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Vol. 15 No. 5 - November 26, 2014

letters to the editor

Center staff grateful

The Anna Maria Island Community Center would like to express a deep appreciation to all the friends of the community who sponsored this year’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: LaPensee Plumbing, United Park Service/AMI Beach Café, Alsco, Steam Design, Slim's Place, Anna Maria Island Resorts, Thompson Academy, Gold Coast Eagle Distributing and Kathleen MacKenzie. Each provided money or resources that greatly contributed to the success of this annual fundraiser. We are very thankful for the support shown by these businesses, without whom this event would not have been possible. Additionally, hats off to our patrons who made this a sold-out event. Finally, we would like to recognize the hardworking volunteer actors who committed their time and energy to make it a fun and entertaining evening for all.

The Anna Maria Island Community Center Staff
Anna Maria

Community turns out

We would like to thank all of you that came out to show your love and support at the benefit. Thank you to all our local businesses and friends for their generous donations. Special thanks to Patty Reese, Ryan Reilly and Erica Millis for all their hard work and time. Thanks to Jason and Leah Suzor for their love, support and generosity. Thank you Greg, Justin, Matt and the entire Waterfront crew for all their hard work and delicious food and The Feast for bringing all the yummy pizza.

We would also like to thank Larry Stokes, Bob Slicker, Island Mail & More, The Sun and Islander newspapers and all the donors on "gofundme".

To the entire community, thanks for the love. Your kindness will never be forgotten and we feel truly blessed.

Bill Hard and Karen Robinson
Holmes Beach

Your online comments

I've been coming down here to Anna Maria for 35 years and I've always thought Longboat Key should have a bridge for evacuation. What are they thinking? They only have one bridge and it is at the most southern end of the island. If I were people in Bradenton Beach I would be furious to have to go to the Manatee Avenue Bridge so Longboat Key residents could use their (The Cortez) Bridge in case of evacuation.

Sharon Bonaventura


A bridge north of Longboat Key (to the mainland) should have been built years ago to help with traffic and evacuation. With three bridges off the Island it would also make it easier to maintain and repair them.

Zack Kallis




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