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Vessel removed from under Cortez Bridge

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Pelicans circle Jan. 12 as workers contracted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission remove a vessel that had broken free from its anchor and was lodged under the Cortez Bridge in November 2020following the passage of Tropical Storm Eta in the Gulf of Mexico. Islander Photos: ChrisAnn Allen

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Grand jury indicts former islander, others with murder

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Charges are ramping up against four men, including a former Anna Maria Island resident, in connection with the death of […]

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Island police ‘honored,’ called to serve at Biden-Harris inauguration

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After the insurrection at the Capitol Building Jan. 6, tensions surrounding Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration are high. So is the […]

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Surf’s up on AMI

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Dylan McClain takes a run on a nice, tight wave Jan. 16 in Holmes Beach. He stopped by Skinny’s Place in Holmes Beach after the surf session, where we coaxed him to share some photos. McClain lives in St. Petersburg and claims — on Facebook — to be an adventure seeker, ocean enthusiast and a paramedic. He is a firefighter with Tampa Firefighters Local 754 and captains “Fresh Off the Boat Seafood.”

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Roadside protest

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“Bob,” a Bradenton Beach resident who declined to provide his name, saying he lives on Anna Maria Island and fears retaliation from people who don’t share his views, waves a spear and a sign Jan. 15 to protest the November 2020 election of Joe Biden as president. The unidentified man, who dressed as an American Indian to stand at the Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach, said he was representing Americans. The claim the presidential election was stolen or fraudulent is false. Biden, duly elected president, was being sworn into office Jan. 20. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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Wait, wait, don’t tear it down

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The house built over the water on state land a short distance from the commercial fishing docks in Cortez by Raymond “Junior” Guthrie Jr. was under construction in 2020. A court-ordered deadline to demolish the house by Jan. 24 looms. Meanwhile, a motion to stay the order is awaiting a hearing in the 12th Circuit Court. Islander File Photo

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HB City Hall closes again due to pandemic concerns

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Better to be safe than sorry. Holmes Beach Mayor Judy Titsworth told The Islander Jan. 14 that city staff decided […]

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Everyone needs a safe place to land…

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A laughing gull lands Jan. 12 atop a brown pelican in the bay near the Cortez Bridge. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Allen

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Cleanup in Gulf continues for wrecked shrimp trawler

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The beaches are clean, but the hull of a shrimp trawler that wrecked two miles off Anna Maria Island remains […]

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Covid cases fall off, vaccine drained

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The local numbers dropped in the past week. But not by much. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of seniors awaited notice […]

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Eyes on the road 01-20-2021

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The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following: Cortez Road and 119th Street West in Cortez: Work […]

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Red tide bloom in Southwest Florida

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A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. brevis was observed at background to high […]

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Top Notch Prized winnings

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Prized winnings
Katy Roadman of Holmes Beach, winner of The Islander’s 2020 Top Notch photo contest, collects her prize package at the newspaper office. Roadman one a “More-than-a-mullet wrapper” T-shirt as a finalist and then the grand prize, which included $100 from The Islander and gift certificates from contest sponsors, including Slim’s Place, Island Coffee Haus, Restless Natives, Mr. Bones BBQ and Cremesh European Restaurant. Roadman won with a night photo of her children playing on the beach. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


The Islander’s 2020 Top Notch photo contest launches

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

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Sports

Adult soccer, football kick off new seasons at Center

by Kevin P. Cassidy

The adult soccer league kicked off its 2021 winter season with four games Jan. 13 on the pitch at the […]

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Fishing

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Wisely choose fishing days, spots for pompano rewards

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Anna Maria Island is settling into a wintertime fishing pattern, including frequent cold fronts. Picking days to head out on […]

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Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions - 01-20-2021

by Bonner Joy

22 Seaside Court, Holmes Beach, a 978 sfla / 1,490 sqft, 2 bed/2bath canalfront villa built in 1964 on a […]

Streetlife

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Streetlife - 01-20-2021

Anna Maria Jan. 7, 11100 block of Gulf Drive, noise. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint about […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

ITEMS FOR SALE TWO GE FRIDGES: 28 by 28 by 64 inches, good condition, $89/each. 941-778-3920. QUEEN SOFA SLEEPER, excellent […]