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Symphony on the Sand preparations underway

BRADENTON BEACH – Tickets are on sale for the Sixth Annual Symphony on the Sand concert and gourmet food event at Coquina Beach on...

Beach Nutz

 
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Privateers putt for money

When it came to fundraising, the Anna Maria Island Privateers shot a hole in one when they scheduled a Putt-Putt Pub Crawl last Saturday...
Montana Modderman musician

Local singer sets sights on Nashville

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Local musician Montana Modderman’s first single, “Didn’t Mean To,” is out now and the 21-year-old is ready to take her...

Parade goes off with a bang

The Fourth of July parade went off with a bang on Anna Maria Island this morning, courtesy of the Privateers good ship, Skullywag. In the...
Fourth of July hot dog contest

How many hot dogs can you eat?

CORTEZ – The Swordfish Grill will host its Fifth Annual Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. Given...
Sean Murphy

A writing respite

Cooking and writing are fun. It is time for more cooking fun. The Bistro menu is getting a facelift –  the best steak tartare anywhere with...
Sean Murphy

A belated Mother’s Day missive

People ask me if my mom taught me how to cook. Truth is my mom was a lovely person, but she could not cook worth...
Surf Camp

Keep calm and surf on

HOLMES BEACH – The West Coast Surf Shop may be down, but it has not lost its stoke. Brandi Brady, the daughter of owners Jim...
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.”...
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,...
Las Vegas Doo Shots

Ted Stevens and the Doo-Shots play Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Ted Stevens and the Doo-Shots checked Viva Las Vegas off our band to-do list. On Saturday, April 21, we played a well-received...
Doo-Shots

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...