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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007
Firefighters ready to enter a ground-level condominium unit at Westbay Point & Moorings Feb. 15. A fire that apparently started in the bedroom caused about $50,000 in damages. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
Fire damages Westbay Point condominium By Lisa Neff. Islander Reporter
Fire and smoke caused about $50,000 in damages to a condominium at Westbay Point & Moorings in Holmes Beach Feb. 15.
GSR creditors on the attack By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Not content with reading financial reports from GSR Development's own accounting firm and restructuring officer on where the money and equity in the now-bankrupt company is, the "Official Committee of General Unsecured Creditors" in the GSR bankruptcy case has hired its own forensic accountant to explore the company's finances and prospects for reorganization.
Hurricane season begins in 100 days. Are you prepared? Holmes Beach will enter the season with some assurance that "stop and go" traffic signals will work if there's a power outage. In recent months, green boxes - fashioned to resemble Florida homes with hurricane-proof roofs - have been installed at signal stops such as the one at Marina and Gulf drives. The boxes contain backup electricity for the signals, said Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
Kennel brought into compliance By Lisa Neff. Islander Reporter
A Holmes Beach property owner met the Feb. 14 deadline the city code enforcement board imposed for the elimination of nuisances.
The next school year is to begin Aug. 20 and end June 5 as proposed by Manatee County School District officials. The calendar reflects a new Florida law that states the earliest schools may start the school year is 14 days before Labor Day.
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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