Category Archives: 12-21-2011

DEP issues warning for alleged tree hut violation

The state agency that regulates coastal construction issued a warning and violation report Dec. 9 to the owner of Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., Holmes Beach, for erecting a “roofed elevated wood frame deck seaward of the CCCL without a permit.”         The report from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water […]

Churches celebrate Christmas

Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, will host two Christmas Eve programs in the sanctuary — a celebrational candlelight service with music and prayer at 5:30 p.m. and a traditional candlelight service at 9 p.m. Christmas Eve is Saturday, Dec. 24. Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will celebrate on Christmas […]

Island real estate transactions – 12-21-2011

2516 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, a 171×155 vacant lot was sold 11/30/11, BBHB LLC to 9Solutions LLC for $2,640,000. 6424 Gulf Drive, Unit 7, La Plage, Holmes Beach, a 2,132 sfla / 2,442 sfur Gulfront condo with shared pool built in 2003 was sold 11/22/11, Ruckdeschel to Richardson for $1,100,000; list $1,199,999. 417 28th St., […]

Sports – 12-21-2011

Being good sports, golf action at KRC   It’s hard to believe another year has passed and Christmas is upon us. Since we are celebrating the season of giving and there’s time for reflection, I wanted to point out an observation from attending so many sporting events over the years. That is, parents, coaches and […]

Fishing – 12-21-2011

Heat up the skillet for flats, dock fishing   Redfish are being found across the flats during afternoon hours. As the water warms from the sun, these fish move to shallow, calm water to bask in the sun. Gold spoons or soft plastics are the ticket to catch these lounging reds. It’s also a good […]

Islander Calendar – 12-21-2011

Friday, Dec. 23         5:30 to 8 p.m. — Holiday music performed on piano by Stephen Jacob at the Village Green Cafe at Rosedale, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-8890.   Ongoing: • Saturdays through March 18, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, […]

Island police blotter – 12-21-2011

Anna Maria
 • Dec. 13, 300 block of Tarpon Street, suspicious person. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint about a woman stumbling down the middle of Magnolia Avenue. The woman was escorted home.         Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach • Dec. 10, 1900 Gulf Drive, disturbance. The Bradenton […]

Obituaries – 12-21-2011

Robert L. Charles Robert L. Charles, 72, of Palmetto, died Dec. 16. He was born Sept. 26, 1939, in Haslett, Mich. He moved to Manatee County in June 1987 from Eaton Rapids, Mich. Mr. Charles served with the U.S. Navy. He was the former owner of Island Auto Body on Anna Maria Island for more […]