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The Anna Maria City Pier takes shape in Tampa Bay.

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Jack Elka visits the work site in Tampa Bay with a camera and drone March 23 to document progress on the future Anna Maria City Pier. The pilings and shadows help forecast the shape of the pier. Islander Photo: Jack Elka

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Anna Maria spends money for pier materials, saves on taxes

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Eliminating sales tax on purchases is saving the city of Anna Maria tens of thousands of dollars on construction of […]

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Finders keepers: Islander offers gold egg for treasure hunt

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By Joe Konyou Islander Reporter Flor Winebrenner is going to lay a golden egg. Then she’ll wait and watch for […]

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Holmes Beach Building official resigns

by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | no responses

Holmes Beach needs a new building official. “Please, inform the commissioners that as of this morning I have accepted the […]

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Holmes Beach resident takes aim at city for dock approval

by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | no responses

A Holmes Beach resident is taking issue with the city over her neighbor’s dock. But it appears the dispute will […]

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DOT, Longboat Key plan roundabout south of BB-LBK bridge

by Lisa Neff | no responses

“I don’t want you to fall out of your chair,” Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie said as if he was […]

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Bradenton Beach commissioners divide voters into new wards

by Ryan Paice | no responses

The city of Bradenton Beach is divided again into four wards. City commissioners, meeting March 21, voted 5-0 to reinstate […]

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Sprucing up the Moose

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Holmes Beach wins case of noise dispute with residents

by Kathy Prucnell | no responses

A judge issued a four-page opinion that turns down the noise and brings a win for the city. Twelfth Circuit […]

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Crashes hinder St. Patrick’s island traffic

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Two crashes the evening of March 17 — one in the 5700 block of Marina Drive in Holmes Beach and […]

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Man arrested for hitting girlfriend, fleeing MCSO

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An Indiana man was arrested in Holmes Beach by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office for domestic battery after he was […]

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Bradenton woman takes plea for Galati fraud

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The time has come for a Bradenton woman to pay the piper. Heather Jo O’Leary, 40, was ordered to repay […]

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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

Island mayors downshift paid beach parking | by Lisa Neff | 3 responses

AM city pier pile-driving progresses, decking ‘on deck’ | by Ryan Paice | 5 responses

2018 red tide outbreak — not Mother Nature’s doing | 3 responses

Clearing the shore | no responses

St Patricks Parade 2019 | no responses

First phase of Pine Avenue improvements previewed | by Ryan Paice | no responses

Holmes Beach charter reviewers delve into residency, rights | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | 2 responses

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

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Sports

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Seeds set in center volleyball, flag football semifinals

by Kevin P. Cassidy

Regular-season action in the adult volleyball league at the Center of Anna Maria Island came to a close March 19 […]

Recent Stories

2nd Skyway run on the books, hole-in-one recorded at KRC
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Youth flag football winds up, adults play on
11th March 2019 | no responses

Fishing

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Spring break for visitors, but no break on hot fishing

by Capt. Danny Stasny

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is proving to be quite good on days when the weather cooperates. On warmer days […]

Recent Stories

Inshore, offshore fishing heats up as March winds down
18th March 2019 | no responses

Know weather conditions, best bait for available catch
11th March 2019 | no responses

Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 03-20-2019

by Jesse Brisson

528 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 4,014 sfla / 10,397 sfur 4bed/3½bath/4car canalfront pool home built in 2008 on a […]

Streetlife

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Streetlife – 03-20-2019

Anna Maria No reports. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach       March 14, Drift In Lounge & […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

ITEMS FOR SALE ROUND GLASS BISTRO table: Two covered chairs. Good condition. $100.941-778-1264. ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, $1,000. See […]