Category Archives: 06-22-2011

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. At the hearing, Robinson asked Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson, the department’s representative on […]

BPD arrests 2 for robbery

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 faces unrelated charges for domestic battery, trespass and possession of burglary tools. Police were called […]

FWC shark forum slated, debate grows

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 chumming and shark fishing. Anglers and conservationists remain divided on whether chumming attracts sharks and […]

Fishing – 06-22-2011

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 to hook up with sharks of all species and sizes. Long before any of the […]

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 sfla / 2,156 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car condo with shared pools built in 2002 was sold 05/26/11, […]

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 that the motorist’s license was suspended. The deputy took the motorist’s license and vehicle tag […]

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 Thursday nights, four exciting, action-packed games will be played starting at 6 p.m. and continuing […]

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 II. He a member of Christ United Methodist Church, the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge […]

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” trivia contest for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: […]

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: 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 $4. Call 941-795-8734. FOR SALE: EDDIE Bauer overnight bag, lots of convenient pockets. Excellent condition. […]