Monday, February 18, 2019
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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...
Letter to the Editor

Speak up about formula stores

The Holmes Beach commissioners are currently writing the permanent ordinance which will regulate additional chains and formula stores in Holmes Beach. At this point,...
Letter to the Editor

Fake news is fake issue

It is often said that history repeats itself. The world has had to put up with cruel, depraved, and vicious leaders who act “in...

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...
Letter to the Editor

Thank goodness

As a 48-year resident of this great place, just wanted to say how proud I am that almost all our Islanders left during Hurricane...
Letter to the Editor

A job well done

Bradenton Beach was minimally impacted by colossal Hurricane Irma, but our preparedness and follow-up was unmatched by any community in the state. Lt. John Cosby,...
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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...

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...
Letter to the Editor

City should end lawsuit

I am a resident of Holmes Beach, and a city commissioner. Normally I would not comment on any actions taken by a neighboring city....
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...
Go ahead, look into The Sun

A new venue emerges

These have been exciting times for those of us here at The Sun newspaper. We had a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse Monday afternoon - though...
Letter to the Editor


Congratulations on your well-deserved, top award for your outstanding newspaper. You certainly deserve this honor. Dick and Margie Motzer Holmes Beach