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A simple gesture

It was a small reminder, really. A simple gesture, intended to make us think about something unthinkable and remember that which we might rather forget. Bradenton...

Help is available during hurricanes

Help is available for those dependent on medical equipment or those who need assistance or transportation to a shelter by registering in advance. Register...

Tips for surviving hurricane season

It's easy to forget things when a hurricane is coming. Here are some reminders. Plan where you will evacuate in advance, and tell friends...
Hurricane damage

Manatee County hurricane shelter list

The following hurricane shelters in Manatee County may be open depending on the direction and size of the storm. There are no assigned shelters,...
Pet preparations

Prepare your pets for storms

Where will your pets ride out a hurricane? Motels/hotels – check The Sun’s Pet Pages below Veterinarian Kennel Friends/relatives Pet-friendly evacuation shelters (Braden River...
Get a Plan

Where to get weather alerts

Here are several ways to receive up-to-date information about severe weather. Go online to the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) website. From there, Floridians...
Hurricane Irma Damage

Home, pool and yard preparation checklists

Home preparation Install shutters on all openings, including windows, doors, sliding glass doors, French doors, and garage doors. If using plywood, purchase 5/8" thick...
Hurricane boat damage

Prepare your boat for a hurricane

As a storm approaches, don't neglect to protect your boat. Make a plan well in advance to secure your boat during a hurricane. Small,...

Meeting the Challenge

The kindness of strangers was on full view last week in the 2018 Giving Challenge. The philanthropic fundraiser generated a little more than $11.7 million...
Letter to the Editor

Crossing concerns

Anna Maria Commissioner Amy Tripp made a good point last week when she suggested the $150,000 it would cost to install an automated license...
Farmer's market

Farmer’s market more than just food

Like seasonal fruits and vegetables, the city of Anna Maria’s new farmer’s market is a fleeting pleasure with an expiration date: Tuesday, May 8. The...

Some good stuff

Just when you thought there wasn’t any good news for the local fishwrap, along comes some uplifting bits of information. Just take a look at...
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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...
Lifeguard Rex Beach practices rescue techniques at Coquina Beach.

In good hands

Congratulations to Manatee County Marine Rescue for being named The Florida Beach Patrol Chiefs Association Beach Patrol of the Year. It wasn’t too long ago...
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