Category Archives: 10-20-2010

Anna Maria man arrested in pain clinic bust

Tampa police arrested Dr. John Lanning, 75, of Sycamore Avenue in Anna Maria for allegedly operating a pain management clinic without a license. A relatively new Tampa city ordinance toughens rules for pain clinics. Several clinics were closed for allegedly operating as pill mills for patients with questionable prescriptions. Islander news partner Mike Quinn, publisher […]

WMFR discusses strategic plan, pension ordinance

The West Manatee Fire District commissioners at a special meeting Oct. 11 discussed the first draft of a strategic plan as presented in first reading of a pension ordinance. In the WMFR’s stop/restart pension plan provides money to WMFR from the state through insurance premiums to help fund firefighters’ retirements. But WMFR Chief Andy Price […]

Fishing – 10-20-2010

Four-tide days rev-up fall fishing Bait is getting thicker off the beaches as water temperatures dip, and that could mean kingfish will be swarming through the area. But there needs to be another cold front — or two — to trigger a healthy kingfish run. Four-tide days this week will make one of the best […]

Sports – 10-20-2010

AMICC soccer standings remain tight The battle for first place is going to go down to the wire in all divisions of the Anna Maria Island Community Center Soccer League except Division III, where undefeated Fran Maxon Real Estate holds an eight-point lead and is the only team with a winning record. Connie’s Landscaping and […]

Island real estate transactions – 10-20-2010

3212 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,722 sfla / 2,072 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulffront home built in 1979 on a 102×103 lot was sold 09/30/10, Edwards to Frank for $1,300,000; list $1,429,000. 721 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,612 sfla / 3,523 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car Gulffront home built in 1967 on a 60×92 lot was sold […]

Island police blotter – 10-20-2010

Anna Maria Oct. 7, 113 Hammock Ave., grand theft. A man reported jewelry left on a table valued at more than $10,000 stolen from his rental unit overnight. Oct. 9, 807 Jacaranda Road, animal nuisance. A woman reported that barking dogs at the neighbor’s residence disturbed her quality of life. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office […]

Obituaries – 10-20-2010

Robert L. Baldwin Robert L. Baldwin, 85, of Bradenton Beach, died Oct. 10. He was born on Sept. 30, 1925, in Manawa, Wis. Mr. Baldwin served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a nose gunner. He flew on a B-24 for 18 missions during World War II. On April 22, 1950, he married Claire […]

Islander Calendar – 10-20-2010

Wednesday, Oct. 20 11 a.m. — “Marie Curie — the Matriarch of a Nobel Family” with James Vartuli at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. Noon — Anna Maria Garden Club presents “Water Conservation” with guest Jack Tichenor from Manatee County Extension Service, at Roser Church, 512 Pine […]