Category Archives: 10-10-2012

Library to reopen with ceremony

Director of Manatee County Neighborhood Services Cheri Coryea last week sent out some 100 invitations for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, to celebrate the reopening of the Island Branch Library — and county commissioners have all responded they’ll be attending.         After the ceremony at the Holmes Beach library, 5701 Marina […]

Fired Holmes Beach building inspector moves on

Holmes Beach building inspector Bob Shaffer was fired last month, but he’s back at work as president of a commercial and residential service company.         The Florida Secretary of State Division of Business Services lists Shaffer’s company as MyRepairServices Inc., however, Shaffer said he recently requested a name change to MyConsulting/Management and Repair Services Inc. […]

Holmes Beach planner says newer homes ‘out of character’

Asked by Holmes Beach city commissioners in August to begin a comprehensive study to support future possible living- area-to-lot-size restrictions, the city’s contracted planner, Bill Brisson — senior planner with LaRue Planning & Management Services — reported Sept. 25 that homes built since 2008 appear to be out of character for the beach community.         […]

Holmes Beach to dedicate tree to planner

The city of Holmes Beach will dedicate a tree and bench in honor of the late Michael Snyder, a former planning commission member, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Third and Manatee Avenues.         City officials, wife Melissa Snyder, family and friends will be on hand for the ceremony to dedicate a black olive […]

Sheriff’s office investigates lewd acts in preserve

Four cases of lewd acts in Robinson Preserve, 9900 block of 17th Avenue West, Bradenton, are being investigated by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, according to a press release from Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube. According to Steube, a man exposed himself on four occasions between Sept. 7 and Sept. 27. The ages of the […]

Sports – 10-10-2012

Youth, adult soccer, MLB connection, horseshoes   Youth soccer continues at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, with games played nightly Monday-Friday — a good way to enjoy the cooler evening weather. There’s a good race for first place in the competitive 8-10 division, where each team in the six-team […]

Fishing – 10-10-2012

Fishing peaks with more common, cooler weather   As fall shifts into forward, fishing around Anna Maria Island doesn’t cool off, it gets hotter — and the weather brings a variety of species to target. Local fishing is ready to peak and we should have weeks of great action before the chill of winter. Migratory […]

Islander Calendar – 10-10-2012

Friday, Oct. 12         • 5 p.m. — Oktoberfest Quilters Bazaar, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813. • 5:30 p.m. — Oktoberfest, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.   Saturday, Oct. 13 • 8:30 a.m. — Third annual Causeway 4 the Cause, Susan G. Komen […]