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Historical society readies for busy season

Historical society readies for busy season

ANNA MARIA - A record 8,000 people visited the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum last year, according to Society President Lynn Brennan. She...

Churches of Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island residents and visitors can worship at their choice of six churches. Here's where to find them. CrossPointe Fellowship 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-0719 Episcopal Church...
JazzFest coming to Island next week

JazzFest coming to Island next week

ANNA MARIA - The 16th Annual JazzFest will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 3-5 p.m. at the Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave. JazzFest...

Mote’s Red Tide Institute welcomes Heil

Dr. Cynthia Heil is the new director of Mote Marine Laboratory’s new Red Tide Institute, which focuses on studying and testing Florida red tide...

Pip

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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...

New red tide treatment for manatees in works

Florida International University and Mote Marine Laboratory are developing new and more efficient ways to treat manatees exposed to the toxic red tide. Through a...
manatees

Red tides, lost summers

By Katie Tripp, Ph.D. Director of Science & Conservation, Save the Manatee Club Martin County, located along Florida's southeast coast, adopted the term "Lost Summer" in...
Manatee County seal

Manatee County works to clean impacts from red tide

Manatee County Commissioners today discussed how the county can assist private homeowners to clear waterways, inlets and canals of sea life killed by the...
Bradenton Anna Maria Island Longboat Key

Vacancies open on TDC

Applications are being accepted for three openings on the Manatee County Tourist Development Council (TDC). The TDC is comprised of nine members who make recommendations...
manatees

Help manatees; boat safely

The 4th of July is a busy boating holiday with Florida’s waterways beckoning in-state and out-of-state boaters to enjoy its many charms, including manatees. Save...
Anna Maria City Pier demolition

A little history

I’m amazed at those who continue to cloak themselves in the Pollyanna notion that the Anna Maria City Pier should be repaired. A notion...

Rare daylight turtle nesting recorded

This loggerhead sea turtle provided a memorable experience to beachgoers on Memorial Day, with a rare nesting in broad daylight as Subtropical Storm Alberto...

Get in the game

By Jack Clarke Can you name your city commissioners? Have you made the effort to speak in person to any of them? Many of your elected...
AM Pier Firing

Too severe

We are writing on the behalf of Peter Piir, who was terminated Jan. 25 from the city of Anna Maria Public Works Department after...