Tag 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.

The transition, however, to the island property where Grossman resides, was missing. That property in Holmes Beach is in the ownership of the Jane A. Grossman Trust, Marvin Grossman’s wife. It is properly homesteaded.

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 allegedly observed Hughes accelerate to 60 mph in a 45-mph zone, at which time he initiated a traffic stop.

According to the report, the deputy observed an odor of alcohol and asked if Hughes had been drinking. She allegedly said she had two beers.

Hughes was asked to perform a field sobriety test and the deputy determined she failed. She was arrested for misdemeanor driving under the influence and transported to the Manatee County jail.

While being processed at the jail, the deputy discovered two pills in Hughes’ purse, one of which was determined to be hydrocodone. She was additionally charged with felony possession.

Hughes was held on $2,000 bond. According to the jail website, she posted bond the same day and was released.

She is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

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 top spot in the 8-10 division, while American Marine, Tyler’s Ice Cream and LPAC follow, all with sub-.500 records.

It appears LPAC and Tyler’s will open the playoffs Nov. 5, with the winner taking on whoever ends up with the top seed at 7 p.m. the following night.

The 11-13 division ends its regular season Nov. 1 with LPAC taking on Waterfront Restaurant and Jen Crady Massage battling the top-seed, The Feast Restaurant. It is a preview of the playoffs, which gets started in games scheduled for 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 5.

The two-team 14-17 division again play in a championship game at 8 p.m. Nov. 6.

Island Pest Control showed it’s in it to win it with a resounding 7-1 victory Oct. 23 over LPAC.

Julius Petereit led the way with three goals, while Joshy Calhoun and Javier Rivera notched two goals each. Callen Achor scored the lone goal for LPAC in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw Beach Bistro remain undefeated with a 5-4 victory over American Marine. Sean Rodriguez scored four goals to lead Beach Bistro, which also received a goal from Tuna McCracken in the victory. Tyler Brewer led American Marine with three goals, while teammate Anthony Monetti added one goal.

Beach Bistro put the icing on Tyler’s Ice Cream 4-1 Oct. 22 behind a pair of goals from Giancarlo Padilla. David Daigle and McCracken also scored for the Bistro. Jeremiah Sculco scored for Tyler in the loss.

Island Pest Control outlasted American Marine 7-6 in the second 8-10 division game of the evening. Julius Petereit scored four goals and Calhoun added three goals to lead Island Pest Control. Brewer and Andrew Burgess scored two goals each to lead American Marine, which also received a goal from Anthony Monetti in the loss.


Standings tighten in adult roundball

Beach to Bay Construction holds a two-game lead with two games to play in the regular season and is looking to lock up top seed and a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs.

Sun, Bowes Imaging Center and Waterfront Restaurant are lurking two games back, waiting to secure a playoff bye as well with a second-place finish.

Southern Greens and Gator Man Pools bring up the rear with 2-4 records and are pinning their championship hopes on putting up some heat in the playoffs.

Basketball action Oct 22 saw two double-digit victories sandwich a close game. Bowes Imaging Center opened the evening’s action with a 75-64 win over the Sun behind a 28 point, 14 rebound performance from Antwaun Jackson. Teegan Purtil added 18 points and Matt Ray finished with 13 points in the victory.

Eric Gledhill’s 24 points and 22 points from Caleb Earhart paced the Sun in the loss.

Waterfront Restaurant edged Southern Greens 66-61 in the second game of the night. Brandon Kern posted 29 points, while 17 points and nine rebounds from Matt Dwyer paced the winners. Brandon Hartwig scored 16 points and Brittany Hartwig added 14 points to lead Southern Greens, which also received 13 points from Antwann Bryant and 11 points from Justin Jones in the loss.

Beach to Bay Consruction rolled to an easy 56-39 victory over Gator Man Pools in the final game of the night. Sean Hubbard’s 21 points and 12 rebounds led the way for Beach to Bay, which also received 10 points from Ryan Moss and 9 points from Jonathan Moss in the victory.  Aaron Dudukes led Gator Man Pools with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Scott Eliso finished with 10 points in the loss.


Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records during Oct. 23 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Bob Heiger and Norm Good were too hot, rolling to a 23-5 victory over Adin Shank and Karl Thomas.

Sam Samuels and Karl Thomas were the only team to earn a 3-0 record during Oct. 26 pool play and were the day’s outright champs.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.


Key Royale golf news

The week that was at Key Royale Club saw some action rained out, but the men did get in some golf. The action started Oct. 19 with an 18-hole, individual low-net match. Tom Lewis and Vince Mercadante both carded 5-under-par 59s to tie for first place, while Jim Mixon was two shots back in second place.

The men played a morning individual low-net match Oct. 21 that again saw Mercadante finish in a tie for first place. This time he matched Jim Auch with a 5-under-par 27, while Bob Schultz took second st 4-under.

Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford match. Jon Holcomb and Dick Mills were both carded plus-5 to tie for first place. Holcomb was also part of the team winners with John Cassese, Craig Humphreys and Dan Richardson.

The women dominated a nine-hole, coed match Oct. 25. Penny Auch fired a 3-under-par 29 to grab first place, while Mary Lou Drier’s even-par 32 was good for second place.


AMICC sports schedules


Nov. 5         6:30 p.m.     Bowes vs. Gator Man

Nov. 5         7:30 p.m.     Waterfront vs. Sun

Nov. 5         8:30 p.m.     Southern Greens vs. Beach to Bay



Instructional Division (ages 4-5)

Nov. 4         6 p.m.  Awards ceremony


Instructional Division (ages 6-7)

Nov. 1         6 p.m.  Mr. Bones  vs. Miller Electric

Nov. 1         7 p.m.  Agnelli Pool vs. Bowes Imaging

Nov. 4         6 p.m.  Awards ceremony


8-10 Division

Nov. 4         6:30 p.m.     Awards Ceremony

Nov. 5         6 p.m.  LPAC vs. Tyler’s


11-13 Division

Nov. 1         6 p.m.  LPAC vs. Waterfront

Nov. 1         7 p.m.  Jen Crady Massage vs. The Feast

Nov. 4         6:30 p.m.     Awards ceremony

Nov. 5         7 p.m.  Waterfront vs. LPAC

Nov. 5         8 p.m.  Jen Crady Massage vs. The Feast


14-17 Division

Nov. 6         8 p.m.  Jessie’s vs. Wash


Adult Division

Oct. 30        6 p.m.  Agnelli vs. Island Gourmet

Oct. 30        7 p.m.  Wash vs. Island Pest

Oct. 30        8 p.m.  LaPensee vs. Discount Signs

Oct. 30    9 p.m.      Sato vs. Slim’s

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 Wisconsin-Madison, and held a master’s degree in economics from the University of Arizona-Tuscon. He served in the U.S. Army in the European theater during World War II. He twice received the Bronze Star, and was especially proud of his Combat Infantryman Badge, representing the day-in and day-out slogging of combat.

Mr. Brown married Joyce Stauffacher Aug. 22, 1948. He was hired by the newly formed Foreign Broadcast Information Service (a branch of the CIA), where he served a long and illustrious career. During his career, he lived overseas in Cyprus and, after a promotion to bureau chief, in Austria, Germany, Panama, and Okinawa.

In 1964, he received the CIA Intelligence Medal of Merit for work in Panama during that year’s anti-American riots. He also received the CIA Distinguished Service Medal and, after 30 years, the CIA Career Service Medal. He retired in 1980as deputy director of FBIS.

He traveled extensively for business and on vacations with his family.

After retirement, Jerry and Joyce moved to Holmes Beach, where he played tennis and enjoyed a membership in the Key Royale Club. The couple enjoyed camping, hiking and travel of all kinds, as well as birdwatching. Both were members of the Manatee County Audubon Society.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife Joyce, having celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in August; children Kathy and husband Rick Calvert of Adamstown, Md., Susan Grove-Ka and husband Harry of Placentia, Calif., and Dave Brown and wife Norma of Fairfax, Va.; and grandchildren Casey, Laura and Claire Calvert and Lyndsey, Ryan and Derek Grove.


Gregg W. Erickson

Gregg W. Erickson, 51, of Bradenton died Oct. 20.

A private memorial service is planned.

Mr. Erickson is survived by his wife Janice; parents Terry and Jay Erickson of Holmes Beach; sisters Dawn Erickson and husband Jim Springer of Kabul, Afghanistan; Deborah and husband Dave Pate of Holmes Beach; brother Jay II and wife Jennifer of Powell, Tenn; brother-in-law Mike and wife Candy Suggs of Bradenton; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.


Jose Luis ‘Joe’ Villa

Jose Luis “Joe” Villa, 81, of Bradenton, died Aug. 11. He was born in 1932 in Cabañas, Cuba. He moved to Bradenton in 1998.

He graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in chemistry and moved to the United States in 1954. He earned 41 patents for his work in chemistry throughout his successful career.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial donations may be made to Gloria Dei, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

Mr. Villa is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lilo; son Raymond; daughter Elke; grandsons Max and Sebastian; and sister Mercy.

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 trail of wreckage in their wake. These voracious fish are ranging anywhere from 1-10 pounds and will chew on just about anything that crosses their path. That being said, these fish can be caught on a variety of baits, including jigs, spoons, Gotcha plugs and even topwater baits.

The jack crevalle is native to Florida waters. The common size is 1 to 5 pounds, although fish in the 20-pound range are not uncommon. The world record for a jack crevalle is 58 pounds 6 ounces.

There is really no food value to these fish — the meat is dark and has a strong flavor. Although not good to eat, they do make an excellent adversary on light spinning tackle or fly tackle. Drag-screaming runs are followed by dogging at the rod, before the fish finally succumbs, makes the jack crevalle a true competitor in the ranks of strength per pound. For their size, the strength of these fish will amaze the light-tackle angler.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish macks, jacks and blue runners are abundant around the pier in the morning hours around sunrise. Clark spoons or crappie jigs in pink or white can get you connected.

Mangrove snapper, flounder and juvenile grouper are being caught by bait fishers at the pier. Anglers using live shrimp and shiners are catching decent numbers of the trio of species, although keeper-size fish are hard to come by.

Lastly, night fishers are catching the occasional snook on live ballyhoo and shiners. Free-lining baits along the shadow line the pier forms on the water is a great way to hook up. Other species being caught at night include stingrays, shark and the occasional spotted seatrout.

Capt. Warren Girle is targeting reef species on nearshore structures in the Gulf of Mexico. By using live shiners for bait, Girle is reeling up keeper gag grouper and a few short reds. Also on the artificial reefs, Girle is catching limits of 12-15 inch mangrove snapper.

By free-lining live shiners behind the boat, Girle is catching dolphin — also known as mahi mahi or dorado — in 45 feet of water. Yes, I said dolphin and, yes, in 45 feet of water. It just goes to show you that you never know what’s going to happen in a day’s fishing in our local waters.

Moving inshore, Girle is still catching limits of redfish as well as a few keeper-size snook. Under-slot snook are more frequent, especially along mangrove shorelines with good water flow. Expect to catch a few spotted seatrout in the mix, too.

Steve Oldham at Island Discount Tackle says snook and redfish are dominating the bite on the flats of Anna Maria Sound. Most charters arriving back at the dock are showing off slot-size reds before they are set on the fillet table. For bait, most are using live shiners or pinfish to get these copper-sided fish to bite. The same applies for snook, too. Most snook being caught are in the 20- to 26-inch range. Keeper fish are occasionally found in the mix.

Spanish mackerel and jack crevalle are feeding throughout the Intracoastal Waterway, as well as off the beaches. Oldham suggests Gotcha plugs or silver spoons to tie into these toothy fish.

On a final note, Oldham adds the sheepshead are starting to appear around docks and piers again. He suggests a 20-pound fluorocarbon leader combined with a small live bait hook and a split shot to rig for these buck-toothed fish. Add a shrimp, sand flea or fiddler crab and you’re in business.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters says if you’re looking for action, fish the beachside. Spanish mackerel, kingfish and especially jack crevalle are feeding on schooling baitfish up and down the shore of Anna Maria Island. Gross is anchoring and chumming to catch these migratory fish. Once the fish are feeding, Gross’ clients cast into the frenzy, which is resulting in multiple hookups.

While targeting the mack family, expect to see and catch blacktip and spinner sharks. By using chunks of Spanish mackerel as bait, you can expect to hook up with shark ranging in sizes of 3-7 feet.

In the backcountry, Gross is finding a good redfish and snook bite. Keeper-sizes of both species are being caught on live shiners. For the snook, keeper sizes are a little hard to come by, but there are decent numbers of those 24-inch fish to keep you occupied in between hookups with the big ones.

        Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

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 at the elementary school with games, prizes, food and refreshments and fun.

AME costumed students march by class from the chamber to school.

Three tiers of murderous cupcakes offered for sale Oct. 26 help raise funds for the Parent Teach Organization, along with hundreds of baked goods featured in the first-floor main hallway at Anna Maria Elementary School’s Fall Festival. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield

Parents, students, friends and family survey the baked goods for sale at the AME-PTO annual Fall Festival fundraiser. Alongside the bake sale was a silent auction of items donated by the community.

Festival attendees are treated to live music from the Creative Percussion Ensemble. The group played adaptions of popular music, including “Low Rider.”

Two bouncehouses in the field behind the school keep kids busy at the Oct. 26 Fall Festival.

Gigi Ortwein paints a pumpkin on Anna Kornman at the Fall Festival. Face-painting and other classroom-sponsored booths were set up to raise funds at the event.

Fifth-grader Sophia Belsito came as “Flo” to AME’s Fall Festival costume contest. “I had no clue what I wanted to be, but I was watching TV and the commercial came on. Everybody loves Flo!” Sophia said.

Jacob Mucci plays “Mrs. Newhall’s Ghost Poop,” a classroom-sponsored game at the festival. For the game, players toss small white balls into a toilet for a prize.

Kylie Huffman paints a pumpkin with the help of her mom, Cori Huffman.

Fourth-graders Kennedy Bullard and Destin Gullamundi collect prizes in the student costume contest that recognizes one boy and one girl from each class.

Skylar Hendler and Ella Coney-Jones — zombie brides — exit the haunted house.  “It was awesome!” Skylar said. “At the end there’s a scary guy with a shovel,” Ella said.

Ava Harlan, Payton Harlan and Jeremiah Harlan sip Butter-Beer at the Fall Festival Oct. 26. The siblings came to the party as pink-haired un-dead zombies.

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. or beyond: Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treats, islandwide. Information: 941-778-1541.

5 p.m. — The Islander-Feast Restaurant Crazy, Creepy, Crawly Critter Corral and Costume Contest, The Feast, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

5 p.m. — Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast sand-sculpting clinic, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-8272.

6-7:30 p.m. — Trunk ‘n’ Treat, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Information: 941-778-1813.


Friday, Nov. 1

10 a.m. — Senior Adventures program and potluck lunch, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

2 p.m. — National Novel Writing Month orientation, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5 p.m. — Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast sand-sculpting clinic, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-8272.

7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Invasion Masquerade Ball, Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez. Fee applies. Information: www.pirateinvasion.org or 941-780-1668.


Saturday, Nov. 2

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. — 100,000 Healthy Meals/Feeding Children Everywhere all-volunteer effort, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-1809.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. — Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast sand-sculpting competition and America Recycles Day, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-8272.

10 a.m.-8 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Invasion, Coquina Beach. Information: www.pirateinvasion.org or 941-780-1668.

5-10 p.m. — Bridge Street Capture, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

6:30 p.m. — Fifth annual Murder Mystery Night, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee apples. Information: 941-778-1908, ext. 9203.


Sunday, Nov. 3

Daylight saving time ends.

10 a.m.-8 p.m.— Anna Maria Island Privateers Invasion, Coquina Beach. Information: www.pirateinvasion.org or 941-780-1668.


Monday, Nov. 4

7 p.m. — Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting featuring a representative from Wildlife Inc., Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.


Tuesday, Nov. 5

Today is Election Day.

Noon — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach Information: 941-794-8044.


Wednesday, Nov. 6

1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meeting featuring local reporter Tom Vaught, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.



Friday, Nov. 1

6 p.m. — Music in the Park with Kettle of Fish on the Riverwalk, 452 Third Avenue W., Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

6-9:30 p.m. — Village of the Arts ArtWalk and the eighth annual Dia de los Muertos or Festival of the Skeletons, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: chromazoe@gmail.com.


Saturday, Nov. 2

10 a.m.-7 p.m. — Sarasota Bay Water Festival, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy. On City Island, Sarasota. Information: sarasotabaywaterfestival.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Village of the Arts ArtWalk and the eighth annual Dia de los Muertos or Festival of the Skeletons, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: chromazoe@gmail.com.


Coming up

• Nov. 8-10, Cultural Connections ArtsHop, islandwide.

• Nov. 9, Florida Maritime Museum Boatyard Bash, Cortez.

• Nov. 11, The Islander Veterans Day Ceremony and Tribute, Holmes Beach.

• Nov. 13, Anna Maria Garden Club annual plant sale, Anna Maria.


Save the date

• Nov. 16, CrossPointe Fellowship Community Thanksgiving, Holmes Beach.

• Nov. 24, All Island Denominations Thanksgiving service, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach.

• Nov. 28, Thanksgiving.


Calendar announcements

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.


Calendar of ongoing events, activities

• Through Nov. 10, “Young Frankenstein,” Manatee Players, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

Oct. 31-Nov. 17, “Our Town,” Manatee Players, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Wednesdays, through December, 11 a.m. Lifelong Learning Academy, Einstein Circle Discussion Group, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

• First and third Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book and Culture Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext. 6318.

• First Wednesdays, 1:15 p.m., Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Most Third Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Garden Club meets, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

• Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Thursdays, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

• Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.

• Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mike Sales’ sunset drum circle, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784.

• Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-3132.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.

• Saturdays, through May, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market, Old Main Street. Information: 941-932-9440.

• Saturdays, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Except Nov. 2.

• Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through breathing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Third Saturdays, through May, 9 a.m., Manatee County Junior Audubon meeting, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-376-0110.

• Mondays, 12:45 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414.

• First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board meeting, Fishermen’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.

• Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democrats meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-779-0564.

• Third Mondays, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476.

• Tuesdays, basics of computing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

• Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.

        Send announcements of ongoing activities to calendar@islander.org.

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. A MCSO deputy responded to a call of a man threatening other patrons with violence. The suspect allegedly said he was a Navy Seal and a member of Seal Team 6. A restaurant employee asked the deputy to escort the man off the premises. While leaving, the suspect allegedly told patrons they better be careful because he’s “a trained killer.” The deputy watched the man leave the restaurant toward the Pine Avenue beach access. About 30 minutes later, the deputy received a call about a man on the beach who was threatening beachgoers. The deputy arrived to see the same 31-year-old Bradenton man threatening people. The suspect allegedly used a racial slur when threatening one beachgoer and was arrested.

• Oct. 21, 300 block of North Shore Drive, battery. A deputy responded to the listed address and made contact with a woman, who reported she was struck in the head by a man while at his house in the 500 block of Kumquat Drive. The deputy made contact with the man and his mother, who both said the man and woman were in a prior relationship and that she has continued to cause problems for him and his new girlfriend. The deputy returned to the woman’s home with the information, at which time the woman declined to press charges.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • No new reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


        • No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Oct. 22, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, habitual traffic offender. A 42-year-old Bradenton man was arrested on a felony after being pulled over for a broken headlight. According to the report, Peter Mirick was asked for identification and said he did not have a driver’s license because it was suspended. He was booked into the Manatee County jail and held on $1,500 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

• Oct. 21, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach Cafe, petit theft. A woman reported that her driver’s license was stolen from her purse while it was on the ground near her table.

• Oct. 12 5346 Gulf Drive, Hurricane Hank’s, stolen vehicle. A man driving a “club car” golf cart went inside to eat and when he left the bar, discovered his vehicle was gone. HBPD radioed a description and a Bradenton Beach Police Department officer responded by saying he had just seen the vehicle in the 1300 block of Gulf Drive. Officers arrived to find the vehicle abandoned. It was returned to the owner.

• Oct. 12, 700 block of Haverkos Court, burglary. A woman reported she left $130 on her nightstand when she went to bed and when she awoke, the money was missing. She told police she suspected it was a family member, who often enters the residence without permission. Also missing was $5 from her purse and a bottle of Vodka from the refrigerator.

• Oct. 18, 500 block of 67th Street, drunk. Police responded to a residence and found a female laying in the front yard. The officer made contact with the woman’s mother, who said they had gone out that night. She alleged that her adult daughter struck her three times in the face, but declined to prosecute. The officer attempted to help the suspect to her feet, at which time she tried to run, but stumbled and fell into the street. The woman was placed into custody for safety reasons and EMS was contacted. The woman was due to be transported to the hospital, but as the officer left the scene, he observed the ambulance parked in the D. Coy Ducks parking lot. He stopped to assist and observed the suspect physically resisting the EMS crew. The mother arrived and the woman was released to her custody.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

        Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

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 with pool built in 2013 was sold 09/30/13, Carissa Bungalows LLC to 231 Paradise Village LLC for $650,000; list, $719,000.

215 66th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,114 sfla / 1,390 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1977 on a 54×105 lot was sold 09/30/13, 215 66th LLC to Slember for $552,500; list $579,000.

5200 Gulf Drive, Unit 401, Martinique Condominium Apartments South, Holmes Beach, a 1,057 sfla / 1,169 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1970 was sold 10/08/13, Else to Flor for $445,000; list $474,800.

102 First St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 2,447 sfla / 2,703 sfur 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1925 on a 50×106 lot was sold 10/07/13, Us Bank to Chin for $280,000.

1325 Gulf Drive N., Unit 220, Tortuga, Bradenton Beach, a 476 sfla 1bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1976 was sold 10/10/13, Christiana Trust to 2361410 Ontario Inc for $220,000.

Corrected sale:

103 49th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,431 sfla / 3,024 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car Gulffront pool home built in 1998 on a 133×150 lot was sold 09 26/13, Arado and four other owners to Macbriz LLC for $2,170,000; list $2,499,000.

          Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.