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

Entertainment

Art Art League presents silk painting The Anna Maria Island Art League, at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, hosts a Painting on Silk Workshop with Mark Mizener...
Island players

Island Players presents ‘Beyond a Joke’

ANNA MARIA - The Island Players’ production of “Beyond a Joke,” by Dereck Benfield, opens Thursday, Jan. 11. James Thaggard directs this comedy about murder....
Captain rescues five

Fishing captain rescues five

SARASOTA BAY – Five boaters whose 16-foot canoe overturned in Sarasota Bay are safe and sound after a passing charter boat captain pulled them...
Shamrock Shiver

Shamrock Shiver lives up to its name

BRADENTON BEACH – Ten years ago, a group of Clancy’s Irish Pub customers decided to emulate the polar bear events that saw people plunge...

Art around the Island

Making something beautiful The Island Branch Library’s Quilting Club meets at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 5701 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach. It’s...
Manatee County Library Sunshine For Your Mind

Library events this week

Thriller discussed The Island Branch Library Book Club meets at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, on Thursday, Dec. 21 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. They will discuss...
Wienermobile

Wienermobile drivers relish the attention

HOLMES BEACH – In these days of conspicuous consumption, a standout vehicle is a must, and one of the most outstanding sets of wheels...

Entertainment

Clubs Needles and hooks The Island Branch Library Knit and Crochet Club meets at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 2-4 p.m....

Entertainment

Art A call to artists The Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, is asking for submissions to its “Past to Present” photography...
Winterfest

Entertainment

Art Winterfest The 30th Annual Winterfest Festival of Fine Arts and Fine Crafts will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9 and 10, from 10...
butterfly

Entertainment this week

Clubs Professional women meet The Together Anna Maria Island Chapter of S.W.A.T. (Successful Women Aligning Together) is holding its November networking meeting and lunch on Thursday,...
Katie O'Connor

Some Island students lose bus rides

HOLMES BEACH – Nine Anna Maria Elementary School (AME) students who live on the mainland and ride a school bus were recently given letters...
Gloria Dei tenting

Termite tenting a harrowing task

HOLMES BEACH - The tent over the sweeping roofline of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church has been removed and so have the termites, hopefully. Earlier...

Chamber presents business awards

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce held its Installation Banquet and Small Business of the Year awards on Monday, Nov. 6, and there...
U.S. flag

Don’t forget our veterans

In this week's paper, Cindy Lane features me as I was almost 50 years ago; a Marine in Vietnam. There were no "John Wayne" moments...