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Good times

Congratulations to The Anna Maria Island Privateers for staging another great Fourth of July parade, bringing together neighbors and visitors for a wonderful day...

I am the media

The news media “is the enemy of the American people.” President Donald J. Trump Dear Mr. President: I first read that quote last year when you sent...

Speaking for the silent

Lately it seems that a challenge is issued every few days against the media. Someone is always trying to silence our voices, the voices...

Slaying the messenger

For as many years as we have had a free press, journalists have been protected by an unwritten code that essentially says, “Don’t slay...

Part of the job

A long, long time ago at a newspaper not so far away, two Tampa Tribune reporters did their job and wrote some stories. One was...

Journalism at its finest

Kudos to the staff of the Annapolis, Md.-based Capital Gazette for putting out a newspaper the morning after five of their friends and co-workers...

Follow the charter

Knowing they were potentially subjecting the city to another lawsuit, four of Bradenton Beach’s five city commission members displayed political courage last week when...

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...

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...
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...