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Sun staff writer/photographer Tom Vaught covers education, entertainment, events, crime and obituaries. Email
Art lives on in the heat of summer

Art lives on in the heat of summer

On the heels of the Fourth of July’s fireworks, Holmes Beach’s art community proved Friday that they could draw a crowd with an out-of-season...
An AMI Fourth of July

Century old Ford still parading

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - It was 1919 and the world was recovering from its first world war and planting the seeds for a second....
Island Fourth of July 101

Island Independence Day 101

Independence Day comes when things are slow on Anna Maria Island. Those who have not experienced this holiday on the Island would be wise...
Pirates celebrate summer vacation

Pirates celebrate summer vacation

The Anna Maria Island Privateers celebrated Snooks Adams Kid’s Day as usual on the first Saturday after the school summer break in a new...

Kids get good start to summer vacations

ANNA MARIA - When school lets out, kids will celebrate with the Anna Maria Island Privateers at the annual Snooks Adams Kids Day on...
Honors presented at Island Players banquet

Honors presented at Island Players banquet

ANNA MARIA - The oldest theater group in Manatee County held its annual banquet at the Bradenton Country Club recently with awards and recognition...
Hurricane Irma Damage

Storm forecasts call for near normal activity

The 2019 hurricane season should be an average year, with nine to 15 named storms occurring, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
Albert Few, the last of 67

Albert Few, the last of 67

The fact that he’s the sole survivor of Cortez’s 67 World War II veterans is a mystery to Albert Few. “I don’t know why that...
Re-entry tags needed to return after storms

Re-entry tags needed to return after storms

When a sizeable tropical storm hits near or on Anna Maria Island, authorities will order an evacuation, and if you are smart, you’ll leave. It’s...
School turns back the clock

School turns back the clock

HOLMES BEACH – Part of the past was unearthed last week, although it was almost lost forever. A time capsule, buried in 1994, was unearthed...
AMI Paddlers Make Splash at Dragon Boat Championship

AMI Paddlers make splash at Dragon Boat championship

The Anna Maria Island Dragon Boat Paddlers from Paradise competed in the Southeast Regional Dragon Boat Championships at Sarasota’s Nathan Benderson Park on Saturday,...
Vickers sentencing set

Vickers sentencing set

BRADENTON – David Vickers’ future will be announced on May 20 after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder and neglect of a...
Youngster raises money for turtles and shorebirds

Youngster raises money for turtles and shorebirds

Spencer Quinlivan is a 9 1/2-year-old animal lover from Pinellas County with a soft spot for sea turtles and shorebirds. He visits the Island...
An even start to turtle season

An even start to turtle season

At the start of turtle season, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring Director Suzi Fox reported three turtle nests as of Sunday...