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In memory of Orlando.

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Colin crashes beach, sends high surf to Anna Maria Island

A man on the beach in a poncho takes photos June 6 of waves crashing ashore at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. In the hours surrounding the 12:45 p.m. high tide, waves reached halfway up the …

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City pier restaurant funding proposal rejected by Anna Maria

The sun rises May 24 over Tampa Bay, highlighting the Anna Maria City Pier. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

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Kiosk promotes turtle safety

Holmes Beach code enforcement officer JT Thomas points to a new kiosk at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. The display is on loan from the Sea Turtle Conservancy to demonstrate Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-approved lighting. Suzi …

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Locals upset by plans for chain doughnut-ice cream store

Owner Chet Zarzycki, left, surveys his store, Holy Cow Ice Cream, May 12, after learning a Dunkin’ Donuts-Baskin-Robbins store is planned in the same plaza in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain  

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36th anniversary of the Skyway disaster 2016

A Florida Highway Patrol officer helps secure the yellow Buick stopped at the edge of the mangled Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Driver Richard Hornbuckle of St. Petersburg stopped just shy of disaster, as he and his three passengers walked away from …

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Groin work delays cause city, AMITW groans

People relax April 27 on Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach beyond a sign warning them of construction. Behind them, a crane rests on the central erosion control groin at 19th Street South. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

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Circuit court, city hearings loom over tree house

Holmes Beach property owner Lynn Tran visits in the shade of her tree house with attorney Bruce Minnick. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

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Pier fishing continues in Anna Maria

Hoping to catch mullet, Nick Shubret casts a net April 13 from the Anna Maria City Pier. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

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High bridge replacement plan spurs Save Anna Maria opposition

Save Anna Maria president Ursula Stemm speaks to a gathering of 30 people March 26 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. SAM secretary/treasurer Nancy Deal walks alongside a table with literature from Suncoast Waterkeeper. SAM and …

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