Bradenton Beach clerk shocks commission

New Bradenton Beach city clerk Gia Lancaster delivers an emotional appeal to the mayor and commissioners at their Sept. 4 meeting, prompting stunned looks from Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Janie Robertson. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes

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Governor campaigns in Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon, second from left, and his partner Tjet Martin welcome Gov. Rick Scott, R, to Anna Maria Island. Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti looks on. Islander Photos: Laurie Hayes.  Click Here for more

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BB pier tenants cite problems, seek rent relief

Prominent placement of a large construction sign at the entry to the parking lot for the Historic Bridge Street Pier is said by the pier concessionaire to be turning customers away from the restaurant and bait shop. Islander Photo: Charmaine …

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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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Birds, nudists edge for space at Passage Key

Boaters, many of them naturists, anchor off Passage Key, a wildlife refuge in Tampa Bay, Aug. 9. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield

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Focus, focus, focus

Bob Davis of the Panda Foundation  provides an example on the court for students enrolled in a free tennis camp July 26 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Courtesy Kenny Heidt/SugarBeachDigital.com For More Sports Click Here.

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Summer storms: natural peril for sea turtles, shorebirds

A Bradenton Beach view of rain showers over the Gulf of Mexico. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

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Passage key plays part in possible homicide

Passage Key (white sand) is viewed to the north of Anna Maria Island and south of Egmont Key. Islander Photo: Jack Elka

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Mirror images

Marcia Haver of Mansfield, Ohio, wins this week’s Top Notch judging with her photograph of white pelicans on Sarasota Bay in February. Haver wins an Islander “More-Than-a-Mullet-Wrapper” T-shirt and entry in the newspaper’s grand-prize Top Notch contest. A grand prize …

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All-American July 4 Parade on AMI

The Anna Maria Island Privateers show their colors in their annual July 4 parade. Click here for more …

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