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County ‘dog catcher’ educates, advocates on the streets

Manatee County Animal Services officer-humane investigator Ernie White educates pit-bull owners Feb. 17 in Palmetto. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell

Once considered society’s bottom rung, the dog catcher is gaining ground in Manatee County. “It’s more respectable now. I’m an ‘officer,’” said Ernie White, Manatee County Animal Services officer-humane investigator. “On the street, though, I’m still the dog catcher. Or …

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Perico Island development awaits judge’s decision

A proposal to build four homes on Perico Island has caused quite a fuss. Environmentalists picketed Feb. 16 along the 12300 block of Manatee Avenue West, waiving protest signs such as “No permit for Pat” and “Justice for Mangroves” in …

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Correction

A Feb. 18 article about the Feb. 13 vehicle crash at the Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, contained an error. The man ticketed by the Holmes Beach Police Department in connection with the crash is Louis Knowles, 28, …

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Bradenton attorney crashes at Gulf Drive Cafe

A Bradenton man was arrested after driving his truck into an ambulance at the Gulf Drive Cafe in Bradenton Beach. According to a Bradenton Beach Police report, Maurice A. Mooney turned his vehicle into the cafe property at 900 Gulf …

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ULI sessions remain closed to public

Unless you’ve been invited, you’ll have to wait to find out what happens in the upcoming Urban Land Institute study of Anna Maria Island. At the Feb. 18 Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting at Anna Maria City Hall, …

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Sports – 02-25-2015

NFL Flag Football League’s Swordfish Grill Seahawks player Daniel Sentman carries the ball toward the end zone in action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Community center flag football season moves into final weeks   With only one week of regular season and a couple of rain-out games to make up in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League, the season is …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

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Florida Supreme Court denies review of net ban decision

Mark Coarsey talks about net fishing Feb. 14 with Manatee County Commissioner Betsy Benac and husband Bob Benac at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield.  Click here for more

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Fishing – 02-25-2015

Capt. Warren Girle guided Gregg Balance, Mark Srellini, Phil Pellegrino and Tony Pellegrino — all from Bradenton — to Sarasota Bay Feb. 17, where they caught trout, sheepshead and black drum using shrimp for bait. Islander Courtesy Photo

Hold on for warmer weather, sunny days, improved fishing   Wintertime fishing around Anna Maria Island remains subject to frequent cold fronts sweeping down from the north — limiting opportunities on the water. While water temps have dropped to 57-60 …

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Island police blotter – 02-25-2015

Anna Maria Feb. 9, 70 block of North Shore Drive, lost property. A resident reported a missing garbage can. Feb. 9, 100 block of Spring Avenue, found property. A person found a driver’s license and gas reward card in the …

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