Yes indeed, diamonds are a girl's best friend, and more so when you win them! And even more so when it's celebrated with friends. Such was the case at the annual Anna Maria Island Community Center Affaire to Remember where Suki Janisch, right, was the winner of the diamond bracelet raffle and she shared the "moment" with chairperson Trudy Moon, left, and executive director of the Center Pierrette Kelly. More auction results inside. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Click on image to enlarge
Affaire raises $300,000, Center big winner
Saturday's "An Affaire to Remember" raised at least $300,000 for its sponsoring Anna Maria Island Community Center, the Center said yesterday after collating the results.
Commission delay causes withdrawal of grant writing offer By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
An offer by grant writer Angela Brewer of Bradenton to the Anna Maria City Commission to write a grant proposal to fund a variety of city stormwater-drainage- improvement projects for a federally funded program has been withdrawn, just about 12 hours after it was offered to the city.
No Davis settlement, court action awaited By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
A court-ordered mediation March 30 to resolve a lawsuit filed in August 2003 by Holmes Beach residents Ruthanne McLean and Barbara Coloney against the city and resident Frank Davis was apparently unsuccessful and the lawsuit will continue.