Author Archives: Bonner Joy

HBPD arrests man after fight

A man found sleeping in a stairwell March 24 turned violent when Holmes Beach police woke him up. Luke Norris, 31, of Bradenton, was arrested for obstructing a police officer and disorderly intoxication in the 6000 block of Gulf Drive. Sgt. Mike Pilato attempted to wake Norris at about 7 a.m., when he became combative […]

Obituaries – 04-05-2017

Lance R. Bergeron Lance R. Bergeron, 59, died March 3. He lived on the island for many years and worked at the Publix Super Market in Holmes Beach while raising his two sons as a single parent. He was known for his sense of humor, love of sports — especially the Washington Redskins — and […]

Island police blotter – 04-05-2017

Anna Maria March 16, 10005 Gulf Drive, found property. A person turned in a pink money holder containing a large amount of cash. The property was secured by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach         March 28, Bridgewalk Resort, 100 Bridge St., theft. A visitor reported $300 […]

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

ITEMS FOR SALE TWO PLOTS: SKYWAY Gardens, section C, front, for sale. Sell for $2,195, asking $2,000 each, will split transaction fee. Call Donna, 941-465-7699. WINE COOLER: ALLAVINO two-zone wine storage refrigerator. 99-bottle capacity, two individual temperature-controlled zones. Black with glass door, 2 years old. $500. Call or text, 616-490-3814. COMPUTER: DELL DUAL core, refurbished, […]

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WMFR dedicates Station 3 to retired chief … and celebrates!

WMFR pulls out all the stops — its gear and some fire-safety bounce house activities for kids — for the open house that followed the dedication of Station 3 to former Chief Andy Price. Station 3, known as Station 1 during Price’s administration, served as the district’s main office and commission meeting quarters.

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Bradenton man arrested for DUI

Pedestrians jumped out of harm’s way as they crossed Bridge Street at about 11:33 p.m. March 10. Ryne M. Johnson, 26, of Bradenton, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence and ticketed for failure to use due care toward a pedestrian. Bradenton Beach Police Officers John Tsakiri and Steven Masi estimated Johnson’s […]

Anna Maria pursues special assessment tax

There’s a new tax coming for Anna Maria vacation homeowners. Commissioners authorized an agreement March 23 to hire a bond counselor to aid the city in instituting a special assessment tax. Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy has pushed for a special assessment tax based on the number of occupants licensed by the city in short-term […]