Monday, November 19, 2018

Community News

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Celebrating community at National Night Out

HOLMES BEACH - The rain didn't stop the fun at National Night Out. The annual event drew more than 1,000 people to Holmes Beach City...
Aqua Beruff Vogler

Revised Aqua by the Bay plans approved

BRADENTON – Late Tuesday afternoon, Manatee County Commissioners voted 7-0 in favor of approving the revised Aqua by the Bay general development plans. The approved...
Boat canopies

Boat canopies scheduled for vote

HOLMES BEACH - The showdown between city leaders and residents of Westbay Point and Moorings over boat canopies is finally coming to an end. During...
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...
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Land purchase concerns commissioners

HOLMES BEACH - A potential land purchase by the city is moving forward faster than some commissioners would like. During their Sept. 26 meeting, Holmes...

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...

Hurricane makeup days set

The Manatee County School Board has approved a new schedule to make up for school days lost because of Hurricane Irma. According to the new...
Dads dine

Dads dine

Anna Maria Elementary School participated in “Dads Have Breakfast with Their Kids Day” on Wednesday. More than 30 dads signed up, including West Manatee...

Local couple survives Irma’s worst

BRADENTON BEACH – Chase Purtill and Shawn Wall returned to work last week at the Drift In after a harrowing vacation experience in St....
Flag parade

Peace prevails at Island school

HOLMES BEACH – As conflicts continue in the Middle East and North Korea tries to incite the United States, peace was the subject 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...
Tree house at Angelinos

Tree house still stands tall in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH — The double-decker tree house at Angelinos Sea Lodge remains in its beachfront perch, for now. Despite worries that a hurricane would bring...
Irma supplies

Helping hands for neighbors

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - For residents who need help recovering from Hurricane Irma, there are islanders here to help. Volunteers and donors also are...
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...
Anna Maria sign post-Irma

What Irma did to AMI

See our photo gallery of hurricane damage on Anna Maria Island.