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Monday, October 18th, 2010

No high-rise condos on Perico – yet

The first phase of Minto Communities Inc.’s north Perico Island housing project is 48 attached dwellings in a two-story configuration, not high-rise condominiums as former owner St. Joe Co. planned in its site plan in 2004. Tim Polk of the Bradenton Planning Department said he did an “administrative review” of the ...

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Court affirms Cumber’s conviction

Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeal affirmed earlier this month a lower court ruling that sent William J. Cumber back to prison. The former Islander was returned to prison in May 2009 for violating probation on an arson conviction. Cumber challenged the prison sentence, but even his attorneys disputed his reasons for ...

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Anna Maria man arrested in pain clinic bust

Tampa police arrested Dr. John Lanning, 75, of Sycamore Avenue in Anna Maria for allegedly operating a pain management clinic without a license. A relatively new Tampa city ordinance toughens rules for pain clinics. Several clinics were closed for allegedly operating as pill mills for patients with questionable prescriptions. Islander news partner ...

Monday, October 18th, 2010

WMFR discusses strategic plan, pension ordinance

The West Manatee Fire District commissioners at a special meeting Oct. 11 discussed the first draft of a strategic plan as presented in first reading of a pension ordinance. In the WMFR’s stop/restart pension plan provides money to WMFR from the state through insurance premiums to help fund firefighters’ retirements. But ...

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Fishing – 10-20-2010

Four-tide days rev-up fall fishing Bait is getting thicker off the beaches as water temperatures dip, and that could mean kingfish will be swarming through the area. But there needs to be another cold front — or two — to trigger a healthy kingfish run. Four-tide days this week will make one ...

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Sports – 10-20-2010

AMICC soccer standings remain tight The battle for first place is going to go down to the wire in all divisions of the Anna Maria Island Community Center Soccer League except Division III, where undefeated Fran Maxon Real Estate holds an eight-point lead and is the only team with a winning ...

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Island real estate transactions – 10-20-2010

3212 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,722 sfla / 2,072 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulffront home built in 1979 on a 102x103 lot was sold 09/30/10, Edwards to Frank for $1,300,000; list $1,429,000. 721 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,612 sfla / 3,523 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car Gulffront home built in 1967 on a ...

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Island police blotter – 10-20-2010

Anna Maria Oct. 7, 113 Hammock Ave., grand theft. A man reported jewelry left on a table valued at more than $10,000 stolen from his rental unit overnight. Oct. 9, 807 Jacaranda Road, animal nuisance. A woman reported that barking dogs at the neighbor’s residence disturbed her quality of life. The Manatee ...

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Obituaries – 10-20-2010

Robert L. Baldwin Robert L. Baldwin, 85, of Bradenton Beach, died Oct. 10. He was born on Sept. 30, 1925, in Manawa, Wis. Mr. Baldwin served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a nose gunner. He flew on a B-24 for 18 missions during World War II. On April 22, 1950, ...

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Islander Calendar – 10-20-2010

Wednesday, Oct. 20 11 a.m. — “Marie Curie — the Matriarch of a Nobel Family” with James Vartuli at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. Noon — Anna Maria Garden Club presents “Water Conservation” with guest Jack Tichenor from Manatee County Extension Service, at Roser ...


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