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Castles in the Sand

Are you as smart as a private equity firm?

The phrase, “follow the money,” goes back to the Watergate era as a method to shed light on corrupt activities by looking at money...
An AMI Fourth of July

Century old Ford still parading

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - It was 1919 and the world was recovering from its first world war and planting the seeds for a second....
Home sweet shell

Home sweet shell

Seashells are fun to find, but should you take them home? It’s actually illegal to take some shells, and it may be bad for the...
Blue-green algae warning signs coming

Blue-green algae warning signs coming

BRADENTON – The Florida Department of Health plans to post caution signs at the boat ramp on the Braden River at State Road 64...
Surprise - more fireworks tonight!

Surprise – more fireworks tonight!

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Don't pack up those American flag swim trunks and those red, white and blue beach chairs yet - the Fourth...
An AMI Fourth of Julyvideo

An AMI Fourth of July

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - On the Fourth of July on AMI, there was plenty of action - watching the parade, enjoying hot dogs at...

Ugly Grouper worker carried Hepatitis A

Updated July 5 - HOLMES BEACH - The Manatee County Health Department has identified a case of Hepatitis A in a food service worker...
Island Fourth of July 101

Island Independence Day 101

Independence Day comes when things are slow on Anna Maria Island. Those who have not experienced this holiday on the Island would be wise...
More changes proposed for VRC program

More changes proposed for VRC program

HOLMES BEACH – At their June 27 work session, commissioners continued the discussion on how to amend the city’s vacation rental certificate program ordinance,...
HardiePlank selected for pier building exteriors

HardiePlank selected for pier building exteriors

ANNA MARIA – City commissioners have decided the exteriors of the new pier restaurant and bait shop buildings will be covered with HardiePlank lap...
Hayward Cup champions crowned

Hayward Cup champions crowned

The spring 2019 adult co-ed soccer season came to a close last Thursday night June 27 with three spectator-pleasing games. With the inevitable back-to-back...
Castles in the Sand

Real independence

July 4 is Independence Day, representing this country’s desire to be independent of not only the British but also to be self-sufficient, able to...
Florida flotsam washes up on European beaches

Florida flotsam washes up on European beaches

Updated July 5, 2019 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Visitors to this resort island say it all the time when meeting folks from far-flung...

Reel Time: Dog days strategies

Dog days (Latin: diēs caniculārēs) are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the Northern Hemisphere, the dog days of summer are most...
Bradenton Beach to receive $2 million in state funds

Bradenton Beach to receive $3 million in state funds

Updated June 26, 2019 - BRADENTON BEACH – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed off on more than $3 million in state funds for...