Tag Archives: 09-18-2013

Summer tourism, tax collections rise on AMI

Eric Cairns, owner of Cedar Cove Resort, 2710 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, said his summer occupancy exceeded his expectations. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Tourism increases on Anna Maria Island and in Manatee County are evident from the rise in resort tax collections. After all, it’s vacationers who fund future tourist development. For 27 of the past 28 months, the increase in resort tax …

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Holmes Beach ponders smokeless beaches, more shelters

Holmes Beach commissioners took up a discussion at their Sept. 12 work session about getting rid of butts on the beach — cigarette butts that is. Commissioners acknowledged an uphill climb in having a smokeless beach but, at the same …

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Real Estate – 09-18-2013

519 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,879 sfla / 2,710 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1967 on a 100×110 lot was sold 08/27/13, Stewart to Barton for $724,000; list $779,000. 212 77th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,800 sfla …

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Fishing – 09-18-2013

Cody Kongk, 8, brags about bringing home the most trout while visiting from Virginia. The family targeted fish in Sarasota Bay, taking home both redfish and trout from a charter trip with Capt. Warren Girle

September fishing, true to form for island-area anglers   Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains true to form for the third week of September. Redfish are carousing the flats from Miguel Bay to the south end of Sarasota Bay. Look …

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Richard Hazen and Lynn Tran discuss strategy with attorney David Levin during a break at a Sept. 12 code enforcement hearing regarding their tree house at Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Mark Young

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Island police blotter – 09-18-2013

Anna Maria • No available reports. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach • Sept. 11, 100 Bridge St., domestic battery. Police responded to a couple arguing. The woman said her boyfriend slapped her in the face during …

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Obituaries – 09-18-2013

Fay Erickson Fay Erickson, 98, of Westfield, N.Y., and Anna Maria Island, died Sept. 2 in New York. Mrs. Erickson was an avid bridge player and she loved Anna Maria. Internment was at Evergreen Rural Cemetery, Portland, N.Y. Mrs. Erickson …

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Calendar – 09-18-2013

Wednesday, Sept. 18 2 p.m. — “The ABCs of Alzheimer’s Disease,” Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 6 p.m. — Mana-Tweens Culture Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 7:31 p.m. — Official sunset …

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Sports – 09-18-2013

Mickey Hooke stops long enough to pose near the beachfront finish line at the Hollywood Beach Broaddwalk after the 10th annual Firefighters 5K, where he set yet another grandmasters division running record. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mickey Hooke

September sports survive heat, runner blazes 30th record   Weather can’t keep a good runner down. Whether it’s the slow season on Anna Maria Island, scorching hot weather or a slow start to the youth sports programs, September remains a …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100. 941-778-3920. QUEEN REVERSIBLE COMFORTER set, neutrals, excellent, $15, surge protector, $5, espresso/cappuccino maker, $10. 941-896-7902. TREADMILL NORDIC TRACK Walk Fit, cost $600, steal it for $100. good condition. 941-776-0876. WINDSURFING BOARD: Three sails, three booms, …

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