Thursday, July 19, 2018

First nests of season bittersweet

Turtle window cling
Updated July 17, 2018 A sixth nest was disoriented in Holmes Beach on July 17, north of 66th Street. A dozen hatchlings in poor condition were discovered, according to Turtle Watch. HOLMES BEACH – The happiness of discovering that the first sea turtle nests of the...
Anna Maria Pier Vandalism

Pier banner vandalized

ANNA MARIA – The city pier restoration project banner was vandalized at some point over the weekend. Located near the foot of the pier...
AM Pier building gone

Pier demolition begins

ANNA MARIA – The demolition of the hurricane-damaged Anna Maria City Pier began Monday and the restaurant and bait shop at the pier’s T-end...

Community News

City Field makeover

City Field could get big makeover

HOLMES BEACH – The budget process is underway in Holmes Beach, and one thing for commissioners to consider is the possibility of a complete...
Bell Guthrie aerial

Bell submits Butler Act evidence

CORTEZ – The A.P. Bell Fish Co. submitted 44 pieces of evidence on Friday to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that a...



Beach Nutz


Parade goes off with a bang

The Fourth of July parade went off with a bang on Anna Maria Island this morning, courtesy of the Privateers good ship, Skullywag. In the...


Castles in the Sand

Property values, taxes always hot topics

Summer cocktail parties are one of the staples of the nice warm summer months, sometimes too warm. But whether you’re on the beach, on...

Vacancies open on TDC

Applications are being accepted for three openings on the Manatee County Tourist Development Council (TDC). The TDC is comprised of nine members who make recommendations...


Oil and rigs

Oil and gas lease sale set for August

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will offer 78 million acres of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico...
Hands Across the Sand oil protest

Lawsuit seeks protection from drilling

Environmental group Earthjustice has sued the Trump administration in Tampa federal district court for failing to complete a report about offshore drilling’s harms to...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News


Surf camp

Surf’s up!

Who says there are no waves on the west coast of Florida? Not these surf groms at the West Coast Surf Shop Surf Camp,...
Brenda Canning Olympic game 2

Olympic athlete now Island business owner

ANNA MARIA – It’s been a wild ride for Island business owner Brenda Canning as her athletic pursuits sent her all over the world...


ManaSota-88’s 10 reasons not to drill for oil offshore of Florida

National Security Americans consume 25 percent of the world's produced oil, but our nation holds less than 3 percent of the world's proven oil...

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