The aggravated battery case against islander Jarrett C. Bottjer has been dropped. According to Lee County Clerk of Court records, the case never even made it to trial. According to Clerk of Court reports, the arraignment, scheduled for April 2, was cancelled with no further information available.Bottjer was taken into custody on March 13 after he allegedly struck another man with a bottle in front of the Loose Caboose Restaurant.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Only one thing makes Mila Wyman happier than big A-frames and the sun on her shoulders, and that’s a day when the water is small and there are happy kids around her. While much of her time is spent in classrooms, the special education teacher/student/champion surfer is looking forward to heading west this summer for the opportunity of a lifetime.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - One little spit of land, stretching four blocks in length. Gilchrist Avenue has caused a whole lot of controversy lately, and many are confused as to just what the fuss is all about.
The breakdown: There are two plans floating around, and one of them might be picked as the winner. How much parking, what type of parking, and landscaping are the issues being discussed.
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Gibbs Tolsdorf, the son of Boots and Dick Tolsdorf, is on top of the world. The goal this avid bicycle rider has had for the last few months has been to win a Michelin Pro4 bicycle for the Cadence Foundation in Philadelphia. He entered a contest last summer, as we reported in the Beacon, and waited for the votes to be tallied. Many island residents and his biking friends returned to the site again and again, voting for Gibbs all the way.
BY LIZA STROUT - A curious mix of Scottish Wolfhound, Dalmatian and an unknown form of shepherd, Easy was once a favorite of the Seventh Street dog park and owned human Dick Robb for a time. These days, Easy lives in North Carolina, with Reka Korrosy.
One day this winter, Easy became a true hero.
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