Shoppers browse for gifts and goodies at Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, on Nov. 24. The city's businesses and the Anna Maria Island Historical Society and Museum hosted the second annual Christmas Walk. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
Island businesses ring in the season By Lisa Neff. Islander Reporter
Madelyn Montgomery clocked in at 5 a.m. and out at 10 a.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 24, shopping at a frenzied pace in the big discount stores on the mainland.
While former Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn declined to attend the city commission's Nov. 16 organizational meeting where she was to have been honored for her nearly five years of service to the city, she appeared to let bygones be bygones and accepted an invitation to a tree-planting ceremony Nov. 17 in her honor at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Park.
Bill Shearon, left, and Michael Pierce were sworn into office as city commissioners in Bradenton Beach Nov. 20. It is Shearon's second term, and Pierce's first. Neither were opposed in their bids for the Ward 4 and Ward 2 seats, respectively, in the city. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Crash in Cortez sends woman to hospital
An early evening one-car crash in Cortez sent a woman to Bayfront Medical Center Nov. 24.
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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