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Top Stories - This Week: Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003


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Jumping' family fun.
Islander Photos: Bonner Joy

The Lesters' Family Fun Day was complete with a jumping house and Kristen Curtis slightly over 2, and dad Neal, formerly Island residents now of Bradenton, were jumping together so dad could get a few scrapbook photos.



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Thousands of pennies

Rhonda Hinton collects pennies for victims of cerebral palsy, and she's given many thousands of them to United Cerebral Palsy of Sarasota & Manatee Inc. Pennies come from nearly all customers at the Circle K store in Bradenton Beach, where she works, she said. This winter already three people have given their collections of 7,793, 3,498 and 2,560 pennies. Mostly itŐs a few at a time and "they add up," she said, and "those kids really need help."



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Blue-light special
Islander Photos: Courtesy HBPD

The Holmes Beach Police Department marine unit is the first to test a new product line by Federal Signal Corporation, a company that develops emergency lighting products for law enforcement. Federal Signal has given Holmes Beach its new emergency blue lights developed specifically for marine units to test and provide the company with feedback. The Holmes Beach marine unit is also featured in the company's trade show video.


AME construction plans finalized
By Diana Bogan. Islander Reporter

The community had an opportunity to view the final construction plans for Anna Maria Elementary School at a public meeting held by members of the school's construction team Dec. 9.

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Kabris rezone debated by city commission
By Wayne Manley. Islander Reporter

It was almost standing room only at the last scheduled meeting of the year of the Holmes Beach City Commission.

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'Informal' building moratorium in Anna Maria
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter

The Anna Maria City Commission at its Dec. 11 workshop declared an immediate "informal" building moratorium on certain projects while the city develops formal guidelines for new construction projects.

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Sharks ain't goin' anywhere, fishermen say
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter

The City of Anna Maria can stop fishermen from using the city's beaches to fish for sharks in the waters off Anna Maria, but it can't stop the sharks from using the waters off Anna Maria.

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Welch quits in Bradenton Beach amidst controversy
By Paul Roat. Islander Reporter

The latest casualty in the "no-growth" crusade in Bradenton Beach has been incurred - Building Official Bob Welch tendered his resignation Friday, effective Jan. 2.

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Watkins variances quashed by judge
By Paul Roat. Islander Reporter

A circuit court judge has ruled that a series of variances granted last year by the Bradenton Beach Board of Adjustment "be quashed."

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