Tag Archives: Featured Image

Water, water everywhere

Bottled water litters the roadside on Manatee Avenue near Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach at 6:10 p.m. Sept. 28 after falling from a Lowes’ semi-trailer truck. Anna Maria resident Rachel Kaplan, Holmes Beach resident Georgia Gordon and others help Holmes …

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Grand-re-opening on the Gulf

Administrator Ernie Casali stands Sept. 22 behind the new — nearly finished — bar at the iconic Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge No. 2188. Casali said it will be one of the largest bars in Manatee County. Casali is planning …

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Toad thief strikes terror in trailer park

Dennis Murphy and Toady the lawn toad are reunited at Sandpiper Resort, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

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Dig deep, shoot high

An 8-inch water main was broken by an auger Sept. 10, resulting in a 40-foot-tall geyser at about 3:30 p.m. at 76th Street and Palm Drive in Holmes Beach. It took almost two hours to bring the water under control. …

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Salute to labor

What’s Labor Day 2015 at the beach look like on Anna Maria Island? It looks like a Norman Rockwell painting. Islander photographer Jack Elka answers the question with a drone photo taken Sept. 6 looking south from the Manatee Public …

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Tops in Top Notch

John M. Lafferty of Holmes Beach is the winner of Top Notch judging with his image of young sailors — grandsons Barrett Strong and Hudson Lloyd and friend Lilly Prachyl, left — standing watch on the bow as storm clouds …

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Golden day for golden dogs

The Islander awards its Top Notch prize for best pet photograph to Brenda H. Alcorn of Bradenton, who receives a basket of gifts from Perks 4 Pets in Bradenton and a canvas print of her photograph from SteamDesigns in Holmes …

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Wildlife investigation turns up ‘person of interest’

A black skimmer chick issues a warning to stay away from the shoreline nesting area where three chicks were killed and turtle nests were damaged June 27 in a rampage on an ATV on the beachfront in Bradenton Beach and …

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Sea turtle hatchlings face rain-out, flooding problems

Loggerhead hatchlings emerge early morning Aug. 3 from a nest on Coquina Beach near the Longboat Pass Bridge. Islander Photos: Courtesy Kaitlin Kee

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Turtle hatchlings wash up on beaches

Bradenton Beach Police talk with beachgoers July 29 about distress calls from the beach regarding sea turtle hatchlings, while awaiting turtle watch representatives. Islander Photo: Courtesy Blake Dickie

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