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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...
Photographer at The Studio

Nature photography at The Studio

  The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, is hosting “Chasing Light: A Collection of Wildlife and Fine Art Photography,” featuring...
Letter to the Editor

Thank goodness

As a 48-year resident of this great place, just wanted to say how proud I am that almost all our Islanders left during Hurricane...
Letter to the Editor

A job well done

Bradenton Beach was minimally impacted by colossal Hurricane Irma, but our preparedness and follow-up was unmatched by any community in the state. Lt. John Cosby,...
Center of AMI

Center offers help Friday and Saturday

The Center of Anna Maria is opening its doors to hurricane victims who may be sweating it out with no air conditioning. Everyone is welcome...
Manatee grounded by Irma

Manatee saved from Irma

Volunteers rescued this Manatee in Sarasota Bay after it was stranded by a severely receding tide that preceded Hurricane Irma.
Letter to the Editor

City should end lawsuit

I am a resident of Holmes Beach, and a city commissioner. Normally I would not comment on any actions taken by a neighboring city....
Cobb family reunion

Cobb family visits historical museum

Descendants of Samuel Claude Cobb, grandson of one of the first Island homesteaders, recently gathered at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum to celebrate...
Letter to the Editor


Congratulations on your well-deserved, top award for your outstanding newspaper. You certainly deserve this honor. Dick and Margie Motzer Holmes Beach
Letter to the Editor

Dead zone solutions

The Washington Post reports that the Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" is now larger than ever - the size of New Jersey, dwarfing the...
Letter to the Editor

Cycling stories

I read the article in The Sun about staying safe while cycling and wanted to share a personal experience that not many have thought...