HB police pension plan discussion continues

Holmes Beach Commissioner Al Robinson had difficulty at the city’s June 14 public hearing understanding why the police pension board was proposing changes to the retirement plan when it appeared to him that no one would benefit from the proposals. …

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BPD arrests 2 for robbery

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Bradenton police arrested two men June 15 for allegedly robbing another man in the 4000 block of 42nd Street West. Michael Wallen, 23, of Holmes Beach, and Tyler Schneerer, 21, of Bradenton, face charges of strong arm robbery. Wallen also …

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FWC shark forum slated, debate grows

Snorkelers, waders and swimmers were in the waters just north of the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria June 17. They were about 250 feet from the pier, where sharks are often caught at night. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

The argument over whether chumming and shark fishing should be banned in Anna Maria continued last week, as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission prepared for a public forum June 23 in Sarasota on potential changes to rules for …

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Fishing – 06-22-2011

Lacie Chapman, 15, of Georgia, was guided to this 26-inch speckled trout by Capt. Mark Howard aboard Sumotime on a family charter. The party landed many nice trout and later had the folks at Tortilla Bay Southwest Grille in Holmes Beach cook up their catch.

Shark fishing highlights season What is all of the hype about shark fishing on the north end of Anna Maria Island? Bean Point and the vicinity around the Rod & Reel Pier has always been a hot spot for anglers …

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Island real estate transactions – 06-22-2011

111 Oak Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,215 sfla 2bed/2bath home built in 1926 on a 50×100 lot was sold 05/31/11, Futral to Hasler for $660,000; list $699,000. 315 17th St. N., Unit 22, Bradenton Beach Club, Bradenton Beach, a 1,722 …

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Island police blotter – 06-22-2011

Anna Maria • June 13, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard, seized tag and license. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motorist for allegedly failing to brake at a stop sign. During the traffic stop, the MCSO deputy determined …

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Sports – 06-22-2011

Adult coed flag football season takes off at center Break out the ankle and knee braces, Ibuprofen and Icy Hot. Coed adult flag football is back for a summer season of games at the Anna Maria Island Community Center On …

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Obituaries – 06-22-2011

Clarence Franklin Felger Clarence Franklin Felger, 93, of Bradenton, died June 16. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and he moved to Bradenton in 1958 from Garwood, N.J. Mr. Felger was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War …

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Islander Calendar – 06-22-2011

Wednesday, June 22 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Ellen Jones will sign copies of her book “Eat Vegan on $4 a Day” at the Village Cafe at Rosedale, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-8890. 5:30 p.m. — “Worst-Case Scenario” …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, June. 22, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE THREE-WHEEL JOYRIDER: Six months old. Paid $640, asking $425 or best offer. 941-506-4809 or e-mail: WT43@comcast.net. CORAL-COLOR upholstered swivel/rocker chair. $25. Good condition. 941-778-3228. WEB TV: $20, Box of assorted toys, 25 pieces, $2.50, animal figures, 20 for …

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