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Top Stories - This Week: Wednesday, March. 10, 2004

Kids decorate, race on Heritage Day

Winners of the decorated bike "race" in the junior category (ages 3-6) at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society's Saturday Heritage Day event are, left to right, Chase Droenby, Shelby Barker, Abby Owens, Emma Bouchard and Riley Hecklinski. More Heritage Day photos inside. Islander Photo: Courtesy Andy Little
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Cell tower applicants meet with Anna Maria officials

Four months after picking up an application for a cell tower in Anna Maria, representatives of the MarSac Group in Bradenton (The Islander, Nov. 19, 2003) met last week with Mayor SueLynn and Building Official Kevin Donohue in a "pre-application" conference.

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'Plan X' parking going forward in Anna Maria
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter

It may not be the parking plan every Anna Maria commissioner or city resident wants, and it took a somewhat stormy parking worksession March 4 to get the go-ahead, but commissioners eventually agreed to move forward with Commission Chairperson John Quam's "Plan X" to solve the city's parking woes, or at least provide some relief for those woes.

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Four lawsuits filed against Bradenton Beach officials
By Paul Roat. Islander Reporter

With claims along the lines of "abusive behavior" and "damaged reputations," four lawsuits have been filed in circuit court against various elected and appointed officials in Bradenton Beach.

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Holmes Beach legal moves continue
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter

In a move not unexpected, attorney John Shubin, on behalf of adjacent property owners Ruthanne McLean and Barbara Coloney, has appealed the Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment's Feb. 18 decision to grant a lot-width variance to Frank Davis for his proposed development at 5622 Gulf Drive.

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Meandering water line causes Holmes Beach concern
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter

The Holmes Beach Planning Commission will discuss a proposed ordinance change at its March 11 meeting to modify the setback requirement for coastal development.

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IMS charter in jeopardy, decision Monday
By Diana Bogan. Islander Reporter

The moment of truth for Island Middle School parents and staff will be at 7 p.m. Monday, March 15, when the Manatee County School Board will decide if the IMS charter is worthy of renewal.

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AME architects fired from King project
By Diana Bogan. Islander Reporter

Manatee County School Board members voted 5-0 to terminate the contract with Educational Design Associates as the design firm for new construction at King Middle School.

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