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Clydesdales visit the Island

Budweiser Brewery's signature advertising logo - a bright red wagon with brass accessories pulled by a team of husky Clydesdale horses - visited Anna...

BJ Thomas at The Center

BJ Thomas performed at The Center of Anna Maria Island on Thursday night, including his hits, "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" from "Butch...
St. Patrick's Day parade Sunday

St. Patrick’s Day parade Sunday

HOLMES BEACH - The 20th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Anna Maria Island is set for Sunday, March 17 at 4 p.m. along...
‘Flea’ a funny, French farce

‘Flea’ a funny, French farce

ANNA MARIA – "A Flea in Her Ear" is a funny story written in 1907 by Frenchman Georges Feydeau and adapted by David Ives....
Expect comic mayhem at next Island Players show

Expect comic mayhem at next Island Players show

A new play is coming to the stage at The Island Players Theater this weekend. From March 7 to 24, The Island Players will...
Celebrating Island history

Celebrating Island history

Members of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society welcomed the public to celebrate the history of the Island's early settlers at the annual Heritage...
Beer Can Island

Grilled chicken in paradise

After many years of enjoying Florida’s cuisine – seafood, shellfish and other treats - I was diverted by a Jimmy Buffett song to that...
Surf Shop reopens

Surf Shop reopens

HOLMES BEACH - West Coast Surf Shop, 3902 Gulf Drive, just south of Manatee Beach, is back in business following a fire on April...
Vassar rocks The Center

Vassar rocks The Center

ANNA MARIA - Soulful songs, the pounding of piano keys and cheering Phil Vassar fans shook the rafters of The Center of Anna Maria...
Janis Ian charms the Island

Janis Ian charms the Island

HOLMES BEACH - Grammy Award-winning singer, composer and author Janis Ian shared her wit and musical talent with three groups of listeners estimated to...
Surf shop reopening soon

Surf shop reopening soon

HOLMES BEACH - The surf is up for the reopening of the West Coast Surf Shop, 3902 Gulf Drive, after a fire heavily damaged...
Janis Ian in demand for library appearance

Janis Ian in demand for library appearance

HOLMES BEACH – When Janis Ian makes her appearance for the Island Branch Library’s Friends’ Lecture and Travel Series Thursday, Jan. 31 at 2...
Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour wows ‘em at Studio

ANNA MARIA - Actress Jane Seymour capped a busy day in Manatee County by hosting as many as 200 people at a party at...
Dolphin Dash

Dolphin Dash draws 200-plus runners

HOLMES BEACH - The 13th Annual Dolphin Dash today was a success, thanks in part to weather that was cool enough for the runners,...
Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour unveils sculpture in Bradenton

BRADENTON - A well-known actress unveiled a sculpture at Riverwalk this morning, discussing what the work means to her and hoping it could have...