Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Anna Maria

Strickland fired

Flood insurance discounts jeopardized

ANNA MARIA – Building Official Jimmy Strickland has been terminated for inactions that could result in higher flood insurance premiums for property owners in...
Pier reunion

Pier closing leaves lasting impact

ANNA MARIA – The former employees of the restaurant and adjoining bait shop on the Anna Maria City Pier gathered Thanksgiving morning at the...
Kaleta Settlement

Kaleta to receive $1 million settlement

ANNA MARIA – Developer Shawn Kaleta and his Beach to Bay construction company will receive a $1 million payment according to settlement terms negotiated...
Anna Maria Veterans Day parade

Old Soldiers and Sailors parade honors vets

ANNA MARIA - The inaugural Old Soldiers and Sailors Veterans Day parade delighted cheering crowds lining Pine Avenue on Friday, Nov. 10. A bagpiper and...
Anna Maria Pier Planks

Pier plank plan pending

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy is working on a plan to reuse the engraved wooden planks on the Anna Maria City Pier. The planks...
Latvala cancels parade appearance

Latvala cancels parade appearance

ANNA MARIA – Amidst accusations of sexual harassment, Florida Sen. Jack Latvala has bowed out of the city of Anna Maria’s “Old Soldiers &...
Anna Maria Elections Carter Wins

Incumbents sweep Anna Maria elections

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria voters want incumbent City Commissioners Carol Carter, Doug Copeland and Dale Woodland to serve additional two-year terms in office,...
Anna Maria shade sails

Shade sails hoisted

The $84,975 shade sail structure is now in place at City Pier Park in Anna Maria. "I think it adds a dramatic look to the...
Anna Maria Pier design firm

Preliminary plans call for modern pier

ANNA MARIA – The new Anna Maria City Pier will feature concrete pilings and beams, plastic composite decking, and come with an estimated $3.4...
Anna Maria seal

Sun to host Anna Maria candidates forum

ANNA MARIA - The Sun will host a candidates forum featuring the four Anna Maria City Commission candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 11. The forum will begin...
Anna Maria City Pier Planks

Commission discusses pier planks and funding

ANNA MARIA – Efforts will be made to preserve the engraved planks on the Anna Maria City Pier that feature dedications and remembrances of...
Bike trail

Multi-use trail included in Anna Maria budget

ANNA MARIA – The City Commission has adjusted its 2017-18 fiscal year budget to include $71,000 for a multi-use bike and pedestrian trail. Based on...
Anna Maria City Pier

Anna Maria City Pier to remain closed

Updated Sept. 26, 2017 ANNA MARIA – The Anna Maria City Pier will be closed for at least a year due to damage inflicted by...
Wedding post-Irma

Forget it Irma – the wedding is on!

ANNA MARIA – Hurricane Irma almost played spoiler for one Indiana couple who had been planning their Monday evening wedding at the Sandbar restaurant...
Deputies honored

Anna Maria deputies honored

ANNA MARIA – It was a bittersweet honor for the two Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies who were first to respond to a drowning...