Category Archives: 11-07-2012

Cortez burglar sentenced to jail, probation

A 20-year-old Bradenton man, convicted of stealing cars, burglarizing homes and vehicles and leading law enforcement on an early morning chase in Cortez last year, was sentenced to five years in state prison with five years probation. Charles H. Leonard was sentenced to the Florida Department of Corrections and credited for 491 days served on […]

Anna Maria city election to come after Election Day

Anna Maria voters on Nov. 6 had no city election on the ballot. The two candidates who qualified for the two seats up for election on the commission — incumbent Commissioner Chuck Webb and newcomer Nancy Yetter — were unopposed and automatically elected. Mayor Mike Selby declined to seek a second term and no one […]

Electrical issue causes Magnolia Avenue fire

West Manatee Fire Rescue was contacted at 8:17 a.m., Oct. 29, regarding a structure fire at 206 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The first of four WMFR fire trucks, as well as one from Longboat Key Fire Rescue, began arriving on the scene four minutes later. According to WMFR Fire Marshal Jim Davis, the blaze started […]

Schoolhouse celebrates 100th year Nov. 10

Family fun is what the Nov. 10 Cortez Rural Graded Schoolhouse centennial celebration is all about, according to Florida Maritime Museum director Karen Riley-Love. “It is a one-day event, free to the public and to celebrate 100 years of the building and its impact on the community,” said Riley-Love. “We will be having an old-fashioned, […]

Bradenton Beach woman arrested for aggravated battery

A 32-year-old Bradenton Beach woman faces a felony aggravated battery charge after allegedly breaking a glass of beer on another woman’s face. According to the probable cause affidavit, Kindell Carnett, 201 Bay Drive N., became engaged in a verbal argument Oct. 31 with another woman at the Sports Bar, 118 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. A […]

Cortez man charged with felony theft

A 55-year-old Cortez man was arrested Nov. 1 at 5640 14th St. W., Bradenton. Robert Lippert, 4412 123rd St. W., was charged with petit theft, but he has multiple prior offenses making the charge a felony. He was booked into the Manatee County jail on $1,000 bond, but he was placed on a hold due […]

Islander-Holmes Beach veteran ceremony Nov. 9

Local military veterans are invited to The Islander’s seventh annual Veterans Day Salute starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, outdoors at the Veterans Memorial marker at  Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Coffee service at 8:30 a.m. is sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe of Holmes Beach. At 9 a.m., the […]

Bridge Street Merchants celebrates Veterans Day

The Bridge Street Merchants invite veterans, active duty service members and the public to a Veterans Day celebration 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Bridge Street Market on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.         Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy will deliver a remembrance speech and honor veterans with a plaque.         The Palma Sola VFW […]

Island real estate transactions – 11-07-2012

202 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 3,813 sfla / 4,982 sfur 8bed/5½bath/2car pool home built in 2009 on a 59×106 lot was sold 10/12/12, Poseidon Adverntures LLC to Silber for $1,250,000; list $1,390,000. 2114 Ave. A, Bradenton Beach, a 2,591 sfla / 3,307 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 2008 on a 50×100 lot was sold […]

Obituaries – 11-07-2012

James G. ‘Jim’ Davis James J. “Jim” Davis, 90, of Holmes Beach and a native of Atlanta, died Nov. 3. He attended Boys High School and Georgia Tech before entering the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet in 1942, graduating as a pilot the following year. He served as a pilot in the […]