Author Archives: Bonner Joy

Swimming halted in Palma Sola Beach South

Due to elevated bacteria, a “No Swim Advisory” is in effect for Palma Sola Beach South in Manatee County.         The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County lists two areas of Palma Sola Beach South, 100 feet west of 81st Street on the south side of the Manatee Avenue/State Road 64 causeway, with elevated […]

Obituaries – 02-08-2017

Pauline ‘Polly’ W. Mooney Pauline “Polly” W. Mooney, 97, of Meadville, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 27. She was born Sept. 22, 1919, to the late Frank and Estella (Witherow) Wolford. On July 3, 1942, she married Merle A. Mooney, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Warren Business College in 1939 and from 1960-74 she was […]

Island police blotter – 02-08-2017

Anna Maria Jan. 15, suspicious incident. A report to a Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy advised of an alleged criminal event. A woman told authorities about a possible crime involving three males. A subsequent report indicated MCSO investigators determined there was no criminal act. Jan. 24, 200 block of Iris Street, battery. An 80-year-old woman reported […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

ITEMS FOR SALE COMPUTER: DELL DUAL core, refurbished, $60. 941-756-6728. ABOVE-STOVE MICROWAVE: white, $75. 941-356-1456. WICKER HENRY LINK sofa, loveseat, chair, ottoman with cushions, end tables, coffee table, $1,500. 941-504-0526. INDOOR PICKLEBALLS: SIX balls, most never used, $5. 815-978-7132. AEROBED PILLOWTOP: FULL, $75, rattan tropical print chair, $100, folding bag table, $20. 941-201-6840, 703-732-4178. SIX-PERSON FISHING […]

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Holmes Beach arrests 18-year-old for marijuana

An 18-year-old man was arrested for possessing 0.8 grams of marijuana following a Jan. 4 traffic stop. Andre Goolcharan of Bradenton was arrested in the 700 block of Manatee Avenue after police asked him to leave the Manatee Public Beach parking lot at 11:14 p.m. The park closes at 10 p.m. Officer Alan Bores reported […]

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BBPD acquires a new ride

Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale tests a new Segway SE-3 Patroller Jan. 24 outside the police station on Highland Avenue. The $10,000Segway was funded by the Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. The district recently added a late-night patrol on Bridge Street on weekends. The Segway will allow a patrol officer quicker response in the […]

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Student artists prep for Cortez fest

Student artists Karin Okamura, Hunter Kolbars and Keiyi Okamura paint cardboard boxes Jan. 21 outside Fisherman’s Hall in Cortez in preparation for the Feb. 18-19 Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. The boxes will become garbage receptacles at the event. Karen and Keiyi attend Manatee School For the Arts in Palmetto and Hunter attends Manatee High School. […]