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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006
Sisters Piper, 4, and Maite Hansen, 1 1/2, walk through rows of pumpkins enjoying the splash of fall color at Harvest United Methodist Church in Lakewood Ranch. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
Anna Maria mayor bows out of office By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn attended her last commission meeting Oct. 19, ending nearly five years of public service to the city. She is not seeking re-election in November.
Insurance: Candidates want you to know they care By Molly McCartney. Islander Reporter
With early voting in the November mid-term election already under way, the state wind insurance crisis has become a burning issue as candidates focus their speeches, advertisements and Web sites on the insurance problem and make tough statements about what they would do to fix it.
This past month the resort manager at Club Bamboo Resort requested a report be filed with the Bradenton Beach Police Department for an incident at the resort resulting in serious injury to a Parrish man.
St. Joe slows, Seven Shores going forward By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Despite a slowdown in the Florida housing market that has prompted home building giant St. Joe Inc. of Jacksonville to announce plans to exit the homebuilding business in Florida, the company has no intention of halting its Seven Shores condominium project on Perico 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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