Sunday, December 9, 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!
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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...

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Buy a Christmas tree, support The Center

Merry Christmas Trees of Bradenton is teaming up with The Center of Anna Maria Island to help make the season brighter for the nonprofit. Michigan...
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Wash Family Construction reaches settlement with city

ANNA MARIA – Wash Family Construction owner Darrin Wash and the city of Anna Maria have agreed to a settlement that exceeds $56,000 for...


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Holiday fun abounds at the Center’s Lester Day

ANNA MARIA – Despite the Florida heat, The Center of Anna Maria Island was transformed Dec. 1 into a winter wonderland for the 17th...
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Bethlehem Walk draws a crowd

ANNA MARIA – The cool temperature Sunday evening was perfect for a walk around the block, and that’s what a group of worshippers did...

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Last call for AMICCO Island concerts

The Anna Maria Island Concert Choir and Orchestra (AMICCO) gets in the holiday spirit with its second and last concert on the Island this...


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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...
Castles in the Sand

Tax overhaul saved one thing

It’s the holiday season and time to concentrate on family, friends and good cheer for all. There’s also one more thing that starts working...


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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

CORTEZ - It’s after Thanksgiving and a cold front has passed through, but what should be mullet season hasn’t really started yet, thanks to...


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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...
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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...


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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