Holes on the beach pose danger to walkers, sea turtles
Apr25

Holes on the beach pose danger to walkers, sea turtles

A female snowy plover sits next to her chick April 20 on the beach near 81st Street in Holmes Beach. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers have been watching a mating pair and another male on the beach in that area. The chick pictured is one of three that hatched April 19. Islander Photo: Courtesy 
Pete Gross

Read More
DOT polls county board on future Cortez Bridge options
Apr25

DOT polls county board on future Cortez Bridge options

What is your choice for the repair or replacement of the Cortez Bridge? Manatee County Commissioner Robin DiSabatino looks at the prospect of two new bridges linking the mainland to Anna Maria Island from the perspective of a boater who waits for a bridge to open and a motorist who sits idle until it closes. […]

Read More
Amendments gut state vacation rental bill
Apr25

Amendments gut state vacation rental bill

Amendments made to Senate Bill 188 effectively gutted the state’s ability to prevent municipalities from regulating vacation rentals, according to state Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, who filed the bill. The bill prohibited local ordinances from regulating or restricting vacation rentals and would have stripped local governments of vacation rental regulations adopted after June 2011. As […]

Read More
Chicks hatch in 
Holmes Beach
Apr25

Chicks hatch in 
Holmes Beach

A female snowy plover sits next to her chick April 20 on the beach near 81st Street in Holmes Beach. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers have been watching a mating pair and another male on the beach in that area. The chick pictured is one of three that hatched April 19. Islander Photo: Courtesy 
Pete Gross

Read More

Inshore, nearshore anglers hook up fish aplenty

Despite an abundance of boaters throughout our region — just like traffic on the roads — the waterways also see increased use in high season and fishing around Anna Maria Island is putting smiles on anglers’ faces. The inshore bite on snook and spotted seatrout is especially good, with daily limits on trout and plenty […]

Read More

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ITEMS FOR SALE FREEZER: 5.5-BY-2.5 feet, commercial, heavy duty with lock. $50. 941-778-3106. HENRY LINK WICKER bedroom set. King headboard, entertainment center, $350. Excellent. 941-383-2269. COMPUTER: DELL DUAL core, refurbished, $60. 941-756-6728. ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, $1,000. See at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. FOUR OAK OFFICE chairs: Antiques, perfect […]

Read More