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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005
'Imagine 'Whirled' Peace' encompasses AME
Students gathered on the bayfront Anna Maria Elementary School to form a peace symbol while School Resource Officer Pete Lannon snapped photos from the right seat as AME parent David Siegal flew his Cessna over the school to capture photos for International Peace Day. Students made pinwheels to symbolize their wishes of peace to be spread around the world by the wind. AME was among 1,200 schools participating in the Pinwheels for Peace event. Click to enlarge. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
Budget, Budget, Budget By Rick Catlin and Paul Roat
After seven meetings, Anna Maria at last has a budget for the 2005-06 fiscal year at the same 2.0 millage rate as last year. Commissioners at their Sept. 21 budget hearing approved a $2.23 million budget for the 2005-06 fiscal year.
City yanks Rosa del Mar permit By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach Building Official Ed Mc Adam has voided the building permit for the 14-unit Rosa del Mar condominium project on Gulf Drive, claiming that work on the property has been abandoned for more than six months.
Whitmore to Anna Maria: 'Pay your fair share' By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Stung by recent comments from certain Anna Maria residents and commissioners that they didn't like Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore coming to their city to "influence" the city commission's vote on the consolidation referendum, Whitmore is striking back.