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Sun staff writer/photographer Tom Vaught covers education, entertainment, events, crime and obituaries. Email
Beer Can Island

Grilled chicken in paradise

After many years of enjoying Florida’s cuisine – seafood, shellfish and other treats - I was diverted by a Jimmy Buffett song to that...
Surf Shop reopens

Surf Shop reopens

HOLMES BEACH - West Coast Surf Shop, 3902 Gulf Drive, just south of Manatee Beach, is back in business following a fire on April...
Vassar rocks The Center

Vassar rocks The Center

ANNA MARIA - Soulful songs, the pounding of piano keys and cheering Phil Vassar fans shook the rafters of The Center of Anna Maria...
Janis Ian charms the Island

Janis Ian charms the Island

HOLMES BEACH - Grammy Award-winning singer, composer and author Janis Ian shared her wit and musical talent with three groups of listeners estimated to...
Surf shop reopening soon

Surf shop reopening soon

HOLMES BEACH - The surf is up for the reopening of the West Coast Surf Shop, 3902 Gulf Drive, after a fire heavily damaged...
Janis Ian in demand for library appearance

Janis Ian in demand for library appearance

HOLMES BEACH – When Janis Ian makes her appearance for the Island Branch Library’s Friends’ Lecture and Travel Series Thursday, Jan. 31 at 2...
Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour wows ‘em at Studio

ANNA MARIA - Actress Jane Seymour capped a busy day in Manatee County by hosting as many as 200 people at a party at...
Dolphin Dash

Dolphin Dash draws 200-plus runners

HOLMES BEACH - The 13th Annual Dolphin Dash today was a success, thanks in part to weather that was cool enough for the runners,...
Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour unveils sculpture in Bradenton

BRADENTON - A well-known actress unveiled a sculpture at Riverwalk this morning, discussing what the work means to her and hoping it could have...
Island players I Hate Hamlet cast

You’ll love ‘I hate Hamlet’

ANNA MARIA – Every once in a while an actor finds that perfect role, or is it the role that finds that perfect actor?...
Studio at Gulf and Pine

Jane Seymour artwork at The Studio

The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive in Anna Maria, will host Up Close and Personal: The Art of Jane Seymour on...

Shamrock Shiver leaves them laughing

The New Year got off to a great start on Cortez Beach when as many as 150 people watched and participated in the annual...
Becky Walter

Runner mom inspires kids to dash

HOLMES BEACH – When the runners take their places for the 13th Annual Dolphin Dash 5K race on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8:30 a.m,...

Fireworks to bring in the New Year

The Beach House restaurant at 200 Gulf Drive N. in Bradenton Beach will again be the site for the Chiles Group’s annual New Year’s...

Dolphin Dash returns to AME

HOLMES BEACH – The Dolphin Dash begins on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8 a.m. at Anna Maria Elementary School (AME), 4700 Gulf Drive, with a...