Category Archives: 10-20-2010

2 run for each of 3 WMFR commission seats

Incumbents Mike Mulyck and Larry Tyler and John Rigney will face off against political newcomers Scott Ricci, Michael Carleton and Mondher Kobrosly for three seats on the West Manatee Fire Rescue District commission in the Nov. 2 general election. Mulyck is an Anna Maria homeowner and has been part of the fire and rescue service […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

ITEMS FOR SALE MIRRORS: 64 x 36 inch, three for $30. Desk, country French, hutch, 45 x 26, $50. 941-795-8359. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, OFF-white lacquer, three pieces, 72 x 78 inch, will hold 27-inch TV, $75. 941-795-8359. COMPUTER: 2.4 GHz with newly loaded Windows XP-PRO, $100.  941-756-6728. SEWING MACHINE: OLD Singer in cabinet, runs good, $25. Call 941-761-1928. […]

Bayfest celebrates 10 years

The big bass boom from Bayfest beckoned Gail and Paul Junger from the beach Oct. 16. “We were over at the beach, on the Gulf, and we could hear the music,” Paul Junger of Lakewood Ranch said. “We packed up and came over and found this big party.” The party turned out to be the […]

Webb: Anna Maria LDR rewrite ‘painful’ process

Make no mistake, Anna Maria Commissioner Chuck Webb told commissioners at their Oct. 14 work session, “Rewriting land-development regulations is absolutely a huge, painful process.” Webb should know from experience. He worked for Charlotte County as an attorney during the LDR rewrite process there. “I have done this before and it’s a lot of work,” […]

Stoltzfus asks court to dismiss intervention

Ex-Anna Maria Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus filed a motion with the Florida 2nd District Court of Appeal Oct. 15, requesting that it dismiss an Oct. 12 filing from Citizens for Sunshine Inc. pertaining to his appeal of his recall. Stoltzfus’ attorney, Richard Harrison, said the reply from Citizens, written by attorney Andrea Flynn Mogensen, should be […]

September tourism climbs 16 percent

Although September is supposed to be Anna Maria Island’s slowest month for visitors, the occupancy figures reported by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for last month show a 16.5 percent gain from September 2009. The increase put occupancy of Island accommodations at 45.9 percent, up 16.5 percent from the 39.4 percent reported for […]

City answers citizen complaint

A 7-year-old development dispute is reaching a judicial review at the Manatee County courthouse, where Bradenton Beach resident and property owner Ken Lohn has lodged a complaint against the city. Lohn has been challenging a development neighboring his bayfront property in Bradenton Beach for years. Last summer, he took the city to court over the […]

No high-rise condos on Perico – yet

The first phase of Minto Communities Inc.’s north Perico Island housing project is 48 attached dwellings in a two-story configuration, not high-rise condominiums as former owner St. Joe Co. planned in its site plan in 2004. Tim Polk of the Bradenton Planning Department said he did an “administrative review” of the site plan for Minto […]

Court affirms Cumber’s conviction

Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeal affirmed earlier this month a lower court ruling that sent William J. Cumber back to prison. The former Islander was returned to prison in May 2009 for violating probation on an arson conviction. Cumber challenged the prison sentence, but even his attorneys disputed his reasons for an appeal. Cumber, […]