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SandBlast sculpture contest showcases local talent

  Professional sand sculptors Team Sandtastic spent three days building the display sculpture for SandBlast, Nov. 6-8 at Coquina Beach. Islander Photos:  Kristin Swain The Harllee Middle School Technology Student Association team poses with their sculpture Mustang of the Sea …

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Island community salutes veterans

Who say’s there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Certainly not CrossPointe Fellowship and the other island churches. The second annual Community BBQ Honoring Veterans party is set for 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, on the grounds of …

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Island city election results

For the record Islanders went to the polls on Election Day — and some on the days before Nov. 4 to cast early votes or absentee ballots. Holmes Beach votes are listed according to Gloria Dei and St. Bernard polling …

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Anna Maria Elementary kicks off fall

  Anna Maria Elementary students and faculty get ready to start the Fall Festival parade Nov. 1. The kindergarten class led the way from the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce to the school at 4700 Gulf Drive in Holmes …

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Privateers invade, skirmish, celebrate

  Anna Maria siblings Kieran, 7, Ewen, 4, and Duncan Cloutier, 2, cheer on the Anna Maria Island Privateers on as they head out from the Anna Maria City Pier on their Nov. 1 invasion. Islander Photos: Laurie Hayes Privateers …

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Impatience leads to sea turtle hatchling disorientation

Turtle Nest

Some beachfront properties jumped the gun, turning on lights that likely led to the disappearance and probable death of 21 loggerhead hatchlings. “There were a lot of people turning lights on. To the 21 little hatchlings it was their life. …

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Nallys spar with Sandbar, Anna Maria — again

Anna Maria and the Sandbar Restaurant are on notice from the Nallys – again. Seems like over the past decade, William and Barbara Nally of 101 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, have been in a running feud with Anna Maria and …

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Anger, accusations spill over dais at Bradenton Beach City Hall

John Metz offers comments at the Oct. 28 Bradenton Beach commission meeting regarding forfeiture procedures as clerk pro-tem Terri Sanclemente, right, Mayor Bill Shearon, center, and Vice Mayor Jack Clarke listen. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes

Angry words from officials and the public are leaving a bad taste in the mouths of people in Bradenton Beach. Tensions are running high on both sides of the dais as the Bradenton Beach commission continues to slog through the …

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear fish tale Nov. 5

A Cortez fisherman was staying put while others in his family were traveling to the nation’s capital to attend arguments in the case that bears his name. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear John L. Yates v. the United States …

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Ghoulish going’s on, on the Island

    Children prepare for judging in the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce costume contest Oct. 31 at the chamber, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield   Paul Fiedler, 4, is in character for his law …

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