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Eyes on the road

Look for traffic — especially island-bound traffic on Manatee Avenue and Cortez Road — to get heavier Nov. 22, the start of check-in days for many who plan to celebrate Thanksgiving on Anna Maria Island and stay the week. In …

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Sex offender vacations in Bradenton Beach

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported that a convicted sex offender from Osceola County near Orlando temporarily moved to Bradenton Beach Nov. 7. The 66-year-old man listed his address in the 200 block of Gulf Drive South — a …

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Taps played at The Islander’s annual tribute to veterans

Taps played at The Islander’s annual tribute to veterans from Jennifer Glenfield on Vimeo.

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Cortesians ‘Get Crabby” at fest

  Tim Johnson, Lee Coarsey, Alice Lovett, Marty Lee and Travis Johnson, members of Fishing for Freedom’s Manatee chapter, an organization representing commercial fishers, Nov. 9 sell Cortez hot dogs, which are smoked mullet in a hot dog bun, at …

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Spin the event wheel on the Anna Maria Island

  Cultural Connections celebrated artsHOP with gallery, boutique and restaurant open houses Nov. 7 in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Joan Voyles     The symphony performed in the rain Nov. 8 at Coquina Beach. Other events were …

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High court justices question grouper, Sarbanes-Oxley link

Grouper was served with a side dish of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 as the nine U.S. Supreme Court justices considered the appeal of Cortez fisherman John L. Yates. Designed as a major overhaul of securities laws to protect investors …

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New Anna Maria mayor to get newly-approved pay raise

Anna Maria commissioners know how to cut a deal close to deadline. At a special commission meeting Nov. 3, commissioners voted 3-2 to approve a pay raise for the mayor from $9,600 per annum to $19,600 a year. The raise …

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BB attorney voted off forfeiture proceedings

Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry will sit this one out. After much discussion among commissioners at their Nov. 6 meeting, a unanimous decision was reached to remove Perry from ongoing forfeiture proceedings against Mayor Bill Shearon. Commissioners Jack Clarke, …

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Suit filed over costs, delays in Bradenton Beach records request

The Bradenton Beach election may have been settled Nov. 4, but challenges remain. Bradenton Beach resident and former candidate for city commission Tjet Martin filed a lawsuit Nov. 7, claiming the city has failed to produce public records in a …

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Interim center director named by board

The Anna Maria Island Community Center board called a hasty emergency meeting and met in private — no public or media allowed — to name one of its own to direct the center. Board member Cindy Thompson was named interim …

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