Category Archives: 10-27-2010

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. 2 she challenges incumbents Sandy Haas-Martens and John Monetti for one of two Holmes Beach […]

Politics pops at pre-election party

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, including incumbent Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, state legislative candidate Jim Boyd, Holmes Beach Commissioner […]

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 is an Anna Maria homeowner and has been part of the fire and rescue service […]

HB youth seeks bike’s return

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 to find his bicycle missing. “I was kind of in shock and couldn’t believe it […]

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 Brett Pollock. Board member Larry Tyler was appointed by WMFR District Commission Chair John Rigney […]

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. STAINLESS-STEEL DOUBLE sink, kitchen cabinet doors (beige Formica), hardware. All, very good condition. $100. Call […]

Sports – 10-27-2010

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 to avoid a troublesome matchup in the first playoff round. There’s been some movement in […]

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, a 2,100 sfla / 3,892 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1997 on a 65×101 lot […]

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 a water bill for $1,800. A typical monthly bill is $25. • Oct. 21, 200 […]

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 and in Sarasota. He was an avid boater and he loved the beaches of Anna […]