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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...
Cortez bridge looking east

A wake up call on the proposed Cortez Bridge

By Dr. Mary Fulford Green It is believed that if you do not know your history, you are apt to repeat it. I am one...

Winter brings new species

Things are definitely turning toward a wintertime trend in the waters around Anna Maria Island. With the past couple of fronts, the water temperatures...
Letter to the Editor

Speak up about formula stores

The Holmes Beach commissioners are currently writing the permanent ordinance which will regulate additional chains and formula stores in Holmes Beach. At this point,...
Letter to the Editor

Fake news is fake issue

It is often said that history repeats itself. The world has had to put up with cruel, depraved, and vicious leaders who act “in...
Dips Ice Cream

Dips Ice Cream on the move

After 25 years, Dips Ice Cream in Island Sun Plaza is relocating to the Anna Maria General Store and Deli on Pine Avenue at...
Photographer at The Studio

Nature photography at The Studio

  The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, is hosting “Chasing Light: A Collection of Wildlife and Fine Art Photography,” featuring...
Letter to the Editor

Thank goodness

As a 48-year resident of this great place, just wanted to say how proud I am that almost all our Islanders left during Hurricane...
Letter to the Editor

A job well done

Bradenton Beach was minimally impacted by colossal Hurricane Irma, but our preparedness and follow-up was unmatched by any community in the state. Lt. John Cosby,...
Center of AMI

Center offers help Friday and Saturday

The Center of Anna Maria is opening its doors to hurricane victims who may be sweating it out with no air conditioning. Everyone is welcome...
Manatee grounded by Irma

Manatee saved from Irma

Volunteers rescued this Manatee in Sarasota Bay after it was stranded by a severely receding tide that preceded Hurricane Irma.