Author Archives: Bonner Joy

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Giddy up!

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales eight-horse hitch and beer wagon circles the roundabout Oct. 14 on its way to Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. The horses traveled from St. Louis for the appearance on Bridge Street in celebration of Gold Coast Eagle Distributing of Sarasota winning the Anheuser-Busch “Red Jacket Award.” Gold Eagle delivered cases of […]

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Car hits pedestrian near crosswalk

Witnesses on the street at 9:57 p.m. Oct. 12 called 911 after a car-pedestrian crash — injuring a 23-year-old Virginia woman — in the 900 block of Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach. The accident occurred when a green Nissan SUV, traveling southbound, struck Alexandra P. Matheny of Palmyra, Virginia, as she and her boyfriend […]

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Get the drawn butter ready, stone crab season is here

John Banyas, owner of the bayfront fish house at 4528 119th St. W. in Cortez, as well as Swordfish Grill restaurant and Cortez Bait and Seafood market on Cortez Road, celebrates the first delivery of stone crab claws to his docks. Banyas said: “It’s not what we wanted, but we got some,” adding the first pull will stock the fish market and restaurant for a day or two. Banyas has traps set in the Gulf between John’s Pass in Pinellas County and Venice. The price for medium-sized claws at the Cortez Market is expected to be about $17 per pound. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Anna Maria settles federal case with developer, avoids trial

The case between developer Shawn Kaleta and the city of Anna Maria is resolved — for now. Judge James D. Whittemore dismissed the case of Shawn Kaleta and Beach to Bay Construction LLC v. city of Anna Maria Oct. 11 in a document filed after the city’s notice of settlement in the U.S. District Court, […]

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Sea turtle season approaches the finish line

Another successful sea turtle season on Anna Maria Island is less than two weeks from ending. According to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, more than 25,000 hatchlings have emerged from nests on island beaches and trekked to the Gulf of Mexico. As season closes, the number of hatchlings has ebbed. All but […]

Island police blotter – 10-18-2017

Anna Maria Sept. 29, 300 block of Tarpon Street, theft. A cellphone was reported missing from a construction site. Oct. 5, 300 block of Magnolia Avenue, information. A resident called with concerns about a family member driving his mother’s vehicle. Anna Maria is policed by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. Bradenton Beach Oct. 5, 200 block […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

ITEMS FOR SALE CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC LAWNMOWER with 100-foot cord and grass catcher. Works great. $60 or best offer. 941-465-8535. COMPUTER: DELL DUAL core, refurbished, $60. 941-756-6728. WAKEBOARD, HYPERLITE WITH adjustable bindings, 16 x 56-inchs, like new, $135. 941-504-0526
. FULL/QUEEN DUVET with two shams. Brand new, unused. White/navy paisley pattern, $25. Text 830-928-3131 for pictures. ANTIQUE PARTNER […]

DUI arrestee gets probation

A Holmes Beach woman arrested for driving under the influence in February 2016 was sentenced to 12 months probation. Bonnie Pike, 51, pleaded no contest in 12th Circuit Court to the Sept. 28 DUI charge. Judge Doug Henderson ordered her to complete an advanced-DUI school program and serve on a victim-impact panel. He also suspended […]