Friends remember artist, environmentalist, entrepreneur

Sabine Musil-Buehler is featured with her parrot in a painting by local artist Barbara Hines. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

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Murder mystery begins, ends on AMI

The media at the scene where Sabine Musil-Buehler’s body was located awaits a statement from Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube. Islander Photo: Jack Elka

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Home delivery

Doug LeFevre’s new mobile home is lifted by a crane Oct. 5 from a flatbed truck to its platform at B21 Second St. in the Sandpiper Resort, Bradenton Beach. Oct. 5. LeFevre, president of Sandpiper’s homeowners association and, waited two …

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Water, water everywhere

Bottled water litters the roadside on Manatee Avenue near Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach at 6:10 p.m. Sept. 28 after falling from a Lowes’ semi-trailer truck. Anna Maria resident Rachel Kaplan, Holmes Beach resident Georgia Gordon and others help Holmes …

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Grand-re-opening on the Gulf

Administrator Ernie Casali stands Sept. 22 behind the new — nearly finished — bar at the iconic Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge No. 2188. Casali said it will be one of the largest bars in Manatee County. Casali is planning …

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Toad thief strikes terror in trailer park

Dennis Murphy and Toady the lawn toad are reunited at Sandpiper Resort, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

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Dig deep, shoot high

An 8-inch water main was broken by an auger Sept. 10, resulting in a 40-foot-tall geyser at about 3:30 p.m. at 76th Street and Palm Drive in Holmes Beach. It took almost two hours to bring the water under control. …

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Salute to labor

What’s Labor Day 2015 at the beach look like on Anna Maria Island? It looks like a Norman Rockwell painting. Islander photographer Jack Elka answers the question with a drone photo taken Sept. 6 looking south from the Manatee Public …

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Tops in Top Notch

John M. Lafferty of Holmes Beach is the winner of Top Notch judging with his image of young sailors — grandsons Barrett Strong and Hudson Lloyd and friend Lilly Prachyl, left — standing watch on the bow as storm clouds …

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Golden day for golden dogs

The Islander awards its Top Notch prize for best pet photograph to Brenda H. Alcorn of Bradenton, who receives a basket of gifts from Perks 4 Pets in Bradenton and a canvas print of her photograph from SteamDesigns in Holmes …

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