‘Pop’ photo

Ann Howard of Bradenton is this week’s winner in the newspaper’s six-week Top Notch contest, winning front-page placement of the photo and an Islander newspaper “More-Than-A-Mullet wrapper” T-shirt. Howard’s entry — a sharp, candid image of a squirrel with its snack at Coquina Beach — poses the age-old question, “How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?” Howard’s photograph will go into a pool of weekly winners eligible for the grand prize of $100 from the newspaper and a bevy of gift certificates and other prizes from Islander advertisers.