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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005
'Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow ...'
Something about this holiday light display and giant snow globe at Haley's Motel in Holmes Beach makes you want to sing Christmas carols. With more than 12,000 twinkling lights and the snow globe, complete with falling snow and snow characters, it's a Florida "Winter Wonderland." It's also one of the winners in the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce-sponsored lighting contest. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Legal threats force city to 'throttle back' proposed ordinance By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City Commissioners took a line from Shakespeare at their Dec. 15 meeting, deciding that discretion was the better part of valor, particularly when faced with yet another threat of legal action over the city's proposed coastal overlay district ordinance.
Holmes Beach wants consolidation committee By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Commission at its Dec. 13 meeting gave grudging consensus for Mayor Carol Whitmore to talk with Bradenton Beach officials about forming a combined committee of elected officials and private citizens to study the issue of Island consolidation.