Advertising Networks of Florida

Archive for 2014

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Holiday jingle

In the holiday spirit, The Islander offers its 12 days of an Anna Maria Island Christmas. The “12 days” in the original song, with heavy religious symbolism, refers to the days from the first day of Christmas, Dec. 25, to the eve of the epiphany. But sing when you will, merrily ...

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Bradenton Beach pier restaurant owner pays rent, looks forward

It was business as usual Dec. 17 at the Cast-n-Cage Restaurant, and Roland Pena intended to keep it that way. In November, Bradenton Beach city commissioners gave Pena through Dec. 20 to pay $11,856.79, the amount needed to bring his rent current on the Historic Bridge Street Pier. “It will be paid,” ...

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Recall of Bradenton Beach mayor now underway

Proponents of a recall election for Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon have begun seeking signatures from voters. Former Bradenton Beach Commissioner Peter Barreda, who is the chair of the Committee to Recall William Shearon, said Dec. 19, “We’re going through the process of getting the signatures. “I think everything is going as ...

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Grand jury indicts Avalos on 1st-degree murder

The state will bring first-degree murder charges against Andres “Andy” Avalos for the Dec. 4 triple homicide in Bradenton. “We felt the evidence supported the grand jury’s consideration of the charges and they came back and indicted,” said 12th Judicial Circuit Court Assistant State Attorney Art Brown, who added what was ...

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Probation orders seek to end BUI prosecution

An Anna Maria man entered a no-contest plea to a charge of boating while under the influence and was sentenced to 12 months on probation. Christopher J. Callahan, 21, pleaded no contest Oct. 14 and was adjudicated guilty. Callahan was arrested in June by the U.S. Coast Guard after he ran a ...

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Zephyrhills woman agrees to court intervention

An erratic motorist on North Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria has entered a pretrial intervention program in 12th Judicial Circuit Court. Amandia Hester Sharbono, 31, of Zephyrhills, was arrested in July by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office after a citizen’s report of a swerving vehicle in Anna Maria. Judge Andrew Owens Jr. ...

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Car thief suspect escapes jail, arrested again

A man arrested in August for eluding law enforcement in Cortez made a second attempt to get away. Meren Ed Thompson, 43, of Sarasota, was arrested Dec. 6 by a Seminole County Sheriff deputy on a warrant after a Nov. 23 escape from the Manatee County jail. Thompson had been serving time ...

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Eyes on the road

Local law enforcement remind those indulging in holiday cheer to travel with a designated driver or use public transportation. And there is a caution for motorists to stay alert on island roads, especially near the beaches and commercial centers, where there are many pedestrians — who may or may not be ...

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Obituaries – 12-24-2014

Col. John Atkinson Retired U.S. Air Force Col. John Atkinson, 96, of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 24. Col. Atkinson was born Nov. 3, 1918, in Auburn, Alabama. He served with the U.S. Air Force as a pilot during World War II and the Korean Conflict, retiring after 30 years as a colonel. He ...

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

[private levels="islander-ipass-account"] [book id='253' /] [/private]


Can't find the news story you were looking for? Click here to visit our archive pages.

Join Our Mailing List


Sign up for breaking news notices and weekly news and classified reminders via your e-mail.

To advertise here, please
visit our rates page
or contact us at:
sales@islander.org
Phone: (941) 778-7978
Fax: (941) 778-9392

 Newspapers  Newspapers  Newspapers  Newspapers  Newspapers

 Newspapers  Newspapers  Newspapers  Newspapers  Newspapers