Category Archives: 01-26-2011

WMFR seeks remodeled Holmes Beach station

West Manatee Fire Rescue District commissioners voted Jan. 20 to remodel Station No. 1 on Holmes Beach, now that WMFR has moved into its remodeled $1.5 million headquarters on Third Avenue North in Bradenton. Six prospective contractors attended a pre-submittal meeting Jan. 19 for the estimated $150,000-$200,000 project, WMFR Chief Andy Price said. RFPs must […]

Island police blotter – 01-26-2011

Anna Maria • No new reports. Bradenton Beach • Jan. 12, Bridge Street and Bay Drive, theft. A man reported the theft of his locked bicycle. • Jan. 14, 2100 block of Avenue B, domestic disturbance. Police responded to an argument between a man and a woman, who said her boyfriend frightened her when he […]

Obituaries – 01-26-2011

Richard H. Farrand Richard H. Farrand, 89, of Bradenton, died Jan. 17. He was born May 8, 1921, in Worcester, Mass. Mr. Farrand served with the U.S. Coast Guard as an electrician during World War II. He was a retired salesman working for Tetley Tea’s, Hugo’s Appliance Store and Sovios Appliance Co. He worked for […]

Sports – 01-26-2011

Flag football going strong NFL Flag Football League is going strong at the Anna Maria Island Community Center with games being played most evenings and an occasional Saturday. The FFL 10-12 Division has Walter & Associates Steelers and the Holy Cow Colts chasing undefeated seasons, while the Beach Bistro Bears in the 13-16 Division and […]

Island real estate transactions – 01-26-2011

508 59th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,226 sfla / 2,748 sfur 4bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1980 on a 90×212 lot was sold 12/20/10, Simpson to Holiday for $490,000; list $540,000. 120 Park Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,282 sfla / 1,522 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1969 on two 50×100 lots was sold 12/30/10, Christiansen […]

Fishing – 01-26-2011

Last week for fishers to reel up grouper AMI recreational fishers, prepare for a last chance to catch grouper until April. Starting Feb 1, all grouper will be closed for recreational anglers for two months in state and federal waters. And the bite is going strong in depths of 40 to 50 feet. Frozen sardines, […]

Islander Calendar – 01-26-2011

Wednesday, Jan. 26 5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Creative Native, 8208 Cortez Road W., Suite 1, Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies. 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Historical Society meeting with guest speaker Sandy Haas-Martens, a Holmes Beach commissioner, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE DECORATIVE FLOOR VASE: Large, bottle shaped, 30-inches tall, 54-inches round. Clear green glass, $85. 941-779-0564. FISHING VEST: ORVIS grey, XL, new, $30. 941-779-0564. TRUNDLE BED: Whitewashed pine. Excellent condition. No mattresses. $75. 941-779 2307. COMPUTER 2.8 GHz P4 with newly loaded Windows XP, $100. 941-756-6728. HAMSTER CAGE: “THE works” new, $8. Sharp […]