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Couple found dead, BBPD unravel murder-suicide

by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

A string of domestic incidents may have been the precursor for two deaths in Bradenton Beach. Law enforcement officers began […]

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Last nests close to hatch date, surprises still possible

by ChrisAnn Allen | Be the first to comment

Sea turtle nesting season on Anna Maria Island is all but over. However, people must remain vigilant of possible “surprise […]

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Anna Maria holds firm on mask mandate, outdoors, too

by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Anna Maria is holding firm with face covering and social distance requirements in the city to prevent the spread of […]

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Bradenton Beach aims to improve Gulf Drive park, Bridge Street

by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

More improvements are in store. Bradenton Beach commissioners voted 5-0 Oct. 15 to authorize public works director Tom Woodard to work […]

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Hey coach, would you like that served on ice?

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Tampa Bay Lightning CEO Steve Griggs, left, coach Jon Cooper and restaurateur/hockey fan Sean Murphy show off the Stanley Cup Oct. 9 at Murphy’s Doctor’s Office bar in Holmes Beach. Islander Courtesy Photo

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Holmes Beach candidates report finances ahead of Nov. 3 vote

by ChrisAnn Allen | Be the first to comment

The signs are up and the mailers are out. And voting is ongoing. Meanwhile, Holmes Beach City Commission candidates have […]

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Eyes on the road – 10-21-2020

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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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County reopens window to CARES Act funding, applicants

by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Financial relief is back on the table for those struggling to survive the coronavirus pandemic’s economic impact. Manatee County announced […]

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Illegal house built in Sarasota Bay near Cortez docks to tumble

by Leslie Lake | Be the first to comment

The stilt-house built over the water near the commercial fishing docks in Cortez is coming down after three years of […]

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Anna Maria receives 1 app to fill commission vacancy

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A candidate for Anna Maria’s vacant commission seat has stepped up to the plate. Doris “Deanie” Sebring, 54, applied Oct. […]

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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

Anna Maria pushes state, gains action on derelict sailboat removal | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

FISH flounders, cancels festival | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Hurricane Delta stalls beach renourishment | Be the first to comment

Concerns over political signs mount in HB as time narrows before election | by ChrisAnn Allen | Be the first to comment

Pine Avenue group runs ‘full speed ahead’ on pier services | by ChrisAnn Allen | Be the first to comment

Turtle watchers dig deep for final nests | Be the first to comment

MCSO suggests slowing boaters near Manatee Ave. bridge | Be the first to comment

Man pleads no contest in 2018 DUI arrest | Be the first to comment

Prosecutor drops BBPD’s grand theft-Daiquiri Deck case | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

District maintains mask mandates for all schools | Be the first to comment

Sports

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Youth soccer shifts to playoffs, adults tackle soccer, flag football

by Kevin P. Cassidy

The last games of the regular season were played and playoff seedings were set Oct. 13. Progressive Cabinetry nailed down […]

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Soccer, football on tap at center, horseshoes in AM, golf at KRC
13th October 2020 | Be the first to comment

Center football, soccer dominate AMI sports scene
6th October 2020 | Be the first to comment

Fishing

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Progressing through fall, migratory species invade local waters

by Capt. Danny Stasny

It’s time to start the hunt in the Gulf of Mexico for migratory species. Spanish mackerel, king mackerel and bonito, […]

Recent Stories

With autumn in the air, bait plentiful, predators take the hook
13th October 2020 | Be the first to comment

Pelagics make a showing, live bait, artificials produce hookups
6th October 2020 | Be the first to comment

Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 10-21-2020

by Bonner Joy

100 73rd St., No. 203C, Holmes Beach, a 902 sfla / 1,026 sfur 2bed/2bath pool condo built in 1972 was […]

Streetlife

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Streetlife – 10-21-2020

Anna Maria Oct. 9, 200 block of Willow Avenue, lost property. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office took a report that […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020

ITEMS FOR SALE FREE SPIRIT TEN-speed bike: Ride away now for $50. 941-356-1456. TRAILER TIRE AND rim: Kept as a […]