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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006
Spiderman meets Superman!
Spiderman (Dr. Roger Danziger) has been a regular at Anna Maria Fall Festivals and parades, but new this year was the unveiling of Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon’s alter-ego! Lannon’s battle against cancer has brought him to be known as “Super Pete,” and his attitude is super, too. He led the parade of classrooms of costumed kids to the school grounds, where the festival commenced. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
This little doggie takes the prize!
Frank Almeda, left, shares a winning moment with finace Nilda Llanes and her "Frannie," a 4-month-old Chihuahua-Daschund mix whose costume, complete with fluttering eyelashes, red lips, bangles and a handbag, was judged first place among about 20 canines at The Islander Dog Costume Contest and Pet Parade Saturday. Llanes and Frannie and the runners up received "Halloween" baskets with goodies, and donations from Island Animal Clinic. All the participants received treats. The event was organized by Olivia Willis of the local office of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Chief Anna Maria election issues: comp plan, spending By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Candidates for the two vacant Anna Maria City Commission seats and the post of mayor discussed their positions on a number of issues at the Oct. 23 Islander candidate forum and generally agreed that adoption of the comprehensive plan and future land-use map after the Nov. 7 election and spending are the main issues facing the city.
An arrest has finally been made in the grand theft of a custom-crafted steel gate resembling an octopus owned by Fred Bartizal that had been installed at 100 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. The theft occurred April 28, and without the proper affidavits from witnesses, the investigation quickly stalled.
Top Notch: First weekly winner also 2006 grand prize winner
The grand prize winner from among six weekly award-winning photos in the 2006 "Top Notch" Islander photo contest is 'Hermit' by Kim Klement of Bradenton. Her shot was the first winner on June 28 and was taken at Andros Island in the Bahamas in May. She can claim her grand prize, including $100 from The Islander, a dining certificate from Ooh La La! Bistro, a bottle of champagne from Anna Maria Island Liquor and Wine, dinner for two at a Chiles Group Restaurant and framing of the winning photo by Decor and More. Congratulations to all the winners - and be watching next week for our featured runnersup.
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