Saturday, September 22, 2018

Red tide up

Today’s report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) shows that red tide increased in waters off Anna Maria Island during the week ending Friday, Sept. 21. Forecasters predict medium concentrations of red tide on the north end of the Island and high...

Island Players celebrate 70 years of entertainment

ANNA MARIA – A piece of Island history is celebrating its roots and looking to its future and its 70th season. The Island Players spurred...

County approves $500,000 more for red tide beach cleanup

BRADENTON – Manatee County commissioners unanimously voted on Sept. 11 to take another $500,000 from tourist tax funds and use it to remove dead...

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Holmes Beach mayoral candidates

Mayoral candidates speak out

HOLMES BEACH – Mayoral candidates Joshua Linney and Judy Titsworth are ready for the November election. The two took to the dais at city...
Holmes Beach commission candidates

Commission candidates speak out on the issues

HOLMES BEACH – It’s getting closer to November and the day when residents will go out to the polls to cast their vote for...


symphony on the sand 2017

Symphony on the Sand preparations underway

BRADENTON BEACH – Tickets are on sale for the Sixth Annual Symphony on the Sand concert and gourmet food event at Coquina Beach on...

Beach Nutz



CVB tracks red tide’s influence on tourism

Red tide caused Manatee County to lose 17.5 percent in economic activity in August, according to a report by the Bradenton Area Convention and...
Castles in the Sand

Honesty is the best policy – especially in real estate

Good old Benjamin Franklin had it right well over 200 years ago – when you’re dealing with people the best course of action is...


catch and release moore

Local captains support catch-and-release order

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Local charter fishing captains support the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) executive order that temporarily imposes catch-and-release restrictions...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 531 (all-time AMI record) False crawls: 545 Nests hatched: 400 Not hatched: 61 Nests remaining: 70 Hatchlings hatched: 32,143 (all-time AMI record) Nest disorientations: 43 Related coverage Turtles released...
Red tide seagull

Red tide continues to increase

Turtle release

Where’s Bortie?


four remain soccer

After the rain, four remain

The daily rains got the best of the island pitch for the originally scheduled first-round adult co-ed soccer playoff games. A week later, after...

Center fans rock the lanes at bowling tournament

BRADENTON – More than 300 bowlers took to the lanes Sept. 8 in a bowling tournament that was more about comradery than competition. Bowlers filled...


Political cartoons


The Russians are coming

Remember that movie where the Russians overrun a little beach community? Well, it happened last week. It’s hard to believe that a weekly newspaper in paradise...

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