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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, July. 6, 2005

Top Notch Weekly Contest Winner
Top Notch Second Winner 'We're FREE' Second photo winner
Brenda Twiss has captured the second of eight weekly prizes in The Islander's summer photo contest, "Top Notch." Twiss said the dogs broke free during a holiday photo shoot and the camera was, of course, handy. 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 and framing of their winning entry from Decor Gallery and Framing.
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4th July Fireworks Rockets glare at Sandbar
The surf was up and the heat was on, the air was thick with smoke from personal fireworks, the crowd was huge, and then the fireworks spectacular at the Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria began to a backdrop of blaring patriotic music. Sandbar owner Ed Chiles was pleased with the weather and the low red tide impact - about two on a scale of 10, he said. The evening ranked a high No. 10 for nearly everyone in attendance on July 4. Islander Photo: Jack Elka
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