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Anna Maria Island, FL
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Landmark City Pier shredded

Anna Maria City Pier post-Irma
ANNA MARIA – The historic Anna Maria City Pier will remain closed until further notice due to significant damage inflicted by Hurricane Irma. In addition to the roof being torn off the bait shop, there is extensive damage to the wooden planking on the northwest...
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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...
Anna Maria sign post-Irma

What Irma did to AMI

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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...
Cortez donation drive Everglades City

Cortez helps Florida fishing communities hit by Irma

CORTEZ - Residents of the Cortez historic fishing village are reaching out to provide aid to fellow commercial fishermen in Chokoloskee and Everglades City...
Anna Maria Pier post-Irma

Island escapes Irma-geddon

Manatee grounded by Irma

Manatee saved from Irma


Robinson Preserve

Kayak, plant seedlings at Robinson Preserve

Love nature? You can kayak Robinson Preserve on Friday and plant native species on its newest acreage on Saturday. On Friday, Sept. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.,...

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Coquina BayWalk at Leffis Key

Leffis Key


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...
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Aqua by the Bay review continues

BRADENTON – Some county residents feel the Aqua by the Bay developers’ ever-changing plans are creating an elusive and moving target for county commissioners...


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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