The Island beach renourishment project had made its way from 80th Street south to the 6900-7100 block of Gulf Drive at the Nautilus and Tiffany Place condominiums and Bali Hai resort at presstime. Work crews from Goodloe Marine last week continued pumping sand for the beach renourishment project, despite a sudden outbreak of red tide in the Gulf of Mexico that brought dead fish and an accompanying odor to Island shores. Islander Photo: Jack Elka Click image to enlarge
Georgia up to speed on consolidation study costs By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
While the Florida Institute of Government has little information on the cost of a feasibility study to consolidate the three Island cities, its counterpart in Georgia has considerable experience in that area, having done a number of studies on consolidation recently. And the cost of such a study is surprisingly low.
TOP NOTCH: 'Snack' sixth weekly winner This wild green parrot photo was captured on a visit by Vic Baker of Zionsville, Ind., near the Anna Maria Island Club. He will receive a "More Than a Mullet Wrapper" Islander T-shirt, a bottle of wine from Anna Maria Island Liquor & Wine and a lunch certificate from Minnie's Beach Cafe. The photo will go into a pool with other weekly winners eligible for the contest grand-prize package, including $100 from The Islander, a $50 gift certificate from Mister Robert's Resortwear, a premium bottle of champagne from Time Saver, dinner for two at either the Sandbar, BeachHouse or MarVista, and framing of their winning entry from Decor Gallery and Framing.