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New Islander reporter tackles Cortez beat

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Mike Tokars is a most recent addition to The Islander’s news team. Born in Atlanta, he grew up in Bradenton […]

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Anglers return to fishing after brief R&R pier closure

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Imagine Anna Maria without a fishing pier. This was the case the week of Nov. 18. But only for a […]

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Islander adds to news team

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The Islander recently hired Phil Colpas as an addition to its reporting team. He will cover Anna Maria, the West […]

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Just like ‘Magic’

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The Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines serenade the crowd with Christmas favorites Nov. 30 just before the Christmas tree lighting near the Historic Bridge Street Pier. The lights on the tree were turned on at sunset Nov. 30. Islander Photo: Sarah Brice

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Contractor awaits parts for Bradenton Beach dock repairs

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The floating dock at the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach soon may be open to the public. Public […]

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Giving Tree grows at AMI cafe

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Every holiday tradition has a story. Just stop into Jackie Estes’ cozy cafe in Holmes Beach, help yourself to coffee […]

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Remembering the Greatest Generation, Pearl Harbor

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Holmes Beach honors military veterans in the park adjacent to Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. On Dec. 7, 1941, more than 2,400 U.S. servicemembers were killed when Japanese naval aircraft forces without warning attacked the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and other military facilities on the Island of Oahu. Dec. 7, 1941, became known as the “date which will live in infamy.” The attack brought the United States into World War II. The attack also brought many of the WWII veterans The Islander has interviewed into the war. They remembered being at home that Sunday, listening to the radio, sitting down to supper, waiting in line for movie tickets or walking in the park when they heard the news and felt compelled to enlist. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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Fungus killed gulls on Passage Key

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Investigators now have the reason for why laughing gulls were found dead in October on Passage Key. Researchers with the […]

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Fire district gears up to handle resort lawsuit

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West Manatee Fire Rescue has a lawsuit on its hands. With attorney Jim Dye set to retire, WMFR commissioners voted […]

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Eyes on the road 12-04-2019

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The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following for the week of Dec. 2: Bay Drive South […]

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City, center host forum on sea level rise

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The city of Anna Maria and the Center of Anna Maria Island will welcome an author and expert on sea […]

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Tops in Top Notch: Puppy love

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Peter Donahue wins The Islander’s Top Notch Pet Photo Contest with this image of his golden retriever, Finley, and his son’s buddy, Wilson. Donahue, of Arlington Heights, Illinois, took the photo with his iPhone 8 in April, shortly before he made his annual visit to Anna Maria Island. And the title of the photo? He called it “Puppy love.”


Top Notch tributes

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Sally Mann of Clermont earns an honorable mention in The Islander’s Top Notch Photo Contest for this image of a tricolored heron, taken June 28 on Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive in Apopka. Mann used a Nikon D850 with a Tamron 600 G2 lens.

Last week's roundup

Islander adds to reporting team | Be the first to comment

Not so fast, lead opponent tells DOT on Cortez Bridge | by Arthur Brice | 3 comments

Happy holiday happenings on and around AMI | Be the first to comment

Holmes Beach moves stormwater tax hike to a vote | by ChrisAnn Allen | Be the first to comment

Islander reporter marries native islander in Holmes Beach | Be the first to comment

Contractor handles T-end conflict resolution at Anna Maria pier | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Bradenton Beach mayor, commissioners sworn in to office | by Ryan Paice | one comment

Bradenton man charged with attempted murder | by Leslie Lake | Be the first to comment

Contractor begins repairs on Bradenton Beach public dock | Be the first to comment

Rod & Reel closes, reopens in 3 days | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

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Sports

On the links, in the pits

by Kevin P. Cassidy

Competition at the Center of Anna Maria Island was suspended for the week of Thanksgiving, making for a short report […]

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Locals shine away from home, pitchers score in Bradenton
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Champs crowned in youth soccer, adults midway in season
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Fishing

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Put down the holiday leftovers, instead target a fish fry

by Capt. Danny Stasny

After enjoying the leftovers of Thanksgiving, Anna Maria’s fishers are happy to give the turkey a break and dine on […]

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Change in air, water temps call for changing tactics
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Weather cooler, temps drop, migratory hookups increase
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Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 12-04-19

by Jesse Brisson

240 Oak Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,847 sfla / 6,275 sfur 4bed/3½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 2007 on a […]

Streetlife

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Streetlife – 12-04-19

Island police blotter Anna Maria Nov. 27, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, found property. Eight rounds of 9 mm ammunition […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 04, 2019

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