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Repairs begin on bridge linking Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key

by Lisa Neff | Be the first to comment

Bridges to Anna Maria Island routinely get the maintenance equivalent of an oil change, but every 10 years or so […]

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Hammerhead presence in local waters turns heads

by Sandy Ambrogi | Be the first to comment

They look prehistoric, with oddly shaped heads and protruding eyes. They unnerve seasoned mariners. They are hammerhead sharks. As islanders […]

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Turtle trackers discuss disrupted sea turtle nesting

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By Brook Morrison Islander Reporter Don’t be an intruder. This could be a banner season for sea turtle nesting in […]

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Judge rules for county, throws out owner claims

by Kathy Prucnell | Be the first to comment

Manatee County was the take-all winner in June 4 pretrial skirmishes against Bradenton Beach property owners. Twelfth Circuit Judge Edward […]

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Locals win bid to build AM pier restaurant, bait shop

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A local builder hooked a big job. The contractor to build the amenities at the Anna Maria City Pier is […]

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Judge gives cited boater time for repairs

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A new court date was scheduled for a man cited under a state law targeting boats at risk of becoming […]

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County removing six trees at Coquina, protest continues

by Ryan Paice | 3 comments

Work felling six Australian pine trees is set to begin at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. The Manatee County Board […]

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Bradenton Beach rejects Sunshine suit settlement offer

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Another round of compromises offered to the city by the six defendants in a Bradenton Beach suit over the Sunshine […]

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Unpaid bar tab leads to fight with cop

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A Sarasota man fought with a Bradenton Beach police officer at a Bridge Street bar after refusing to pay his […]

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Eyes on the road

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The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following notices for the week of June 3: Longboat Pass […]

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The Islander’s 2019 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

Early sea turtle nesting ‘spotty’ on Anna Maria Island | Be the first to comment

HB commission hears final charter review ordinance, report | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

Holmes Beach attacker, burglar sentenced to 35 years | by Kathy Prucnell | one comment

County halts pine tree removal at Coquina Beach | by Ryan Paice | 3 comments

HB commissioner’s surveillance camera sparks ire | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

Longboat Pass Bridge repairs begin June 10 | by Lisa Neff | Be the first to comment

A tarpon primer — know before you go | Be the first to comment

Kids celebrate summer @ AMIP Snooks Adams Day | Be the first to comment

A.P. Bell, DEP cancel June courthouse hearing | Be the first to comment

Bradenton man sentenced to DUI probation | Be the first to comment

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Sports

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Island soccer, golf, horseshoes, strongest man? You bet

by Kevin P. Cassidy

With summer unofficially here for this school teacher/reporter, it’s vacation time. I’ll be beaching it with a good book or […]

Recent Stories

Sports on AMI go from soccer to strongman competition
4th June 2019 | Be the first to comment

Youth soccer champs crowned, league awards announced
28th May 2019 | Be the first to comment

Fishing

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Tarpon remain the attraction, but plenty of other species take the hook

by Capt. Danny Stasny

Tarpon are the main attraction again for Anna Maria Island. The Gulf beaches, Passage Key inlet and around Egmont Key […]

Recent Stories

Fishers swarm AMI waters hoping for ‘king’ hookup
4th June 2019 | one comment

Love is in the air, tarpon are coming to local waters
28th May 2019 | Be the first to comment

Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 06-12-2019

by Jesse Brisson

639 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 3,883 sfla / 8,620 4bed/4bath/3car bayfront pool home built in 2018 on a […]

Streetlife

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Streetlife – 06-12-2019

Anna Maria May 28, Manatee County Sheriff’s substation, 207 Pine Ave., information. Three wallets — containing credit, debit and insurance […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

ITEMS FOR SALE COUPON: SAVE $5 on the only patented sandless beach blanket. Use AMI5@sandlessblanket.com or purchase at the Beach […]