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Brown ‘gumbo’ algae invades island

by Kathy Prucnell | 2 comments

“People call it gumbo,” Holmes Beach Mayor Judy Titsworth said May 9. At the end of April and beginning of […]

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Florida legislative session ends, home rule threats fail

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By Ryan Paice and ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporters You could call it a dud. Anna Maria Island officials breathed […]

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Transportation experts surveying public on long-range plans

by Lisa Neff | one comment

Beep. Beep. Transportation experts compiling a long-range plan know a survey of the general public will define problems. They also […]

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BB again offers settlement in Sunshine lawsuit, citizens decline

by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | one comment

The case of Bradenton Beach ex-Mayor Jack Clarke and the city versus six former board members is headed to trial […]

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Holmes Beach charter reviewers wrap up sessions, recommendations

by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

The final report is approved and ready to go the city commission. During their May 8 meeting, Charter Review Commissioners […]

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Eyes on the road – 05-15-2019

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The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following notices for the week of May 13: Avenue C: […]

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Two men head back to court for derelict vessels

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Two vessel owners face more enforcement in Bradenton Beach. Bradenton Beach Police Officer Eric Hill issued John Avery and Jeremy […]

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Sea turtle season crawls forward on Anna Maria Island

by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

Ready? Set? You bet. “We pretty much have a set routine now to prepare for the sea turtles,” Marty Hollar, […]

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Icon set to install T-end deck at Anna Maria City Pier

by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

The new Anna Maria City Pier is taking shape. Mayor Dan Murphy told city commissioners May 9 that i+iconSOUTHEAST finished […]

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BBPD arrests Bradenton woman for coin, jewelry thefts

by Kathy Prucnell | Be the first to comment

Ten counts of pawning rare coins and jewelry valued at more than $80,000 landed a woman in Manatee County jail […]

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New rules hoped to speed Bradenton Beach derelict boat removal

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Derelict vessels create hazards but new rules shorten the waiting time for their removal. Cracked, leaking and abandoned vessels impede […]

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Trial date set for final suspect in shark-dragging case

by Kathy Prucnell | 2 comments

A judge’s denial of defense motions sets the stage for a shark dragger’s trial. Robert Lee Benac, 30, was in […]

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County provides a peek at concert costs, misses big picture

by Sandy Ambrogi | one comment

After a 45-day wait, something arrived. But the public records request returned to The Islander April 30 was lacking in […]

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Top Notch pet photo contest winner 2018

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Top Notch pet photo contest winner – Photographer Jonathan Crane of Anna Maria took this winning pet portrait of his pal Boom Boom resting at home in June. He will receive a gift package from Perks 4 Pets in Northwest Bradenton and a gift certificate from Island Coffee Haus on AMI. Congratulations to Crane, and thanks to all the photographers who took part this year.

New Top Notch contest deadline Sept. 11

The Islander’s Top Notch contest is underway. The contest celebrates what still is known as the “Kodak moment,” despite the […]

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The day the Skyway fell | by Sandy Ambrogi | one comment

From the record | by Lisa Neff | Be the first to comment

Cheers, discontent accompany first loggerhead nest on AMI | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

Bradenton Beach defendant’s motions denied in Sunshine suit | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

Holmes Beach charter reviewers push for finish line, final report | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

Anna Maria City Pier construction on track | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

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Sports

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Seedings set for youth soccer, KRC chips into summer

by Kevin P. Cassidy

The regular season of the youth soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island has concluded and the matchups […]

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Youth, adult soccer leagues heat up at the center’s pitch
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KRC swings for two championships, youth soccer heats up
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Fishing

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Inshore slam — snook, redfish, trout — all go catch-and-release

by Capt. Danny Stasny

If you haven’t heard yet, I’m going to tell you now: Due to the large quantities of fish killed during […]

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May brings more catch-and-release fishing restrictions
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Fishing inshore, offshore AMI remains hot all over
30th April 2019 | 2 comments

Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 05-15-2019

by Jesse Brisson

Jesse Brisson is on vacation. Real estate reporting will resume May 22. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna […]

Streetlife

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Streetlife – 05-15-2019

Anna Maria May 2, 875 N. Shore Drive, Rod & Reel Pier, theft. A taxi driver took a passenger from […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

ITEMS FOR SALE COUPON: SAVE $5 on the only patented sandless beach blanket. Use AMI5@sandkessblanket.com or purchase at the Beach […]