Category Archives: 12-1-2010

Roser Thanksgiving community dinner a belt-bursting success

Roser Thanksgiving community dinner a belt-bursting success It was many weeks in the making, all the peeling and prepping and baking, but dinner for friends and parishioners at Roser Memorial Community Church was easy as pie. The guests flooded in to find tables set with punch glasses and gravy ready to pour from pitchers. The […]

Many, many thanks

Some 200 Thanksgiving celebrants gather in the Roser Memorial Community Church fellowship hall Nov. 25 to break bread and enjoy a feast prepared by many volunteers. The Rev. Gary Batey, standing, rear, greets the crowd before saying grace and sending people to the buffet line. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy

Island defies bay-area real estate trend

Home sales in the Tampa Bay area dropped 13.6 percent in October 2010 compared with the same month last year, but sales on Anna Maria Island continued to buck the trend. The area multiple listing service for the Island reported 19 single-family and condominium sales in October 2010, the same figure recorded in October 2009. […]

Cortezians say coyotes stalking pets

Cortezians say coyotes are stalking domestic pets in the old fishing village. By some accounts the death toll is more than 50 animals, most of them cats. Several residents have reported the loss of multiple pets, according to the Manatee County Agriculture and Resource Conservation Department, which will hold a meeting in Cortez to discuss […]

Unmade bed prompts complaint

Island law enforcement officers are looking into Goldilocks-type of break-ins at two local accommodations. A woman was questioned in the incidents reported last week by the Holmes Beach Police Department, but she was not arrested. The HBPD reported that on Nov. 19 a woman was seen leaving the pool area of a rental property in […]

Man pleads not guilty on child neglect charge

A Bradenton Beach man arrested on charges of child neglect has pleaded not guilty and demanded a jury trial in the 12th Circuit Court. Lance Aaron Blaylock, 24, and Phaedra Christina Brace, 30, of Second Street North, were arrested late Nov. 6 after a neighbor called the Bradenton Beach Police Department to report a crying […]

Reward offered in vandalism case

Vandals struck in Holmes Beach during the Save The Gulf three-day concert held on the city hall field. According to police, sometime at night Nov. 19, a rock was taken from a ditch outside the bathrooms adjacent to the Holmes Beach Skate Park, 5801 Marina Drive, and thrown into a toilet bowl. The toilet in […]

Save The Gulf still giving

Aside from three days of great music, food and fun at the Save The Gulf music festival in Holmes Beach Nov. 19-21 there were prizes. And among the most coveted of prizes were three guitars donated to the cause of raising money for the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage by the Sarasota Guitar Co. The […]

2010 storm season ends

It’s doubtful many Islanders — other than those with the names — will remember Lisa or Karl or Paula. The 2010 hurricane season ending this week was active for the Atlantic region with 19 named storms, but it was not an active season for the Florida Gulf Coast. A record 12 hurricanes formed in the […]