Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Grassy Point reopens to the public

HOLMES BEACH — The gates of Grassy Point Preserve are officially open, at least for the hours between dawn and dusk. City leaders and more...
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...
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Holmes Beach wins Bert Harris victory

HOLMES BEACH — Holmes Beach scores one point in the battle between the city and the Bert Harris Act. City leaders received notice March 22...
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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...
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What it takes to change a bridge timing

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Michael Lieberum, Chief of Bridge Operations for the United States Coast Guard’s Seventh District, explained last week how the bridge...
Mary Fulford Green

Saying goodbye to my first best friend forever

Who is your first best friend? I just submitted the obituary for Jerry Guthrie Cross. She was my first best friend.  She is a...
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...
Thing One and Thing Two

Teachers honor Dr. Seuss

Anna Maria Elementary School second-grade teachers Sandy Fisher and Maggie Payne celebrated Dr. Seuss’s 104th birthday Thursday, March 2, by dressing as characters in...
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Start your child early with voluntary pre-kindergarten

Parents who have children who will be four years old by Sept. 1 and who would like their child to attend a free Voluntary...
Cari Roth

Holmes Beach selects Cari Roth as state lobbyist

HOLMES BEACH — Lobbyist Cari Roth will continue to represent Holmes Beach in the state Legislature to oppose two proposed bills. Holmes Beach commissioners unanimously...
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...
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Second case of ‘funny money’

HOLMES BEACH - For the second time this year, a counterfeit bill has appeared on Anna Maria Island. According to employees at Cupcake Delights, a...
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...
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Commission conditionally approves water ferry service

BRADENTON BEACH - The Sarasota City Commission has unanimously approved a conditional city-issued water taxi permit that will allow Sherman Baldwin and Tevatan LLC...

FDOT approves Holmes Beach speed changes

HOLMES BEACH — It didn’t take long for the Florida Department of Transportation to respond to Holmes Beach commissioners’ request to return the Holmes...