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Sports – 08-26-2015

Chris Circharo makes a sliding catch for Sugar Beach Digital Cowboys during semifinal action in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s adult flag football league. Islander Photos: Kevin P. Cassidy

Miller Electric runs the table in summer flag football   Miller Electric shut out two opponents Aug. 19 in the playoffs to top the adult flag football league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center with a perfect 11-0 record. …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

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Golden day for golden dogs

The Islander awards its Top Notch prize for best pet photograph to Brenda H. Alcorn of Bradenton, who receives a basket of gifts from Perks 4 Pets in Bradenton and a canvas print of her photograph from SteamDesigns in Holmes …

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Real Estate – 08-26-2015

On Vacation

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Obituaries – 08-26-2015

Dolores Ann Petch Jorgensen Dolores Ann Petch Jorgensen, 79, died Aug. 14, in Holmes Beach. She was born June 14, 1936, in Detroit to the late Charles Lorenz Petch and Elizabeth Marion Barchak. She attended Alpena High School, graduated in …

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Fishing – 08-26-2015

Mike Daeger of Sun City shows off a nice example of a nearshore mangrove snapper he caught Aug. 12 on a charter trip with Capt. Danny Stasny.

Captain’s lament: If I have to fillet another snapper…   “If I have to fillet another snapper” … kind of sounds like a complaint, but it’s the opposite. I love catching mangrove snapper, and I love eating them, too. And, …

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Island police blotter – 08-26-2015

Anna Maria Aug. 14, 70 block of North Shore Drive. A person entered an unlocked rental home and stole property, including computer equipment, a purse and skateboard. Aug. 16, 800 block of North Shore Drive. Two persons in distress were …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

ITEMS FOR SALE WHITE DINING TABLE: 7-by-3.5-foot, including leaf, 8 chairs. $550. 863-581-2485. COFFEE TABLE: GLASS oval top riding twin ceramic dolphins, plus complimentary end tables, $150. 941-531-4613. FOOSBALL/AIR HOCKEY table, $100, various dressers, $50 each, gas pool heater, $50. …

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More changes proposed for contested Anna Maria VRO

More changes could be coming to the Anna Maria short-term vacation rental ordinance. Anna Maria city attorney Becky Vose proposed a number of changes to the VRO at the Aug. 13 Anna Maria City Commission meeting at city hall, 10005 …

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AME readies for new school year

Anna Maria Elementary students will be required to have all of the items listed for their grade levels by the first day of school. Islander Photo: Courtesy AME PTO

Ready, set, go! It’s back to school time in Manatee County. Anna Maria Elementary School is kicking off the 2015-16 school year with a back-to-school night for parents and students. Festivities will take place 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at …

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