Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Beaches to get new sand

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Island beaches are scheduled to get new sand, beginning with a minor repair to Coquina Beach this year, followed by a major project on Coquina Beach and Holmes Beach next year. Sand from the dredging of Longboat Pass will be placed...

Food, fun, fine at fishing festival

CORTEZ – The 37th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival was as packed as a can of sardines today thanks to good weather, good food,...

FISH Preserve a dream come true

CORTEZ – A dream fueled by the true grit of Cortez commercial fishing families has grown to 100 acres of prime Sarasota bayfront land...

Community News

Dog park construction on hold

Dog park construction on hold

HOLMES BEACH – A new large dog park is on the way, but construction isn’t scheduled to begin any time soon. City Engineer Lynn Burnett...
Mayor calls out residents for noise complaints

Mayor calls out residents for noise complaints

HOLMES BEACH – In a surprise move, Mayor Judy Titsworth not only publicly named two residents who called her to report noise issues but...



Eric Von Band releases new CD

CORTEZ - Local musician Eric Von has a new CD, released the first day of the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival on Saturday and coming...
Marshall Tucker Band comes to Anna Maria

Marshall Tucker Band comes to Anna Maria

It’s not an April Fool’s joke. The Marshall Tucker Band is coming to The Center of Anna Maria Island for a one-night-only intimate show...

Beach Nutz


De Soto Memorial a haven for history, nature

BRADENTON – De Soto National Memorial is open, now that another federal government shutdown has been averted. The park had closed its exhibits and programs...


Reel Time: Fly fishing strategy – pothole savvy

Fly fishing is a sport that rewards the angler who carefully considers his prey and pays attention to the conditions and terrain that they...
Red Tide Report

Red tide in air; water clear

Updated Feb. 15, 2019 | ANNA MARIA ISLAND – No red tide is predicted for Manatee County waters through Monday, Feb. 18, according to today’s report...

Photo galleries | Preserves


Castles in the Sand

A home’s equity is sometimes subjective

Are you familiar with the expression, “The happiest days of a boat owner’s life are the day he buys the boat and the day...
Surf Shop reopens

Surf Shop reopens

HOLMES BEACH - West Coast Surf Shop, 3902 Gulf Drive, just south of Manatee Beach, is back in business following a fire on April...


Blue Lagoon cleaned up on the field

Blue Lagoon cleaned up on the field

In the final games of the regular season for the high school boys that play on the gridiron at The Center, Team Cloud Pest...
Football futures constructed by Moss Builders

Football futures constructed by Moss Builders

The Center of Anna Maria Island's youth sports program has always been known as the place to have fun, play sports and develop athletic...


Political cartoons

Sun Person Murphy

Dan Murphy is Sun’s Person of the Year

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy is The Sun’s 2018 Person of the Year. Working with the city commission, city staff and outside...

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