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Joe Hendricks

Joe Hendricks
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Correspondent Joe Hendricks covers Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Email
Rodney Rich cocktail

Waterfront cocktail deemed people’s choice

ANNA MARIA – Rodney Rich, from The Waterfront Restaurant & Craft Bar in Anna Maria, has earned the people’s choice award for his whiskey-inspired...
King tide floater

King tide a royal pain

BRADENTON BEACH – Anna Maria Island experienced unexpected flooding Friday, Saturday and Sunday due to the natural phenomenon known as the king tide. King tides...
Anna Maria seal

Sun to host Anna Maria candidates forum

ANNA MARIA - The Sun will host a candidates forum featuring the four Anna Maria City Commission candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 11. The forum will begin...
Aqua speakers

Aqua by the Bay decision provokes reactions

MANATEE COUNTY – The Manatee County Commission’s approval of Carlos Beruff’s revised Aqua by the Bay development plans produced outrage, disappointment, disbelief and relief. After...
CNOBB Charter Amendment Mailed

Residents review charter amendments

BRADENTON BEACH – City property owners are getting their first look at detailed information about three charter amendments proposed by the Concerned Neighbors of...
Anna Maria City Pier Planks

Commission discusses pier planks and funding

ANNA MARIA – Efforts will be made to preserve the engraved planks on the Anna Maria City Pier that feature dedications and remembrances of...
Aqua Beruff Vogler

Revised Aqua by the Bay plans approved

BRADENTON – Late Tuesday afternoon, Manatee County Commissioners voted 7-0 in favor of approving the revised Aqua by the Bay general development plans. The approved...
Budweiser Clydesdales

Clydesdales coming to AMI

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to Anna Maria Island. Bradenton Beach has accepted an offer from Gold Coast Eagle Distributing for the Clydesdales to...
Bike trail

Multi-use trail included in Anna Maria budget

ANNA MARIA – The City Commission has adjusted its 2017-18 fiscal year budget to include $71,000 for a multi-use bike and pedestrian trail. Based on...

AMI Radio and Ugly Grouper hosting Irma benefit

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Local couple survives Irma’s worst

BRADENTON BEACH – Chase Purtill and Shawn Wall returned to work last week at the Drift In after a harrowing vacation experience in St....
Bill Herlihy

Business owner protests anthem protests

BRADENTON BEACH – Island Time and Bridge Street Bistro co-owner Bill Herlihy is taking a stand against athletes who refuse to stand for the...
Anna Maria City Pier

Anna Maria City Pier to remain closed

Updated Sept. 26, 2017 ANNA MARIA – The Anna Maria City Pier will be closed for at least a year due to damage inflicted by...
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What I learned from Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma was a teachable moment for those who had never experienced a major hurricane and for those who had. My wife, Amy, and I...
Anna Maria City Pier post-Irma

Landmark City Pier shredded

ANNA MARIA – The historic Anna Maria City Pier and its restaurant will remain closed until further notice due to significant damage inflicted by...