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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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Castles in the sand

Tim Welker, visiting from Fenton, Michigan, builds a sandcastle March 31 on the beach near the Anna Maria City Pier. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

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VIP headed to AMI for DIY Network shows

Realty television star Rob “Vanilla Ice” Van Winkle mugs the camera March 16 from his new Anna Maria home. Islander Photo: Courtesy DIY Network

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AME presents first-grade play

The first-grade boys were featured in several Broadway tunes, including “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” from “Mary Poppins.” Click here for more

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, Anna Maria island

A tribute elephant decorated with lucky four leaf clover garlands, co-sponsored with the Beach Bistro by The Islander newspaper, honored Judy the Elephant, a parade favorite who died this past year. Click here for more Happy St. Patrick’s Day to …

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AME celebrates Seuss

Kelly Crawford’s kindergarten class at Anna Maria Elementary hams it up for a photo March 2 in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s 112th birthday. The children made paper hats resembling the eponymous cat in “The Cat in the Hat.” Kindergartners Jack …

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