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‘Tenacious’ fire in Cortez, $2.5M yacht a total loss

by Kane Kaiman | Be the first to comment

WMFR fights fire aboard dry-docked $2.5M yacht in Cortez The 911 call for a boat fire at Cortez Cove Marina […]

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‘Amazing’ day

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Country singer Garth Brooks, takes the stage Jan. 20 and performs “Amazing Grace” a capella for the Biden-Harris inauguration in Washington, D.C. Brooks invited the inaugural subjects and the audience to sing along on the final verse. The country music legend has performed for all the U.S. presidents since Jimmy Carter with the exception of Ronald Reagan. He and wife Trisha Yearwood own beachfront property in Holmes Beach. Islander Screenshots

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Bernie waits at AMI bridge

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“When you reach the Anna Maria Island Bridge and there are no dolphins leaping in the Intracoastal Waterway, you wait.” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and his mittens on Inauguration Day became a sensation, sending #berniesmittens into the viralsphere. Islander publisher Bonner Joy created this meme using a website, bernie-sits, launched by New York graduate student Nick Sawhney. Islander Sawhney/Google Image

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Island police assist, secure Biden-Harris inauguration

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Officers from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments stand Jan. 18 after being sworn into the Secret Service for the presidential inauguration. The officers who traveled to Washington, D.C., to assist with security in the capital included HBPD Sgt. Mike Walker, left, and Officers Christine LaBranche, Lee Diehl and Adam DeSantis, as well as BBPD Officers Roy Joslin and Devon Straight. Islander Photos: Courtesy Gail Straight

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Demo deadline passes, stay sought

by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Another deadline to demolish Raymond Guthrie Jr.’s house in Sarasota Bay near Cortez's commercial docks has come and gone. And […]

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Vaccine tourism regulated, county supply exhausted

by ChrisAnn Allen | Be the first to comment

Change appears on the horizon. The state issued new health guidelines Jan. 21 requiring COVID-19 vaccines only be given to […]

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BB sides with county, limiting ramp refueling operations

by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Paradise Boat Tours may not have much longer to use the South Coquina Boat Ramp in Bradenton Beach to refuel […]

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Eyes on the road 01-27-2021

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The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following: Cortez Road and 119th Street West in Cortez: Work […]

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AM asks public for pier ideas

by Amy V.T Moriarty | Be the first to comment

Anna Maria officials are fishing for ideas. City commissioners and Mayor Dan Murphy are interested in public opinion about the […]

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Anna Maria announces nominations for top citizen

by Amy V.T Moriarty | Be the first to comment

An Anna Maria committee was set to review nominations for citizen of the year but a Jan. 22 meeting to […]

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Top Notch Prized winnings

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Prized winnings
Katy Roadman of Holmes Beach, winner of The Islander’s 2020 Top Notch photo contest, collects her prize package at the newspaper office. Roadman one a “More-than-a-mullet wrapper” T-shirt as a finalist and then the grand prize, which included $100 from The Islander and gift certificates from contest sponsors, including Slim’s Place, Island Coffee Haus, Restless Natives, Mr. Bones BBQ and Cremesh European Restaurant. Roadman won with a night photo of her children playing on the beach. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


The Islander’s 2020 Top Notch photo contest launches

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

Last week's roundup

Vessel removed from under Cortez Bridge | Be the first to comment

Grand jury indicts former islander, others with murder | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Island police ‘honored,’ called to serve at Biden-Harris inauguration | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Surf’s up on AMI | Be the first to comment

Roadside protest | Be the first to comment

Wait, wait, don’t tear it down | Be the first to comment

HB City Hall closes again due to pandemic concerns | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Everyone needs a safe place to land… | Be the first to comment

Cleanup in Gulf continues for wrecked shrimp trawler | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Covid cases fall off, vaccine drained | by ChrisAnn Allen | Be the first to comment

Sports

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Center sports comeback: Adults, kids tackle football, more

by Kevin P. Cassidy

Are you ready for some more football? Youth flag football is up and running at the Center of Anna Maria […]

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Adult soccer, football kick off new seasons at Center
19th January 2021 | Be the first to comment

Sports for the new year
12th January 2021 | Be the first to comment

Fishing

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Plenty of species are going for live shrimp inshore, offshore

by Capt. Danny Stasny

After a mild cold front, fishing around Anna Maria Island is proving more accessible and productive. Venturing offshore to ledges […]

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Wisely choose fishing days, spots for pompano rewards
19th January 2021 | Be the first to comment

Variations in weather, cold temps result in varied catches
12th January 2021 | Be the first to comment

Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions - 01-27-2021

by Bonner Joy

1603 Gulf Drive N., unit 24, Bradenton Beach, a 380 sfla, 1 bed / 1 bath condo-hotel built in 1971 […]

Streetlife

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Streetlife - 01-27-2021

Anna Maria Jan. 15, 500 block of South Bay Boulevard, animal complaint. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021

ITEMS FOR SALE TWO GE FRIDGES: 28 by 28 by 64 inches, good condition, $89/each. 941-778-3920. ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIR: Heat […]