'YEE HAAAA' third weekly winner
Jacob Talucci takes flight above the pool thanks to a launch from Uncle Nate in this "Kodak moment" snapped by Aunt Amelia. She will receive a "More Than a Mullet Wrapper" Islander T-shirt, a bottle of wine from Anna Maria Island Liquor & Wine and a lunch certificate from Minnie's Beach Cafe. The photo will go into a pool with other weekly winners eligible for the contest grand-prize package, including $100 from The Islander, a $50 gift certificate from Mister Robert's Resortwear, a premium bottle of champagne from Time Saver, dinner for two at either the Sandbar, BeachHouse or MarVista, and framing of their winning entry from Decor Gallery and Framing. Click image to enlarge
Hurricane Dennis brushes Island, producing little damage By Paul Roat. Islander Reporter
The beaches took the brunt of Hurricane Dennis's blow to Anna Maria Island over the weekend.
Anna Maria's capital improvements advisory committee has repeated its often-told advisory to the city commission concerning needed road improvements in the city: "Prices will never be cheaper, so borrow the money now."