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

Trolleys roll through holidays

Manatee County Area Transit plans to shut down bus service at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, but the trolleys will keep running until 7...

Churches celebrate the reason for the season

Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ, and Christians usually want to give thanks, as well as unwrap presents and feast with family....
Bradenton Beach Christmas on Bridge Street Winning boat

Holiday celebrations on Bridge Street

BRADENTON BEACH – The celebration spotlight Saturday night was on Bridge Street as merchants opened their stores, offering snacks and drinks to shoppers and...
Christmas for Kids

Deserving kids celebrate on the beach

ANNA MARIA – The weather on Wednesday, Dec. 12 was perfect for the Lawton Chiles Christmas for Kids. It was sunny and just cool...
chamber tree lighting music

Crowds celebrate in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – It was a celebration of community and the start of the holiday season as residents and visitors alike gathered for the...
bethlehem walk joseph mary

Bethlehem Walk draws a crowd

ANNA MARIA – The cool temperature Sunday evening was perfect for a walk around the block, and that’s what a group of worshippers did...

Island business awards announced

CORTEZ – It was a bittersweet honor for John Horne on Friday night at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Ceremony...
Bethlehem Walk

Relive Christmas at the Bethlehem Walk

ANNA MARIA - The Roser Community Church Bethlehem Walk will be held at the church at 512 Pine Ave. starting at 6:30 p.m. on...
Lester Family Fun Day 2017

Old-fashioned family fun for the holidays

ANNA MARIA - A family tradition is returning to The Center of Anna Maria Island just in time for the holidays. The 17th Annual Lester Family...
artsHOP

ArtsHOP draws crowds

HOLMES BEACH – The final night of artsHOP was a huge success, as participating stores, art galleries and cash registers were busy. At Waterline Marina...
Symphony on the Sand

Beach alive with sounds of music

BRADENTON BEACH – Clear skies, minimal red tide and the sounds of music from the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra (AMICCO) made...
Island Players Baggage

‘Baggage’ is a madhouse

ANNA MARIA – Over the past 70 years, the Island Players have produced some unusual plays, and “Baggage” by Sam Bobrick is among the...
symphony on the sand 2017

Symphony on the Sand nears

BRADENTON BEACH - On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra (AMICCO) will be seated under a giant tent to...
Island Players play Baggage

Get your tickets for ‘Baggage’

ANNA MARIA – It’s a story about loves lost and one that seems impossible. The Island Players are selling tickets to “Baggage,” by Sam Bobrick,...
artsHOP 2018 artist

Rain doesn’t stop artsHOP

BRADENTON BEACH – The artsHOP celebration got off to an inauspicious start when rain started to fall a few hours before it began on...