Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Island business awards announced

CORTEZ – It was a bittersweet honor for John Horne on Friday night at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Ceremony and Board of Directors Installation at the Seafood Shack. Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island co-directors Judy Rup and Dennis Schuermann...

Veterans Day parade honors military

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

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...

Community News

Bradenton beach swearing in Cole

Cole and Maro sworn in

BRADENTON BEACH – As a result of their successful re-election bids, incumbent City Commissioners Ralph Cole and Marilyn Maro were sworn into their new...

License plate readers coming to Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – It’s official, a five-camera license plate recognition system is coming to the city and it’s only costing $105,240 for 5 years,...

Entertainment

Lester Family Fun Day 2017

Old-fashioned family fun for the holidays

ANNA MARIA - A family tradition is returning to The Center of Anna Maria Island just in time for the holidays. The 17th Annual Lester Family...

Tree lighting Saturday

BRADENTON BEACH – The annual lighting of the Bridge Street Merchants’ Christmas tree is scheduled for approximately 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. There had...
Bethlehem Walk

Relive Christmas at the Bethlehem Walk

ANNA MARIA - The Roser Community Church Bethlehem Walk will be held at the church at 512 Pine Ave. starting at 6:30 p.m. on...
Bradenton Beach Boat Parade

Holiday boat parade sets sail

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach Marina president Mike Bazzy invites boaters to participate in the inaugural Bradenton Beach Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec....

Business

Castles in the Sand

Condo special assessments

Owning property is nothing short of waiting for the unexpected to happen. Whether you own a single-family home or live in a condominium community,...
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...

Outdoors

Mullet fishing tournament Winner

Jeffries wins mullet tournament

CORTEZ – Cortez resident Kenny Jeffries won the Fifth Annual Flippin’ Mullet Sports Bar Mullet Fishing Tournament at the Swordfish Grill in Cortez on...
reel time Clam Drop

Reel Time: Sarasota Bay Watch clams survive red tide

Sarasota Bay Watch (SBW) is excited that the clams they introduced into Sarasota Bay this past summer survived the recent red tide outbreak, an...

Sports

championship team bins be clean

Top teams take the championship

Teams Planet Stone and Bins Be Clean win it all in The Center of Anna Maria Island's fall youth soccer league championship game. The top...
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...

Opinion

Political cartoons

 
Awards

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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