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Jessie’s Island Store looks to expand

HOLMES BEACH – A resolution to amend the site plan for Jessie’s Island Store is moving forward to a vote in November after commissioners...
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Coyotes are here to stay

After an increasing number of coyote sightings in West Bradenton and on the Island, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is cautioning...
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New concept emerges for city field remodel

HOLMES BEACH – City Engineer Lynn Burnett has a new plan for city field and it’s one that commissioners are more willing to get...
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Giving Back does it again

CORTEZ – The Swordfish Grill, Sande Caplin & Associates, The Sarasota Post, A Paradise Realty and the local community raised more than $20,000 for...
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County addresses red tide

Red tide remains off Anna Maria Island, and undoubtedly will continue to return in the future, Charlie Hunsicker, director of the Manatee County Parks...
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Special license sought to lessen red tide fish kills

BRADENTON BEACH – Cortez fisherman and businessman John Banyas is seeking a state-issued special activity license allowing him a greater ability to harvest mullet...
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Meet the Holmes Beach candidates at The Sun forum

HOLMES BEACH – If you have questions for the City Commission and mayoral candidates, Sept. 19 is your chance to get answers. The Sun is...
Turtle Watch

Hank’s and A Paradise help AMI Turtle Watch

HOLMES BEACH – A Paradise Realty and Vacation Rentals and Hurricane Hank’s teamed up for the inaugural Turtle Watch Wednesday fundraiser that raised more...
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CRA approves undergrounding project

BRADENTON BEACH – The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has agreed to spend approximately $568,000 to place underground the utility lines on Bridge Street and...
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AME prepares to celebrate peace

HOLMES BEACH – Anna Maria Elementary (AME) School teachers, staff and students are preparing for the 17th Annual Peace Day celebration, on Friday, Sept....

Rolling With The Tide on Saturday

Rolling With The Tide on a Saturday typical refers to a University of Alabama football game, but this weekend it will take on a...
Anna Maria pier FEMA

FEMA proposes $1.37 million for pier damage

ANNA MARIA – The City Commission has accepted a $1.37 million staff recommendation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that would help fund...
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Canal cleanup revisited

MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County paid APTIM approximately $140,000 for a week’s worth of canal cleaning services, according to Information Outreach Manager Nick Azzara. During...
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Businesses working hard to offset red tide

The Sun reached out to the local business community on Sunday to see how their Labor Day weekend was going as they continue to...
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Locals present bike share option to city commissioners

HOLMES BEACH – A new way to combat traffic on Anna Maria Island is being proposed by a couple of locals who want to...