'Top Notch' Winner - Grand prize winner, top dog, er, frog
Mary Ann Bozzetti of Bradenton saw her prince hiding in a hand of bananas, and the photo has captured the grand prize in The Islander's eight-week-long Top Notch photo contest. Titled "My Prince" by Bozzetti, the photo has earned her $100 from The Islander, a gift certificate from Mister Robert's Resortwear and and a dining certificate for Ooh La La! Bistro. Runners-up, including some deserving snapshots that just didn't quite make it to be winners, will be featured in next week's edition of The Islander. Click on image to enlarge
City wants to help fix building department error By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Commission can't allow construction on a house at 6202 Marina Way to continue, although the building department made several errors that resulted in Armando and Janet Hernandez building their "dream house" between three and eight feet into the setback.
Commission declares Tidemark lease in default By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners agreed at their July 27 meeting to spend $106,488 to repair the seawall and sidewalk along the Tidemark boat basin along Marina Drive. But they wouldn't mind getting Tidemark to help out with the cost, since that development project has a 10-year lease on the basin that expires in 2006.
Holmes Beach man survives 23,000-volt electrocution
Greg LaPensee may have used up yet another of his nine lives.
He apparently escaped life-threatening injury Thursday when he survived electrocution from an underground Florida Power & Light power line at a water main repair site near Westbay Cove on Manatee Avenue West. LaPensee, 22, was working for LaPensee Plumbing of Holmes Beach at the site when the incident took place.
Street end enhancement a long process for Bradenton Beach By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
A sub-committee of members of the Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Committee Corridor Management Entity will have about five years to come up with a plan for street-end enhancement that will designate public parking spaces in those areas.