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Surprise - more fireworks tonight!

Surprise – more fireworks tonight!

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Don't pack up those American flag swim trunks and those red, white and blue beach chairs yet - the Fourth...
Swordfish Grill hosting permitted fireworks display Friday night

Swordfish Grill hosting permitted fireworks display Friday night

CORTEZ – The Independence Day festivities will continue for an extra day when the Swordfish Grill hosts a legally-permitted fireworks display on Friday, July...
Island Fourth of July 101

Island Independence Day 101

Independence Day comes when things are slow on Anna Maria Island. Those who have not experienced this holiday on the Island would be wise...

Kids get good start to summer vacations

ANNA MARIA - When school lets out, kids will celebrate with the Anna Maria Island Privateers at the annual Snooks Adams Kids Day on...
Non-toxic blue-green algae lingers

Non-toxic blue-green algae lingers

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Blue-green algae lingers in local waters, but is non-toxic, unlike some places in Florida, according to a Friday, May 24...
Blue-green algae and red tide found in local waters

Red tide, blue-green algae persist in local waters

Updated Friday, May 17, 2019 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Red tide and blue-green algae persist in local waters, according to today’s reports from...
Rise and shine on Easter

Rise and shine on Easter

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Kiwanis of Anna Maria Island invites all to experience the 55th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 21 at...
St. Patrick's Day parade Sunday

St. Patrick’s Day parade Sunday

HOLMES BEACH - The 20th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Anna Maria Island is set for Sunday, March 17 at 4 p.m. along...
Gardner’s Progressive Cabinetry dominates

Gardner’s Progressive Cabinetry dominates

Going into the fifth week of adult co-ed flag football action at The Center of Anna Maria Island, two of the three games were...

Reel Time: Fly fishing strategy – pothole savvy

Fly fishing is a sport that rewards the angler who carefully considers his prey and pays attention to the conditions and terrain that they...

Red tide in air; water clear

Updated Feb. 15, 2019 | ANNA MARIA ISLAND – No red tide is predicted for Manatee County waters through Monday, Feb. 18, according to today’s report...
Janis Ian in demand for library appearance

Janis Ian in demand for library appearance

HOLMES BEACH – When Janis Ian makes her appearance for the Island Branch Library’s Friends’ Lecture and Travel Series Thursday, Jan. 31 at 2...

Manatee waters clear of red tide

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – No red tide is predicted in Anna Maria Island waters through Monday, Jan. 28, and area waters remained clear of...

Reel Time: Push poles – a must in skinny water

Push poles are as essential as rods and reels to anglers who stalk the flats. They have evolved from wooden poling oars hewn from...