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Construction begins on city pier restaurant, bait shop

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Work on the T-end building for the new Anna Maria City Pier finally is underway. Holmes Beach-based Mason Martin Builders […]

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Holmes Beach to build skate bowl at city field

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An artist rendering shows a skate bowl, which was added to plans for the new skate park at city field, with completion planned for December. Materials and labor for the bowl, which is projected to cost about $100,000, are being donated by Tom Sanger Pool and Spa of Bradenton, with assistance from other contractors. The Y-shaped bowl will be about 4 feet deep and, at 800 square feet, about three times the size of an average swimming pool. Islander File Photo

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Bradenton Beach floating dock closes, gangway ‘unsafe’

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Problems with a gangway providing people access to the floating dock at the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach […]

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Opponents lack plans, manpower to battle DOT on Cortez Bridge

by Arthur Brice | Be the first to comment

Get ready for a shock. The Florida Department of Transportation announced 17 months ago it planned to replace the aging […]

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Holmes Beach says ‘time will tell’ for Spring Lake improvement

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Spring Lake in Holmes Beach is showing signs of improvement. Minnows swam Oct. 10 near the surface of the lake […]

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Spooks, smiles and sweets for all at AME-PTO Fall Festival

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Anna Maria Elementary-Parent Teacher Organization co-secretary Alana Fleischer, left, president Jamie Hinckle and co-secretary Nicole Plummer ride the fun slide, Oct. 12, during the 2019 AME-PTO Fall Festival at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave, Anna Maria.

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State of the City by Mayor Judy Titsworth

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It is my honor to share with you the accomplishments that we have made in my first year in office. […]

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Gulls die, but why? List of possibilities runs long

by Sandy Ambrogi | Be the first to comment

Theories on the cause of a rash of sick and dead laughing gulls from those in the know are long […]

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Bradenton Beach officials play pickleball with firefighters

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Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ralph Cole serves during a game of pickleball Oct. 12 with firefighters from West Manatee Fire Rescue and Bradenton Beach Fire Lodge. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mayor John Chappie

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‘No swim’ advisory issued for Palma Sola beach

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The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County Oct. 11 issued a “no swim” advisory for the Palma Sola beach […]

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Holmes Beach ballot questions explained at forum

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Holmes Beach voters will elect three commissioners from four candidates and also will face eight charter questions at the ballot […]

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Holmes Beach hopefuls share views at candidates’ forum

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In true Anna Maria Island style, The Islander held its annual Popcorn and Politics candidates’ forum under a banyan tree […]

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Eyes on the road – 10-16-2019

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The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following for the week of Oct. 14: Bay Drive South […]

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Bradenton woman gets probation for $80K coin heist

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Two years probation was meted out Oct. 4 to a Bradenton woman who pawned rare coins and jewelry stolen from […]

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Intoxicated man gets 30 days in county jail

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Richard Walsh of Bradenton was sentenced to 30 days in Manatee County jail for striking two police officers after causing […]

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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.

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Soccer, golf, horseshoes top AMI scoreboard

by Kevin P. Cassidy

After three weeks of action, there are two teams still chasing perfection in the competitive youth soccer league at the […]

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Ugly Grouper takes adult indoor soccer crown
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Finalists set for indoor soccer, outdoor season kicks off
1st October 2019 | Be the first to comment

Fishing

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Bait fish schools grow, migratory species heat up fishing

by Capt. Danny Stasny

Fishing the inshore waters around Anna Maria Island continues to improve as we move through autumn. Large quantities of baitfish […]

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Water temperatures start to cool, migratory action heats up
8th October 2019 | Be the first to comment

Air temps cool with shift to fall, but fish continue to bite
1st October 2019 | Be the first to comment

Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 10-16-2019

by Jesse Brisson

699 Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach, a 3,647 sfba / 5,672 sfur office building built in 1983 on a 46,964 sq […]

Streetlife

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Streetlife – 10-09-2019

Anna Maria         Oct. 4, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., trespass warning. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy on patrol […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019

ITEMS FOR SALE TWO NEW JELD-WEN 36-by-80 inch, two-panel interior doors, $30 each. 863-838-4902. SOFA, LOVESEAT SET: Wicker-style with colorful cushions. […]

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