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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005
Anna Maria Elementary School kindergartners were at the head of the parade for this year's Fall Festival. Spooksters from each grade level walked from Wachovia to St. Bernard Catholic Church where students from each class were judged in a costume contest and games, food and festivities were enjoyed by kids of all ages. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
One dead, two injured in Holmes Beach crash
A 77-year-old Bradenton woman died last Thursday around 10:45 a.m. after the car she was driving was struck by a Suzuki sport utility vehicle, then a delivery truck at the Manatee Avenue-East Bay Drive intersection in Holmes Beach.
Anna Maria candidates different yet similar By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The four candidates in Anna Maria for the three seats available on the city commission in the November elections expressed a variety of viewpoints on issues at TheIslander candidate forum Oct. 26. Incumbents John Quam and Dale Woodland are seeking re-election, while political newcomers Jo Ann Mattick and Christine Tollette have also entered the race.
Holmes Beach commission candidates open up By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The four candidates seeking one of the three city commission seats up for election Nov. 8 met at The Islander candidate forum Oct. 27 and offered some differing and similar views on issues. The candidates are incumbents Rich Bohnenberger, Don Maloney and Patrick Morton along with challenger David Zaccagnino.
Holmes Beach ponders comp plan amendment By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners were placed in a quandary at their Oct. 25 meeting when city planner Bill Brisson pointed out that a portion of the future land-use map approved with the 1989 comprehensive plan is at odds with the current zoning for that portion of the city from the former Morland Marine property south to Anna Maria Elementary School.