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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Obituaries – 09-21-2011

Ray L. Becker Ray L. Becker, 92, of Coldwater, a frequent visitor to Anna Maria Island, died Sept. 11 in Hillsdale. He was born Sept. 13, 1919, to Dr. Jedidiah and Dessie (Zimmerman) Becker in Angola, Ind. Mr. Becker graduated from Angola High School and went on to Manchester College where he ...

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Island police blotter – 09-21-2011

Anna Maria
 • Sept. 11, Bayfront Park, public intoxication. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and Holmes Beach Police Department responded to calls from Bayfront Park, where two intoxicated men were causing a disturbance. The men were instructed to leave the park. • Sept. 14, 200 block of Lakeview Drive, phone scam. A ...

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Sports – 09-21-2011

Soccer jamboree day kicks off fall soccer season   The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s adult soccer league kicked off Sept. 15 with four games, while the youth soccer program held off until Sept. 17 for a full day of mini games for kids in divisions for ages 4-17. The recreational youth league ...

Monday, September 19th, 2011

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

9/11 ride: ‘Let’s roll’

A crowd gathers along Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach Sept. 11 for the 9/11 Remembrance Ride. Hundreds of motorcyclists participated in the event, which began at the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Bradenton and ended at Coquina Beach.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Remembering 9/11 on 9/11/11

The All Island Denominations’ all-churches chorus performs Sept. 11 during the memorial event marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church hosted the event, which also included a picnic.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Plan proposed to remove Australian pines in park

Anna Maria public works director George McKay told the city commission he needs direction on a controversial issue and commissioners at their Sept. 8 meeting met the issue head on. They requested a study. An unnamed individual apparently wants to renourish Gulf Park on the Gulf of Mexico with native plants and, ...

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Gulf Drive lane closure Sept. 14

The Florida Department of Transportation said the northbound lane of State Road 789 (Gulf Drive) between Ninth and Tenth streets north in Bradenton Beach would be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, while Verizon work crews repair cable in the area. A flagging operation will be in ...

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Census details changes in BB

Go “knock, knock” at doors in Bradenton Beach’s Ward 3 this time of year and the “Who’s there?” replies can be scarce. September and August are sleepy months in the city’s largest geographic ward, which is generally bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on the west, the bay on the east, ...

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Sex offender moves to Bradenton Beach

A man convicted in Lakeland in 1995 of two sexual offenses involving a minor recently moved from Tampa to Bradenton Beach. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported the 65-year-old man moved from Tampa to the 1600 block of Gulf Drive North in late August. The address is listed as temporary ...


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