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Money rolls in to build concrete wave

by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

“Holmes Beach reached its goal to fund the bowl!” Mayor Judy Titsworth said Nov. 8, regarding a last-minute push for […]

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City pier engineer, designer face costly kink for T-end flaw

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A solution is up in the air for a design conflict at the Anna Maria City Pier. Anna Maria Mayor […]

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Kihm, Soustek keep seats, newcomer Schaefer eases in

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Four people were vying Nov. 5 for three seats on the Holmes Beach dais. And, when all was said and […]

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Holmes Beach approves 8 charter amendments

by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

Some changes are coming to the Holmes Beach charter. Electors voted “yes” for eight charter amendments placed on the ballot […]

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BB candidates take auto-win

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Voters didn’t go to the polls in Bradenton Beach, but there will be a change on the city dais. As […]

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Anna Maria votes in charter changes, 1 commissioner short

by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

The Anna Maria electorate overwhelmingly voted Nov. 5 to approve three changes to the city charter. The mayor appoints a […]

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Eyes on the road – 11-13-2019

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The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following for the week of Nov. 11: • Bay Drive […]

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Traffic study, solutions wend through agencies, island cities

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The wheels of traffic move slowly on Anna Maria Island. So do the wheels of transportation projects. It’s all part […]

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City motion to dismiss treehouse case gets hearing

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Finally, a date is set for a 2013 case. Judge Edward Nicholas decided Nov. 4 the next treehouse hearing — […]

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No-swim advisory lifted for Bayfront park

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Beachgoers in Anna Maria can enjoy the waters of Bayfront Park North once more after a bout of infectious bacteria […]

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Bird rescuer contracts saltwater bacteria

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By Sandy Ambrogi and Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporters “OMG, this could have been me. I feel so bad for this […]

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October tourist tax collections up from 2018

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Manatee County tourist tax collections for October returned to 2017 levels, recovering from the red tide slump in 2018. The […]

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Judge grants Bradenton Beach fees for Sunshine lawsuit

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“The city has prevailed on leg two of our journey,” Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry said Nov. 7 during […]

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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

Schaefer elected, Hurst out in Holmes Beach | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

Voters decide commission race, charter amendments | Be the first to comment

Anna Maria voters approve charter amendments | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Tagged sea turtle finishes 5th | by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes | Be the first to comment

Cortez Bridge replacement divides county commission  | by Arthur Brice | 6 comments

Charter amendments on Anna Maria ballot | by Ryan Paice | Be the first to comment

Island mayors unite to ‘Feed the Hungry’ | Be the first to comment

Modifications required to Anna Maria City Pier’s T-end | by Ryan Paice | one comment

Waterline owners mull changes | by Sandy Ambrogi | 2 comments

Treehouse owners march back to court | by Kathy Prucnell | 5 comments

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Sports

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Soccer playoffs underway, KRC men play Champions Course

by Kevin P. Cassidy

It’s about time. It’s finally the busy season for sports on Anna Maria Island as the temps from summer finally […]

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Youth soccer playoffs set, semifinals begin
5th November 2019 | Be the first to comment

Youth, adult soccer action underway on center pitch
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Fishing

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Hot fall fishing action doesn’t cool from lower temps

by Capt. Danny Stasny

Anglers around Anna Maria Island are enjoying a variety of inshore and offshore fishing, as well as cooler weather. While […]

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Accuracy is key when casting to mangrove shoreline
5th November 2019 | Be the first to comment

Gulf storm passage puts damper on hot fall fishing action
29th October 2019 | Be the first to comment

Real Estate

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Island real estate transactions – 11-13-2019

by Bonner Joy

There is no report for real estate from Jesse Brisson for Nov. 13.

Streetlife

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Streetlife – 11-13-2019

Anna Maria Oct. 22, 100 block of Palm Avenue, warrant. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a […]

Classifieds

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

ITEMS FOR SALE BIKERACK $70, SHELF Brown 36×10 $10, Scanner, tabletop $20, All like new, Call 941-920-2494. FOR SALE, COUPON: […]

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