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Brenda Canning

Island Fitness begins a new chapter

ANNA MARIA – A new partnership is turning into a beautiful thing for both Island Fitness and The Center of Anna Maria Island. Brenda Canning...
Island Real Estate sale

Island Real Estate sells vacation rental operation

HOLMES BEACH – Island Real Estate owner Larry Chatt has sold the vacation rental portion of his Island Real Estate business operation to Vacasa,...

Waterline Marina Resort opens

Updated Dec. 5, 2017  HOLMES BEACH – The Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club is open and the first guests have arrived. “We’re thrilled. It’s been...
Paddle Wheel boat

Paddle wheeler to set sail soon

BRADENTON BEACH – The Bradenton Beach Marina now has a bona fide 65-foot paddle wheeler in its fleet. “It’s a real paddle wheel boat. It’s...
Aqua lawsuit

Beruff attorneys will co-defend Aqua lawsuit

BRADENTON – Aqua by the Bay developer Carlos Beruff has successfully intervened in a lawsuit against Manatee County that challenges the county commission’s recent approval...
Waterline

Waterline hotel readies for opening day

HOLMES BEACH - The Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club is moving closer to opening day. With temporary occupancy permits in place for much of...

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...
Castles in the Sand

Is the mortgage tax deduction doomed?

Have you heard that the Trump administration and Congress are trying to get some level of tax reform accomplished? If you haven’t, you’re either...
Center of Anna Maria Island

Island Fitness moves into the Center

ANNA MARIA – The Center of Anna Maria Island is opening its door to welcome an established Holmes Beach business – Island Fitness is...
Kaleta federal settlement

City settling Kaleta lawsuit out of court

ANNA MARIA – Developer Shawn Kaleta and the city of Anna Maria have brokered a settlement that, when finalized, will alleviate the need for...

Mobile-friendly website to assist tourists

The local tourism website will relaunch in November with a version that is completely mobile-friendly, Elliott Falcione, director of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors...
Island Time sold

Island Time and Bridge Street Bistro sold

BRADENTON BEACH – Island Time Bar & Grill and the Bridge Street Bistro have new owners. On Friday, Oct. 13, co-owners Bill Herlihy and John...
Rodney Rich cocktail

Waterfront cocktail deemed people’s choice

ANNA MARIA – Rodney Rich, from The Waterfront Restaurant & Craft Bar in Anna Maria, has earned the people’s choice award for his whiskey-inspired...
AMI plaza site plan amendment

AMI site plan amendment revisions scrapped

HOLMES BEACH — A few minor changes to the approved AMI Plaza site plan amendment had commissioners worried they would need a new ordinance...
Dips Ice Cream

Dips Ice Cream on the move

After 25 years, Dips Ice Cream in Island Sun Plaza is relocating to the Anna Maria General Store and Deli on Pine Avenue at...