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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Anna Maria Oyster Bar to negotiate BB pier lease

John Horne stands July 23 next to a photo of the Anna Maria City Pier at Bradenton Beach City Hall. Islander Photo: Ed Scott. Click here for more

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Sarge gets buzz for cause

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Paul Davis, head of the Anna Maria substation, rubs his newly buzzed scalp July 17, after having his hair shaved for the Give-A-Shave-for-Gianna fundraiser in the chambers at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. …

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Shark bait

An unidentified man holds what remains of a tarpon — considered a favorite meal for sharks — July 2 on Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach. Around 10:30 a.m. beachgoers noticed thrashing and blood in the nearshore waters before the tarpon …

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Fireworks safety foremost on 4th

Legal fireworks

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Long-contested tree house complaint may see conclusion

Lynn Tran, owner of Angelinos Sea Lodge and the beachfront tree house with Richard Hazen, orders people walking in a limited area roped off due to beach renourishment activity in February 2014 not to walk on her property. Islander File …

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Christmas comes early for AMI Privateers

Anna Maria Island Privateers president-elect Bill “Sparkles” Rosencrantz presents Warren Klaus with a commemorative plaque June 14 as a thank-you for the new Christmas sleigh Klaus designed and built for the organization. Klaus and other volunteers built the sleigh over …

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