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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006
Doctors, others, dare to go bare
The doctors and other professionals with offices in the Anna Maria Square building at 3909 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, lost their wind insurance on Sept. 23. "The company told us they wanted to lower their risk for hurricanes," said Dr. Paul J. Barrese, pictured here outside the building. He said the premium for one of the new state wind policies on the $1 million building could be as much as $40,000. If that is the case, he said, "we will probably have to go bare." Islander Photo: Molly McCartney
Insurance: 'They laughed when we asked for wind coverage' By Molly McCartney. Islander Reporter
The doctor's insurance has been canceled.
So has that of the lawyer, the accountant and the dentist.
Holmes Beach survey: county survey wrong By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Some residents of Westbay Cove condominiums who thought they were no longer living in Holmes Beach because a county survey given to city officials two weeks ago showed the city limits passing through the east end of the complex may now be bona fide Holmes Beach residents - at least according to the city's own survey. (The Islander, Sept. 20)
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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