March tourism numbers soar

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – March tourism numbers are up from last year in all three Island cities, significantly so in the City of Anna...

Island Players produce thrilling ‘Woman in Black’

ANNA MARIA - Anyone who regularly attends performances by the Island Players is used to lighthearted comedies that have the audience in hysterics for...

Pat Copeland Scholarships awarded

ANNA MARIA - Three students were awarded the 2024 Pat Copeland Scholarships at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society during the April 25 AMI...

Island Players present ‘The Woman in Black’

ANNA MARIA - The Island Players conclude their historic 75th season with “The Woman in Black,” directed by Kelly Wynn Woodland and stage managed...

Voters to decide tourist tax increase

MANATEE COUNTY – County commissioners were set to vote on whether to increase the county’s tourist tax, also known as the bed tax, from...

Jason Schaffer

Sun correspondent Jason Schaffer covers tourism, the arts, Anna Maria Elementary School, law enforcement, and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. Email