Author Archives: Bonner Joy

Speeder, 2nd-DUI offender sentenced to probation

A 36-year-old man pleaded no contest to driving under the influence and was sentenced to 12 months probation and completion of an advanced DUI course. Chandler Variot of Bradenton was sentenced Feb. 6 by 12th Circuit Judge Mark Singer. Holmes Beach police arrested Variot in September 2016 after an officer stopped his vehicle traveling 70 […]

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Bird runs new Skyway

Islander cartoonist Joe Bird, who currently resides in New Orleans, is shown on the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge after running a race to commemorate the bridge opening in April 1987. Construction of the Skyway began in 1984 and ended in February 1987. Islander Courtesy Photo

Obituaries – 02-15-2017

Elizabeth Christie-Cline Elizabeth Christie-Cline died Feb. 4. She is remembered by her family as an amazing woman with a heart of gold. Born Feb. 26, 1939, in Des Moines, Iowa, she grew as a young farm girl until she left the Midwest for the Florida west coast and the Gulf of Mexico. She rooted her […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017

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Island police blotter – 02-15-2017

Anna Maria Jan. 27, 100 block of Tern, probation violation. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies confronted a juvenile for violating a court-imposed curfew. He subsequently was arrested at Manatee High School and transported to a juvenile detention center. Jan. 30, North Bay Boulevard and Crescent Drive, disturbance. MCSO deputies responded to a call about a juvenile […]

Sunken boat removal, remnant of former mayor

John Banyas, owner of Cortez-based N.E. Taylor Boatworks, stands on the 46-foot Tayana sailboat he salvaged Jan. 30. The boat sank in the Bradenton Beach anchorage near Bridge Street some time during September 2016 storms. According to BBPD Lt. John Cosby, former Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti was the registered boat owner when the city […]

Cortez woman pleads no contest to DUI

A no-contest plea to a charge of driving under the influence in November 2016 has ended in an order for a 12-month probation and assessment of $2,366 in fines and costs. Twelfth Circuit Judge Doug Henderson sentenced Alicia Moore, 30, to the DUI probation and time served in jail for driving on a revoked license. […]