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Bid protest holds up Bridge Street pier project

Nathan Briggs and James Reed, both of Mississippi, fish from the Historic Bridge Street Pier May 30. Reed, a teacher, said he comes to Anna Maria Island every year for summer vacation. He said he hopes to use the reconstructed …

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CHECK OUT THE ISLANDER STORM AVENGER SECTION THIS WEEK – prepare your family, home and boat in the event of a major storm event.

A boat batters the Historic Bridge Street Pier during the passage of Tropical Storm Debby in the Gulf of Mexico in July 2012. Nine boats broke anchor nearby and crashed into the city pier, which suffered substantial damage. Islander File …

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Aaaargh, mateys!

A shipload of young kids attending the May 18 Privateers Snooks Adams Kids Day line up for a pirate look-alike contest with Privateer president MaryAnn “Maz” Zyla. Islander Photo: Rebekka Stasny

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Ready, set …

Fire away! Students and supporters prepare for a May 7 Bike Safety Week ride from WMFR Station 1 to Anna Maria Elementary School. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy Click here for more pics

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Holmes Beach mayor’s boat underwater again

Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti’s neighbor, Larry Solberg, across the canal from the mayor’s home and two derelict boats the mayor has stored on the canal for several years, complained to the U.S. Coast Guard when one of the boats …

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Key Royale drivers tee up protest: Beep

A truck and trailer cross the speed cushion April 27 on Key Royale Drive as Mayor Carmel Monti puts gas in his vehicle in his driveway. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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Easter sunrise, good news

The Rev. Stephen King of the Harvey Memorial Community Church delivers the Easter sermon, “Good News,” to the congregation at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Jack Elka Click here for more Easter sunrise pics, And Click …

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the amazing wallendas awesome cityfest!

Rick Wallenda rides the high-wire bicycle, Hailey Warren, 10, is on his shoulders. Also performing up top, Blake Wallenda. Hailey performed gracefully on the rope, as did the elegant Nicolette Fornasari. On the ground in the “bull fight,” were Hailey’s …

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What a whopper

Miles Skeen gets help hefting his100-pound swordfish catch from Chris Galati Jr. while fishing aboard the charter boat Miss Anna Maria.

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Public invited to crow supper

Reports of the death of the live oak trees on the city-owned property at the east end of Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, appear premature. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mike Miller

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