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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Record year for dolphin calves

Dolphin calf
More dolphin calves have been born in Sarasota Bay so far this year than in any of the past 47 years, according to the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program. Nineteen births have been documented so far in the bay, which five generations of resident dolphins call...
Anna Maria City Pier

Anna Maria City Pier to remain closed

ANNA MARIA – The Anna Maria City Pier is closed indefinitely due to damage from Hurricane Irma and likely will stay that way for...
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Officials study Irma’s effects on AMI’s beaches

A team studied Anna Maria Island from stem to stern today, agreeing that Hurricane Irma took a bite out of the beach. The storm, which...

Community News

Irma supplies

Helping hands for neighbors

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - For residents who need help recovering from Hurricane Irma, there are islanders here to help. Volunteers and donors also are...
Wedding post-Irma

Forget it Irma – the wedding is on!

ANNA MARIA – Hurricane Irma almost played spoiler for one Indiana couple who had been planning their Monday evening wedding at the Sandbar restaurant...
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What Irma did to AMI



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Anna Maria City Pier post-Irma

Landmark City Pier shredded

ANNA MARIA – The historic Anna Maria City Pier and its restaurant will remain closed until further notice due to significant damage inflicted by...
Castles in the Sand

Commissions not always what they seem

I had a mother who would negotiate anything from a batch of tomatoes to a living room sofa. It was the culture she grew...
Waterline trolley

Waterline Resort making way to opening day

HOLMES BEACH — It’s been a long, bumpy road for the city of Holmes Beach and Mainsail Property Management, owner of the new Waterline...
Aqua model

Aqua by the Bay on life support

BRADENTON – Carlos Beruff’s Aqua by the Bay development plans were on the verge of collapsing Wednesday evening when Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore...


Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 488 False crawls: 446 Nests hatched: 319 Not hatched: 132 Nests remaining: 37 Hatchlings to Gulf: 24,434 Nest disorientations: 58 Source: Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird...
Turtle nest excavation

Sea turtles, shorebirds dodge Irma

Sea turtles and shorebirds have survived hurricanes for centuries, and Hurricane Irma damaged, but did not decimate, Anna Maria Island’s turtle and bird populations. “We...


Surf groms

Surf groms dominate Anna Maria Island waves

Who say you can't surf Anna Maria Island? Not the kids from the West Coast Surf Shop Surf Camp and the Eternal Summer Surf...
Tim Shaughnessy, Danny Murphy football

Team Avis driving down field toward victory

The sports seasons at the Island’s community center at first glance on paper appear to be short with less than a dozen games for...

Battle for the top: The undefeated, defeated

The Island’s community center football field saw top-notch action between the seven adult co-ed teams on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Tuesday’s spectators saw two...

Talucci Construction building solid season

Week four of the co-ed recreational flag football season passed the halfway mark last week. Three teams find themselves at the top of the...


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A job well done

Bradenton Beach was minimally impacted by colossal Hurricane Irma, but our preparedness and follow-up was unmatched by any community in the state. Lt. John Cosby,...

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