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Date of Issue: July 07, 2010

Kapow! Pyrotechnical entertainment

A fireworks fan watches the July 4 finale on the beach near the Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria. The restaurant hosted a 15-minute pyrotechnic fanfare. The Chiles Group also hosted fireworks at their BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach July 3 and at the Mar Vista Pub and Restaurant on Longboat Key July 2. The Bradenton Beach show went off early to beat a thunderstorm. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff