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Bradenton Beach to fill vacant commission seat Dec. 1

Bradenton Beach Ward 2 resident Marilyn Maro is applying for a seat on the Bradenton Beach commission. An 18-year resident of Bradenton Beach, Maro visited Anna Maria Island in 1998, “loved it” and then sold her home in Ohio. Maro is a cosmetologist, cosmetology instructor and past owner of two salons. If approved by the […]

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Holmes Beach fishing guide rescues sea turtle

Capt. David White of Great White Charters in Holmes Beach rescued a stranded 220-pound loggerhead sea turtle Oct. 30, when boating about a mile offshore of Holmes Beach. White said when he discovered the turtle — which was subsequently named Sea Salt — the large male loggerhead was “acting lethargic” and having buoyancy issues. White […]

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Anna Maria offers a spooky view

The house at 313 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, is costumed for Halloween. Resident Debbie White decorates with graves, cobbed webs and a glowing witch along with eerie shadows and spies in her windows. “The response is incredible,” White said. “People stop by a million times a day and take pictures.” Islander Photo: Jack Elka

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Students march to the flag circle on the AME campus

Students march to the flag circle on the AME campus Sept. 23 following the drum corps from Manatee High School. The permanent peace circle stands on the school grounds with flags from around the world, where students, teachers, caregivers and community members came together to celebrate the day with poetry readings, speeches and songs. Islander […]

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‘What Does Peace Feel Like?’ Find out Sept. 23.

Students in Toni Lashway’s first-grade class at Anna Maria Elementary pose Sept. 9 with posters they made for the school’s Peace Day celebration, set for 8:45 a.m. Sept. 23. The posters are based on concepts in the book, “What Does Peace Feel Like?” by Vladimir Radunsky. The public is invited to the outdoor event around […]