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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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Explore 2017 issues

 
Fireworks

New Year’s fireworks at Beach House

BRADENTON BEACH - Once again, the Beach House restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, will ring in the New Year with a fireworks show, weather permitting,...

Sun earns 17 awards

The Anna Maria Island Sun has earned 17 awards in the Florida Press Club’s 66th Excellence in Journalism Competition, including five first place trophies...

The Sun’s election recommendations

Anna Maria City Commission Carol Carter Doug Copeland Dale Woodland Bradenton Beach City Commission Ralph Cole Bradenton Beach mayor John Chappie Bradenton Beach amendments Charter Amendment 1, eliminates wards in city elections:  No Charter...
CNOBB ill-advised efforts

Ill-advised efforts

In 1969, famed New York columnist Jimmy Breslin wrote a novel called “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.” In 2017, Breslin’s catch-phrase could be...