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Autumn visitors boost tourist tax collections

by Sandy Ambrogi | Be the first to comment

The weather cooled in Manatee County, but Manatee County tourist tax collections heated up. In October, a net total of […]

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The mullet are runnin’

by Mike Tokars | Be the first to comment

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Cortez. Around this time of year, the mullet run in local […]

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Bradenton Beach dock reopens, but some parts wait on deck

by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Boating to the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach is a possibility once again. Public works director Tom Woodard […]

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Anna Maria swears in 2 commissioners, 1 seat remains unfilled

by Phil Colpas | Be the first to comment

The Anna Maria City Commission made official a four-term veteran’s re-election and welcomed a new commissioner at the Dec. 5 […]

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Island transportation wish list passes under microscope

by Arthur Brice | Be the first to comment

Elbows out. Six proposed Anna Maria Island traffic projects start jostling this week to see if they can land a […]

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Shining bright

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The sun glows on the horizon Dec. 6, as the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce flips the switch on its Christmas “tree” at the chamber office in Holmes Beach. Made of lights, the tree is the work of Anthony’s Electric. Islander Photo: Jack Elka

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BOLO: Surfer hunts board stolen in Bradenton Beach

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A local man took to social media to seek the return of a surfboard he left on Bridge Street in […]

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Despite design flaw, AM pier on track for February opening

by Phil Colpas | Be the first to comment

Work to fix the Anna Maria City Pier design flaw continued the week of Dec. 9. The new pier replaces […]

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Eyes on the road 12-11-2019

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The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following for the week of Dec. 9: Bay Drive South […]

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HBPD, EMS respond to near-drowning in Holmes Beach

by Leslie Lake | Be the first to comment

An 80-year-old woman was rushed to Blake Medical Center Nov. 29 after a near-drowning in Holmes Beach. The woman, described […]

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WMFR hires architect for admin building, issues RFP for manager

by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Plans are progressing for the West Manatee Fire Rescue District’s next administration building. Fire commissioners voted 4-1 Nov. 19 to […]

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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.

Last week's roundup

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Anglers return to fishing after brief R&R pier closure | by Phil Colpas | Be the first to comment

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Just like ‘Magic’ | Be the first to comment

Contractor awaits parts for Bradenton Beach dock repairs | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Giving Tree grows at AMI cafe | by Michael Dunn | Be the first to comment

Remembering the Greatest Generation, Pearl Harbor | Be the first to comment

Fungus killed gulls on Passage Key | by Sandy Ambrogi | Be the first to comment

Fire district gears up to handle resort lawsuit | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Eyes on the road 12-04-2019 | Be the first to comment

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Sports

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Playoff soccer on center horizon, perfect weather on the links

by Kevin P. Cassidy

With the conclusion of the regular season in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, final […]

Recent Stories

On the links, in the pits
3rd December 2019 | Be the first to comment

Locals shine away from home, pitchers score in Bradenton
26th November 2019 | Be the first to comment

Fishing

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Switch to shrimp for hookups, extra sleep, as weather cools

by Capt. Danny Stasny

As we slip into December, we’re going to see the transition from fall fishing to winter fishing get underway. With […]

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Put down the holiday leftovers, instead target a fish fry
3rd December 2019 | Be the first to comment

Change in air, water temps call for changing tactics
26th November 2019 | Be the first to comment

Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 12-11-19

by Bonner Joy

On vacation There is no report for real estate from Jesse Brisson for Dec. 11.

Streetlife

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Streetlife – 12-11-19

Bradenton Beach       No new reports.       Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department. Anna Maria       […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019

ITEMS FOR SALE BOILED PEANUTS, $1.99. Thompson’s Produce of Cortez, Home of the “Best Tomatoes” in Manatee County. 941-896-6027. GARAGE […]

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