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A simple gesture

It was a small reminder, really. A simple gesture, intended to make us think about something unthinkable and remember that which we might rather forget. Bradenton...

Get in the game

By Jack Clarke Can you name your city commissioners? Have you made the effort to speak in person to any of them? Many of your elected...

Meeting the Challenge

The kindness of strangers was on full view last week in the 2018 Giving Challenge. The philanthropic fundraiser generated a little more than $11.7 million...
Letter to the Editor

Crossing concerns

Anna Maria Commissioner Amy Tripp made a good point last week when she suggested the $150,000 it would cost to install an automated license...
Farmer's market

Farmer’s market more than just food

Like seasonal fruits and vegetables, the city of Anna Maria’s new farmer’s market is a fleeting pleasure with an expiration date: Tuesday, May 8. The...
AM Pier Firing

Too severe

We are writing on the behalf of Peter Piir, who was terminated Jan. 25 from the city of Anna Maria Public Works Department after...
Cortez bridge looking east

A wake up call on the proposed Cortez Bridge

By Dr. Mary Fulford Green It is believed that if you do not know your history, you are apt to repeat it. I am one...

Some good stuff

Just when you thought there wasn’t any good news for the local fishwrap, along comes some uplifting bits of information. Just take a look at...
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‘The Post’ as inspiration

It’s unlikely that The Anna Maria Island Sun, a family-owned newspaper like the 1971 Washington Post, will ever face an issue as important as...
Lifeguard Rex Beach practices rescue techniques at Coquina Beach.

In good hands

Congratulations to Manatee County Marine Rescue for being named The Florida Beach Patrol Chiefs Association Beach Patrol of the Year. It wasn’t too long ago...
Anna Maria City Pier closed

Grateful on Thanksgiving

I spent a couple of hours on Thanksgiving morning at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria with the former employees of the City Pier Restaurant...
U.S. flag

Don’t forget our veterans

In this week's paper, Cindy Lane features me as I was almost 50 years ago; a Marine in Vietnam. There were no "John Wayne" moments...

The Sun’s election recommendations

Anna Maria City Commission Carol Carter Doug Copeland Dale Woodland Bradenton Beach City Commission Ralph Cole Bradenton Beach mayor John Chappie Bradenton Beach amendments Charter Amendment 1, eliminates wards in city elections:  No Charter...