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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 […]

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Turtle watch, county to restore dunes

“Please keep off dunes” signs line the plantings between the Coquina Beach Trail and Coquina and Cortez beaches in Bradenton Beach. The dunes are a part of erosion control for the beaches and grasses are planted on them to anchor the sand. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring plans to work in conjunction with Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department to rebuild dunes, plant sea oats and other grasses and provide signs to protect the dunes. AMITW is hoping for funding to partner with Anna Maria Elementary on a spring project to create signage. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes

Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation posted the following advisory for the week of Oct. 9: • SR 789/Gulf Drive from SR 64/Manatee Avenue to SR 684/Cortez Road: Manatee County is installing new force mains and water mains. For more information, visit • SR 789 at the Longboat Key Drawbridge: Crews are working on the […]

Red tide not detected

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was not reported in Manatee County the week ending Oct. 6. For more information about red tide in Florida, go to

Fire house to hold open house

The West Manatee Fire Rescue District will host an open house Saturday, Oct. 14, at Station 1. WMFR will offer tours of the station, display equipment, serve hot dogs and hamburgers, put up a bounce house and host a face-painter. An announcement promised “the hottest event of the day in all of Manatee County.” Station […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

ITEMS FOR SALE VINTAGE BAMBOO LOVE seat and chair, $100, king headboard wicker, $75, large bamboo chair, $75. 901-488-6183. WAKEBOARD, HYPERLITE WITH adjustable bindings, 16 x 56-inchs, like new, $135. HYPERLINK “tel:(941)%20504-0526″941-504-0526
. ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, $1,000. See at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. FOUR OAK OFFICE chairs: Antiques, perfect […]