Tuesday, November 12, 2019

County moves to regulate horses in bay

Pinellas County bans water horses
PALMA SOLA BAY – Taking a cue from Pinellas County, Manatee County commissioners have voted 7-0 to have the county attorney’s office investigate regulating horseback riding in sensitive waters in the county, including Palma Sola Bay. Pinellas commissioners banned horses from aquatic preserves in that...
Local woman hospitalized for necrotizing fasciitis

Local woman hospitalized for necrotizing fasciitis

BRADENTON – Bradenton resident Kelli Brown Whitehead was recently hospitalized and diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis. Whitehead’s family members suspect but have not confirmed that Whitehead’s...
Net ban at 25: Still stings, still opposed

Net ban at 25: Still stings, still opposed

CORTEZ – Red tide, blue-green algae, global warming, sea rise, sewage spills and oil spills combined don’t antagonize commercial fishermen as much as one...

Community News

Anna Maria voters decide fates of three charter amendments

Anna Maria voters decide fates of three charter amendments

ANNA MARIA – In the city elections that concluded Tuesday, Nov. 5, Anna Maria voters adopted three charter amendments proposed by the Charter Review Commission. Running...
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Bradenton Beach candidates win, running unopposed

BRADENTON BEACH – Running unopposed, Mayor John Chappie, Commissioner Jake Spooner and former Commissioner Jan Vosburgh each claimed two-year commission terms in a city...

Entertainment

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Music festival assists Wildlife Inc.

Music festival assists Wildlife Inc.

BRADENTON BEACH – The Drift In, its patrons, the local business community and some local musicians raised $4,665 for Wildlife Inc. during Saturday’s Drift...

Stone crabs here; festival coming

CORTEZ – They’ve been bringing in stone crab claws to the Cortez docks since the season began on Oct. 15, and now, the historic...
Bayfest 2.0 carries on despite Nestor

Bayfest 2.0 carries on despite Nestor

ANNA MARIA – As the wind whipped across the Island Friday, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce President Terry Kinder knew that Bayfest, the...

Outdoors

Watch out for manatees on the move

Watch out for manatees on the move

When the first cold front hits this month, manatees will be on the move, heading towards warmer waters in Florida’s springs and near power...
Reel Time: Autres poisson

Reel Time: Autres poisson

When you read about fly fishing in the Georgia mountains, the story usually centers on trout. Whether it’s rainbow trout, brown trout or native...

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Business

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Are condos the future of housing?

In case you haven’t noticed, interest rates are low, real low. Most rates for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage are hovering around 4% based on...
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Tourist tax collections 2019

Here's a look at tourist tax collections in Anna Maria Island's three cities. Numbers reflect the approximate change from the same month in the...

Sports

Flynn versus Flynn: Battles on The Center pitch continue

Flynn versus Flynn: Battles on The Center pitch continue

The historical relationship between team sponsor and owner-player has changed over the last few years as the interest in being a business sponsor at...
Former Island coach named to Hall of Fame

Former Island coach named to Hall of Fame

Family legacy does not make one a Hall-of-Famer. Hard work, sacrifice, dedication and success paves the way to the accolade. Will “Scheny” Schenerlein, former recreation...

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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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