Planners move Peninsula Bay approval to county board

The proposed Peninsula Bay development wraps around Sunny Shores and is east of Harbor Landings Estate north of Cortez Road West in Cortez. It abuts Palma Sola Bay to the north. Islander Courtesy Graphic

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Clear waters hide underwater frustrations

Work progresses July 6 on the second, middle pier during construction of a three-pier erosion control project on Cortez Beach, near 10th Street South in Bradenton Beach. Completion of the project, which began March 2015, is again being delayed, this …

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All-American Privateer Parade

The Anna Maria Island Privateers take the lead aboard the Skullywag in their Fourth of July parade from Bradenton Beach to Anna Maria. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Esformes. Click here for more images

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Sea turtle volunteer saves struggling swimmer

Turtle watcher “Digger John” Schimkaitis heads to the shore June 24 in Anna Maria where he helped rescue a swimmer. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

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Holmes Beach forges formula business ban

Dunkin’ Donuts-Baskin-Robbins franchisee Steve Galloway asks Holmes Beach commissioners for advice June 14 on handling community backlash regarding his planned store at 3302 E. Bay Drive in the Anna Maria Island Centre shopping plaza. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain

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In memory of Orlando.

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Colin crashes beach, sends high surf to Anna Maria Island

A man on the beach in a poncho takes photos June 6 of waves crashing ashore at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. In the hours surrounding the 12:45 p.m. high tide, waves reached halfway up the …

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City pier restaurant funding proposal rejected by Anna Maria

The sun rises May 24 over Tampa Bay, highlighting the Anna Maria City Pier. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

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Kiosk promotes turtle safety

Holmes Beach code enforcement officer JT Thomas points to a new kiosk at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. The display is on loan from the Sea Turtle Conservancy to demonstrate Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-approved lighting. Suzi …

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Locals upset by plans for chain doughnut-ice cream store

Owner Chet Zarzycki, left, surveys his store, Holy Cow Ice Cream, May 12, after learning a Dunkin’ Donuts-Baskin-Robbins store is planned in the same plaza in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain  

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