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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006
Sheila Cassidy, a member of the American Legion honor guard, stands proudly at the ceremony.
Barford facing mold problem at city hall By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Newly elected Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford won't have to wait long for her administration to face its first serious threat to the city. Mold has been discovered at city hall and environmental inspectors have indicated that last summer's water intrusion through the roof appears to be the cause.
Commission snubs SueLynn By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
When newly elected Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford and a new commission gather Thursday night for the traditional swearing-in ceremony and organizational meeting, outgoing Mayor SueLynn plans to be conspicuously absent.
In the two traditional main Thanksgiving events on the Island, the annual ecumenical Thanksgiving service this year will be at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, and Island Baptist Church will have its annual community meal for everyone on the 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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