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Sun staff writer/photographer Tom Vaught covers education, entertainment, events, crime and obituaries. Email
artsHOP

ArtsHOP draws crowds

HOLMES BEACH – The final night of artsHOP was a huge success, as participating stores, art galleries and cash registers were busy. At Waterline Marina...
Symphony on the Sand

Beach alive with sounds of music

BRADENTON BEACH – Clear skies, minimal red tide and the sounds of music from the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra (AMICCO) made...
Island Players Baggage

‘Baggage’ is a madhouse

ANNA MARIA – Over the past 70 years, the Island Players have produced some unusual plays, and “Baggage” by Sam Bobrick is among the...
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Symphony on the Sand nears

BRADENTON BEACH - On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra (AMICCO) will be seated under a giant tent to...
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Get your tickets for ‘Baggage’

ANNA MARIA – It’s a story about loves lost and one that seems impossible. The Island Players are selling tickets to “Baggage,” by Sam Bobrick,...
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Rain doesn’t stop artsHOP

BRADENTON BEACH – The artsHOP celebration got off to an inauspicious start when rain started to fall a few hours before it began on...
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A haunting in Anna Maria

ANNA MARIA – Autumn was in the air Saturday morning as a cold front moved in. Anna Maria Elementary School’s PTO was holding its...
Benjamin Conlon

Former restaurant manager charged with fraud

Hurricane Hank's owner Brian Mathae had a rude awakening in June when he checked the payroll records and now his former manager, Benjamin Conlon,...

Trial date set in alleged burglary, assault

BRADENTON – The trial of a Holmes Beach man accused of burglarizing a Holmes Beach house and beating the female owner has been set...
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Crowds come out for Bayfest

ANNA MARIA – Despite a serious problem with red tide this summer, the Island’s first festival of the season was a success as residents...

Skullywag now a diesel beast

HOLMES BEACH – If you’ve been around the Anna Maria Island Privateers’ ship, Skullywag, lately, you might have heard a deeper sounding engine. The...
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Hurricane relief donations

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, through Anna Maria City Hall, is collecting items to send to the areas hit by Hurricane Michael last week....

County considers grant for beach shuttle service

HOLMES BEACH – The Manatee County Board of Commissioners is bidding for a Florida Department of Transportation grant that would ease demand for parking...
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Bayfest on track

HOLMES BEACH – Vendors are still calling the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce about the upcoming 18th Annual Bayfest celebration, in spite of...
Island Players Review

Weather sets mood for Island Players’ ‘Guest’

ANNA MARIA – It was a dark and stormy night as the Island Players performed “The Unexpected Guest,” a murder mystery from the pen...