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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Guthrie ordered to remove building in bay

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CORTEZ – Raymond “Junior” Guthrie Jr. plans to contest the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)’s final order issued on Friday, Nov. 17 requiring him to remove the unpermitted structure he built in Sarasota Bay earlier this year south of A. P. Bell Fish...
Anna Maria Veterans Day parade

Old Soldiers and Sailors parade honors vets

ANNA MARIA - The inaugural Old Soldiers and Sailors Veterans Day parade delighted cheering crowds lining Pine Avenue on Friday, Nov. 10. A bagpiper and...
Cortez Cultural Center Veterans Day

Veterans Day in Cortez

The Cortez Cultural Center celebrated Veterans Day on Saturday with a flag-raising ceremony, a prayer for all veterans, living and dead, and an all-American...

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Elections alter Bradenton Beach’s political landscape

BRADENTON BEACH – The Nov. 7 elections reshaped the Bradenton Beach City Commission and changed how future commission races will be run. City voters elected...
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Some Island students lose bus rides

HOLMES BEACH – Nine Anna Maria Elementary School (AME) students who live on the mainland and ride a school bus were recently given letters...
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Clubs Professional women meet The Together Anna Maria Island Chapter of S.W.A.T. (Successful Women Aligning Together) is holding its November networking meeting and lunch on Thursday,...

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Waterline hotel readies for opening day

HOLMES BEACH - The Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club is moving closer to opening day. With temporary occupancy permits in place for much of...

Chamber presents business awards

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce held its Installation Banquet and Small Business of the Year awards on Monday, Nov. 6, and there...
Castles in the Sand

Is the mortgage tax deduction doomed?

Have you heard that the Trump administration and Congress are trying to get some level of tax reform accomplished? If you haven’t, you’re either...
Center of Anna Maria Island

Island Fitness moves into the Center

ANNA MARIA – The Center of Anna Maria Island is opening its door to welcome an established Holmes Beach business – Island Fitness is...


Reel time Left Hand Casting

Left(y) is right

Close your eyes for a moment and visualize the first time you tried to ride a bike. If you were like me, it was...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News


Center soccer

Adult soccer finishes the regular season

After a team’s first loss of the season, the phrase “everyone makes the playoffs” starts to become the catch phrase at the community center...

Run for the turtles

Bradenton Beach Code Enforcement Officer Gail Garneau celebrated the end of sea turtle nesting season by running in the 2017 Great Turtle Trail Run...
Acqua Aveda

Moss Builders out-numbers Acqua Aveda

As the rain dampened the field and the soccer ball, Team Acqua Aveda found itself out numbered on the pitch and on the scoreboard...
Team Blue Lagoon

Progressive Cabinetry shuts door on Blue Lagoon

In their first match-up of the season, Team Progressive Cabinetry found victory against Team Blue Lagoon which came on the field looking for its...


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Vaught’s Vietnam

Sun reporter Tom Vaught talks about his time as a Marine in Vietnam.

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