Category Archives: 10-19-2011

HBPD investigates Eat Here burglary

The Holmes Beach Police Department is investigating a break-in Oct. 9 or Oct. 10 at Eat Here, 5315 Gulf Drive. The break-in occurred between 11 p.m. Oct. 9 and 5:50 a.m. Oct. 10, according to an incident report from the HBPD. An employee of neighboring Island Fitness, after noticing broken glass at the door to […]

Mote monitoring Sarasota County for red tide

Mote Marine Laboratory reported Oct. 14 that its underwater robot detected localized patches of the Florida red tide algae, Karenia brevis in waters offshore of Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island. The robot was launched by Mote scientists Oct. 12 from a boat offshore of Venice to patrol for red tide. Scientists from the University of […]

Stone crab season begins, mullet on horizon

The first stone crabs of the season were brought aboard the boats Oct. 15. By most accounts from the commercial docks in Cortez, the yield was well below desirable. Karen Bell, of A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez, said that two boats went out and, together, brought up less than 140 pounds. A third boat […]

Fishing – 10-19-2011

Gear up for fall weather, migratory species   If you’re into catching aggressive, hard-fighting fish on light tackle, now is the time to satisfy your fervor. With fall weather, there’s an abundance of migratory species inhabiting our coastal waters. Spanish and king mackerel are appearing in good numbers within a couple of miles of the […]

Sports – 10-19-2011

Youth soccer perfectionists whittled to one   Only one team — Division III Gettel Toyota — retains a perfect record in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s recreational soccer league following last week’s action. The winless Spinnakers Vacation Cottages battled Division I leader Autoway Ford to a 2-2 tie Oct. 12, dropping their record to […]

Islander Calendar – 10-19-2011

Wednesday, Oct. 19         11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Einstein Circle discussion “Soothing the Soul: Relaxation, meditation and guided imagery” at the Studio and Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.         Noon — Betty Yanger of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society will speak to the Anna Maria Garden Club […]

Obituaries – 10-19-2011

Jennifer Henson (Chapman) Murdoch Jennifer Henson (Chapman) Murdoch, 47, of Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 12 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept.15,1964, in Fort Wayne, Ind. She moved to Anna Maria Island after graduating Angola (Indiana) High School in 1982. Her interests included protecting animals, the environment and the beach, sharks […]

Island police blotter – 10-19-2011

Anna Maria
 • Oct. 8, 200 block of Periwinkle Plaza, death investigation. The MCSO and other first-responders were dispatched to a home where a man was found unresponsive in a hot tub. • Oct. 9, 9700 block of Gulf Drive, petit theft. The MCSO took a report about a stolen bike, which was valued at […]

C.J.’s heroes honored

Connor Bystrom, Katie Mattas, Kiera Dunn, Max Gazzo, Oceanna Beard and Lee White look on as their friend, Charles “C.J.” Wickersham arrives to the commission chambers at Holmes Beach City Hall.