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Top Stories - This Week: Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2003

Honored Islanders
Islander Photos: Bonner Joy

Ilona and Jeff Kenrick accept a plaque of appreciation from Elaine Ackel, right, of the Manatee Community Blood Center, at a reception last year honoring the Kenricks, the foundation they represent, the sponsors and recipients of the June Islandwide blood drive. Jeff Kenrick conceived the blood drive, which resulted in the area's largest blood collection ever from a single event - and a generous cash bonus for Island charities.


Kenricks are 2003 'Islanders of the year

Ilona and Jeff Kenrick are The Islander newspapers "Islanders of the year" for 2003.

The Holmes Beach couple are facilitators for an anonymous foundation, based in the city, whose local, national and international aide amounts to about $1 million a year. The foundations mission statement calls for the foundation to "make contributions for religious, educational, charitable and scientific purposes."

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AME construction team loses member, moves forward

Anna Maria Elementary School will be one of the last projects to carry the spirit and vision of Educational Design Associates Architect Tom Cardinal, who passed away this week.

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Do your Island holiday real estate shopping now
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter

Winter visitors to Anna Maria Island thinking of buying Island real estate should do their holiday shopping today. By tomorrow, the price could go up, particularly for condominiums.

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Negele lawsuit may not be over
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter

Reports that Susan Negele might be close to settling her lawsuit against the City of Anna Maria, the Florida League of Cities and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (The Islander, Dec. 10) may be premature.

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Twins with relatives

A Manatee County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said 7-year-old twins Olivia and Dylan Young have been placed with relatives following the murder-suicide of their parents on Dec. 26 in Anna Maria (The Islander, Dec. 31).

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No charges filed in Sunshine Law complaint in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat. Islander Reporter

No foul, no charges, no problems, but get an education.

That was the base conclusion of both the Bradenton Beach police and state attorney investigations into "alleged sunshine violations, along with alleged violations of misuse of public position and a violation of laws governing licensing of architects," according to a determination of Assistant State Attorney Ed Brodsky Tuesday.

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Tradewinds Resort sale pending

David Teitelbaum is poised to acquire another Bradenton Beach property.

Teitelbaum said he has a $6 million contract to purchase the Tradewinds Resort, 1603 Gulf Drive, in Bradenton Beach. He said his intent was to retain the 35-unit resort as a hotel, but that each of the units would be sold in the same fashion as a condominium. Individual price per unit is between $275,000 and $295,000; he said eight units have already been sold.

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Holmes Beach should consider Tidemark purchase
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter

The Holmes Beach City Commission at its Jan. 6 meeting was scheduled to discuss whether or not it wants Mayor Carol Whitmore to explore avenues for the city to purchase the Tidemark property.

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Salacious music, insidious media

The Holmes Beach Police Department continues its "Safety is a State of Mind" series with a discussion on shock music and media messages at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12.

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