Author Archives: Bonner Joy

Island police blotter – 11-23-2016

Anna Maria Oct. 31, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., trespass. A man was issued a trespass warning for sleeping in a wooded area. He told a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy he missed a trolley to Bradenton Beach, where he sometimes lives on a boat, so he decided to sleep on the beach. After the […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016

ITEMS FOR SALE WOOL RUG: MACHINE washable 9-by-6-feet tan, sage, eggshell. Very soft and thick, good quality. $95. 941-779-9781. ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, $1,000. See at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. FOUR OAK OFFICE chairs: Antiques, perfect for eclectic dining set. The Islander newspaper, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. […]

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How the SOE decided on Webb’s challenges

Anna Maria Commissioner Chuck Webb filed 96 challenges against voters Nov. 7, the day before Election Day. As a result, 28 voters who went to the polls Nov. 8 were given a provisional ballot to fill out, and their votes were not tallied with the results that night. Instead, their votes were sent to the […]

Red tide persists

A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida from southern Pinellas to Collier County, according to surveys reported Nov. 10. Karenia brevis was observed in very low to medium concentrations in 12 samples collected from Manatee County. K. brevis also was observed in Pinellas, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier counties. Fish […]

Adjudication on home invasion withheld

Two cases against a 25-year-old West Virginia man arrested New Year’s Day in Holmes Beach ended in October with no assessment of guilt. Adjudication was withheld Oct. 18 by 12th Circuit Judge Mark Singer in the state’s case against Michael B. Willis, who pleaded no contest to trespass, possessing marijuana and criminal mischief charges in […]

Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following alerts for the area: • State Road 789, from Broadway Street to North Shore Road on Longboat Key: Crews are constructing new sidewalks and a pedestrian crossing, improving drainage, installing lighting and adding signs and pavement markings. Motorists should expect possible daytime single-lane closures and flagging operations. […]