Thursday, April 25, 2019

Bicyclist loses life in Longboat Key accident

Bicyclist loses life in Longboat Key accident
LONGBOAT KEY – A bicyclist died Monday after being involved in a fatal accident on Gulf of Mexico Drive. The name of the deceased cyclist had not yet been released as of Monday evening. According to Sarasota Police Department Public Information Officer Genevieve Judge, the accident...
Turtle watch volunteers ready for season

Turtle Watch volunteers ready for season

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – As the first day of turtle nesting season approaches and shorebirds begin pairing up and making nests, volunteers with Anna...

Helicopter crashes off AMI

Updated April 15, 10:07 p.m. - BRADENTON BEACH - A helicopter crashed off Coquina Beach Saturday afternoon with two men escaping injury. U.S. Coast Guard...

Community News

Four chosen for chamber scholarships

Four chosen for chamber scholarships

The four members of the Anna Maria Island Scholarship Committee - Bev Lesnick, Wendy Webb, Mike Southwick and Amy Tobin - distributed scholarships to...
Speciale steps down as dock facilitator

Speciale steps down as dock facilitator

BRADENTON BEACH – Police Chief Sam Speciale will no longer serve as the facilitator and city liaison for the Community Redevelopment Agency’s (CRA) yet-to-be...



Beach Nutz


Beach ‘n good food and fun

Hot weather didn't stop people from enjoying the music, car show, kids zone and food served by a dozen food trucks at the Beach...
Fashion lights up Center runway

Fashion lights up Center runway

ANNA MARIA – The Island’s first fashion show at The Center of Anna Maria Island left attendees with an itch to shop at local...
Bottle boats do battle

Bottle boats do battle

On Saturday, April 13, the 41st Annual Bottle Boat Regatta brings wet and wild fun to the waters south of the Palma Sola Causeway...


Reel Time Sister Keys Cleanup

Reel Time: Sister Keys cleanup scheduled

Sarasota Bay Watch (SBW) will be conducting their Annual Sister Keys Cleanup on Saturday, May 4. The event is a collaboration with the Town...

Reel Time: When opportunity meets preparedness

Out there!  It’s where we all want to be, and where we get so few chances to actually spend time. Whether it’s stalking permit...

Photo galleries | Preserves


Castles in the Sand

Taxes come and gone

April 15th has finally passed. Every year we hold our breath until this day is in our rearview mirror, especially this year. Let’s see...
Castles in the Sand

Real estate process speeding up

For me, a good recipe has three main components - less than five ingredients, less than 30 minutes and less than two pots. A...


Gulfview takes the win opening week

Gulfview takes the win opening week

The spring adult soccer season kicked off last week with the ladies and gentlemen of the Island area taking the pitch. With 10 teams...
Rotary Club scores again with annual golf tournament

Rotary Club scores again with annual golf tournament

BRADENTON – The foursome sponsored by LaPensee Plumbing Pools & Air won the Fifth Annual Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island Charity Golf Tournament. More...


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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