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City pier beach

The recent dredging of the Bimini Bay-Key Royale channel by the West Coast Inland Navigation District pumped enough material to the designated shoreline by the Anna Maria City Pier to create a beach estimated to be about 500 feet wide …

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DEP issues 2 warnings for cutting mangroves

An area of 9,500 square feet of cut mangroves on the bay at 28th Street, Holmes Beach, has resulted in warning letters to two property owners from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and a continuing investigation. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued warning letters Feb. 29 to two property owners on 28th Street in Holmes Beach for trimming mangroves without a permit. The mangrove alteration, which topped approximately 5 feet from the 12- to 16-foot …

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Parking, traffic and civility plague business

“You gave me a great opener,” said Birget Sesterhenn, of the Island Florist, before telling Holmes Beach city commissioners March 13 of parking and traffic problems that have “severely affected” her business in the Island Shopping Center, 5312 Marina Drive. …

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And the winner is….

Penny Reinholz, left, Kay Beverly and Anne Horne congratulate Harold Bergstrom on winning the prize quilt raffle at the March 17 Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of Homes. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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Teein off to help stop hunger

A player at Key Royale Club golf course, in Holmes Beach, lines up a putt during the March 13 Putting for the Pantry golf tournament. The fundraiser benefitted the Roser Food Pantry at the Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Mark Young

golfer Sam Snead once said, “If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they’d starve to death.” It’s not common to equate golf and hunger, but such was the case March …

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Roadwatch, March 21-28

Anna Maria pipeline work begins this week The Manatee County Utilities Department will be installing new sewer pipes along North Shore Drive in Anna Maria beginning this week. The project is between Cypress Avenue and Palm Avenue, a MCUD press …

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Island real estate transactions – 03-21-2012

232 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, a 4,238 sfla / 4,395 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car bayfront duplex with shared pool built in 1992 on a 43×159 lot was sold 02/17/12, Merriman to Groves for $750,000; list $799,000. 107 Tern Drive, Anna Maria, …

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The St. Pat parade marches in …

The city of Dunedin Pipe Band performs on Marina Drive in the March 18 Beach Bistro St. Patrick’s Day parade. Islander Photos: Toni Lyon Click here for more parade pics….

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2012

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Sports – 03-21-2012

Golfers Bob Lang, Jon Uhrig, Christina Uhrig and Chuck Montgomery celebrate winning the four-player scramble on March 15 at the Key Royale Club. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ed Havlik

Super Bowl matchups, champions on the links   The NFL Flag Football League Super Bowl matchups are complete — two teams in each age division are set to face off March 24 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The …

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