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DOT rejects legal challenge to Cortez megabridge

by Arthur Brice | 3 comments

Round one goes to the Florida Department of Transportation. The DOT has dismissed a legal challenge to the agency’s plan […]

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Judge rules for city on treehouse ECL

by Kathy Prucnell | Be the first to comment

The judge again ruled for the city. One of four counts in the ongoing 2013 treehouse case has been decided […]

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Newly elected, sworn commissioners

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Holmes Beach city clerk Stacey Johnston, left, poses Nov. 18 with the top votegetters in the Nov. 5 election, Commissioners Jim Kihm, Carol Soustek and Terry Schaefer, following their swearing-in ceremony at city hall. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Allen

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Paddlers from Paradise compete

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The AMI Paddlers from Paradise, the dragon boat team based on Anna Maria Island, competed Nov. 9 at the Lake […]

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Builders take on Anna Maria City Pier ‘pitch’ problem

by Ryan Paice | one comment

The design conflict at the new Anna Maria City Pier may not be an issue much longer. Mayor Dan Murphy […]

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County trots out ban on horseback surfing

by Kathy Prucnell | 2 comments

“We don’t have a problem with regulation, but, of course, we don’t want the horses banned.” Carmen Hanson, who owns […]

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Bradenton Beach allocates $73K to fix dock

by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

A fix is in for the floating dock at the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. But the fix […]

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Marauders fans make early plans

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Bradenton Marauders fans can book early for the 2020 season. Season tickets are on sale now for the Florida State […]

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MPO accepts DOT’s traffic study, but project priorities must wait

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The Sarasota/Manatee Barrier Islands Traffic Study has reached its destination. The Florida Department of Transportation formally presented results of the […]

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Tops in Top Notch: Puppy love

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Peter Donahue wins The Islander’s Top Notch Pet Photo Contest with this image of his golden retriever, Finley, and his son’s buddy, Wilson. Donahue, of Arlington Heights, Illinois, took the photo with his iPhone 8 in April, shortly before he made his annual visit to Anna Maria Island. And the title of the photo? He called it “Puppy love.”

Top Notch tributes

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Sally Mann of Clermont earns an honorable mention in The Islander’s Top Notch Photo Contest for this image of a tricolored heron, taken June 28 on Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive in Apopka. Mann used a Nikon D850 with a Tamron 600 G2 lens.

Last week's roundup

Money rolls in to build concrete wave | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

City pier engineer, designer face costly kink for T-end flaw | by Ryan Paice | 2 comments

Kihm, Soustek keep seats, newcomer Schaefer eases in | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

Holmes Beach approves 8 charter amendments | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

BB candidates take auto-win | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Anna Maria votes in charter changes, 1 commissioner short | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Eyes on the road – 11-13-2019 | Be the first to comment

Traffic study, solutions wend through agencies, island cities | by Arthur Brice | Be the first to comment

City motion to dismiss treehouse case gets hearing | 2 comments

No-swim advisory lifted for Bayfront park | one comment

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Champs crowned in youth soccer, adults midway in season

by Kevin P. Cassidy

The 2019 fall youth soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria concluded Nov. 12 with two championship games preceded […]

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Weather cooler, temps drop, migratory hookups increase

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Water temperatures have dropped slightly around Anna Maria Island but that doesn’t mean the fishing is cooling off. Migratory fish […]

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Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 11-20-2019

by Jesse Brisson

114 Elm Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,518 sfla / 3,276 sfur 4bed/4bath/1car home built in 1946 on a 5,500 sq […]


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Streetlife – 11-20-2019

Anna Maria Nov. 1, 100 block of Hammock Road, suspicious incident. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report about […]


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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

ITEMS FOR SALE HONDA LAWNMOWER: POWER walk-behind. Runs good. Mulch, bag or discharge. $100. 941-778-6172. WOOD FILE CABINET: Two-drawer lateral with […]

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