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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, May 24, 2006
This "incinerated" boat caught fire early Sunday morning in the Sunrise boat basin in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy WMFR
Early Sunday fire burns boat at new city dock
The wood on the new finger docks in the Sunrise Basin in Holmes Beach still looks new and the grass along the seawall hasn't filled in yet, but at least one dock was charred by an early morning fire Sunday, May 21.
Ryan Joseph shows off his best Privateer smile and blue beads at the annual Snooks Adams Kids Day at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria as mom Kelly holds on to the little pirate. Ryan’s brother Dylan participated in the karate demonstration at the event, which was conspicuously absent of its namesake, Snooks Adams, who was hospitalized after a fall and couldn’t attend. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy
Porn party sparks call for code education, public awareness By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore wants to keep Holmes Beach from being known as a "swingers location," following the discovery two weeks ago that a local vacation rental house was being used by an adult entertainment club for sex parties (The Islander, May 17).
Jan. 15-May 15 bridge opening curfew suggested By Paul Roat. Islander Reporter
Island mayors, in the guise of the Island Transportation Planning Organization, have recommended that the four-month hiatus of three-openings-per-hour for boaters wishing to pass through the drawbridges at the Anna Maria Island and Cortez bridges be from Jan. 15 through May 15.