Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Boaters adapting to new coronavirus restrictions

Boaters adapting to new coronavirus restrictions
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Those who went boating on Saturday near Anna Maria Island were among the first to do so following the executive order the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued Friday afternoon. Issued at the direction of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis...

Governor suspends vacation rentals

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ANNA MARIA – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has suspended vacation rentals for two weeks. “We’re going to suspend for two weeks any new vacation rentals...
Roser Food Pantry needs your help

Roser Food Pantry needs your help

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ANNA MARIA – Serving Anna Maria Island residents and employees, the Roser Food Pantry in Anna Maria needs your help assisting others in need...

Community News

Last call for Brad Lisk

Last call for Brad Lisk

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Anna Maria Island lost a true friend and a champion of the people when Brad Lisk passed away on Wednesday,...
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Mayor requests temporary end to vacation rentals

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HOLMES BEACH – Mayor Judy Titsworth has issued an official request to stop all new vacation rentals in the city in response to the...

Entertainment

Beach Nutz

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Coronavirus concerns cause event cancellations

Coronavirus concerns prompt event cancellations

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND – If you were planning on attending an event on Anna Maria Island over the next couple of weeks, your plans...

Outdoors

It’s only common sense

Reel Time: It’s only common sense 

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I’ve resisted writing about the Covid-19 threat and how it affects fishing and our lives here in Florida. Until now. Why the change? I...
Coronavirus affecting turtle, bird monitoring

Coronavirus affecting turtle, bird monitoring

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND – COVID-19 will keep most Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers off the beaches as sea turtle and...

Reel Time: Any given kind

Protecting paradise

Photo galleries | Preserves

Business

Castles in the Sand

April real estate fools

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Well here we are; it’s April 1st, April Fools’ Day, and most of us are camping out in our homes while some of the...
Local businesses lend a hand to the community

Local businesses lend a hand to the community

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Local businesses are reaching out a helping hand to community members amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Minnie’s Beach Café, at 5360 Gulf...

Sports

Youth flag football finals names three champions

Youth flag football finals names three champions

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ANNA MARIA - The youth flag football winter season came to a close March 10 with the three championship games played at The Center...

Excitement in The Center gym with indoor soccer

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After a forfeit by Sato Real Estate, giving Slim’s Place a win in the adult indoor soccer league, Gulfview Windows and Doors won their...

Opinion

Political cartoon

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All share the burden

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This letter was originally sent to the Holmes Beach Mayor and City Commission. Mayor & Commissioners, I read in the paper there is discussion regarding increasing...

Photo galleries | Sealife

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2019 Press Awards

Online News Site; In-Depth Reporting; Environmental Reporting; Commentary; Illustration; Headlines – Florida Press Club
General Excellence; First Amendment Defense; Online Breaking News; Environmental Reporting; Local Government Reporting; Outdoors Reporting; Editorial Cartoon – Florida Press Association

The award-winning ANNA MARIA ISLAND SUN, a weekly newspaper on Florida’s Gulf Coast, is looking for a freelance reporter/photographer to cover events on this tourism-driven island. The ideal candidate will have reporting and photography experience at a community newspaper and have some experience writing for a news website. Local residents or those with previous local knowledge and willing to relocate here a plus. Resumes and cover letters may be emailed to [email protected] or by U.S. Postal Service to The Anna Maria Island Sun, P.O Box 1189, Anna Maria, FL 34216, Attention: Mike Field, publisher.