Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Anna Maria Island

red tide business challenges

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...

Businesses team up for Turtle Watch Wednesday

HOLMES BEACH – As part of their ongoing efforts to offset the economic challenges created by red tide, A Paradise Realty and Vacation Rentals...
Manatee Primary

Bellamy, Servia and Whitmore win primary races

Incumbent Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore won her primary race, incumbent Commissioner Charles Smith lost his and Misty Servia won the District 4 Republican...
Nets to neighbors

‘Nets to Neighbors’ next phase of red tide cleanup

BRADENTON – After one week, Manatee County has ended its contracted canal and waterway cleanup efforts with APTIM and is transitioning to a voluntary...
oil lease map

More Gulf waters leased for oil, gas

Twenty-nine companies bid more than $178 million for the leasing rights to explore and drill for oil and gas under 801,000 acres of the...
Red tide cells

Red tide bloom can affect your health

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Scratchy throats, itchy eyes and coughs persist with the continuing red tide that showed up on Friday, Aug. 3 in...
Dr. Norman staff

Dr. Norman reflects on the past, plans for the future

Dr. John Norman and his staff are preparing to say goodbye as they ready to close the dental practice that has been at its...
Haitian mission

Family reunited with son after Haiti mission

HOLMES BEACH – After finding out that their son, Ben, was able to get out of Haiti amid political unrest, his parents, Beth and...
Brady family and friends Center

Island rallies for celebrated family

ANNA MARIA – Old-timers and new residents turned out Saturday to raise money for Jim and Ronee Brady, owners of the fire-damaged West Coast...
West Coast Surf Shop luau

Luau to benefit West Coast Surf Shop

Hula on over to The Center of Anna Maria Island Saturday, June 30 for a community luau to benefit the Brady family, owners of...
West Coast Surf Shop fire

Community events planned to help local business

Updated June 13, 2018 When the iconic West Coast Surf Shop suffered damage from an electrical fire April 15, community members began searching for ways...
beach storm damage

County assesses beach storm damage

The beaches of Anna Maria Island are in good shape, despite the recent pounding from Subtropical Storm Alberto and last year’s Hurricane Irma. That’s...
AMI Candidate Qualifying

Candidate qualifying takes place in June

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Are you considering running for a city commission seat? If so, the qualifying periods for city commission and mayoral candidates on...
Traffic

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...
naval flare on fire

Combustible flare closes portion of beach

Updated April 13, 2018 ANNA MARIA - A naval flare that washed up on the beach on Wednesday, April 11, injuring a beachgoer, prompted city...