The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010

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Ahoy, ho, ho

The Anna Maria Island Privateers at the helm of their annual Christmas parade Dec. 11, which the nonprofit capped off with a party at Coquina Beach. The parade began at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria and continued down the Island …

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Ahoy, ho, ho

Santa Claus greets a shy Carly Wade, 3, at the party that followed the annual Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff Beach Bums’ entry in the parade includes a truck carrying its soccer team, as well …

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Merry and bright

The Roser Memorial Community Church’s “Joyful Noise” children’s choir performs during Anna Maria’s holiday open house Dec. 10. The choir performed at the historical society park on Pine Avenue. Real estate specialists Megan Fishbach, Barbara Sato and Liza Morrow-Slaman celebrate …

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Board suggestions for new land-use

With Anna Maria in the process of adding two new land-use categories to its comprehensive plan, the planning and zoning board met Dec. 7 to review the proposed categories and make recommendations to the city commission. The historic pier-use category …

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Anna Maria pier is tops – again

The Anna Maria City Pier remains the No. 1 visitor attraction in Manatee County, according to the most recent visitor study from the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. The July-September 2010 visitor profile report by Research Data Inc. of …

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City hall hosts cook-off

Chef Aldo Cipriano of Island Gourmet, back row, third from left, joins city of Holmes Beach representatives after an Oct. 27 chili cook-off at city hall. Top finishers include Joyce Stadt of the police department, first place; Chris Hanula of …

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Shop owner vows fight

The owner of a lingerie and novelty shop vowed last week to remain on Cortez Road despite opposition from her landlord and Cortezians, code enforcement complaints and her husband’s statement that they’re leaving. “I ain’t moving,” said Debbie Sumner, who …

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Annunciation welcomes new pastor

Members of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation congregation welcome their new pastor, Rev. Dee Ann de Montmollin, at a reception at the church fellowship hall Dec. 5. Pictured are Gerry and Thibaut Brian, left, Bud and Gretchen Edgren, de …

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Cortez coyote crisis draws crowd

Audience members listen to a speaker during a meeting Dec. 9 at the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez, where residents are concerned about coyotes preying on pets and feral cats. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff

Scream “ahhhhhhh!” That’s one suggestion to scare off a coyote, said Manatee County naturalist Lisa Hickey. That’s also the response of some frustrated Cortezians who say coyotes are preying on domestic pets and feral cats. Residents of the fishing village …

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