Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sun showered with journalism, Sunshine awards

ORLANDO – The Anna Maria Island Sun earned seven statewide awards for reporting and photography in print and online at the Florida Press Association Weekly Newspaper Contest on Aug. 10. First place awards Staff writer Joe Hendricks, First Amendment Defense, for “Bradenton Beach Sunshine Violations.” Hendricks...
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Hundreds send positive message about the environment

The Gulf of Mexico was churning up more dead sea life and caustic smell Sunday morning, the result of the latest red tide outbreak....
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Governor declares state of emergency due to red tide

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott has issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency due to impacts of red tide in Manatee County and six...

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Changes possible for Manatee County EMS

MANATEE COUNTY – Rumors of a pilot program launching in October to reduce the number of ambulances available to Manatee County residents during overnight...
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Mayoral candidate plagued by inconsistencies

HOLMES BEACH – Mayoral candidate Josh Linney is facing a lot of heat for the number of inconsistencies in his self-told background. Despite his open...


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Local singer sets sights on Nashville

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Local musician Montana Modderman’s first single, “Didn’t Mean To,” is out now and the 21-year-old is ready to take her...

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New hotel approved for Margaritaville site

BRADENTON – Changes are approved and a two-building hotel is coming to One Particular Harbour on Perico Island with construction planned to begin in...
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Are you underinsured?

My least favorite topic to talk about and write about is homeowners' insurance. I’m not much for burying my head in the sand, but...


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Beach raker to the rescue

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Manatee County equipment operator Mark Taylor has played a crucial role in the red tide cleanup efforts taking place on...
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County funding shellfish to fight red tide

BRADENTON – As red tide hit high levels last week in Anna Maria Island waters, Manatee County announced it is expanding a program that...


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Brazil and Belgium undefeated: Island soccer’s unbeatable

It's four weeks into the adult soccer season, and two teams are atop the leader’s board with three wins and no losses. Josh Sato’s...
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Belgium defeats England on AMI

After capturing third place in this year’s World Cup, Brazil met England on the soccer field again, but this time on Anna Maria Island,...


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