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Sandy storm approaches

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Christopher Milne Gething captures an incoming storm from the deck at his home on Tidy Island the evening of June 26, as it rolls in from the southeast across Sarasota Bay toward the beaches. “Note the ‘Saharan’ sand in the storm,” and the Sarasota skyline in the distance, he said in his email. Islander Courtesy Photo

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Holmes Beach considers owner-resident parking permits

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HOLMES BEACH — He said it was a “work in progress.” Now, progress is proceeding. When Holmes Beach Police Chief […]

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Nesting activity slows, hatchlings anticipated

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND — It’s almost the time when sea turtle nesting wanes and hatchlings wax on Anna Maria Island […]

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Census advocates: Celebrate America, be counted

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An estimated 2.5 million people lived in a newly independent nation July 4, 1776. That’s according to the “facts-for-features” stats […]

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COVID-19 cases surge in Florida, island numbers swell

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In this instance, safety does not lie in numbers. Manatee County confirmed a new record 270 positive cases in one […]

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Center closes after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND — The coronavirus arrived last week at the Center of Anna Maria Island. The center closed indefinitely […]

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Island law enforcement ready for July 4 — rush or bust

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND — Law enforcement will stand vigilant, but this year’s Fourth of July celebration on Anna Maria Island […]

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Let summer begin for AMI

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Looking south from Anna Maria to Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach June 20, the official start of summer, beachgoers appear to be social distancing with their families and groups, many clustered under canopies. Islander Photo: Jack Elka

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Anna Maria pier opening discussed, 1 lease settled, 1 to go

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ANNA MARIA — “It’s just breathtaking,” Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy told commissioners June 25 about the new Anna Maria […]

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Health Dept.: No swim posted at Bayfront North

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MANATEE COUNTY — The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County issued a “no swim” advisory June 25 for Bayfront […]

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Eyes on the road – 07-01-2020

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The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following notices: Multiple locations in Bradenton Beach: A county pipeline […]

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Pandemic surges, 2 of 3 island cities mandate masks

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND — Hard decisions come to all levels of  leadership in a pandemic. Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees […]

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Preparing for primary

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Voter registration in advance of the August primary continues through July 20. Also, the deadline to request a mail-in-ballot for […]

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Quiet celebrations anticipated for July 4 holiday

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND — The annual Anna Maria Island Fourth of July Parade has been canceled due to the pandemic, […]

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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

The Islander’s 2020 Top Notch photo contest launches | Be the first to comment

2 of 3 island cities mandate face coverings | 2 comments

Coronavirus spike prompts little concern among islanders | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Make way for beach renourishment | by ChrisAnn Allen | Be the first to comment

COVID-19 cases reach record highs in Manatee County | by ChrisAnn Allen | Be the first to comment

DOT opens study for Longboat Pass Bridge options | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

BB-CRA seeks artist for roundabout sculpture | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Tourism experts track travelers’ sentiments during pandemic | by Lisa Neff | Be the first to comment

County to remove 87 more pine trees at Coquina Beach | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Island cities, county to work together on beach parking issues | by ChrisAnn Allen | Be the first to comment

Sports

Center sports halted due to COVID-19, KRC resumes matches

by Kevin P. Cassidy

Adult summer soccer kicked off June 18 at the Center of Anna Maria Island with nine coed teams committed to […]

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Summer cheer for adult soccer startup — ‘it’s a kick in the grass’
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Adult football champs crowned, Magic sets soccer tryouts
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Fishing

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Moving into July, temps run hot, fishing action hotter

by Capt. Danny Stasny

Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains hot and is only getting hotter as summer progresses. Fishing inshore is yielding some […]

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Temperatures, fishing action transition with summer heat
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Fish by morning, avoid afternoon heat to get best bite
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Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 07-01-2020

by Bonner Joy

799 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 4,169 sfla / 7,209 sfur 4bed/4bath Gulffront home built in 2015 on a […]

Streetlife

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Streetlife – 07-01-2020

Anna Maria June 19, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, near drowning. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office assisted Manatee County Emergency […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

ITEMS FOR SALE LEATHER COUCH AND recliner, like new, $90 and $65. 941-778-3920, 941-778-5542. Delivery possible. HANDMADE WOOD queen bed […]