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Bioluminescence dazzles AMI beachgoers

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – The bioluminescent glow coming off the water in recent nights may be related to the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia, according...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Holmes Beach Commissioners approve budget first reading

HOLMES BEACH – The city’s new budget and millage rate has received unanimous support from commissioners during an initial public hearing and vote. Despite Commissioner...

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Farce of Nature’ begins Players’ 75th season with laughs

ANNA MARIA - Director Mike Lusk’s talented cast brings plenty of laughs as the Island Players’ first performance of their historic 75th season hits...

Beach Nutz

Events

Wednesday, Sept. 20 One-on-one tech help, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 2-4 p.m. Town Hall with Manatee County Commissioner George Kruse, Island Branch...

Fourth of July Parade wet, wild fun

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – More than 120 participants in the annual Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July Parade loaded their vehicles with water...

OUTDOORS

Idalia erodes Island beaches

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Hurricane Idalia's storm surge eroded the Island's renourished beaches, but the full extent of the damage and when it will...

Investigation continues into SeaPort Manatee oil spill

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Hurricane Idalia's storm surge eroded the Island's renourished beaches, but the full extent of the damage and when it will...

Suncoast Waterkeeper to host ‘Value of Wetlands’ panel

Development and the environment can be compatible. While I know that might seem like an antithetical statement, when greed and power don’t cloud the...

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BUSINESS

County changes historical property oversight

CORTEZ – A proposal to shift the oversight of historical properties from the Manatee County Clerk’s Office to the Sports and Leisure Division was...

Property owners with equity may tend to overpay

Feeling pretty flush, are you? Most of us who have owned property for several years are pretty happy with the equity we have accumulated....

SPORTS

Adult soccer heats up with two ties, two blowouts

ANNA MARIA – With the sun’s heat pounding on The Center of Anna Maria Island’s field, the two teams slated to play the week’s...

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Letter to the Editor: Garage would ruin appeal of Manatee Beach

This is in response to the Aug. 23 edition of the Anna Maria Island Sun, “Beach parking garage fight continues.” I just want to add...