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Clear waters hide underwater frustrations

Work progresses July 6 on the second, middle pier during construction of a three-pier erosion control project on Cortez Beach, near 10th Street South in Bradenton Beach. Completion of the project, which began March 2015, is again being delayed, this time until August. A report from the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department says difficulties securing foundation pilings for the third pier and setbacks from Tropical Storm Colin caused the delay. Islander Photo: Jack Elka


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 Fox, executive director of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, said, “The STC is loaning AMITW this display for a year because they are so impressed with the success of our turtle safety program.” Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell