Category Archives: 06-27-2012

Debby delivers deluge to AMI

A boat broke its mooring June 24 in the wake of Tropical Storm Debby, smashing it on the rocks next to the Historic Bridge Street Pier, Bradenton Beach. The boat sank and spilled its contents. Look below for story and more images. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Fishing – 06-27-2012

Summertime fishing is hot all around Island   Summer arrived June 21, and with the warm weather, fishing the grass flats east of Anna Maria Island and throughout Sarasota Bay is resulting in good action for spotted seatrout, redfish and catch-and-release snook. Live baits, including shiners shrimp and pinfish, are working, or try your luck […]

Islander Calendar – 06-27-2012

Friday, June 29         • 5-10 p.m. — Save Our Ship Concert to benefit Anna Maria Island Privateers, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive. Information: 941-536-4257   Monday, July 2         • Shortly after dusk — Fourth annual Boom Boom on the Bay at the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key. […]

Island police blotter – 06-27-2012

Anna Maria         • June 4, 700 block of North Shore Drive, DUI with property damage. Michael Frieler, 21, was involved in a minor traffic accident when he backed his vehicle into a parked car. It was determined during the investigation that he was impaired and Frieler was arrested on misdemeanor DUI charges. He was […]

Obituaries – 06-27-2012

William M. Church William M. Church, 87, of Holmes Beach, died June 19. Arrangements were by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home. Survivors include wife Verdella; son William; daughter Verdella; sister Elizabeth; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.   Michael E. Culhane Michael E. Culhane, 61, of Bradenton, died June 19. He was born in Paterson, N.J., and moved […]

Island real estate transactions – 06-27-2012

  302 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,716 sfla / 2,300 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1960 on a 100×100 lot sold 05/25/12, Kerr to 302 67th LLC for $410,000. 303 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,852 sfla / 2,114 sfur 3bed/2bath duplex built in 1983 on a 74×101 lot was sold 05/23/12, Stoner […]

Sports – 06-27-2012

All-star games wind up youth basketball season   Due to Anna Maria Island Community Center scheduling conflicts for the gym, youth basketball league all-star games were delayed until June 18, but that didn’t diminish the enthusiasm when players were announced over the loudspeaker in NBA fashion. The first game of the evening saw the 8-10 […]

TS Debby drenches Island; threatens sea turtles

Tropical Storm Debby meandered northeast through the Gulf of Mexico the night of June 23 and parked itself approximately 190 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. The storm’s most severe weather was to its southwest and, from where the storm stalled June 24, sent bands of heavy rains and tropical storm force […]

Mosquito-control helicopter sprays Island for pests

For the first time in possibly 15 years, the Manatee Mosquito Control District performed a fly-over of Anna Maria Island in an effort to eradicate, or at least control, the annoying insects. The mosquito population of the Island has increased dramatically in recent weeks, said Chris Lesser of the MMCD, because the insects have bred […]