Two 15th-century wooden sailing ship replicas passed Anna Maria Island today in the Gulf of Mexico. The Nina and the Pinta left Regatta Pointe Marina...
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee approved a bill today that would prevent local governments from banning plastic straws while the...
BRADENTON – When Chief Tom Sousa retires from the district in October, West Manatee Fire Rescue will have a new chief in Battalion Chief...
A team of five Anna Maria Elementary (AME) fifth-graders earned first place in the Manatee County School District’s countywide “Battle of the Books” competition...
Budweiser Brewery's signature advertising logo - a bright red wagon with brass accessories pulled by a team of husky Clydesdale horses - visited Anna...
BJ Thomas performed at The Center of Anna Maria Island on Thursday night, including his hits, "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" from "Butch...
HOLMES BEACH – If you were green with envy on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s only because you weren’t at the Island’s annual Beach Bistro...
ANNA MARIA ISLAND – The 26th Annual Tour of Homes was so popular that attendees sometimes found themselves waiting for up to 10 minutes...
Many of us take the tackle we fish with for granted, but it wasn’t long ago that anglers didn’t have the choices we have...
No two people are more knowledgeable about the origins of modern saltwater fly tackle than Lefty Kreh (passed in 2018) and Flip Pallot. I...
Photo galleries | Preserves
PERICO ISLAND – You’ll soon be able to waste away in Margaritaville in a new way at One Particular Harbour. The first ever Compass hotel...
It’s been a while since we had positive news about how the national real estate market was trending. The little black cloud hanging over...
With the close of youth flag football, all of the focus is on adult flag football and adult volleyball. The hardcourt saw week five...
In the teen 14- to 17-year old league, many of the boys who have played flag football on the Island since preschool return each...
Photo galleries | Sealife
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Spring Break on Anna Maria Island
Grassy Point Preserve
A Day at the Beach
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival 2019
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival
Shamrock Shiver 2019
Anna Maria Island Christmas parade
Trunk or Treat
Have you seen this man? Call Holmes Beach police at 941-708-5804.
Holmes Beach mayoral forum
Keep the Gulf clean
More whale sharks spotted
Didgeridoo concert at Holmes Beach library
Green sea turtle release
Plane creates buzz over AMI
Olympic mullet jumping
Palm frond weaving
Royal tern rejection
Mullet roundup off Anna Maria Island
Turtle hatchling release
Eternal Summer Surf Camp
Cortez stone crab trap making
TOM VETERANS DAY