Category Archives: 09-21-2011

WMFR passes budget in narrow vote

Unanimous approval of the West Manatee Fire Rescue District’s annual budget apparently is no longer routine among the five district commissioners. In a 3-2 vote, commissioners at their Sept. 15 budget hearing approved WMFR Chief Andy Price’s proposed $5.4 million budget for 2011-12, but dissenting Commissioners Jesse Davis and Scott Ricci, as well as several […]

Fishing – 09-21-2011

Fishers benefit from migratory species invasion   Inshore waters just off the beaches of Anna Maria Island have been invaded by schools of migratory species — Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, bonito, blue runners and jack crevalle. If you’re an experienced fisher, you can tell from a distance what type of school you’re looking at just by […]

Islander Calendar – 09-21-2011

Wednesday, Sept. 21         7 p.m. — International Peace Day celebration at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5525.   Saturday, Sept. 24         Noon to 4 p.m. — Corn Hole Tournament at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.   Monday, Sept. […]

Island real estate transactions – 09-21-2011

        113 Gull Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,447 sfla / 3,165 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront home built in 1969 on a 91×100 lot was sold 08/30/11, Fitz to Mason for $610,000; list $675,000. 4501 Second Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,500 sfla / 2,116 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car duplex built in 1974 on a 50×100 lot was sold 09/02/11, […]

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 became a dental […]

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 resident reported to […]

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 gets going […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE MOEN LAVATORY POP-up, complete new in box, $10. Frank, 941-761-1415. FLY ROD: HEDDON 8.5 foot, Golden Mark 50 with reel and line, $95. Frank, 941-761-1415. DINING TABLE: Drop-leaf with three chairs, $50. 941-962-4600. 18-FOOT HOBIE cat with wings, beach wheels, trailer, $1,500. 863-698-4417. COMPUTER: 2.0 GHz with newly loaded Windows XP-PRO, $75, 941-756-6728. BLACK […]