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BBPD police cars delivered

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Bradenton Beach Police Officer Tom Ferrara stands between two 2017 Ford Interceptors at the Bradenton Beach police station, 403 Highland Ave. The new squads — purchased for about $68,000 from the city’s reserve budget — were delivered to the department Nov. 29. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Anna Maria offers a spooky view

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The house at 313 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, is costumed for Halloween. Resident Debbie White decorates with graves, cobbed webs and a glowing witch along with eerie shadows and spies in her windows. “The response is incredible,” White said. “People stop by a million times a day and take pictures.” Islander Photo: Jack Elka

The house at 313 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, is costumed for Halloween. Resident Debbie White decorates with graves, cobbed webs and a glowing witch along with eerie shadows and spies in her windows. “The response is incredible,” White said. “People stop by a million times a day and take pictures.” Islander Photo: Jack Elka

Students march to the flag circle on the AME campus

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Students march to the flag circle on the AME campus Sept. 23 following the drum corps from Manatee High School. The permanent peace circle stands on the school grounds with flags from around the world, where students, teachers, caregivers and community members came together to celebrate the day with poetry readings, speeches and songs. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love

‘What Does Peace Feel Like?’ Find out Sept. 23.

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Students in Toni Lashway’s first-grade class at Anna Maria Elementary pose Sept. 9 with posters they made for the school’s Peace Day celebration, set for 8:45 a.m. Sept. 23. The posters are based on concepts in the book, “What Does Peace Feel Like?” by Vladimir Radunsky. The public is invited to the outdoor event around the peace pole at the school, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Sandy Ambrogi

Flag dedication provides time to remember

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Dozens gather Sept. 11 at the foot of the Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, as Old Glory is raised on a new flagpole installed as a gift to the city by Anna Maria Oyster Bar. AMOB owner John Horne said he was surprised no flagpole existed at the pier and thought the anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedies was appropriate for the dedication. Islander Photo: Jack Elka

Dozens gather Sept. 11 at the foot of the Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, as Old Glory is raised on a new flagpole installed as a gift to the city by Anna Maria Oyster Bar. AMOB owner John Horne said he was surprised no flagpole existed at the pier and thought the anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedies was appropriate for the dedication. Islander Photo: Jack Elka