Category Archives: 10-30-2013


In an Oct. 23 article concerning the homestead exemptions listed on the Manatee County Property Appriasier’s website for Holmes Beach Commissioner Marving Grossman, The Islander stated: Grossman’s off-island rental property, as it turned out, was purchased while homesteaded by its previous owner, which automatically continues on the property record until the end of the year. […]

Cortez woman arrested on felony drug charge

A 53-year-old Cortez woman was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance after initially being arrested for driving under the influence. According to a probable cause affidavit, Annie Hughes was observed swerving her vehicle in the 3300 block of 75th Avenue in Bradenton by a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy. The deputy then […]

Sports – 10-30-2013

Cooler weather comes with center soccer playoffs   The dress rehearsal that is soccer’s regular season for kids soccer is nearly over. With only one week remaining before playoffs in the Anna Maria Island Community Center Soccer League, the matchups are just about set. Beach Bistro and Island Pest Control are still battling for the […]

Obituaries – 10-30-2013

Jerrold ‘Jerry’ Brown Jerrold “Jerry” Brown, 88, of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 21, in Washington, D.C., due to an accidental fall. He was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Monroe, Wis., the second son of the late Lena Thomm and Elgar Brown. He graduated with a bachelor’s of arts degreee in journalism from the University of […]

Fishing – 10-30-2013

Think you don’t know jack? But maybe you do   If you’ve been fishing around Anna Maria Island in recent weeks, you probably know a lot about jack — jack crevalle, that is. Schools of jack crevalle have invaded Tampa Bay, Anna Maria Sound and south to Sarasota Bay, swarming schools of baitfish, leaving a […]

Fall Fest brings frightful fun to AME

Anna Maria Elementary kindergarteners step off in the lead of the costume parade from the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, ushered on Gulf Drive by members of the Holmes Beach Police Department to the elementary school. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield The Oct. 26 costume parade kicks off the annual AME Fall Festival that ends […]

Calendar – 10-30-2013

Wednesday, Oct. 30 5 p.m. — Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast sand-sculpting clinic, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-8272. 6:47 p.m. — Official sunset time.   Thursday, Oct. 31 Today is Halloween. 3:30 p.m. — The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treats costume contest, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. 3:30-7 p.m. […]

Island police blotter – 10-30-2013

Anna Maria         • Oct. 19, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, criminal mischief. A man returned home to discover a broken sliding glass door. He called the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. A responding deputy found no evidence that the home had been entered. • Oct. 19, 100 Spring Ave., City Pier Restaurant, disorderly intoxication. […]

Real Estate – 10-30-2013

4807 Second Ave., Unit A, 2nd Avenue and 49th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,416 sfla / 3,315 sfur 4bed/2½bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2009 was sold 10/03/13, Krause to Charbonneau for $835,000; list $895,000. 5606 Carissa St., Unit A, Carissa Street Bungalows, Holmes Beach, a 1,500 sfla / 2,200 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car land condo […]