Fate unknown

The tree house has stood on the beachfront at 103 29th St. in Holmes Beach since 2011. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

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Man who lept from bridge to recover hat dies

Manatee County Marine Rescue Chief Joe Westerman pulls a sled holding a rescuer and drowning victim Andy Lewis Milton Sr. to shore Aug. 10 in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Chris-Ann Silver Esformes

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Law enforcement fights drug traffickers

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office shows evidence from a recent drug bust, which included heroin. Photo: Courtesy MCSO

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DOT plans preview for Cortez Bridge alternatives

A Florida Department of Transportation construction crew works on the support structure under the Cortez Bridge in 2014, part of a bottom-up rehab project that finished in 2015. Islander File Photo

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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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Planners move Peninsula Bay approval to county board

The proposed Peninsula Bay development wraps around Sunny Shores and is east of Harbor Landings Estate north of Cortez Road West in Cortez. It abuts Palma Sola Bay to the north. Islander Courtesy Graphic

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Clear waters hide underwater frustrations

Work progresses July 6 on the second, middle pier during construction of a three-pier erosion control project on Cortez Beach, near 10th Street South in Bradenton Beach. Completion of the project, which began March 2015, is again being delayed, this …

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All-American Privateer Parade

The Anna Maria Island Privateers take the lead aboard the Skullywag in their Fourth of July parade from Bradenton Beach to Anna Maria. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Esformes. Click here for more images

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Sea turtle volunteer saves struggling swimmer

Turtle watcher “Digger John” Schimkaitis heads to the shore June 24 in Anna Maria where he helped rescue a swimmer. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

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Holmes Beach forges formula business ban

Dunkin’ Donuts-Baskin-Robbins franchisee Steve Galloway asks Holmes Beach commissioners for advice June 14 on handling community backlash regarding his planned store at 3302 E. Bay Drive in the Anna Maria Island Centre shopping plaza. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain

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