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Island mayors downshift paid beach parking

by Lisa Neff | 3 responses

Before they see the beach, many Manatee Public Beach visitors see brake lights and turn signals as they circle the […]

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AM city pier pile-driving progresses, decking ‘on deck’

by Ryan Paice | 2 responses

Work installing walkway pilings for the new Anna Maria City Pier continues. Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy, at a city […]

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2018 red tide outbreak — not Mother Nature’s doing

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By Andy Mele, Special to The Islander As 150 guests at the Suncoast Waterkeeper Brunch for the Bay learned March […]

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Clearing the shore

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Chris Carr, Dee Recicar and Phyllis Digabriel clean up the beach near the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, during a countywide cleanup March 16. Additional cleanups took place at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, the Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach, areas near Anna Maria City Hall, the FISH Preserve in Cortez and on adopted highways and shorelines. The cleanup was in partnership with Keep Manatee Beautiful. For cleanup results and more photos, check The Islander’s March 27 issue. Islander Courtesy Photo

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St Patricks Parade 2019

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Sean Murphy, Beach Bistro restaurant owner and parade organizer, surveys the lineup March 17 for the 20th annual Beach Bistro St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Islander Photos: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes

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First phase of Pine Avenue improvements previewed

by Ryan Paice | no responses

Pedestrian safety, traffic and parking are long-established problems for Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Public works manager Dean Jones, who […]

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Holmes Beach charter reviewers delve into residency, rights

by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | 2 responses

Holmes Beach charter review commissioners are considering proposed ballot measures for charter changes. The CRC voted 3-2 March 14 to […]

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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 […]

Last week's roundup

Rash of identity, credit thefts spur 
HBPD investigation, arrest | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | no responses

Judge rules for city in treehouse owners’ case | by Kathy Prucnell | one response

Bradenton Beach website still missing, officials ‘mum’ | by Ryan Paice | no responses

Holmes Beach man arrested for DUI | no responses

Spring break brings biz to AMI | by Sandy Ambrogi | one response

Bradenton man arrested for drugs at BB roundabout | no responses

Second batch of clams seeded | no responses

Ousted code officer alleges toxic workplace in Anna Maria | by Ryan Paice | no responses

Holmes Beach golf cart limits confuse, anger drivers | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | no responses

Sunshine suit defendants offer ‘compromise’ | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | no responses

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2nd Skyway run on the books, hole-in-one recorded at KRC

by Kevin P. Cassidy

The second annual Skyway 10K took place March 3 under sunny skies, with no wind and a pleasant temperature of […]

Recent Stories

Youth flag football winds up, adults play on
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AMI pitchers defend home turf, youth football rained out
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Inshore, offshore fishing heats up as March winds down

by Capt. Danny Stasny

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is settling into a springtime pattern. Despite a few mild cold fronts, fishing inshore and […]

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Know weather conditions, best bait for available catch
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Fishing heats up as AMI anglers count down to spring
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Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 03-20-2019

by Jesse Brisson

NO REPORT THIS WEEK. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.


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Streetlife – 03-20-2019

Anna Maria March 5, Bayfront Park, 300 N. Bay Blvd., confiscated property. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies observed marijuana smoke spewing […]


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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

ITEMS FOR SALE TWO SLEEPER SOFAS: Two years old. Garage motor. $50 each. Karl, 941-704-7798. COMPUTER: DELL, WINDOWS 10, […]