Top Stories this week: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005
Unthankful: Five suspicious fires set in Bradenton Beach, Cortez over Thanksgiving weekend
By Paul Roat. Islander Reporter
Five intentionally set fires were discovered in the early hours of the Thanksgiving holiday, including one at the Bradenton Beach Post Office and one at the Cortez Post Office.
Switching to condos
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
As predicted when the Siam Garden Resort in Anna Maria converted its units to condominiums, more and more of the smaller "mom-and-pop" rental accommodation units on Anna Maria Island are converting to condominiums to avoid the bite of the tax man.
'Period of adjustment' for Island real estate
The Nov. 21 issue of the Anna Maria Island Property Sales Report has indicated that while the Island real estate market may be in a period of market, the future is still bright.
Canal dredging available in Holmes Beach
Canalfront residents in Holmes Beach who need dredging or material removed from their canal, but whose canal is not already in the city-funded canal dredging project, can have the Millmac Corporation of Coral Springs do the job - for a price.
'Absolutely' the worst hurricane season on record
By Paul Roat
Absolutes are always fraught with journalistic terror, but the 2005 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season warrants such phrases.
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