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Traffic snarls at Gulf Drive construction zones

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Along the Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach border, residents and visitors alike are finding themselves stuck in something reminiscent of winter season...
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Traffic woes plague Island drivers

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Everyone who’s driven on the Island during winter season months knows that a little extra time and a lot of...
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Easter sunrise service set at beach

The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will sponsor the 54th annual Easter sunrise service at Manatee County Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes...

Recycling woes plague Island city

HOLMES BEACH – Recycling is one way people can feel like they’re doing their part to help save the Earth. Unfortunately, some of the...
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Low plane flights cause buzz on Island

Updated March 8, 2018 - Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer reports that after the publication of this story, the pilot, Hans Brown, agreed...
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WMFR commissioners seek legislative change

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners didn’t get quite what they bargained for when Attorney Jim Dye appeared before them to discuss the...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...