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Obituaries – 05-27-2015

Jean Mae Rasmussen Kluge Jean Mae Rasmussen Kluge, 91, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died May 18. She was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Warren, Pennsylvania, to Sam and Cecile Rasmussen. During World War II, she left …

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Fishing – 05-27-2015

Don Garber of New Jersey used a pass crab to entice this tarpon on the line while on a charter with Capt. Warren Girle

Tarpon remain targetable in local waters   The silver rush is on. Tarpon fishing along the Gulf beaches is in full swing now. Schooling fish can be found along the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key with frequency. …

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Real Estate – 05-27-2015

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Island police blotter – 05-27-2015

Anna Maria May 4, 9701 Gulf Drive, Slim’s Place, lost property. A backpack left outside the bar and restaurant was reported missing. May 5, 400 block of Magnolia Avenue, lost property. A woman reported she lost her medication. May 5, …

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Putting the ‘fun’ in fundraiser

Teacher Kelly Crawford’s first-graders celebrate Red Nose Day May 21, wearing red noses provided by student Isabella Clements’ grandmother, Carol. The Red Nose Day Fund is a charitable organization that helps feed and educate children living in poverty. Islander Photo: …

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Sports – 05-27-2015

The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s dragon boat team placed fourth out of 12 teams in a competition in Marathon.

Basketball rules in cool center gym,   As youth basketball at the Anna Maria Island Community Center moves into the final weeks in the regular season, teams were jockeying for favorable seeding positions in order to make a deep run …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ITEMS FOR SALE COMPUTER: DELL DUAL core, refurbished, $80, 941-756-6728. SIX OAK OFFICE chairs: Antiques, perfect for eclectic dining set. The Islander newspaper, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE` Individuals may place one free ad with up …

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Volunteers flock to protect shorebirds

Robert and Joann Dye, along with daughter Noelle Kakascie, watch over the least terns and black skimmers nesting along the beach May 24 near the 26th Street beach access in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photos: Kristin Swain

Anna Maria Island’s nesting shorebirds had their own security force over Memorial Day weekend. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring combined forces with the Manatee County Audubon Society to keep nesting birds safe during the busy holiday weekend. …

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Voters turnout to oust mayor in Bradenton Beach

Bill Shearon has been recalled from the office of mayor in Bradenton Beach. Jack Clarke is mayor-elect. With balloting completed May 19 at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., and vote by mail results tallied, the Manatee County …

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