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Christmas comes early for AMI Privateers

Anna Maria Island Privateers president-elect Bill “Sparkles” Rosencrantz presents Warren Klaus with a commemorative plaque June 14 as a thank-you for the new Christmas sleigh Klaus designed and built for the organization. Klaus and other volunteers built the sleigh over …

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Former mayor returns to Bradenton Beach dais

John Shaughnessy is sworn in as Bradenton Beach Ward 1 commissioner June 4 by city clerk Terri Sanclemente, right, with wife June looking on and city attorney Ricinda Perry in the background at her desk. Islander Photos: Ed Scott

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Boat ramp brawls erupt over Memorial Day holiday

Gulf Drive along Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach turns into a parking lot the afternoon of May 24 as beachgoers and boaters attempt to head home after a short rain. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain Click here to read more  

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Putting the ‘fun’ in fundraiser

Teacher Kelly Crawford’s first-graders celebrate Red Nose Day May 21, wearing red noses provided by student Isabella Clements’ grandmother, Carol. The Red Nose Day Fund is a charitable organization that helps feed and educate children living in poverty. Islander Photo: …

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Holmes Beach to spiff-up neglected veterans memorial

A veterans’ memorial outside Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, stands surrounded by dead and dying plants. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve. Read More Here

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Bradenton Beach wins pier restaurant eviction case

An illuminated sign on the Historic Bridge Street Pier welcomes visitors, but troubles have plagued the city’s restaurant tenants. Islander Photo: Ed Scott

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Pier eviction trial results awaited

Cast-n-Cage owner Roland Pena, left, testifies May 4 in the trial resulting from Pena’s eviction from the city-owned restaurant on the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. Twelfth Circuit Court Judge Doug Henderson, center, heard the case for Judge …

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AM cell tower pierces sky

A topping off ceremony completes the raising of the 162-foot cellular communications tower in Anna Maria in the city hall parking lot. City hall is behind the crane boom at the bottom of the photo and, as Jack Elka’s drone …

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Holmes Beach police officer honored

Holmes Beach Police Officer Steven Ogline, left, accepts congratulations from U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, HBPD Chief Bill Tokajer and Holmes Beach Mayor Bob Johnson. Islander Courtesy Photo

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Smoke fills Bradenton Beach cottage

West Manatee Fire Rescue firefighters respond to a call April 11 of smoke filling a guest cottage at Bungalow Beach Resort, 2000 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield, Click here for more

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