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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007
Kicks with kites
Vacationer John Mutter, 7, of Grayslake, Ill., sends his dragon kite 200 feet into the sky. John and his family spent the last of their winter holiday on the beach in Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
Woodland wants code policy reviewed By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City Commissioner Dale Woodland said it's time the commission review its policy to allow anonymous complaints to the code enforcement officer and the issue is on the agenda for the commission's Jan. 11 worksession.
GSR principal faces further $10 million in legal woes By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter
While GSR Development LLC may have gotten off the financial hook - at least temporarily - by filing for company bankruptcy in federal court on July 13, 2006, legal woes continue to mount for GSR's principals, particularly Robert Byrne.
Insurance: Rep. Reagan now favors expanding wind pool By Molly McCartney. Islander Reporter
There's a good chance that the special state legislative session convening in Tallahassee next week will make it possible for more of Anna Maria Island's commercial property owners to obtain wind insurance.
Owners of RE/MAX Gulfstream Real Estate at 401 Manatee Ave. in Holmes Beach along with the sales associates are anxious to clear up any discrepancy about the for sale sign in front of the building. The company isn’t closings its office or leaving Anna Maria Island.
Top Notch: First weekly winner also 2006 grand prize winner
The grand prize winner from among six weekly award-winning photos in the 2006 "Top Notch" Islander photo contest is 'Hermit' by Kim Klement of Bradenton. Her shot was the first winner on June 28 and was taken at Andros Island in the Bahamas in May. She can claim her grand prize, including $100 from The Islander, a dining certificate from Ooh La La! Bistro, a bottle of champagne from Anna Maria Island Liquor and Wine, dinner for two at a Chiles Group Restaurant and framing of the winning photo by Decor and More. Congratulations to all the winners - and be watching next week for our featured runnersup.
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