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Doo-Shots head to Vegas

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Ted Stevens and the Doo-Shots’ next gig will be in Las Vegas at the 21st annual Viva Las Vegas rockabilly...
Sean Murphy

The Stanley Cup and poutine

Canada's two greatest exports have a shared heritage. I am talking poutine and hockey. I was born in Canada and lived there a good chunk of...

Beach Nutz

Sean Murphy

They are leaving… you can come out now

For years now the Beach Bistro runs an ad every May. It shows a flight of geese in V formation heading North. It is captioned, "They...
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,...
Southeast High band

Going green for St. Patrick’s Day

Thanks to Sean Murphy, the 20th Annual Beach Bistro St. Patrick’s Day Parade was arguably the best one yet. The luck of the Irish descended...
Sean Murphy

The 20th St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The closer we get to St. Patrick’s Day, the more Irish everyone gets. After a couple of glasses the people at the Bistro bar are...
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...
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...

Dancing the afternoon away

Get your tickets to the Oldies Beach Party on Tuesday, March 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Sandbar restaurant pavilion. It’s an opportunity...
Heritage Day

History comes to life at Heritage Day

ANNA MARIA – Chilly Saturday morning temperatures didn’t keep anyone away from this year’s Heritage Day celebrations at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society...
Burton/Bratton store


Museums Shake Your Buoy The Florida Maritime Museum (FMM), at 4415 119th St. W., Cortez, presents the Shake Your Buoy donor event and soft opening for...

Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival celebrates heritage

Updated Feb. 19, 2018 CORTEZ – When kids are petting horseshoe crabs, people are dancing in flip flops to rock and roll and everyone is...

A walk on the art side

Art lovers enjoyed a stroll around the Holmes Beach business area for Friday night’s art walk. There was live music, snacks, liquid refreshments and...