Category Archives: 02-20-2013

Fifty-seven-year-old woman arrested on felony theft charge

A 57-year-old Texas woman was arrested Feb. 9 on a felony grand theft charge after allegedly stealing merchandise from Irene’s Resort Wear, 5308 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. According to the probable cause affidavit, Danielle Blake entered the store, browsed and then placed a bracelet valued at $82 into her purse. The store manager allegedly observed […]

Island police blotter – 02-20-2013

Anna Maria         • Feb. 9 400 block of Magnolia Avenue, domestic disturbance. While driving in Anna Maria, a woman driver and a younger male in the back seat began to argue. The woman drove from Anna Maria to the Holmes Beach Police Department with the intention of having the younger man evaluated under the […]

Fishing – 02-20-2013

Fishing between weather fronts proves prosperous   Following the typical pattern for winter, island fishers are getting out between the cold fronts. Between fronts, the weather has been stellar. Eighty degrees and light winds make for some good Florida fishing in February. On the other hand, during the fronts, temperatures are plummeting into the 50s […]

Calendar – 02-20-2013

Wednesday, Feb. 20 10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Arts and crafts show to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 352-344-0657. Noon – Anna Maria Garden Club meeting, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607. 6 p.m. — Arts and crafts for tweens at the Island Library, […]

Island real estate transactions – 02-20-2013

520 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,970 sfla / 3,242 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car canalfront home built in 1965 on a 87×118 lot was sold 01/25/13, Vande Vrede to Beard for $580,000; list $645,000. 515 42nd St., Unit A, 42nd Street Coastal Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 1,590 sfla / 1,883 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car condo with pool built in […]

Obituaries – 02-20-2013

Ella Calagna Ella Calagna of Bradenton and formerly of Bradenton Beach died Feb. 5. She was born in Bronx, N.Y. She married John Calagna and moved to Bradenton Beach in 1973. The couple recently celebrated 53 years of marriage. Mrs. Calagna was a homemaker. Her passion was her family, friends, cooking and shopping. She prepared […]

Sports – 02-20-2013

KRC champ crowned, playoffs loom in center football   Facing a three-shot deficit with four holes to play, John Holcomb won the last four holes of his Feb. 12 match against Ron Pritchard to earn a 1-up win in the 2013 Key Royale Club Men’s Championship. In regular golf action, the men played an 18-hole, […]

AME celebrates sweet hearts

AME fourth-grader Ryann Price enjoys time with her older brother at the traditional Father-Daughter Dance, honoring the men in the lives of AME students. Islander Photo: Nick Leduc Fathers and men important in the lives of Anna Maria Elementary students mingle while the girls take the dance floor Feb. 12 at the Father/Daughter Dance in […]