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Island Players An Inspector Calls

Island Players deliver on play with moral message

ANNA MARIA – It's the final play of the season and the Island Players are ending on a high note with “An Inspector Calls.”...
Wildlife Inc.

Local non-profits bank on generosity

BRADENTON BEACH – The groups that serve dogs, cats, horses and other animals attracted most of the donations among the 400-plus not-for-profits registered with...
Island Players cast

Last play of season this month

ANNA MARIA - The Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, presents “An Inspector Calls” by J.B. Priestley, directed by Heiko Knipfelberg and co-produced by The...
Natalie Almeter

Island daughter a future diva

HOLMES BEACH – Natalie Almeter has always loved music. A few years ago, she sang in front of her mother’s store, Irene’s Resort Wear,...
New Cortez bridge

FDOT chooses tall bridge for Cortez

BRADENTON BEACH – The other shoe has dropped. After more than 25 years of local resistance to replacing the two drawbridges from the mainland to...
eugene matthews sentencing

Matthews gets 65 years minimum

BRADENTON – Eugene Matthews will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the shooting death of Rebecca Rawson on Jan. 10,...
Tom Skoloda

Rollin’ down the river

Former Anna Maria Commissioner Tom Skoloda got a very unusual gift from his wife, Alice Newlon, for his 75th birthday. It wasn’t anything to...

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...