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Top Stories - This Week: Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2003

Gal pals
By Paul Roat. Islander Reporter

Historical, political, athletic and pop culture figures past and present had the opportunity to "meet and greet" at the Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-grade "Biographers Tea." Here Nicole Botero as Cleopatra, Molly Slicker as Lucille Ball, and Kristi Wickersham as Princess Diana exchange autographs. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
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Budget changes belong to mayor
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter

An effort by Anna Maria Commissioner Dale Woodland to form a committee to revise the format in which the annual budget is presented fell flat when Commission Chairperson John Quam and other commissioners at the Feb. 12 workshop agreed it was an administrative, not commission, matter.

Full Story...


Arvida fate may rest with DCA
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter

The future of the Arvida Corporation's planned 898-unit condominium project on Perico Island may rest with the Florida Department of Community Affairs.

Full Story...


Bradenton Beach comp plan committee starts its trek
By Paul Roat. Islander Reporter

The long, lonely process of reviewing, revising or retaining the long-term growth plan of Bradenton Beach has begun.

Full Story...


Cortez activist worried about real estate boom
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter

Real estate prices in Cortez have been gradually creeping up, and some local real estate experts say the day is not too far off when Cortez real estate values, like Anna Maria Island's already, start to boom, if they haven't already.

Full Story...


Cortez fishing festival this weekend
By Jim Hanson. Islander Reporter

For an historic village celebrating its heritage this weekend, there's quite a bit new for the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.

Full Story...


Kabris rezoning request denied
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter

The Holmes Beach City Commission agreed at its Feb. 10 meeting that Patrick and Angela Kabris of 101 75th St. have a unique piece of property. A portion is zoned R-2 (medium-density residential), while a second parcel is zoned R-1 for private recreational purposes.

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