Category Archives: 10-26-2011

HB man arrested for suspended license

A 43-year-old Holmes Beach man faces a series of charges following a vehicle stop in the 3400 block of Sixth Avenue on Oct. 15. The Holmes Beach Police Department arrested Ronald W. Hadley for driving on a suspended license, a felony classification on the third offense. Hadley also faces a charge of an open container, […]

Coast Guard rescues diver

A U.S. Coast Guard crew stationed in Cortez helped rescue a scuba diver who went missing after separating from friends. The incident occurred Oct. 15 about 9 miles southwest of Sarasota Pass. The agency reported that a 43-year-old Sarasota man was scuba diving with friends at about 7:30 p.m. when he became separated from the […]

Breaking waves in BB

With heavy rain on the horizon, Cortez Beach is left to surfers and surf-watchers Oct. 18. The National Weather Service issued an advisory warning that a low-pressure system moving over the eastern Gulf of Mexico would cause high, hazardous surf, as well as strong wind. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff

CHFR votes down merger, WMFR holds meeting

Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue board members voted 4-1 Oct. 13 to end any possible merger of the Cedar Hammock and West Manatee Fire Rescue departments. At the WMFR meeting Oct. 20, the vote-down was a major topic. Board chairman Larry Tyler remarked that WMFR Chief Andy Price “put a lot of work” into the proposal. […]

Islander Calendar – 10-26-2011

Wednesday, Oct. 26         11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Einstein discussion group presents “Is France right to ban headscarves on Muslim girls?” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-1392.         5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Blue Water […]

Island police blotter – 10-26-2011

Anna Maria
 • Oct. 10, 500 block of South Bay Boulevard, theft. A resident reported the theft of a garbage can to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. • Oct. 13, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, burglary. The MCSO investigated a burglary to a residence. Items valued at $1,600 were taken. • Oct. 15, 100 […]

Fall Festival and Costume Parade

Maureen Loveland’s class of “kinderbats” is ready to walk the Fall Festival parade route from the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce to the Anna Maria Elementary School campus. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love

Sports – 10-26-2011

Soccer continues at center   “The beautiful game” continues at the Anna Maria Island Community Center in six age divisions, ranging from the youngest instructional division players up to premier and adult divisions, but the season is winding down and heading toward playoffs. And when the playoffs begin, the regular-season record no long matters. It’s […]