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West Coast Surf Shop luau

Luau to benefit West Coast Surf Shop

Hula on over to The Center of Anna Maria Island Saturday, June 30 for a community luau to benefit the Brady family, owners of...
Holmes Beach planning policy change

Changes proposed for flood prevention policy

HOLMES BEACH – Planning commissioners are hoping members of the public will step up to voice their opinions before a vote is taken to...
Manatee County concession fund

County commissioners approve concession fund request

MANATEE COUNTY – An influx of monies from the excess concession fund is making its way to the three Island cities and The Center...
Jean Peelen

Jean Peelen moves on

HOLMES BEACH – Jean Peelen arrived on Anna Maria Island from the Washington D.C. area 10 years ago. Her sister had died from cancer...
Holmes Beach surf shop fire award Mayor

West Coast Surf Shop employees honored for bravery

HOLMES BEACH – A fire at the West Coast Surf Shop on April 15 turned staff members Kaitlin Kee, Anna Rehorn and Benjamin Webb from...
AMI Candidate Qualifying

Candidate qualifying takes place in June

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Are you considering running for a city commission seat? If so, the qualifying periods for city commission and mayoral candidates on...
Holmes Beach dog park staging area

Plans expand for dog park renovations

HOLMES BEACH – Renovations at the city’s dog park now hinge on City Engineer Lynn Burnett’s master plan for the city park complex. Members of...
Holmes Beach Center funding

Commissioners vote to financially support Center

HOLMES BEACH – After more than a year of tension between the city and The Center of Anna Maria Island, commissioners have agreed to...
dog park funding

Dog park plans ready for commission presentation

HOLMES BEACH – The plans have been several months in the making but now members of the parks and beautification committee have a date...
Flooded street in Holmes Bea

Protecting Holmes Beach from rising tides

HOLMES BEACH – Stories of climate change and sea level rise may soon be more than just cautionary tales for Island property owners, but...
Deborah Wing

Wing child abuse charge dropped

HOLMES BEACH – The child abuse charge levied against former Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce President Deb Wing has been dropped. The charge stemmed...
Waterline fishing tournament group

Waterline hosts Kings for Kids Fishing Tournament

The Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club in Holmes Beach hosted its first Kings for Kids Fishing Tournament April 21 in Holmes Beach. The...
Holmes Beach noise

Commissioners to revisit noise ordinance

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners aren’t sure how they’re going to amend the city’s noise ordinance to help residents with ongoing issues, but they all...
Natalie Almeter

Island daughter a future diva

HOLMES BEACH – Natalie Almeter has always loved music. A few years ago, she sang in front of her mother’s store, Irene’s Resort Wear,...
Holmes Beach Skate Park plans

Skate park plans scrapped by users

HOLMES BEACH – Members of the local skateboarding community aren’t happy with designs for the rehabilitation of the city’s skate park, but they’re willing...