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Anna Maria Island, FL
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Runners hit the streets for Dolphin Dash

Dolphin Dash
HOLMES BEACH – The weather was changing Saturday morning. A cold front was on its way, but the cold winds came later, and the 2018 Dolphin Dash runners enjoyed near-perfect weather. The 5K run came first with more adults than children. The event, which was...
Nancy Ambrose

Ambrose enters pre-trial diversion

HOLMES BEACH – Nancy Ambrose has entered into a pre-trial diversion contract which she must successfully complete for two third-degree felony charges to be dismissed...
Hunters Point Development Plans

Hunters Point development approved

CORTEZ – Developer Marshall Gobuty has the green light to proceed with Hunters Point Resort and Marina. Manatee County commissioners voted 6-0 on Thursday in...

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Spring returns to her winning ways

MANATEE COUNTY – After a three-year absence, Andrea Spring returned to competitive baking last week and claimed four blue ribbons and a red ribbon...
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Water taxi plans on hold in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – Lack of parking is proving to be a large hurdle to jump for the operators of a proposed water taxi service...


Robinson NEST

NEST opening soon

The NEST will open at Robinson Preserve on Friday, Feb. 16 from 4-6 p.m. with a family-friendly event sponsored by Manatee County’s Parks and...


Castles in the Sand

New cash for the new year

We’re 10 days into the new year, and although November seems like hundreds of miles away in our rear-view mirrors, it’s actually not. There...
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Eliza Ann’s opens at Waterline

HOLMES BEACH – Just in time for the holidays, the doors have officially opened at Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen in Holmes Beach. The new restaurant...
Hunters Point canal

Canal ownership presents unique situation

CORTEZ – What impact does the revelation that Hunters Point Resort and Marina developer Marshall Gobuty owns the inland canal that borders his proposed...
Hunters Point aerial rendering

Hunters Point plans revealed

CORTEZ – In its first review of the proposed Hunters Point Resort and Marina, the Manatee County Planning Commission praised developer Marshall Gobuty for...


Postcards from The Sun

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Christmas bird count results in

There were no French hens, geese a-laying, swans a-swimming or partridges in pear trees, but local Audubon volunteers found plenty of birds in the...


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Bins Be Clean speeds past Truly Nolen

ANNA MARIA - Without both coaches, the 8- to 10-year-olds on the Bins Be Clean and Truly Nolen teams came out ready to play...

The Center takes the mat

The Center’s youth wrestling program achieved one of its goals Saturday, under the leadership of Recreation Director Will Schenerlein, participating in the Amateur Athletic...
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Jiffy Lube takes the Hayward Cup

ANNA MARIA - The pitch at the Island’s community center was warmed up and ready for the big championship game after three fun-filled pick-up...
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Slim’s Place and Jiffy Lube play for the cup

At the end of regular season play, the final two slots in the championship bracket could have been filled by any of the eight...


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‘The Post’ as inspiration

It’s unlikely that The Anna Maria Island Sun, a family-owned newspaper like the 1971 Washington Post, will ever face an issue as important as...

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