Tag Archives: 09-26-2012

HB man arrested for probation violation

Donald Schofield, 84, 618 Gladstone Lane, Holmes Beach was arrested Sept. 13 for violating his probation/community control terms. Schofield was arrested in December 2010 for felony domestic battery. After several successful continuances filed on his behalf, Schofield was found guilty …

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Privateers celebrate second annual island grog fest

Anna Maria Island Privateers Debbie “Stumbles” Murphree and Alex Zuchniewicz embrace on Bridge Street at their Sept. 22 grog party, which included the pirate duties of handing out beads, selling scurvy dogs and testingg grog offered in a friendly competition by 12 local establishments. The Privateers Grog Fest was held at the Drift In Tavern, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Arrrgh! Drink up the grog me hearties or be you a scurvy bilge rat. While not necessarily the greeting for guests to the Anna Maria Island Privateers second annual Grog Fest, it was a pirates day Sept. 22 at the …

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LA murder trial: Gruesome confession, closing drama

Murder defendant David Viens wheels himself into court for the first day of his jury trial in Los Angeles Sept. 12 on charges of killing his wife, Dawn Viens. Defense attorney Fred McCurry is at left. Photo Courtesy Sean Hiller/Daily Breeze, Torrance, Calif.

David Viens, a former Holmes Beach resident and island restaurant owner is on trial in Los Angeles for murdering his wife, Dawn Viens. According to reporter Larry Altman, who has covered the Viens case for the Daily Breeze since Dawn …

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Welcome sign again vandalized

The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island welcome sign at Kingfish Boat Ramp on Manatee Avenue was damaged for a second time in less than two months, according to club president Lynn Zemmer. The manatee’s fin and dolphin’s flipper were …

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Fishing – 09-26-2012

Bill Nairn, visiting Anna Maria from Orlando, caught this 26-inch redfish while on a recent charter with Capt. Warren Girle.

Area waters start cool down, fishing remains hot   As water temperatures gradually get cooler, expect the action for migratory species to heat up. Good numbers of Spanish mackerel, bonito, jack crevalle and blue runners are making a showing in …

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Obituaries – 09-26-2012

Audrey Lorraine Ellens Audrey Lorraine Ellens, 83, of Bradenton, died Sept. 17. She was born March 28, 1928, in Falmouth, Mich. Mrs. Ellens owned and operated a restaurant in Bradenton for several years with her husband and also operated the …

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AME celebrates Peace Day

Anna Maria Island Elementary School celebrates Peace Day and remembers Sept. 11, 2001, at a Sept. 21 celebration at the school. Students learned zero is a number, too, from Todd Persinger, center, as “Zero the Hero.” The character struggles to …

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Islander Calendar – 09-26-2012

Thursday, Sept. 27 • 9:30 a.m.-noon, Florida League of Cities and ManaSota League of Cities, State Office Candidates Forum, Sarasota City Hall, 1565 First St., Sarasota. Information: 407-484-3597.   Friday, Sept. 28 • 8 p.m., Opening night of “Story Theatre,” …

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Island police blotter – 09-26-2012

Anna Maria         • Sept. 13, 8605 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. An estimated five vehicles were broken into during church services at CrossPointe Fellowship. The primary complainant reported someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and stole $5 in change from …

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Sports – 09-26-2012

Tyler Brewer takes his shot and scores for American Marine in Spirit Day action Sept. 22 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Karen-Riley Love

Soccer spirit, basketball prevail at AMICC   The Anna Maria Island Community Center fall youth soccer program got under way on the center field Sept. 22 with a day filled with spirited soccer games in all age divisions — Spirit …

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