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Anna Maria Island, FL
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Clydesdales visit Bradenton Beach

The Budweiser Clydesdales visited Bradenton Beach this afternoon, clip-clopping down Gulf Drive and Bridge Street to the cheers of hundreds.
David Vickers

Arrest made in child’s death

HOLMES BEACH – The wait is over for an Island mother whose young son died while she worked and her then-boyfriend was babysitting. The ex-boyfriend,...
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Aqua by the Bay decision provokes reactions

MANATEE COUNTY – The Manatee County Commission’s approval of Carlos Beruff’s revised Aqua by the Bay development plans produced outrage, disappointment, disbelief and relief. After...

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Cortez Road improvements to begin

CORTEZ - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will construct interim intersection improvements at State Road 684/Cortez Road and 119th Street West this month. This...
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No answer yet on Cortez Bridge

CORTEZ – Residents of this historic fishing village will have to wait a bit longer to find out what the future holds for the...
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King tide a royal pain



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Rodney Rich cocktail

Waterfront cocktail deemed people’s choice

ANNA MARIA – Rodney Rich, from The Waterfront Restaurant & Craft Bar in Anna Maria, has earned the people’s choice award for his whiskey-inspired...
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AMI site plan amendment revisions scrapped

HOLMES BEACH — A few minor changes to the approved AMI Plaza site plan amendment had commissioners worried they would need a new ordinance...
Dips Ice Cream

Dips Ice Cream on the move

After 25 years, Dips Ice Cream in Island Sun Plaza is relocating to the Anna Maria General Store and Deli on Pine Avenue at...
Bill Herlihy

Business owner protests anthem protests

BRADENTON BEACH – Island Time and Bridge Street Bistro co-owner Bill Herlihy is taking a stand against athletes who refuse to stand for the...


Turtle Watch luncheon

Turtle Watch sets goals for future

HOLMES BEACH – Turtle Watchers gathered Saturday to assess accomplishments and discuss goals at their annual potluck luncheon at CrossPointe Fellowship. Anna Maria Island Turtle...
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Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings

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Aqua Aveda

Acqua Aveda takes the first victory

The community center field was painted with the all-too-familiar white lines to start another adult co-ed soccer season Thursday night. The field, a bit...
Youth soccer

Big kicks in season kickoff game

The cheers from the bleachers from friends and family and the positive instructions from the coaches on the sideline came to life once again...
Maggie Sue Neidzwick

Small field, tiny boots – youth soccer returns

Saturday marked the second day of fall 2017 with beautiful warm weather on Anna Maria Island. The fall season launched the start of youth...
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Surf groms dominate Anna Maria Island waves

Who say you can't surf Anna Maria Island? Not the kids from the West Coast Surf Shop Surf Camp and the Eternal Summer Surf...


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