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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The National Weather Service issued high surf advisories warning of strong west and northwest winds creating hazardous conditions for Anna Maria Island on March 8. Such notices sent a couple of surfers out to ride the waves in the Gulf near the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria.
Islander Passion National Pastime of Baseball and Beaches: Venues fraw springtme crowds by Lisa Neff. Islander Reporter
Marcia and Bruce Pippen began making the March
trip to Anna Maria Island seven years ago for different
Anna Maria P&Z recommends Center communications by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
If Anna Maria residents complain loud and long enough about the Anna Maria Island Community Center to generate a series of public meetings, some heated debate, countless city staff hours devoted to paperwork and a change to the city’s public recreation ordinance, imagine if the complaint was about holiday decorations at Christmas?
Anna Maria building official lobbies for full-time job by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
While wireless communications provider NextG Networks of Virginia has not yet submitted a formal application to any Island city to build a cell tower, company executive Robert Delsman said NextG is near to signing a contract with a carrier to provide wireless communications on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.
As journalists and news professionals, we gotta scratch our heads. Like the empty womanizing character in the movie “Alfie,” Michael Caine in 1966 and Jude Law in 2004 playing Alfie Elkins, we gotta wonder, “What’s it all about?”
Horseshoes get tossed at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. For more information call 941-708-6130 or simply show up at about 8:45 a.m. on play day. Islander Photos: Nancy Ambrose
Judge says 'no' to Bradenton Beach fee request by Lisa Neff. Islander Reporter
A Manatee County Circuit Court judge last week issued an order denying a motion from the city of Bradenton Beach to claim more than $50,000 in legal fees from The Islander newspaper.