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County gives update on fall beach renourishment for AMI

by Ryan Paice | no responses

Beach erosion exposes a buried rope fence that was installed to protect a dune area at Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice

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Keeping up with pier work

by Ryan Paice | no responses

A little bad weather failed to stop progress on the new Anna Maria City Pier. Since Feb. 1, i+iconSOUTHEAST has […]

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Sarasota man sentenced to 13.5 years for fatal shooting

by Kathy Prucnell | no responses

Anna Maria remembers Mariah Hope Goode. A Sarasota man was sentenced Feb. 8 to 162 months in prison for fatally […]

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DOT sets meeting on Longboat Pass Bridge project

by Lisa Neff | no responses

Repairs to rusted, eroded, potholed parts of the Longboat Pass Bridge could disrupt overnight traffic patterns for seven months — […]

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Email supports clerk’s claim of city pressure on inspectors

by Ryan Paice | one response

A city email has shed light and legitimacy on an allegation levied against the city of Anna Maria by a […]

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Tourism impact nears $1 billion

by Sandy Ambrogi | 2 responses

Despite the fits and starts of tourism in 2018, Manatee County tallied up nearly $1 billion in economic impact from […]

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Holmes Beach man arrested for DUI

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A 27-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested in Holmes Beach for driving at more than twice the legal blood alcohol […]

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Free karate classes offered

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The Center of Anna Maria Island will offer free Karate classes for new students in March. Registration is required by […]

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Three concerts remain for music lovers

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When the Manatee County Tourist Development Council voted Dec. 19, 2018, to make a $100,000 budget recommendation to the county […]

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Bradenton Beach City Hall floods, reopens

by Ryan Paice | no responses

Bradenton Beach is back to its routine at city hall following a water leak that closed the building for four […]

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Pirates play game of spring training Feb. 23

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Play ball! The Pittsburgh Pirates will open their spring-training season Saturday, Feb. 23, in Clearwater with a game against the […]

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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

BB pier blues: Parts missing, floating dock stalled — again | by Ryan Paice | no responses

Bicyclist dies in hospital after fall | 2 responses

KORN prevails over Bradenton Beach | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | no responses

Former Anna Maria employee says she was forced out | by Ryan Paice | no responses

Clams stall Bradenton Beach’s living shoreline project | by Ryan Paice | no responses

Anna Maria commissioners give input to charter reviewers | by Ryan Paice | no responses

Young artist wins worldwide competition | no responses

Timeline for completing traffic study shifts | by Lisa Neff | no responses

Judge rules for DEP, but Cortez fish camp gets stay order | by Kathy Prucnell | no responses

Three youth football teams still perfect, playoffs on horizon | by Kevin P. Cassidy | no responses

Sports

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New champ cards 2-over in KRC 36-hole golf challenge

by Kevin P. Cassidy

There’s a new tiger on the golf course in Holmes Beach. Golf action at the Key Royale Club this past […]

Recent Stories

Three youth football teams still perfect, playoffs on horizon
12th February 2019 | no responses

Hole-in-1 at KRC, football, horseshoes top sports scene
4th February 2019 | no responses

Fishing

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Stellar weather results in near perfect fishing conditions

by Capt. Danny Stasny

With a week’s worth of stellar weather, fishing around Anna Maria Island has been pleasurable. Calm waters and warm southerly […]

Recent Stories

Warm weather, calm seas: Perfect formula for fishing success
12th February 2019 | no responses

Weather may be chilly but AMI fishing is hot
4th February 2019 | no responses

Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 02-20-2019

by Bonner Joy

There were no sales to report this week.

Streetlife

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Streetlife – 02-20-2019

Anna Maria Jan. 29, 800 block of North Shore Drive and the beach, distress. Two people called 911 minutes apart […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, February 20, 2018

ITEMS FOR SALE TWO SLEEPER SOFAS: Two years old. Garage motor. $50 each. Karl, 941-704-7798. dieter.kurz@bluewin.ch. CEILING LIGHT: AMBER glass […]