Category Archives: 10-13-2010

Haas-Martens’ connection to citizens runs deep

Sandy Haas-Martens, 63, has been a retired banker for 15 years. “But I’m too young to sit at home and watch soap operas and eat bonbons,” she said. And Haas-Martens is so connected to her community it only makes sense she’s running for a sixth consecutive term on Holmes Beach City Commission. She’s held elected […]

Rigney wants to keep WMFR rolling

John Rigney says he’s certified in just about everything related to fire rescue, which is one of the reasons he said he should be elected to his fourth term at West Manatee Fire Rescue. Rigney, 52, is a fire inspector at North River Fire District in Palmetto. He worked as a firefighter at the Longboat […]

Ricci backed by business experience

It’s his businesses sense, including knowledge of how to stretch a dollar, that Scott Ricci says makes him a good candidate for the West Manatee Fire Rescue District commission. Ricci, 66, has lived in Holmes Beach 16 years. But it’s the experience he gained from two businesses away from the Island that he says would […]

Mulyck relies versatile background

Mike Mulyck believes his background in the telecommunications industry, including 15 years as a safety and risk manager and as a volunteer firefighter, in St. Paul, Minn., make him a strong candidate for West Manatee Fire Rescue. “I just think my background is helpful and I look at it as volunteering my services to the […]

Carleton: change is crucial

Michael Carleton wants a chance to inform the public about what he calls an unbelievable amount of wasteful spending by the West Manatee Fire Rescue district. And he’s asking to be voted in as a WMFR commissioner Nov. 2 so he can begin to turn around a problem with public safety that he said has […]

Tyler calls for consolidation

Larry Tyler has 13 years of experience on the West Manatee Fire Rescue District board of commissioners and 10 years of fire experience in Beloit, Wis. He believes experience matters and makes him an ideal candidate for another term as a WMFR commissioner. “I love the fire service,” said Tyler, a 74-year-old resident of Cortez, […]

Sports – 10-13-2010

AMICC soccer division standings tighten It was another exciting week of soccer at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Aside from Division III where undefeated Fran Maxon Real Estate holds a 9-point cumulative lead in the standings, each of the other divisions are too close to call. The Premier Division is really tight as all […]

Island police blotter – 10-13-2010

Anna Maria Oct. 6, 100 block of Park Avenue, information. Complainant reported someone removed an air compressor for the outside of a residence. Oct. 7, 100 block of Hammock Ave., grand theft. The complainant reported he left more than $10,000 worth of jewelry on a front table in the home and woke up to find […]

Obituaries – 10-13-2010

Grace F. Burgin Grace F. Boswell Burgin, 89, of Bradenton, formerly of Clearwater and Pennsauken, N.J., died Oct. 2. Ms. Burgin was a life member of the Delaware Gardens Volunteer Fire Company, Ladies Auxiliary in Pennsauken and attended Calvary Community Baptist Church in Pennsauken. Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell […]