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

Run for the turtles

Bradenton Beach Code Enforcement Officer Gail Garneau celebrated the end of sea turtle nesting season by running in the 2017 Great Turtle Trail Run...

Canine costume contest cute, cuddly

Spirited dogs - and their owners - dressed to the teeth for the 14th Annual Anna Maria Island Sun Canine Halloween Costume Contest on...
Bayfest

Bayfest draws crowds, cars

  ANNA MARIA – The festival season got off to a good start on Saturday, Oct. 21 with huge crowds, flashy hot rods and performance...
Canine costume contest

Canines come a-haunting

Dogs will fill the AMI Sun Plaza, 202 Palm Ave., Anna Maria, on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. for the 14th Annual Anna...
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,...