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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009
U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia Carol Rodley presents King Sihamoni Jan. 20 with her diplomatic credentials and two books on Cambodia published by Kent Davis of Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy U.S. Embassy Cambodia
Islander Davis' books fit for a king by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach resident and southeast Asia expert Kent Davis has been honored by Carol Rodley, U.S. ambassador to Cambodia, with the presentation of two books he published on Cambodia to that country’s king as part of her official diplomatic arrival in the country.
DOT quashes Island cooperation effort by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The Florida Department of Transportation has pulled the plug on an interlocal agreement between Anna Maria and Holmes Beach that would have aided Anna Maria’s effort to build a boardwalk at the city pier.
A Florida Department of Transportation press release announced that Anna Maria Island Bridge contractor Quinn Construction will close the bridge to vehicular traffic for several brief periods during the week of Feb. 16-20.
Do you remember the first pro baseball game you attended? The first home run you belted out of the park? The first ball glove you oiled up or the first bat you buffed? The first complete set of baseball cards you collected?
Islanders share passion for people, places, moments
One legend has it that Valentine’s Day originated to commemorate the anniversary of the death of St. Valentine, a Roman clergyman who was executed on Feb. 14, about 270 A.D., for secretly marrying couples in defiance of the emperor.