Author Archives: Bonner Joy

4 new Bert Harris claims hit Holmes Beach

The claims keep rolling in. Four new Bert Harris claims were filed Feb. 14 against the city of Holmes Beach, adding to an existing 19 claims. Attorneys for property owners allege two city vacation rental ordinances — one limiting occupancy to two persons per bedroom or six persons, whichever is greater, and another ordinance requiring […]

Bradenton man pleads no contest to drug charges

A 45-year-old Bradenton man arrested in Bradenton Beach with illegal drugs pleaded no contest to drug charges and 12th Circuit Judge Deno Economou granted him three years without jail to prove himself. The judge sentenced Robert F. Jones, 45, Jan. 31 to 36 months drug probation on three felony counts of possessing controlled substances and […]

Bradenton man arrested for projector theft

A 20-year-old Bradenton man already in jail in connection with a Longboat Key theft was arrested for the Jan. 28 theft of an outdoor projector in Anna Maria. Richard Parker was served with a warrant Feb. 14 for stealing a projector near the driveway of a residence in the 100 block of Willow. The outside […]

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Counterfeit hits Holmes Beach

Merchants beware. ’Tis the season for counterfeit money. Cupcake Delights, 3324 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, reported a man entered the shop at 4:14 p.m. Feb. 15 and presented a counterfeit $20 bill for payment. As the man was paying store owner Judy Owens, she marked the bill with a detector pen and the mark […]

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‘Idol’ to perform at wedding show

Musician David Oliver Willis, twice a contestant on “American Idol,” will perform Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Anna Maria Island Love Wedding Show. The show will take place 1-4 p.m. in the Neptune Room at the Seafood Shack Bar and Grill, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez. The show will feature vendors in the local wedding […]

Island police blotter – 02-22-2017

Anna Maria No reports. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Feb. 13, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive N., battery. Bradenton Beach police arrested a 37-year-old Bradenton woman who fled after she pulled the hair and scratched the neck of a woman while in the back seat of a parked vehicle. A witness […]

Obituaries – 02-22-2017

Wanda Bindley Figari Wanda Bindley Figari died Jan. 30. She was born in Evansville, Indiana, to Fred and Ethel Damm and lived there throughout her childhood. She received her undergraduate degree with honors from Indiana State University, where she also served as homecoming queen and president of Chi Omega, where she made many lifelong friends. […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

ITEMS FOR SALE TWO FOLDING BIKES for sale. $99 or best offer. 941-792-0310. HEBB ELECTRIC BIKE: Front disk brakes, excellent condition. New, $2,800, asking $1,300 or best offer. 813-892-7498. YOUTH TENNIS RACKETS: Two, used one week, $10 for both. HP 17-inch monitor, $10. 941-778-7226. ABOVE-STOVE MICROWAVE: white, $75. 941-356-1456. ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, $1,000. […]

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Growing talent

Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-graders Kylie Hoffman, left, Valeria Sanchez and Bryanna Sparks display their winning posters publicizing the Anna Maria Garden Club flower show. Each year, the garden club collaborates with AME in a contest to design posters for the show. Valeria’s “Blue Moon” poster won first, Bryanna’s poster won second and Kylie’s “Surfin’ […]