Author Archives: Bonner Joy

Obituaries – 03-22-2017

Betty L. Guthrie Betty L. Guthrie, 84, Cortez, died March 12. She was born in Detroit and moved to Cortez in 1942 from Grand Ledge, Michigan. She was an active member of Church of Christ Church in Cortez since 1952. She was the owner/operator of Betty’s Beauty Salon for 17 years, an award-winning manager of […]

Island police blotter – 03-22-2017

Anna Maria March 3, Sunrise Garden Resort, 512 Spring Ave., trespass/theft. Vacationers who arrived at their accommodation found an unknown woman in their unit. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy warned the woman for trespassing and asked the state attorney to issue a theft charge for the $200 value of the rental. March 3, 200 block […]

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Judge agrees to hear 
‘derelict vessel’ case

A derelict vessel case veered off an ordinary course March 7 in 12th Circuit Court. Clad in a Bud Light T-shirt, jeans and white fishing boots, bait monger John Maguire III stood in the courtroom as his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Rebecca Degel, addressed the court. Degel asked Judge Mark Singer to set a hearing […]

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St. Pat’s parade set to entertain March 19

Anna Maria Island will show off its enthusiasm for all things Irish Sunday, March 19. Sean Murphy, the Beach Bistro, Eat Here and the Doctor’s Office will present the 18th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Murphy, in a news release, said the idea for the parade was hatched in a bar. He and journalist Vin […]

Island police blotter – 03-15-2017

Anna Maria Feb. 26, 501 Pine Ave., found property. A gold ring was left on a jewelry counter by a woman who had tried on rings at the specialty store. The clerk gave the ring to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach March 3, 135 Bridge St., […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

ITEMS FOR SALE COMPUTER DELL DUAL core, refurbished, $60. 941-756-6728. WHITE WICKER BEDROOM set, twin, $100. 941-778-9476 or 941-704-3283. PATIO TABLE AND chairs, $75, patio lounge, $35, sweeper, $25. 937-622-0790. ADULT TRICYCLE: THREE- wheel bike, brand new, big seat, large basket, easy to ride, still in box! $275, firm. 941-212-1742. ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, […]

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Officer joins Bradenton Beach Police Department

New Bradenton Beach Police Department Officer Alex Hurt, left, stands Feb. 23 with Mayor Bill Shearon and BBPD Chief Sam Speciale after being sworn in by the clerk at city hall. Hurt started patrol duties Feb. 27. Islander Photo: Courtesy city of Bradenton Beach

Holmes Beach limits pet sales, bans medical marijuana dispensaries

No puppy in the window for sale. Holmes Beach commissioners unanimously voted Feb. 28 to restrict pet sales and prohibit marijuana dispensaries. The restriction on pet sales prohibits the retail sale of dogs and cats from commercial establishments, public areas and flea markets, with exceptions for animal shelters, welfare organizations and home-based breeders. Commissioners made […]