Top Stories this week on Anna Maria Island: Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Members of the Busciglio family and friends gather on the beach near Willow Avenue July 4 for a family pyramid photograph. This year marked the 12th year of the holiday tradition. The family has been vacationing on the Island since the 1950s. Islander Photo: Courtesy Debbie Busciglio Kilichowski
Faced with mounting opposition to a proposed Anna Maria ordinance to allow duplexes the right to fully expand, city commissioners at their July 9 meeting reached consensus to study expansion on a limited basis.
Former Anna Maria City Commissioner Linda Cramer said she is prepared for the Aug. 10 trial of two men accused of home invasion, robbery and false imprisonment at her Anna Maria residence in April 2008.
Ann Howard of Bradenton is the Week 4 winner in the newspaper's six-week-long Top Notch contest, winning front-page placement of the photo and an Islander newspaper "More-Than-A-Mullet wrapper" T-shirt. The entry - a shot of a butterfly alighting on a flower - will go into a pool of weekly winners eligible for the grand prize of $100 from the newspaper and a bevy of gift certificates and other prizes from Islander advertisers.
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