Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Auction to benefit Turtle Watch

Auction to benefit Turtle Watch
HOLMES BEACH – Enjoy live music, live and silent auctions and good food at the Second Annual Turtle Watch Wednesday on Sept. 25 from 4-6 p.m. at Hurricane Hanks, 5346 Gulf Drive. A Paradise Realty and Vacation Rentals are teaming up with Hurricane Hanks again...
Benac accepts plea deal in shark dragging case

Benac accepts plea deal in shark dragging case

Updated Sept. 12, 2019 | TAMPA – Robert “Bo” Benac, 30, of Sarasota, agreed to a plea deal this afternoon while appearing before Judge...
Barge damages new Anna Maria City Pier

Barge strikes new Anna Maria City Pier

ANNA MARIA – An i+iconSoutheast construction barge struck and damaged the new Anna Maria City Pier this afternoon. Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy said the...

Community News

Hands Across the Sand oil protest

U.S. House opposes oil drilling

The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills banning oil drilling off the Gulf Coast of Florida and in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans...
TDC members consider Mote funding request

TDC members consider Mote funding request

MANATEE COUNTY – Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium’s leadership is hoping for some funds from the Manatee County Tourist Development Council but TDC members...

Entertainment

All-ladies cast performs ‘Steel Magnolias’

All-female cast performs ‘Steel Magnolias’

The Island Players version of “Steel Magnolias,” by Robert Harling, has an all-female cast, unlike the 1989 movie where Tom Skerrit tried to shoo...

Beach Nutz

Outdoors

Reel Time: Spain – Madrid and Toledo

Reel Time: Spain – Madrid and Toledo

Spain was never on my list of places to travel. When looking for a new destination to explore, Chris and I settled on Portugal...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 539 (beating the 2018 record of 534!) False crawls: 573 Nests hatched: 354 Hatchlings hatched: 23,841 (2018 record: 35,788) Nest disorientations: 52 Related coverage Turtle Watch, resort...

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Business

Castles in the Sand

Luxury ain’t what it used to be

Did you ever feel sorry for the really wealthy real estate owners? Well, we’re at a point in time when there might be just...
Castles in the Sand

The fun and not-so-fun of selling a home

Last week we talked about the fun and not-so-much fun of buying a home. This week we’ll talk a little about selling your home,...

Sports

Adult sports head into the playoffs at The Center

Adult sports head into the playoffs at The Center

As the second week of September comes and goes, the adult athletes at The Center of Anna Maria Island take the competitive action to...
Bowlers escape the heat as they support The Center

Bowlers escape the heat as they support The Center

This year’s LaPensee Plumbing, Pools & Air bowling tournament at Bowlero was the most successful to date, according to The Center’s Director Chris Culhane. Culhane...

Opinion

Political cartoons

 
Concerns raised over horse waste in bay

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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Photo galleries

2019 Florida Press Association awards
General Excellence; First Amendment Defense; Online Breaking News; Environmental Reporting; Outdoors Reporting; Editorial Cartoon