Saturday, May 25, 2019

Non-toxic blue-green algae lingers

Non-toxic blue-green algae lingers
ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Blue-green algae lingers in local waters, but is non-toxic, unlike some places in Florida, according to a Friday, May 24 report from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The report shows that blue-green algae was found in Holmes Beach waters...
Albert Few, the last of 67

Albert Few, the last of 67

The fact that he’s the sole survivor of Cortez’s 67 World War II veterans is a mystery to Albert Few. “I don’t know why that...
Confederate memorial - Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis

County voters to decide Confederate monument’s location

BRADENTON – Next year, Anna Maria Island’s registered voters will help determine the new location for the Confederate memorial erected in front of the...

Community News

Two Holmes Beach police officers honored

HOLMES BEACH - Holmes Beach Police Detective Sergeant Brian Hall and Officer Michael Walker were honored at the 2019 Congressional Law Enforcement Awards on...

Pine Avenue restaurant proposed

ANNA MARIA – On Thursday, May 23, city commissioners are scheduled to discuss the proposed construction of a 45-seat restaurant and residential structure at...


Golfers go full-swing for Blessing Bags Project

Golfers go full-swing for Blessing Bags Project

CORTEZ – Ryan Young and Mike Divietro won the inaugural Nancy Franklin Flippin’ Mullet Open golf tournament that raised more than $16,000 for The...
School turns back the clock

School turns back the clock

HOLMES BEACH – Part of the past was unearthed last week, although it was almost lost forever. A time capsule, buried in 1994, was unearthed...

Beach Nutz

Anna Maria hosting annual Memorial Day salute

Anna Maria hosting annual Memorial Day salute

The city of Anna Maria will host its third annual Memorial Day Patriotic Symphony Salute on Monday, May 27. The Memorial Day event will...


Reel Time: Stripers on the Hooch

The Chattahoochee River has an intimate connection with Florida, one that existed long before I first visited it near its headwaters at Jack’s Knob...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 33 (2018 record: 534) False crawls: 59 Nests hatched: 0 Not hatched: 0 Nests remaining: 0 Hatchlings hatched: 0 (2018 record: 35,788) Nest disorientations: 0 Related coverage Turtle season...
Turtle hatchling

Turtle season is here

Photo galleries | Preserves


Castles in the Sand

What’s in a hurricane name?

Every year at this time we steady our nerves and go forward into hurricane season which tortures us from June 1 to Nov. 30....
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...


Ross Built Construction builds solid win

Ross Built Construction builds solid win

Heading into the second half of the regular season of the adult co-ed soccer season, Gulfview Windows and Doors, led by Ryan Moss, remains...
Sato Real Estate gets their first win

Sato Real Estate gets their first win

Thursday night May 9 the defending adult co-ed soccer champions, Sato Real Estate, took to The Center of Anna Maria Island field against a...


Political cartoons


No winners in noise battle

There are many sides, but no winners in the battle over residential noise on Anna Maria Island. On one side are full-time residents who...

Photo galleries | Sealife

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