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‘Relatively Speaking’ is a blast

‘Relatively Speaking’ is a blast

If you’re looking for a good laugh, the Island Players Theater is a great place to find one during the run of “Relatively Speaking.” Like...
Music festival assists Wildlife Inc.

Music festival assists Wildlife Inc.

BRADENTON BEACH – The Drift In, its patrons, the local business community and some local musicians raised $4,665 for Wildlife Inc. during Saturday’s Drift...

Stone crabs here; festival coming

CORTEZ – They’ve been bringing in stone crab claws to the Cortez docks since the season began on Oct. 15, and now, the historic...
Bayfest 2.0 carries on despite Nestor

Bayfest 2.0 carries on despite Nestor

ANNA MARIA – As the wind whipped across the Island Friday, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce President Terry Kinder knew that Bayfest, the...
Music festival will benefit Wildlife Inc.

Music festival to benefit Wildlife Inc.

The Drift In’s Rock & Blues Festival on Saturday, Nov. 2 will also serve as a fundraiser for Wildlife Inc. Education and Rehabilitation, the...
National Night Out draws crowds to the Island

National Night Out draws crowds to the Island

HOLMES BEACH – Hundreds braved the warm weather and came out to city field for the biggest National Night Out the city has ever...
Fall Festival promises spooky fun

Fall Festival promises spooky fun

HOLMES BEACH - The Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival will feature a costume contest, haunted house and a parade on Saturday, Oct. 12...
Turtle, bird fans flock to support Turtle Watch

Turtle, bird fans flock to support Turtle Watch

Updated Oct. 4, 2019 | HOLMES BEACH – The Second Annual Turtle Watch Wednesday this afternoon at Hurricane Hanks raised money and the spirits...
‘Steel Magnolias’ bleeds Southern charm

‘Steel Magnolias’ bleeds Southern charm

ANNA MARIA – After a champagne party to celebrate the start of the Island Players’ 71st season, the show began for “Steel Magnolias,” a...
All-ladies cast performs ‘Steel Magnolias’

All-female cast performs ‘Steel Magnolias’

The Island Players version of “Steel Magnolias,” by Robert Harling, has an all-female cast, unlike the 1989 movie where Tom Skerrit tried to shoo...
Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Things were different on Anna Maria (then pronounced Mar-EYE-ah) Island in the old days. Within the lifetimes of our eldest residents, there was no...
We are golden: The 50th anniversary of Woodstock

We are golden: The 50th anniversary of Woodstock

By Brian Finelli - I arrived at Woodstock in Bethel, N.Y. from New Jersey – home from the University of Tampa for the summer. I...
‘SoulJourn’ shakes up Roser services

‘SoulJourn’ shakes up Roser services

ANNA MARIA – The pastoral staff at Roser Memorial Community Church is shaking things up, first with the addition of new Praise and Worship...
A merry Christmas in July

A merry Christmas in July

BRADENTON BEACH – Kids on Bridge Street got a surprise Saturday night, a visit from Santa Claus at the Anna Maria Island Privateers’ Christmas...