackerel, bonito, jack crevalle and blue runners are making a showing in south Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. To find schools of these high-activity fish, […]

Obituaries – 09-26-2012

Audrey Lorraine Ellens Audrey Lorraine Ellens, 83, of Bradenton, died Sept. 17. She was born March 28, 1928, in Falmouth, Mich. Mrs. Ellens owned and operated a restaurant in Bradenton for several years with her husband and also operated the Palm Cove Resort in Bradenton Beach for many years. She was member of Kirkwood Presbyterian […]

AME celebrates Peace Day

Anna Maria Island Elementary School celebrates Peace Day and remembers Sept. 11, 2001, at a Sept. 21 celebration at the school. Students learned zero is a number, too, from Todd Persinger, center, as “Zero the Hero.” The character struggles to find value as a number and tries to change, but in the end realizes his […]

Islander Calendar – 09-26-2012

Thursday, Sept. 27 • 9:30 a.m.-noon, Florida League of Cities and ManaSota League of Cities, State Office Candidates Forum, Sarasota City Hall, 1565 First St., Sarasota. Information: 407-484-3597.   Friday, Sept. 28 • 8 p.m., Opening night of “Story Theatre,” Studio 84 Productions, David S. & Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre at State College of […]

Island police blotter – 09-26-2012

Anna Maria         • Sept. 13, 8605 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. An estimated five vehicles were broken into during church services at CrossPointe Fellowship. The primary complainant reported someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and stole $5 in change from his center console. He told a Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy he was not going to […]

Sports – 09-26-2012

Soccer spirit, basketball prevail at AMICC   The Anna Maria Island Community Center fall youth soccer program got under way on the center field Sept. 22 with a day filled with spirited soccer games in all age divisions — Spirit Day. The season runs through October with playoffs starting early in November. The season culminates […]