Sunday, November 18, 2018

Red tide forecast medium through Monday

Red tide cells
Medium levels of patchy red tide are predicted through at least Monday, Nov. 19 around Anna Maria Island, with high levels to the north and south of the Island, according to the University of South Florida/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Collaboration for...

Veterans Day parade honors military

The city of Anna Maria honored current military service men and women along with our veterans during a moving Veterans Day flag ceremony held...

Sun earns nine statewide awards

The Anna Maria Island Sun was recognized with nine awards in the 2018 Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Competition at a ceremony in...

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BB Officer Straight

Devon Straight joins Bradenton Beach Police Department

BRADENTON BEACH – Nineteen-year-old Devon Straight is Bradenton Beach’s newest police officer. He was sworn in on Thursday morning, Nov. 15, then introduced to the...
holmes beach planning thank you

Planning commissioners consider commercial rezone

HOLMES BEACH – What started out as a potentially simple commercial rezoning request for an office building currently owned and occupied by Mike Norman...



ArtsHOP draws crowds

HOLMES BEACH – The final night of artsHOP was a huge success, as participating stores, art galleries and cash registers were busy. At Waterline Marina...
Symphony on the Sand

Beach alive with sounds of music

BRADENTON BEACH – Clear skies, minimal red tide and the sounds of music from the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra (AMICCO) made...
Island Players Baggage

‘Baggage’ is a madhouse

ANNA MARIA – Over the past 70 years, the Island Players have produced some unusual plays, and “Baggage” by Sam Bobrick is among the...
Christmas on Bridge Street

Holiday events taking shape

BRADENTON BEACH – The Bridge Street Merchants are finalizing their plans for the annual Christmas on Bridge Street holiday celebration taking place this year...


Castles in the Sand

So, you want to be a real estate investor

There's only one thing trickier than real estate investing and that’s - well come to think of it there isn’t anything trickier. When it comes...
Castles in the Sand

Before you sell, become a home historian

Last week was Halloween, and we talked about disclosing everything, even if not required by law, that might be negative about your home to...


Reel Time: Preparing for fall fishing

Fall is here even though it may not feel like it. We still have the windows and doors closed and the AC on, but...

Red tide forecast remains high

High levels of red tide are forecast through at least Monday, Nov. 12 in waters around Anna Maria Island, according to the University of...


Center fall youth soccer

Planet Stone, Bins Be Clean, Sato Real Estate on top

In the final week of the youth soccer regular season, Planet Stone finished in first place for the youngsters making up the eight- to...
sports soccer little cleats

Little cleats, lots of fun

The chill in the air last Tuesday night was paired with the sounds of youth soccer at The Center of Anna Maria Island. Several...


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The Sun election recommendations

Bradenton Beach City Commission Ralph Cole Marilyn Maro Holmes Beach City Commission Pat Morton Holmes Beach Mayor Judy Holmes Titsworth Holmes Beach Charter Review Commission (vote for up to five) Claudia Carlson Nancy Deal Thomas...

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