Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Hurricane relief drive taking place in Cortez

CORTEZ – The Swordfish Grill, the Cortez Bait & Seafood Company, The Blessing Bags Project and the Service Industry Relief Festivities (SIRF) organization are teaming up to provide supplies to Floridians impacted by Hurricane Michael. The relief efforts are set to begin at 9 a.m....

Tourism winter cure campaign set to launch

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Manatee County’s new tourism marketing campaign will run from November through the winter tourist season to counteract the loss of...
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Hurricane Michael could make red tide better – or worse

Updated Oct. 16 - Hurricane Michael’s violent churning in the Gulf of Mexico could break up the red tide bloom that has affected Southwest...

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County Commission candidates address campaign issues

Anna Maria Island and Cortez voters will help determine the winner of the District 6, at-large County Commission race between incumbent commissioner Carol Whitmore...
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New plans emerge for city field

HOLMES BEACH – Though commissioners didn’t approve City Engineer Lynn Burnett’s entire layout for the city field complex, they did combine her plan and...
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Bayfest on track

HOLMES BEACH – Vendors are still calling the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce about the upcoming 18th Annual Bayfest celebration, in spite of...


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New owners take over The Freckled Fin

HOLMES BEACH – If you’ve noticed any changes at The Freckled Fin since Oct. 1 it might be due to the restaurant’s new ownership. Holmes...
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Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie

Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie may sound like the title of the newest coming of age beach read, but that couldn’t be further from what...


Turtle season soars into record books

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – The 2018 sea turtle season on Anna Maria Island is a record-breaking success, due to the turtles and the volunteers...
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Air sampling for red tide toxins

Mote Marine Laboratory scientists and the Florida Department of Health are now taking air samples 8-10 miles from Sarasota County beaches to measure how...
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Youth soccer takes to the pitch for another season

The 8-10-year-old age group is a tight three-team league with Planet Stone currently on top with a record of 2-1-1 Ugly Grouper is right behind...
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Hayward Cup champions: Sato Real Estate eeks out the final win

The adult co-ed soccer season at The Center finished on schedule despite the seasonal rains, doubling up Thursday night with the last semi-final game...


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Police officers doing their job

By William L. Tokajer Holmes Beach Chief of Police As I watch this election season come upon us, I do so with disbelief as to the...

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Holmes Beach police are searching for this man who was videotaped stealing campaign signs for mayoral candidate Judy Titsworth from a shopping plaza in the 5300 block of Gulf Drive around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. If you have any information, call 941-708-5807.
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