2 seats, 3 candidates for Holmes Beach commission

Three years into life on the Island and there is nothing holding Jean Peelen back from running for elected office and serving her community. This is the first year Peelen has been eligible to run for elective office, and Nov. …

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Politics pops at pre-election party

Political playground Joey Monetti, 11, campaigns Oct 20 at Popcorn & Politics outside The Islander. The newspaper hosted candidates and their supporters and voters for an event that focused on music and message in advance of the Nov. 2 election. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff

Joey Monetti is seven years from registering to vote, but that didn’t stop him from cheerleading for candidates Oct. 20. The 11-year-old, attending The Islander’s Popcorn & Politics party outside the newspaper office, touted several candidates for office Nov. 2, …

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6 run for 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 …

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HB youth seeks bike’s return

The bike — a silver Red Line with a torn seat — that was stolen from Holmes Beach resident Jake Ross. Islander Photo: Courtesy Lee Ross

Jake Ross says he never was more than 15 feet from his silver Red Line bicycle Oct. 16. So when he and his brother, along with friends, went to leave the Holmes Beach skate park that day, he was surprised …

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Robinson complaint against WMFR chiefs dismissed

An internal investigation conducted by the West Manatee Fire Rescue District Commission dismissed a complaint by Holmes Beach Commissioner Al Robinson that his constitutional right to free speech and assembly were violated by WMFR Chief Andy Price and Deputy Chief …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010

ITEMS FOR SALE TWO TWIN BEDSETS: Beds, frames, headboards, bedding, comforters with matching shams, pillows, two nightstands, lamp, two complimenting framed pictures. $450. WestBay Point and Moorings. 734-552-2109. DRESSER WITH SIX drawers and mirror plus two matching night tables. Beige wood. $100. Call 941-761-1928. …

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Sports – 10-27-2010

West Coast Surf Shop player Helio Gomez puts his head down and dribbles to the goal as Beach Bistro’s Hunter Parrish defends for his team during Premier Division soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Soccer teams jockey for playoff positions With the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s recreational soccer season heading into it’s final weeks, some teams are fighting for their playoff lives, while others are fighting for a preferred position in the standings …

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Island real estate transactions – 10-27-2010

227 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,600 sfla / 2,533 sfur 3bed/2bath pool home built in 1985 on a 90×100 lot was sold 09/30/10, Moore to Parry Izzard Holdings Inc. for $440,000; list $400,000. 309 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, …

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Island police blotter – 10-27-2010

Anna Maria • Oct. 15, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, information. Two apparently intoxicated people were told to leave Bayfest. • Oct. 18, 100 block of Crescent Drive, information. A homeowner who recently returned after a long vacation received …

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Obituaries – 10-27-2010

Paul Thomas Collins Paul Thomas Collins, of Sarasota, formerly of Worcester, Mass., and Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 18  following a battle with cancer. He was born March 8, 1942. Mr. Collins worked in real estate on Anna Maria Island …

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