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Ho, Ho, Ho, matey!

The Anna Maria Island Privateers — left by a crash on U.S. 41 on Dec. 6 without their trademark boat/float — found a ride for their Dec. 13 parade from the DeSoto crewe and the Christmas parade went off without …

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Docked indefinitely

The Anna Maria Island Privateers’ boat-float, the Skullywag, has been docked indefinitely. The “ship” was involved in a crash Dec. 6 after the Privateers’ participation in a Christmas parade in Sarasota. The group will carry on with plans for its …

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Thanksgiving prayers come with bountiful buffet, plethora of pies, new friendships

Thanksgiving Day at Roser Memorial Community Church on Pine Avenue was punctuated with a full turkey dinner — all cooked, served and, yes, cleaned up — by church volunteers. New pastor, the Rev. Bob O’Keef says grace and sends tables …

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BB bans candy-flavored tobacco

Bayshore High students Lydia Cummings, from left, Victoria Graham and Christopher Giles pose with the Bradenton Beach Commission and Police Chief Sam Speciale following passage of their proposal to ban sales of candy flavored tobacco products in Bradenton Beach. Islander …

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A tribute and taps

Tom Miller, with the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, plays taps at the close of The Islander’s annual tribute to military veterans. The event took place Nov. 11 adjacent to the Anna Maria Island veterans memorial plaque outside Holmes …

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Tale of 3 fish heard by high court

At their custom furniture store in Cortez, John and Sandy Yates of Holmes Beach explain the saga that began on a commercial grouper boat in 2007 and now lies in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court. Islander Photo: Kathy …

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Yates case hearing by high court this week

John Yates of Holmes Beach refinishes furniture at his shop in Cortez. Yates ran commercial fishing boats out of Cortez until he ran afoul of agents from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration seven years ago. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell. Click …

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Structural issues bring down Moose in Bradenton Beach

The statue of the moose is removed before a crowd of onlookers prior to demolition of a portion of the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, Oct. 27. Islander Photo: Janice Dingman

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Dr. Dave Band returns

The Dr. Dave Band plays with Dave “Dr. Dave” Ferguson, who gives his fiddle a workout during the band’s comeback performance after a two-year absence from the music circuit. The group closed Bayfest 2014 to the delight of a large …

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Popcorn pops, sangria sips, straw votes

Island residents attending The Islander’s Popcorn and Politics candidate forum Oct. 10 place votes in a straw poll. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes. Click here for more images

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