Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Sun staff wins seven state awards

ST. PETERSBURG – Anna Maria Island Sun staffers earned seven awards in the 2018-19 Florida Press Association Weekly Newspaper Contest at the 2019 Florida Media Conference on July 12. Awards include general excellence, online breaking news and defense of the First Amendment. First place in the...
First hatchlings of season disoriented on Fourth

First hatchlings of season disoriented on Fourth

HOLMES BEACH – Sea turtle hatchlings whose dash to freedom on Independence Day was spoiled by lights got a police escort to the Gulf...
Blue-green algae warning signs coming

Blue-green algae warning signs coming

BRADENTON – The Florida Department of Health plans to post caution signs at the boat ramp on the Braden River at State Road 64...

Community News

Sunshine trial gets underway

Sunshine trial gets underway

BRADENTON – The Sunshine Law lawsuit involving the city of Bradenton Beach and six former city advisory board members is underway. The civil trial began...
Metz deposed in Sunshine lawsuit

Metz deposed in Sunshine lawsuit

BRADENTON – Former Planning and Zoning Board member and Sunshine Law lawsuit defendant John Metz has been deposed, but his computer may be subjected...

Entertainment

BEACH NUTZ

Beach Nutz

   
Breanne crowned karaoke champ

Breanne crowned karaoke champ

BRADENTON – Cortez Kitchen employee and Bradenton resident Shannon Breanne recently won the Suncoast Entertainment Karaoke Contest. The seven-week contest took place at the Joyland...

Outdoors

Where's Bortie Too

Where’s Bortie Too?

HOLMES BEACH - Bortie Too has laid her second nest on Anna Maria Island at 66th Street,  Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird...
Reel Time: Waterkeeper Alliance holding polluters accountable

Reel Time: Waterkeeper Alliance holding polluters accountable

The Waterkeeper Alliance is the largest and fastest growing nonprofit that is exclusively focused on clean water. The Alliance works to preserve and protect...
Home sweet shell

Home sweet shell

Where’s Bortie Too?

Photo galleries | Preserves

Business

Castles in the Sand

Are you as smart as a private equity firm?

The phrase, “follow the money,” goes back to the Watergate era as a method to shed light on corrupt activities by looking at money...
Beach umbrella

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

Youth indoor soccer teams battle at The Center

Youth indoor soccer teams battle at The Center

Getting out of the heat of the summer, The Center’s gym is filled with soccer enthusiasts to play and watch indoor soccer Island style....
Hayward Cup champions crowned

Hayward Cup champions crowned

The spring 2019 adult co-ed soccer season came to a close last Thursday night June 27 with three spectator-pleasing games. With the inevitable back-to-back...

Opinion

Political cartoons

       

Ahead of the curve

Another school year has come and gone with no harmful incidents to students or staff at Anna Maria Elementary School (AME). In this day and...

Photo galleries | Sealife

Photo galleries | Staff

Photo galleries

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