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Sun staff writer/photographer Tom Vaught covers education, entertainment, events, crime and obituaries. E-mail
Halloween parade 2016

Kids get ready for Halloween

HOLMES BEACH – Island kids are lucky during Halloween because they have two opportunities to wear their costumes and win a prize. This practice has...
Bayfest green car

Taste the flavors of the Island at Bayfest

ANNA MARIA - It’s time for the 17th annual Bayfest, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 on Pine Avenue, sponsored...
David Vickers

Arrest made in child’s death

HOLMES BEACH – updated Oct. 17, 2017 - The wait is over for an Island mother whose young son died while she worked and...
Turtle Watch luncheon

Turtle Watch sets goals for future

HOLMES BEACH – Turtle Watchers gathered Saturday to assess accomplishments and discuss goals at their annual potluck luncheon at CrossPointe Fellowship. Anna Maria Island Turtle...

‘Petal Away’ at Island Gallery West

Island Gallery West’s November featured artist, Marti Salerni, presents “Petal Away,” an exhibit of brightly colored watercolor and acrylic paintings of whimsical bicycles and...

Cortez Road improvements to begin

CORTEZ - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will construct interim intersection improvements at State Road 684/Cortez Road and 119th Street West this month. This...
Cortez bridge looking east

No answer yet on Cortez Bridge

CORTEZ – Residents of this historic fishing village will have to wait a bit longer to find out what the future holds for the...
Bayfest

It’s Bayfest time again

ANNA MARIA – It’s an indication that hurricane season is waning and tourist season is just around the corner. The 17th Annual Bayfest celebration...
AME Teacher of the Year

AME educator in running for Teacher of the Year

HOLMES BEACH – Fifth-grade teacher Michele Costanzo is crossing her fingers that she might represent more than Anna Maria Elementary School in district and...

FEMA returns to library this week

HOLMES BEACH - Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will return to Anna Maria Island on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from noon to...

Celebrating a decade at The Studio

ANNA MARIA - The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, is calling all artists for “10byTEN at the Studio,” a community exhibit,...

Hurricane makeup days set

The Manatee County School Board has approved a new schedule to make up for school days lost because of Hurricane Irma. According to the new...
Dads dine

Dads dine

Anna Maria Elementary School participated in “Dads Have Breakfast with Their Kids Day” on Wednesday. More than 30 dads signed up, including West Manatee...
Island Players Happy Birthday

‘Happy Birthday’ full of delusion, laughs

ANNA MARIA – The Island Players almost didn’t perform the first show of the season because of Hurricane Irma, but once the storm passed,...
Flag parade

Peace prevails at Island school

HOLMES BEACH – As conflicts continue in the Middle East and North Korea tries to incite the United States, peace was the subject on...