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‘Bortie Too’ tagged, tracked in race for research

by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

One sea turtle that nested overnight on Anna Maria Island got a lot more than expected during its trip ashore. […]

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Bradenton Beach gains determination in pretrial Sunshine hearing

by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

Action is being taken in a lawsuit alleging violations of Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Law. At a hearing on a motion for […]

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Drone confrontation at Holmes Beach event remains a mystery

by Sandy Ambrogi | Be the first to comment

More than a week after a news photographer’s drone jammed while shooting the June 16 Tachi Palace World’s Strongest Man […]

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Holmes Beach asks federal court to dismiss treehouse case

by Kathy Prucnell | Be the first to comment

The city of Holmes Beach is looking to the U.S. District Court in Tampa to dismiss a treehouse case that […]

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County votes to remove, replace 97 pine trees at Coquina Beach

by Ryan Paice | one comment

Manatee County will remove more than 10% of the 991 Australian pine trees at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach for […]

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You heard right: South Carolina man reunited with ear found on beach

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When a woman approached a Holmes Beach police officer at the World’s Strongest Man Competition June 16, she turned over […]

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WMFR green lights new fire chief

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With a unanimous vote, West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners approved a five-year contract June 18 for the incoming district fire […]

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Argument over bait at AM pier, motel turns bloody

by Kathy Prucnell | Be the first to comment

It wasn’t the best day for fishing. One man was in stable condition at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton following […]

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Eyes on the road

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The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following notices for the week of June 24: Longboat Pass […]

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Governor vetoes $2 million Bradenton Beach Gulf Drive project

by Ryan Paice | one comment

Not all municipal funding requests make it to the state’s final budget. Even fewer make it past the governor’s desk. […]

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The Islander’s 2019 Top Notch photo contest launches

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Top Notch Week 1: Gone fishin’
Holly Avedisian of Bradenton wins the first week of The Islander’s Top Notch photo contest with her image of a black skimmer and its meal at Lido Beach in Sarasota. Avedisian receives an Islander “More-than-a-mullet wrapper” T-shirt and is a finalist in the contest, which offers a grand prize of $100 from The Islander and an assortment of gift certificates from participating advertisers. The next deadline is noon, Friday, June 28. Rules and deadlines are posted at islander.org.

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The Islander’s 2019 Top Notch photo contest launches

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Top Notch Week 1: Gone fishin’
Holly Avedisian of Bradenton wins the first week of The Islander’s Top Notch photo contest with her image of a black skimmer and its meal at Lido Beach in Sarasota. Avedisian receives an Islander “More-than-a-mullet wrapper” T-shirt and is a finalist in the contest, which offers a grand prize of $100 from The Islander and an assortment of gift certificates from participating advertisers. The next deadline is noon, Friday, June 28. Rules and deadlines are posted at islander.org.

Last week's roundup

Worlds strongest man contest swells on AMI beaches | by Kevin P. Cassidy | Be the first to comment

Anna Maria City Pier work continues, rain or shine | by Cory Cole | Be the first to comment

Crossing the pass | Be the first to comment

Center asks for $28K, Anna Maria approves $21K | by Cory Cole | Be the first to comment

Four more deposed in Bradenton Beach Sunshine suit | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

Six trees removed from Coquina Beach | 3 comments

Eyes on the road | Be the first to comment

Tourist tax collections climb for April | Be the first to comment

State drops DUI charge against concert promoter | Be the first to comment

County estimates island valuation at almost $4B | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

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Sports

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Adult teams face off in soccer, championships Thursday

by Kevin P. Cassidy

Early round adult soccer playoff action at the Center of Anna Maria Island is now in the books, but not […]

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Adult soccer, golf see rain delays, horseshoes play on
18th June 2019 | Be the first to comment

Island soccer, golf, horseshoes, strongest man? You bet
11th June 2019 | Be the first to comment

Fishing

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Plenty to catch if you can take the summer heat

by Capt. Danny Stasny

If you can take the heat, there is plenty of good fishing around Anna Maria Island. Whether you like inshore […]

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Winds slow Gulf adventures, but inshore fishing remains hot
18th June 2019 | Be the first to comment

Tarpon remain the attraction, but plenty of other species take the hook
11th June 2019 | Be the first to comment

Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 06-26-2019

by Bonner Joy

Nothing to report

Streetlife

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Streetlife – 06-26-2019

Anna Maria May 25, address redacted by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, domestic battery. Deputies arrested a 44-year-old man after […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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