Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Anna Maria

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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...
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Four qualify in Anna Maria election

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria’s two-week period to qualify for the city election ended at noon Friday and four candidates will run in the city...
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City proposes state vacation rental law

ANNA MARIA - The city is going on the offensive in fighting for the protection of Florida cities’ home rule rights when it comes...
Anna Maria City Pier

Second pier firm dismissed

ANNA MARIA - During an emergency meeting called by Mayor Dan Murphy, the City Commission decided Monday morning not to enter into negotiations with...
Mary Seine

Celebrating 90 years young with Mary Seine

ANNA MARIA — Mary Seine is officially 90 years young. It was standing room-only April 22 in the Roser Memorial Community Church fellowship hall as...
vacation rental

Committee rules favorably on vacation rental bill

TALLAHASSEE – The vacation rental bill filed by Florida Sen. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) cleared its first obstacle Tuesday afternoon when the Florida Senate’s Regulated...
Anna Maria pier proposal

Pier proposals lack cost estimates

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy opened the three proposals received from firms interested in rehabilitating the Anna Maria City Pier, only to discover...
Robin Mayer, Anna Maria city planner

Anna Maria hires new city planner

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria’s new city planner is Robin Mayer. The city commission unanimously approved the hiring recommendation made by Mayor Dan Murphy at...
Sign of the Mermaid

Mermaid showing no signs of slowing down

ANNA MARIA – Ed Spring wants folks to know that it’s business as usual at his Sign of the Mermaid restaurant, even though the...
Bryce Higgins and Laurie Higgins

Citizens’ efforts assist with arrest

ANNA MARIA – The computer skills of an Island teen and information circulated by some Island moms contributed to the arrest of 20-year-old Richard...