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New red tide treatment for manatees in works

Florida International University and Mote Marine Laboratory are developing new and more efficient ways to treat manatees exposed to the toxic red tide. Through a...
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Red tides, lost summers

By Katie Tripp, Ph.D. Director of Science & Conservation, Save the Manatee Club Martin County, located along Florida's southeast coast, adopted the term "Lost Summer" in...

Manatee County works to clean impacts from red tide

Manatee County Commissioners today discussed how the county can assist private homeowners to clear waterways, inlets and canals of sea life killed by the...

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...
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Help manatees; boat safely

The 4th of July is a busy boating holiday with Florida’s waterways beckoning in-state and out-of-state boaters to enjoy its many charms, including manatees. Save...
Anna Maria City Pier demolition

A little history

I’m amazed at those who continue to cloak themselves in the Pollyanna notion that the Anna Maria City Pier should be repaired. A notion...

Rare daylight turtle nesting recorded

This loggerhead sea turtle provided a memorable experience to beachgoers on Memorial Day, with a rare nesting in broad daylight as Subtropical Storm Alberto...

Get in the game

By Jack Clarke Can you name your city commissioners? Have you made the effort to speak in person to any of them? Many of your elected...

Churches of Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island residents and visitors can worship at their choice of six churches. Here's where to find them. CrossPointe Fellowship 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-0719 Episcopal Church...
AM Pier Firing

Too severe

We are writing on the behalf of Peter Piir, who was terminated Jan. 25 from the city of Anna Maria Public Works Department after...
Cortez bridge looking east

A wake up call on the proposed Cortez Bridge

By Dr. Mary Fulford Green It is believed that if you do not know your history, you are apt to repeat it. I am one...

Winter brings new species

Things are definitely turning toward a wintertime trend in the waters around Anna Maria Island. With the past couple of fronts, the water temperatures...
Letter to the Editor

Speak up about formula stores

The Holmes Beach commissioners are currently writing the permanent ordinance which will regulate additional chains and formula stores in Holmes Beach. At this point,...
Letter to the Editor

Fake news is fake issue

It is often said that history repeats itself. The world has had to put up with cruel, depraved, and vicious leaders who act “in...
Dips Ice Cream

Dips Ice Cream on the move

After 25 years, Dips Ice Cream in Island Sun Plaza is relocating to the Anna Maria General Store and Deli on Pine Avenue at...