Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Bayfest is coming

Bayfest is coming
ANNA MARIA - It’s beginning to look a lot like fall and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the season’s first festival at Bayfest on Pine Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pine Avenue will be closed...
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Meet the candidate: Rick Hurst

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioner Rick Hurst has his eyes set on a second term after the November election and is hopeful that the city’s...
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Meet the candidate: Carol Soustek

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioner Carol Soustek is seeking a third full term in November when she runs for re-election to one of the city’s...

Community News

Vacation rental advertising ordinance adopted

Vacation rental advertising ordinance adopted

ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria has a new ordinance on misleading advertising as part of its ongoing enforcement of vacation rental...
Mayor delivers state of the city address

Mayor delivers state of the city address

HOLMES BEACH – Mayor Judy Titsworth’s first of two years in office will come to a close in November. To recognize her first year...

Entertainment

Music festival will benefit Wildlife Inc.

Music festival to benefit Wildlife Inc.

The Drift In’s Rock & Blues Festival on Saturday, Nov. 2 will also serve as a fundraiser for Wildlife Inc. Education and Rehabilitation, the...

Beach Nutz

 

Outdoors

Beach renourishment set for spring

Beach renourishment set for spring

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Storms like 2017’s Hurricane Irma have taken their toll on Island beaches, leaving beachgoers less sand for their chairs and...
Local gulls sick, dying

Local gulls sick, dying

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Island resident Jeannie Bystrom, who frequently rescues pelicans tangled in fishing line, found 23 dead laughing gulls on a recent...

Red tide report

Water quality report

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Business

Castles in the Sand

Is homeownership threatened?

For most Americans, their biggest source of wealth is the equity in their homes. But what if you never own a home? What if...
Castles in the Sand

Real estate market disruption

Is there an algorithm in your future? If you’re planning on buying or selling a house, get ready for the future of real estate. In...

Sports

HSH Designs’ kiddos remain undefeated on the pitch

HSH Designs’ kiddos remain undefeated on the pitch

Three games into the regular season and Team HSH Designs looks to be the team to beat in the youth soccer league at The...
Shootout at The Center: Ugly Grouper takes the indoor soccer championship

Shootout at The Center: Ugly Grouper takes indoor soccer championship

ANNA MARIA - The anticipation of 50 minutes of indoor soccer action brought friends, family and league players to The Center of Anna Maria...

Opinion

Political cartoons

 
Concerns raised over horse waste in bay

Letters: Horses on the causeway

I appreciate your article in the Anna Maria Island Sun dealing with potential health concerns of horse fecal matter on the Palma Sola Causeway....

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2019 Florida Press Association awards
General Excellence; First Amendment Defense; Online Breaking News; Environmental Reporting; Outdoors Reporting; Editorial Cartoon