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Sun staff writer/photographer Tom Vaught covers education, entertainment, events, crime and obituaries. Email
Re-entry tags needed to return after storms

Re-entry tags needed to return after storms

When a sizeable tropical storm hits near or on Anna Maria Island, authorities will order an evacuation, and if you are smart, you’ll leave. It’s...
School turns back the clock

School turns back the clock

HOLMES BEACH – Part of the past was unearthed last week, although it was almost lost forever. A time capsule, buried in 1994, was unearthed...
Albert Few, the last of 67

Albert Few, the last of 67

The fact that he’s the sole survivor of Cortez’s 67 World War II veterans is a mystery to Albert Few. “I don’t know why that...
AMI Paddlers Make Splash at Dragon Boat Championship

AMI Paddlers make splash at Dragon Boat championship

The Anna Maria Island Dragon Boat Paddlers from Paradise competed in the Southeast Regional Dragon Boat Championships at Sarasota’s Nathan Benderson Park on Saturday,...
Vickers sentencing set

Vickers sentencing set

BRADENTON – David Vickers’ future will be announced on May 20 after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder and neglect of a...
Youngster raises money for turtles and shorebirds

Youngster raises money for turtles and shorebirds

Spencer Quinlivan is a 9 1/2-year-old animal lover from Pinellas County with a soft spot for sea turtles and shorebirds. He visits the Island...
An even start to turtle season

An even start to turtle season

At the start of turtle season, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring Director Suzi Fox reported three turtle nests as of Sunday...
‘Present Laughter’ leaves ‘em laughing

‘Present Laughter’ leaves ‘em laughing

ANNA MARIA – The Island Players production of Noel Coward’s “Present Laughter” was brilliantly played with good timing and a beautiful art deco look...

Beach ‘n good food and fun

Hot weather didn't stop people from enjoying the music, car show, kids zone and food served by a dozen food trucks at the Beach...
Rise and shine on Easter

Rise and shine on Easter

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Kiwanis of Anna Maria Island invites all to experience the 55th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 21 at...
Bottle boats do battle

Bottle boats do battle

On Saturday, April 13, the 41st Annual Bottle Boat Regatta brings wet and wild fun to the waters south of the Palma Sola Causeway...
Fewer storms forecast, but it only takes one

Fewer storms forecast, but it only takes one

FORT COLLINS – The Colorado State University hurricane research team has issued its first prediction for the 2019 tropical storm season and it is...
Students learn about the bay beyond

Students learn about the bay beyond

Anna Maria Elementary School is unique because of its location on Anna Maria Sound and every year teachers take advantage of that to further...
Chiles Group offers an old-fashioned Easter for all

Chiles Group offers an old-fashioned Easter for all

ANNA MARIA – The Chiles Group wants to provide an old-fashioned Easter for kids and adults with three activities on Saturday, April 20. The...
The Bright Lights

The bright lights of the stage at AME

Anna Maria Elementary second graders performed "Broadway Beat" on Tuesday, March 19, following the PTO dinner from the Columbia Restaurant, thanks to restaurant manager...