All-American Privateer Parade

  The Anna Maria Island Privateers take the lead aboard the Skullywag in their Fourth of July parade from Bradenton Beach to Anna Maria. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Esformes   U.S. Army soldier Daniel Hitt prepares to toss baseballs from atop … Continue reading →

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New committee tackles AMI Bridge aesthetics, replacement

A new committee has formed and its goal is to help design the replacement for the Anna Maria Island Bridge. The Anna Maria Island Bridge Aesthetics Committee met for the first time June 29 in Bradenton to discuss its role … Continue reading →

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Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring

  Volunteers Mark Pelea and Karen Anderson and AMITW shorebird stewardship coordinator Ashley Scarpa wait for visitors to their tent in Bradenton Beach to promote awareness of sea turtles and shorebirds for the Fourth of July holiday.    

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Bradenton Beach day dock reopens, planning proceeds

The public day dock at the Historic Bridge Street Pier reopened June 29, just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. The floating dock, unlike the remainder of the 600-plus-foot-long pier, allows boaters a place to tie up and … Continue reading →

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Netflix, ABC-7 air Shearon interviews

  Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon met with talk show host Chelsea Handler March 15 for an interview that Handler said will be available for viewing July 7 on Netflix. The focus of her show “Chelsea” will be on his … Continue reading →

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Renourishment project again delayed

Promises. Promises. It’s going to be another bad summer at Cortez Beach, where Manatee County officials promised a finish for construction of three erosion-control groins by sea turtle season — which began May 1. The groin reconstruction project — which … Continue reading →

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