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Anna Maria commissioner details battle with COVID

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COVID-19 reached the Anna Maria City Commission. Commissioner Joe Muscatello said at a Nov. 24 meeting that he was one […]

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Island legend, Eleanor M. Reynard Tatakis dies at 93

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Eleanor M. Reynard Tatakis, 93, of Holmes Beach died Nov. 29 of lingering complications from a 2010 surgery. Mrs. Tatakis […]

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Restaurant-reality TV show lands resort deal in HB

by Amy V.T Moriarty | Be the first to comment

The marquis reads, “Opening in Holmes Beach” and on a television near you. At a time when restaurants and bars […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like …

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The 2020 Christmas season kicks off, as in the past, with a local Small Business Saturday sale. Shoppers, many in masks, selected their holiday plants Nov. 28 at Orban’s Nursery in northwest Bradenton, where the grower held its traditional, annual Poinsettia Sale. Also, the nursery, 9601 Ninth Ave. NW, will operate a Monday-Friday market through the end of the year, opening 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Islander Courtesy Photo

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Hurricane season ends with records set

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The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season ended Nov. 30, with a record-breaking 30 named storms and 12 landfalling storms in the […]

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Person dies after fall from preserve tower

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A person died Nov. 25 after falling from a lookout tower in Robinson Preserve in northwest Bradenton. The Manatee County […]

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Investigation continues after child struck by vehicle

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The Florida Highway Patrol continued to investigate more than a week after a 9-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle […]

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Coronavirus cases climb in Manatee County

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The number of coronavirus cases in Manatee County is on the rise. Out of 953,000 confirmed cases in Florida since […]

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Anna Maria cements parking reductions on north end

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Anna Maria’s proposed parking reduction is now a part of city code. City commissioners voted 4-0 Nov. 24 to approve […]

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2 arrested for trespassing in Bradenton Beach

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Bradenton Beach police arrested Bradenton residents Brandon Scott, 20, and a 15-year-old Nov. 20 at the Tortuga Inn, 1325 Gulf […]

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County backtracks, grants $450,000 to anti-hunger program

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Manatee County pivoted on its plan to write checks to the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program from pandemic relief money. […]

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Mask Up Manatee! urges safety during holidays

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The Mask Up Manatee! Coalition is encouraging people to continue to take COVID-19 prevention measures throughout the holiday season. The […]

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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

Good giving: Surfboards for kids | by ChrisAnn Allen | Be the first to comment

Privateers Skullywag returns from shop, loses HB parking spot | Be the first to comment

Thanksgiving sand: Renourishment nears completion at Longboat Pass | Be the first to comment

Parking fine increased in Holmes Beach, wheel locks considered | by ChrisAnn Allen | Be the first to comment

BB renews AMOB pier restaurant lease — with some improvements | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

County commissioners take oath, new rep for island seated | Be the first to comment

Holmes Beach swears in commissioners | Be the first to comment

BB accepts settlements from 3 Sunshine defendants, close to deal on 2 | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Eyes on the road 11-25-20 | Be the first to comment

Child struck by vehicle, flown to hospital | Be the first to comment

Sports

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Key Royale golf, horseshoes lead the week of sports

by Kevin P. Cassidy

The Key Royale Club hosted a “Welcome Back Scramble” Nov. 21 for returning winter friends, with 59 members teed up […]

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Sports resume at center, KRC, pits after tropical washouts
24th November 2020 | Be the first to comment

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

Fishing

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Anna Maria Island mourns loss of local fisherman, surfer

by Capt. Danny Stasny

The fishing community of Anna Maria Island was rocked by the death Nov. 19 of our dear friend, Michael “Sol […]

Recent Stories

Winds hold fishers nearshore in Gulf, bays for best catch
24th November 2020 | Be the first to comment

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

Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 12-02-2020

by Bonner Joy

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Streetlife

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Streetlife – 12-02-2020

Anna Maria Nov. 11, Gulf of Mexico, found watercraft. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 02, 2020

ITEMS FOR SALE CAR ROOF RACK: Easy install, black, like new, $80. 941-920-2494. SHIP’S WHEEL TABLE: Capt. J. Lindroth original […]