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Pine Avenue restaurant proposed

ANNA MARIA – On Thursday, May 23, city commissioners are scheduled to discuss the proposed construction of a 45-seat restaurant and residential structure at...
Multi-use trail extension being pursued

Officials pursue multi-use trail extension

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria’s city officials want to fill in the city's share of the gap that still exists between Anna Maria’s multi-use...
Waste Management gets first crack at solid waste contract

Waste Management gets first crack at solid waste contract

ANNA MARIA – Residents may see their trash and recycling bills goes down, but vacation rental owners and Anna Maria business owners may see...
Commissioner shares thoughts on 2019 legislative session

Commissioner shares thoughts on 2019 legislative session

ANNA MARIA – On Sunday, May 12, Anna Maria Commissioner Carol Carter provided an email recap of the Florida Legislature’s recently-concluded 2019 legislative session. “We...
Magistrate rules in city’s favor on noise citation

Magistrate rules in city’s favor on noise citation

ANNA MARIA – In addition to her unregistered Airbnb ruling, Special Magistrate Karla Owens ruled in favor of the city Anna Maria on three...
Dog park renamed in Laurie Crawford’s honor

Dog park renamed in Laurie Crawford’s honor

BRADENTON – The dog park at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton is now the Laurie Crawford Dog Park. Opened in 2000 as the Happy Tails...
Four chosen for chamber scholarships

Four chosen for chamber scholarships

The four members of the Anna Maria Island Scholarship Committee - Bev Lesnick, Wendy Webb, Mike Southwick and Amy Tobin - distributed scholarships to...
Last pier piling driven

Last pier piling driven

ANNA MARIA – The last concrete piling for the new Anna Maria City Pier has been driven and the request for proposals (RFP) to...
Pedal pub proposal falls flat

Pedal bus proposal falls flat

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria commissioners offered no support for a proposed eight-to-12 passenger pedal bus that would allow passengers to drink alcohol while...
Pier pavilion closing temporarily

Pier pavilion closing temporarily

ANNA MARIA – The covered pavilion area near the Anna Maria City Pier construction site will be fenced off and closed to the public...
The Bright Lights

The bright lights of the stage at AME

Anna Maria Elementary second graders performed "Broadway Beat" on Tuesday, March 19, following the PTO dinner from the Columbia Restaurant, thanks to restaurant manager...
Two city pier pilings fail

Two city pier pilings fail

ANNA MARIA – According to Mayor Dan Murphy, two concrete pier pilings recently fractured and the cause of one of the piling fractures remained...
Anna Maria enacts sign moratorium

Anna Maria enacts sign moratorium

ANNA MARIA – An emergency sign moratorium is now in effect in the city of Anna Maria. Enacted by the city commission during an emergency...
Pier change orders requested

Pier change orders requested

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria commissioners denied i+iconSoutheast’s request to extend by nine days the completion date for the construction of the new Anna...
County commissioners tour pier construction site

County commissioners tour pier construction site

ANNA MARIA – Manatee County Commissioners Betsy Benac, Steve Jonsson and Carol Whitmore took a boat tour of the Anna Maria City Pier construction...