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Dead dolphin recovered from Anna Maria beach

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Nack had issues. Gretchen Lovewell, program manager for the stranding investigations team at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium on City […]

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Anna Maria ditches veteran commissioner for new appointee

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It took a couple months, but it’s official: The fifth Anna Maria City Commission seat is no longer vacant. The […]

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Anna Maria ousts 20-year tenant

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The Anna Maria City Pier is still on track for a late-February opening for anglers, but the fate of the […]

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Bert Harris victory goes to Holmes Beach, but plaintiffs disagree

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The Holmes Beach win hinged on one word. At a Jan. 8 hearing, 12th Circuit Court Judge Ed Nicholas granted […]

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First to roll in the bowl

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Nick Bozza skateboards Jan. 8 in the newly finished bowl — maybe the first to try it out — in Holmes Beach. He and sibling Jolie came to Anna Maria Island on vacation from Staten Island, New York, while cousin Gretchen Bozza came from Great Barrington in the Berkshires in New Hampshire. They were visiting their grandfather, who resides in Tampa, but the family converged at a rental home on Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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Holmes Beach continues trudge down treehouse path

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One treehouse built in Holmes Beach in 2011 without a permit has led to four pending lawsuits spanning seven years. […]

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BB pier floating dock, gangway woes wear on for CRA

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Dealing with the floating dock at the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach is like a game of Whac-A-Mole. […]

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2 Bradenton women arrested for cocaine possession

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Two Bradenton women were arrested for cocaine possession by Holmes Beach police following a traffic stop. At 3:23 a.m. Dec. […]

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Parrish man arrested in Holmes Beach for possession, sale of marijuana

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A Parrish man was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to sell following a traffic stop by a Holmes […]

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HBPD searches, returns juvenile home safe and sound

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A missing juvenile was found safe in Holmes Beach after almost 11 hours. The search Jan. 3 involved about 20 […]

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Support AME, with a healthy run

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Put on your running shoes. Together with the Bradenton Running Club, Anna Maria Elementary race organizer Kelly Gitt is looking […]

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Eyes on the road 01-15-2020

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The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following for the week of Jan. 13: Cortez Road and […]

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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

Hundreds take 2020 Gulf plunge | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Fun and games for the new year’s | Be the first to comment

Jacksonville man gets probation for DUI | by Leslie Lake | Be the first to comment

County readies for beach renourishment in 2020 | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Anna Maria to take up city pier lease terms, tenant offer | by Phil Colpas | Be the first to comment

Meet 2019’s Islanders of the year, but the real winner is wildlife | Be the first to comment

Anyone recognize this boat? | by Phil Colpas | Be the first to comment

Businesses thankful for November tax collections | by Sandy Ambrogi | Be the first to comment

Cortez megabridge opponents take fight to appeal court | by Arthur Brice | Be the first to comment

Drug case gets tossed, but Bradenton man remains jailed for assault | by Leslie Lake | Be the first to comment

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Sports

Youth football kicks off, golfers flow back to KRC

by Kevin P. Cassidy

The winter season of flag football for kids at the Center of Anna Maria Island kicked off Jan. 7 with […]

Recent Stories

2019 flies by, island’s top sports stories recalled
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In the pits, on the links
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Fishing

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Weather, fishing patterns change daily — plan accordingly

by Capt. Danny Stasny

Fishing around Anna Maria Island is about as predictable as the weather. When the seas are calm, anglers are venturing […]

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New year turns on typical winter action for AMI-area anglers
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Fish canals, docks, out of the wind for winter 2020 hookups
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Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 01-15-2020

by Jesse Brisson

110 48th St., Holmes Beach, a 3,300 sfla 4bed/4½bath/2car pool home built in 2019 on a 10,000 sq ft lot […]

Streetlife

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Streetlife – 01-15-2020

Anna Maria Jan. 2, 900 block of North Shore Drive, lost property. A person reported losing a wallet containing credit […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020

ITEMS FOR SALE ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, $1,000. See at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. […]

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