Top Stories this week on Anna Maria Island: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009
Booting up for soccer
Michael Latimer, 9, tends goal as he warms up for soccer season. Tryouts for children in the 10-11 age division for the Anna Maria Island Community Center fall soccer league took place Sept. 2 at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Tryouts for other age groups also took place last week in preparation for the regular soccer season, which begins Sept. 21. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
Top Top Notch: Waves, camera, action
Chris Pate of Holmes Beach won the grand prize in The Islander's annual Top Notch contest with his photograph of a wave-skater at White Avenue beach. Pate won $100 from the newspaper, plus gifts from Islander advertisers, including a $50 gift certificate from the Chiles Restaurants Group, a $50 certificate for Hair's to You Salon, a $25 certificate from Mister Roberts Resortwear, a $10 certificate for Minnie's Beach Cafe and the framing of the winning photo by Karly Carlson Custom Framing. The weekly winners received Islander "more-than-a-mullet wrapper" T-shirts and front-page placement of their photos. Next week, The Islander's honorable mentions in the popular contest.
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