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Marine Rescue #1 in state

The Florida Beach Patrol Chiefs Association has awarded its most prestigious award, Beach Patrol of the Year, to the Manatee County Marine Rescue Division. The...
Chuck Webb suspension

Webb facing Florida Bar suspension

HOLMES BEACH – Attorney Charles "Chuck" Webb is facing a 60-day suspension from his ability to practice law in Florida. On Oct. 10, Webb entered...
Tom Vaught at Veterans Park, Bradentonvideo

Vaught’s Vietnam

Each year, the Anna Maria Island Sun features a local veteran for Veteran’s Day. We have introduced many Island and Cortez veterans of World...

Canine costume contest cute, cuddly

Spirited dogs - and their owners - dressed to the teeth for the 14th Annual Anna Maria Island Sun Canine Halloween Costume Contest on...
Jean Peelen

BIEO members begin fight for home rule

ANNA MARIA – The Island’s elected officials are beginning preparations for a Legislative fight. During the Barrier Island Elected Officials October meeting, members discussed priorities...
WMFR marine truck

WMFR discusses new goals, vision

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue leadership is ready to tackle the next five years with new goals and an updated vision for the...
ITPO island traffic study

Mayors disappointed with traffic study results

ANNA MARIA - The Sarasota/Manatee Barrier Island Traffic Study has a long way to go before results impress the three Island mayors. After a recent...
King tide floater

King tide a royal pain

BRADENTON BEACH – Anna Maria Island experienced unexpected flooding Friday, Saturday and Sunday due to the natural phenomenon known as the king tide. King tides...

FEMA returns to library this week

HOLMES BEACH - Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will return to Anna Maria Island on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from noon to...
Irma supplies

Helping hands for neighbors

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - For residents who need help recovering from Hurricane Irma, there are islanders here to help. Volunteers and donors also are...
Anna Maria sign post-Irma

What Irma did to AMI

See our photo gallery of hurricane damage on Anna Maria Island.
Cortez Bridge post Irma

Irma forces Island residents to flee

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Before Hurricane Irma arrived with predictions of Category 4 or 5 force winds, many Anna Maria Island residents evacuated to...
Anna Maria Pier post-Irma

Island escapes Irma-geddon

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Hurricane Irma passed over the Island Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning and left in its wake varied degrees of...

Anna Maria Island peeks out after Irma

Hurricane Irma has passed Anna Maria Island without the feared storm surge, allowing islanders to take their first deep breath after a tense few...
Pines Trailer Park post-Irma

Hurricane Irma sweeps Anna Maria Island

Category 2 Hurricane Irma veered away from Anna Maria Island to the east overnight, continuing to head north as a tropical storm. A tropical storm...