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

AME kids explore estuary

HOLMES BEACH – The students at Anna Maria Elementary School learned firsthand about sea life last week when volunteers from Around the Bend Nature...
Easter bunny

Clouds don’t stop this bunny

ANNA MARIA – Hundreds of kids and their parents showed up for an Island tradition, the Sandbar restaurant’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year, they...
NEST at Robinson Preserve

Nature activities for the family

NEST nature days begin The new Mosaic Center for Nature, Exploration, Science and Technology will open its doors for an afternoon of exploration on Friday,...
Easter sunrise service

Island churches celebrate Easter

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Easter is a busy time for the Island’s churches. With tourism at its peak, they are able to take in...
Island Players, The Curious Savage

Kooky comedy at Island Players

ANNA MARIA – When the curtain rises on “The Curious Savage,” by John Patrick, you have to remind yourself it’s taking place in a...
Easter sunrise service

Easter sunrise service set at beach

The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will sponsor the 54th annual Easter sunrise service at Manatee County Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes...
St. Patrick's Day Parade 2017

St. Paddy’s parade on Sunday

HOLMES BEACH - The Beach Bistro’s 20th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will happen on Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m. Those wanting to participate...
Skyway 10K

Locals run in Skyway race

TAMPA BAY – Thousands of people ran the inaugural Skyway 10K on March 4, several with ties to Anna Maria Island. Perhaps the most notable...
Oldies

Dancing the afternoon away

Get your tickets to the Oldies Beach Party on Tuesday, March 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Sandbar restaurant pavilion. It’s an opportunity...
Burton/Bratton store

Entertainment

Museums Shake Your Buoy The Florida Maritime Museum (FMM), at 4415 119th St. W., Cortez, presents the Shake Your Buoy donor event and soft opening for...

A walk on the art side

Art lovers enjoyed a stroll around the Holmes Beach business area for Friday night’s art walk. There was live music, snacks, liquid refreshments and...
Paddlers from Paradise

Paddlers from Paradise use people power

HOLMES BEACH – The AMI Paddlers from Paradise, a local Dragon Boat team, are ready for another season. Their boat resembles a serpent with a...
Elvis' nurse

Elvis described as polite, generous, loyal

HOLMES BEACH ­– The lady who was a close personal friend and nurse to rock and roll legend Elvis Presley has shed some light...
pedestrian death 5600 Gulf Drive

Pedestrian death prompts call for crosswalk

HOLMES BEACH – Police Chief Bill Tokajer is calling for a crosswalk near where an 80-year-old Canadian tourist and her husband were hit by...

Art around the Island

What’s new for artists The Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island presents a talk by art supply sales representative Mike Grecian on Monday, Feb. 5,...