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Protests gear up against county treatment of homeless pets

Katharine Morningstar is among protesters Jan. 13 outside Beach Veterinary Clinic, 4404 124th St. W., Cortez, seeking justice for Amari and other mistreated pets. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Animal cruelty protests aimed at Manatee County Animal Services are raising the ire of county officials as continued complaints from pet advocates about senseless animal killings and protocol fuel demonstrations. In turn, Forget-Me-Not, a nonprofit animal rescue, and its supporters …

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ULI website goes live, younger participants sought for study

The Anna Maria Island Urban Land Institute committee has created a website. The site, www.amiuli.com, is intended to provide residents and stakeholders with information about the islandwide study that will be conducted by ULI in February. It includes a schedule …

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Fishing – 01-28-2015

The winning catch Kyle Feehan of Holmes Beach says she worked real hard and “just couldn’t find any bigger sheepshead.” In one day she reeled up three convict fish — two a little over 4 pounds and one just under 5 pounds — to capture The Islander “biggest sheepie contest.” Thanks for all the submissions, including from Joyce McKinney of Cortez, and Hunter Difeffenbach, 13, visiting from Michigan. This trio had the biggest and best — and we’d like to award them an Islander “More-than-a-Mullet-Wrapper” T-shirt. Locals, come to the office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Hunter, give us a call with your address. Congratulations to the top anglers.

Is it really January? The fish seem confused   Is winter going to settle in for Anna Maria Island? Mild temperatures and calm waters have made most of the winter season feel like fall never ended. My thermometer outside reads …

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Island police blotter – 01-28-2015

Anna Maria Jan. 1, 700 block of North Shore Drive, burglary. No forced entry was found after a home was burglarized. Items taken included a CD player, binoculars, fishing reel, a watch and other jewelry valued at $3,000. Jan. 18, …

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Obituaries – 01-28-2015

Dolores F. ‘Laurie’ Busard Dolores F. “Laurie” Busard, 91, of Bradenton, died Jan. 19. She was born July 25, 1923, in Grand Haven, Michigan. She went to Muskegon Junior College and graduated in 1945 from Michigan State University. After teaching …

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Bradenton Beach pier reopens: Fish, dine, stroll over water

The sign that welcomes boaters to the Historic Bridge Street Pier is lighted at night. Islander Photo: Ed Scott

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Sports – 01-28-2015

Youth, adults NFL Flag Football continues at center   The NFL Flag Football League at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, completed its second week of the season. Some separation is building between the top …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

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Real Estate – 01-28-2015

415 Clark Drive, Unit A, Isla Vista, Holmes Beach, a 2,571 sfla / 4,503 sfur 3bed/3bath/4car land condo with pool built in 2008 was sold 01/07/15, Windon to Young for $800,000; list $799,900. 211 65th St., Unit A, Beachwalkers Condo, …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

 ITEMS FOR SALE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN BRIDGEARM pedestal lamp. Works. $70. 941-565-0836. COMPUTER: DELL DUAL core, refurbished, $80. 941-756-6728. OAK KITCHEN CART, $15, Pioneer Surround Sound speakers, new $30, ladder-style shelf, $10. 941-730-0444. FOOSBALL/AIR HOCKEY table, $100. 941-356-1456. GAS POOL/SPA heater: …

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