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Angler reels in county’s top ag award

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Capt. Scott Moore has been fishing and running the waters around Anna Maria Island for more than half a century. […]

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Congrats are due

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Capt. Scott Moore is on the verge of legendary among many of the old-timers I know. There was a time […]

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Windy, rainy, tropical forecast pushes Bayfest indoors

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Tropical Storm Nestor may have changed the venue of Anna Maria Island’s 19th annual Bayfest, but that didn’t halt the […]

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Holmes Beach commission candidates report finances ahead of Nov. 5 vote

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Holmes Beach City Commission candidates reported campaign contributions for the Nov. 5 municipal election. The candidates for three seats include […]

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Renourishment coming in 2020

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An endless battle with Mother Nature continues: Sand in, sand out along Anna Maria Island’s shorelines. Manatee County commissioners voted […]

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DOT plans to spend $8M to acquire land for new Cortez Bridge

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The Florida Department of Transportation plans to spend $8 million by 2025 for right-of-way acquisition for the megabridge the agency […]

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DOT blamed for runaround on AMI roundabouts

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Despite repeated pleas from local officials, the Florida Department of Transportation has no immediate plans to build a roundabout at […]

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From chief to chief … A change of command at West Manatee Fire Rescue District

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WMFR announces fire station open house Firefighters and the community give it up for the kids. West Manatee Fire Rescue […]

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Pier lease negotiations stall, but work on buildings continues

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The T-end buildings of the new Anna Maria City Pier are taking shape fast, but negotiations for their use have […]

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State drops machete case stemming from Cortez arrest

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The state declined to charge a man who allegedly threatened another man at a dock in Cortez. A Manatee County […]

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Man nabbed for vehicle theft

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Manatee County sheriff’s deputies caught up with a man who allegedly stole his friend’s VW van after it broke down […]

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Bradenton Beach dock failure requires repair, additional pilings

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A piling or two may be needed to repair the gangway for people to access the floating dock at the […]

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Railroad resort sells to Nashville power couple

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The coconut telegraph had been buzzing for months with the pending sale of the Layby Resort, 105 White Ave., Holmes […]

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Eyes on the road – 10-23-2019

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The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following for the week of Oct. 21: • Bay Drive […]

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3 men charged in Bradenton shop clerk’s killing

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Three men — including one man with ties to Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key — were charged Oct. 7 […]

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Feds investigate mysterious bird deaths

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The mysterious illness plaguing Southwest Florida laughing gulls has garnered the attention of federal investigators. Jim Valade, assistant refuge manager […]

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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

Construction begins on city pier restaurant, bait shop | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Bradenton Beach floating dock closes, gangway ‘unsafe’ | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Holmes Beach to build skate bowl at city field | 2 comments

Opponents lack plans, manpower to battle DOT on Cortez Bridge | by Arthur Brice | 3 comments

Holmes Beach says ‘time will tell’ for Spring Lake improvement | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

Spooks, smiles and sweets for all at AME-PTO Fall Festival | Be the first to comment

State of the City by Mayor Judy Titsworth | one comment

Gulls die, but why? List of possibilities runs long | by Sandy Ambrogi | Be the first to comment

Bradenton Beach officials play pickleball with firefighters | Be the first to comment

‘No swim’ advisory issued for Palma Sola beach | one comment

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Soccer’s chase for perfection ends, KRC hosts Oktoberfest

by Kevin P. Cassidy

After four weeks of action in the youth soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, there are no […]

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Soccer, golf, horseshoes top AMI scoreboard
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Ugly Grouper takes adult indoor soccer crown
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Fishing

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Bait fish schools grow, migratory species heat up fishing

by Capt. Danny Stasny

Fall fishing around Anna Maria Island is shaping up to be quite good when targeting native and migratory species. On […]

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Bait fish schools grow, migratory species heat up fishing
15th October 2019 | Be the first to comment

Water temperatures start to cool, migratory action heats up
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Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 10-23-2019

by Bonner Joy

2201 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, a 7,540 sfla / 7,986 sfur 14-unit hotel built in 1968 on a 21,000 […]

Streetlife

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Streetlife – 10-23-2019

Anna Maria No reports. Anna Maria is policed by MCSO. Bradenton Beach Oct. 12-14, Imperial House condominiums, 611 Gulf Drive […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

ITEMS FOR SALE LIKE NEW COPPER kettle charcoal grill and cover, $100 or best offer. Call 941-730-6773. BIKE RACK, $70. […]

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