Category Archives: 10-06-2010

County board OKs trolley purchases

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 director Jim Seuffert, is $2,295,565, with each trolley from the California-based Gillig Corporation costing $459,113. […]

Crash disrupts water service

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 Street at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. A Manatee County Utilities Department notice Oct. […]

City approves Walgreens site plan

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 Walgreens is north of the proposed site at 3248 E. Bay Drive in the shopping […]

Sport – 10-6-2010

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 Manatee Area Volleyball, was one of two players recognized in the state by the Florida […]

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 1,620 sfla / 1,968 sfur 3bed/2bath condo built in 2007 was sold 09/10/10, Superior Bank […]

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 said she was in the process of breaking up with her boyfriend. The woman said […]

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 Mr. Klimke is survived by brother John Klimke of Chicago and sister Laura A. Barry […]

Fishing – 10-6-2010

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 to move from deeper water and at times can be found in a couple feet […]

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 lunch at the Bridge Tender Inn, 135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies. […]

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 top, contemporary, stone base, $40. 941-795-8359. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER: OFF-white lacquer, three-piece, holds 27-inch TV, 72 […]