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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008
The Privateers lead the parade!
The Anna Maria Island Privateers lead the way, and Santa arrives in the traditional manner, at the rear of the Privateers Christmas Parade, to the delight of youngsters at the Dec. 13 event. And, as is tradition, they follow Santa to the Privateers' holiday party at the parades' end at Coquina Beach for presents, personal visits with Santa and refreshments. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Anna Maria artist, cyclist faces code violation by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Artist and former Anna Maria city commission candidate Mark Alonso has been issued a code violation notice by code enforcement officer Gerry Rathvon.
DOT plans Gulf Drive resurfacing next year by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Island motorists already used to traffic delays for bridge renovations, installation of water, sewer and gas lines and reconfigurations of intersections can expect more of the same if the Florida Department of Transportation starts a $5.6 million resurfacing of State Road 789 beginning in 2009.