Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas parade spreads joy

The 2018 Anna Maria Island Christmas parade spread peace, joy, friendship and fun all over the Island this morning! After the parade, families followed Santa's sleigh to Coquina Beach for the annual Privateers after-party, where kids met the big man himself!
Turkey vultures

Red tide continues to fluctuate

Medium levels of red tide are predicted through at least Monday, Dec. 10 on Anna Maria Island, according to the University of South Florida/Florida...

Hunters have bird lovers crying ‘foul’ at Perico Preserve

PERICO PRESERVE – It’s a cool, sunny, Thanksgiving weekend day and you’re walking along the path at Perico Preserve looking at the butterflies and...

Community News

Bradenton Beach day dock settlement

CRA reaches settlement with Technomarine

BRADENTON BEACH – The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and Technomarine have negotiated a settlement agreement that if fulfilled should result in the installation of...
Holmes Beach Christmas tree

Holmes Beach gets a Christmas tree

HOLMES BEACH – After the idea of having a live Christmas tree came up in the October parks and beautification committee meeting, it didn’t...


Anna Maria Holiday of Treasures elf

Holiday of Treasures Open House is Friday

ANNA MARIA – As part of the Holiday of Treasures Open House, Anna Maria merchants invite folks to stroll through the city and enjoy...

Celebrate Christmas on Bridge Street

BRADENTON BEACH – The Bridge Street Merchants will host their annual Christmas on Bridge Street holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 4-6:30 p.m. The holiday...
AMICCO chorus orchestra

AMICCO performs holiday music

Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra’s first concert of the 2018-2019 season, “An Island Christmas,” opened with seasonal selections chosen to put everyone...
chamber tree lighting music

Crowds celebrate in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – It was a celebration of community and the start of the holiday season as residents and visitors alike gathered for the...


Castles in the Sand

No Christmas gifts for foreign buyers

Almost a year ago, I wrote a column about the proliferation of buyers from other countries coming into the state of Florida. Florida at...
Beach umbrella

Tourist tax collections 2018

The local 5 percent tourist tax is collected from owners of accommodations rented for six months or less who charge the tax to their...


reel time Seagrass

Reel Time: Sarasota Bay seagrasses take a big hit

I don’t have to remind anyone of the devastation the red tide wrought in our bays and Gulf. Images of dumpsters stuffed with fish,...
reel time Kids for Clean Water

Reel Time: Kids for Clean Water

All of us who live on the Gulf coast have been impacted by the recent red tide and the unprecedented death of dolphins, sea...

Mullet off to slow start


Center of Anna Maria Island adult soccer kick

Sato Real Estate on top again

The last regular season co-ed adult soccer game ended Thursday night with Lancaster Design pulling out the big win over Jiffy Lube. After Moss Builders...
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Adult co-ed soccer heats up in the night chill

The temperatures dropped while the competition on the Island pitch heated up Thursday night in the adult soccer league. With one game left in the...


Political cartoons


Fair or foul?

Part of a true sportsman’s enjoyment of any sport is knowing you have won or lost while playing by the rules. Florida’s duck hunting rules...

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