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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...

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...
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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...
CNOBB ill-advised efforts

Ill-advised efforts

In 1969, famed New York columnist Jimmy Breslin wrote a novel called “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.” In 2017, Breslin’s catch-phrase could be...
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Reclaim your joy

Mass shootings, hurricanes, national anthem protests, divisive national politics, further attacks on home rule rights by the state Legislature, noisy neighbors, traffic jams, local...
Go ahead, look into The Sun

Fast forward

It’s The Anna Maria Island Sun’s 18th birthday on Sept. 27, and, like most newly-minted adults, we are eagerly looking ahead to our future. To...
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What I learned from Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma was a teachable moment for those who had never experienced a major hurricane and for those who had. My wife, Amy, and I...
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Near miss

It may not have been as disastrous as feared, but Hurricane Irma's impact on Anna Maria Island is something few will soon forget. As of...
Hurricane Harvey

That could be us

The images are becoming more and more difficult to watch. As Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast over the weekend, it dumped unbelievable...
Welcome to the SUN

Welcome to The SUN!

Solar eclipse or not, go ahead - look into The Sun! The Anna Maria Island Sun is happy to announce its redesigned website with all...