Author Archives: Bonner Joy

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

ITEMS FOR SALE TWO WHITE, DISTRESSED twin headboards. Brand new, solid wood with coastal feel. Bought wrong sizes and can’t return. Paid $449/each. Asking $250/each. 847-707-0588. COMPUTER: DELL DUAL core, refurbished, $60. 941-756-6728. QUEEN-SIZE FUTON, used, excellent, beautiful, $50, oak entertainment center, three-pieces can be used separately, $100. 478-542-1883. HAND-HELD SHARK steam cleaner, accessories, $25. […]

Obituaries – 01-18-2017

Matthew James Klym Matthew James Klym, 46, formerly of Bradenton, died Dec. 27, 2016, in Veneta, Oregon. He was born in April 12, 1970, in Pittsburgh to James and Dianne Klym, He worked for about four years in the Holmes Beach public works department before he moved about 18 months ago to Oregon to be […]

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Islander of the year: soft-hearted Moose Lodge leader

You really couldn’t ask to meet a nicer guy. Or a more devoted member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. Or a softer, kinder, bigger-hearted man. He is Ernie Casali Jr. He has been the Moose Lodge administrator since 2003. And since he took over, membership at the Bradenton Beach lodge has grown to […]

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Islanders honored, remembered

The Islander takes pride in recognizing members of the Anna Maria Island community for their unselfish contributions and for making this slice of paradise an even better place to live. Since the newspaper started up in 1992, its path was to partner with community organizations, report the news of record and tell the tales of […]

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Graffiti on Crescent bridge

Graffiti on the Crescent Drive Bridge in Anna Maria was discovered in late December by public works director Ronald Jones. Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Russell Schnering, who heads the sheriff’s substation in Anna Maria, said deputies have no lead in the case. The graffiti was painted over by the public works department. Islander Photo: […]

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Now reporting for The Islander

Introducing Jennifer Sheppard, reporter for The Islander, covering the city of Holmes Beach and other areas of interest. Sheppard is a native of Central Florida, and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of South […]

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Runners take your mark

Youngsters dart from the starting line at the Anna Maria Elementary Dolphin Dash in 2016. This year’s event takes place Saturday, Jan. 14, with age-group awards and two races — a 5K and a 1-mile fun run — gets underway with 5K registration at 7 a.m. at AME, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Proceeds go […]

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Cortez man arrested for DUI

A Cortez man was arrested for driving under the influence in Bradenton Beach at more than three times the legal blood-alcohol limit after police observed him driving and weaving a Honda on the road without headlights at night. Jeffery Pansiera, 30, was traveling north on Bay Drive North at 1:53 a.m. Dec. 16 when BBPD […]