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FWC, Mote rescue ailing juvenile manatee found in Holmes Beach basin

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By Gillian Kendall, Special to The Islander A juvenile manatee in distress was rescued May 17 from the basin on […]

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Eyes on the road – 05-22-2019

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The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following notices for the week of May 20: Cortez Bridge: […]

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Cortez stone crab season — one of the worst

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The 2018-19 stone crab season was one of the worst in Florida history and “a lot of it is due […]

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Brown algae interrupts environmental respite

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“The scientists can talk, but they are not out here on the water 200 days a year. It’s the worst […]

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Video prompts new law enforcement policy on beaches in Holmes Beach

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A new policy in Holmes Beach in response to irate beachgoers will require police officers to consider a different tack […]

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Bradenton man arrested for marijuana possession

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A Bradenton man was pulled over for Florida’s move-over law and arrested for possessing marijuana. Holmes Beach police arrested Justin […]

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Parrish man’s DUI case 
ends in house arrest

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A Parrish man was sentenced to house arrest for driving under the influence in Anna Maria. Ryan Whaley, 45, served […]

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Treasure Island woman gets probation for DUI

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A woman arrested for DUI in Holmes Beach after losing her way was sentenced to 12 months probation in the […]

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Former CNOBB members deposed in Sunshine suit

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The depositions push on as neither side will settle in a lawsuit that has cost Bradenton Beach taxpayers more than […]

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Contractor finalizes Anna Maria City Pier substructure, walkway up next

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The understructure of the new Anna Maria City Pier almost is complete. Decking for the city pier is next. Anna […]

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Top Notch pet photo contest winner 2018

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Top Notch pet photo contest winner – Photographer Jonathan Crane of Anna Maria took this winning pet portrait of his pal Boom Boom resting at home in June. He will receive a gift package from Perks 4 Pets in Northwest Bradenton and a gift certificate from Island Coffee Haus on AMI. Congratulations to Crane, and thanks to all the photographers who took part this year.

New Top Notch contest deadline Sept. 11

The Islander’s Top Notch contest is underway. The contest celebrates what still is known as the “Kodak moment,” despite the […]

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Brown ‘gumbo’ algae invades island | by Kathy Prucnell | 2 comments

Florida legislative session ends, home rule threats fail | Be the first to comment

BB again offers settlement in Sunshine lawsuit, citizens decline | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | one comment

Transportation experts surveying public on long-range plans | by Lisa Neff | one comment

Holmes Beach charter reviewers wrap up sessions, recommendations | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

Eyes on the road – 05-15-2019 | Be the first to comment

Sea turtle season crawls forward on Anna Maria Island | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

Two men head back to court for derelict vessels | Be the first to comment

Icon set to install T-end deck at Anna Maria City Pier | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

BBPD arrests Bradenton woman for coin, jewelry thefts | by Kathy Prucnell | Be the first to comment

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Sports

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Seedings hold true in youth soccer, championships set

by Kevin P. Cassidy

The regular-season standings in the Center of Anna Maria Island youth soccer league proved to be a good barometer for […]

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Seedings set for youth soccer, KRC chips into summer
14th May 2019 | Be the first to comment

Youth, adult soccer leagues heat up at the center’s pitch
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Fishing

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AMI reputation for great fishing holds strong

by Capt. Danny Stasny

Fishing the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island is living up to its reputation for excellence. In 1951, when the first […]

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Inshore slam — snook, redfish, trout — all go catch-and-release
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May brings more catch-and-release fishing restrictions
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Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 05-22-2019

by Jesse Brisson

749 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria, a 2,832 sfla / 4,093 sfur 5bed/3½bath/2car pool home built in 2006 on a 5,000 […]

Streetlife

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Streetlife – 05-22-2019

Anna Maria May 3, 10100 block of Gulf Drive, paraphernalia, a controlled substance without prescription, less than 20 grams cannabis. […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

ITEMS FOR SALE GE REFRIGERATOR 18-inch, $75, mini wine cellar. $10, mini fridge, $25. 941-356-1456. ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, […]