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It’s all smiles for Back-to-School Night at AME, Aug. 14.

Kindergartners Sara Trifu and Zoie Wade test out their newly assigned classroom seats in Melanie Moran’s classroom during back-to-school night.

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Obituaries – 08-20-2014

Robert Kirk Balsai Robert Kirk Balsai of Bradenton died Aug. 18. He was born to Irene and Andrew Balsai in New Jersey. Mr. Balsai was a graduate of Manatee High School. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS …

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Sports – 08-20-2014

Air & Energy’s Cole Pearson looks to shoot as Gulf-Bay Realty’s Sam Waterman applies pressure during the Anna Maria Island Community Center Soccer League’s 8-10 division championship game played Aug. 15 at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Champions crowned in indoor AMICC soccer league   Another exciting season of “cool” indoor soccer came to an end with championship games for the Anna Maria Island Community Center league’s 8-10 and 11-14 age divisions Aug. 15. The 8-10 championship …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

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Fishing – 08-20-2014

Tony Saladino, left, of Brandon is excited about his whopper catch-and-release 45-inch snook on an Aug. 3 backwater trip with Capt. Tom Rogers.

Despite dark clouds, sporadic rain, fishing remains bright   Despite numerous rainstorms at various times of the day, fishing around Anna Maria Island remains bright. Whether fishing inshore or nearshore, most days on the water are enjoyable and the results …

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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

ITEMS FOR SALE TWO RATTAN CHAIRS: 1940s natural cane finish, $75. 941-565-0836. COMPUTER: DELL Dual core, refurbished, $100. 941-756-6728. NEW: WHITE CUSTOM kitchen cabinets for sale, $1,200. Call Michelle, 941-809-3714. FOR SALE: COLLECTOR Halls teapots, $50 each. Call 941-737-9173. FREEBIE …

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Birds, nudists edge for space at Passage Key

Signs posted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in June advise visitors to Passage Key — a designated wildlife refuge since 1905 — to remain outside the high tide line to protect nesting and feeding birds. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield

Those passing by Passage Key on their watercrafts get more than a view of shore birds at this wildlife refuge. Passage Key is a nationally designated wildlife refuge managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. And it’s a popular …

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Turtle watch seeks help with new permit restrictions, lights

A 2012 turtle nest on Anna Maria Island is marked and covered with wire to prevent animal predators from robbing the eggs. Islander File Photo

It’s tough being a newborn sea turtle. While hatchlings battle with more visible light on the beaches, officials battle state permit conditions, both a result of beach renourishment. Suzi Fox, executive director of the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and …

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Dedication planned for Bradenton Beach nature park

  Mike Miller of Perfect Island Landscaping began work Aug. 7 on his plans for a nature park and education center at John R. Chappie Gulfside Park, 1402 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. The crew is removing Australian pines and …

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New Bradenton Beach city clerk ensconced

Gia Lancaster addresses the Bradenton Beach City Commission Aug. 7 regarding her application for the city clerk position. She was hired at an annual salary of $50,000. Islander Photo: Charmaine Engelsman

Following the Pledge of Allegiance at the Aug. 7 commission meeting, the first order of business was to move agenda item seven to the top of the meeting. The item was the presentation of the mayor’s choice for city clerk, …

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