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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, March. 15, 2006
Players, coaches and parents of the Anna Maria Island Little League follow an escort provided by the West Manatee Fire & Rescue District during the annual opening-day parade from Island Baptist Church to the Center's Benji Scanio Memorial Field.
Christine Olson holds a picture of daughter Tiffiany, 22, who was killed along with friend Dustin Wilder in a motorcycle accident last December. Christine is an employee of the Rod & Reel Pier as was her daughter, and Tiffiany also worked at the Island Animal Clinic. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Mother fights to remember daughter with new law By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
A Palma Sola mother is trying to get a law passed in memory of her daughter, a former staff member at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria, who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in Palmetto last December.
Relief expected for eroded Anna Maria shoreline By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Homeowners and property owners along the Gulf in the Bean Point area of Anna Maria and the city's bay side of North Shore Drive should be getting some much-needed relief very soon to protect their rapidly eroding shoreline.
The Holmes Beach city commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. yesterday was canceled, postponing a discussion on a request by Sean Murphy for an expansion of a non-conformity at 101 67th St., the Beach Inn Motel.
Holmes Beach public hearing Thursday on land-use conflicts
The Holmes Beach planning commission will hold a public hearing Thursday, March 16, on a proposed small plan amendment to the city’s comprehensive plan that will affect property east of Gulf Drive between the Anna Maria Elementary School and 52nd Street.
Plan ahead: Emergency Center looks at hurricane season By Diana Bogan. Islander Reporter
Representatives from the Island government agencies have begun planning for the 2006 hurricane season. At an Island Emergency Operations Center meeting March 8 at the West Manatee Fire and Rescue Station No. 1, several topics were briefly discussed.