Author Archives: Bonner Joy

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Passed out motorist arrested for DUI

A tip from three pedestrians led Holmes Beach police to arrest a female resident for driving under the influence. The woman was asleep at the wheel. HBPD Officer Alan Bores was parked in a lot on Marina Drive Sept. 2, when three men approached him around 9:45 p.m. and said a woman was asleep at […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ITEMS FOR SALE 1983 JOHN DEERE 8820 combine with header. Runs good. Does the job. $9,500 or best offer. Call Thomas for further details at 360-298-5082. 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 […]

Island police blotter – 09-27-2017

Anna Maria Sept. 11, 800 block of North Shore Drive, open door/window. During a routine patrol, a broken window was observed at a residence. The rear door was found unlocked and officers entered, found water on the floor and several drawers opened. The house was secured and attempts to locate a keyholder were made. Anna […]

Obituaries – 09-27-2017

Anthony ‘Tony’ Manali Sr. Anthony “Tony” Manali Sr., 93, of Anna Maria, died peacefully at home Sept. 24. He was born the youngest of six siblings in Tampa Nov. 15, 1923, to Charles and Nancy (Sciambra) Manali,. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he married the love of his life, Carmen […]

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Anna Maria Island and Cortez spared

The U.S. flag displayed at the Seafood Shack Marina, Bar and Grill was damaged by Hurricane Irma but the shack and the boats moored at its marina did well considering the high winds and even higher gusts experienced Sept. 10-11. Islander Photo: Michael Stahr

Post-Irma, photographer embarks on photo tour

By Jack Elka, Special to The Islander Immediately after Hurricane Irma passed, I decided to get into a plane and fly the Southwest coast of Florida to see and photograph any damage. I knew people would want to see their properties — whether damaged or safe. Even before the storm, I received emails from owners […]

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Come on back

Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer, right, coordinates re-entry at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11 with a Bradenton police officer following the evacuation for Hurricane Irma. Islander Photo: Michael Stahr

Island police blotter – 09-20-2017

Anna Maria Sept. 11, City Pier Restaurant, Anna Maria City Pier, 100 N. Bay Blvd., criminal damage. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a smashed window. No missing items were reported. Anna Maria is policed by MCSO. Bradenton Beach No reports. Bradenton Beach is policed by Bradenton Beach Police Department. Cortez No […]