Sunday, March 29, 2020

Boaters adapting to new coronavirus restrictions

Boaters adapting to new coronavirus restrictions
ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Those who went boating on Saturday near Anna Maria Island were among the first to do so following the executive order the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued Friday afternoon. Issued at the direction of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis...

Governor suspends vacation rentals

ANNA MARIA – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has suspended vacation rentals for two weeks. “We’re going to suspend for two weeks any new vacation rentals...
Roser Food Pantry needs your help

Roser Food Pantry needs your help

ANNA MARIA – Serving Anna Maria Island residents and employees, the Roser Food Pantry in Anna Maria needs your help assisting others in need...

Community News

Public boat ramps in Manatee County now closed

Public boat ramps in Manatee County closed

MANATEE COUNTY – In response to the unfolding coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the public boat ramps in Manatee County are now closed to recreational boaters...
Anna Maria seal

Anna Maria issues emergency order prohibiting vacation rental reservations

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy has issued a state of emergency order that temporarily prohibits new reservations being taken for vacation rental stays...


Beach Nutz

Coronavirus concerns cause event cancellations

Coronavirus concerns prompt event cancellations

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – If you were planning on attending an event on Anna Maria Island over the next couple of weeks, your plans...


Coronavirus affecting turtle, bird monitoring

Coronavirus affecting turtle, bird monitoring

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – COVID-19 will keep most Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers off the beaches as sea turtle and...

Reel Time: Any given kind

Some of my fondest memories over the years have been spending time with and experiencing the wit and wisdom of some of fishing’s most...

Photo galleries | Preserves


Local businesses lend a hand to the community

Local businesses lend a hand to the community

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Local businesses are reaching out a helping hand to community members amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Minnie’s Beach Café, at 5360 Gulf...
Castles in the Sand

Just tell me what you want

Remember the movie, “What Women Want” with Mel Gibson about 20 years ago? He suddenly acquired the ability to read women’s minds, not men’s...


Youth flag football finals names three champions

Youth flag football finals names three champions

ANNA MARIA - The youth flag football winter season came to a close March 10 with the three championship games played at The Center...

Excitement in The Center gym with indoor soccer

After a forfeit by Sato Real Estate, giving Slim’s Place a win in the adult indoor soccer league, Gulfview Windows and Doors won their...


Political cartoon


All share the burden

This letter was originally sent to the Holmes Beach Mayor and City Commission. Mayor & Commissioners, I read in the paper there is discussion regarding increasing...

Photo galleries | Sealife

Photo galleries | Staff

Photo galleries

2019 Press Awards

Online News Site; In-Depth Reporting; Environmental Reporting; Commentary; Illustration; Headlines – Florida Press Club
General Excellence; First Amendment Defense; Online Breaking News; Environmental Reporting; Local Government Reporting; Outdoors Reporting; Editorial Cartoon – Florida Press Association

The award-winning ANNA MARIA ISLAND SUN, a weekly newspaper on Florida’s Gulf Coast, is looking for a freelance reporter/photographer to cover events on this tourism-driven island. The ideal candidate will have reporting and photography experience at a community newspaper and have some experience writing for a news website. Local residents or those with previous local knowledge and willing to relocate here a plus. Resumes and cover letters may be emailed to [email protected] or by U.S. Postal Service to The Anna Maria Island Sun, P.O Box 1189, Anna Maria, FL 34216, Attention: Mike Field, publisher.