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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006
'We wish you a merry ...'
Carolers from the after-school/holiday program of the Anna Maria Island Community Center caravanned around the Island, calling on several Island businesses last week, including The Islander newspaper, spreading holiday cheer and sharing Christmas carols. They performed three songs before returning to Anna Maria Elementary School for their holiday party. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Christmas night robbery, chase, crash
Staff and customers at CVS/pharmacy in Holmes Beach were shocked Christmas night, Monday at about 6 p.m., when an armed robber confronted them.
Commissioner rebuffs Galati meeting request By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City Commissioner Duke Miller has politely declined a request by Galati Marine to discuss the 27-foot height limitation for new construction in a commercial district in the revised comprehensive plan recently forwarded to the Florida Department of Community Affairs for approval.
Two boys, 9 and 10, from Michigan, playing on "razor-style" scooters were struck by a vehicle Saturday Fourth Avenue and Gulf Drive and both were transported to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg for treatment. The younger boy was discharged with stitches Sunday and the older of the boys has serious injuries and is awaiting surgery, according to Lt. Dale Stephenson of the Holmes Beach Police Department. Michael Fetzek, 21, of Bradenton, was the driver of the vehicle. He was not cited for the accident. Islander Photo: Courtesy Barry Gould
Former Island developer gets the Island boot By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The man who once bragged that he and his company would change the face of Island real estate and development has been evicted from a Bradenton Beach condominium following a mortgage foreclosure suit brought by Carol and Mel Yudofsky of Holmes Beach.
Top Notch: First weekly winner also 2006 grand prize winner
The grand prize winner from among six weekly award-winning photos in the 2006 "Top Notch" Islander photo contest is 'Hermit' by Kim Klement of Bradenton. Her shot was the first winner on June 28 and was taken at Andros Island in the Bahamas in May. She can claim her grand prize, including $100 from The Islander, a dining certificate from Ooh La La! Bistro, a bottle of champagne from Anna Maria Island Liquor and Wine, dinner for two at a Chiles Group Restaurant and framing of the winning photo by Decor and More. Congratulations to all the winners - and be watching next week for our featured runnersup.
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