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Good giving: Surfboards for kids

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It started with kids, quarantine and a 7-mile stretch of white sand beach and water. Kevin Greer of Bradenton, formerly […]

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Privateers Skullywag returns from shop, loses HB parking spot

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By Amy Talit Moriarty Islander Reporter Yo, ho, ho. The Skullywag is back on the road and the Anna Maria […]

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Thanksgiving sand: Renourishment nears completion at Longboat Pass

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People line the beach Nov. 17 at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach — seaward side of a pipe carrying sand for the beach replenishment project that started July 8 near 77th Street in Holmes Beach and ends at Longboat Pass, the southernmost tip of Anna Maria Island. David Ruderman, communications representative for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a funding source for the $17 million project, wrote The Islander Nov. 16 that completion was planned for Nov. 20. “They’re getting close, despite the storms,” Ruderman wrote. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Allen

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Parking fine increased in Holmes Beach, wheel locks considered

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Holmes Beach is cracking down on parking violators. At a teleconferenced city commission meeting Nov. 17, commissioners unanimously approved the […]

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BB renews AMOB pier restaurant lease — with some improvements

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The Anna Maria Oyster Bar can call the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach home for another five years. […]

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County commissioners take oath, new rep for island seated

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Three new Manatee County commissioners — George Kruse, Kevin Van Ostenbridge and James Satcher — took their oaths of office […]

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Holmes Beach swears in commissioners

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Restaurateur John Horne, right, and business-partner, brother Lynn Horne attend a Nov. 19 Bradenton Beach Commission meeting to discuss renewing the Anna Maria Oyster Bar’s lease at the Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice

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Eyes on the road 11-25-20

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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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BB accepts settlements from 3 Sunshine defendants, close to deal on 2

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Bradenton Beach’s Sunshine Law lawsuit soon may be settled. City commissioners voted 5-0 Nov. 19 to approve a $350,000 settlement […]

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Child struck by vehicle, flown to hospital

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A 9-year-old boy was flown to a hospital by a BayFlight medical helicopter Nov. 22 after being struck by a […]

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Judge stymied by missing evidence in former AME principal’s case

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By Amy V.T. Moriarty Islander Reporter The case against a former principal at Anna Maria Elementary accused of soliciting prostitution […]

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WMFR commissioners take oaths

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West Manatee Fire Rescue District administrative manager Julie Kichar swears Robert Bennett and Larry Jennis Nov. 17 into four-year terms on WMFR’s commission. Jennis was a commissioner who qualified to run for reelection without opposition. Bennett will serve his first term on the board after running away with the vote in November’s election. He succeeds former chair Randy Cooper. Islander Courtesy Photo: Ben Rigney

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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 […]

Last week's roundup

1 dead in TS Eta deluge on AMI | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Storm turned killer, inundates AMI roads, sinks boats, washes out beaches | by ChrisAnn Allen | Be the first to comment

Tropical storm leaves BB pier, floating dock damaged | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Renourishment provides beach buffer for Eta, future storms | by ChrisAnn Allen | Be the first to comment

A surfer rides the tube Nov. 12 on a wave breaking on the beach in Anna Maria. | Be the first to comment

Big Wheelin’ at Coquina | Be the first to comment

County allocates $150K for food, but questions arise | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Are you ready for some 2021? | Be the first to comment

Longest-standing Holmes Beach commissioner bids farewell | by ChrisAnn Allen | Be the first to comment

Bradenton man arrested for DUI, drugs in Holmes Beach | Be the first to comment

Sports

Sports resume at center, KRC, pits after tropical washouts

by Kevin P. Cassidy

The rains subsided and the players came out. The soccer playoffs in the adult soccer league at the Center of […]

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Runner impresses in return to racing, Eta delays some sports
17th November 2020 | Be the first to comment

Playoffs under way in adult flag football, adult soccer, too
10th November 2020 | Be the first to comment

Fishing

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Winds hold fishers nearshore in Gulf, bays for best catch

by Capt. Danny Stasny

Settling into fall fishing around Anna Maria Island means you’ll be getting used to fishing in the wind. Well, at […]

Recent Stories

TS Eta dampens fishing a few days, then the bite takes off
17th November 2020 | Be the first to comment

Fish offshore with calm winds, inshore when it whips up
10th November 2020 | Be the first to comment

Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 11-25-2020

by Bonner Joy

1801 Gulf Drive N., unit 122, Bradenton Beach, a 691 sfla, 1bed/1bath condo built in 1978 sold on 11/05/20 by […]

Streetlife

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Streetlife – 11-25-2020

Anna Maria Nov. 15, 600 block of Rose St., noise. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint about […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020

ITEMS FOR SALE CAR ROOF RACK: Easy install, black, like new, $80. 941-920-2494. A VINTAGE SET of teacups/saucers. 28 pieces. […]