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Freckled Fin purchase

New owners take over The Freckled Fin

HOLMES BEACH – If you’ve noticed any changes at The Freckled Fin since Oct. 1 it might be due to the restaurant’s new ownership. Holmes...
Castles in the Sand

Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie

Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie may sound like the title of the newest coming of age beach read, but that couldn’t be further from what...

Island cities prepare for Hurricane Michael

Updated Oct. 9 - ANNA MARIA ISLAND – As Hurricane Michael approaches Florida’s west coast, local officials are making storm preparations. Lt. John Cosby serves...
Red tide map

Red tide continues to lessen

Today’s report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) shows that red tide decreased in waters off Anna Maria Island during the...
Spring Lake

Spring Lake pollution continues to be a problem

HOLMES BEACH – After residents voiced their concerns to city hall, Mayor Bob Johnson said the city plans to address the issues at Spring...
Red Tide SBA loans

Economic injury loans available

Greg Dawson, Public Affairs Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Disaster Assistance Field Operations met with a group of Bradenton...
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Commission candidates discuss city issues

BRADENTON BEACH – Incumbent commissioners Ralph Cole and Marilyn Maro, former Scenic WAVES Committee chair Tjet Martin and former Planning and Zoning Board member...
bayfest Soul R Coaster 2017

Bayfest on track

HOLMES BEACH – Vendors are still calling the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce about the upcoming 18th Annual Bayfest celebration, in spite of...
Anna Maria multi-use trail barricade

Multi-use trail to open along Gulf Drive

ANNA MARIA – It’s been years in the making. The city’s multi-year project to create a multi-use trail along its city streets and through...
Anna Maria pier mock up

Anna Maria approves final budget, raises taxes

ANNA MARIA – It’s going to be more expensive to live in Anna Maria. The City Commission unanimously approved the city’s 2018-19 annual budget...
Hayward cup champs

Hayward Cup champions: Sato Real Estate eeks out the final win

The adult co-ed soccer season at The Center finished on schedule despite the seasonal rains, doubling up Thursday night with the last semi-final game...
center golf carts

Center scores a hole in one with golf tournament

The Center of Anna Maria Island hosted its annual golf tournament Sept. 27, and 28 teams of four came out to The Links at...

Reel Time: Sarasota Bay Watch active during red tide

Sarasota Bay Watch (SBW) is committed to the health of the bay and has been working tirelessly to help people find ways to feel...
Red Tide Banyas Request

Red tide fishing request denied

CORTEZ – Commercial fisherman and Cortez businessman John Banyas came up short in his attempt to get the state-issued special activity license that he...

Police officers doing their job

By William L. Tokajer Holmes Beach Chief of Police As I watch this election season come upon us, I do so with disbelief as to the...