Tag Archives: 09-19-2012

Holmes Beach lowers spending at first of 2 budget hearings

The 2012-13 budget hearing Sept. 11 drew only two members of the public who made no comments. City treasurer Lori Hill presented a proposed 1.75 millage rate and $8,394,950 budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The budget was …

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Holmes Beach mayor offers state-of-city report

As the fiscal year comes to a close at the end of September, Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger last week announced the state of the city.         “I am pleased to report that our city is closing out the year …

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Tree house owner to DEP: Reconsider removal order

Angelinos Sea Lodge tree house, 103 29th St., Holmes Beach, constructed on the beach without permits, remains standing following the Department of Environmental Protection Sept. 6 deadline to remove or modify its installation. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Angelinos Sea Lodge, ordered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to remove or modify a beachfront tree house built without permits, appealed the directive in an Aug. 30 letter from its attorney.         David Levin of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, …

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FBI raids Islander-owned medical supply business

The FBI and other federal and local law enforcement officers served a search warrant Sept. 13 on Suncoast Brace and Limb at 1878 59th St. W., Bradenton. The company is registered to JoAnn Manali of Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. …

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Mackinlay to go to trial, Hall charges dropped

Hall rearrested on new burglary charge Just a few weeks after being arrested on a felony gun theft charge, Erik Hall, 24, of 510 67th St., Holmes Beach, was arrested on a new misdemeanor attempted burglary charge. According to the …

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Pier employee arrested for fake ID

A 33-year-old Mexican native was arrested Sept. 11 at the Anna Maria Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, for felony use of personal identification and felony worker’s compensation fraud. Detectives from the Florida Departments of Financial Services and …

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Islander Calendar – 09-19-2012

Wednesday, Sept. 19         Noon, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club, Dennis Maley guest speaker, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-0564.   Saturday, Sept. 22         2-6 p.m., Anna Maria Island Privateers Pirate Grog Party and Tasting …

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Obituaries – 09-19-2012

Russell Lee Cripe Russell Lee Cripe, 63, of Holmes Beach, died Sept. 8. He was born Aug. 31, 1949, in Mansfield, Ohio. He started a family in Pennsylvania, and eventually moved with his family to Holmes Beach. He was a …

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Sports – 09-19-2012

Members of the Anna Maria horseshoe club present Kristin Theisen with a check for $250 for the Manatee County Food Bank.

Runner keeps setting records   Longtime Galati Yacht Sales employee Mickey Hooke competed in the ninth annual Broward County Firefighters 5K Sept. 9 in Hollywood Beach. With only four months of training under his belt, Hooke finished first in the …

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Manatees mingle on Anna Maria shore

A chance meeting Aug. 28 with an aggregation of manatees near Anna Maria Bayfront Park made for a “natural” photo opportunity for Hagan Powers, 10, of Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy Sandy Rich

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