Category Archives: 11-24-2010

Key Royale break-ins concern residents

The Holmes Beach Police Department is investigating a spate of break-ins on Key Royale that have some residents in the community concerned. “We lost our privacy, security and sense of comfort in our home,” said Brookie K. Ritchie, whose home on Ambassador Lane was broken into while she and her husband were visiting the Chicago […]

‘Unruly kids’ sideline bus

Some Manatee County school district children arrived home on Anna Maria Island later than usual Nov. 18 after a bus driver pulled over and called police to report “unruly children” aboard. The bus driver, after traveling across the Palma Sola Causeway to the Island, pulled over on Manatee Avenue near Fifth Avenue in Holmes Beach […]

Concert finale, prizes, collectibles

Winners in the Save The Gulf raffle, held at the Holmes Beach City Hall field Nov. 19-21 can collect prizes at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Three guitar prizes — donated by Sarasota Guitar Co. —were won by Wayne King, the Shark guitar; Mark Brewer the Luna guitar; and Troy (no last name) […]

Sports – 11-24-2010

Center soccer season ends with champs named The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s 2010 recreational soccer season ended last week. Individual awards were handed out Nov. 15 and the playoffs culminated with four championship games played Nov. 20. There were four individual awards for players during the gathering at the Center: The Dennis Granstad male […]

Fishing – 11-24-2010

Island fishers in a grouper state of mind Well, it’s that time of year again. Cooler water temps have made it comfortable for gag grouper to inhabit our near-shore structures both in the bays and off the beaches. During this period, keeper gag grouper are accessible for every level of fisher. Whether you’re dropping pinfish […]

Island real estate transactions – 11-24-2010

236 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, a 2,878 sfla / 3,430 sfur 3bed/3bath bayfront pool home built in 1966 on a 110×152 lot was sold 11/01/10, Zirzow to Peterson for $1,224,000; list $1,395,000. 103 81st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,319 sfla / 1,469 sfur 4bed/2bath pool home built in 1946 on a 64×80 lot was […]

Island police blotter – 11-24-2010

Anna Maria • Nov. 15, 100 block of Crescent Drive, noise complaint. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a noise complaint and told the occupants of a residence they were violating state and local laws on noise volumes. • Nov. 16, North Shore Drive, petit theft. Someone stole a child’s unlocked BMX-style bicycle from […]

Obituaries – 11-24-2010

William ‘Bill’ Diamant William “Bill” Diamant, 88, of Anna Maria, died Nov. 16. He was born in New York City April 26, 1922, and had lived on the Island since 1998 with his wife of nearly 60 years, Peggy, who came to the Island as a child in 1936. Bill Diamant enjoyed a long career […]

Islander Calendar – 11-24-2010

Wednesday, Nov. 24 7 p.m. — All Island Denominations Thanksgiving Eve Ecumenical Service at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Participants are asked to bring a canned food offering. Information: 941-778-4769. Thursday, Nov. 25 2 p.m. — Community Thanksgiving dinner at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Reservations: […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010

ITEMS FOR SALE DESK: ROLLTOP, SOLID oak. Excellent condition, $400. 941-799-9494. RICE COOKER: STEAMER, Rival. Six-cup with manual, $8. 941-795-8359. SPA: 2006 HOT Springs Sovereign II, Cadillac of spas. Like new, accommodates six. New, $8,200, sell, $1,950. 941-713-8070. CHARGER PLATES: NEW, silver, great for the holidays. Six for $24 or 12 for $45. Call 941-761-1928. […]