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AMI Bridge construction: Way down the road

by Arthur Brice | Be the first to comment

Tony Rivera moved to Bradenton just a year ago, but he’s already been crabbing at the Anna Maria Island Bridge […]

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Anna Maria City Pier decking on tap, handrail dispute continues

by Kathy Prucnell | Be the first to comment

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho. Work on a planned restaurant and bait shop will begin the first week in September and still to […]

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No-swim advisory returns to south side of causeway beach

by Kathy Prucnell | Be the first to comment

Caution: Swimming is not advised in Palma Sola Bay — again. The Florida Department of Health advised Aug. 15 that […]

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County staff recommends user fees at boat ramps

by Lisa Neff | Be the first to comment

Manatee County staff think boaters will pay a little to play, or work. But Manatee County commissioners are divided over […]

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Treehouse case dismissed in federal court

by Kathy Prucnell | Be the first to comment

Three strikes at a treehouse complaint and the case was thrown out of federal court. U.S. District Judge James S. […]

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Bradenton Beach dock brings back boaters, business

by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

A steady stream of people are using the newly opened floating dock at the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton […]

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Eyes on the road

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The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following for the week of Aug. 19: Longboat Pass Bridge […]

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Tops in Top Notch: Puppy love

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Peter Donahue wins The Islander’s Top Notch Pet Photo Contest with this image of his golden retriever, Finley, and his son’s buddy, Wilson. Donahue, of Arlington Heights, Illinois, took the photo with his iPhone 8 in April, shortly before he made his annual visit to Anna Maria Island. And the title of the photo? He called it “Puppy love.”

Top Notch tributes

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Sally Mann of Clermont earns an honorable mention in The Islander’s Top Notch Photo Contest for this image of a tricolored heron, taken June 28 on Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive in Apopka. Mann used a Nikon D850 with a Tamron 600 G2 lens.

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With school startup, indoor soccer pitch flips — kids to adults

by Kevin P. Cassidy

With the 2019-20 school year underway, summer vacation is officially over for island kids and so is the youth challenge […]

Recent Stories

Soccer, football at center, double ringer in the horseshoe pits
13th August 2019 | Be the first to comment

Soccer goes to playoffs, football plays on, horseshoes, golf, too
6th August 2019 | Be the first to comment

Fishing

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If you don’t mind getting wet, you’ll be rewarded with fish

by Capt. Danny Stasny

Another week of wet weather prevented some anglers from getting on the water, but those who were determined were rewarded […]

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Dodge heat, pop-up thunderstorms for maximum hookups
13th August 2019 | Be the first to comment

As summer winds down, fishing sizzles in- and offshore
6th August 2019 | Be the first to comment

Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 08-21-2019

by Jesse Brisson

106 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a 3,445 sfla / 4,859 sfur 5bed/5½bath/2car pool home built in 2019 on a 7,250 […]

Streetlife

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Streetlife – 08-21-2019

Anna Maria       Aug. 4, Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., found firearm. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy responded to a […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019

ITEMS FOR SALE COUPON: SAVE $5 on the only patented sandless beach blanket. Use AMI5@sandlessblanket.com or purchase at the Beach […]

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