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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Oil drilling proposal headed for ballot

Hands Across the Sand oil protest
As the eighth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster approaches, a proposal to prohibit drilling for oil or natural gas in Florida’s coastal waters is one of 36 in the running to be placed on the November ballot for voters to decide. The Florida Constitution...
Mark Coarsey

Fishermen ask Floridians to cast vote against net ban

CORTEZ – Nearly 25 years after Floridians voted to ban gill nets, commercial fishermen are asking the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) to let...

Low plane flights cause buzz on Island

Updated March 8, 2018 - Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer reports that after the publication of this story, the pilot, Hans Brown, agreed...

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Anna Maria Island traffic

Traffic woes plague Island drivers

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Everyone who’s driven on the Island during winter season months knows that a little extra time and a lot of...
Holmes Beach dog park entrance

Progress slows on dog park renovation

HOLMES BEACH – It’s been months in the making, but users still aren’t much closer to seeing improvements at the city’s dog park. Members of...



Anna Maria Farmer's Market

Anna Maria farmer’s market to debut Tuesday

ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria’s new farmer’s market is scheduled to make its debut on Tuesday, March 20. Taking place in City...
Sen. Greg Steube

Vacation rental bills fail again

TALLAHASSEE – For the second year in a row, Sen. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) and Rep. Mike La Rosa (R-St. Cloud) failed in their efforts...
Chip Case

Vacation rental bills in peril

TALLAHASSEE – Behind the scenes maneuvering by lobbyist Chip Case, Anna Maria City Attorney Becky Vose and her son, attorney Wade Vose, may have...
Senate Vacation Rental Bill

Vacation rental bill favored by second Senate committee

Watch the meeting here at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. TALLAHASSEE – The vacation rental legislation now known as CS/SB 1400 has been further amended...


Hunter Parrish

Fishing against the odds

Every angler longs for the day when conditions are textbook.  After all, fishing is hard enough without having to deal with extremes of weather....
Skiers Island

Sarasota Bay Watch leads island clean up

This past Saturday morning dawned bright and clear, a perfect day for fishing or any number of other outdoor activities. On this particular morning,...


Rotary Golf Classic

Golfers wanted for AMI Rotary Club’s annual Golf Classic

BRADENTON – The Fourth Annual Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Golf Classic is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4 at 1 p.m. Interested golfers can still...

Center Wrestling Club finishes season strong

In its first season, The Center Wrestling Club went from just becoming familiar with the feel of wrestling in a tournament to bringing home...
Skyway 10K

Locals run in Skyway race

TAMPA BAY – Thousands of people ran the inaugural Skyway 10K on March 4, several with ties to Anna Maria Island. Perhaps the most notable...
Andrew Terman

A coin toss put Bins Be Clean on top

Team Bins Be Clean, led by captain Ray Gardner, finished the regular season of the adult co-ed flag football league at the top of...


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