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Goliath sculpture

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A new sculpture delivered March 16 for the Ugly Grouper restaurant, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, is made up of Harley-Davidson brake rotors, license plates and various other metal pieces and parts, was designed especially for the restaurant by Dominique Martinez of Rustic Steel Creations in Tampa.

A new sculpture delivered March 16 for the Ugly Grouper restaurant, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, is made up of Harley-Davidson brake rotors, license plates and various other metal pieces and parts, was designed especially for the restaurant by Dominique Martinez of Rustic Steel Creations in Tampa.

Gymnasts visits AME

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Gym coaches Curtis Mason and Shawndra Sublett high-five Sari Buri March 1 as she leaps across a mat. The Bradenton-based company, South Florida Gymnastics, visited AME to show students how to perform gymnastics on trampolines and mats. Islander Photo: Courtesy AME/Kelly Crawford

Mid-day crash in Holmes Beach

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A single-vehicle crash slightly before noon Feb. 6 at the Gulf Drive-75th Street intersection in Holmes Beach is attended by West Manatee Fire Rescue and the Holmes Beach Police Department. The vehicle struck a utility pole and the driver was extricated and transported by ambulance, according to Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer, to an area hospital. Islander Photo: Courtesy Bonnie Wheeler

Gull’s-eye view of Dolphin Dash start

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Jack Elka captures a gull’s view of the runners Jan. 14 at Anna Maria Elementary as they cross Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach at the start of the school’s annual 5K Dolphin Dash. Hundreds participated in the annual AME-Parent-Teacher Organization fundraiser on city streets, which also featured a 1-mile fun run. See more pics, page 21. Islander Photo: Jack Elka

Cashing in on football

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Raymond Woo and wife Lynne came to The Islander office filled with excitement and anticipation Dec. 28. Woo has entered The Islander’s “Get in the Game” NFL football contest for many weeks — many seasons, in fact — and he had won the Guess the Bucs Score and no one had cashed in yet in 2016. Woo went home with the rollover prize of $750 and a big smile! Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

2017 plunges to a chilly start

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Hundreds took the plunge at noon New Year’s Day at Bradenton Beach for Clancy’s Irish Pub’s Shamrock Shiver. The annual event has raised more than $166,000 for local charities since it began nine years ago. Plungers in the Gulf of Mexico, luckily, had a relatively warm 70 degree splash. Islander Photo: Sandy Ambrogi

BBPD police cars delivered

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Bradenton Beach Police Officer Tom Ferrara stands between two 2017 Ford Interceptors at the Bradenton Beach police station, 403 Highland Ave. The new squads — purchased for about $68,000 from the city’s reserve budget — were delivered to the department Nov. 29. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell