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All-ladies cast performs ‘Steel Magnolias’

All-female cast performs ‘Steel Magnolias’

The Island Players version of “Steel Magnolias,” by Robert Harling, has an all-female cast, unlike the 1989 movie where Tom Skerrit tried to shoo...
Bowlers escape the heat as they support The Center

Bowlers escape the heat as they support The Center

This year’s LaPensee Plumbing, Pools & Air bowling tournament at Bowlero was the most successful to date, according to The Center’s Director Chris Culhane. Culhane...
Anna Maria Elementary open for learning

Anna Maria Elementary open for learning

HOLMES BEACH – The new school year got off to a relatively calm start Monday morning with a break in the rainy weather and...
‘Miracle Baby’ needs help

‘Miracle Baby’ needs help

ANNA MARIA – A child born three months premature on April 19, 2016, to Roser Community Church Facilities Administrator Charles Wade and his wife,...
A merry Christmas in July

A merry Christmas in July

BRADENTON BEACH – Kids on Bridge Street got a surprise Saturday night, a visit from Santa Claus at the Anna Maria Island Privateers’ Christmas...
Art lives on in the heat of summer

Art lives on in the heat of summer

On the heels of the Fourth of July’s fireworks, Holmes Beach’s art community proved Friday that they could draw a crowd with an out-of-season...
An AMI Fourth of July

Century old Ford still parading

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - It was 1919 and the world was recovering from its first world war and planting the seeds for a second....
Island Fourth of July 101

Island Independence Day 101

Independence Day comes when things are slow on Anna Maria Island. Those who have not experienced this holiday on the Island would be wise...
Pirates celebrate summer vacation

Pirates celebrate summer vacation

The Anna Maria Island Privateers celebrated Snooks Adams Kid’s Day as usual on the first Saturday after the school summer break in a new...

Kids get good start to summer vacations

ANNA MARIA - When school lets out, kids will celebrate with the Anna Maria Island Privateers at the annual Snooks Adams Kids Day on...
Honors presented at Island Players banquet

Honors presented at Island Players banquet

ANNA MARIA - The oldest theater group in Manatee County held its annual banquet at the Bradenton Country Club recently with awards and recognition...
Hurricane Irma Damage

Storm forecasts call for near normal activity

The 2019 hurricane season should be an average year, with nine to 15 named storms occurring, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
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...
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...