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Center ends 27-year ‘Affaire’

Trudy Moon, Pierrette Kelly and Suki Janisch celebrate their success at the 2004 Affaire to Remember. Islander File Photo

Au revoir Affaire to Remember. It’s the end of an era at the Center of Anna Maria Island. After a disappointing 2016 Grand Affaire, the center’s board decided to do away with its black-tie gala in favor of smaller, more …

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Former county commissioner carries torch in Perico appeal

Former Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash, left, and developer Pat Neal of Neal Communities talk July 14 with an unidentified woman looking on outside Manatee County Commission chambers about Perico Island properties. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Four environmental nonprofits bowed out of a 5th District Court of Appeal case brought to overturn a state permit that allows wetlands and mangrove destruction on Perico Island. Their departure leaves former Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash the lone appellant …

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White van, 5 men sought in yacht break-ins

Will Langston works on a yacht July 21 at Galati Yacht Sales, 900 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, near the yachts in dry dock storage that were burglarized four days earlier. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Five males in their late teens to mid-20s are suspected in the early morning July 17 yacht burglaries at Galati Yacht Sales in Anna Maria. The males arrived in a white Chevy or GMC commercial-type van with a large window …

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Winterhaven woman arrested for DUI

A driver operating a vehicle with its headlights off in Bradenton Beach at 10:16 p.m. July 1 led police to investigate. Bradenton Beach Police Officer Mike Bazell stopped Tara Erickson, 24, of Winter Haven, after observing her driving in the …

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BBPD arrests 2 in scooter theft

A video and community outreach equals two arrests. Bradenton Beach police arrested a Bradenton couple for a July 10 scooter theft after the suspects were reported at Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Jessie Yantz, 26, and Richard …

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Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following alert for the area: Various locations along State Road 789/Gulf Drive: Crews are installing detectable warning mats at curb ramps. Various locations along State Road 684/Cortez Road: Crews are installing detectable warning …

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Fly-away feathers

  John M. Lafferty of Holmes Beach captures the third week of The Islander’s Top Notch photo contest with his image of an egret hitching a ride on the rail of his boat. For his winning photograph, he receives an …

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WMFR ready to roll from new Station 1

A fire truck waits outside at the new West Manatee Fire Rescue Station 1 July 23 at 407 67th St. W., Bradenton, as crews begin moving in. The station will be dedicated to retired Fire Marshal Robert “Bob” Kline, during …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Fishing – 07-27-2016

Tyler Weber of Cincinnati shows off his July 20 catch, a 20-plus pound permit caught on a live crab. Tyler and his group also caught mangrove snapper, African pompano and red grouper on their charter fishing trip with Capt. Aaron Lowman.

Spotted seatrout — fun to catch, good on the plate   Spotted seatrout remain the consistent catch for anglers fishing the flats around Anna Maria Island. Deeper grass flats during moving tides are producing respectable numbers of trout. I’m noticing …

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