County board OKs trolley purchases

Island trolleys will be replaced in about a year. In the meantime, mechanical problems may force Manatee County Area Transit to put more buses in service on Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

Five new 35-foot diesel trolleys will roll along Anna Maria Island’s north/south transit route within the next year. The Manatee County Board of Commissioners Sept. 28 voted unanimously to purchase the trolleys using federal funding. The cost, according to finance …

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Crash disrupts water service

A Holmes Beach public works crew and Manatee County Utilities Department workers returned for more repairs to the water service at 2 p.m. Oct. 3. Jerry Brower, left, and Mark Coarsey, both of MCUD, and Dave Forbes of HBPW survey the damage from the early morning crash that took out a fire hydrant and water service to most of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

The north end of Anna Maria Island remained under an advisory to boil water Monday, Oct. 4, after Jason Bond, 24, of Bradenton, crashed his vehicle and wiped out a utility pole and fire hydrant at Gulf Drive and 73rd …

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City approves Walgreens site plan

The southern-most unit, formerly a Shells restaurant, and three other stores are to be demolished at the Anna Maria Island Centre shopping plaza at 3200 East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach to make way for a new Walgreens. Islander Photo: Nick Walter

Holmes Beach commissioners last week approved a site plan that will allow a stand-alone Walgreens at 3200 E. Bay Drive in the Anna Maria Centre shopping plaza. But the vote Sept. 28 at city hall came with stipulations. The current …

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Sport – 10-6-2010

Jenna Duvall, Sarah Howard and Mackenzie Kosfeld pose with the Manatee County Volleyball tournament championship trophy after their Manatee High team won the tourney by defeating Southeast High Oct. 2.

Jenna Duvall with her Ashley Morrison Jr. Referee award and former Sports Illustrated editor and N.Y. Times best-selling author Don Yaeger.

Islander wins volleyball award Life-long Island resident Jenna Duvall recently earned the 2010 Ashley Morrison Jr. Referee award for her outstanding work as an R2, or down referee, during her club volleyball season. Jenna, who plays club volleyball for the …

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Island real estate transactions – 10-6-2010

104 Maple Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,215 sfla / 1,425 sfur 4bed/2bath home built in 1971 on a 45×100 lot was sold 09/07/10, Shuttleworth to Wood for $667,500; list $795,000. 2317 Ave. C, Unit 300, Laguna Veneto, Bradenton Beach, a …

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Island police blotter – 10-6-2010

Anna Maria Sept. 27, 200 block of Willow Ave., burglary. Someone entered an unoccupied residence and removed stereo speakers. Bradenton Beach Sept. 29, 2400 block of Avenue C, spousal abuse/battery. An officer showed up to a residence, where a woman …

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Obituaries – 10-6-2010

Steve Klimke Steve Klimke, 85, longtime resident of Anna Maria Island, died Sept. 27. There will be no Services. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. …

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Fishing – 10-6-2010

The Rev. Greg Dumas, the lead pastor at The Crossing Church in Brandon, caught this cobia in 130 feet of water off Anna Maria Island with Capt. Larry McGuire.

Water temperatures have cooled somewhat with a light cold front last week. Temperatures on the flats around midday had cooled to about 84 degrees. Morning water temperatures at the same areas reportedly were around 79 degrees. Some fish are beginning …

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Islander Calendar – 10-6-2010

Wednesday, Oct. 6 11 a.m. — Einstein Circle Discussion Group meets at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. Fee applies. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010

ITEMS FOR SALE QUEEN-SIZE BED: Headboard and frame, $100. Full-size bed, headboard and frame, $75. 941-778-1819. LA-Z-BOY SOFA sleeper. Excellent condition. 69-inches long. $100. 941-538-4100. DESK: WHITEWASH WITH hutch. 45 x 26 inches. $60. Coffee table, 44 x 30-inch glass …

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